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LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby mlc » 26 Oct 2015, 19:28

I'm trying to do some research for a friend whose family comes from Sciacca (as far as he knows). I've sent an email in Italian to the Stato Civile for the Comune of Sciacca but I haven't received any response. Does anyone have a contact in Sciacca who could help or a direct email address for someone who works at the Comune office?

Here's the family info (we're looking for birth and marriage certificates for Ignazio and Acrusia):
GGrandfather: Name Ignazio LaBella
Born1866
Parents names: Pietro LaBella (father) and Ida Anella (mother)

GGrandmother - Acrusia Gallo
Born 1878
Parents names: Filippo Gallo (father) and Rosa Basili (mother)

Married around 1891

Grazie mille!!!

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Oct 2015, 20:31

On what does your friend base his thoughts of a birthplace of Sciacca?

Did your friend's grandfather (not the GGF you mention above) immigrate?
What was his name, and where did he settle? Perhaps an approx. date of birth, too?

We may be able to trace back to a birthplace. It is important that we have the correct comune (town) of birth to search for the records. :-)

While the surnames of La Bella and Gallo are common in Sciacca, I have searched quickly through some indexes for the years you state (and the surrounding years) and have not found the GGrandparents. :(
AND... there are some years missing...

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby mlc » 26 Oct 2015, 21:01

Thanks so much for the quick response! I know that his GGF and GGM did immigrate to the USA and I believe his GF was born in the Boston area (but I'm double-checking on that part).

His family definitely lived in Sciacca, he's just not sure if they moved there or were born there. I'm following up with him to see if he has any other clues. I know that the birthplace is the key to being able to find the records (I had to do lots of scouting around to figure out where my own family came from). I'll reply again as soon as I get confirmation from him on the information above.

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Oct 2015, 21:25

Thank you for the update! :-)

Is this your friend's GGF in the 1910 US Census in Boston?
Residing at 341 North St., Boston...
If so... it would appear that the first two sons (Pietro and Filippo - named after their grandfathers :-) ) were born in Italy...

Ignozio Labella
United States Census, 1910

Name Ignozio Labella
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Gender Male
Age 45
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1865
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1898
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Ignozio Labella Head M 45 Italy
Aecuria Labella Wife F 35 Italy
Pietro Labella Son M 17 Italy
Filippo Labella Son M 13 Italy
Gwganore Labella Son M 8 Massachusetts
Antonio Labella Son M 6 Massachusetts
Charles Labella Son M 4 Massachusetts
Leonardo Labella Son M 1 Massachusetts

On the census... the wife and two sons state that they immigrated in 1899 :-)

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRK3-446

EDIT TO ADD***


They definitely resided in Sciacca - :-)
Here is the birth of a daughter, Giacoma, in 1891
#722
Birth on 25 October 1891
Father: Ignazio La Bella, 30, peasant farmer residing in Sciacca
Mother: Accursia Gallo, his wife, residing with him
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,349577201

I will see if I can find the marriage record for Ignazio and Accursia -

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby mlc » 26 Oct 2015, 21:40

Wow - you are fast! Ok, let me re-group with my friend and get more details. If his GF was one of the 2 sons, he should really be looking for THEIR birth certificates, not the GG parents! I'll get my facts straight and get back to you.... Thanks again! :-D

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Oct 2015, 21:50

Check the addition I made to the post :-)

ALSO... Here is the birth act of Pietro La Bella in 1894 in Sciacca
#88
Birth on 27 January 1894 (his naturalization card gives his birth as 21 January 1892 :-) )
Father: Ignazio La Bella, 30, peasant farmer (ages were very fluid on these records)
Mother: Accursia Gallo, his wife residing with him.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,349577201

AND... birth act of the son Filippo La Bella in 1896

#551
Birth on 15 September 1896 in Sciacca
Father: Ignazio La Bella, 34, peasant farmer residing in Sciacca
Mother: Accursia Gallo, his wife residing with him.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,349577201

Have located the marriage of Ignazio La Bella and Accursia Gallo in Sciacca
:-D
Both were born in Sciacca.
You had the fathers' names correct, but you will need to tell your friend to correct the mothers' names :-D
#44
Dated 7 February 1891 in Sciacca at the town office at 12:20 PM
Before the official appeared...
Groom: Ignazio La Bella, 26, peasant farmer born and residing in Sciacca; son of Pietro [La Bella] and of Giacoma Augello, both residing in Sciacca
Bride: Accursia Gallo, 17, born and residing in Sciacca; daughter of Filippo and of Rosa Lazzarone, both residing in Sciacca...
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,349572401

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby mlc » 26 Oct 2015, 22:40

I'm impressed! :-D
Ok, my friend confirmed that his GF is Leonard and was born in the USA. So, now back to the docs from Sciacca.... any leads in being able to find Ignazio's and Accursia's birth certificates and marriage certificate from Sciacca? When I contacted San Fele for my family's docs, they were pretty responsive. I haven't received any kind of response from Sciacca so I'm wondering if I have the correct contact information or maybe need to go about it a different way...

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Oct 2015, 22:41

Just posted their marriage record :-)

Will search again for their birth records...
Ignazio was 26 in early 1891 - DOB about 1865
Accursia was 17... DOB about 1874

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby mlc » 26 Oct 2015, 23:52

Wow!! That's great - THANK YOU!
Can't wait to pass this info along to my friend! :-D

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby mlc » 26 Oct 2015, 23:53

I still need to figure out how to get the official documents sent from Sciacca.... any suggestions? Thanks!

