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Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby Liberati » 11 Feb 2014, 21:06

I am interested in requesting military records for my great-great-grandfather, Egidio Gulfo. He was born in either 1871 or 1877 in Potenza, Italy. Based on stories I heard from my late grandfather Egidio served in the Italian Army (most likely somewhere around the 1890s) and rose to the rank of sgt. At the dawn of the 20th century, he moved with his family to the United States (to Niles, OH to be exact), and Americanized his name to George Wolfe. He passed away in 1937. Any tips on how to contact the appropriate provincial archives (I think it would be Basilicata in this case) would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby adelfio » 11 Feb 2014, 23:47

Is this your Egidio Gulfo


Egidio Gulfo, "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"




Given Name: Egidio
Surname: Gulfo
Last Place of Residence: Italy, Colobraro
Event Date: 24 Apr 1910
Age: 36y
Nationality: Italy, Italian South
Departure Port: Naples
Arrival Port: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status: M
Citizenship Status:
Ship Name: Florida
PG LINK TO MANIFEST LINE #9
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009

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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby Joannsalvo » 12 Feb 2014, 00:24

Have you seen the records on line at familysearch.org

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... n617419187
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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby Joannsalvo » 12 Feb 2014, 01:24

The interesting thing is that the mayor was Giuseppe Gulfo, he died in 1907.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... n617419187
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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby Liberati » 12 Feb 2014, 02:29

Marty - thanks for the information. Yes - I believe that is the correct Egidio Gulfo (or George Wolfe) as my family later called him. He was enamored with the USA but his wife was not, so they moved back and forth between America and Italy a few times between 1902 and 1912, when they finally settled in the USA for good.

Joann - many thanks for sharing those links. I can't wait to get a close look at them when I am on a computer with a large screen (I am on my iPad right now).
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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby Liberati » 12 Feb 2014, 02:31

As I mentioned earlier, I believe he served in the Italian Army roughly around the 1890s. It would have to have been prior to 1902, when he first settled in America. Any tips on trying to track down his service records? Thanks again.
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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby adelfio » 12 Feb 2014, 18:41

What was Egidio Gulfo parents names?

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Re: Military records for Egidio Gulfo

Postby Liberati » 12 Feb 2014, 21:16

Marty,

His parents' names were Antonio Gulfo and Rose (Rosa) Romano Gulfo. They were both from Potenzo, Italy.
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