Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

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Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Raffaelli1972 » 06 Nov 2010, 15:49

Looking for any information on my father's side of the family.

Paulino Raffaelli married to Auremia Picchiotti Raffaelli
Germano Biagi (wife died giving birth to Julia Biagi)

They all came to the United states in the early 1900s from Collodi/Lucca. They settled in Chicago (which is where my father was born).

My grandfather's name was Edward G. Raffaelli. He had a brother, Milo.

I did a family tree on Ancestry.com over the summer, so I have some information. Just looking for more information or other people I may be related to. THanks!

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 20:46

For reference...is this your Paul Raffaelli (1920 Census Chicago)

Name: Paul Raffaelli
Residence: City Of Chicago Ward 22, Cook, Illinois
Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Age: 36
Birthplace: Italy
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820333
Digital Folder Number: 4300484
Image Number: 00331
Sheet Number: 6
Collection: United States Census, 1920

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 20:51

Possible later manifest for Paolino...1921
Traveling with wife and two sons, Auremia, Emilio, Edoardo.
There is a numerical notation that references his naturalization.

Page 1 - Line 19
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\images\\T715-3016\\T715-30160245.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=100069110032&name=Paolino%26nbsp%3BRaffaelli&doa=Sep+01%2C+1921&port=Genoa&line=0019

Page 2 - line 19
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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 20:58

Illinois Marriage License for Paolino and Auremia

Paolino Raffaelli, 26, and Auremia Picchiotti, 22
Marriage license dated 21 September 1908

Church marriage took place at the Assumption Church on 12 October 1908

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 21:03

Possible first manifest for Paolino Raffaelli... from Collodi
Going to Chicago, Ill

Line 15
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6126 ... nifest.jpg

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 21:14

1910 Census in McHenry, Illlinois

Paul Raffaelli, 25
Mamie, wife, 24
Milo, son, 8 months
Alfonso Picchiotti, 76, father in law
Agatena (sp?) Picchiotti, 70, mother in law

Immigration date for Picchiotti family is listed as 1900
Immig. date for Paul listed as 1902

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8338 ... census.jpg

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 21:17

Possible WWII Registration card for Paul Raffaelli

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 21:31

Sorry if there are some duplications :-(

I checked Ancestry for Paolino Raffaelli and didn't see actual source records linked.
Later I found them linked to Auremia Picchiotti and family...

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 21:41

EARLIER trip by Alfonso Picchiotti - May 1900

Traveling with wife, Agata, and daughters Eufemia, Concetta and Aurelia.

Going to Chicago, Ill
Last residence Pariana, (Lucca, Italy)

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0109\\T715-01090262.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=603938090016&name=Alfonso%26nbsp%3BPicchietti&doa=Mar+24%2C+1900&port=Le+Havre&line=0016


From a travel site about Pariana...
Pariana, a typical working hilltop Tuscan village with a maze of lovely narrow stone paved streets and clear Tuscan spring water running from the drinking fountain in the square and with a local population of approx 250, is reached by a road winding up from the valley floor at Collodi, the birthplace of Pinocchio, through the chestnut woods and olive groves. The hilltop setting, often with its light breeze, gives welcome relief from the stifling heat built up on the plain below.

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Raffaelli1972 » 07 Nov 2010, 23:33

Yes, this is them! Thank you so much! I especially appreciate the marriage record! You don't know how much this means to me!

Thanks again!

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 00:49

Raffaelli1972 wrote:Yes, this is them! Thank you so much! I especially appreciate the marriage record! You don't know how much this means to me!

Thanks again!


Yeah, I kind of thought that would be a hit!

Glad to have helped :-D

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Biff83 » 08 Nov 2010, 01:15

1910 census for Biagi's in Michigan

Name: Biagi Armano (Germano Biagi)
Age in 1910: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Ida Armano
Home in 1910: Franklin, Houghton, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1904
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Biagi Armano 30
Ida Armano 31
Benedetta (Benedict) S Armano 4
Guilramo (William) Armano 1 3/12

Strange that daughter Iola is not listed on this census.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3660/zzbiagi1910.jpg

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 01:28

Great find, Biff :-D !!!

WWI Registration Card for Germano Biagi, Franklin, Michigan.
Naturalized...
Wife listed as Caterina, in Lucca, Pescia, Italy

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9154/biagiwwi.jpg

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Biff83 » 08 Nov 2010, 01:30

Thanks, Tessa

Germano's first wife Ida's 1905 manifest?

Name: Ida Biagi
Arrival Date: 18 May 1905
Birth Year: abt 1879
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Konigin Luise
Destination: Hancock MI to join husband Germano Biagi
(same destination city as Germano's 1904 manifest)
Last residence: edited Segromigno in Monte, comune of Capannori - province: Lucca - region: Tuscany

Where's Iola??

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2400 ... nifest.jpg

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Re: Raffaelli/Biagi Families from Collodi and/or Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 01:39

Germano Biagi (wife died giving birth to Julia Biagi)


Is Iola, Julia?

Then she would have been last child with Ida... born after 1910?

Do we have the 1920 Census?

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EDIT: Found 1920 Census and "Yolie" is 16...so born in 1904 ---Her immigration year is listed as 1911.
Julia is on 1920 census...age 6...Ida died in 1914.


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