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Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby wellohio » 19 Jun 2016, 19:54

Trying to locate Family roots again.

My Grandpas name was Donato Cataldo born july 29 1893 in Angri, Italy. He came over from Capurso, Italy to New York, NY in july 29 1902 on the SS Spartanzo. He came with John Mendell 1867 and Sandello Mendell 1865. These were not his parents. He was either given to or adopted by them.

Now the rumor goes that either his mother lived at this house and his father worked the fields, or his father lived there and his mother worked the fields. So we're not sure if Cataldo is the mothers or fathers name.

ANY help would be much appreciated!!!!
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby Tessa78 » 19 Jun 2016, 20:20

Hello Sharon! welcome to the forum :-)

According to this Ohio Marriage act...
Donato lists his father as "Cataldo" -

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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1614804

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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby wellohio » 19 Jun 2016, 20:28

I have that but we're not sure neither was he. didn't like to talk about it. I need someone over in Angri, Salerno, Campania, Italy to see if there are any records over there. I have everything from here
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Postby Tessa78 » 19 Jun 2016, 21:48

I sent you a PM :-)

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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 21 Jun 2016, 17:57

Hi by Salerno archive, Donato was born from unknown parents:
Cataldo


Nome
Donato
Classe
1893
Comune di nascita
Salerno
Comune di leva
Salerno
Unità archivistica
ASSA, Liste di Leva2, 5 147

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Cataldo Donato di ignoti nato il 29/7/1893 a Salerno di professione manca
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CATALDO Donato son of unknown parents born on 29 July 1893 in Salerno.. no profession...
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby wellohio » 22 Jun 2016, 02:32

Hi suanj,

I have seen this from another source. Would there be a Baptism record to look at? You don't get your child baptized and say you don't want your name on it. Would that even be possible? Where would I look for that or what church would I write to??

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Postby wellohio » 22 Jun 2016, 03:20

Also, Where would one look if a couple referred to the child as their foster son. Did they just give the child to these people or is there paperwork somewhere?
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 09:27

wellohio wrote:Hi suanj,

I have seen this from another source. Would there be a Baptism record to look at? You don't get your child baptized and say you don't want your name on it. Would that even be possible? Where would I look for that or what church would I write to??

Sharon

Hi Sharon,
the child was baptized, surely... I believe so...
but you can ask a full copy of his Birth act, writing in Salerno archive.... so you can know the informant and all possible infos given by informant to Birth registration... more over of this source, there is no other source...
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 09:46

wellohio wrote:Also, Where would one look if a couple referred to the child as their foster son. Did they just give the child to these people or is there paperwork somewhere?
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Sharon,
Donato was never legally adopted, because he had his own name for all life, given at Birth... you have the ship's manifest?
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 09:53

Sharon,
on 1930 census, John Mendell was the uncle and no the stepfather


Dan Cataldo

United States Census, 1930

Name Dan Cataldo
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Yellow Creek, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
Gender Male
Age 37
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1893
Birthplace Italy
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 1



Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Dan Cataldo Head M 37 Italy
Corainta Cataldo Wife F 30 Italy
John Cataldo Son M 2 Ohio
Patsy Cataldo Son M 11 Ohio
Tony Cataldo Son M 10 Ohio
Emielio Cataldo Son M 8 Ohio
Joe Cataldo Son M 6 Ohio
Samie Cataldo Son M 4 Ohio
Rosie Cataldo Daughter F 3 Ohio
Josephene Cataldo Daughter F 1 Ohio
John Mendel Uncle M 67 Italy
Landela Mendel Aunt F 65 Italy
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 09:56

1920 census:


Daniel Catardo

United States Census, 1920

Name Daniel Catardo
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Wellsville Ward 3, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
Gender Male
Age 26
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Foster-son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Foster Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1894
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1902
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 5



Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

John Mendell Head M 52 Italy
Santi Mendell Wife F 52 Italy
Daniel Catardo Foster-son M 26 Italy
Carvita Catardo Foster-daughter-in-law F 20 Italy
Jonnie Catardo Foster-grandson M 1 Ohio
Patsey Catardo Foster-grandson M 0 Ohio
Rosie Mendell Daughter F 13 Ohio
Angelo Mendell Brother M 57 Italy

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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 09:57

1910 census:


Don Mendell

United States Census, 1910

Name Don Mendell
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Wellsville Ward 1, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
Gender Male
Age 16
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1894
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1903
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 1



Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

John Mendell Head M 41 Italy
Anna Mendell Wife F 41 Italy
Don Mendell Son M 16 Italy
Josephine Mendell Daughter F 14 Italy
Rosa Mendell Daughter F 3 Ohio
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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby wellohio » 22 Jun 2016, 12:29

yes I seen this which they changed it from son to foster. Don't know why they said uncle but I seen the manifest about 10 yrs ago, now I look and I cant find it.

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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 16:17

Well, after long search I found:
John Mendell=Giovanni AMENDOLA
Sandello Mendell = Santa AMENDOLA nee NAPPI
Josephine Mendell=Giuseppa AMENDOLA

Donato travelled under maiden name of Santa, NAPPI and with her daugher Giuseppa ..
Santa joining at husband Giovanni Amendola in Ohio.. last residence: Angri
First Name : Donato
Last Name : Nappi
Nationality : Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence : Angri
Date of Arrival : May 23rd, 1902
Age at Arrival : 9y
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Single
Ship of Travel : Spartan Prince
Port of Departure : Naples
Manifest Line Number : 0009
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB ... e=manifest

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Re: Finding My Grandpas family (Cataldo)

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2016, 16:21

I believe that Amendola/Mendell family was just the family who raised Donato as a own child, no adopted legally, but beloved surely... and then immigrated in USA....
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