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Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby toniejean » 08 Aug 2010, 18:43

This is the information I know so far. My great grandparents were from Calabria Italy. My Grandmothers brother went back to Calabria in 1947 and married a Maria (munno) Amantea Calabria. Joseph and Marina are my great grandparents. I am not sure when they came here but one of my great uncles was born feb 2 1930 in Rockingham pa. Their kids are Sam Victor James Dominick Doniella and helen. There was a baby infant helen that passed away. My grandmother from what I gathered for whatever reason did not want people to know that she was Italian and changed her name from Doniella to Antoinette. Go figure. She would not speak Italian up until she was about to pass away and was calling for her mother in Italian. I would like to know when my great grandparents came here and who there parents were and if I still have any realitives in Calabria

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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby toniejean » 08 Aug 2010, 18:45

oh and the last name is posa.Possibly laRosa.. Great grandmothers maiden name Lacetto I think. That is what I obtained from the obituary

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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby vj » 08 Aug 2010, 19:21

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.
Where in the US did your g-grandparents live? (Can't locate Rockingham PA)
When/where was your grandmother born. What was her married name.
Thank you!
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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby toniejean » 10 Aug 2010, 10:58

I think it was Rockingham Va. I am not sure if my grandmother was born here or in Italy. I do know that Victor went back to Amantea Calabria and married Maria(Munno)in 1947. My Grandmothers maiden name is Posa, but I am trying to find out information on my great grandparents. My grandmothers broter Dominick Donald Posa was born Feb 2 1930 My great grandparents were Joseph and Marina Posa(lacetto) LaRosa. I do know both of them were from Amantea Calabria Italy.I do know that My uncle Anthony would go there to visit and check on his grandparents.

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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby vj » 10 Aug 2010, 13:19

Thank you for the additional information, we'll see what we can do to help
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One confirmed record usually leads to others
Could this be your family in 1930
from ancestry. com

http://a.imageshack.us/img16/359/1930x.jpg
next page
http://a.imageshack.us/img835/1852/193001.jpg

Home in 1930:
Rockingham
Shade Twp, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

head Joseph Posa 33, abt 1897 IT
- married age 24, abt 1911
- immig 1913, Na (naturalized)
- laborer, coal mine
wife Mary Posa 30, abt 1900 IT
- immig 1921
son Samuel Posa 7, abt 1923 PA
daughter Antoniette Posa 6, abt 1924 PA
son Tony Posa 5, abt 1925 PA
son John Posa 3 8/12, abt 1926 PA
son Dominick Posa 2/12, abt Feb 1930 PA
boarder Mike Drazes 27

also on pg 2

Patsy Posa 29
Sunday Posa 19
Carl Posa 9/12
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possible 1920 census
http://a.imageshack.us/img832/7955/1920z.jpg
- single
- immig 1913, naturalized 1919

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possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://a.imageshack.us/img97/296/1918f.jpg

Joe Posa 20
Hagero, Somerset, PA
born 1 Mar 1898 in Italy
non-declarant
nearest relative Salvatore Posa Italy

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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby vj » 10 Aug 2010, 15:44

toniejean wrote:... My great grandparents were Joseph and Marina Posa(lacetto) LaRosa. I do know both of them were from Amantea Calabria Italy...


possible clues from two obituaries to Marina's maiden name:
According to son Dominick's 2005 obituary, his mother's maiden name was LaRosa (first name Marina)
According to son Anthony's 2010 obituary, his mother's maiden name was Lacette (first name Marina)

possible 1921 manifest
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

3 Aug 1921, SS Dante Alighieri, Naples to NY
lines 16-17
sisters
Maria Carmela La Rosa 29 (abt 1892)
Maria La Rosa 26 (abt 1895)
- last residence Amantea
- leaving father Nicodema in Amantea
- destination Arrow PA (Paint Twp, Somerset County - same location as Joseph Posa in 1920)
- joining uncle Ignazio Signorelli at Box 43 Arrow PA
- born in Mammola (Reggio Calabria, Calabria)

note: traveling with line 15

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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby vj » 10 Aug 2010, 15:53

toniejean wrote:... and if I still have any realitives in Calabria


This may help you locate family currently living in Calabria.

White pages:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html

Form Letter to a Possible Relative
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toniejean wrote:... and who there parents were ...


You could write to Amantea for your g-grandfather's birth record (act)

Research in Italy by writing to the comune

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Or other helpful form letters:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html
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address:

Comune di Amantea
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Corso Umberto I
87032 Amantea CS
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/63-amantea/
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If your g-grandmother was born in Mammola

address:

Comune di Mammola
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Dante
89045 Mammola RC
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/78-mammola/
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Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/
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Note: if they were married in Somerset County PA their marriage record should have their parents' names

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Re: Looking for relatives posa larosa or (lacetto)

Postby toniejean » 11 Aug 2010, 00:28

I never heard of them having a son named john. The sons that I know of are Sam, Victor, James,Dominick .The two obits are different but I know for a fact those are my grandmothers brothers.


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