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Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby jacfin61 » 12 Sep 2016, 01:10

I am looking for the origin and ancestry of Frank Savute born in Italy in abt 1848. He immigrated to New York arriving in 1890. The port of calls were Naples and Fiume, Italy and Gilbraltar aboard the ship, Anglia. The ship manifest listed the name of this passenger as F. Savuto, 43, born abt 1847. I believe this passenger is Frank Savute, born abt 1848. Apon arrival in NY, Frank traveled to kansas in less than 4 months time and began working as a coal miner. I believe Frank traveled to the US to specifically work in the thriving Coal business of that time. I believe he had mining experience and came from a mining town in Italy. Could he have come from the Sulfur mining towns of Sicily or somewhere else in southern Italy?
Frank’s legacy is 5 generations of family still living in Kansas but they have no idea of their ancestry before Frank. We do not believe his birth name is Frank Savute as most every other Italian family living in the coal mining town in Cherokee County, Kansas changed their given names and surnames to American sounding versions.
Some of the other Italians working as Coal miners are: Caputo, Brunetti, Beniche, Savant, Ferra and Barone.
The Savute family wants to chart Frank’s ancestry and are looking for his home town.

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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby PippoM » 14 Sep 2016, 14:55

I've found a Teresa Savuto going to Frontenac, Kansas, with husband Vincenzo Caputo, in 1899:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2386295

She was from Bisignano, Cosenza, Calabria
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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby PippoM » 14 Sep 2016, 15:00

Also, I've found two Francesco's, whose ages might match (but these info are from their birth records)

born Mar 7, 1846 in Paterno Calabro, son of Paolo
born Apr 26, 1846 in Cosenza, son of Pietro
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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Sep 2016, 15:16

PippoM wrote:I've found a Teresa Savuto going to Frontenac, Kansas, with husband Vincenzo Caputo, in 1899:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2386295

She was from Bisignano, Cosenza, Calabria


Hi Pippo! :-)

Great find. The poster has a family tree on Ancestry with Teresa Savuto listed as the sister of Frank.

When looking at the manifest you posted, I was reading the last place of residence as Dipignano (Cosenza, Calabria) :-) What do you think?

ALSO - There is a Teresa Savuto in Cosenza Archives with same parents as the second Francesco you posted above - Pietro Savuto and Maria Lupo. Age is about right for the manifest you found. :-)

Municipality of COSENZA. Volume number 76, document number 677 page -
Teresa Savuto born on 04/08/1852
son/daughter of Pietro Savuto, bracciale and of Maria Lupo

The name Savute does not exist in Italy today, based on the Surname Distribution map..
However, the surname SAVUTO appears in the south and mostly in Calabria :-)
http://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-cognom ... ani/SAVUTO

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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby suanj » 14 Sep 2016, 18:09

Hi Pippo, I am positive abt your find of Francesco Savuto born in Paterno Calabro..
By Cosenza Archive:
Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680792
Stato Civile, Comune di PATERNO CALABRO. Registro numero 37, atto numero 19 di pagina -

Francesco Savuto nato/a il 07/03/1846

da Paolo Savuto, bracciale, 28 anni e da Saveria Caputo, contadina, 23 anni


the mother of this Francesco Savuto was Saveria Caputo ... maybe it is the right person...
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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby PippoM » 15 Sep 2016, 12:44

Grazie Suanj, ma è da lì che ho preso i dati! :-)
Tessa, I read Bisignano; however, it's a good trace...names Francesco and Teresa are quite usual, but if ages are correspond, they MIGHT be the right ones.
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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby suanj » 15 Sep 2016, 15:45

Yes Pippo, I agree with first find, and I wrote the complete record because the mother maiden name is interesting... seeming right trace....
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Re: Coal Miner, Savute or Savuto

Postby suanj » 28 Sep 2016, 11:40

Hi,
abt Teresa Savuto born in Cosenza, wife of Vincenzo Caputo, last residence Dipignano, well she was the daughter of Pietro Savuto and Maria Lupo, as a well the Francesco Savuto born on 26 Apr. 1846. Well, but on 21 Feb. 1854 another Francesco Savuto was born from same parents:
Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680741

Stato Civile, Comune di COSENZA. Registro numero 80, atto numero 156 di pagina -
Francesco Savuto nato/a il 21/02/1854

da Pietro Savuto, bracciale e da Maria Lupo

Meaning that the first Francesco died, so no one of the two Francesco Savuto born from Pietro and Maria Lupo can be your ancestor, because who born on 1846 deceased surely (because from same parent's cannot be 2 children with same first name, it is possible when the first child deceased), and the second named as the first, was born on 1854 and the birthyear don't matching with birthyear of your ancestor.

So it remains as possible to record the Francesco Savuto born Paterno Calabro.
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