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Loocking for my Granfather LOPEZ CRISTOFORO or CRISTOFERO

Postby upablo » 10 Mar 2011, 08:52

Hi everybody, I'am trying to find out the tracks of my granfather who emigrated to USA, Boston coming from Italy, Borbona LAZIO.
I didn't find any record on Ellis Island database, and I guess he used to pass the US border from Canada. He has lived for many years in QUINCY, between the first and the second WW. I know that he was a worker for the BOSTON railways and he'd got a regular pension from US government.
My grandfather died in 1952, and I have never known him. His year of birh should be 1890. I know that he traveled several times from Italy to US.
I would like to find out whatever information about his life in the US.

Any help would be greatly appeciated
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Postby suanj » 10 Mar 2011, 16:17

hi, here the arrival:
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Cristofero Lopez
Name: Cristofero Lopez
Arrival Date: Jun 1913
Port of Arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States
Age: 29
Birth Date: abt 1884
Birth Country: Italy
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Italian
Record Type: Manifests


in the past Borbona was in L'Aquila province ( Abruzzo region), currently in Rieti province( Lazio region)
pag 1 http://img7.imageshack.us/i/lopez1.jpg/
pag 2 http://img5.imageshack.us/i/lopez2.jpg/

Cristoforo was married; the wife was Giuseppina Lopez, nee Tocchio and joining at couisin Giulio Cherubini; other Lopez also of Borbona emigrated and all was cousins of Giulio Cherubini...
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Postby upablo » 11 Mar 2011, 10:50

Thanks for the information, maybe this was the first time he arrived in USA.

Can you suggest me where I can collect other infos. I know that he worked in boston, building the rail and that he lived in QUINCY.
Records about the company he was working for, or the exact address where he lived, for example

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Postby suanj » 11 Mar 2011, 10:57

sorry, I no found the censuses abt your ancestor; the censuses are the best way for to find the infos that you are searching for..
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Postby upablo » 11 Mar 2011, 11:31

It's strange, because I think he was a regular immigrant, I know that when he retired he got an US pension because he stayed in USA more than 15 years . So I think there must be records somewhere about his job .

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Postby suanj » 11 Mar 2011, 14:39

yes is strange..maybe he changed the first name???
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Postby upablo » 11 Mar 2011, 14:45

I suspect that he changed his name and and set up a new family in USA, he was a big and strong man about 2 meter tall and was called CRISTOFENONE (big cristofer) by his companions, the mistake in his first name maybe came from his surname.

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Postby upablo » 11 Mar 2011, 14:49

Can you search for this cousin of my granfather Giulio Cherubini?
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Postby suanj » 11 Mar 2011, 15:42

I cannot find further records abt your ancestor... it is very strange, maybe he changed also the surname.. I cannot find the censuses, the WWI and WWII draft reg. cards, and the naturalization... nothing... just I found the first arrival
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Postby adelfio » 11 Mar 2011, 15:51

I found this ships manifest on Giuesppina Tocchi and it says shes single but a housewife and left her father G. Battista in Montebono, Italy

Given Name: Giuseppina
Surname: Tocchi
Last Place of Residence: Montebono, Italy
Date of Arrival: 08 Apr 1914
Age at Arrival: 22
Ethnicity: Italian
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York
Gender: Female
Marital Status: S
US Citizen:
Ship of Travel: Verona
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Postby suanj » 11 Mar 2011, 15:55

cristoforo arrived in first time in Canada, and after in USA( first record posted); now I found the arrival in Canada:
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
about Custofer Lopez Name: Custofer Lopez
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Date of Arrival: 14 Jun 1913
Vessel: Mount Temple
Search Ship Database: View the 'Mount Temple' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
Roll: T-4798

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Postby suanj » 11 Mar 2011, 16:10

adelfio wrote:I found this ships manifest on Giuesppina Tocchi and it says shes single but a housewife and left her father G. Battista in Montebono, Italy

Given Name: Giuseppina
Surname: Tocchi
Last Place of Residence: Montebono, Italy
Date of Arrival: 08 Apr 1914
Age at Arrival: 22
Ethnicity: Italian
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York
Gender: Female
Marital Status: S
US Citizen:
Ship of Travel: Verona
Marty

