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Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby JAMESD1953 » 10 Jul 2015, 22:42

My grandfather was born in Riesi Sicily in 1881. His name was Guiseppi DiVendra. He married my Grandmother who had the same last name, Guiseppa DiVendra. The story becomes blurry at this point. How was it they had the same last name. Were they cousins? Adoption was mentioned as a possibility. He settled in Bellaire, Ohio and raised 8 children, the youngest who is 92 is still living. How can I find records about his childhood. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2015, 15:55

Since you did not mention a possible date of birth for Giuseppa Di Vendra...

POSSIBLE birth act from Riesi in 1880 for GM, Giuseppa Di Vendra
#224
Dated 6 July 1880 at 7:45 AM at the town office in Riesi
Presenting the infant was father, Camillo Di Vendra, age 33, sulfur miner residing in Riesi.
Child was born on 3 July at 7 PM at Via Nuova #17, to Grazia Altovino, his wife, spinner, residing with her husband.
This female child was given the name GIUSEPPA

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https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247302801

Note: Did not find Giuseppe Di Vendra in year 1879 through 1884, will search other years... Did they marry in Italy?

*****EDIT***** to add:

Here is another birth record for Giuseppa Di Vendra in 1882 to same parents.
It is likely that the above child died and this one was given the same name, which was a common practice...
#313
Dated 20 August 1882 - Child born on 17 August
Father: Camillo Di Vendra, 36, sulfur miner
Mother: Grazia Altovino, his wife
Child given the name GIUSEPPA

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AND...
Another possibility in 1885 - Another Giuseppa Di Vendra - different parents :-)
#385
Dated 26 August 1885 - birth occurred on 21 August
Father: Michele Di Vendra, peasant farmer
Mother: Francesca Lembo, his wife
Birth at house at Via Drago, no number; and child was presented by the midwife, Teresa Tornamme, 41, and given the name GIUSEPPA
All of the above were residents of Riesi.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247302801

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby adelfio » 11 Jul 2015, 16:44

Hi T

Birth record of Giuseppe DiVendra
Index#343 Aug 27th in the town of Riesi birth of Giuseppe DiVendra son of Vincenzo Di Vendra age 41 shoemaker and Margherita Mazzaferro ??

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby adelfio » 11 Jul 2015, 17:11

Marriage of Giuseppe Di Vendra and Giuseppa Di Vendra
Index#99
1904 Sept 3rd in the town of Riesi appeared Giuseppe Di Vendra age 24 sulfur miner born and resides in Riesi son of Vincenzo Di Vendra and Margherita Mazzaferro married Giuseppa Di Vendra age 15 born and resides in Riesi daughter of Giuseppe Di Vendra and deceased Rosaria Di Gregorio

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2015, 17:23

LOL... Hi Marty!

Thanks for the backup... I must have looked too quickly at 1881...

Here is the possible arrival of Giuseppe and Giuseppa Di Vendra in 1908
He leaves his father VINCENZO :-) in Riesi.... confirms the birth record
He appears to be traveling with his older brother, Vincenzo and his wife Concetta Di Vendra.

Name: Guiseppa Divendra Wife
Arrival Date: 23 Dec 1908
Birth Date: abt 1882
Birth Location: Cattaussetta
Birth Location Other: rresr
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Hamburg

http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... _1180-0865


AND... an earlier trip by Giuseppe in 1906 to Bellaire, Ohio
He is joining his brothers Calogero and Vincenzo in Bellaire, Ohio
Name: Giuseppe Divendra
Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1906
Birth Date: abt 1882
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Gallia

http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... turnRecord

*******EDIT**** to add:

Giuseppe's mother's surname is Mazzapica :-)


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Here is possible naturalization card for Josephine/Giuseppa Di Vendra in Ohio
Date of 1938 agrees with the notation on the above ship manifest in 1908
Name: Josephine Devendra
Age: 49
Birth Date: 1889
Birth Place: Italy
Naturalization Date: 1938
Naturalization Place: St C, Belmont, Ohio, United States
FHL Film Number: 2115245

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby adelfio » 11 Jul 2015, 18:25

More family info
Death record of Rosaria Di Gregorio (mother of Giuseppa Di Vendura)
Index#139
1899 June 14th in the town of Riesi in a house on via Canale appeared Giuseppe Siciliano age 57 and Salvatore Lo Grasso age 29 to declare the death of Rosaria Di Gregorio age 35 spinner born and resides in Riesi the husband of Giuseppe Di Vendura daughter of deceased Calogero Di Gregorio and Grazia Turco

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby adelfio » 11 Jul 2015, 18:40

Marriage of Giuseppe Di Vendura and Rosaria Maria Di Gregorio
Index#11
1883 Jan 23rd in the town of Riesi appeared Giuseppe Di Vendura age 25 farmer born and resides in Riesi son of deceased Filippo Di Vendura and Giuseppa Di Vendura married Rosaria Maria Di Gregorio age 18 spinner born and resides in Riesi daughter of Calogero Di Gregorio and Grazia Turco

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2015, 18:56

Great find, Marty!

Have not been able to locate the birth of Giuseppa Di Vendra in 1889 or thereabouts...
You have any luck?

It is obvious from the marriage record that the 3 POSSIBLE births for Giuseppa that I posted above were not the poster's GM...

******EDIT ***** to add:

Found the correct birth record for Giuseppa Di Vendra, wife of Giuseppe Di Vendra
Born in Riesi in 1889 to Giuseppe Di Vendra and to Rosaria Di Gregorio
#290
Dated 22 July 1889 - birth on 21 July
Father: Giuseppe, 27, peasant farmer
Mother: Rosaria Di Gregorio, his wife, spinner
Birth at the house on Via Canale, no number
Child given the name GIUSEPPA

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby JAMESD1953 » 15 Jul 2015, 14:05

God bless you all for your help. I'm sorry I didn't provide more basic information. My grandfather, Guieseppi DiVendra was born Aug. 27, 1881. He rarely spoke about his past in the "old country" even to his 8 children. Information is appreciated more than you can imagin.

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby adelfio » 15 Jul 2015, 15:22

You are very welcome we are glad to help find some Italian family history

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Re: Looking for information of my grandfather, Guiseppi DiVendra

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jul 2015, 16:17

Always happy to help! :-)

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