Hi. I'm new here - just signed up. I'm researching my grandmother's Italian family - Tamberino. I never see the name or variations in any surname website so maybe it isn't a common Italian name. Anyway, this is especially difficult since she was raised in an orphanage in South Bend, Indiana with her 2 brothers. They were in the orphanage between about 1915 to 1930. The father was Joseph Tamberino and I don't know the mother's name. I've done the usual census records and city directory searches on Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org. I've tried various spellings. There should be a Joseph Tamberino and a wife with a baby in the 1910 census. The 2 others were born between censuses, then straight to the orphanage apparently. I've seached all over Indiana and Illinois. Now I'm posting this in hopes the info above will ring a bell with someone.
The "kids" are Daniel Tamberino born in 1912, John L. born in 1914 and Mary Frances Tamberino born in 1909. I've seen the names spelled various ways on censuses and city directories when I'm sure it's them. I don't know Joseph's BD. I only guess based on the kids ages to be around 1885. He was born in Italy, according to what grandma told me when she was alive.
adelfio wrote:Welcome to IG website Do you have the kids names? Joseph birth year? Possible Tamburino/Tamburina?
Hi Marty, here the infos that I found abt the children:
1. Mary Frances Tamberino Birth 7 July, 1909 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Death Mar 4, 1999 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA abt Mary: 1920 United States Federal Census about Mary Tambourine Name: Mary Tambourine Age: 8 Birth Year: abt 1912 Birthplace: N S [Nova Scotia] Home in 1920: Clay, St Joseph, Indiana Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Inmate Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy
she was adopted in 1921 from Matteson family in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA ; 1940 census with own family: 1940 United States Federal Census about Mary Goodrick Name: Mary Goodrick Respondent: Yes Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910 Gender: Female Race: White Birthplace: Illinois Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Wife Home in 1940: Lyons, Rice, Kansas Map of Home in 1940: View Map Street: South Bell House Number: 514 Inferred Residence in 1935: Wichita, Kansas Residence in 1935: Wichita, Kansas Resident on farm in 1935: No Sheet Number: 12B Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade Weeks Worked in 1939: 0 Income: 0 Income Other Sources: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Joseph Goodrick 41 Mary Goodrick 30 Ruth Goodrick 16 Birneta Goodrick 15 Mary Goodrick 13
2. Daniel Tamberino Birth August 14, 1912 in Ilinois Death 25 March 1995 in Midland, Midland, Michigan
3. John Lewis Tamberino Birth July 27, 1914 in Illinois, USA Death Oct. 27, 2005 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York, USA
1920 United States Federal Census about John Lambrinos Name: John Lambrinos [John Tamborius] Age: 5 Birth Year: abt 1915 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1920: Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Marital Status: Single Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age Bernhart Swartzell 8  John Lambrinos 5 Daniel Lamborino 7
1930: 1930 United States Federal Census about John Tambarine Name: John Tambarine Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1915 Birthplace: United States [United States of America] Race: White Home in 1930: Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: United States Mother's Birthplace: United States Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
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Household Members: Name Age John Tambarine 15
in Orphanage with Daniel I cannot find the births in all Cook County, IL... as a well Joseph marriage...
I know no if the data posted in a public genealogic trees by ancestry.com are accurate, but almost for the kids I believe that the infos are right.. maybe they was no born in Cook County, IL, but in another county of Illinois... it is possible... Joseph Tamberino on the genealogic trees are : 1895 and 1885... maybe 1885 could be more correct..
I checked abt The Tamberinos( possible italian version of surname: Tamburino, Tamburrino, Tamburrini etc..) and I found a Giuseppe TAMBURRINO born in Roma, IT travelling back from Canada in 1910 and joining at wife Carmela in Alton, Madison, IL..
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 about Giuseppe Tamburrino Name: Giuseppe Tamburrino Arrival Date: Nov 1910 Port of Arrival: Port Huron, Michigan, United States Residence Country: Canada Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1886 Birth Country: Italy Gender: Male Record Type: Manifests Line Number: 6
the father was Donato and lived in Roma, IT; Donato first name matching with Joseph 's son first name. Daniel, because many italian Donato anglicized the first name in Daniel... after this trip, I cannot find the 1910 census, if Carmela stayed in Alton, IL when the 1910 census was taken.. I found just another record: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Joseph Tamberine Name: Joseph Tamberine Gender: Male Residence Year: 1916 Street Address: 1109 Cherry Alley Residence Place: Alton, Illinois Occupation: Laborer Spouse: Mary Tamberine
Publication Title: Alton, Illinois, City Directory, 1916 The wife is Mary, maybe she was Maria Carmela...
just the poster can give us more details.. bye, suanj
Wow. That was fast! I have most of that info (about the kids) saved to my tree on Ancestry.com but it took me months to find all that info. I hope I can become fast at this in the future.
However, I did not have any info about the father except his name and likelihood of being in Illinois/Indiana area. I'm excited about checking it out to see if it could be him. Once I find him for sure and get the mother's name I'll work on tracing them back to Italy. Thanks so much.
