My father, his brothers, my grandfather and grandmother immigrated from a small village named Bocchigliero to the Pittsburgh area around 1900. My father's name was Michele. His 2 brothers were Fracesco and Guiseppe. His father's name was Nicola Capristo and is mother's name was Liberata Bianco. I am trying to find information about our family ancestry. Can anyone help?
1908 manifest for Liberata Bianco and sons Michele, Francesco and Giuseppe Capristo Destination: Pittsburgh to join husband/father Nicola Capristo. Nearest relative in Italy: Sister/aunt Maria Francesca Bianco. Last residence and place of birth: Parenti, Cosenza. Are you sure about place of birth as Bocchigliero?
Pennsylvania, Order Sons of Italy in America, Mortuary Fund Claims, 1917-1978 Name: Joseph Capristo Birth Date: 14 Feb 1877 Birth Place: Italy Death Date: 22 Nov 1952 Death Place: West Mifflin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Father's Name: Frank Capristo Mother's name: Catherine Filepelli Claim Number: 7747 Archive: Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) Archive Location: University of Minnesota Collection Title: OSIA Pennsylvania Mortuary Fund Claims Reel: PA252
Possible birth record for Nicola and Giuseppe's father Francesco Capristo. From Cosenza archives.
SIAS Code IT-ASCS-F680714 Municipality of BOCCHIGLIERO. Volume number 29, document number 6 page - Francesco Filomeno Capristo born on 08/01/1837 (08 Jan 1837) son of Raffaele Capristo, pecoraro (shepherd), 28 years and of Teresa Berardi, 33 years.
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