Marty cannot be Giuseppina Tocchio wife of Cristoforo Lopez, because this Giuseppina Tocchi coming from Monteleone di Spoleto ( Perugia province) mispelled in Montebono( not exist; it exist Montebuono in Rieti province):
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0011
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0011

I believe that Giuseppina never came in USA; Cristoforo abandoned the wife and changed the name in USA...
maybe he no wishing more contact with italian family...
I searched so much and I cannot find it in all databases...
just the arrivals... Paolo said that Cristoforo made some other trip back in Italy, but really no evidence abt that...
I cannot find more abt this person.... strange...
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Postby suanj » 11 Mar 2011, 16:25

upablo wrote:Can you search for this cousin of my granfather Giulio Cherubini?
Thanks in advance

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1920 United States Federal Census
about Guili Cheruibiui Name: Guili Cheruibiui
[Gurli Cherubini]
[Guili Chemibini]
Home in 1920: Quincy Ward 2, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Barbara Cheruibiui
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1905
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Guili Cheruibiui 43
Barbara Cheruibiui 38
Columbus Cheruibiui 14
Americo Cheruibiui 12
?Eowora Cheruibiui 9
Antonina Cheruibiui 1

1930 United States Federal Census
about Julius Cherubini Name: Julius Cherubini
Home in 1930: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Barbara Cherubini
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
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Household Members: Name Age
Julius Cherubini 55
Barbara Cherubini 48
Columbus Cherubini 24
Americo Cherubini 22
Leonora Cherubini 18
Annie Cherubini 11


U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
about Giulio Cherubini Name: Giulio Cherubini
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1879
Birth Place: Italy
Age at event: 25
Court District: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Date of Action: 12 Jun 1905


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Ginlio Cherubini Name: Ginlio Cherubini
City: Quincy
County: Norfolk
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1875
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1674427
DraftBoard: 0

by genealogic tree on ancestry.com; owner:i12fish2afb

Giulio Cherubini

Birth in Borbona, Rieti, Lazio, Italy
Death 20 Dec 1948 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
son of Antonio Cherubini and of Antonia Pica
spouse: Barbara Tavani 1881 – 1966

one daughter: Antonina Josephine Cherubini

Birth 23 Jan 1919 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death 06 Oct 2009 in Stuart, Martin, Florida, USA

obit:
Antonina J. Bongarzone


Antonina J. Cherubini Bongarzone, 90, died Oct. 4, 2009, at her home. She was born in Quincy, Mass., and lived in Stuart for 25 years, coming from Weymouth, Mass. She was a bridal consultant for Priscilla's Bridal Gowns of Braintree, Mass. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound. Survivors include her children, Anthony Bongarzone of Stuart; Barbara Martell of Plymouth, Mass.; Peter Bongarzone of Juno Beach; and Christopher Bongarzone of Hanover, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fausto Bongarzone. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Forest Hills Young and Prill Chapel in Stuart with a vigil service at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound with entombment to follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart. A guest book may be signed at young andprill.com.
Published in the TC Palm on October 6, 2009
source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tcpalm ... =134014476

spouse: Fausto Francis Bongarzone 1921 – 2003

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Postby pink67 » 12 Mar 2011, 13:37

From Ancestry.com the military enlistment for the WW1, first and last name were inverted:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Lopaz Cristoforo
Name: Lopaz Cristoforo
City: Quincy
County: Norfolk
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1883
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1674427
DraftBoard: 0

Address: 9 Lancaster street, Quincy..
nearest relative : Maria Giuseppa in Borbona-Aquila- Italy
occupation: Labourer c/o Bay Hale?? Quincy - MA

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Postby pink67 » 12 Mar 2011, 13:44

Suanj wrote:1920 United States Federal Census
about Guili Cheruibiui
Name: Guili Cheruibiui
[Gurli Cherubini]
[Guili Chemibini]
Home in 1920: Quincy Ward 2, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Barbara Cheruibiui
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1905
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Guili Cheruibiui 43
Barbara Cheruibiui 38
Columbus Cheruibiui 14
Americo Cheruibiui 12
?Eowora Cheruibiui 9
Antonina Cheruibiui 1


Address on this 1920 census for the Cherubini Family was 9 Lancaster street - Quincy the same that Cristoforo stated on the WW1 Draft Registration Card... :!:

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