Since I posted the original post I have made a big discovery. A long lost relative who knew my grandmother very well tells me that grandma's name wasn't Mary Frances at all. her given name was Philomena. It was changed later; not sure when. Most likely by her adopted parents. So I am instead searching for Philomena Tamberino or Tamborino, born approximately 1909. I also learned that grandma invented birth dates since she didn't know when she was born. Plus she never knew where she was born - could have been Italy for all she knew. She always wrote Chicago as her place of birth on forms. Just to make things really difficult.
I would not give up on Cook County for birth records of these children. Many records that I found were in the Catholic church listing of Baptisms (Chicago Dioceses on Family Search). The family members I found have never appeared in the Cook county birth listings to date. In fact, when I presented the baptisms for my father, uncle and aunt to the County, Cook County then found a warehouse where some birth records were stored and sent me a copy. Those particular records now appear in the Cook County birth listings.
Since I posted this I now know that the family name is really Tamborini. I presume Tamberino was given to the children in the orphanage and that is all they knew. I found the obituary of the children's mother in two South Bend, Indiana newspapers. Her name was Caroline and all 3 children were mentioned in the obit and it said the father, Joseph, had abandoned her some time ago. I believe Joseph was in Rockford, IL for some time. Also, one of the brothers in the orphanage evidently did his own search because it said on his death certificate that his mother's name was Caroline Berlina. I don't think Berlina is a very common Italian name. I keep finding it as a name for Germans, although her death certificate said she was born in Italy, but her parents names were "unknown". I'm having difficulty finding the parents of either Joseph Tamborini or his wife Caroline Berlina.
the below record is abt your Joseph Tamborini?? 1930 United States Federal Census about Joseph Tamborini Name: Joseph Tamborini Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1886 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois Map of Home: View map Marital Status: Widowed Immigration Year: 1900 Relation to Head of House: Roomer Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Orazio Germano 50 Consiglia Germano 43 Nino Germano 15 Joseph Germano 13 Anthony Germano 11 Mary Germano 9 John Germano 24 Ida Germano 30 Vittorio Germano 39 Joseph Tamborini 44 I believe that Caroline maiden name is mispelled... regards, suanj
I believe that the right Joseph surname spelling is Tamburrini; I believe that he coming from Fossacesia, IT: First Name: Giuseppe Last Name: Tamburrini Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Fossacesia Date of Arrival: Apr 18, 1903 Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Gallia Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0012 final destination Philadelphia, PA, joining at Mauro Sisti brother in law... I believe so because also the Tamborini(Tamburrini) in Indiana coming from same italian place... I found a naturalization in Cook County, Il abt a Domenico Tamburrini (Dominick Tambarrini) coming from Fossacesia and naturalized in Chicago IL Record Details for Volume 264 Page Number: 500 Declaration Number: 130400
FIRST NAME LAST NAME OCCUPATION DOMINICK TAMBARRINI LABORER BIRTH CITY BIRTH COUNTRY BIRTH DATE FOSSACESIA ITALY 10/28/1894 CURRENT ADDRESS CURRENT CITY 357 KENSINGTON AVE. CHICAGO DEPARTURE LOCATION ARRIVAL DATE DECLARATION DATE NAPLES, ITALY 7/31/1914 4/14/1921
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Domenico Tamburrini Name: Domenico Tamburrini Birth Date: 28 Oct 1894 Birth Place: Fossacesia, Italy Residence: Saint Joseph, Indiana Race: White
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Dominick Tamburrini Name: Dominick Tamburrini Gender: Male Residence Year: 1951 Street Address: 2034 Franklin Residence Place: South Bend; Mishawaka, Indiana Occupation: Fdrv Wkr Spouse: Caroline Tamburrini Publication Title: South Bend, Indiana, City Directory, 1951
The surname and the US places (Saint Joseph, IN; South Bend, IN; Chicago IL) let me think that Giuseppe Tamburrini ship's manifest could be abt your ancestor.. just a my idea.. suanj
Very interesting. I have the 1930 census of Joseph in Rockford and think it is him but not positive. His age and his "age at first marriage" is right. One child was born there so it's a place the family lived at one point.
I'm definitely going to follow up on Dominick as a relative and the ship manifest. I assumed his destination would be Chicago,though, since that's the area where the family ended up.
I found the possible marriage record: Mary Berliney, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935" Name: Joseph Tamberiney Or Tomeriney Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: Spouse's Name: Mary Berliney Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Age: Event Date: 18 Nov 1906 Event Place: Streator, La Salle, Illinois Father's Name: Mother's Name: Spouse's Father's Name: Pasquole Spouse's Mother's Name: Race (Original): Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Race (Original): Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01189-7 System Origin: Illinois-ODM GS Film number: 1710812 Reference ID: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2PL-CH6 I am pretty sure that is the right record.. maybe her first name was Maria Carolina... suanj