I ordered and recently received the death certificate for my great, great grandfather - Carmine Del Pezzo. The certificate lists Anna Ruggiero and Joseph as the parents. I'm sure they were from some place in Naples, but I don't know which part. Carmine was born in 1840 in Italy and died in New York on September 29, 1923. Any suggestions on how to narrow down the search in Naples?
Also I found a few census records that list Carmine's wife as Maria Citra born in Feb 1866 in Italy (Naples region - also not sure where) and traveled to New York with their kids in 1893. They definitely had two kids - Anna and Fannie. Then in the 1915 census, it lists Louise Del Pezzo as Carmine's wife. It says she was born in 1857 and arrived in the US in 1914, but there is no other mention of her. Could it be a sister? Or maybe he was remarried?
Any help with unraveling this mystery - maybe by finding a death record for Maria or marriage record for Carmine and Louise - would be much appreciated!!
No that was the Gallo said of the family that had some folks from Angri and others from Torre Annunziata. Suanj and Laura had some good information, but it was mostly about Carmen Pezza's children. They only found one thing on a census about his mother-in-law.
I did take their advance and ordered the death certificate to get Carmine's parent's names, but I can't even find when his wife Maria died, so I can't order one from her.
I was just hoping someone might have a good trick to narrowing down where in Naples they were from. I'm currently going through all the marriage records for 1887 from each commune to see if I can find the marriage record of Carmine Pezza and Maria Citra. Hopefully that will have some information.
Then in the 1915 census, it lists Louise Del Pezzo as Carmine's wife. It says she was born in 1857 and arrived in the US in 1914, but there is no other mention of her. Could it be a sister? Or maybe he was remarried?
Yes, he remarried (possibly his wife's sister), these the marriage dates from the site Italiangen.org:
Dell Pezzo Carmine Oct 23 1913 Kings Certificate number: 10830 Citero Luisa Oct 23 1913 Kings Certificate number: 10830
and possible 1911 arrival manifest for Luisa Citro (Place of birth Salerno - Angri):
That could be it. The interesting part is that my grandmother (his granddaughter) was born in 1915 and her middle name was Louise. Unfortunately, she is no longer alive, but it would have been interesting to know if she knew she was named after the second wife.
Anyone able to help with a death certificate for Maria DelPezzo? She was born in Italy in February 1866. Her maiden name (I think) was Citro. She came to New York in 1893. She was married to my great-grandfather, Carmine DelPezzo. She appears on a 1905 census, and he remarried in 1913, so she would have had to have died sometime in between those years. I've checked the NYC Death Index records, but I can't come up with anything. I need to see her death certificate so I can check if my great grandfather married her sister. Any help would be VERY appreciated!! Thanks!!
Hi Laura, I actually found that too and ordered it, but when it arrived, I realized that unfortunately it isn't the right one. The last residence doesn't match and it says she was a widow, which she wasn't, and the amount of time she was in the US doesn't match either. Frustrating right?!!? There most be another one for the correct Maria Del Pezzo. There have been lots of different spellings of the last name, so I'm thinking that must be the issue, but after several days of searching, I'm still coming up short.