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Altobello family

Postby johnalto » 24 Apr 2010, 20:14

I'm looking for any kind of info on the Altobello's in the Monopoly, Bari region. My grandfather and grandmother came to the US 1907 and died in 1918 Of the 1918 world flu. He was 24 when he arrived. I have the passenger record but not much else to go on. My father was a baby when his father passed. He and his brother and two sisters were put in orphanages.

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Re: Altobello family

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Apr 2010, 20:15

Welcome to the forum, John! :-)

Where were they living in the US?

Your grandfather's first name? Grandmother's maiden name?

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Re: Altobello family

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Apr 2010, 20:26

For reference: Is this the manifest from 1907?

Looks like he is traveling with his brother Antonio, 17.

Page 1
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/952/ ... st1907.jpg

Page 2
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9286 ... t19072.jpg

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Re: Altobello family

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Apr 2010, 20:32

If you know your grandfather's date of birth, you can write directly to the comune of Monopoli to request his birth record. (and the marriage record if he was married there). It is best to write the letter in Italian. Here is a link for form letter in Italian if you need one...

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza Garibaldi, 6
70043 Monopoli (BA)
ITALY

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Re: Altobello family

Postby johnalto » 24 Apr 2010, 23:57

Thanks for the response. I really appreciate all this.

My dads praternal grandparents: Giacomo Altobello and Antonia Altobello.

Maternal grandparents: Orazio Dimartino and Marie Dimartino.

My grandparents was Vito Altobello and Anna (Dimartino) Altobello. I did find out what Vito DOB was ether 1883 04 84.

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Re: Altobello family

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Apr 2010, 02:05

Great information John :-)

So the above manifest is your grandfather Vito, and his brother Antonio.

It reads (line 3 and 4): click on document to enlarge.

SS Luisiana arriving NY in November of 1907
Vito is 24 (so birthdate would be about 1883 or 84), single, farm laborer, from Monopli, Bari, leaving in Monopoli his father Giacomo. Heading to Clarksburg, West Virginia to cousin Giovanni Biasi @ 335 W. Pike St.

Could you tell me where they lived?

Where did Vito and Anna get married?


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Re: Altobello family

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Apr 2010, 02:41

Some ship manifests for Orazio Di Martino from Rosolini, Italy.

SS. Algeria arriving NY from Naples on 4 February 1907
Orazio DiMartino, 28, married, shoemaker, from Rosolini, going to friend Luigi Lupica in NY. (This Orazio's birth would be about 1879)

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6219/d ... st1907.jpg


SS. San Giorgio arriving NY March 30, 1909.
Orazio DiMartino, 30, married, laborer, from Rosolini, leaving wife Angela Catantella in Rosolini, going to cousin Salvatore Maetehe (sp?) in Middletown, Conn. Notation says this person also came to US in 1907 and 1908.

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5774 ... st1909.jpg

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Re: Altobello family

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Apr 2010, 02:55

The following are WWI and WWII Alien Registration Cards for
Orazio Martino born June 30, 1877, living in Pittston, PA, and married to Marie.

WWI
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6328/martinowwi.jpg

WWII
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9247/martinowwii.jpg

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Re: Altobello family

Postby johnalto » 25 Apr 2010, 11:30

They ended up in Beryl, WV. I think they might have been married in Piedmont or Keyser, WV. Alot of records were lost in a fire in Piedmont which is the town right next to Beryl.

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Re: Altobello family

Postby wldspirit » 25 Apr 2010, 12:39

Have you checked the following site for additional US records on your family:

West Virginia Archives
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Re: Altobello family

Postby vj » 25 Apr 2010, 13:28

wldspirit wrote:Have you checked the following site for additional US records on your family:

West Virginia Archives


Great site wldspirit :D
There's a new link on the FamilySearch Pilot for the WV records. The results sends you to the archives for an image of the document. It may help when the WV archives search slows down. The FamilySearch Pilot also has a neat advanced search where you can look by parent's name.
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http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start

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Re: Altobello family

Postby johnalto » 25 Apr 2010, 15:41

Those are really great sites wldspirit and vj. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Altobello family

Postby caltobello » 26 Apr 2010, 01:08

Thanks for the replies! I am johnalto's nephew and am helping him with researching our families' history. Look forward to sharing with you all what we find. Thanks again!

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Re: Altobello family

Postby rickaltobello » 19 Oct 2010, 19:54

My grandfather Francesco Altobello originated from Bari Italy. We believe that he arrived stateside in 1905. He marred Antonia Amodia in 1910 or 1911, also from Bari. They settled in Mt. Clare West Virgina. My father & his 6 brothers & 3 sisters were born in Mt. Clare. Anyone having addtional information about the Altobello family please contact me.

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Re: Altobello family

Postby pink67 » 19 Oct 2010, 20:12

Hi Rick :D

He marred Antonia Amodia in 1910 or 1911, also from Bari


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West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970

Groom Francesco Altobello
Groom's Age 24 years
Groom's Estimated Birth Year 1887
Groom's Birth Date
Groom's Birthplace Italy
Bride Antonia Amodie
Bride's Age 23 years
Bride's Estimated Birth Year 1888
Bride's Birth Date
Bride's Birthplace Italy
Marriage Type Marriage
Marriage Date 28 Jan 1911
Marriage Place Harrison, West Virginia
Groom's Father Guiseppe Altobello
Groom's Mother
Bride's Father Filomeno Amodie
Bride's Mother Vittoria Sigiglio
Groom's Marital Status
Groom's Previous Wife
Bride's Marital Status
Bride's Previous Husband
Film Number 847284
Digital Folder Number 4011539
Image Number 47
Reference Number v 21 p 30
Source County Records

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