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Maffei - Garzotto - Covolo - Maltagliati

Postby Madonna » 06 Feb 2006, 09:05

Hello Everyone!
I would like more information on my grandparents' family names and towns of origin. What I know is sketchy and I'm not sure this is accurate. The spelling of my grandmothers' maiden names may also not be right:

Leopoldo Maffei, paternal grandfather, was from the region of Tuscany, Italy
Felicina Maltagliati, paternal grandmother, Tuscany (?)
Pietro Garzotto, maternal grandfather, was from somewhere in Vicenza, Italy
Anna Covolo, maternal grandmother, possibly Vicenza (?)

I believe they were born in the 1880s or 1890s, but again, I'm not sure. Anyone else with these surnames who may have researched their families more successfully than this?

I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

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Postby brujaojos » 06 Feb 2006, 09:30

Madonna wrote:Leopoldo Maffei, paternal grandfather, was from the region of Tuscany, Italy
Felicina Maltagliati, paternal grandmother, Tuscany (?)
Pietro Garzotto, maternal grandfather, was from somewhere in Vicenza, Italy
Anna Covolo, maternal grandmother, possibly Vicenza (?)


Hi There,

If you can be a little more specific with birth years and where your family settled, it might help us more find information.

However, I did find a Leopoldo Maffei coming through Ellis Island.

First Name: Leopoldo
Last Name: Maffei
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Bagione, N
Date of Arrival: Aug 30, 1902
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: La Savoie
Port of Departure: Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0001

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This could be your Pietro.

First Name: Pietro
Last Name: Garzotto
Ethnicity: Italian, Italy
Last Place of Residence: Vincenza
Date of Arrival: Mar 05, 1906
Age at Arrival: 45y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: La Gascogne
Port of Departure: Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0023


click here for manifest

Here is a link of possible Pietro's since you're not sure of the exact birth year. Click here

Hope this helps some for now.
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Re: Maffei - Garzotto - Covolo - Maltagliati

Postby Madonna » 07 Feb 2006, 02:03

Thanks Trish,
Leopoldo could be my father's dad, but I think the Pietro you found is too old to be my mother's father.
But, I'll see if I can do some asking around to some of my relatives. Most of them settled around Pittsburgh, PA after arriving to the U.S.

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Postby vj » 07 Feb 2006, 06:46

Madonna,

as Trish suggests, manifests are great starting points

maybe Pietro is on the manifest for La Lorraine 29 May 1909
pages 210 and 211
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0211%2ETIF

line 7
Name: Pietro GAZZOTTO 27 yrs old
wife is Anna COROLO? (COVOLO)

also line 9
Antonio GAZZOTTO 37 yrs old (brother?)
mother Francela? GAZOTTO

both born in Lusiana? (Vicenza, Veneto)

indicates both Pietro and Antonio are immigrant aliens - that means
there should be an earlier manifest also

Hope this helps narrow down your search

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Postby Madonna » 08 Feb 2006, 22:06

That's great. Please let me know if you track down any other possibilities.

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Postby vj » 09 Feb 2006, 02:40

Madonna,
Does this sound like your Pietro GARZOTTO?

1930 Census Arnold, Westmoreland, PA
2109 Leishman Ave

Peter GARZOTTO
Rents house 30 mo
48 yrs old, married at 26, born in Italy
immigrated 1908 NA (naturalized)
occupation Labor - Steam Railroad
wife Anna 47 yrs old, married at 25, born in Italy, immig 1910 NA
son Rinaldo 21 yrs old, b. in Italy, immig 1910 NA
Labor - Plate Glass
daughter Mary 20 yrs old, b. in PA
Inspector - Aluminum?
son Guido 18 yrs old, b. in PA
Labor - Plate Glass
son Ernest 16 yrs old, b. in PA
daughter Olive 13 yrs old, b. in PA
son Leon 9 yrs old, b. in PA

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Postby vj » 09 Feb 2006, 03:25

Madonna

Also Ship Manifest for Anna (COVOLO) GAZZOTTO (GARZOTTO)
and her son Giovanni
(also 2 GARELLI cousins travelling w/them)

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0913%2ETIF
Note: be sure to read both pages 913 & 914

The Chicago from Havre
7 Dec 1909

line 21
Annetta GAZZOTTO (GARZOTTO), 26 yrs old, born in Lusiana
last residence Lusiana, realtive in Italy Giovanni GAZZOTTO in Lusiana
going to Kaylor, PA (Kaylor, Cambria, PA?)
staying with Husband Pietro GAZZOTTO at Kaylor, PA

line 22
Giovanni GAZZOTTO (GARZOTTO), 11 mos old, born in Lusiana

Hope this helps, vj

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Postby Madonna » 12 Mar 2006, 01:26

Hello VJ,
Yes, that's my family!
Olive was my mother. We called Rinaldo, my uncle, Neb. Mary was my aunt, my uncles were Guido, Ernesto (Nesto) and Leo(n), my only living uncle, I call him Nini, because he was the baby of the family.
Thank you so much.
How do I search back further to Pietro Garzotto and Anna Covolo's parents, grandparets, etc?
I do know Anna's sister was named Ambrosina Presa. She lived in Courmayeur, Aosta, also deceased.
Bonita

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Postby brujaojos » 12 Mar 2006, 02:33

Hi again,

First I have to say, VJ - GREAT WORK!!!:)

Now the Family History Center does have microfilm for the town of Lusiana, but it's very limited. 1809-1815 and then again from 1872-1899. On the film you could find Birth, Marriage, and Death Acts of your ancestos, however, since it's limited you should be able to find the Birth Acts of Pietro Garzotto and Anna Covolo.

