Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

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Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby dfdwyer » 08 Feb 2011, 02:00

I'm pretty new to genealogy (about 8-months new) and I'm starting to research my wife's family. I'm wanting to find any reference to a marriage record for Gaspare (maybe Gaspore) Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro. They came to the U.S. from Alessandria della Rocca (Girgenti). Gaspare came first in November 1903 and Guiseppina came later in June 1904 with the children (Joseph, Alfonso and Rosa). I figure Gaspare was born about 1866 and Guiseppina was born about 1870 (based on doing some math on a census record). I do know that Guiseppina also had a brother named Antonio that also immigrated to the U.S. about May 1903 (maybe). I'm hoping their mariage record might list their actual dates of birth along with the names of their parents. What is the best way for me to go about starting this search?

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2011, 15:08

Dennis
Welcome to the Forum
Marriage records are usually found in the bride's comune
This may help
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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby dfdwyer » 08 Feb 2011, 22:41

Thanks. I'll look it over and give it a try.

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Feb 2011, 02:17

I do know that Guiseppina also had a brother named Antonio that also immigrated to the U.S. about May 1903 (maybe).


On Gaspare's 1903 manifest, (which you include on the Family Tree on Ancestry) arriving NY...
He is going to his brother-in-law Antonio Simonaro in Willisville, Illinois
So Antonio was here before 1903...
Gaspare's age is listed as 44 which would make his year of birth about 1859.

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Postby Tessa78 » 09 Feb 2011, 02:33

From this site - pilot.familysearch.org

Italy Births and Baptisms 1806-1900

Name: Gaspare Di Leto
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 22 May 1859
Birthplace: Alessandria della Rocca, Agrigento, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Giuseppe Leto
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Rosa
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01330-2
System Origin: Italy-EASy
Source Film Number: 1438714
Reference Number: 78
Collection: Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900

The fact that Gaspare named his first son Joseph (Giuseppe) would follow the Italian naming tradition...

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Feb 2011, 02:46

POSSIBLE Death record for Antonio Simonaro in Illlinois in 1941
If this is Giuseppina's brother, you have clues to the names of her parents...

Name: Antonio Simonaro
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 10 Jul 1941
Death Place: Benld, Macoupin, Ill
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Birth Date: 04 Oct 1867
Birthplace: Allesandrea, Ricora, Italy (Allessandria della Rocca?)
Father: Joe Simonaro
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother: Catharine Urso
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Occupation: Miner
Residence: City of Benld, Macoupin, Illinois
Street Address:
Spouse: Rosalie
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 12 Jul 1941
Burial Place: Benld, Macoupin, Illinois
Cemetery: Benld
Informant:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4008579
Image Number: 141
Film Number: 1851210
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 8
Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Feb 2011, 03:08

Tessa78 wrote:From this site - pilot.familysearch.org

Italy Births and Baptisms 1806-1900

Name: Gaspare Di Leto
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 22 May 1859
Birthplace: Alessandria della Rocca, Agrigento, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Giuseppe Leto
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Rosa
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01330-2
System Origin: Italy-EASy
Source Film Number: 1438714
Reference Number: 78
Collection: Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900

The fact that Gaspare named his first son Joseph (Giuseppe) would follow the Italian naming tradition...

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Another Death - Maybe a real stretch, but looks promising...
Giuseppe Leto (possiby father of your Gaspare), married to Rosa, and was the son of Gaspare Leto...(naming tradition fits)

Name: Giuseppe Leto
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 15 Aug 1861
Death Place: Alessandria, Girgenti, Italy
Age: 60
Birth Date: 1801

Birthplace: Alessandria
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rosa
Father's Name: Gaspare Leto
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Felicia Romoso
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B74011-5
System Origin: Italy-EASy
Source Film Number: 1438715
Reference Number: 102
Collection: Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby dfdwyer » 09 Feb 2011, 22:49

Thanks Tessa78,

This is a lot of information that I am deeply greatful for. Yes I have documentation that shows Antonio Simonaro living in Willisville IL and Gaspare moving there with his family. He was also a coal miner. I think the information you have provided is a match. I really wasn't expecting this so thank you. Can you share a hint on where and how you found it? I'm new at this and can use all the advice I can get.

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Feb 2011, 03:43

Hi Dennis :-)

Glad to have been of help. Always nice to hear that information we've found is useful and appreciated...

I think I mentioned in my posts that most of what I found was at www.pilot.familysearch.org which is a free site.

I also used the free site www.beta.familysearch.org
You will need to register but there is no fee.

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby lsimonaro » 03 Jun 2011, 05:43

Hi, my great grandfather was Antonino Simonaro, he was married to Rosalie. I am researching family history as well. Do you know if Guiseppina had any other siblings?

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Re: Gaspore Leto and Guiseppina Simonaro Marraige

Postby dfdwyer » 03 Jun 2011, 18:45

To date I have not been able to find any reference to siblings for Antonio. You can contact me at my regular email address and I can give you what I have on Guiseppina if you like.

dfdwyer@tampabay.rr.com

I am married to Gaspore and Guiseppina's great granddaughter


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