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Surname - Isabella

Postby Laurenadi » 03 May 2010, 18:27

My great-grandfather Pasquale Di Fino immigrated to America in the early 1900s from Bari, Italy.

He met a woman in America named Antoinette, whom he married.

Antoinette, though, was from an old Italian family called the Isabellas. Her mother married into the family. Shortly after, her husband died leaving her with his sisters, who shunned her from the Isabella family because she was not blood-related.
At this time, she was pregnant with my Great Grandmother, Antoinette.
And before Antoinette was born, her mother left Italia for the States.

I guess I'm just wondering if there are any Isabellas out there, or anyone related to the Isabellas.
This is one side of my family that I know nothing about.
I know about the Di Finos, a bit, and a lot about the Faa di Brunos, the nobility we're related to according to our family coat of arms...

But nothing on the Isabellas. All I have are some photos.

Are there any Isabellas out there? Or does anyone have a clue as to what part of Italy the Isabellas would have been from?


Grazie mille,

Lauren

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 09:27

Welcome to the Forum Lauren :D

just for references, are these records correct for your ancestors?

from Ancestry.com:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Pasquale Defino
Name: Pasquale Defino
Home in 1930: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
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Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Jetiello (Zitiello) 62 head, born in Italy, married at the age of 38, immigr. year 1895, Naturalized, banker
Maria S Jetiello 55 wife, born in Italy, married at the age of 29, immigr. year 1904, Naturalized
Adelaide Jetiello 21 daughter, born in Ohio, Teacher
Pasquale Defino 28 son in law, born in Italy, married at the age of 26, immig. year 1920, Naturalized, Insurance
Antonette Defino 25 step-daughter, born in Ohio, married at the age of 23, Cashier in a bank
Celestine Defino 5/12 step grand-daughter, born in Ohio

image page 1:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVgg9LS
image page 2:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqrXHBS

and from the free site: http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start

possible death dates for Antonietta's mother?

Database: Ohio deaths, 1908-1953

Name: Maria Santa Zitiello
Death date: 19 January 1934
Death Place: Cleveland
Birth date: 12 August 1872
Birthplace: Italy
Death Age: 60 years
Marital Status: married
Burial Date: 22 January 1934
Cemetery name: Calvary
Spouse Name: Joseph
Father's name: Anthony Isabella
Mother's name: Catherine Paolino

image:
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Laura

p.s. edit to add image link

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 09:32

And before Antoinette was born, her mother left Italia for the States.


Possible birth dates for Antonietta?

Name Antonetta Filomena Gufani
Birth Date: 6 July 1905
Birthplace: Cuyahoga-Ohio
Father's name: Antonio Gufani
Mother's name: Maria Santa Isabella :!:

from the site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 09:56

Looks like these records are correct!

from: http://dxsrv4.cpl.org/WebZ/Authorize?se ... le=noframe

Id#: 0477384
Name: DiFino, Pasquale (Pat)
Date: Mar 29 1970
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #104.
Notes: Pasquale (Pat) DiFino, beloved husband of Antoinette (nee Zitiello), dear father of Celeste Cinotti, Joseph, Adelaide Collahan, brother of Victor and the following in Italy, Anthony, John and Steven, beloved grandfather of eight. Funeral services Monday, March 30 at St. Therese Church, 10 a.m. Friends received of Golubski Funeral Home, cor. Garheia Blvd. and Turney Rd., Sunday 2-5 And 7-10 P.M. Please omit Howers. Member of Noicattarese Club and Mozzini No. 218 Order of Sons of Italy.


from Ellisisland.org the 1920 arrival manfiest for Pasquale:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

Pasquale Di Fino, age 18, single, place of birth Noicattaro (Bari Province, Apulia region), leaving in Italy his father Domenico, going to NY to join his uncle Di Fino Francesco

Obituary for Pasquale's borther Victor:

Id#: 0477385
Name: DiFino, Victor
Date: Apr 23 1974
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #104.
Notes: DiFino. Victor DiFino, beloved husband of the late Santina, dear father of Dominic (deceased), Celeste Kerka and Jean Belt, grandfather of 10, brother of Pasquale (deceased) and Antonio, Giovanni and Stefano all of Nolcaffaro, Italy. Funeral Mass St. Rocco's Church, Tuesday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. President of Our Lady of Mercy Mens Club, Holy Name Society, G. Mazzini Lodge and Noicattarese Club. Family will receive friends of The Ripepi Funeral Home, 3202 Fulton Rd.

