I am searching for information on the husband's of my great-grandmother Mary Maimone (maiden name). She was married and widowed 3 times. Her first marriage was to Antonio Canto in 1909 (1/01 was the date of the marriage license). Her third marriage was to Camillo Di Persio in 1918 (5/09 was the marriage license date). The story that I received was that she married Antonio at 15 however 1909 puts her at 14 since she was born in 1895. He was from Italy but I don't know where (she was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania). He passed away and I don't believe that she had any children with him. She then married his brother, Seraphinoi Canto. She had two Canto children and I believe that both were from Seraphine, Dominick and Rose. Dominick might have been from Antonio, but Seraphino was Rose's father. I ahve noe information on the Canto's at all other than the marriage license to the first and the fact that I believe they were miners and died of tuberculosis (one def did). Her third husband was Camillo DiPersio whom she married in 1918. He was a tailor but I have no idea where he came from in Italy. He was born in 1883 and died in Pennsylvania living much of his life in Birdsbro, PA. They had three children together, Anna (Anne), Stella and John. All are now deceased. Any information you might have on the Canto brothers or DiPersio is appreciated. I did find something interesting in the 1920 Census when I was researching the Maimone family (my great-granmother's family) and that is that they had neighbors with the name Canto. I am assuming that this is how she got married off so young to a Canto from Italy. I am guessing it was one of the neighbors relatives. thank you! - Tricia
I found a Antonio Canto or CantÃ²( abt 1883) born in Cepagatti( Pesacara province, Abruzzo region, IT) imm. in 1905:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Antonio Canto Name: Antonio Canto Arrival Date: 12 May 1905 Birth Year: abt 1884 Age: 21 Gender: Male Ethnicity/RaceÂ/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Madonna
joining at friend Giovanni D'Alessandro in Philadelphia, PA; and a Serafino Canto( or CantÃ² with accent) also coming from Cepagatti:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Serafino Canto Name: Serafino Canto Arrival Date: 24 May 1906 Birth Year: abt 1889 Age: 17 Gender: Male Ethnicity/RaceÂ/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Germania
in travel with brother Luigi and joining at brother Antonio in Philadelhia;
Luigi and Serafino, made another trip in 1913; Luigi left the wife Adele, and Serafino, single, left the father Domenico in Cepagatti; this time they joining at brother Camillo in Philadelphia, PA:
Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945 about Serafino Canto Name: Serafino Canto Arrival Date: 15 Jan 1913 Age: 23 Years Estimated birth year: abt 1890 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: America Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Friend's Name: Camillo Canto Last Residence: Italy Birthplace: Cpayatt, Italy
Camillo Canto or CantÃ² arrived in USA in 1909:
Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945 about Camillo Canto Name: Camillo Canto Arrival Date: 27 Dec 1909 Age: 23 Years Estimated birth year: abt 1886 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: Taormina Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Friend's Name: Luigi Crog Last Residence: Italy Birthplace: Ceperyatti, Italy
left Domenico, father in Cepagatti, and joining in Philadelphia at brother Luigi....
I believe that it could be referred at your Antonio and at your Serafino; in effects the first son of your Antonio was Domenick as the first name of Canto brothers father that I found...
That the above records are rights it is probable, because, Camillo( b. 15 May 1885) in 1920 lived also in Birdsboro:
1920 United States Federal Census about Cammello Canto Name: Cammello Canto Home in 1920: Birdsboro West Ward, Berks, Pennsylvania Age: 34 Estimated birth year: abt 1886 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head] Spouse's name: Annunziota Canto Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Year of immigration: 1908 Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Cammello Canto 34 Annunziota Canto 25 Tony Canto 4
[4 11/12] Adaline Canto 3
[3 3/12] Mary G Canto 1
1930 United States Federal Census about Camillo Canto Name: Camillo Canto Home in 1930: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
View Map Age: 43 Estimated birth year: abt 1887 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Annunceiti Canto Race: White Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Camillo Canto 43 Annunceiti Canto 35 Antonio Canto 15 Adeline Canto 13 Grace Canto 11 Joseph Canto 10 Charles Canto 8 Albert Canto 6 Luigi Canto 4 1/12
Thank you so very much! This information is most helpful! And I believe that the Antonio that you found is in fact the Antonio that my great-grandmother took as her first husband because there was a large age difference. Family lore had it that she was 14 and he was 28, but this record if listing age accurately has him at 26 which is close. Also, I had no idea that Canto used an accent over the letter O so this will be helpful as well. Canto is not my bloodline because my grandmother was born from my great-grandmother's third husband Camillo Di Persio. She was Anna Rita DiPersio and I did find the US census records for Camillo DiPersio as well as WWI and WW2 draft registrations but no ship manifests or any info as to where he came from in Italy, his parents names, etc. The missing pieces of my great-grandmother's marriages to the Canto brothers is important in order for me to add her children accurately (Domenick I believe was born to Antonio and Rose was born to Seraphino). Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Tricia
Me too I cannot find the Camillo Di Persio arrival; the only was born abt in 1876, so no matching with 1883 birthyear of your Camillo Di Persio... however I believe that Brittoli town could be the birthplace..
I am going to do some deeper searches for Camillo Di Persio by altering his name a bit. I heard of many Di Persio surnames changing dramatically during immigration. I also plan to go to the courthouse and get as many of their naturalization records that are available which should prove most helpful.
I visited a cemetary today where many of my ancestors are buried and I actually saw Camillo Canto's tombstone. I believe that he may have been the neighboring family that was related to my great-grandmother's Antonio and Seraphino.
I was also able to locate my grandfather's (surname:Fierro) mother's shipping manifest also it's been a great day for research!
Here is one that may be him: Camillo D' Prazio Born in 1883 immigrated in May 9, 1910. It notes he was farm labor even though I know he was a tailor but he may have learned that trade in later yrs before marrying or during his marriage to my great-grandmother. What are your thoughts on this one as a possiblity? In case the link below doesn't work it was the ship Neckar. Thank you!
TriciaFierro wrote:Here is one that may be him: Camillo D' Prazio Born in 1883 immigrated in May 9, 1910. It notes he was farm labor even though I know he was a tailor but he may have learned that trade in later yrs before marrying or during his marriage to my great-grandmother. What are your thoughts on this one as a possiblity? In case the link below doesn't work it was the ship Neckar. Thank you!
Even though it looks as if it notes that he is 28 do you think this could have been 23? I recived Camillo's naturalization papers today and they note that he arrived 10/24/1906 on the Virginia in New York. He was a tailor and single. This manifest all matches the info I have for him with the exception of the fact that he was born in 1883 not 1878. That's why I am wondering if the 28 could be a 23 which would put him in the right age for my great-grandfather. I also found from his papers that he was born and resided in Villa Oliverti, Basciano, Teramo in the Abruzzo region. You will see that this info also matches his manifest information. I think that we found a match!
this is the only Camillo DI PERSIO that I also found; the last residence was Rosciano in Pescara province and not Basciano, so (by naturalization papers) the residence was Villa Oliveti http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&q=rosc ... CBYQ8gEwAA the age on the ship's manifest could be 23 really....
I know this is an old thread, but I am wondering if anyone ever found any more info on Camillo Canto? I believe his wife Annunziata may be my great-great grandmother's sister, based on her birth year and immigration year. Her Ellis Island record said she was going to her sister in Pottstown or Stowe, Pa which is where my great-great grandmother lived, but by the time the 1920 census was taken I figured Annunziata would have been married by then so it hasn't been easy to find out where she ended up. It may be a long shot, but Birdsboro isn't too far from Stowe.
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