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De Sio Family

Postby DANN » 12 Feb 2006, 17:56

I am looking for people from the De Sio (or DeSio, De'Sio) Family, from the Salerno area. Here is a brief idea of my family tree:

Felice De Sio + Unknown (some relatives say "Madeline Olive") =

1. Alfonso De Sio (b. 1885) + Maria Castelluccio = children

2. Antonio De Sio (b.1888) + 1. Amalia = Alfonso De Sio
+ 2. Anna Coralluzzo = Luigi, Amalia, Giuseppe, Felice, Teresa, more...

3. Concetta De Sio (b. 1908/9 d. 1920's)

Alfonso went to live in America (PA), Antonio lived in America for a short time but stayed in Italy (some of his children moved to England) and Concetta died young.

Record for Antonio and Alfonso can be found on the Ellis Island website.

If anyone can help me find information, I will be most greatful,
Dan

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby nuccia » 12 Feb 2006, 18:25

Dan,

Did you post on ancestry.com, family tree section? There's a Concetta De Sio on the family trees, married to Joe Bologna. Children are:
Mary Bologna F
Theresa Bologna F
Joe Bologna M
Dennis Bologna M

Parents of Concetta are:

Alfonzo De Sio born Dec 7, 1885 and Mary Castelluccio born Sept 8 1891. Alfonzo's father is listed as Felice De Sio.

Waiting for your feedback!

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Postby nuccia » 12 Feb 2006, 18:47

Further I found from England family tree submitted:

Luigi De Sio
Spouse: Michela Zottola
F: Antonio De Sio

M: Anna Correluzza
Birth: 1920 - Salerno, Italy
Death: London, England
Amalia De Sio
Spouse: Biaggio Nunziatta
F: Antonio De Sio

M: Anna Correluzza
Birth: Italy
Death: 15 Nov 2001 - London, England

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby brujaojos » 13 Feb 2006, 03:50

Hi Dan,

On Ellis Island, there are two Alfonso DeSio.

1. Sio,Alfonso De Faidino, Italy 1910 25 1885
Per this manifest, he was born in Faiano, and was going to go see his brother, Antonio.


2. Sio,Alfonso De Pontecaguano, Italy 1912 27 1885
Per this manifest, he was from Salerno asn was going to a brother-in-law's.

However, from poking around the town should be
Pontecagnano Faiano, Salerno, Campania

There isn't any microfilm for the town, therefore, you would have to write directly if you want any documents such as Birth, Marriage, or Death Acts of your ancestors.

Here is the address for the town.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Pontecagnano
Prolungamento Marconi Sn (via)
84098 Pontecagnano SA

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

Here is the official web site of the town.
http://www.comune.pontecagnanofaiano.sa.it/

I hope this helps for now.
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Re: De Sio Family

Postby brujaojos » 13 Feb 2006, 07:28

Hi Again,

Do you have the manifest for Antonio? Would like to see it. It would be proof as to where the family is definitely from.

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby DANN » 13 Feb 2006, 20:20

Hey Guys!
Thankyou very much for your help. I have seen the manifests for Antonio and Alfonso on Ellis Island, but I haven't tried to write a letter, thankyou for your advise. Futhermore, I have noticed the records on Ancestry but I am unaware as to who posted the family info (it wasn't me!), so that would be interesting to find out. Unfortunately, as I am not a member of the site I cannot find any more information from the records.

If you have anymore advise, tips, useful sites or general information I would very greatfully appriciate it!
-All the best, Dan.

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby brujaojos » 13 Feb 2006, 21:27

DANN wrote:Hey Guys!
Thankyou very much for your help. I have seen the manifests for Antonio and Alfonso on Ellis Island, but I haven't tried to write a letter, thankyou for your advise. Futhermore, I have noticed the records on Ancestry but I am unaware as to who posted the family info (it wasn't me!), so that would be interesting to find out. Unfortunately, as I am not a member of the site I cannot find any more information from the records.

If you have anymore advise, tips, useful sites or general information I would very greatfully appriciate it!
-All the best, Dan.


Hi Dan,

I'm sure someone here in the group will link the census records for you. I still didn't learn how to upload them even though MFJP gave me lessons on how to do it. :)

However, most major libraries have access to Ancestry.com as well as most major Family History Centers have access too. It's free to use, all you have to do is pay for the copies you print out.

