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Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby lilasgarden » 10 Oct 2010, 12:55

My GGrandfather whose name was Biggie later shortened to Biggi and my GGrandmother Caterina Chiesa came to the USA between 1860-1875. I have seen my GGrandfather's name listed as Joseph and John B. (Giovanni) His death cert. 19 Dec. 1906 lists his parents as Andrew Biggie and Madoline Repito.

My GGrandmother, Caterina Chiesa, entered the USA about the same time. I know that she lived in Boston and then Somerville, MA. most of her life. Born: Nov. 1849 Died: 15 Sep 1933.

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 15:51

Could this be your GGF's family?


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: John Biggi
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 53
Birth Date: Aug 1846
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1870
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Christina Biggi (maybe Caterina, but poorly transcribed?)
Marriage Year: 1873
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 27
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Biggi 53
Christina Biggi 45
John Biggi 23
Fredrick A Biggi 18
Louisa Biggi 16
Marry Biggi 14
Annie Biggi 11
Rossy Biggi 9
Esther Biggi 4
Evelina Biggi 3

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby c6mitchell » 10 Oct 2010, 15:57

Possibility??

Caterina Biggio
age 21
ship SIDONIAN
arrived 17 May 1871
country Italy
Port of departure GLASGOW

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby suanj » 10 Oct 2010, 16:07

I believe that the right surname spelling is Biggi and not Biggie; the Repito surname is Repetto right..; I believe they coming from Genova town, or surrounding area...
It was 2 John/John B (Giovanni-Giovanbattista/Giambattista); 1 married at Caterina Chiesa and 1 married at Cristina Gatti; however I believe that the Biggis in Boston, MA, they was all related in some way...
just a suggestion,
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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 16:15

Thanks suanj! :-)

I will try to find the "other" John (Giovanni)... since the above census might be the one who married Cristina Gatti... :-(

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 16:20

lilasgarden wrote:My GGrandfather whose name was Biggie later shortened to Biggi and my GGrandmother Caterina Chiesa came to the USA between 1860-1875. I have seen my GGrandfather's name listed as Joseph and John B. (Giovanni)


Could this be the 1900 Census? Do your recognize the children's names?


1900 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Biggie
Name: Joseph Biggie
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 8, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 52
Birth Date: Apr 1848
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1871
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Catherine Biggie
Marriage Year: 1871
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 29
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Biggie 52
Catherine Biggie 50
Joseph Biggie 19
Elizabeth Biggie 17
Francis Biggie 15
Florence Biggie 13

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby pink67 » 10 Oct 2010, 16:24

Suanj wrote:I believe that the right surname spelling is Biggi and not Biggie; the Repito surname is Repetto right..; I believe they coming from Genova town, or surrounding area...


I totally agree with you Suanj....

Laura :D

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 16:48

Deleted incorrect Naturalization Record...

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 17:00

Death of Giovanni R. Biggi, 3 year old son of Giovanni, and Caterina Chiesa, in Boston, 1892...

Name: Giovanni R. Biggi
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 07 May 1892
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Age: 3
Birth Date: 1889
Birthplace: Boston, Mass.
Occupation: Child
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Giovanni B.
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Caterina Chicsa
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06826-7
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 961508
Reference Number: v 429 p 181
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 17:04

Tessa78 wrote:
lilasgarden wrote:My GGrandfather whose name was Biggie later shortened to Biggi and my GGrandmother Caterina Chiesa came to the USA between 1860-1875. I have seen my GGrandfather's name listed as Joseph and John B. (Giovanni)


Could this be the 1900 Census? Do your recognize the children's names?


1900 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Biggie
Name: Joseph Biggie
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 8, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 52
Birth Date: Apr 1848
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1871
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Catherine Biggie
Marriage Year: 1871
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 29
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Biggie 52
Catherine Biggie 50
Joseph Biggie 19
Elizabeth Biggie 17
Francis Biggie 15
Florence Biggie 13

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Birth of Flora Biggi, to Giovanni B. and Catterina... in 1886

Name: Flora Maria Biggi
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 24 Nov 1886
Birthplace:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Giovanni B Biggi
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Catterina
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01938-9
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 594919
Reference Number: 11831
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 17:12

Son Joseph from 1900 Census?

Name: Andrea Giuseppe Giacomo Biggi
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1880
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: John B. Biggi
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Catterina
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02462-0
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 594916
Reference Number: 7986
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 17:24

The above birth record would also follow the traditional Italian naming pattern :-)

This son was named Andrea after his grandfather (whose Americanized name on the death certificate you noted was "Andrew")

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 17:41

Tessa78 wrote:
lilasgarden wrote:My GGrandfather whose name was Biggie later shortened to Biggi and my GGrandmother Caterina Chiesa came to the USA between 1860-1875. I have seen my GGrandfather's name listed as Joseph and John B. (Giovanni)


Could this be the 1900 Census? Do your recognize the children's names?


1900 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Biggie
Name: Joseph Biggie
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 8, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 52
Birth Date: Apr 1848
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1871
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Catherine Biggie
Marriage Year: 1871
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 29
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Biggie 52
Catherine Biggie 50
Joseph Biggie 19
Elizabeth Biggie 17
Francis Biggie 15
Florence Biggie 13

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Birth record for Frank Augustus Biggi, born 1884

Name: Frank Augustus Biggi
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 19 Jul 1884
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: John
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Catharine
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01920-6
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 594918
Reference Number: 3546
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby lilasgarden » 10 Oct 2010, 20:59

Thank you all for this information. My ggrandfather married Caterina, not Christina. Elizabeth Biggi is my paternal grandmother.

Where would I write in Italy to get more records about Giovanni Biggi and Caterina Chiesa? Also can I assume that Andrea and Madeline Repetto came from the same area in Italy?

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Re: Looking for the Biggie (Biggi) and Chiesa and Repito

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 21:06

Hi G!

You would need to know the exact place of birth to write to Italy for records. If your grandmother Elizabeth has/had a Social Security #, her application for Social Security would list her parents' names and their place of birth.

Once you find the comune (town) of birth we can give you directions for requesting documents....

Send for SS application (for a fee) at this site...
http://genealogy.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi= ... t/main.jsp

If you don't know your grandmother's SS#, you can try a search here...
http://genealogy.about.com/od/vital_records/a/ssdi.htm

If you still hit a brick wall (or as another alternative to consider)...
You can send for Frank Biggi's SS application (Elizabeth's brother) at the above site. It will hold the same info for parent's.


Social Security Death Index

Name: Frank Biggi
SSN: 013-03-9835
Last Residence: 01741 Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 22 Sep 1884
Died: May 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)

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