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Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby tmarchetti » 04 Nov 2010, 15:07

I'm looking for anyone who might be able to assist me in finding information on my Italian great grandparents Filomena Grillo (born about 1864) and her husband Pietro Marchetti (born about 1858). I have a death record from the city of Philadelphia where they immigrated that states they were from Campania, Italy. I am afraid this is the furthest I've been able to research. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction!

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby maestra36 » 04 Nov 2010, 15:21

Hello and welcome to the forum-
I believe this is the family living at 630 Christian Street in Phillie on the 1920 census-

from the family search beta site:

Name Pietro Marchetti
Residence , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Estimated Birth Year 1857 Age 63
Birthplace Italy
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Gender Male Race White
Marital Status Married
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Film Number 1821615
Digital Folder Number 4384798
Image Number 00224 Sheet Number 6
Household Gender Age
Pietro Marchetti M 63y
Spouse Filomena Marchetti F 55y
Child Salvatore Marchetti M 23y
Child Giuseppe Marchetti M 20y
Child Francesco Marchetti M 15y

Possibly someone can upload a copy of the census for you to the forum

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby tmarchetti » 04 Nov 2010, 15:33

Peg,
Thank you very much. That is them, in fact I know that address well I grew up nearby. I have exhausted my US resources and am looking for further information about the family in Italy prior to their immigration.

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby maestra36 » 04 Nov 2010, 15:47

I don't have access to Philadelphia passenger arrivals, so someone else will have to help you with that. I see on the 1920 census record that their year of immigration was 1897. Hopefully, if someone else locates the passenger list(s), you will get a town(s) of birth on it. Unfortunately, you need to use U.S. records to determine their town(s) of birth in Italy before you can do research in Italy.

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby maestra36 » 04 Nov 2010, 16:13

In case you don't know this, Campania is a region in Italy which has several Provinces. Each of those provinces, in turn, have many towns within them.

http://www.italyworldclub.com/campania/

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2010, 22:36

Hi!
This may help
Valarie

On Filomena Grillo's possible 12 Sep 1888 manifest with son Salvatore,
she states her last residence was Campagna.
lines 155-156
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4927/1888.jpg
This may be Campagna, Salerno Province, Campania Region
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Writing to Campagna for records

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

Address:

Comune di Campagna
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza A. Cantalupo 1
84022 Campagna SA
ITALY
http://www.tuttitalia.it/campania/46-campagna/
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Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/
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Hi Peg :D !

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Nov 2010, 23:35

Hi vj! :-)

Confirming Campagna as birth place for Pietro and Filomena...

Philadelphia Death record for 5 year old Raffaele in 1911.
Both parents state place of birth as Campagna... (poster may have misread this)

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Name Raphiel Marquette
Death Date 19 Feb 1911
Death Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender Male
Race white
Death Age 5 years 1 month 27 days
Estimated Birth Year
Birth Date 23 Dec 1905
Birthplace Philada., Pa.
Marital Status Single
Spouse's Name
Father's Name Pietro Marchetti
Father's Birthplace Campagna, Italy
Mother's Name Filomena Grillo
Mother's Birthplace Campagna, Italy
Occupation Infant
Street Address
Place of Residence Philadelphia, Phila., Pa.
Cemetery
Burial Place Philadelphia, Phila., Pa.
Burial Date 22 Feb 1911
Additional Relatives
Film Number 1405411
Digital Folder Number 4009180
Image Number 164
Reference Number bk 1911 p 4646

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T.

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2010, 23:46

Hey T!
Great confirmation :D
Valarie

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby tmarchetti » 21 Nov 2010, 00:11

thank you all so much. i'm going to get my information together and send away - hopefully i'll get a positive reply.

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Re: Marchetti/Grillo Campania

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Nov 2010, 00:22

Keep us posted :-)

T.


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