Also, can you give us the year of Antonio's arrival? I'm just curious.

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby DANN » 14 Feb 2006, 01:41

Hi Trish,

Antonio's arrival:

June 09, 1909
at Ellis Island
going to Pennsylvania
sailed on the Konig Albert
from the Port of Naples

Thanks for your encouraging words! I will definately try a family history centre or a library, and hope that the ones here in the UK are as reliable as those in the States.
Also, I do hope that someone on the site will be able to aid me in presenting me with cenus information.

Also, do you have any idea where I might find newspaper articles from the 1920s and 30s, from the Salerno area? For, you see, the De Sio family endured the attacks of a gun-man in 1929 (or onwards). An article might shead light on vital facts, but where to find it is mysterious.

I must, again, thankyou as I have decide to send a letter, addressed to the above mentioned location. Hopefully that will prove to be a source of results.

--Dan

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby DANN » 14 Feb 2006, 01:58

Hi Trish,

Here is Antonio's manifest:
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 616030161&

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Postby brujaojos » 14 Feb 2006, 03:07

Hi Dan,

Now I do have a comment to make and VJ will agree with me for we both discussed it. The ship's manifest of Antonio states he was from the town of Montecorvino Pugliano which is also in the Salerno Region.

On Page 1 of the manifest it states Antonio left his father, Felice, in Montecorvino P.

Here is the address for Pugliano

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Pugliano
Giuseppe Rossi 17 (via)
84090 Pugliano SA

Here is the official website of Montecorvino Pugliano
http://www.comune.montecorvinopugliano.sa.it/

I find it very interesting that they were from two different towns. You will have to double check both towns to obtain your proof as to which town they are from.

There are always possibilities such as they could have been visiting a town and/or living in a neighboring town so don't get discourage, least you have great clues to try to obtain records.

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2006, 03:38

Trish, great advice!
I was pretty stuck on the two locations in Salerno for Alfonso & Antonio.
Why not write both locations?
As far as the census, I can look for both brothers, but I can't post them - too tricky for me.
Thanks! Valarie

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2006, 04:52

Dan, this doesn't happen often (not this easy), but here's Alfonso's naturalization information (last name on the page). He was living in Chambersville, Indiana, PA
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com ... /19003.htm
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Re: De Sio Family

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2006, 05:05

and
on ancestry.com
under Alfonso DERIS (DESIO)

WWI Draft Registration Card
12 Sep 1918

Alfonso DESIO
Chambersville, Indiana, PA
b 7 Dec 1885
Naturalized
occupation: Miner for Peterman Coal Co
nearest relative: Maria Desio
signature: he may have capitalized his 'S'
description: Short & Stout were checked, Brown eyes & hair

Hope this helps, finding information becomes easier the more we know.
Thanks Trish & Nuccia!

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Re: De Sio Family

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2006, 05:37

ancestry under Alfonae DESIO

1930 US Census
Rayne, Indiana, PA

Alfonso DESIO, 44? yrs old b in Italy, married at age 25
Owns House $400 value (no street noted)
immig 1910 NA (naturalized)
occupation Miner - Coal Mine, not working at time of census

wife Mary, 39 yrs old b in Italy, married at age 22
can not read & write
immig 1913 NA
daughter Concetta, 17 yrs old b in PA
son Joseph, 16 yrs old b in PA
occupation Laborer - Coal Mine, yes working at time of census
son Tony, 15 yrs old b in PA
son Felix, 12 yrs old b in PA
daughter Therea (Theresa?), 9 yrs old b in PA
daughter Mary, 7 yrs old b in PA
son John, 4 6/12 yrs old b in PA
son Domonick, 1 9/12 yrs old b in PA

Does this look correct?
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Re: De Sio Family

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2006, 05:56

ancestry under Alfonse DEER (DESIO)

1920 US Census
Rayne, Indiana, PA

Alphonse DESIO, 34 yrs old
Rents House on Main Street
immig 1910 NA 1913
occupation Miner - Coal Mine
wife Mary, 29 yrs old
immig 1912 NA 1913
daughter Concetta, 7 yrs old
son Joseph, 5 yrs old
son Antonio, 4 1/12 yrs old
son Felix, 1 6/12 yrs old

Dan it would be great if you could look these up at a
Family History Center where they have Ancestry.com
You can appreciate from the original pages what a diverse
neighborhood they lived in & maybe recognize some
relatives living near by?


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