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby carubia » 27 Oct 2015, 03:22

Here are some more records for you. There are a lot more that you can easily find on familysearch.org. My corrections are in brackets.

Marriage of Pietro La Bella & Giacoma Augello:
Name: Pietro La Bella
Birth Date: 1829
Birthplace: Sciacca, Sciacca, Girgenti
Age: 25
Spouse's Name: Giacoma Angello [Augello]
Spouse's Birth Date: 1827
Spouse's Birthplace: Sciacca
Spouse's Age: 27
Event Date: 29 Jan 1854
Event Place: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Father's Name: Giuseppe
Mother's Name: Margherita Prinzivalli
Spouse's Father's Name: Ignazio
Spouse's Mother's Name: Santa Romeo
Race:
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74073-3
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603636
Reference ID: 1854 Item 4 # 11



Death of Giuseppe La Bella (father of Pietro):
Name: Giuseppe La Bella
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 12 Nov 1846
Death Place: Sciacca, Sciacca, Girgenti
Age: 64
Birth Date: 1782
Birthplace: Sciacca
Occupation: Industrioso
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Margarita Prinzivalli
Father's Name: Pellegrino
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Antonia Sacco
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B74072-9
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603592
Reference ID: 1846 Item 1 # 466

Probable birth of Pietro Gallo:
Name: Pietro La Bella
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 30 May 1829
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 29 May 1829
Birthplace: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Giuseppe La Bella
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Margarita Prizzi
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C74072-3
System Origin: Italy-ODM
GS Film number: 1603586
Reference ID:

Death of Santa Romeo (mother of Giacoma Augello):
Name: Santa Rumeo
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 28 Jan 1839
Death Place: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Age: 35
Birth Date: 1804
Birthplace: Sciacca
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ignario [Ignazio] Augello
Father's Name: Pietro
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Giuseppa Fazio
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B74072-6
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603589
Reference ID: cn 25

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby carubia » 27 Oct 2015, 03:32

Here is the birth record of Giacoma Augello that was submitted when she married:
Name: Giacoma Augello
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 29 Jan 1827
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 28 Jan 1827
Birthplace: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Ignazio Augello
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age: 28y
Mother's Name: Santa Romeo
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age: 23y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C74072-2
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603585
Reference ID: cn 51


However, it seems that the Giacoma Augello who was born in Jan 1827 died in 1832:
Name: Giacoma Augello
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 01 Nov 1832
Death Place: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Age: 6
Birth Date: 1826
Birthplace: Sciacca
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Unknown
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Ignazio
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Santa Rumeo
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B74072-4
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603587
Reference ID: cn 502

There are 2 possibilities: Either the death record is in error and a different child died in 1832, or the wrong birth record was used when she married. Probably she was born after 1832, but they pulled the record for her older sister. This happened a lot, but usually when the age difference was only 2 or 3 years. 6 years is a bit large. Moreover, I can't find a birth record for her after 1832.

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby carubia » 27 Oct 2015, 04:03

Here's the 18 Mar 1873 marriage record of Filippo Gallo & Rosa Lazzarone:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,349572401

Filippo was 27, born in Sciacca, son of the late Ignazio and living Accursia Daina.
Rosa was 17, born in Sciacca, daughter of the late Mario and living Caterina Arena (or Avena).

Here is Filippo's birth record:
Name: Filippo Gallo
Gender: Male
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 02 Mar 1845
Birthplace: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Ignazio Gallo
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age: 30
Mother's Name: Accursia Daina
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age: 28
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C74072-8
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603591
Reference ID: p86 cn86

Here's Rosa's birth record:
Name: Rosa Lazzarone
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 04 Feb 1856
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 04 Feb 1856
Birthplace: Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Mario Lazzarone
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age: 38 y
Mother's Name: Caterina Arena
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age: 30 y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C74073-3
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603636
Reference ID: 1856 Item 7 # 67

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby carubia » 27 Oct 2015, 04:14

Death record of Ignazio Gallo:
Name: Ignazio Gallo
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 12 Oct 1853
Death Place: Sciacca, Sciacca, Girgenti
Age: 42
Birth Date: 1811
Birthplace: Sciacca
Occupation: Villico
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Accursia Daina
Father's Name: Baldassare
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Giacoma Bilella
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B74073-3
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603636
Reference ID: 1853 Item 1 # 346

Death record of his father:
Name: Baldassare Gallo
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 23 Apr 1851
Death Place: Sciacca, Sciacca, Girgenti
Age: 60
Birth Date: 1791
Birthplace: Sciacca
Occupation: Villico
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Giacoma Bilella
Father's Name: Ignazio
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ninfa Scaglione
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B74073-2
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1603594
Reference ID: 1851 Item 1 # 104

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Re: LABELLA Family from Sciacca

Postby carubia » 27 Oct 2015, 04:44

I have some cousins who are related to Ignazio Gallo and Accursia Daina. I'll have to work on figuring out the exact connection. It seems that their grandson Ignazio may have married a Ciancimino. They're also related to Gabriele Gallo, born around 1862 and the father of Ignazio Gallo.


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