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Looking for the last names Bellissimi and Bova

Postby Bellissima54 » 26 Jun 2012, 00:44

Hello,
My great grandmother's name was Angela Bellissimi. She came to New York from Naples on the ship, Caledonia,
in 1896. She was 21 when she came over and settled in Buffalo, New York. She married Frank Bova, who had
also come from Italy in the 1890's. I would love to know where Angela, or Angelina, was from. Where did her family live in Italy? I would also like to know where Frank Bova was from. They both left from Naples to get to New York but maybe not at the same time. Also on the Caledonia manifest with Angela was Felippo Bellissimi,
29, and Domonico Bellissimi, 42. Angela had six children with Frank Bova, one of whom was my grandfather.
If anyone has any idea of what area/city/town in Italy Angela and Frank came from I would very much appreciate it.
Thank you,
Elizabetta in Virginia
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Re: Looking for the last names Bellissimi and Bova

Postby kmpanos » 28 Oct 2012, 03:53

Hi! I'm Kim Panos and my great grandmother was Louise Bova, one of Frank and Angelina's daughters, your grandfathers sister. I have been working on my family tree and I'm also trying to find out more information about Angelina and Frank. I was wondering if you had any more information about their families I'm Italy or the families here in America. I know a lot of the Bova's are in Virginia but I don't have any other information on. If you have any information that would be great! Thanks!
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Re: Looking for the last names Bellissimi and Bova

Postby vj » 28 Oct 2012, 18:20

Bellissima54 wrote:... Angela Bellissimi. She came to New York from Naples on the ship, Caledonia, in 1896
...I would love to know where Angela, or Angelina, was from. Where did her family live in Italy?
... Also on the Caledonia manifest with Angela was Felippo Bellissimi, 29, and Domonico Bellissimi, 42


BELLISIMI/O

Hi Elizabetta and Kim, Welcome to the Forum!
If Domenico Bellisimi/o (father?) was related to Angela, this may help
Valarie

In 1899, here's the rest of the Bellissimi/o family joining father Domenico (from the 1896 manifest) in Buffalo NY
Wife Angela Motta and 5 Bellissimi/o children from Montemaggiore
(probably Montemaggiore Belsito, Palermo Province, Sicily)

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/332/1899t.jpg
Ship Name: California
Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1899
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
lines1-6

Angela Motta 43, abt 1856
- last residence Montemaggiore
- destination Buffalo
- joining husband Domenico Bellesimo at 17 Genessee Street(?)
(children:)
Giuseppe Bellisimo 18, abt 1881
Stefano Bellisimo 14, abt 1885
Maria Antonia Bellisimo 11, abt 1888
Domenica Bellisimo 8, abt 1891
Francesco Ciro Bellisimo 3, abt 1896
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This is probably the same family on the 1900 census in Buffalo
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1728/1900.jpg

Home in 1900:
136 Canal Street, rents house
Buffalo Ward 19, Erie, New York

head Dominico Bellissimo 47, born Dec 1852 IT
- married 24 yrs, abt 1876
- immig 1892, in US 8 yrs, Pa (filed 1st papers)
- butcher
wife Angela Bellissimo 40, born Jan 1860 IT
- 8 children born, 7 children living
- immig 1899
son Carmelo Bellissimo 21, born Mar 1879 IT
daughter Josephine Bellissimo 18, born Apr 1882 IT
son Stefano Bellissimo 16, born Aug 1883 IT
daughter Antonina Bellissimo 14, born Jan 1886 IT
daughter Domenica Bellissimo 9, born Apr 1891 IT
son Francesco Bellissimo 4, born May 1896 IT
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Re: Looking for the last names Bellissimi and Bova

Postby vj » 29 Oct 2012, 00:28

BOVA/BELLISSIMI(O)
Frank Bova and wife Angela Bellissimi/o

1900 census in Buffalo (2 census pages after the Bellissimi/o family)
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2475/1900z.jpg

Home in 1900:
162 Court Street, rents
Buffalo Ward 20, Erie, New York

head Frank Bu*A (Bova) 30, born Mar 1870 IT
- married 3 yrs, abt 1897
- day laborer
- immig 1893, in US 7 yrs, Na (naturalized)
wife Angiola Bu*A (Bova) 75 (25), born Aug 1874 IT
- immig 1896, in US 4 yrs
son Cruse Bu*A (Bova) 1, born Apr 1899 NY
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note abt the Bellissimo family:

Domenico Bellissimo's son Frank (1896-1980) and Frank's wife Teresa were the inventors of Buffalo Wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo in 1964
http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/BuffaloWings/
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Re: Looking for the last names Bellissimi and Bova

Postby vj » 29 Oct 2012, 01:08

BOVA

possible 1893 ship manifest (not much info)
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5415/1893g.jpg

Ship Name: Giava
Arrival Date: 20 Mar 1893
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
line 40

Name: Francesco Bora (Bova)
Birth Date: abt 1870 Age: 23
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian
Destination: New York
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Re: Looking for the last names Bellissimi and Bova

Postby vj » 29 Oct 2012, 02:15

BOVA/BELLISSIMI(O)

Roanoke City VA Archives Cemeteries....St Andrews Catholic Cemetery
http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/roanok ... ndrews.txt
ST ANDREWS CATHOLIC CEMETERY - Roanoke, VA

BOVA, Angeline Bellissimo 15 Aug 1874 - 05 Nov 1920
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