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Biondo/Brocato/Catalano - hit a wall

Postby Neener » 06 Feb 2015, 19:54

Hi everyone. I'm hoping to find some records of a few people in my family. First some background.

My Fathers heritage is as follows-
-Charles Biondo jr (my father)
-Charles Biondo sr (my grandfather) married Mary fama
-Antonio Biondo (my great grandfather born in 1899) married Isabella brocato
-Pasquale Biondo (2xgreat grandfather) married Concetta catalano? Anna?

My 2x gg father was married twice. His first wife, and my biological 2x gg mother, died but I don't know if she died here or abroad. I also don't know her name. I found a record of Concetta and Pasquale coming to the USA thru Ellis island but I'm not sure if she was the first wife or 2nd. I am having trouble getting past Pasquale as he was the first to come to the states from Cefalu Sicily.

I was also looking into the brocatos. My 2x gg father would be Nicolo Brocato who married a Guiseppa Catalano. I found him as well on Ellis island but can find no additional records of him once he gets to the states.

Can anyone help? I'm not sure where else to look for more information.

Thanks!

Nina

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Postby Tessa78 » 06 Feb 2015, 20:09

Welcome, Nina! :-)


Have located the marriage of Pasquale and Concetta in Cefalu.
Both were single(unmarried) so it was the first marriage for each of them.
In this marriage record they wish to have the civil authorities recognize their son.


MARRIAGE of Pasquale Biondo and Concetta Catalano in Cefalu in 1900
Record #53
Dated 21 June 1900 at 1 PM at the town office
Before the official appeared:
Pasquale Biondo, single, 31, fisherman born in Cefalu and residing Cefalu; son of Antonino and of Francesca Brocato, both residents of Cefalu.
AND
Concetta Catalano, single, 24, housewife born in Termini Imerese and residing in Cefalu; daughter of Giuseppe who resides in Termini Imerese, and of Carmela Pirrone, also a resident of Termini Imerese.
Banns were posted on 10 and 17 of June of this year.

The spouses gave testimony that from their natural union was born a male son who was given the name Antonino, born on 22 February 1899 in Baltimore, and requested the birth be registered in this town in 1900 at number 2, parte II, and with the present act (of marriage) they wish to recognize that he is indeed their legitimate son.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247751601

Birth Rgistration in Cefalu of Antonino Biondo
Here is the registration of the birth of Antonino Biondo, son of Pasquale Biondo and Concetta Catalano.
Record #2 in Parte II of the register in 1900
Dated 29 May 1900.
Pasquale Biondo, 31, fisherman, presented the official with a copy of the birth record from the Parish of Baltimore, authenticated by Italian council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be a legitimate copy.
Transcribed as follows:
Baltimore, 22 February 1899, Baptized Antonino born on 18 February 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Pasquale Biondo a native of Palermo, Sicily, and to Concetta Catalano also of that city. The godparents were Pasqule Glorioso and Maria Di Marco,. This copy written on 5 March 1899 by Rev. I. M. Barry of the Church of San Giuseppe of this city.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,246820001

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Postby Neener » 06 Feb 2015, 20:56

This is amazing. Thank you so much!

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Postby Tessa78 » 06 Feb 2015, 21:12

Neener wrote:This is amazing. Thank you so much!


Happy to help!
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Possibly Concetta Catalano's first trip to USA, by way of Trinidad?

Concetta Catalano
United States Italians to America Index
Name: Concetta Catalano
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 19 Dec 1895
Event Place: New York, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Birthplace: Italy
Occupation: Farmer
Ship Name: Fulda
Birth Year (Estimated): 1875
Departure Port: Trinidad
Literacy: Unknown
Destination Place: BALTIMORE
Transit or Travel Compartment: Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]
Affiliate Manifest ID: 00079019
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1746097
Affiliate Publication Title: Italians to America Passenger Data File, 1855-1900

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Postby Neener » 06 Feb 2015, 22:35

How did you find this stuff? I believe that is her bc of the age it I have no way of confirming unfortunately and really no way of finding out for sure.

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Postby Tessa78 » 06 Feb 2015, 23:29

Neener wrote:How did you find this stuff? I believe that is her bc of the age it I have no way of confirming unfortunately and really no way of finding out for sure.


Possible naturalization records?
Possible census records before marriage to Pasquale?

What do you know of her death?

I just looked up the ship "Fulda" with arrival date 12 December 1895 in NY
Port of Embarkation was Genoa and Naples.
Trinidad may have been a transcription error in the database...

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Postby Neener » 07 Feb 2015, 15:28

According to census records in 1910 Pasquale was married for 6 years to someone named Anna. It was recorded as a 2nd marriage for him and a first for her. So sometime between 1900 and 1904 she died. My uncle seems to think that Anna was Concetta's sister but I can't find any record of her (anna) coming through Ellis island around the year specified on the census. I only found Pasquale and Concetta coming back from this trip (baptizing Antonino, marriage) bc the census listed his sister-I looked her up and found them.

When I told my uncle about the Ellis island record of the 4 of them my theory was that they went back to have my poppy baptized which is what looks like happened.

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Postby Biff83 » 07 Feb 2015, 16:30

If this is your 2x grandfather Nicola and family living in Baltimore in 1920, he indicates he first came to the US in 1897 and Giuseppa in 1900.

Brocato1920.jpg


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Postby Neener » 07 Feb 2015, 16:43

Yes and here is what I know about Nicolo. He came here, married at some point and had my great grandmother Isabella in 1905. His father died so they (Nicolo, Isabella) travelled back to Cefalu, ended up getting stuck there bc of the war and came back in 1920.

I don't know how to get the records from Italy. Tessa found those marriage/birth records which was just awesome but I have no clue how she did it.

This site is fantastic.

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Postby Biff83 » 07 Feb 2015, 16:57

WWi Draft Reg Card. Birthdate 8 Nov 1875

BrocatoWWI.jpg


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Postby Neener » 07 Feb 2015, 17:49

Biff83 wrote:WWi Draft Reg Card. Birthdate 8 Nov 1875

BrocatoWWI.jpg


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This is all great! Any idea on why his wife would change her name from Giuseppa to Josephine?

Also I would love to know how you are finding this stuff. It's awesome but I hate having you guys do it for free.

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Postby liviomoreno » 07 Feb 2015, 17:57

Josephine is the English translation for Giuseppa

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Postby Neener » 07 Feb 2015, 18:00

liviomoreno wrote:Josephine is the English translation for Giuseppa

:P I knew that I'm just not sure why she would change it.

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Postby Biff83 » 07 Feb 2015, 18:06

Neener wrote:This is all great! Any idea on why his wife would change her name from Giuseppa to Josephine?

Also I would love to know how you are finding this stuff. It's awesome but I hate having you guys do it for free.


I used Ancestry.com to locate the records I posted which is a subscription site.

Tessa used familysearch.org to locate the marriage and birth record she posted. This is a free site but you do need to register. Also the records for Cefalu are not indexed and are in Italian.

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Postby Biff83 » 07 Feb 2015, 18:14

Possible 11 Nov 1896 ship manifest for Nicolo Brocato. Age 20. Last line.

Brocato1896.jpg


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