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wanting to start Italian geneology

Postby davgoy » 20 Nov 2014, 22:19

Looking to start genealogy on my Grandmother's family (Caputo ). The family of Felix ( or Phillipe ? ) and Mary Louise Coilia ( sp ? ) came to America in 1908 from Campagna, Italy. Eight children - Tony, Minnie, Rose, Cecilia, Angelina, Victoria, Libretta, and James. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: wanting to start Italian geneology

Postby Anizio » 20 Nov 2014, 22:34

First thing you will need for your searching is their real name. I guarantee no one born in Campania is named Felix, Phillipe, or Mary Louise.

Information that if you can get will help:
Where in Campania? Or are you saying the actual village is named Campagna (in which case it is likely Campagna in the province of Salerno). Village name would help a lot.
How old were they when they died (or are they)? or better yet, their dates of birth?

Caputo is a VERY VERY common name making searching through immigration records less reliable (don't want to trace the wrong person after all) unless Felix came with Mary Louise.

Also how would you pronounce "Coilia" according to your sources, because that is not a name. But if you say how you pronounce it we may be able to piece it together, maybe even narrow it down to a part of Campania to begin searching in.

In terms of their first name, my guess would be Felice and Maria Luisa, but they could also be Filippo, Maria Lucia or Maria Luigia. Or it could be that those were based on their middle names, or even names that they simply adopted when they cam here (less likely but possible).

Any more information? About where they came from in Italy perhaps? Where they settled?
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Re: wanting to start Italian geneology

Postby suanj » 21 Nov 2014, 04:38

Hi,
here the arrival:
First Name : Felice
Last Name : Caputo
Nationality : Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence : Campagna, Italy
Date of Arrival : June 5th, 1909
Age at Arrival : 47y
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Married
Ship of Travel : Campania (1901)
Port of Departure : Napoli
Manifest Line Number : 0003


with son Antonio ( Tony) wife Luigia in Campagna, joining at Brother in law Ro.. Caloi (?) in Chicago, IL

http://libertyellisfoundation.org/passe ... RhdGlvbiI7

wife and other children immigrated later...
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Postby PippoM » 21 Nov 2014, 09:38

Brother in law's (and Luigia's) surnam should be Caloia, still present in the area.
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Postby PippoM » 21 Nov 2014, 09:39

Brother in law's (and Luigia's) surname should be Caloia, still present in the area.

Rosario Caloia from Campagna arrived on March 22nd, 1907

http://libertyellisfoundation.org/passe ... 5pZmVzdCI7
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Re: wanting to start Italian geneology

Postby suanj » 21 Nov 2014, 16:40

Thanks pippo.
Here the arrival of wife:
First Name : Luigia
Last Name : Colaia (CALOIA)
Nationality : Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence : Cam..., Italy
Date of Arrival : May 14th, 1910
Age at Arrival : 44
Gender : Female
Marital Status : Married
Ship of Travel : America (1908)
Port of Departure : Napoli
Manifest Line Number : 0011

with children travelling under mother maiden name:
Gelsomina, Vita, Liberata, Rosaria, Consiglia, Vincenzo
Luigia joining ast husband Felice Caputo
http://libertyellisfoundation.org/passe ... 5nZXIiOw==
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Re: wanting to start Italian geneology

Postby saccolicious » 24 Nov 2014, 18:28

I have Caputo's in my family from Taurasi, Avellino, Campania, Italy going back to the mid 1700s - if you end up tracing the family to Taurasi, I'm sure we can make a connection. Feel free to email me at anthony.sacco13@gmail.com if you have any luck!

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Province of Pescara: towns of Civitaquana, Nocciano, Catignano, Pianella
Province of Avellino: towns of Montemiletto, Torre le Nocelle, Taurasi


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