I've been trying to fill out my family tree and I hit a dead end with my great-grandfather's generation. My great-grandfather, Donatangelo (Donato) Luongo was born on 3/10/1888, came to America in 1905, and lived in Philadelphia. He was married to Innocenza Godio. His brothers, Gabriel (8/8/1896), Michael Arcangelo (7/26/1891), Guiseppe, and Jennaro came to the US between 1905-1912. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.
From the arrival manifest for Donatangelo's brothers you can see their father's name:
10 june 1913
Luongo Francesco age 23 male, single and Luongo Gabriele, age 16 male single, from Sant'Angelo a Fasanella to Philadelphia to meet their brother Donato living on Filbert street. Nearest relative in Italy was their father Vitantonio
The 1909 Arrival manfiest for Michele Luongo shows a different father's first name:
19 february 1909
Luongo Michele, age 17, male, single, place of birth and last residence in Italy Sant'Angelo a Fasanella, nearest relative in Italy his father Nicolantonio, going to Philadelphia to join his brother Donatangelo living on 611 Washington Street.
considering that the first male son born to Donatangelo and Innocenza was named Nicholas I believe that the correct name of Donatangelo's father was Nicolantonio
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Donato Luongo Age: 32 Birth Year: abt 1888 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1905 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Innocenza Luongo Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Home owned: Own Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Donato Luongo 32 head Innocenza Luongo 25 wife Nicholas Luongo 8 son Gabriel Luongo 6 son Mario Luongo 4 son Teddy Luongo 2 [2 11/12] son Bennio Godio 51 father in law Louisa Godio 50 mother in law Louis Godio 22 brother in law  Mary Godio 13 sister in law Bennie Godio 8 brother in law Franceso Luongo 30 brother
This is a confirm of Donatangelo's father's first name, from the site Ellisisland.org
11 may 1911
Luongo Pasquale, age 17, male, single, from Sant'Angelo a Fasanella, nearest relative in Italy his father Nicolantonioin Sant'Angelo, going to Philadelphia to meet his brothers Donantangelo and Michele living on 611 Washington Street Phila.
Hi, I am in the same position, only my grandfather was born in Sant'ANgelo Fasanella and came to AMerica in early 1900's. His name was Joseph Rizzo, born in 1892 I believe. I can find no info on my grandmother, maiden name DeStio, Rose. Where would I be able to find church or birth records for that town, do you know? I do not speak Italian!If I can be of any help, I could check records in Phila next time I go there. Anne
There is a DeSito family in NY. Father is Gabriele. Mother Jennie. But father's mother's is named Rose. Do you think your Rose might be a child of his? Or related in some way to that family. They came from the same town.
Hi- just joined this forum today and found your post. I am related to Gabriele and Jennie De Stio. They are my paternal great grandparents, so we are related. Gabriele's mother's name is Rosie DeStio (she lived with them for a while in NY). They also have a daughter Rose, born in 1896- your grandmother? I have done lots of research on this side of my family- but have also hit a wall with Jennie's side of the family (Loia is her maiden name). I would love to connect with you- compare research etc. It does seem that the next step would be to write the municipality of Sant Angelo Fasanella for records though. hope to talk to you soon- Nicole DeStio