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Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby Loriep » 07 Mar 2005, 01:24

I am searching for information about my grandfather's family. Antonio Catalano, born in Rapolla left via Naples for Canada in 1909. He may have travelled with one or two brothers. Father's name was Vincenzo and mother was Pepice Raffaela.
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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby mfjp » 07 Mar 2005, 13:53

They went directly to Canada? If so, did they go to Halifax Harbour? Also provide a birthdate if you can... Also, if you can provide the brother's names it would help.

As you can see... lots of Antonio's going through Boston Harbor... and that is why a birthdate is important.

Antonino Catalano 7 Sep 1905 born 1853 Male Naples, Italy Italy Romanic
Antonino Catalano 28 Apr 1910 born 1894 Male Naples, Italy Italy Canopic
Antonino Catalano 10 Jan 1910 1908 Male Naples, Italy Italy Romanic
Antonino Catalano 2 Apr 1921 1903 Male Naples, Italy Sicily Pocahontas
Antonio Catalano 11 Sep 1904 1885 Male Naples, Italy Italy Romanic
Antonio Catalano 18 Apr 1905 1889 Male Naples, Italy Italy Romanic
Antonio Catalano 29 Dec 1908 1892 Male Naples, Italy Messina Canopic
Antonio Catalano 9 Apr 1921 1913 Male Naples, Italy Italy Canopic
Antonio Catalano 9 Oct 1922 1902 Male

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby Loriep » 08 Mar 2005, 06:21

My grandfather was born in Rapolla in October 1887. It is our understanding he arrived at New York and then Montreal before travelling to Vancouver, British Columbia.
We do not not know any of the brother's names. Two of the sister's names were Maria and Rosa. We believe they stayed in Italy along with an older brother.
There was a family fallout some time before 1923 and if there was any family contact between or among brothers and/or sisters, the rest of us were not aware.
I appreciate any glimmer of information.
Thank you very much. LP

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Postby mfjp » 08 Mar 2005, 08:16

British Columbia Death Index: 1872 to 1979

ALICE VIVIAN CATALANO Female 45 21 May 1939 PENTICTON 1939-09-556432 B13165 1953625
ANTONIO CATALANO Male 69 17 January 1957 PENTICTON 1957-09-001656 B13231 2033147
DIGNA CATALANO Female 55 11 November 1963 TRAIL 1963-09-013806 B13264 2033687
KATE CATALANO Female 84 29 August 1957 VERNON 1957-09-009478 B13233 2033183
LOUIS CATALANO Male 80 9 April 1948 LADNER 1948-09-004176 B13197 2032481
MARIA CATALANO Female 0 2 April 1934 TRAIL 1934-09-486462 B13149 1953016
NICODEMO CATALANO Male 54 31 March 1971 VANCOUVER 1971-09-004870 B13309 2034217
PASQUALINA CATALANO Female 64 17 March 1967 TRAIL 1967-09-004145 B13282 2033858
ROCCO JOSEPH CATALANO Male 74 18 February 1978 VANCOUVER 1978-09-003215 B13584 2051143
ROSINA CATALANO Female 73 3 September 1946 NELSON 1946-09-011574 B13191 2032423
SERAFINO CATALANO Male 82 20 September 1952 VANCOUVER 1952-09-009105 B13213 2032862

British Columbia Marriage Index: 1872 to 1924

ANTONIO CATALANO ALICE PALFREY 30 June 1923 PENTICTON
CHARLES CATALANO PASQUAILINA MAGLIO 26 November 1922 NELSON
ROSARIO LEROSE CONCETTA CATALANO 8 April 1923 NELSON

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby frank270 » 08 Mar 2005, 22:20

Hi Lorie,
My name is Frank. I don't know if I can be much help, but let me offer what I have. My grandmother born November 21, 1900 was Angelina Catalano, she was born in a hamlet of the same name ( although I can't find anything on it ) the hamlet is on the Pescara/Abruzzi border. Pescara is adjacent to Puglia where Rapolla is located. So the possibility of a connection is not so remote. Two of my grandmothers sisters Daniela who was older and Christina younger, married brothers surname Agostinelli. They both immigrated to Toronto in Canada. They had planned to come to Westchester County, NY where my grandmother immigrated, but they liked Toronto and stayed. My Greatgrand parents were Valentino and Annunziata Catalano I dont know for sure but thier birth dates were probably between 1865 and 1875. My greatgrandmother Annunziata passed some time in the mid 60s at the age of 97. Her maiden name was Ciccomancini. As I said don't think will help right but if we share any findings maybe we can build on it to find out where we came from. I can be reached at fjb250@yahoo.com. If I find anything new I will try to contact you through this site, unless you tell me different. Also have you checked www.ellisisland.org, if your family came through there they have been recorded and the info is avaiable, there is a long list of Catalanos although most do not come from that region in Italy seems most came from Sicily. Guess I have rambled long enough, so Bye for now . I look forward to the possibility of hearing from you.

