1930 United States Federal Census
about Joe Dimattia
Name: Joe Dimattia
Home in 1930: Police Jury Ward 6, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Relation to Head of House: Father
Neighbors: Household Members: Name Age
Dominae Dimattia 45
Ida Dimattia 39
Josephine Dimattia 22
Joseph Dimattia 18
Phillip Dimattia 16
Henry Dimattia 15
Vience Dimattia 8
Micheal Dimattia 6
Joe Dimattia 80
I believe that your ancestor, Domenico, married at Ida( sometimes she was called also Agata) in St James, LA;
maybe finding the marriage record( 1907/8 abt) you can descover the italian birthplace of Domenico;
The Accardo was also sicilians; I made a short search, and I believe that Ida/Agata parents was: Filippo Accardo ( abt 1860 IT-22 sep 1945 LA, USA) and Vincenza Calamia ( 1856 IT-1904 LA, USA; the second wife of Filippo was Rose Sirome( spell??);
Name Philip Accardo
Death Date 22 Sep 1945
Death Place Baton Rouge, , East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Race (original) White
Race (standardized) White
Estimated Birth Year 1860
Birth Place Sicly
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Rose Sirome
Father's Name Joseph Accardo
Mother's Name Ida Accardo( nee Salvato)
Film number 1221058
Image Number 00888
Certificate Number 5211221
Digital Folder Number 4213521
Filippo arrived in 1888 alone:
New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945 about Filippo Accordo Name: Filippo Accordo
Arrival Date: 17 Oct 1888
Gender: Female( male)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Utopia
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
National Archives' Series Number: M259_71
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/5390/accardo.jpg no birthplace .. but he was born in Trapani province, Sicily, IT
Vincenza Calamia and little son, Giuseppe Accardo arrived after:
New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945 Arrival Date: 28 Oct 1889 Age: 34 Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy Ship Name: Letimbro Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana National Archives' Series Number: M259_73 in travel with Vincenzo Calamia and Caterina Fontana maybe brother and sister in law..
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9862/calamia.jpg Giuseppe Calamia was born the 13 nov 1888; all other childrens was born in Louisiana; in 1900 census the family was resident in St James, LA:
1900 United States Federal Census about Philippe Accardo Name: Philippe Accardo
[Philip Accardo] Home in 1900: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint James, Louisiana Age: 40 Birth Date: Mar 1860 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1890 Relationship to Head of House: Head Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Spouse's name: Vicionta Accardo Marriage Year: 1880 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 20 Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Philippe Accardo 40 Vicionta Accardo 44 Jno Accardo 12 Latta Accardo 9 ( Agata/Ida b. jan 1891 LA)
Lavora Accardo 7 Viciento Accardo 3
http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/5390/accardo.jpg I believe that, MAYBE, also Domenico DiMattia coming from same sicilian area.. the problem is to find the right surname spelling( in Sicily: Di Mattia, Di Matteo, Di Mattea, De Matteo, Demattia, Di Mattei) and to find the arrival...
if you can find the marriage act in St James it will help...
thanks, this confirm what I found... this is a hard search, because we cannot find Domenico arrival but I believe that he was born in Sicily and most probably in same area of Accardo family,
Yes Peg, I know that you no have the subscription , but I have and I cannot find the arrival... also the 1900 census... I no found... maybe the Louisiana was not the first final destination, who know??
Social Security Death Index about Domenico Dimattia Name: Domenico Dimattia SSN: 439-66-6313 Last Residence: 70802 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America Born: 5 Mar 1886 Died: May 1967 State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (1962)
You can request Dominic's SS application which will includehis place of birth in Italy...
With his place of birth, parents' names, and his Date of birth, you will then be able to write directly to the comune in Italy for his birth record. This will give information about his parents, including their age and place of birth, and occupation. If they were born in same comune, you can then request their birth and marriage records to follow the family back in time.
When you find out his place of birth, not only can you write to the comune, but you can do some of your own "sleuthing" at your local LDS Family History Center. They may have microfilm available for Domenico's comune. Are you familiar with them?
They have civil records for "Gibellina, Trapani, Sicily" (last residence indicated on Domenico's manifest) for 1821-1910 which includes births (nati), deaths (morti), and marriages (matrimoni).