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Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby Italy#1 » 12 Jul 2011, 00:56

Good Evening,

I am searching for information on my Great Uncle of Italian decent. I have found a "REPORT OF BIRTH" for Volino-Balina Calabrese. I do not find him on any census, nor do I find a birth certificate or death certificate. How can I find more information? Volino was born on 24 March 1907 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. Any help or hints would be appreciated.

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 12 Jul 2011, 14:50

Marie,

just for references the birth record:

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922

for Volino Balina Calabrese
Name: Volino Balina Calabrese
Birth Date: 24 Mar 1907
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father's Name: Antonio Calabrese
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Father's Age: 35y
Mother's Name: Rosaria Costahoboli
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Age: 26y
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Film Number: 1288130
Digital Folder Number: 4273083
Image Number: 396
Reference Number: 2423

image here:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 3083_00396

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 12 Jul 2011, 15:00

Possible 1910 census?

1910 United States Federal Census
about Tony Calabria
Name: Tony Calabria[Tony Calabris]
[Tony Calabri?]
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Rose Calabria
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Calabria 42 head, born in IT
Rose Calabria 28 wife, born in IT
Frank Calabria 5 son, born in IL
William Calabria 3 [2] son, born in IL
Carney Calabria 9/12 [0]son, born in IL
Sam Norman 42
Philip Stella 37
Tony Kero 28
Sam Capetto 22

I believe this may have been the correct 1910 census because the address is 729 Desplaines Street, while on the birth cert. the address is 334 Desplaines Street..
What do you think about it?

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 12 Jul 2011, 15:14

Sibling and correct lastname for Volino's mother:

Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915

for Filomena M Calabrese
Name: Filomena M Calabrese
Birth Date: 09 Mar 1913
Birthplace:
Gender: Female
Race (Original): W
Race (Standardized): White
Father's Name: Antonio Calabrese
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Rosina Costabili
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Film Number: 1287758
Digital Folder Number: 4394335
Image Number: 00180
Reference Number: p. 75, Ln 3742

address: 844 Morgan street

page 1:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 4335_00180

page 2:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 4335_00181

so, most likely this was the 1920 census:

address: 844 Morgan sTreet

1920 United States Federal Census
about Tony Calabrese
Name: Tony Calabrese[Tony Calabiese]
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 19, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Rosie Calabrese
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1893
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Calabrese 52
Rosie Calabrese 40
Frank Calabrese 13
Tony Calabrese 8 [8 6/12]
Carmella Calabrese 10 [10 2/12]
Fellmino Calabrese 6

page 1:
http://postimage.org/image/35smjacw4/

page 2:
http://postimage.org/image/35tmx3zr8/

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 12 Jul 2011, 15:40

Possible death certificate for Volino:

Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922

for William Calabrese
Name: William Calabrese
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 18 Sep 1918
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Death Age: 10y 6m 1d
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Date: 17 Mar 1908
Birthplace: Chicago
Marital Status:
Spouse:
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Father: Tony Calabrese
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother: Rosina Costabile
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Occupation: School boy
Street Address:
Residence:
Cemetery: Mt. Carmel
Burial Place:
Burial Date: 19 Sep 1918
Funeral Home:
Informant:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 1309168
Digital Folder Number: 4005166
Image Number: 995
Reference Number: cn 24176

image:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 5166_00995


Possible 1910 census?

1910 United States Federal Census
about Tony Calabria
Name: Tony Calabria[Tony Calabris]
[Tony Calabri?]
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Rose Calabria
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Calabria 42 head, born in IT
Rose Calabria 28 wife, born in IT
Frank Calabria 5 son, born in IL
William Calabria 3 [2] son, born in IL
Carney Calabria 9/12 [0]son, born in IL
Sam Norman 42
Philip Stella 37
Tony Kero 28
Sam Capetto 22


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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby Italy#1 » 15 Jul 2011, 16:40

Laura, thank you for all of the information. What do you think may have happened to Volino? I have checked with Mt. Carmel and they have no record of a burial for him. I have contacted the undertakers grandson and he is checking to see if his aunt may have his grandfathers records still. Also I noticed a "Carney" on the census as their son, I have absolutely no information on him.

Thanks again for your help!
Marie

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby Harleygrrl » 16 Jul 2011, 04:47

Hi Marie, if you check out the original 1910 Census document, the "Carney" actually is "Carmy" and likely short for little Carmella. Of course, why initially called a son in 1910 and then a daughter in 1920 - don't know - but in 1910 only 9 months old could have been misidentified.
Carmella lived to only 24. This death registration actually names her parents' birthplace: Cosenza, Italy. 35 listings in Italian phone book for Calabrese today in Cosenza. More on Carmella here:

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Carmella Calabrese
Name: Carmella Calabrese
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 01 Jan 1935
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Female
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: 1911
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1910
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill
Father: Antonio Costabele
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place: Coseuza, Italy
Mother: Rosaria Costabele
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place: Caseuza, Italy
Occupation: housework
Residence:
Street Address:
Spouse: Louis
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 05 Jan 1935
Burial Place: Proviso, Cook, Illinois
Cemetery: Mt Carmel
Informant:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4205890
Image Number: 130
Film Number: 1907355
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 116

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/search/rec ... F4F-MRF/p1

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 17 Jul 2011, 08:58

Pink67 wrote:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Tony Calabrese
Name: Tony Calabrese[Tony Calabiese]
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 19, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Rosie Calabrese
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1893
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Calabrese 52
Rosie Calabrese 40
Frank Calabrese 13
Tony Calabrese 8 [8 6/12]
Carmella Calabrese 10 [10 2/12]
Fellmino Calabrese 6


From the birth record of Filomena Calabrese you can see the birth places of her parents:

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922

Name: Filomena Rosario Calabrese
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1914
Birthplace:
Gender:
Female
Race: White
Father's Name: Antonio Calabrese
Father's Birthplace: Bracigliano, Italy [which is a town in the province of Salerno - Campania Region]
Father's Age: 46
Mother's Name: Rosaria Costabile
Mother's Birthplace: Castel Libara, Italy [possibly Castro Libero - Cosenza Province - Calabria region]
Mother's Age: 34
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Film Number: 1288316
Digital Folder Number: 4298290
Image Number: 00747
Reference Number: 3222

image here:
https://familysearch.org/search/image/s ... 8290_00747

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 17 Jul 2011, 09:15

Again from Familysearch, the amrriage dates for Antonio and Rosina:

Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920

Groom: Antonio Calabrese
Groom's Titles & Terms (Original):
Groom's Race (Original):
Groom's Race (Standardized):
Groom's Age: 33
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1869
Groom's Birth Date: 1869
Groom's Birthplace:
Bride: Rosina Costabelo
Bride's Titles & Original):
Bride's Race (Original):
Bride's Race (Standardized):
Bride's Age: 22
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1880
Bride's Birth Date: 1880
Bride's Birthplace:
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1902
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

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https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 0773_00416

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Re: Hitting a brick wall in my genealogy search

Postby pink67 » 18 Jul 2011, 07:14

Laura, thank you for all of the information. What do you think may have happened to Volino? I have checked with Mt. Carmel and they have no record of a burial for him. I have contacted the undertakers grandson and he is checking to see if his aunt may have his grandfathers records still.


Marie,
once it happened to a friend too, then he asked for a better search and they found the burial record... the lastname was so mispelled that they couldn't find it the first time.
You have a sure burial date 19 september 1918 so he must have been buried in that date.... Don't forget it was the "spanish flu" pandemic time, I believe that the cemetery staff was "overburden" ...

Laura


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