I am trying to find the ancestors of Michele Archangel Galgano and Raphaella Bellezza. I do not know what year that they emigrated from Italy to the U.S. I believe that they may have come from Calitri.They had at least one child born in Chicago, Illinois, USA about 1884. His name was Guiseppe but he went by Joseph.
Any information on these Italian emigrants would be greatly appreciated
hi it are a public genealogic tree abt your ancestor:
Michele Arcangelo Galgano Birth 14 APR 1846 in Trivigno, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Death 26 MAR 1933 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois wife: Raffaela Bellozza ( or Bellezza) Birth ABT 1845 in Brindisi di Montagna, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Death 2 OCT 1919 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
they married in Brindisi di Montanga, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy on 2 Dec 1871 here the marriage record #16 http://interactive.ancestry.com/1886/31 ... 5850-00013 Michele Arcangelo Galgano was 25 old in 1871 farmer born in Trivigno, son of late Giuseppe and of Isabella Sarli; Raffaella 24 old farmer, born in Brindisi di montagna, daughter of Giuseppe and of late Maria Nicola Padula... Regards, suanj
POSSIBLE arrival of Michele Galgano in 1872? Unfortunately, there is not much information on these early manifests...
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Michele Galgano Name: Michele Galgano Arrival Date: 8 Nov 1872 Birth Date: abt 1847 Age: 25 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian Place of Origin: Italy Port of Departure: Le Havre, France and London, England Destination: United States of America Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Denmark
Do not know if you have this death record from Chicago. You can see from his posted DOB that many US records have inaccuracies (transposed numbers in year)
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Micheal Galgano Name: Micheal Galgano Birth Date: 15 Apr 1864 (s/b 1846) Birth Place: Trevigno, Italy Death Date: 26 Mar 1933 Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial Date: 30 Mar 1933 Burial Place: Proviso, Cook, Illinois Cemetery Name: Mt Carmel Death Age: 68 Occupation: Retired Salesman Race: White Marital status: W Gender: Male Residence: Chicago, Cook, Ill Father Name: Giuseppe Galgano Father Birth Place: Trevigno, Italy Mother Name: Isabella Mother Birth Place: Trevigno, Italy Spouse Name: Raffaela FHL Film Number: 1893719
Based on this possible 1910 Census record in Chicago... Giuseppe was born in Italy - AND - he had a sister Lillian They list their immigration as 1890. Mother is not listed in the census, but Michele states that he is married...
1910 United States Federal Census about Michael Galgano Name: Michael Galgano [Michal Galgano] Age in 1910: 63 Birth Year: abt 1847 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 17, Cook, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1870 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital status: Married Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Michael Galgano 63 Joseph Galgano 28 Lillian Galgano 21
BIRTH RECORD of Giuseppe Galgano in 1872 in Bridisi :-)
Record #79 Dated 25 November 1872 in Brindisi Appearing before the official was Maria Palumbo, midwife, to declare that on 21 November at 2 PM, to married couple Arcangelo Galgano, 26, and Raffaella Bellezza, 25, peasant farmers residing in this town, was born a male child who was presented to the official and to whom was given the name GIUSEPPE.
I think this is the family in the 1900 census with the surname badly misspelled
Michalo Galena, "United States Census, 1900" Name: Michalo Galena Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Precinct 2 Chicago city Ward 17, Cook, Illinois, United States District: 537 Gender: Male Age: 55 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): W Relationship to Head of Household: Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head Number of Living Children: Years Married: 27 Birth Date: Nov 1845 Birthplace: Italy Marriage Year (Estimated): 1873 Immigration Year: 1873 Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Mother of how many children: Sheet Number and Letter: 12A Household ID: 188 Line Number: 49 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T623 GS Film Number: 1240267 Digital Folder Number: 004113726 Image Number: 00617 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Michalo Galena M 55 Italy Wife Raffaela Galena F 46 Italy Daughter Isabella Galena F 19 Illinois Son Joseph Galena M 17 Illinois Daughter Angela Galena F 15 Illinois Daughter Carmela Galena F 13 Illinois Sources
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS3B-7FR : accessed 03 Feb 2014), Michalo Galena, Precinct 2 Chicago city Ward 17, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing sheet , family 188, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240267.