Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
8 posts • Page 1 of 1

Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby lechenea » 22 Aug 2013, 00:16

Hello!

I'm looking for some information regarding the Romeo/Ionta family from the Calabria region of Italy. I've been able to go back only to a certain point in the 1800s, and have had roadblocks since that point. Since I can't afford to make a visit right now myself, I thought maybe one of you would have some information.

George Romeo (b.5 Feb 1874) - from stories my family tells me, they lived in the Calabria region of Italy, possibly Cosenza. Romeo is basically the Italian version of Smith, so it's hard to make sure that it's him. He immigrated in 1898 to the U.S. and died in Oct 1933.
Angelina Maria Ionta (b.1865) - Wife of George Romeo, she immigrated to the US in probably around the same time as George, though I have not been able to verify this. Their son Albert, was born in the U.S. shortly after 1898, so this is why I'm making this conclusion.
Pasquale Ionta - All I have on Pasquale is that he was born in Lazio, Italy. He is listed on Angelina's death certificate, which is my only source of information on Pasquale.
Vincenza Dascoli - All I have on Vincenza is that she was born in Lazio, Italy as well. She is listed on Angelina's death certificate.

I have not been able to find George's parents names. Any help would be appreciated. If it's in Italian, I have a friend who can translate, so any help in any language would be great!

Thank You!
Amanda
lechenea
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 23:59

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby adelfio » 22 Aug 2013, 15:34

Where did they settle in they settle in the US?
Is it possible George is Gaetano?

Marty
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

Marty
User avatar
adelfio
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4495
Joined: 27 Oct 2010, 13:47
Location: Chicago

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby pink67 » 22 Aug 2013, 17:01

Hi Amanda,

are you sure that son Albert was born in the U.S.?

Found these marriage records on Familysearch.org:

"Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"

Nome: Albert Romeo
Titoli e termini:
Tipologia di evento: Marriage
Data dell'evento: 06 Nov 1920
Luogo dell'evento: Berrien, Michigan
Età: 21
Anno di nascita (approssimativo): 1899
Nome del padre: George
Titoli e termini del padre:
Nome della madre: Santo
Titoli e termini della madre:
Nome del coniuge: Josephine Stillo
Titoli e termini del coniuge:
Età del coniuge: 19
Anno di nascita del coniuge (approssimativo): 1901
Nome del padre del coniuge: Pasquale
Titoli e termini del padre del coniuge:
Nome della madre del coniuge: Constable
Titoli e termini della madre del coniuge:
Numero identificativo di riferimento:
Numero di bobina di FamilySearch: 2240873
Numero della cartella digitale: 4655522
Numero immagine: 01582

image here, place of birth is Italy:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... c=13821512

Do you know about siblings?

"Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"

Nome: James Romeo
Titoli e termini:
Tipologia di evento: Marriage
Data dell'evento: 19 May 1919
Luogo dell'evento: Berrien, Michigan
Età: 24
Anno di nascita (approssimativo): 1895
Nome del padre: George
Titoli e termini del padre:
Nome della madre: Sante
Titoli e termini della madre:
Nome del coniuge: Anna Moore
Titoli e termini del coniuge:
Età del coniuge: 19
Anno di nascita del coniuge (approssimativo): 1900
Nome del padre del coniuge: Charles
Titoli e termini del padre del coniuge:
Nome della madre del coniuge: Moore
Titoli e termini della madre del coniuge:
Numero identificativo di riferimento:
Numero di bobina di FamilySearch: 2240676
Numero della cartella digitale: 4654099
Numero immagine: 0090

Laura
User avatar
pink67
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4447
Joined: 25 Oct 2005, 00:00
Location: italia - liguria

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby pink67 » 22 Aug 2013, 17:26

From Familysearch.org possible 1920 census:

"United States Census, 1920"