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby mfjp » 09 Mar 2005, 05:04

Hi Lorie, Frank,

You can also find a few Catalano's here, and Agostinelli.

http://www2.cityofrochester.net/Finance ... N=28273476

Don't use first names.... try different variations of the surname...(catalanA)

Some of the documents have quite a bit of detail when viewed.

Also, very many Catalano's went to Australia, or served time there. Search here, using the surname only. Some files will have a "view digital copy" which shows more detail about the person. You can also request the archives to place a digital file of info up as well. Great site...

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ResearcherScreen.asp

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby Loriep » 10 Mar 2005, 06:26

mfjp & Frank,
Thank you for all the information.I searched the British Columbia archives and had the information listed. Also followed up with a list from Canada 411. Long story short and after many phone calls, most of the people listed in the archives are from another Catalano family with the exception of my grandparents and one person (deceased) who may have been related to my grandfather.

Frank, your information is interesting and may be helpful. We are following up on some other leads and waitng for replies. Will keep you updated if we recive any solid information.
Thank you very much. LP

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby Buona » 11 Mar 2005, 01:29

This manifest may mean something...it shows an Antonio from Rapolla going to his brother Michele in Montreal. See line 30



http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 1970080272

Michele's surname is surely Catalano.

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby Loriep » 11 Mar 2005, 05:40

Buona, thank you for showing me this ship manifest entry for the Italia.
On the naturalization papers my gf stated he arrived on the vessel Italy.
It is definitely a good tip.
Thank you very much. LP

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby mfjp » 11 Mar 2005, 06:53

Hi Frank,
Frank wrote...
My Greatgrand parents were Valentino and Annunziata Catalano I dont know for sure but thier birth dates were probably between 1865 and 1875. My greatgrandmother Annunziata passed some time in the mid 60s at the age of 97. Her maiden name was Ciccomancini.



Was taking a look at your GGM surname... just wondering if it could be

C E C C O M A N C I N I from San Valentino, Chieti- East Central Italy (must be nice there!!!)...

Here are just a few of them... www.ellisisland.org
Ceccamanceni,Alfonso S. Valentino, Chieti 1909 16  
Ceccomancusi,Pasquale S Valentino 1905 25
Ceccomuncini,Enridio S. Valentino 1893 23
Manccini,Domenico Cicco S. Valentine 1893 26
Ceccamancini,Nicolo S. Valentino 1904 36
Coccomangino,Domenico S Valentino 1901 35
Coccomangino,Monaco Maria S. Valentino 1901 24
Ceccomancino,Antonio S. Valentino, Italy 1914 10
Ceccomancino,Camillo S. Valentino, Italy 1914 18
Ceccomancini,Camillo Valentinos 1906 29
Ceccomancini,Domenico S. Valentino, Italy 1914 47
Ceccomancini,Domenico Chieti, S. Valentino 1909 42
Ceccomancini,Domenico S. Valentino 1903 36
Ceccomancini,Niccolo S. Valentino 1901 33
Ceccomancino,Nicola S. Valentino, Italy 1914 46
Ceccomancini,Nicolo S Valentino 1902 28
Ceccomancino,Pasquale   1905 35
Ceccomancini,Pasqualo S. Valentino, Chielo
Coccomancini,Guiseppe S Valentino 1902 37
Ciccomancini,Alfonso S. Valentino 1907 15

Hope this helps...

And Lorie... how is the weather in Hawaii??

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby frank270 » 15 Mar 2005, 15:32

Hi Lori and mfjp,
Thank you so much for your post. mfjp you mentioned Catalanos that went to Australia. My grandmothers brother Julio Catalano did go there and later moved here to Yonkers, NY. Thanks mfjp for the Ciccomancini information. It is very possible my grandmother came here not able to read or write, she did learn some after a while but most of the family information was passed by way of mouth from my Italian grandmother to my American/Irish father, so the possibility for errors is pretty good.
Lorie, yes I still have family in the very frigid but beautiful city of Toronto. They are Agostinelli's. Well new friends thank you again, I look forward to talking again, and hopefully connecting the dots of our families.

Frank

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Re: Catalano, Antonio - grandfather, born in Rapolla

Postby mfjp » 16 Mar 2005, 00:03

Thank you Frank for following up on the info I posted.

very frigid but beautiful city of Toronto
... I am from there, and today was truly a beautiful sunny winter day... and not as cold as it was a few days ago... just wish my gas bill wasn't so hefty...

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