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Grandfathers Surname

Postby dizneed » 28 Jul 2011, 18:27

Trying to find my grandfather's travel to America from southeast Naples to Philadelphia PA
His name was Alexander Gioiella (like the town) Although my mother's birth certificate actually says Giarello (American Translation?) The ship he was on was the Calabelera (not sure of the spelling)departed in 1918.

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Re: Grandfathers Surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Jul 2011, 15:07

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Approximate year of birth for Alexander (Alessandro?) would be helpful.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Jul 2011, 15:11

Is this him?

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Alessandro Gioiella Name: Alessandro Gioiella
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1877
Birth Place: Vulturara, Italy
Residence: Camden, New Jersey
Race: White


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Birth place (above) could refer to either of:

Comune di Volturara Appula, Provincia di Foggia, Regione di Puglia, Southern Italy

Comune di Volturara Irpina, Provincia di Avellino, Regione di Campania, Southern Italy
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Re: Grandfathers Surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Jul 2011, 15:26

If this 1930 census is the correct family, then Alessandro appears to have arrived in the US in 1905.

1930 United States Federal Census about Allssendro Giorella
Name: Allssendro Giorella
Home in 1930: Camden, Camden, New Jersey
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Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Monforte 30
Mary Monforte 34
Louis Monforte 9
Mary Monforte 7/12
Mary Dedomenico 33
Stefano Dedomenico 36
Allssendro Giorella 52
Louise Giorella 47
Michael Giorella 13
Carman Giorella 12
Virginia Giorella 12
Alma Giorella 11
Concetta Giorella 9
Santina Giorella 7

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Re: Grandfathers Surname

Postby dizneed » 29 Jul 2011, 18:41

That research was fantastic! Thanks for your time. You made our whole family happy. I see my Grandfather was born in 1877 in Volturara. I checked the phone book and there is a Carmela Gioiella residing there. Also in surrounding provinces near Napoli there are approx. 50 Gioiellas there. Cousins I presume. Again my sincere thanks, ED

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Re: Grandfathers Surname

Postby Tessa78 » 29 Jul 2011, 20:50

Possible marriage index for Alessandro? :-)

Groom's Name: Alessandro Gioiella
Bride's Name: D'Anastasia (Maiden name of Louise?)
Marriage License Year: 1914 (this fits with 1930 census info)
License Number: 316054
Image Number: 00125
Digital Folder Number: 4140427
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951

When listed under bride's name...
Groom's Name: Gioiella
Bride's Name: Luisa D'Anastasia
Marriage License Year: 1914
License Number: 316054
Image Number: 00018
Digital Folder Number: 4140419
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951


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Re: Grandfathers Surname

Postby dizneed » 30 Jul 2011, 16:27

Yes that is my grandmothers maiden name. Thanks for your research also.

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