I am looking for information about Leonardo J. Riccio born 1869 in Italy, immigrated to the United States in about 1888 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He married Inconata Scinto in 1895 in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in 1878 possibly in Naples and immigrated possibly with her sister about 1890 or 1891. My husband is their great grandson.
Is this your Leonardo Leonardo Riccio, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" Name: Leonardo Riccio Event Type: Draft Registration Event Date: 1917-1918 Event Place: Chicago City no 43, Illinois, United States Gender: Male Birth Date: 08 Oct 1873 Birthplace: , , Nationality: United States Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards Affiliate Publication Number: M1509 GS Film number: 1503823 Digital Folder Number: 005247537 Image Number: 03448
Hi Marty, I saw that record on ancestry.com, but it is not the correct Leonardo Riccio. Our Leonardo has the following birth and death dates. I cannot seem to find anything on immigration or his family in Italy. We do know he went back to Italy every couple of years, but no one seems to know anything about the family.
Birth 18 Mar 1869 in Italy Death 28 Mar 1951 in Chicago, Illinois
joeyrabbit wrote:I am looking for information about Leonardo J. Riccio born 1869 in Italy, immigrated to the United States in about 1888 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He married Inconata Scinto in 1895 in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in 1878 possibly in Naples and immigrated possibly with her sister about 1890 or 1891. My husband is their great grandson.
Thank you for any assistance,
Is this the marriage of your Leonardo Riccio and Inconata Scinto?
Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 about Leonardo Riccio Name: Leonardo Riccio Age: 26 Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1869 Marriage Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 25 May 1895 Marriage Place: Cook County, Illinois Spouse Name: Inconata Scinto Spouse Age: 17 Spouse Gender: Female FHL Film Number: 1030251 And a possible death record for Leonardo Joseph[Giuseppe] RICH [Riccio] ? Using "americanized" surname of RICH...
Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988 about Leonard Joseph Rich Name: Leonard Joseph Rich Death Date: 28 Mar 1951 Death Location: Cook County, IL File Number: 6019312 Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Deaths) Archive repository location: Chicago, IL Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk
POSSIBLE US Census in 1910 for the familY???
1910 United States Federal Census about L J Rich Name: L J Rich Age in 1910: 41 Birth Year: abt 1869 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 33, Cook, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1886 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Rich Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age L J Rich 41 Mary Rich 32 Marion Rich 14 Anthony Rich 12 Loretta Rich 10 Elizabeth Rich 6 Minnie Rich 4 Roger Rich 2
There is a family tree on Ancestry (owner JOEYRABBIT- is that yours?) which identifies Leonardo's parents as Antonio Riccio and Marion (no surname given)
Here is a POSSIBLE arrival for Leonardo in 1888 - from the Castle Garden Search Index... RICCIO LEONARDO 22 M 4 Apr 1888 S.BART.IN-GALDO
The place of residence is San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Benevento Province, Campania Region.
Marty, BINGO!!! Awesome...I am doing the happy dance about now!
Tessa, yes, joeyrabbit is ME...I have info on the current family in the States back to Leonard Rich. We know he was Riccio but changed the last name (and apparently his first name as well) to Rich to "Americanize" it. I have no idea how to find his Italian past. My father-in-law is his grandson.
I did some digging today and was surprised to find the Scinto family, the entire family, in Chicago in the 1890's. There are records for the mother, but the father will take some digging.
You all are wonderful and FAST!! Thank you so very much for the effort and information! Kelley
I would suggest writing directly to the Comune of San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Benevento, in case the manifest is that of your Leonardo. The age on the manifest I posted agrees with the age and date on the death record (age at death 82 - # of years in US is 60 - so age at arrival about 22) Link to Castle Garden listing http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... id=9979427
You lose nothing by writing. The request for a birth record for Leonardo is free. You have Leonardo's exact date of birth and possibly names for his parents from the death record.
Address: Ufficio dello Stato Civile Corso Roma, 30 82028 San Bartolomeo in Galdo (BN) ITALY
joeyrabbit wrote:Tessa, you rock! My husband is speechless at the information; he is walking around talking about how overwhelming it is to find this information. I will get a letter out in the morning. Thank you.
It will be even more exciting if you receive a birth record for Leonardo!
Keep us posted...
By the way... Do you know at which church in Chicago area they may have been married? There were many "Italian" parishes. It is possible the church has a record that MAY identify their place of birth. Just a thought... Also... if Leonardo applied for a Social Security Card, it is possible that his exact place of birth is stated on his application. You can request (for a fee) a copy of his Social Security Application (SS-5) --- This site... http://genealogy.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi= ... t/main.jsp