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Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby RobRice » 05 Feb 2006, 22:41

HI, I am looking for family that my Great grandfather left behind when he emigrated.
Berardino Giansante married Maria Croce GianDomenico
their sons Antonio and Pietro had children who emigrated to US.
Antonio married Constanza DiMarzio in 1881
Pietro married Caterina Broggini
Antonio and Constanza had son Bernardino b. 1891 who emigrated in 1909
and daughter Maria who stayed in Abruzzo.
Pietro had at least one son Pietro who emigrated to US prior to 1909.
that's all the Italian side of this family I have, maybe someone else knows more?
thank you
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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby mfjp » 08 Feb 2006, 08:04

Hi Rob,

You did not mention which town from the Abruzzo region they were from... as we would need to zero in on his birth town...

The manifest of a Berardino (linked below) states that he was from Sasso(a)...

There is a town called Sassa.. located in the North Western region in Italy. I cannot make out the town mentioned on this WW1 Registration record....

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Record info about Benardino Giansante
Name: Benardino Giansante
City: Not Stated
County: Knox
State: Ohio
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 28 Jul 1891
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1832327

Benardino's WW1 record

Town from Italy is ???? Could he have meant "Foce" di Sassa
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First Name: Berardino
Last Name: Giansante
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sassa, Italy
Date of Arrival: Oct 31, 1909
Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: M Marital Status: Single
Ship of Travel: Virginia
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0006

1909 Manifest page 1

1909 manifest page 2

Off to join cousin Pietro in PA, father in Italy is Antonio


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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby RobRice » 08 Feb 2006, 08:32

Thank you, the town was new information. I've been quite curious about his city of origin, it was listed simply as Sasso, and I could not find any such town. This may help find other relatives.
Any other Giansantes from Abruzzo?

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby mfjp » 08 Feb 2006, 09:30

RobRice wrote:Thank you, the town was new information. I've been quite curious about his city of origin, it was listed simply as Sasso, and I could not find any such town. This may help find other relatives.
Any other Giansantes from Abruzzo?


Here's another from Sassa... tho he did not sail on the Mendoza...

His father is listed as Berardino Giansante, off to brother Pietro's in PA

First Name: Germano
Last Name: Giansante
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sassa, Italy
Date of Arrival: Oct 15, 1909
Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Mendoza
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0026

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0606%2ETIF

but may have sailed on the San Giovanni

First Name: Germano
Last Name: Giansante
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sassa, Italy
Date of Arrival: Oct 23, 1909
Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: San Giovanni
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0008

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0068%2ETIF

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Glad to hear back from you quickly too!

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby mfjp » 08 Feb 2006, 11:12

First Name: Petro
Last Name: Ghiansante (as transcribed)
Ethnicity: Italy
Last Place of Residence: Sassa, Italy
Date of Arrival: Aug 03, 1907
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: La Lorraine
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0006

Pietro page 1

Pietro Page 2

The manifest says that he is off to cousin Paolino's in PA. This record also mentions that his father is Berardino in Sassa.


To Recap.. (just a small few.. all from Sassa)...

Pietro Giansante born 1887 (who's father is Berardino) going to cousin Paolo.
Germano Giansante born 1891 (who's father is Berardino) going to brother Pietro.
Berardino Giansante born 1891 (who's father is Antonio) going to cousin Pietro.

There are many Giansante's scattered throughout the Abruzzi region... Sassa as birthtown is still in doubt though..
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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby mfjp » 08 Feb 2006, 12:08

Please clarify...

Pietro had at least one son Pietro who emigrated to US prior to 1909.


Is this correct?

Can you mention where they settled in the USA?

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby suanj » 08 Feb 2006, 12:18

Hi: Sassa is a hamleth of L'AQUILA town, so for all civil records is necessary to write:

Servizi demografici
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Roma, 207 A
67100 L'Aquila (AQ)
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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby mfjp » 08 Feb 2006, 12:32

Great! Thank you.

Though town is not confirmed... Sassa Civil records can be researched from a Family History Center near you...

Italy, L'Aquila, Sassa - Civil registration (birth, death and matrimony) 1809-1910

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby ricbru » 08 Feb 2006, 15:34

mfjp wrote:Great! Thank you.

Though town is not confirmed... Sassa Civil records can be researched from a Family History Center near you...

Italy, L'Aquila, Sassa - Civil registration (birth, death and matrimony) 1809-1910

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Hello,
civil records of Sassa can be also found at

Archivio di Stato di L'Aquila

bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby RobRice » 08 Feb 2006, 17:30

Thank you all so much. I believe Pietro had a son of the same name, but I may be mistaken. I will attempt to find civil records from the addresses you all have provided. Can you tell me how far back civil records go?

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby mfjp » 08 Feb 2006, 18:03

mfjp wrote:Great! Thank you.

Though town is not confirmed... Sassa Civil records can be researched from a Family History Center near you...

Italy, L'Aquila, Sassa - Civil registration (birth, death and matrimony) 1809-1910

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A death record of 1809 could easily take you back to early 1700's...

For tips on researching at a Family History Center....

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/inde ... pic&t=2581

Transcription forms for Births, Deaths and Marriages

http://www.comunesofitaly.org/Links/RuthNerud.htm

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Should you wish to write to Italy... here are form letters that can help.

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby caste8591 » 30 Dec 2007, 21:17

Hi! I'm writing from Foce di Sassa, a small town (about 300 inhabitants) near L'Aquila (Abruzzo), a city near Rome.
In Foce di Sassa live the Giansante family (Antonio Giansante, Pietro Giansante, Berardo Giansante), probably your relatives.
If you want, I can give you more informations.
Bye... :)

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby PeterTimber » 30 Dec 2007, 22:27

No sono sicuro che lei vuol dare informazione a noi? Che cose vuole sapere o conoscere di questa famiglia, indirizzi? telefono? Documenti? =Peter=

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby RobRice » 26 Oct 2008, 23:22

Caste8591!!! Yes!!! I'm sorry I have not been checking the forum for quite some time, I assumed no additional help was forthcoming. If you could help me contact the Giansantes in Foce di Sassa, I would be very grateful. My Italian suffers from lack of use, and I may not be very good at communicating, but I sure want to try! my e-mail should be current soon, you can contact me directly. Thank you for your offer, and I hope to hear from you soon! 8O :lol:

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Re: Looking for Giansante Family in Abruzzo

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Oct 2008, 23:51

There are about 19 Giansante in l"aquila and one is Piero (Italian version Pietro=Peter) who may possibly be related to you. Go to www.paginebianche.it and put in Giansante in the first line and in the second opening put in Piero and then below put in l'Aquila and click CERCA for his full name, address and telephone number. If you wish to send him a potential relative letter then go to www.mangeruca.com for a form letter in Italian as a potential relative. =Peter=


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