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Looking for Italian ancestors

Postby tledonne » 24 May 2011, 01:05

Hi I am looking for some of my relatives from Italy and hoping someone might be able to help. My father's side (LeDonne and Zito) is from Roseto Italy, My mother's side (Giovannoli and Berardinnucci) is from Abbruzzi Italy so I am told.

I will start first with the leDonne / Zito family
My grandfather's mother (my great grandmother Luccia LeDonne) came from Roseto Italy to Roseto PA and started a bakery in the early 1900's that still is running today in Roseto PA.
My grandmother's grand parents (my great grandparents on Zito side) Alphonso Zito and wife Maria possibly Cantucio married around Dec. 16, 1899 ? They had 3 children Leonard Zito, Daughter Catherine who died young and Prospero.

Prospero Zito (my great grandfather) born 1877-1878 Italy married Maria Dominica (Sunday) Colasordo born 1897. I'm really not sure when any of the family came to the US from Italy.

Berardinucci side
My great grandparents (grandfather's parents) were Assunta DiMonica and Constantino Berardinucci, born around the late 1800'a in Abbruzzo

Giovannoli side
My grandmother Linda Giovannoli was born in Citta St. Angelo in Abbruzzi and came over at 5 yrs old in 1920 through Ellis Island She had another sister named Mary nad two brothers named Antonio and JOe
If anyone can help me or suggest additional information that I can provide that would be great
Thank you

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Re: Looking for Italian ancestors

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 May 2011, 13:20

For the Giovannoli side, see lines 22 through 26:

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Note: Related thread: http://www.italiangenealogy.com/forum/topic21883.html
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Re: Looking for Italian ancestors

Postby suanj » 24 May 2011, 15:56

Prospero Zito (my great grandfather) born 1877-1878 Italy married Maria Dominica (Sunday) Colasordo born 1897. I'm really not sure when any of the family came to the US from Italy.

Hi, I know not if this is your Prospero:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Prospo Zito
Name: Prospo Zito
Home in 1900: Washington, Northampton, Pennsylvania
[Washington, Northampton, Pennsylvania]
Age: 21
Birth Date: Nov 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1890
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's name: Alphonso Zito
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Mary Zito
Marriage year: 1898
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 2
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Prospo Zito 21
Mary Zito 18
Carmela Zito 1
Alphonso Zito 55
Mary Zito 55
Antonio Zito 15
Philip A Distorto 18

Alfonso Zito( father of Prospero) arrival:
http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... d=11131053
wife and children maybe arrived later..
the wife of Prospero was born Sep 1881


1920 United States Federal Census
about Prospero Zito Name: Prospero Zito
Home in 1920: Roscto, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Maria D Zito
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1889
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Prospero Zito 42
Maria D Zito 39
Alfonso Zito 19
Maria Zito 18
Antonio L Zito 17
Nicola A Zito 15
Donato Zito 14
Lucia Zito 12
Angiolina Zito 11
Concetta Zito 10
Nancy Zito 8
Prospero Zito 6
Grace Zito 4
[4 9/12]
Philip Zito 3
[3 4/12]
Mammie Zito 0
[5/12]


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Prospero Zito Name: Prospero Zito
County: Northampton
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1877
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1907348
DraftBoard: 1

it is the Prospero Zito that you are searching for?
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Re: Looking for Italian ancestors

Postby tledonne » 30 May 2011, 02:04

Thank you very much for this information! Sorry I could not get on earlier to reply sooner. Would you be able to advise the best way to look for relatives regarding this information?
Thank you
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Re: Looking for Italian ancestors

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 May 2011, 04:43

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Re: Looking for Italian ancestors

Postby suanj » 30 May 2011, 06:45

abt the Zitos you can search in Roseto Valfortore civil records by LDS:
Registri dello stato civile di Roseto Valfortore (Foggia), 1809-1929 Roseto Valfortore (Foggia). Ufficio dello stato civile
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

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