Looking for Mennella & Placido family in Ripacandida,Pot

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Looking for Mennella & Placido family in Ripacandida,Pot

Postby nitty1823 » 24 Jan 2011, 03:50

Hello-

I am looking to find some of our family members before our trip to Italy in May. We only have a small amount of information. If anyone is able to help us with some ideas on how to locate family that would be great.

This is what we were able to find on Ancestry.com so far...
Great-Great Grandfather- Donato Mennella, Born Dec 21, 1890 in Potenza.
Great-Great Grandmother- Teresa Placido, Born 1890

Thank you!

Nicole

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Re: Looking for Mennella & Placido family in Ripacandida

Postby adelfio » 24 Jan 2011, 04:31

Donato Mennella born in Ripacandida Potenza italy according to the ships records in 1907
Name: Donato Mennella
Arrival Date: 18 Sep 1907
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birth Location: Potenza
Birth Location Other:Ripacandida
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Europa
Only name in the phone book no Mennella in that town
Placido Giuseppe
85020 Ripacandida (PZ)
Via Valle S. Martino, 46
tel:
0972 644261.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripacandida - 43k - Cached
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Re: Looking for Mennella & Placido family in Ripacandida

Postby pink67 » 24 Jan 2011, 09:17

nitty1823 wrote:This is what we were able to find on Ancestry.com so far...
Great-Great Grandfather- Donato Mennella, Born Dec 21, 1890 in Potenza.
Great-Great Grandmother- Teresa Placido, Born 1890


If this death record is correct for your ancestor, then you can see also his parent's names, from Familysearch.org :

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947

Name: Donato Mennella
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 03 Jan 1932
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Age:
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Father: Michele Mennella
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place:
Mother: Maddalena Gentile
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place:
Occupation:
Residence:
Street Address:
Spouse: Teresa
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Cemetery:
Informant:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4153366
Image Number: 256
Film Number: 1893163
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn238

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Re: Looking for Mennella & Placido family in Ripacandida

Postby pink67 » 24 Jan 2011, 09:21

Possibly the correct first name of Donato's wife was Maria Teresa:

https://www.familysearch.org/s/image/sh ... u8TUc%253D

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Re: Looking for Mennella & Placido family in Ripacandida

Postby nitty1823 » 25 Jan 2011, 02:21

Thank you all for the information! I truly appreciate everything. I can tell this is going to be a long process. :roll:

Nicole


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