Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

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Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 23 Jul 2012, 19:28

Hello All,
I am trying to trace my family heritage. My father was born in 1899 and grew up in what was then called, Elena, but is now called Gaeta. My grandfather's name was Cosmo Lauro and he was married to Elizabeth.

Is anyone familiar with any "Lauro's" from the Elena area?

Thanks!

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 23 Jul 2012, 20:48

This may help you connect with possible relatives in/near Gaeta
Was Elisabetta's surname Mancini? (1912 manifest)
Thanks!

White pages:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html
(remember in Italy women keep their maiden names)

Form Letter to a Possible Relative
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for reference, 1912 Boston ship manifest
lines 8-9
http://imageshack.us/a/img502/2710/1912o.jpg
next page
http://imageshack.us/a/img607/7836/1912b.jpg

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 23 Jul 2012, 22:08

Brilliant! I did not see that (or could not read it)...Elisabetta's surname must have been Mancini!

I believe that her husband, Cosmo (my grandfather), was born around 1870 and came to the USA in 1911. My father never told me anything about his parents so I am piecing it all together now.

My father did not become an American citizen until after I was born, so I am interested in applying for Italian citizenship, but I will need a copy of Cosmo and Elisabetta's marriage certificate and also a copy of my father's birth certificate. I have already sent an email to the comune di gaeta and have not heard back from them. Any thoughts about what to do next?

Grazie,
Bob

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 23 Jul 2012, 22:20

Hey Bob!
I'm afraid you're stuck since the records you'll need are kept by the comune. If they do not respond you may want to consider hiring someone to go to the comune for you...
Valarie
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Note: the owner of this website for families from Elena may be able to help - it appears that they have done quite a bit of research
just a thought...

http://gaeta.familytreeguide.com/tree_index.php

The "Piccolo Related" tree is the family history and genealogy of over 3,000 people that I have been able to find that I am personally related to. These are mostly in Gaeta, Italy and the Boston, Massachusetts area. The "Gaeta Non-related" tree is a list of over 10,000 people from Gaeta, Italy that I haven't been able to find a link to my family tree yet. The "Messina Non-related" tree is a list of over 200 people from Messina, Sicily that I haven't been able to find a link to my family tree yet. I have omitted the names of living people for security. If you want further information, please feel free to contact me at rbaron@byu.net. Please check back often because I regularly update the website. Another good website for Gaeta, Italy information and pictures, etc. is: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/us ... S-Defraia/. I also have a lot of family history recommendations that may help you in your research here: http://piccolothoughts.blogspot.com/sea ... %20History

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 23 Jul 2012, 22:32

Valarie,
Thank you so much. You have been such a big help. On that ship's manifest from 1912, under column "11", is that supposed to be Elisabetta's father's name? If so, can you read it?

Bob

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 23 Jul 2012, 22:36

Bob,
It should be her father
I'll take another look
Did Cosmo and Elizabeth have a second son? If they did, traditionally he would have been named for her father.
Valarie
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edit: added

It appears to be Tobia
(Not a common name, but there were over 600 folks with this given name on ship manifests from Italy from 1892-1924 to Ellis Island)

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 23 Jul 2012, 22:45

Hi Valerie,
As you know, it's very hard to read the writing on the ship manifest, that's how I overlooked Elisabetta's surname. I can't tell what her father's name was, but it looks like "Reubin". As far as I know, my father was an only child.

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 23 Jul 2012, 22:47

I'm sorry Bob, I added to my previous post while you were typing - it was Tobia. Valarie

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 23 Jul 2012, 23:25

Another clue on Cosmo's 1911 manifest
- in US 1909-1911 in Somerville
- joining friend Antonio Gra??ia at 26 Medford St
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/5816/1911jl.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5341/1911b.jpg
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And on his 1909 manifest
- in US 1905-1908 in Philadelphia
- destination Somerville joining brother-in-law (?) Mancini at 26 Chestnut St
http://imageshack.us/a/img11/8287/1909sk.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img802/1548/1909b.jpg

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 23 Jul 2012, 23:49

and his 1905 NY ship manifest
- in US 1902-1904
- joining brother Damiano Lauro at 55 (?Paggioles?) St Philadelphia
http://imageshack.us/a/img407/7904/1905b.jpg

transcription from ancestry. com:
Name: Cosmo Sandro Arrival Date: 28 Mar 1905 Birth Year: abt 1869 Age: 36 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Giulia

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 24 Jul 2012, 00:06

Interesting...I never saw those manifests. My father's name was Ferdinando Damiano Lauro, so he was named after his uncle....

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby vj » 24 Jul 2012, 01:19

Cosmo Lauro in Somerville in 1910
http://imageshack.us/a/img155/686/1910e.jpg

Medford Street
Cosmo Larors 40
- married 10 yrs, abt 1890
- laborer, slaughter house

transcription from ancestry. com
Name: Cosmo Larors [Cosmo Laroro] Age in 1910: 40 Birth Year: 1870 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1910: Somerville Ward 2, Middlesex, Massachusetts Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1909 Relation to Head of House: Partner Marital Status: Married Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy

note: explanation of 'partner' designation from 1910 census instructions to enumerators
105. If two or more persons share a common abode as partners, write head for one and partner for the other or others.

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 24 Jul 2012, 01:48

Valerie,
I am going to send another "pleading" email to the comune di gaeta to see if someone will answer. I have actually sent two letters via the postal service over the past two years to no avail, but I did not send those letters via "certified mail".

If I do not hear back from my email, I will send another letter through the postal service, certified mail, but with "return receipt requested".

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby mistertellyman » 24 Jul 2012, 02:05

Valerie,
This is the email address I have:
statocivile@comune.gaeta.it.it

Does this look right to you?

Thanks,
Bob

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Re: Looking for "Lauro" Family in Gaeta

Postby PippoM » 24 Jul 2012, 08:20

Bob,
the address is
statocivile@comune.gaeta.LT.it
(i wrote in capital letters to show the difference).
You can copy it from the other post!
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