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Help searching for relative in Calabria region??

Postby Dbiv21 » 03 Aug 2016, 16:51

Hello,

I'm trying to locate any information about a relative of mine, Antonio Caputo from Mendicino (province of Cosenza) or his family.
I know he died in Italy either in 1903 or 1904 and was probably born between 1850-1860. I have not had any luck locating records for him thus far. His wife was Rosina (Reda) Caputo (1860-1949). She and her children came to the US in 1909 I believe--settled in West Virginia then Ohio. Any help would be tremendous, I've searched for about a year with no luck and none of my living older relatives no a thing about him. Thanks!

-Dennis

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Re: Help searching for relative in Calabria region??

Postby Tessa78 » 03 Aug 2016, 18:19

From the Cosenza Archives (no image available) - record of Antonio Caputo born in 1852...

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1852.Volume number 17,
document number - page 116 section -
Antonio Caputo, enlisted on --/--/----
born on --/--/1852 to MENDICINO
son/daughter of Raffaele Caputo and of Rosa Peluso

http://www.poster.beniculturali.it/ascs ... eda.faces#


ALSO in Cosenza Archives - a son of Antonio Caputo and Rosina Reda, born in 1888
Luigi Salvatore Caputo

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1888.Volume number 233,
document number 127 page 296 section a
Luigi Salvatore Caputo, enlisted on 26/05/1908
born on 09/05/1888 to MENDICINO
son/daughter of Antonio Caputo and of Rosina Reda


***EDIT***

Could this be one of their children? Caroline Presta (daughter of Rosina Reda and Antonio Caputo)
Born in Mendicino 1905
Died Michigan 1934

Rosa Reda
mentioned in the record of Caroline Presta
Name Rosa Reda
Gender Female
Daughter Caroline Presta
Name Caroline Presta
Event Type Death
Event Date 22 May 1934
Event Place Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Gender Female
Age 29
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 21 Mar 1905
Birthplace Mendicino, Italy
Birth Year (Estimated) 1905
Father's Name Antonio Caputo
Mother's Name Rosa Reda

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Another child? Joseph Caputo
Born 1898 - Died 1915 in OHIO


Name Joseph Caputo
Event Type Death
Event Date 05 Apr 1915
Event Place Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio
Gender Male
Age 17
Marital Status Single
Race w
Occupation millworker
Birthplace Italy
Birth Year (Estimated) 1898
Burial Date 06 Apr 1915
Cemetery Mt. Calvary
Father's Name Tony Caputo
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Name Rose Reda
Mother's Birthplace Italy

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Re: Help searching for relative in Calabria region??

Postby Dbiv21 » 03 Aug 2016, 19:33

Thank you so much! I did find info on Caroline and Joseph. They also had children Eugenio b. 1901 and maybe James and Francesco. I just signed up for the Archivio Di Stato Di Cosenza. Hopefully I can find the death record.

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Re: Help searching for relative in Calabria region??

Postby Tessa78 » 03 Aug 2016, 19:34

Here is another son born to Antonio Caputo and Rosina Reda in Mendicino in 1881

Raffaele Fortunato Nicola Caputo
Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1881.Volume number 175,
document number 111 page 237 section c
Raffaele Fortunato Nicola Caputo, enlisted on --/--/----
born on 21/08/1881 to MENDICINO
son/daughter of Antonio Caputo and of Rosina Reda


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Re: Help searching for relative in Calabria region??

Postby Dbiv21 » 05 Aug 2016, 16:58

I'm still having trouble locating death records from Cosenza/Mendicino. Family search doesn't give me the option to search under Mendicino. Are there any other sites or links you can direct me to? Because I see the Archivio Di Stato Di Cosenza only goes til 1900.

-Dennis

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Re: Help searching for relative in Calabria region??

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Aug 2016, 19:46

Dennis :D

You can rent and view the microfilmed records for Mendicino, Cosenza at your nearest LDS Family History Center. They have Mendicino records through 1910.
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

The films you would need to rent are:

Nati 1901-1910 Notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1901-1906
Family History Library
International Film
1642126 Item 4

Notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1907-1910
Family History Library
International Film
1642127 Item 1


You can also write directly to the Comune of Mendicino to request a record.
Write your request in Italian and include a Photo ID and an email (for them to contact you if necessary).

Help with letters of request in Italian:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tter3.html
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

ADDRESS:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Municipio, 1
87040 Mendicino (CS)
ITALY


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