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research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby TomDeSantes » 03 Aug 2011, 20:19

I have two papers from my great grandfather so I am able to deduce that he came to America and settled in the Boston area in 1899 on the Spartan Prince (did not see on manifesto). He lived in Prezza and was born 1874. His name is written Tommaso DiSanto and also Tomasso De Santis. His only son my grandfather is named De Santes becasue there was no i dotted on his original paperwork and he never changed it oddly. This makes finding geneology precarious for me. But there are many people named De Santis (not many Italians whose name end in a consonant, right?) in the Boston area. Since my grandfather lived into his 90s I did get some oral history. Tomasso's wife Domenica was from Corfinia, she was a Colella. I do not know about her arrival here although I am told she was a midwife which was rather important in a mountain village in her day. I think I may be related to another line of DeSantes' through Tomasso's twin brother Frank - or so I am told. I would love to be able to confirm this relation. Thank you.
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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby suanj » 04 Aug 2011, 22:48

Hi, your ancestor:
1930 United States Federal Census
about Thomas Desantos Name: Thomas Desantos
Home in 1930: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
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Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Domomca Desantos
Race: White
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Education:

Military Service:

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Age at first marriage:

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Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Desantos 55 born in Italy imm 1898 alien
Domomca Desantos 60 ditto
Andrew Desantos 27 born in MA


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Thomas Desantis Name: Thomas Desantis
City: Hyde Park
County: Suffolk
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: May 1874
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1685016
DraftBoard: 24

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I believe that Tommaso De Santis the arrival could be:
First Name: Ismmaso (Tommaso)
Last Name: De Santis
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Prezza
Date of Arrival: Mar 06, 1900
Age at Arrival: 25y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Spartan Prince
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0018

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018

I cannot find the arrival of Domenica Colella...

Francesco De Santis really was the brother of Tommaso; Francesco arrived in 1901 and joining at brother:

First Name: Francesco
Last Name: De Santis
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Prezza
Date of Arrival: Apr 19, 1901
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Archimede
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0013

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

detained alien:
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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby Lynn Eramo » 11 Nov 2011, 14:31

Hi Tom,
Tomasso DeSantis was my great-grandfather. Your grandfather Andrew was my grandmother Anna's brother. I have lots of info on the family and constantly looking for more.
Let me know what you need and I'll get it to you. Most everything is posted on my Ancestry page under Lynn Eramo Family Tree but not everything. I decided to buy the Family Tree Maker program which I love and have left the other one but don't work on it.
Tell you father that I'm Kay's daughter from Quincy.

Lynn Eramo Zelinsky

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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby Lynn Eramo » 23 Nov 2011, 14:26

Hi Tom,
My grandmother Anna was your grandfather's sister. I have info on the DeSantis/Colella
family if you're interested. Also found Tommaso's manifest on the Sparten Prince...took me two days. They misspelled his name.
My e-mail is lmz02054@yahoo.com
Lynn Eramo Zelinsky

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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby TomDeSantes » 01 Jan 2012, 16:21

Lynn - I just logged on here because I told my aunt Mary Ann that this website had found some information so i went to pull it up - who knew I'd find you too! I'll be in touch via email this week and I plan on heading to ancestry now. So glad to know you are looking too!

Tom

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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby Lynn Eramo » 01 Jan 2012, 17:22

Hi Tom,
Look forward to talking to you about the family. I've been trying to figure out another way of contacting you...nice New Year surprise.
Give my best to your parents and Mary Ann.
Happy New Year.
Lynn

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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby Lynn Eramo » 31 Jan 2012, 14:20

I got a message on email that something was posted on Tomasso DeSantis but nothing there. Please contact me at lmz02054@yahoo.com if you have any info on him. Thanks
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Re: research on Tomasso De Santis

Postby Lynn Eramo » 03 Mar 2012, 21:14

Hi Tom
Have been working with new files just posted for Corfinio, Solmona & Prezza. Have lots of info for you on the DeSantis/Colella Families. Was able to track back 2 more generations. Have been in contact with Carol Cipriani ...she is Louise's (Andrew's sister) granddaughter...we have been comparing notes.
Contact me at lmz02054@yahoo.com
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