Laura

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 10:09

1920 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Zatiello
Name: Joseph Zatiello
[Joseph Zitello]
[Joseph Zetello]
Home in 1920: Cleveland Ward 3, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Marie
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1900
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Zatiello 53 head, born in Italy
Marie Zatiello 47 wife, born in Italy, immigr. year 1904
Antonetta Zatiello 14 daughter, born in Ohio

saddress: 6810 Herman Avenue, same of 1930 census....

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 10:30

I hope I'm not overwelming you with all these dates, I know they are too much but I believe they are all regarding your family :D

From:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/ ... search.asp
Marriage dates for Maria Santa Isabella:

Maria Santa Isabella
Female Family
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Event(s):
Birth: Aloignano Pa, , Caserta, Italy (correct place : Alvignano - Caserta Province - Campania region)

Christening:
Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: Antonio
Mother: Caterine Paolino
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Marriages:
Spouse: Antonio Tufani
Marriage: 13 SEP 1904 Manhattan, New York, New York

and reverse dates:

IGI Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢ International Genealogical Index v5.0
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Antonio Tufani
Male Family
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Event(s):
Birth: , Firenze, Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: Paride
Mother: Filomena Nucci
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Marriages:
Spouse: Maria Santa Isabella
Marriage: 13 SEP 1904 Manhattan, New York, New York

If you want request this document the certificate number is:

Surname Isabella
Given Name Maria T
Month of Marriage Sep
Day of Marriage 12
Year of Marriage 1904
County Manhattan
Certificate Number 18982

Surname Tufani
Given Name Antonio
Month of Marriage Sep
Day of Marriage 13
Year of Marriage 1904
County Manhattan
Certificate Number 18982

Maria Santa Isabella's parent's names match with these dates:

Pink67 wrote:possible death dates for Antonietta's mother?

Database: Ohio deaths, 1908-1953

Name: Maria Santa Zitiello
Death date: 19 January 1934
Death Place: Cleveland
Birth date: 12 August 1872
Birthplace: Italy
Death Age: 60 years
Marital Status: married
Burial Date: 22 January 1934
Cemetery name: Calvary
Spouse Name: Joseph
Father's name: Anthony Isabella
Mother's name: Catherine Paolino


Pink67 wrote:Possible birth dates for Antonietta?

Name Antonetta Filomena Gufani
Birth Date: 6 July 1905
Birthplace: Cuyahoga-Ohio
Father's name: Antonio Gufani
Mother's name: Maria Santa Isabella


Laura :!:

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 10:45

Lauren, I sent you a pm, check your box....

Laura :roll:

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby Laurenadi » 04 May 2010, 12:10

Yes! That's him!

And his wife was born in July 1905! That's her you found!
Wow, thank you so so so so much!!!


pink67 wrote:Looks like these records are correct!

from: http://dxsrv4.cpl.org/WebZ/Authorize?se ... le=noframe

Id#: 0477384
Name: DiFino, Pasquale (Pat)
Date: Mar 29 1970
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #104.
Notes: Pasquale (Pat) DiFino, beloved husband of Antoinette (nee Zitiello), dear father of Celeste Cinotti, Joseph, Adelaide Collahan, brother of Victor and the following in Italy, Anthony, John and Steven, beloved grandfather of eight. Funeral services Monday, March 30 at St. Therese Church, 10 a.m. Friends received of Golubski Funeral Home, cor. Garheia Blvd. and Turney Rd., Sunday 2-5 And 7-10 P.M. Please omit Howers. Member of Noicattarese Club and Mozzini No. 218 Order of Sons of Italy.


from Ellisisland.org the 1920 arrival manfiest for Pasquale:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

Pasquale Di Fino, age 18, single, place of birth Noicattaro (Bari Province, Apulia region), leaving in Italy his father Domenico, going to NY to join his uncle Di Fino Francesco

Obituary for Pasquale's borther Victor:

Id#: 0477385
Name: DiFino, Victor
Date: Apr 23 1974
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #104.
Notes: DiFino. Victor DiFino, beloved husband of the late Santina, dear father of Dominic (deceased), Celeste Kerka and Jean Belt, grandfather of 10, brother of Pasquale (deceased) and Antonio, Giovanni and Stefano all of Nolcaffaro, Italy. Funeral Mass St. Rocco's Church, Tuesday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. President of Our Lady of Mercy Mens Club, Holy Name Society, G. Mazzini Lodge and Noicattarese Club. Family will receive friends of The Ripepi Funeral Home, 3202 Fulton Rd.

Laura

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Re: Surname - Isabella

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2010, 13:01

You're welcome Lauren, I let you "digest" all these info!!! :D

Laura


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