I am trying to find more out about my Lobosco family. Unfortunately, my grandfather died before I was born. My dad died in 1991 and was an only child - and he was very mysterious about the family.
Here is what I know - Francesco Lobosco (1879 or 1881-1969) was married to Mary Cancilla (1887-1965) - they came from Italy around 1899 and settled in Pittsburgh. Mary's mother was Rose Cancilla (1852-1912?). I am not sure if Francesco had any brothers or sisters, but I guess he did. Francesco and Mary had my grandfather - Francis Lobosco (1907-1969), Anna Lobosco (1911-2002), and Sarah Lobosco (1914-2007).
I can not find any other info on any of the websites, and I've tried everything. Any help would be appreciated...
1910 United States Federal Census about Rosario ?Ancilla Name:Rosario ?Ancilla [Rosario Cancilla] Age in 1910:58 Birth Year:abt 1852 Birthplace:Italy Home in 1910:Wilkinsburg Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Race:White Gender:Female Immigration Year:1892 Relation to Head of House:Mother-in-law Marital Status:Widowed Father's Birthplace:Italy Mother's Birthplace:Italy Household Members: Name Age Francesco Lo Bosco 29 Mary C Lo Bosco 23 Francis Lo Bosco 2 [2 11/12] Rosario ?Ancilla 58
I found a Francesco Lo Bosco travelling back to Pittsburgh, PA, USA; single, shoemaker coming from Altavilla (they are some Altavilla in Italy) joining at brother Antonino; travelling with brother Salvatore LO Bosco 18 old; Francsco was already in USA for 5 years; so immigrated abt in 1896
First Name: Francesco Last Name: Lo Bosco Ethnicity: Italy, Italian Last Place of Residence: Altavolla Date of Arrival: Dec 18, 1901 Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Hohenzollern Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0015
more: Pennsylvania, Order Sons of Italy in America, Mortuary Fund Claims, 1917-1978 about Frank Lobosco Name: Frank Lobosco Birth Date: 23 Dec 1879 Birth Place: Italy Death Date: 20 Mar 1969 Death Place: Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Claim Number: 22204 Archive: Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) Archive Location: University of Minnesota Collection Title: OSIA Pennsylvania Mortuary Fund Claims Reel: PA274
no birthplace... but I believed that the birthplace wa Altavilla Milicia,(Palermo province, Sicily, IT)
and I searched in the births and in
Altavilla Milicia on 23 Dec. 1879 #197 was born Francesco Lo Bosco son of Francesco Lo Bosco sr 46 old, gardener ( son of late Giuseppe Lo Bosco) and son of Antonina CIRRINCIONE (maiden name) 43 old ( daughter of late Giuseppe Cirrincione) birth act: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1022996511 regards, suanj
OMG - thank you so much! That is fascinating stuff. I never knew my great grandfather had any siblings. I found a lot on his brother Antonio LoBosco (1870-1963) but it seems like the other brother Salvatore disappeared from view. This makes me want to research deeper and learn Italian!
Marriage of Antonio Lo Bosco and Francesca Lombardo INDEX#16 1902 Sept 25th in the town of Altavilla appeared Antonio Lo Bosco age 28 born and residing in Altavilla son of deceased Francesco Lo Bosco and Antonina Cirrincione married to Francesca Lombardo age 18 born and residing in Altavilla daughter of Vincenzo Cirrincione and Giuseppa Calderone
EDITED WITH CORRECTIONS BY SUANJ 9:55AM Marriage of Salvatore Lo Bosco and Grazia Apollonia INDEX#37 1908 Oct 31st in the town of Altavilla appeared Salvatore Lo Bosco age 26 born and residing in Altavilla on via Loreta son of deceased Francesco Lo Bosco and Antonina Cirrincione married to Apollonia Grana born and residing in Altavilla on via Magazzino daughter of Antonio Grana and Rosa Romano
adelfio wrote:Marriage of Salvatore Lo Bosco and Grazia Apollonia INDEX#37 1908 Oct 31st in the town of Altavilla appeared Salvatore Lo Bosco age 26 born and residing in Altavilla on via Loreta son of deceased Francesco Lo Bosco and Antonina Cirrincione married to Grazia Apollonia born and residing in Altavilla on via Magazzino daughter of Antonio Apollonia and Rosa Romano
Dear Marty the Salvatore Lo Bosco wife name was Apollonia GRANA'; Salvatore made another trip in USA:
First Name: Salvatore Last Name: Lo Bosco Ethnicity: Italy, Italian Last Place of Residence: Altavilla, Sicily Date of Arrival: Oct 11, 1909 Age at Arrival: 27y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Duca di Genova Port of Departure: Napoli Manifest Line Number: 0003
edit Apollonia trip crossed: Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954 about Apollonia Grana Name: Apollonia Grana Gender: Female Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886 Birth Place: Altairlla, Sicily Age: 27 Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy Ship Name: Napoli Arrival Date: 2 Sep 1913 Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Francesco Last Residence: Sicily the final destination was Pissburgh, PA joining at "brother" (?) Francesco suanj
Get you a little further back in the Lo Bosco family Death of Francesco Lo Bosco (FATHER OF FRANCESCO,SALVATORE AND ANTONIO) INDEX #162 1890 Oct 18th in the town of Altavilla death of Francesco Lo Bosco age 64(1826)born and residing in Altavilla son of deceased Giuseppe Lo Bosco and deceased Nunzia Farina widower of Maria Mascarello(FIRST WIFE) and husband of Antonina CIRRINCIONE
Wow, it amazing this wealth of knowledge. Thank you one and all. I wish I would have had this info when my father was alive. My dad, Francis Lobosco (1946-1991) was very mysterious when I did ask him anything about his grandfather.
dlobo74 Hi David LoBosco, My name is Josephine Saveriano and i am familiar with the LoBosco family. My grandmother Maria was a LoBosco and was married to Ludovico Faso and came from Altivilla Milicia Italy. My great grandparents were Francesco LoBosco and Antonia Cerrincione. Her siblings were Antonio, Francesco, Salvatore, Vincenzo,Sabastian and Guiseppe. It would be great if we could compare notes and share whatever information we have. Looking forward to hearing from you.