My great-great grandfather- Carlo Trocciola (Born Jan 21 1853) was from Campobasso and came to New York City with his four sons in the early 1900's. The sons are Pasquale (born 1882), Giovanni- Born 1884, Mario- born 1887 and Amadeo- born 1890. His wife was Giuseppina D'Angelo (born 1860). I cannot figure out where in Campobasso they are from- all the records (Ellis Island, Naturalization)- only say Campobasso. So how do I find out more information Thanks Susan Trocciola
Carlo's parents were Pasquale Trocciola and Rosaria Avecca or Avella
Hi the arrival of Pasquale: First Name: Pasquale Last Name: Tracciola Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Campotarro Date of Arrival: Jan 28, 1904 Age at Arrival: 20 Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Nord America Port of Departure: Napoli Manifest Line Number: 0025 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025 no sailed, father Carlo in the trip, joining at son Giovanni.. the last residence is Campobasso..
Pasquale arrived later:
First Name: Pasquale Last Name: Trocciola Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Campobasso Date of Arrival: Sep 22, 1904 Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Konigin Luise Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0026
My great-great grandfather- Carlo Trocciola (Born Jan 21 1853) was from Campobasso and came to New York City with his four sons in the early 1900's. The sons are Pasquale (born 1882), Giovanni- Born 1884, Mario- born 1887 and Amadeo- born 1890. His wife was Giuseppina D'Angelo (born 1860). I cannot figure out where in Campobasso they are from- all the records (Ellis Island, Naturalization)- only say Campobasso.
Carlo Tracciala [sic], age 31, born in Santa Maria Capua, son of Pasquale and Rosalia Avete [sic], married Giuseppa d'Angelo, age 26, daughter of Giovanni and Anna Maria Lionetti, on 17 JUL 1880 in Campobasso, Campobasso, Molise, Regno d'Italia. Source: Campobasso (Campobasso), Ufficio dello Stato Civile, Registri dello Stato Civile, 1809-1910, FHL INTL Film 1733313/MATRIMONI 1880/Numero 38, 17 JUL 1880.
I haven't reviewed the marriage record since I entered it into my database, but I believe the above spelling of Tracciala and Avete accurately reflect the record. However, the proper spelling is probably Trocciola and Aveta respectively. A quick search on Pagine Bianche shows eleven people named Aveta and five people named Trocciola living in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (as it is now known).
Santa Maria Capua Vetere has a very long history. Originally the very important Roman town of Capua (Livy described it as the richest and largest Roman city outside of Rome), it was destroyed by the Saracens in 840 AM. The surviving population fled to Casilinum, where they changed the name to Capua. Meanwhile, a new town was rising amid the ruins of ancient Capua. This town became known as Santa Maria Capua, and later as Santa Maria Capua Vetere. At the time of your Great Great Grandfather's birth it was known as the comune di Santa Maria Capua in the distretto di Caserta, provincia di Terra di Lavoro, Regno delle Due Sicilie. The Registri dello stato civile di Santa Maria Capua Vetere (Caserta), 1809-1929, has been microfilmed by the Mormons and is available to rent and view at their Family Search Centers. You can review the film notes and find the nearest Family Search Center at http://www.familysearch.org.
Your Great Grandmother Giuseppa d'Angelo was born in Campobasso, Campobasso, Molise, Regno delle Due Sicilie. However, her paternal Grandfather Achille d'Angelo was born in Boiano, Campobasso, Molise, Regno di Napoli and her maternal Grandfather in Antonio Lionetti was born in Maddaloni, Caserta, Terra di Lavoro, Regno di Napoli. Source: Campobasso (Campobasso), Ufficio dello Stato Civile, Registri dello Stato Civile, 1809-1910, FHL INTL Film 1443306/PROCESSETTI 1845/Numero del Registro 55, 24 OCT 1845.
Giuseppa d'Angelo's Great Great Grandmother was Eleonora Serafina di Rito (baptized 20 DEC 1729). We are 7th cousins on this line (my Grandmother was Emilia di Rito). Our common ancestors are Carmine Stefano di Rito (baptized 26 DEC 1703) and Teresangela Pietrunto. Carmine's father was Nicola di Rito, who originated in the comune of Pietracatella. The entire di Rito family found in the comune of Campobasso descends from him.
John- Thank you again for all the useful information. Do you have your family tree posted anywhere- mine is through ancestry.com and I would be happy to share it with you.
I have tried to order microfilms in the past- but then when they arrive it is very confusing where to look (I had another relative whose birth certificate I had). Do you speak Italian? How were you able to get so much information? Susan
Susan - I don't have my data online but if you send an email to armellino at yahoo dot com, I will send you some charts for your family tree. I wouldn't give up on the microfilms. The ability to read the documents and elicit pertinent data will come with practice. To get started you might try one of two excellent books on Italian genealogical records: (1) Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical & Other Records in Family History Research by Trafford R. Cole and/or (2) Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage by Lynn Nelson. Either book will help you get started. It's not necessary to speak Italian since the relevant portions of most records are standardized and can be mastered in short order.
CARLO FILIPPO GELTRUDO(?) TROCCIOLA BORN: 21 JAN 1849 IN SANTA MARIA CAPUA VETERE FATHER: PASQUALE TROCCIOLA AGE 45 SON OF THE LATE MARCO (I can't figure out his profession) MOTHER: ROSALIA AVETA AGE 41 DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MICHELE
Hi John, I appreciated the history lesson about Santa Maria.
Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.