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Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby italianstanger » 30 Jul 2012, 04:50

I am searching for the birthplace or last place of residence in Italy for Guglielmo Russo (born 1867/1868). Arrived in USA (Castle Garden, NY) on 11/20/1889 at age 22 on the ship Entella departing from the city of Palermo.
He married Teodora Monacelli in 1901 in Chicago, IL USA.

Any information or leads are greatly appreciated.
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Re: Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby pink67 » 02 Aug 2012, 08:37

Hi Anthony,

Considering that at the time of her 1901 arrival in U.S. Teodora Monacelli stated that she was going to meet her intended (husband) Guglielmo Rossi in Chicago, I think that they were coming form the same place, the little town of Alfadena - L'Aquila Province , Abruzzo region
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfedena

Arrival manifest for Teodora:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0026

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Re: Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2012, 11:38

Great find dear Laura!
Me too, I believe that the surname spelling was Rossi or Russi...and not Russo... because in 1910 the surname is spelled Russe:

1910 United States Federal Census about Weller Russe
Name: Weller Russe
Age in 1910: 43
Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Feodora Russe
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
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Household Members: Name Age
Weller Russe
43
Feodora Russe
26
John Russe
8
Carmilla Russe
7
Vincentia Russe
5
Thomas Russe
1
Augustine Russe
3

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Re: Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby italianstanger » 13 Aug 2012, 04:20

I appreciate the feedback ladies, but I did call and write to Alfedena about 1-year ago. I do have Teodora Monacelli's birth certificate (05/10/1883) from Alfedena, but they could not locate a Guglielmo Russo.

Guglielmo's last name was spelled RUSSO as it is correct per the Ship Manifest (link pasted below) as he departed the port of Palermo on the ship Entella and arrived in USA (Castle Garden, NY) on 11/20/1889. Last name is also spelled RUSSO on every one of their childs birth certificates.

He was 16-years older than Teodora. Most of Guglielmo's siblings were priests/nuns in Italy.

Maybe he was from a close town? Maybe from Napoli and met Teodora in Alfedena??
As always, I appreciate your feedback and looking forward to your response.
Thank you
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Re: Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Aug 2012, 17:52

italianstanger wrote:I appreciate the feedback ladies, but I did call and write to Alfedena about 1-year ago. I do have Teodora Monacelli's birth certificate (05/10/1883) from Alfedena, but they could not locate a Guglielmo Russo.

Guglielmo's last name was spelled RUSSO as it is correct per the Ship Manifest (link pasted below) as he departed the port of Palermo on the ship Entella and arrived in USA (Castle Garden, NY) on 11/20/1889. Last name is also spelled RUSSO on every one of their childs birth certificates.

He was 16-years older than Teodora. Most of Guglielmo's siblings were priests/nuns in Italy.

Maybe he was from a close town? Maybe from Napoli and met Teodora in Alfedena??
As always, I appreciate your feedback and looking forward to your response.
Thank you
Anthony

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... id=7334760


Hello Anthony :-D

Found this record (just the index) where the surname is spelled ROSSI :-)


Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 about Teresa Rossi

Name: Teresa Rossi
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1914
Ethnicity: Canadian
Gender: Female
Race: White
Father Name: Guglielmo Rossi
Mother Name: Teodora Monacelli
FHL Film Number: 1287763


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Re: Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby suanj » 13 Aug 2012, 18:09

I agree Laura; Rossi spelling could be right...
I found some Rossi in Chicago and coming from some town no much far from Alfedena: Ateleta and Pizzone..

Ateleta could be more probable as birthplace ...
but it is hard to say with certainty..
maybe Alfedena clerk no found the Guglielmo birth record because the surname was spelled Russo instead of Rossi...
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Re: Guglielmo Russo (1867/1868) - Where From?

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Aug 2012, 18:22

suanj wrote:I agree Laura; Rossi spelling could be right...
I found some Rossi in Chicago and coming from some town no much far from Alfedena: Ateleta and Pizzone..

Ateleta could be more probable as birthplace ...
but it is hard to say with certainty..
maybe Alfedena clerk no found the Guglielmo birth record because the surname was spelled Russo instead of Rossi...
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Hi suanj! It's me, T. :-)

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Postby suanj » 13 Aug 2012, 21:23

:D :D :D :D :D oh sorry TESSA!!!
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