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Glongitano

Postby Mary M » 22 Aug 2011, 00:33

In my research, I found this name for one of my relatives. The first name was listed as Nancy, but I'm sure it was americanized. My guess is Nunzia.
She married Nicholas Saccullo. I expect that Nicholas was also americanized. My guess is Niccolo.
I've found info on the name Saccullo, but not Nicholas or Niccolo. I'm still searching and expect I'll find something sooner or later.
Has anyone seen or heard of the name Glongitano, or something similar to that one? I'm sure it is misspelled and my Italian isn't good enough to try and guess what it should be.
They lived around the late 1800's and early 1900's. She died around 1946. I think he died before she did.

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 00:59

Mary, the Italian version of Nicholas is usually Nicola.

Not sure what the correct spelling of Glongitano might be; the name is so very wrong that there would be a number of possibilities. :)
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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 01:02

Yes? No?

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Nicola Saccullo
Name: Nicola Saccullo
Birth Date: 6 Dec 1885
Birth Place: Bronte, Italy
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 01:08

1930 United States Federal Census about Nancy Saccullo
Name: Nancy Saccullo
Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Nichola Saccullo
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Nichola Saccullo 44
Nancy Saccullo 37
Mario Saccullo 16
Mary Saccullo 14
Joseph Saccullo 7
Rita Saccullo 5
Angelina Saccullo 1

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 02:30

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 03:07

This passenger manifest for Nicola Saccullo seems to give his age as 27 and thus birth year 1879, but I believe it is mis-transcribed - the age being 21 and thus birth year about 1885, which would agree with the census posted earlier.


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Nicolo Saccullo
Name: Nicolo Saccullo
Arrival Date: 8 Nov 1906
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birth Location Other: bronti
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Messina
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Sicilian Prince

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 03:39

Mary M wrote:She died around 1946. I think he died before she did.


Could she have died before April, 1942? And he outlived her?

Normally on the draft registration card, a man would list his wife as the contact person, but Nicola did otherwise...
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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 03:55

Nicola/Nicolo's WWI draft card. Note that this time he lists his wife as the next of kin; I can't quite make out the name although the last four characters seem to be "zzia" - I will have to study that some more.

Also, the date of birth varies slightly compared to the WWII card posted above; this is not terribly unusual.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Nicolo Saccullo
Name: Nicolo Saccullo
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1885
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1907764
DraftBoard: 40

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 04:06

The 1920 census. Nicola's brother "Alfred" is living with them.

Note the daughter "Reda" (Rita; Margherita) aged 2-1/2. It is very likely that this girl died sometime in the next year or so and when Nuncie gave birth soon after to another female child, they named her Rita in honor of the dead child. Again, quite common. That would explain the 1930 census showing a single Rita, aged 5.


1920 United States Federal Census about Nuncie Sacurno
Name: Nuncie Sacurno
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Nicholas Sacurno
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of immigration: 1913
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Nicholas Sacurno 24 (should be 34)
Nuncie Sacurno 28
Morris Sacurno 6
Marie Sacurno 4
Reda Sacurno 2 [2 6/12] (means 2 years and 6 months)
Alfred Sacurno 25

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 04:17

Brother Alfred (Italian: Alfio) WWII draft card:


U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Alfio Saccullo Name: Alfio Saccullo
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1895
Birth Place: Bronte Catania, Italy
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 04:19

It appears that Nicola's son Joseph died in Korea:

Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957 about Joseph D Saccullo
Name: Joseph D Saccullo
Birth Date: 1923
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian (White)
Home City: Philadelphia
Home State: Pennsylvania
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 11 Oct 1951
Processed Date: Nov 1979
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Cause: US Army - No Information Available
Casualty Air: US Army - No Information Available

Service Branch: US Army
Component: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR)
Rank: Private First Class
Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) Or Airman Second Class (Airman First Class) (U.S. Air Force) Or Lance Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps) Or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Second Column: A; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S
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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 04:25

Not quite sure what to make of this; it would appear that Nunzia weas alive in 1943 after all...

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
about Nunzia Saccullo Name: Nunzia Saccullo
Birth Date: abt 1894
Age at event: 49
Court District: Pennsylvania
Date of Action: 5 Mar 1943

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Re: Glongitano

Postby suanj » 22 Aug 2011, 05:54

I believe that the Nancy maiden name was LONGHITANO (name: Nunzia Longhitano)..
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Re: Glongitano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Aug 2011, 13:33

suanj wrote:I believe that the Nancy maiden name was LONGHITANO (name: Nunzia Longhitano)..
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Very good!

I found only one such manifest. In this case, Nunzia Longhitano, aged 20, is travelling with Vito Saitta, aged 30, and Placida Saitta, aged 10. It states that Nunzia is married and implies that she is the wife of Vito. However she clearly is not Placida's mother (she would have been just 10 years old when she was born...).

It is possible that she traveled as Vito's wife only as a means to enter the US. At that time, women and children entering without their husband or father had to prove that they would be able to care for themselves financially and otherwise or they were likely to face immediate deportation.

All in all, it is impossible to say if this is the person who went on to become Nicola's wife. The data adds up pretty well, but there is also some uncertainty.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Nunzia Longhitano
Name: Nunzia Longhitano
Arrival Date: 9 Nov 1912
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birth Location: Catania
Birth Location Other: bronte
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Canada

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Re: Glongitano

Postby suanj » 22 Aug 2011, 15:29

hi Carmine, it is hard to say if is the right Nunzia; surely, as you said she cannot be the mother of Placida Saitta...; however the her surname spelling is right...
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