Here is a link for the film numbers.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Here is a link to find the nearest Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Here is the ship's manifest for Pietro. The manifest states he left his wife, Anna Covolo in Vincenza which could mean the Province and not the town for Lusicano is in the District of Vento, Province of Vincenza. Either way, he was born in Lusiano and that is listed on the last column of Page 2.

Sorry VJ, didn't see you already post the manifest, but here it is again.

Page 1

Page 2

And if you were to write to the town for information, here is the address.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Lusiana
Piazza IV Novembre, 1
36046 Lusiana VI
ITALY

Here is a link that will help you translate your letter into Italian.
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Here is Pietro's WWI Draft Card Information.
Name: Peter Garzotto
City: Not Stated
County: Butler
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1881
Race: White
Roll: 1877746
DraftBoard: 2

I hope this helps,
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Re: Maffei - Garzotto - Covolo - Maltagliati

Postby Madonna » 12 Mar 2006, 05:54

Some discrepencies:
Pietro Garzotto would have been 25yrs old (not 45yrs as it states) when he came over on the La Gascogne from Havre in March 1906. I think they must have written his age down wrong, but that's quite a mistake.

Annetta Gazzotto had an 11 month old child, Giovanni Gazzotto, with her when she travelled over in 1909. Not physically possible, unless we have a family scandal on our hands.

Anna (Covolo) Garzotto was Pietro Garzotto's wife and my grandmother. I don't know if the name would have been changed that much on the ship manifest. What do you think?

Everything else jives, Luciano, Vicenza, etc. but something isn't right.

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Postby Madonna » 12 Mar 2006, 05:58

VJ
How do you know the Garelli's were cousins of Anna Garzotto?

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Postby ricbru » 12 Mar 2006, 14:09

brujaojos wrote:Hi again,

First I have to say, VJ - GREAT WORK!!!:)

Now the Family History Center does have microfilm for the town of Lusiana, but it's very limited. 1809-1815 and then again from 1872-1899. On the film you could find Birth, Marriage, and Death Acts of your ancestos, however, since it's limited you should be able to find the Birth Acts of Pietro Garzotto and Anna Covolo.

Here is a link for the film numbers.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Here is a link to find the nearest Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Here is the ship's manifest for Pietro. The manifest states he left his wife, Anna Covolo in Vincenza which could mean the Province and not the town for Lusicano is in the District of Vento, Province of Vincenza. Either way, he was born in Lusiano and that is listed on the last column of Page 2.

Sorry VJ, didn't see you already post the manifest, but here it is again.

Page 1

Page 2

And if you were to write to the town for information, here is the address.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Lusiana
Piazza IV Novembre, 1
36046 Lusiana VI
ITALY

Here is a link that will help you translate your letter into Italian.
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Here is Pietro's WWI Draft Card Information.
Name: Peter Garzotto
City: Not Stated
County: Butler
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1881
Race: White
Roll: 1877746
DraftBoard: 2

I hope this helps,
Trish


Hello,
another place where to find Lusiana civil record is the Archivio di Stato di Vicenza,just to let you know,
bye Riccardo :lol:

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Postby Madonna » 12 Mar 2006, 22:05

Riccardo,
Thanks. I clicked on the Archivio di Stato di Vicenza, but I don't know what to do next. Do I click on the library or what? Where on the site would I find the Lusiana civil records?
Where do I look for birth certificates, marraige certificates, etc.? I would also like to dig back deeper and find out my grandfather's parentage...who they were, where they were born, etc. Is this the place to find all that? Where do I click? My Italian is not that good.

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Postby ricbru » 12 Mar 2006, 23:48

Madonna wrote:Riccardo,
Thanks. I clicked on the Archivio di Stato di Vicenza, but I don't know what to do next. Do I click on the library or what? Where on the site would I find the Lusiana civil records?
Where do I look for birth certificates, marraige certificates, etc.? I would also like to dig back deeper and find out my grandfather's parentage...who they were, where they were born, etc. Is this the place to find all that? Where do I click? My Italian is not that good.


Hello,
the Archivio di Stato di Vicenza web site has nothing on line.
You find the email where to send the request for your ancestor birth act.
If you want to go back in the time, you request first your ancestor birth act, so we can read the informations, that will drive us to know your ancestors name, age, job, etc.
If you don't know italian, I suggest you to link to

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... &Juris1=98

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Postby Madonna » 13 Mar 2006, 00:55

Thanks Riccardo, but I searched several times with no matches found. Any tips or suggestions?


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