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Lauletta - Please help!

Postby lowlybworm » 25 Aug 2010, 19:59

I have recently began researching my background with the goal of obtaining dual Italian citizenship. I thought I had it made with my dad's maternal grandfather. I already have the majority of the original documents. The only problem is the 1948 rule. My dad was born in 1944, so the maternal side won't work. Now I am trying to research my dad's paternal side. The problem is, my grandfather and all the older relatives are dead, so I don't have much to go on. Here is what I have.
Dad - John Francis Lauletta, born 1944 and still alive
Grandfather - Frank (Francis) John Lauletta, born 7/7/13 and died 12/4/99. His ssn is 053-03-6382. He had a sister named Rosalie. I have found his military record and some census records. Where it gets confusing is that he lived with a nanny. I'm pretty sure her name was Ms. Elliott. I found a census record that claims him and Rosalie as adopted. I know they weren't adopted by her, they were just taken care of by her. I suspect it was just confusion on her part as to how to list them for the census.
Great-grandparents - John Francis Lauletta and Isabella. I don't have much to go on them. I believe they lived in Philadelphia. I'm trying to find out who their parents were and if they were from Italy.
Please help if you can!

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby vj » 25 Aug 2010, 21:19

lowlybworm wrote:...
Great-grandparents - John Francis Lauletta and Isabella. I don't have much to go on them. I believe they lived in Philadelphia. I'm trying to find out who their parents were and if they were from Italy...


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Name: Francis Lauletto
Death Date: 13 Dec 1912
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadephia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: white
Death Age: 1 year 1 month
Birth Death: 01 Nov 1911
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Single

Father's Name: John Lauletto
Father's Birthplace: Philada.
Mother's Name: Esabella Quido
Mother's Birthplace: Philada.

Burial Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Burial Date: 16 Dec 1912
Film Number: 1421357
Digital Folder Number: 4009280
Image Number: 11
Reference Number: cn 27509
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby vj » 25 Aug 2010, 21:33

Francis Lauletta b 1913
parents born in PA on both records

possible 1930 census
http://a.imageshack.us/img841/9401/1930.jpg

possible 1920 census
http://a.imageshack.us/img251/1188/1920j.jpg

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby vj » 25 Aug 2010, 21:51

John Lauletta b 1889

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possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://a.imageshack.us/img829/5575/1918.jpg

John Lauletta, 29
1502 Wharton St, Phila Phila PA
wife & 2 children (no names)
born in Phila 15 Jun 1889
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This 1910 census may belong to the John in the 1918 WWI Card
Father Nicola immig abt 1886, Naturalized
Nicola's 2nd(?) wife

http://a.imageshack.us/img841/9766/1910f.jpg
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probably the same family in 1900
address 644 Carpenter Street Phila Phila PA

http://a.imageshack.us/img820/1728/1900.jpg

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby vj » 25 Aug 2010, 22:06

Nicola Lauletta abt 1859 IT

If this is the correct family, father Nicola(s) naturalized in 1906
address 644 Carpenter Street (same as 1900 census)

from footnote. com
http://a.imageshack.us/img163/2720/petition.jpg

Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 573414
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1795 - 1991
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Short Description: NARA M1522. Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1795-1930.
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1906
Date: 11 Jun 1906
Immigrant Full Name: Nicholas Lauletta
Document Type: Petition
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Domenick Varallo

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1903 Declaration
http://a.imageshack.us/img827/936/declaration.jpg

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Aug 2010, 22:09

John Lauletta born June 15,1889 in Philadelphia. Father NICOLA LAULETTA and odly enough mother is ROSA LAULETTA either error or cousin with same name. =Peter=
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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby vj » 25 Aug 2010, 22:26

Nicola Lauretta b abt 1859 IT

Death of 1st wife in 1902 from the FamilySearch pilot

Name: Rosa Lauletta
Death Date: 03 Jan 1902
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race: white
Death Age: 37 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housekeeper
Street Address: 644 Carpenter St, 2nd Ward
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery
Burial Date: 07 Jan 1902
Film Number: 1853338
Digital Folder Number: 4056150
Image Number: 0912
Reference Number: cn14286
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915

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Nicola, 2nd wife Rosa and daughter Anna

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... 24&ref=wvr
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Death record for daughter Anna
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Name Anna Lauletta
Death date 09 Dec 1914
Death place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender Female Race or color (on document) White
Age at death 20 years 4 months 17 days
Birth date 23 Jul 1894 Birth place Phila.
Marital status Single

Father name Nicola Lauletta
Father birth place Italy
Mother name Rosa Savino
Mother birth place Italy

Occupation Cigar Maker
Residence Ward 2
Burial place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Burial date 12 Dec 1914
Film number 1429066 Digital GS number 4009396 Image number 530 Reference number cn28475

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby lowlybworm » 26 Aug 2010, 01:26

I made a huge breakthrough today that hasn't solved the Lauletta mystery, but it has allowed me to find a set of Italian great-great grandparents. The wife of of John Francis Lauletta of Philadelphia's maiden name was Guida. My grandmother confirmed that she had some siblings name Frank, Stella, and Dolly. I found an Isabel Guida of Philadelphia that fits this profile. The census lists that both her parents were from Italy.

I came up with Nicola Lauletta as a possible father of John F Lauletta too. I need to investigate that possiblity more.

Thanks for all the help and keep it coming! This is so exciting. :D

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby lowlybworm » 26 Aug 2010, 02:25

My grandmother also confirmed that my grandfather's parents had a son that died very young before him with the same name, so vj, that death record is the same family... especially now that I know Isabel's maiden name.


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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby Michael31 » 26 Aug 2010, 02:56

http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html
Lauletta
half of listings are from PZ (Potenza)

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby lowlybworm » 26 Aug 2010, 03:25

How likely is it that Nicola Lauletta is my great great grandfather?

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby pink67 » 26 Aug 2010, 07:13

Really great finds Valarie! :D

vj wrote:probably the same family in 1900
address 644 Carpenter Street Phila Phila PA
http://a.imageshack.us/img820/1728/1900.jpg


Have you noticed that the first son Joseph was born on june 1885 in France? :?:

Laura :D

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 15:30

pink67 wrote:...
vj wrote:probably the same family in 1900
address 644 Carpenter Street Phila Phila PA
http://a.imageshack.us/img820/1728/1900.jpg


Have you noticed that the first son Joseph was born on june 1885 in France? :?:

Laura :D


:D Hi Laura!
Interesting catch on the 1900 census :D
In addition, immig two years after his parents(?)
It appears that Joseph may have died in 1909
Thank you!
Valarie

Name: Josoeph Lauletta
Death Date: 15 Nov 1909
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: white
Death Age: 25 years 5 months 5 days
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Death: 10 Jun 1884
Birthplace: Phila., (may be incorrect)
Marital Status: Married

Father's Name: Nicola Louletta
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Rosa Tavina (may be misspelled)
Mother's Birthplace: Italy

Street Address: 703 Montrose St., 2 ward
Place of Residence: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cemetery: Holy Cross
Burial Date: 18 Nov 1909
Film Number: 1405107
Digital Folder Number: 4009101
Image Number: 511
Reference Number: cn 25463
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915

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Re: Lauletta - Please help!

Postby lowlybworm » 26 Aug 2010, 16:10

And my grandmother kept insisting that there is some sort of French heritage or connection. Maybe it is just the fact that they lived in France at some point.


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