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Vital records in Itri

Postby iDonna » 09 Apr 2011, 17:59

Hello,

I am researching my maternal grandparents who came to NY from Itri. Giovanna (nee Ruggieri) Capotosto (b1886) arrived in 1908 with her 2 year old son born in Italy. According to the ship's manifest, my grandfather Paolo Capotosto (b1881) was already in N.Y. I cannot find his arrival; I don't believe the October 2, 1902 entries for both Paolo and Giovanna (on separate pages) are them so I've ruled that out.

I know they were married in 1906, but I do not have a date and I need the marriage license, as well as their birth certificates. Their first son was born in October 1906 in Italy so my guess is that my grandfather came to the U.S. in 1907 or 1908 or get established before he brought his bride and son over.

In searching the LDC, I see that Itri's vital records end in 1865. :( I could possible order the birth records for 1855-65 and perhaps find my GR grandparents Guiseppe Capotosto and Salvatore Ruggieri birthdates but that still leaves a big blank.

Any ideas? I'm stuck and would love to make a breakthough...

Best,

-Donna

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Re: Vital records in Itri

Postby Italysearcher » 09 Apr 2011, 19:31

Records for Itri after 1865 are held in the Comune of Itri. You should write in Italian to the town enclosing an addressed envelope and a copy of some ID. There are form letters available on line.
If no one on this site can find the boat manifest contact lostquays @ymail .com (no spaces). They can find anything.
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Re: Vital records in Itri

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Apr 2011, 22:21

Is this your GF and his family?
All of the children were born in NY (according to the census), but the oldest would have been born about 1909... could the first child have died? What was his name?

EDIT: Found the manifest for Giovanna and son Giuseppe Capotosto.
Also - at http://www.italiangen.org I also located this reference to a possible death record (which is why Giuseppe (Joseph) doesn't show up on the 1920 census)
Capotosto Joseph 7 y Feb 11 1914 4645 Manhattan C132


If this is your GF's family, it lists his and his wife's arrival as 1907...

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Paul Capotosto
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 8, New York, New York
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Jenny Capotosto
Father's Name: Helen Capotosto
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1907
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Paul Capotosto 38
Jenny Capotosto 34
Frank Capotosto 11
Louis Capotosto 9
Mary Capotosto 8
Tony Capotosto 7
Joseph Capotosto 5
Paul Capotosto 4
Helen Capotosto 2
[7/12]
John Capotosto 0
[7/12]

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Re: Vital records in Itri

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Apr 2011, 22:28

Same family in 1930 Census - Paul lists his immigration date as 1903...

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Paul Capatasta
[Paul Capotosto]

Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York
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Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Jennie Capatasta
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Paul Capatasta 49
Jennie Capatasta 44
Frank Capatasta 20
Louis Capatasta 19
Anthony Capatasta 17
Joseph Capatasta 15
Paul Capatasta 14
Helen Capatasta 13
John Capatasta 11

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Re: Vital records in Itri

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Apr 2011, 22:41

If the family above belongs to you...here is the Naturalization Record for Jennie Capotosto...
Arrival - Boston in 1908.
Born Itri, Caserta, Italy (???)
Husband Paul.
Children listed (all born in US)

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It's interesting to note that Jennie applied for Naturalization - there could have been some problem locating a manifest for Paolo when/if he applied :?

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Re: Vital records in Itri

Postby iDonna » 09 Apr 2011, 23:35

Tessa: Very interesting as to why my grandfather may not have been when/if he applied. I never thought of that. I instinctually thought he didn't want to renounce his Italia and chose to not apply.

I have the first Joseph's death certificate from NYC. It states he was born in Italy in October 1906 and died on February 11, 1914. I also have the 1910 census which also has conflicting information but states they've been married for four years...

Will all of these immigration dates on so many different records he would need to have a plane! :)

I will look into writing to Itri. Thank you all for your contributions.

-Donna


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