Montera in Calabria...

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Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 06 May 2010, 13:12

Am working off of family notes/stories...
Have verified Gaetano Montera.
Now on to his parents: Francesco and Rosina (nee Gagliardi), circa 1852-1887 / 1869, in Calabria Citra.
Where might I contact to verify this and other information?
Thanks for the site, folks... :D

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Squigy » 06 May 2010, 14:17

Jayson684 wrote:Am working off of family notes/stories...
Have verified Gaetano Montera.
Now on to his parents: Francesco and Rosina (nee Gagliardi), circa 1852-1887 / 1869, in Calabria Citra.
Where might I contact to verify this and other information?
Thanks for the site, folks... :D


Welcome to the Forum!!

Calabria is not specific enough to know where to contact. Perhaps you know his town of origin?
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 06 May 2010, 15:00

Sorry -- Boston passenger list indicates Malito...

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Tessa78 » 06 May 2010, 17:43

Welcome Jayson684! :-)

Malito is in Cosenza Province in the Calabria Region. Was Gaetano born in Italy?

You can write directly to the comune and request the birth/marriage records for your relatives. It is best to have at least the correct year of birth, as well as their names. Parents' names help.

Here is the address in Malito:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza P. Mancini
87030 Malito (CS)
ITALY

And a site to generate the letter in Italian.

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

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 08 May 2010, 15:19

thank you so much and for the site -- neat to be able to do that...

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby pink67 » 08 May 2010, 18:50

Is this 1920 census correct for your ancestors?

from the site Ancestry.com

1920 United States Federal Census
about Guy Montero
Name: Guy Montero
Home in 1920: Delagua, Las Animas, Colorado
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1912
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Guy Montero 24 head, born in IT, naturalized
Mary Montero 20 wife, born in IT
Frank Montero 3 son, born in CO
[3 10/12]
Pete Montero 1 son, born in CO
[1 9/12]

Then this record could have been his father's:

from the free site of the State Archive of Cosenza:
http://poster.beniculturali.it/MW/index.php?en/1/home

to search the records you'll need to register...

Person
Name: montera francesco
Gender: M
Place of Birth: malito

Date of birth: 30/11/1851
Related document: recluta (tipo atto Leva) Vedi atto
Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680258
Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1852.Registro numero 17,
atto numero - di pagina 213 sezione -
Francesco Montera, iscritto il --/--/----
nato il --/--/1852 a MALITO
da Pietro Montera e da Orsola Gallo

It is possible that Guy named his two first sons Frank (after his father) and Pete (maybe after his Grandfahter)

Tessa78 wrote:Welcome Jayson684!

Malito is in Cosenza Province in the Calabria Region. Was Gaetano born in Italy?

You can write directly to the comune and request the birth/marriage records for your relatives. It is best to have at least the correct year of birth, as well as their names. Parents' names help.

Here is the address in Malito:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza P. Mancini
87030 Malito (CS)
ITALY

And a site to generate the letter in Italian.

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


I would advise you to follow the advise of Tessa :D requesting for example Francesco Montera's "Estratto per copia integrale dell'Atto di Nascita" using the date 30 november 1851... on the document you'll find also the marriage annotation with the bride's name...

Do you know Gaetano's birth date?

Laura

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 08 May 2010, 19:01

yes, the 1920 info is correct and of the same family.

not sure of the circumstances, but guy was born in brazil (1930 census shows this, even though his passenger list states Malito, IT), then moving back to italy.
i say back to, because that is where the rest of the family is. i am looking for his parents and further...

i have a few generations worth of notes, so i will be contacting that address someone graciously provided me with...

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby pink67 » 08 May 2010, 19:22

In fact his military enlistment for the WW1 says he was born in Brasil... also his brother John was born in Brasil on 1899...

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about John Montera
Name: John Montera
County: Las Animas
State: Colorado
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1899
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1561836
DraftBoard: 0

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxfunyi

maybe John was Battista Montera?

1914 arrival manifest for Battista Montera, from Malito (leaving in Italy his mother Rosina Gagliardi) joining his borther Gaetano Montera in Colorado

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0011

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0011

and

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Gai Montero
Name: Gai Montero
County: Las Animas
State: Colorado
Birthplace: Brazil
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1561836
DraftBoard: 0

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxfuxwS

Laura

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby pink67 » 08 May 2010, 19:43

From the site:
http://www.memorialdoimigrante.org.br/portalmi/

Nome
Sobrenome
Parentesco
Chegada
Nacionalidade
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FRANCESCO MONTERA CH (head) 15/11/1894 ITALIA

ROSINA M 15/11/1894 ITALIA

GIUSEPPE IRMÃO (brother) 15/11/1894 ITALIA

ROSA IRMÃO (brother?) 15/11/1894 ITALIA

FORTUNATA IRMÃO (borther) 15/11/1894 ITALIA

MICHELE F (Filho- Son) 15/11/1894 ITALIA

Maybe was your ancestor's family arrival in the port of Sao Paulo-Brasil??

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 09 May 2010, 19:50

going thru all of this -- thank you folks so much for the italian contacts.
been able to confirm a few -- got the translation program a good workout, too...

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 11 May 2010, 12:19

i want to thank all who offered info/insight on this: squiggy, tessa78 and pink67.

i have looked up these places suggested and found the wanted info and in some cases, it offered the parents names of who i was looking for...
as well as in other cases, misc family members.

i am not new to genealogy, just doing it in italian. thanks be to those who invented the translation programs, too..

off to other areas of italy, now. thanks again!! jay :D

will pass this site along, to be sure!!

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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby nuccia » 12 May 2010, 22:21

Jay,

Please contact me. My family is also from Malito and I have both Montera's and Gagliardi's in my tree. You may be able to trace the families further back by using the following site which was extracted from the microfilms of Malito by Renata Gagliardi:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... ito-e.html
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Re: Montera in Calabria...

Postby Jayson684 » 12 May 2010, 23:11

have done, on gente di mare...


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