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cast-valles?

Postby nycpilot » 22 Mar 2011, 19:21

Hello, this is my first time on the forum.

My question is this - My great-grandfather, Antonio castelli, came through Ellis in 1920 from the port of la havre in France. However, it list his last residence as castvalises on the shipping manifest. I can not find this town anywhere. And what is interesting is that there are a few people from cast-valles on the manifest as well. What does this mean? Is cast-vales a real town? I do not have any other info about antonio. We do not know who his parents were or what town they came from. All I know is after fighting in world war 1 in the Italian military, Antonio left europe via la havre for Ellis.

Thank you in advance for any insight that you may be able to provide.

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Re: cast-valles?

Postby Romano1970 » 22 Mar 2011, 20:11

The spelling I believe is wrong. This was normal when taing down information when immigrants arrived at Ellis.

The residence shows as Cast-Valles-Terano-Italy

Here is a link listing the towns in Italy by area.
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/
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Re: cast-valles?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 20:13

My best guess: Comune di Castello di Serravalle, Provincia di Bologna, Regione di Emilia-Romagna, Northeastern Italy
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Re: cast-valles?

Postby Romano1970 » 22 Mar 2011, 20:13

This link is within the one I sent previous. Hoever it is under the province of TERAMO. As stated, it could have been a misspelling.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/067/index.html
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Re: cast-valles?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 20:19

No, wait a minute... that part about Terano confuses the issue...

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Re: cast-valles?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 20:26

This may also be a reference to a frazione of the city of Teramo.

Either way, it is a long distance from Le Havre.
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Re: cast-valles?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 20:46

Castiglione della valle... a village of the comune of Colledara in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region.

http://italia.indettaglio.it/ita/abruzz ... valle.html

About Colledara -
http://www.comuni-italiani.it/067/018/

Map - zoom once and you will see the frazione (village) to the northeast - about 1.1 km from Colledara.

http://www.comuni-italiani.it/067/018/mappa.html


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Re: cast-valles?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 21:12

Of course! Great find! :D
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Re: cast-valles?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 21:26

johnnyonthespot wrote:This may also be a reference to a frazione of the city of Teramo.


Only because of your clue! :-D

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Re: cast-valles?

Postby Romano1970 » 22 Mar 2011, 21:41

Nice Work to the both of you. : )
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Re: cast-valles?

Postby nycpilot » 23 Mar 2011, 15:11

You people are great! I got to tell my grandfather who his grandparents where and what town they came from. I am thinking the next step would be to write to the italian authorities to obtain Antonio's military records.

Thanks again,

-I have some other questions about another side of the family - I will address that on another thread.


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