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Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby movandevelde » 08 Sep 2013, 16:05

My great grandfather, Michelangelo Riscili, came to the US from Vicari. He was born in Vicari in 1886. He married Jennie BONGIORNO (who I also think is from Vicari). I believe that Michelangelo's father's name was Giorgio and his grandfather's name was Giuseppe. I also believe that he had a sister named Francesca (born 1888?) and a brother named Giuseppe (born 1884?). Other than that, I don't have much information. I would love to find out more information about his ancestry and any other Bongiornos or Riscilis that are still in the area. Can anyone help out?

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 08 Sep 2013, 19:52

Welcome to IG Mark

Birth record of Michelangelo Riscili
INDEX#53
1886 March 10th in the town of Vicari in a house on via Matrice #32 birth of Michelangelo Riscili son of Giorgio Riscili age 30 farmer and Vincenza Raimondi

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Birth record of Francesco Riscili

INDEX#133
1891 Aug 6th in the town of Vicari in a house on via Santa Maria Del Castello # 50 birth of Francesco Riscili son of Giorgio Riscili age 36 farmer and Vincenza Raimondi

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby Biff83 » 08 Sep 2013, 20:02

Michelangelo's 1901 manifest, travelling with Uncle Salvatore Riscili and joining uncle Francesco Riscili in Buffalo NY

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

Brother Giuseppe's 1904 manifest, joining brother Michelangelo Riscili in Buffalo, Westfield NY

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 08 Sep 2013, 20:07

Birth record of Francesca Riscili

INDEX#101
1893 Aug 3rd in the town of Vicari in a house on via Santa Maria Del Castello #50 birth of Francesca Riscili daughter of Giorgio Riscili age 37 farmer and Vincenza Raimondi

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Birth record of Giuseppe Riscili
INDEX#53
1883 April 22nd in the town of Vicari in a house on via Santo Spirito #46 birth of Giuseppe Riscili son of Giorgio Riscili age 27 farmer and Vincenza Raimondi

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby Biff83 » 08 Sep 2013, 20:11

Brother Giuseppe's 1965 obituary from a public tree on ancestry.

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 08 Sep 2013, 20:30

Marriage of Giorgio Riscili and Vincenza Raimondi

INDEX#24
1881 Sept 16th in the town of Vicari appeared Giorgio Riscili age 25 shepherd born in Vicari son of Giuseppe Riscili and Francesca Cavarretta married Vincenza Raimondi age 20 a midwife born in Vicari daughter of Michelangelo Raimondi and deceased Rosalia Parisi
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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby Biff83 » 08 Sep 2013, 22:06

Great finds, Marty! I'm amazed how quickly you can locate the familysearch records.

In the obituary for Giuseppe Riscili, it mentions a step brother Phillip Calato.

Filippo Calato 1921 ship manifest, joining stepbrother Angelo Riscili in Westfield.
Age 28, born about 1893 in Vicari
Nearest relative in Italy father Antonino Calato
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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 08 Sep 2013, 22:37

Thanks Biff I keep a index book of all my researching from all the Italian towns I have searched

POSSIBLE BIRTH RECORD OF Giuseppa (Jennie) Borgiorno
INDEX #69
1888 April 20th in the town of Vicari birth of Giuseppa Borgiorno daughter of Michelangelo Borgiorno and Giuseppa Costa

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby movandevelde » 08 Sep 2013, 22:53

Thank you both so much... this is absolutely awesome! I can't believe how much info you have given me in such little time.

Marty - I had my great grandmother's maiden name as Bongiorno - you listed it as Borgiorno... are you sure that I have it wrong? (it's very possible)

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby Biff83 » 08 Sep 2013, 22:59

Based on a public tree on ancestry which shows "Jennie's" birthday as 13 Mar 1888.

Birth act 66
Vincenza Bongiorno, born 13 March 1888 in Vicari in a house on via Sant'Angelo.
Father Simone age 26 a farmer, mother Domenica Pellagrino

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby movandevelde » 08 Sep 2013, 23:38

Biff - that is the same date of birth that I had for Jennie Bongiorno so I think that's the winner!

Again - thanks to both of you.. you have made my day, big time!
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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby movandevelde » 09 Sep 2013, 01:09

I don't suppose either of you would be willing to translate the entire birth record of Michelango would you? I don't know Italian and am very intrigued as to what the rest of the record says....

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 09 Sep 2013, 03:40

Birth record of Michelangelo Riscili
INDEX#53
The year 1886,March 10th at the 12th hour at the Town Hall . In my presence Guisto Pecoraro the civil records official of Vicari appeared Giorgio Riscili age 30 profession farmer domicile in Vicari, that he declare to me, that in the 8:12 AM of the same day and month as above in the house on via Matrice #32, from Vincenza Raimondi wife with the inhabitant, it is born a baby of male sex that is presented to us and that is declared of to give to this baby the first name of Michelangelo. The presentation and the declaration of the above mentioned is made in the presence of Pietro Nicasia age 30 farmer and Giuseppe Parisi age 36 farmer both residents of Vicari. They were read the present act and declared information was correct. The only one that signed the act was the civil official the rest could not write

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby Biff83 » 09 Sep 2013, 15:49

Vincenza Bongiorno 1907 manifest, travelling with mother Domenica Pellegrino and siblings Rosa and Rosalia. Destination Westfield NY to join father/husband Simone Bongiorno

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Re: Looking for info on the RISCILI family of Vicari, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 09 Sep 2013, 16:14

Marriage of Simone Bongiorno and Domenica Pellagrino parents of Jennie

INDEX#6
1890 Mar 5th in the town of Vicari appeared Simone Bongiorno age 33 born in Vicari son of Vincenzo Bongiorno and Pietra Dinuovo married Domenica Pellegrino age 26 born in Vicari daughter of Filippo Pellegrino and Rosa Bisconti

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