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Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Biff83 » 30 Apr 2013, 20:09

After a frustrating six year search, I thought I'd see if anyone here can help locate any other information on my grand uncle Leopoldo Epifano. Here's what I do know about him.

Born on 28 November 1869 in the town of San Mango d'Aquino Catanzaro. Parents Franceso Saverio Epifano (1842-1923) and Carmela Esposito (1845-1925).

Siblings Antonio (1867-1945), Angelo (1872-1951), Giuseppe (1889-1958), Saverio (1885-1964) and Palma (1876-1968). All four brothers emigrated to the US. Sister Palma remained in Italy.

First emigrated in 1900 per below manifest
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

Returned to Italy in 1905 or early 1906 and accompanied my grandfather back to the US in May of 1906 per the following manifest, line 12.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6055/epifano1906.jpg

He was married (spouse unknown) and supposedly had two children Angelina and Fiore. He may have settled somewhere in South America. If he returned to Italy, he did not die in San Mango since the town's vital records do not show a death date.

Other than the two manifests and his birth record, I've found nothing.

Thanks,
Biff
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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Biff83 » 04 Aug 2013, 02:46

Bump.

Can someone direct me to online sites which contain immigration records for any countries in South America?

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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Bette » 04 Aug 2013, 03:44

Here is the site for Argentina:

http://www.cemla.com/busqueda.php
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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Bette » 04 Aug 2013, 03:53

FamilySearch.org has listed some also. You can check out Rio de Janiero Immigration Cards, 1900 - 1965 here:

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932363

See the familysearch.org site for others that need browsing; or additions to the collection as they get added. Good Luck,
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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Biff83 » 05 Aug 2013, 14:28

Thanks, Bette.

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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby pink67 » 05 Aug 2013, 14:53

Hi Biff,

don't know if you already have seen this record., maybe it worth to be investigated..
From the site of CEMLA of the arrivals in the port of Buenos Aires:

NAme: FIORE, EPIFANIO
Age: 44
Civil status C (casado=married)
Occupation: CONTADOR
Religion: CATOLICA
Citizen: ITALIANA
Ship: MENDOZA
Departing from: GENOVA
Arrival date and port: 03/12/1950 - BUENOS AIRES
Born in: CATANZARO

Maybe you could check the births in san Mango and see if Leopoldo's son was born in that date....
I apologize if you already did these research...

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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Biff83 » 05 Aug 2013, 15:56

Laura,

Many thanks for that lead. It's the most promising one I've seen in the six plus years I've been trying to locate info on Leopoldo and his family. I will check with the Stato Civile office in San Mango to see if they have a birth record for Fiore.

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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby pink67 » 05 Aug 2013, 16:48

Biff,
on the 1900 arrival manifest Leopoldo is listed as married, have you asked to San Mango to see if there's a marriage record for him?

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Re: Leopoldo Epifano

Postby Biff83 » 05 Aug 2013, 19:46

Laura,

There is no marriage record on file in San Mango so he must have married in another comune. Likewise, there is no death record for him in San Mango so likely died in another comune or outside of Italy.

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