Name: George Romero
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Benton Harbor Ward 4, Berrien, Michigan, United States
District: 75
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: No
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent: Own
Birth Year (Estimated): 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1897
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Sheet Number and Letter: 14B
Household ID:
Line Number: 64
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1820757
Digital Folder Number: 004311582
Image Number: 00263
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George Romero M 45 Italy
Wife Mary Romero F 50 Italy
Son James Romero M 24 Italy
Son Albert Romero M 21 Italy
Daughter Josephine Romero F 16 Illinois
Daughter-in-law Anna Romero F 19 Ohio

And I think this may have been the birth record for daughter Josephine born in Illinois, Chicago:

"Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922"

Name: Giuseppa Romeo
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1903
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Female
Race: White
Father's Name: Germaro Romeo
Father's Birthplace: Avellbino, Italy
Father's Age: 28y
Mother's Name: Maria Angela Santodurico
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age: 18y (??)

"Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"

Name: Gisseppa Romeo
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1903
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Female
Race (Original): W
Race: White
Father's Name: Gennasa Romeo
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Father's Age: 28
Mother's Name: ...ia A Santochirico
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Age:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
GS Film number: 1287751
Digital Folder Number: 4271459
Image Number: 174
Reference ID: v 48A p 288

and from Ellisisland.org the arrival manifest for Angela Maria

27 august 1902

Santochirico Angela Maria (maiden name), age 34, female, married, peasant, from Serino to Chicago (199 Ewing street) to meet her husband Gennaro Romeo, travelling with her child Gennaro age 8 male (later James) and Umberto age 4 (later Albert)

image here:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0005

Serino is a town under the province of Avellino:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serino

Laura
User avatar
pink67
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4447
Joined: 25 Oct 2005, 00:00
Location: italia - liguria

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby pink67 » 22 Aug 2013, 17:29

Possible arrival manifest for George/Gennaro Romeo:

11 june 1900

Romeo Gennaro, age 26, male, married, labourer, from Serino to chicago to join his brother in law (no name is listed)

image:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0014

Laura :D
User avatar
pink67
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4447
Joined: 25 Oct 2005, 00:00
Location: italia - liguria

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby pink67 » 22 Aug 2013, 17:36

Possible 1899 arrival manifest for Gennaro Romeo's brother in law (Angela Maria's brother)

9 july 1899

Santochirico Filippo, age 27, male, single, from Serino to Chicago to join his cousin antonio living on 107 Ewing street.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025

Laura
User avatar
pink67
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4447
Joined: 25 Oct 2005, 00:00
Location: italia - liguria

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby lechenea » 23 Aug 2013, 01:22

So I was able to find Gennaro Romeo, and you were right, Albert (my great-grandfather) was born in Italy. No one in my family knew. They were horrible about passing down their heritage and stories.

Anyways, I'm trying to use the Archivio di Stato Napoli, and however awesome my French is, my Italian is poor. Can anyone tell me where to go to get to a similar search like they have for Cosenza? Website is below.

http://www.archiviodistatonapoli.it/asnaCMS/

I'm looking for some sort of database where I can type first name and last name, approximate birthdate (or range) and city of origin or something like that. I've gathered that Gennaro is from Serino, so any more help would be appreciated.
lechenea
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 23:59

Re: Romeo/Ionta/Dascoli Family - Calabria Italy

Postby pink67 » 23 Aug 2013, 08:16

There are no database online for Serino town.
But if you're familiar with the Family History center you can go to your nearest center and ask them to rent microfilms for the civil registrations in Serino:

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

here you can find several towns online on the Familysearch.org website (under the Avellino province) but Serino is not included

https://familysearch.org/search/image/i ... /waypoints

Laura
User avatar
pink67
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4447
Joined: 25 Oct 2005, 00:00
Location: italia - liguria


8 posts • Page 1 of 1

Return to Italian Genealogy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google Adsense [Bot], greatgrand_RUM, Majestic-12 [Bot], PeterTimber and 8 guests

Copyright © 2014. www.ItalianGenealogy.com.