ciao, my nonno was born out of wedlock 1-1-1876,in Capua,Italy,and abandoned in a wheel leading into the doorway of S.Eligio church on Alessio Mazzocchi #1(under the Arco). My father always thought that his dad was adopted by Luigi diCaprio,and his wife,Maria Maddalena diCasertana. I know my grandfather arrived @Ellis Is. in 1900,on the Spartan Prince,with Cosimo DiCaprio. My grandfather was named Alessandro Gioia by the priest @ S.Eligio. He died in the Bronx in 1947.
Any ideas on how to find out if any adoption took place? grazie