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Legato/Esposito Family Calabria

Postby csulli » 01 Jul 2013, 23:05

Hello,

I had the pleasure of growing up knowing my great grandmother, Marie Esposito (married to Saverio Legato), and therein, a piece of my Italian ancestry. Marie's mother married Santo Legato, and I am trying to find out more information on the two sides of the family. From what I know, Marie was born around 1912, and the family is from Calabria. It has been rumored, too, that Marie's mother once fled Austria.

If anyone can help me to locate records or information regarding the family at this time, and even where the family that stayed is, that would be most appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Legato/Esposito Family Calabria

Postby suanj » 02 Jul 2013, 16:44

Hi you can explain better:
Marie Esposito mother was married at Santo Legato? and why Marie Esposito had Esposito maiden name? Marie Esposito (?) married at Saverio Legato?
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Re: Legato/Esposito Family Calabria

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Jul 2013, 22:55

suanj wrote:Hi you can explain better:
Marie Esposito mother was married at Santo Legato? and why Marie Esposito had Esposito maiden name? Marie Esposito (?) married at Saverio Legato?
Thanks,
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Hi suanj! :D

I am also confused by the poster's family "connections"...

But take a look at this... possibly Santo Legato was the son of Saverio Legato?

Pennsylvania, Order Sons of Italy in America, Enrollment and Death Benefit Records, 1910-1968 about Legato Fu Saverio Legato
Name: Legato Fu Saverio Legato
Birth Date: abt 1874
Registration Year: 1916
Age at Registration: 42
Death Date: 15 May 1959

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Does it look like first wife was Mary(Mara) Repace who died in 1920, and second wife was Giuseppa, age 36 in 1921?

1920 United States Federal Census about Santo Legato
Name: Santo Legato
[Santo Segalo]
[Santo Legate]
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Emporium West Ward, Cameron, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1903
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Marie Legato
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Santo Legato 45
Marie Legato 35

Sam Legato 17
Gus Legato 10
Elizabeth Legato 7
Helen Legato 5
Cordelia Legato 3
[3 5/12]
Jolanda Legato 2
[2 1/12]
Joseph Legato 1
[1 3/12]

Arrival manifest 1921 - return from trip (see US passport application) after death of wife Mary?
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US passport application
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Page 2 - left side with physical description and PHOTO
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Place of birth for Santo Legato on a 1905 manfest, and US passport application is GIOIA TAURO - Reggio Calabria :-D !

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Re: Legato/Esposito Family Calabria

Postby suanj » 03 Jul 2013, 05:52

Hi Tessa,
me too found these records... but something don't match with Esposito surname... maybe the poster can help and to add more infos... hugs,
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