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
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, suanj
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
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?
US passport application Right side of image
Page 2 - left side with physical description and PHOTO
Place of birth for Santo Legato on a 1905 manfest, and US passport application is GIOIA TAURO - Reggio Calabria !