I am trying to finish my deceased father’s effort to find his true family surname. His grandfather, Antonio (Anton) Ruffus immigrated to the United States around 1900 where he first settled in the Italian community of Coal City Illinois SW of the city of Chicago. His name in early hand written documents in the United States appeared to be spelled either Roffo or Ruffo. Oral family history is that he did not know the name of his father (possibly a nobleman) but the surname of his mother was Davito. Oral Family also has Antonio being raised in an orphanage. He may have been born in the village of Rocca Canavese just north of Torino. His wife’s parents also immigrated from the same area of Italy, possibly Corio, around 1980 or 1990. In the United States the name was spelled Trolia but I believe it was spelled Troglia in Italy. If the names of Ruffo, or Troglia, or Davito exist in your family history I would very much like to hear from you by email.
My wife and I have been to Italy several times on holiday and in September 2013 we hope to spend part of our holiday in the area around Corio and Rocca Canavese.
If we still have family living in that area of course we love to meet them during our visit to Italy. Sto cercando di finire il lavoro di mio padre defunto per trovare il suo cognome vera famiglia. Suo nonno, Antonio (Anton) Ruffus emigrato negli Stati Uniti intorno al 1900, dove si insediarono nella comunità italiana di Coal City dell'Illinois SW della città di Chicago. Il suo nome nei documenti scritti a mano i primi negli Stati Uniti sembrava essere scritto sia Roffo o Ruffo. Storia di famiglia orale è che lui non conosceva il nome di suo padre (forse un nobile), ma il cognome di sua madre era Davito. Famiglia orale ha anche Antonio di essere cresciuto in un orfanotrofio. Egli può essere nato nel villaggio di Rocca Canavese, a nord di Torino. Genitori di sua moglie anche immigrati dalla stessa zona d'Italia, forse Corio, intorno al 1980 o 1990. Negli Stati Uniti il nome è stato scritto, ma Trolia Credo che sia stato scritto Troglia in Italia. Se i nomi dei Ruffo, o Troglia, o Davito esiste nella storia della tua famiglia mi piacerebbe molto sentire da voi via e-mail. Mia moglie ed io sono stato in Italia diverse volte in vacanza e nel settembre 2013 ci auguriamo di trascorrere parte della nostra vacanza nella zona di Corio e Rocca Canavese.
Se abbiamo ancora famiglia che vive in quella zona, naturalmente, ci piace loro incontro durante la nostra visita in Italia.
Anthony Ruffus, "United States Census, 1940" View image Save image Search collection About this collection Name: Anthony Ruffus Titles & Terms: Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Area B, Decatur, Decatur Township, Macon, Illinois, United States Gender: Male Age: 58 Marital Status: Married Race (Original): Race (Standardized): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Head Birthplace: Italy Estimated Birth Year: 1882 Residence in 1935: Same House Enumeration District Number: 58-20 Family Number: 172 Sheet Number and Letter: 8B Line Number: 53 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 843 Digital Folder Number: 005459584 Image Number: 00785 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Anthony Ruffus M 58 Italy Wife Minnie Ruffus F 47 Illinois Son Donald Ruffus M 25 Illinois Citing this Record
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At ancestry.com . By clicking here you will be leaving FamilySearch.org. (fees and other terms may apply) When using the site at a FamilySearch Center. To signed-in members of supporting organizations. Sign In Search collection About this collection About image restrictions Name: Anton Ruffus Event Type: Event Year: 1920 Event Place: Decatur Township Decatur City Election District No 12, Macon, Illinois Gender: Male Age: 35 Marital Status: Married Race: White Birthplace: Italy Birth Year (Estimated): 1885 Relationship to Head of Household: Self Father's Birthplace: Mother's Birthplace: Household ID: 50 Sheet Number: 3 GS Film number: 1820384 Digital Folder Number: 4300548 Image Number: 00903 Household Gender Age Birthplace SELF Anton Ruffus M 35y Italy WIFE Dominica Ruffus F 26y Illinois SON Donald Ruffus M 5y Illinois DAU Elizabeth Ruffus F 4y3m Illinois Citing this Record
ntonio Ruffo, "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" View image Save image Search collection About this collection Name: Antonio Ruffo Event Type: Draft Registration Event Date: 1917-1918 Event Place: Saline County, Illinois, United States Gender: Male Birth Date: Birthplace: , , Nationality: Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards Affiliate Publication Number: M1509 GS Film number: 1614590 Digital Folder Number: 005248823 Image Number: 05496 Citing this Record
Name: Anton Ruffus Event Type: Draft Registration Event Date: 1942 Event Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois Gender: Male Birth Date: 28 May 1882 Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Illinois Affiliate Publication Number: M2097 Affiliate ARC Identifier: 623284 GS Film number: 2370575 Digital Folder Number: 004134911 Image Number: 02082 Citing this Record
Anton Ruffus United States Census, 1930 birth: 1880 Italy census: 1930 Decatur, Macon, Illinois immigration: 1898 Anton Ruffus United States Census, 1920 birth: 1885 Italy residence: 1920 Decatur Township Decatur City Election District No 12, Macon, Illinois spouse: Dominica Ruffus children: Donald Ruffus, Elizabeth Ruffus Anton Ruffus United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 draft_registration 1942 Decatur, Macon, Illinois birth: 28 May 1882 residence: 1942 Decatur, Macon, Illinois Anthony Ruffus United States Census, 1940 birth: 1882 Italy residence: 1940 Area B, Decatur, Decatur Township, Macon, Illinois, United States spouse: Minnie Ruffus child: Donald Ruffus
Minnie Ruffus, "United States Social Security Death Index" No image available Search collection About this collection Given Name: Minnie Middle Name: Surname: Ruffus Name Suffix: Birth Date: 14 March 1894 Social Security Number: 331-14-xxxx State: Illinois Last Place of Residence: Macon, Illinois Previous Residence Postal Code: 62526 Event Date: March 1984 Age: 90 Citing this Record