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Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby mjordan » 08 Nov 2010, 21:29

Hi,

I am looking for more information on my great grandfather's family.

His name was Antonio Albanese and he was born in Busso, Campobasso in 1889. He came to America in 1909 and married my great grandmother Filomena Palmieri, also of Busso, in Cleveland in 1913. Antonio died outside Chicago in 1976, 2 months before I was born.

According to the Ellis Island records, when he came to America he was with a Nunzio Albanese and they both went to Pittsburgh to join a Clemente Albanese. I have found the WWI Draft registration card for Clemente Albanese of McKeesport, PA (near Pittsburgh) and he lists Antonio of Cleveland as his nearest relative.

Here is where things get fuzzy, no one in my family can remember Antonio visiting Pittsburgh or relatives from Pittsburgh visiting them, but they do recall him discussing an "Uncle Charlie", this could be an Americanization of Clemente.

I can not find any information on a Clemente Albanese or a Charlie Albanese in Pittsburgh or Cleveland dated after that WWI Draft Card.

What I want to know is:

- How were Nunzio and Clemente/Charlie Albanese related to my gr-gf? I'm assuming they were brothers based on the "Uncle" moniker.
- Did they stay in Pittsburgh? If not, where did they go? Did they have children?

If anyone has any info or can direct me to a good source to research Italian-Americans in Pittsburgh, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Surnames: Camposarcuno (Campo/Composino), Gallitto, Albanese, Palmieri

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 22:00

Hi and welcome! :-)

Do you have this census from 1920 in Cleveland, OH?

Charles Albanese (immigration listed as 1906)
Wife Grace (immi. 1908)
First three children (John, Margarite, Victor born in Italy - imm. 1909)
Other children born in Ohio
Parents of Charles( Adolf and Concettina immigrated in 1909)

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4305/a ... census.jpg

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Concettina Albanese
Home in 1920: Cleveland Ward 15, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Age: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Spouse's name: Adolf Albanese
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of immigration: 1909
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Albanese 48
Grace Albanese 40
John Albanese 22
Marguerite Albanese 19
Victor Albanese 16
Amelia Albanese 9
Elvira Albanese 7
Josephine Albanese 5
Antonio Albanese 2
Adolf Albanese 80
Concettina Albanese 66

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby mjordan » 08 Nov 2010, 22:08

No, I hadn't run across that one yet. This gives me something to start with, thanks. I'll let you know if I turn anything up.

In addition, I'd like to also know if anyone has any general information on Busso. My grandmothers family comes from Ripalimosani and there is so many people from that commune who moved to either Cleveland or Rosario, Argentina and few other places. But I haven't noticed any similar patterns with Busso immigrants.

What characteristics separate these two villages?
Surnames: Camposarcuno (Campo/Composino), Gallitto, Albanese, Palmieri

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 22:20

Comune di Busso...

http://www.comuni-italiani.it/070/005/

You may have to use a translator - this site is in Italian...

ADDED: English version of the site for Busso :-)

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/070/005/

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 22:21

comune of Ripalimosani (in English) :-)

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/070/059/

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 23:21

Continued to search on the grandmother's name...

Here is the 1930 Census for the family - Charles (Clemente) now listed in the census as Steve... Grandfather Adolf must have died...

1930 United States Federal Census
about Constance Albanese
Name: Constance Albanese
Home in 1930: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
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Age: 77
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Steve Albanese 56
Grace Albanese 50

Constance Albanese 35
Mildred Albanese 22
Elvira Albanese 18
Victor Albanese 25
Josephine Albanese 15
Anthony Albanese 13
Constance Albanese 77

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3948 ... se1930.jpg

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Nov 2010, 23:56

Possible earlier manifest for Nunzio Albanese in 1905
going to cousin Pasquale Pixxxxx? in PA

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0565\\T715-05650310.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=102390022028&name=Nunzio%26nbsp%3BAlbanese&doa=Apr+26%2C+1905&port=Naples&line=0010

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Nov 2010, 00:07

I have found the WWI Draft registration card for Clemente Albanese of McKeesport, PA (near Pittsburgh) and he lists Antonio of Cleveland as his nearest relative.


Possible WWI draft card for Nunzio Albanese (spelled Albaneso) in Pittsburgh PA
(very light and hard to read)

Nearest relative is listed as Tony Albaneso in Cleveland, OH

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2548/nunziowwi.jpg

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby mjordan » 09 Nov 2010, 00:15

Ahh, you've jogged my memory. I saw that image several months ago and I had Clemente and Nunzio mixed up on the draft cards. It was Nunzio who listed Antonio (Tony), presumably my gr-gf, of Cleveland on his draft card.
Surnames: Camposarcuno (Campo/Composino), Gallitto, Albanese, Palmieri

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Nov 2010, 00:19

Here is a 1920 Census for a Tony Albanese and wife Flora in Cleveland, OH

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/2013 ... ny1920.jpg

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Nov 2010, 00:21

Is the above posting of 1920 Census your GGF?

And this 1930 Census?

1930 United States Federal Census
about Anthony Albanese
Name: Anthony Albanese
Home in 1930: Hambden, Geauga, Ohio
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Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Philomena Albanese
Race: White
Name Age
Anthony Albanese 40
Philomena Albanese 33
John Albanese 14
William D Albanese 13
Lucille Dolores Albanese 2

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby mjordan » 09 Nov 2010, 00:31

On Ellis Island, I found what is probably my Clemente Albanese, of Busso, arriving in 1909 headed to Pittsburgh to see a cousin, though the name is illegible, it does not look like an Albanese.

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 1524060308

The Charles Albanese on the census above from Cleveland allegedly arrived in 1906, though I suppose that could be incorrect.
Surnames: Camposarcuno (Campo/Composino), Gallitto, Albanese, Palmieri

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby mjordan » 09 Nov 2010, 00:33

Tessa, those last two census listings are my great grandparents.

William D (later J) Albanese was my grandfather. They briefly lived in Geauga County Ohio while John Albanese was seriously ill before moving back to Cleveland.
Surnames: Camposarcuno (Campo/Composino), Gallitto, Albanese, Palmieri

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Nov 2010, 00:35

mjordan wrote:On Ellis Island, I found what is probably my Clemente Albanese, of Busso, arriving in 1909 headed to Pittsburgh to see a cousin, though the name is illegible, it does not look like an Albanese.

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 1524060308

The Charles Albanese on the census above from Cleveland allegedly arrived in 1906, though I suppose that could be incorrect.


I just took a look at this manifest...
Clemente was going to "brother Nunzio at 516 Smithfiled St., Pittsburgh, PA"

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Re: Albanese family of Busso (CB) - Pittsburgh/Cleveland

Postby JohnArmellino » 09 Nov 2010, 00:35

Possible earlier manifest for Nunzio Albanese in 1905
going to cousin Pasquale Pixxxxx? in PA


Pasquale Picciano. Picciano is a very common surname in Busso.
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