Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

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Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

Postby Tyrisell » 24 Apr 2016, 01:32

Seeking information on my Paternal Great-Grandparents family lines: Antonio Pacelli & Angiolina D’Onofrio. Little is known of either, other than that they immigrated from Italy and have records that place them as being from Solopaca, Lopopaca, and possibly Capri, Italy.

• Paternal Great-Grandmother: Born Angiolina Nicola D’Onofrio on March 22, 1886 in Solopaca, Italy. She had a sister named Julia D’onofrio. We believe the parents to be Vincenzo D’onofrio & Adelaide Rillo-Donofrio based on US Immigration records & death records of both sisters. Angiolina married Antonio Pacelli sometime between 1903 and 1911. She traveled to the US in 1911 with her new husband and they settled in Chicago, IL and had their first child Robert in 1912. Daughter Consiglia (“Cecelia”) in 1914, Daughter Teresa in 1916. Son Vincent in 1920, and Daughter Adelaide (“Addie”) in 1921. Angiolina went by several names in documents found including: Angelina, Angela, Angiolina. Surnames spelled D’onofrio, Donofrio and Onofrio. She died at the early age of 35 in 1921 and is buried in Chicago, IL.

• Paternal Great-Grandfather: Born Antonio Pacelli on February 6, 1879 in Lopopaca, Italy. First documents account for him traveling in November 1903 to New York aboard the ship, “Perugia”, where the immigration logs state that he was traveling to visit his Brother-in-Law, “Pasquale Romano” (husband of his sister, Consiglia Pacelli-Romano) who resided in Gloversville, NY at that time. At some point he traveled back to Italy, married my Great-grandmother, Angiolina, and returned to the states with her in 1911 to settle and raise their family in Chicago, IL.

In 1921, after his first wife’s death, he traveled back to Italy where he married his wife’s younger sister, Julia. It was reported that she was very unhappy with the arrangement and thought Antonio to be “too old” for her. He remained married to Julia until his death in 1940 and buried with his wives, Angiolina and Julia, in Chicago, IL.

• Julia D’onofrio was born on May 23, 1897 in Solopaca, Italy. To our knowledge, her only sibling was her sister, Angiolina – but that hasn’t been confirmed. Once she arrived back in Chicago with her husband, Antonio sometime in 1921-1922, she helped to raise her nieces & nephews as her own. After Antonio’s death, she married again to a man by the name of Armido A. Alberton (b. 1879-d 1973.) I do not believe she bore any natural children of her own. Julia herself passed away on October 16, 1979. She is buried alongside her first husband, Antonio Pacelli in Chicago, IL.

Thank you in advance for any leads or information you might be able to provide. Hoping for residences, birth/baptism/marriage/death/burial details, etc. This side of my family tree has been elusive for the past three generations and I am hoping to locate some tangible leads so that I might continue my genealogical research.

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Re: Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

Postby Tyrisell » 24 Apr 2016, 23:37

New information: It appears there WAS another sibling of Angiolina and Julia D'Onofrio. There is a hand-written account from my grandmother that states that after Angiolina passed away and Julia came to act as step-mother in Chicago, that Julia was regularly "sending parcels to Italy to her nieces, who I believe were very poor". This leads me to believe there is another brother or sister who remained in Italy. Thank you again!

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Re: Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Apr 2016, 18:49

Could it be that your GGF Antonio Pacelli returned to Italy in 1924, rather than 1921?

Here is his US Passport application dated 28 February 1924.
On it he states that his birthdate is 6 February 1879, and that his father is deceased (in Italy)
He has resided in US from 1902 - 1924 in Chicago. Naturalized 17 February 1922 in Cook Co. Superior Court.
He is going to visit relatives...
On the second page is a photo :-D and physical description of your GGF!

Page 1 - right side of image
http://interactive.ancestry.com/1174/US ... _2434-0133
Page 2- left side of image
http://interactive.ancestry.com/1174/US ... _2434-0134

EDIT TO ADD***

The arrival of Giulia D'Onofrio Pacelli on the SS Providence, 4 June 1924, states that she is leaving her mother Adelaide(?) Rillo in Solopaca, Benvenuto. She is the wife of a US Citizen, but it was ordered that she be manifested as an alien... so she appears in two places on the ship manifest.
He destination, with her husband Antonio Pacelli, is 1513 West Grand St., Chicago.
Her place of birth is listed as Solopaca.
Here is the link to her listing as an alien...
http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... _3495-0541

There are 22 listings in the Italian phonebook in Solopaca for D'Onofrio
http://www.paginebianche.it/ricerca?qs= ... a+%28BN%29

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Re: Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

Postby adelfio » 25 Apr 2016, 21:50

Italian military registration goes by year of birth (classe) send email will give parents info

Archivio di Stato di Benevento
via G. De Vita 3,
82100 Benevento (BN)
Italy
E-mail: as-bn@beniculturali.it

Responsabile: dott.ssa Valeria TADDEO
OGGETTO: Richiesta esito di leva di Antonio Pacelli classe di nascita 1879.

Gentilissima Signora, Gentile Signore,
Mi chiamo YOURNAME Sto facendo una ricerca sui miei antenati e ho bisogno delle informazioni dai vostri registri. I miei antenati provennero da Solopaca. Vorrei sapere di più di loro.
La ringrazio anticipatamente di voler comunicare i costi di spese di riproduzione e postali per ottenere l'esito registro di leva o registro dei foglie matricolari di:Antonio Pacelli nato a Solopaca il feb 6, 1879.
Matricola: 5325
Registro: 13
Se non avete i registri corrispondenti, potete fornire l’indirizzo dell’archivio dove in cui i registri possano essere trovati?
Nell'attesa della sua risposta le invio cordiali saluti.
YOUR NAME ADDRESS EMAIL

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Re: Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

Postby Tyrisell » 26 Apr 2016, 00:26

Tessa78 wrote:Could it be that your GGF Antonio Pacelli returned to Italy in 1924, rather than 1921?

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It IS possible, and quite likely! GGF Antonio Pacelli's first wife (& Julia's sister), Angiolina, passed away in 1921. The accounts, as told by my ailing grandmother, were that he had discussed "at great length with my Aunt about what to do now that [her mother] had passed" and that "it had been suggested by [Aunt Consiglia Pacelli] that he travel back to Italy to seek the hand of a marriage to the younger sister, Julia.

I had not seen her name spelled in that manner, but that is an excellent clue! Thank you so very much for the information! This is tremendously helpful! :D

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Re: Seeking Great-Grandparents Pacelli & Donofrio

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Apr 2016, 15:19

You can write directly to the Comune of Solopaca to request the birth records of Angiolina and Giulia D'Onofrio.

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Municipio, 1
82036 Solopaca (BN)
ITALY


Send a photo ID and an email address with your request.
Help with letters of inquiry in Italian...
http://www.italygen.com/italiangenealog ... ation.html
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tter3.html

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