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memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby joetucciarone » 18 Jun 2015, 12:20

There is a plaque on the wall of a cemetery in Agnone (in Campobasso) that reads:

"GLI AGNONESI DI MORANTI IN YOUNGSTOWN - AUSPICE LUIGI GAMBERALE - CONSACRANO ALLA MEMORIA DEI POSTERI - I NOMI DEI CITTADINI MORTI NELLA GUERRA DI REDENZIONE - E DEI DECORATI AL VALORE"

I put this through an italian-to-english translator. It's a memorial to people who died in the War of Redemption (1915), but I can't translate it completely. If you understand Italian, I'd appreciate it if you could tell me more. For example, who or what was "MORANTI" and who was Luigi Gamberale? A lot of Agnone immigrants lived in Youngstown, Ohio, so was this dedicated to Youngstown agnonesi who returned to Italy to fight?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby suanj » 18 Jun 2015, 15:18

DI MORANTI no space
DIMORANTI right
"the Agnonesi living in Youngstown-Luigi Gamberale support-to posterity's memory dedicate-dead people's names in the Redemption's war-and of (names) to valour honored"
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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby joetucciarone » 18 Jun 2015, 16:50

Than you very much for your help, Suanj. Now I'll try to find out who Luigi Gamberale was. No such name is in any Youngstown census that I searched . . .

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Postby suanj » 18 Jun 2015, 21:15

It could be possible that Luigi Gamberale lived in Agnone, had contacts with Agnonesi in Youngstown .. that send some money's help for Agnone and Agnonesi after war.. and Luigi Gamberale made the plaque to this purpose... to memory
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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Jun 2015, 23:06

Here is an interesting tribute to Luigi Gamberale in Agnone on Youtube...
Perhaps this is the same Luigi Gamberale?
A plaque was dedicated to him in 1954, on the 25th anniversary of his death.
Plaque reads:
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Luigi Gamberale
Forte insegno animo intero & diritto
della dottrine pedagogiche & letterarie
peritissimo maestro & scrittore
nelle versioni da poeti stranieri
fervido nobile poeta
per geniali attitudini & iniziative
preside rettore esemplare
la citta natia da lui amatissima
questo ricordo di amore & di ossequio
pose nel 1954
XXV° anniversario della morte
MDCCCXL MCMXXIX

Link... Agnone, Omaggio a Luigi Gamberale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34K49tAPiGs

Biography of Luigi Gamberale (b. 1840)
http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/lui ... rafico%29/

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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby joetucciarone » 19 Jun 2015, 02:16

Hi Tessa,

Thanks for posting the YouTube link . . . 33 seconds into the YouTube video, you can see a black and white photograph on the table that is identical to a picture I found posted on Ancestry.Com of "Preside Luigi Gamberale", who was born and died in Agnone (1840 - 1929). But who was he and is he connected with the Luigi Gamberale on the plaque on the cemetery wall?

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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby Tessa78 » 19 Jun 2015, 04:15

I believe he is the same person as mentioned on the plaque.

In the biography I posted above, it mentions his writings, etc. and also states that during the first World War he was the President of the local committee for civilian assistance. So there is a connection to WWI...

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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby suanj » 19 Jun 2015, 06:26

yes Tessa, I believe that he was the same person...
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Re: memorial plaque on wall of Agnone cemetery

Postby joetucciarone » 19 Jun 2015, 11:58

Hi Tessa and Suanj,

Thanks again for your help. I've found a few more things. Luigi was an accomplished teacher, author and a contemporary of Walt Whitman. Luigi translated Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" into Italian. I found this in an online study: "When Walt Whitman wrote 'Leaves of Grass', he did not intend it to be a rallying call for fascism in Italy, but after Luigi Gamberale translated the poem into Italian, that's what it became."

During the American Civil War, Whitman sided with the Union against slavery. He went to Washington, D.C. to help wounded soldiers. Luigi might have emulated Whitman by aiding the Italian people during World War I. That might have included canvassing support from agnonesi living in Youngstown.

So, Tessa and Suanj, you are right.


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