Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples region

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Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples region

Postby DiDes10 » 23 Aug 2010, 20:48

I'm trying to find my family information. My grandfather Joseph Desio moved to the US in the late 1800's or possibly very early 1900's. I cannot seem to find any information about him. From what I've seen on the EllisIsland.org site, the name could also be DeSio. The information I have is sketchy.

Name: Joseph Desio, Jr.
Born: 9-29-1894 in what my aunt said is a town called Dejon or something sounding like that. I've also heard Naples.
Parents: Marie Santora & John Desio

Again, this information is all sketchy!

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 20:56

DESIO, JOSEPH 29 Sep 1893 Jun 1964 70 (New York) (none specified) New York 101-24-5126

The above is from the social security index. I realize the year is off by one year, but possibly this is your ancestor. If you think it might be, it costs $27 to get his application for his social security card. That should have his parents' names on it, as well as his place of birth.

http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi-use the left option under the category tools to print a letter which can be mailed to social security. The application can also be ordered online with a credit card.

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWe ... t/main.jsp

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 20:59

One question for you-you say that Joseph was a Junior which means that his first name should then be the same as his father's, yet you say his father's first name was John.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:02

where did Joseph reside in the U.S.? have you gathered any census records for him and his family, as you might get an immigration date from one of those records.

also, did he marry and do you know the name of his spouse?

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby vj » 23 Aug 2010, 21:03

here's a 1917 WWI Draft Registrion Card for probably the same fellow that Peg :D found
It is signed Desio
Valarie

from ancestry. com

http://a.imageshack.us/img137/512/1917k.jpg

Joseph Desio 24
11 Crosby Street, NY NY NY
Born 29 Sep 1893
In Teggiano(?) Salerno (Campania)
Alien
Wife & child

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby DiDes10 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:05

You are correct. I am trying to follow what my mother typed and now that you've pointed it out, it doesn't make sense! The way I am figuring it now, my dad is the Jr. So, the updated info would be:

Joseph Desio with the parents John and Marie.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:06

If the WWI draft registration card is for the right Joseph, then we are looking at Tegiano in Salerno Province as his place of birth

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby DiDes10 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:07

Yes. Joseph married:

Rose Ragone, born NYC, 12-17-1895, died, 9-19-1942

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:08

Possible manifest 1895 for
Giovanni Desio
Maria (Moglie)
Giuseppe (Figlio) - age 1-1/2


http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3413 ... nifest.jpg

Name: Guiseppe Desio Figlio
Arrival Date: 5 Dec 1895
Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 1 Years 6 Months
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Britannia

T.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:09

Ragone Rose Sep 2 1915 Kings 9873

Desio Joseph Sep 2 1915 Kings 9873

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby vj » 23 Aug 2010, 21:09

maestra36 wrote:If the WWI draft registration card is for the right Joseph, then we are looking at Tegiano in Salerno Province as his place of birth


Thanks Peg, I was having trouble making out the town
Valarie

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:10

The above is their marriage information. You can send for their marriage certificate from the NYC municipal archives.

http://www.italiangen.org/NYCmarrigesearch.asp

The link is at the bottom of the above page.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:12

The above manifest had Giuseppe (figlio) listed as a female... :-?

T.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:12

That one was easy for me, Valarie. Hi, T. Thanks for finding the possible manifest.

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Re: Desio or DeSio - looking for family info in Naples regio

Postby maestra36 » 23 Aug 2010, 21:13

T,
My great grandmother was listed as Antonio instead of Antonia and a male on her manifest, so don't let that throw you.
Peg


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