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surname Tessaro

Postby tessarojm » 19 Feb 2006, 02:13

hi everyone. im new at this so here goes. im trying to track down my family from Veneto. Angelo Tessaro moved to Knobview, now known as Rosati, MO. He was married to margaret tretenero and his father was Bartholemew(boltelo) Tessaro and he was married to Lucia(last unknown). Angelo was born in Staro, in 1882. Also trying to get info on Louis and Louise Piaza born in San Antonio, it. and married 1887. these are the perants of Lucille Piaza married to John Joseph Tessaro Sr who is the son of Angelo Tessaro. thanks and God Bless.

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby vj » 19 Feb 2006, 02:44

tessarojm,

Welcome - we'll all see what we can do!

I see the town of Knobview- Rosati has a great Itallian/American website.
Pretty neat that your ancestors are mentioned!
http://www.rosatimo.com/Knobview-RosatiHistory.html

Question for you:
- what records do you already have? (so we don't duplicate)
- do you have any immigration, birth, marriage, etc dates?
- do you need info for US?
- do you need info for Italy?

What do you think?

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby tessarojm » 19 Feb 2006, 02:49

i dont have any records, just names and a few pics that my grandpa (john joseph tessaro jr) gave me. i really want to find out about my family before they imagrated to the us. like maybe, who was Boltelo's father, mother, and siblings. thanks for your help and i'll check out the rosati website.

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby vj » 19 Feb 2006, 03:17

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Postby vj » 19 Feb 2006, 05:10

Census info from 1910, 1920 & 1930 & WWI Card
Does this look like your family?
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1930 US Census
St Louis Dist 38, St Louis, MO
1410 Vandeventer St

John TESSARO, 25 yrs old, married at age 20, b in MO (Missouri)
Rents $36 mo, Laborer - Construction Co
wife Lucille, 25 yrs old, married at age 20, b in MO
daughter Thelma, 10 mos old, b in MO

1930 US Census
St James Dist 13, Phelps, MO

Angelo TESSARO, 48 yrs old, widower, b in Italy, immig 1898 NA (naturalized)
Owns & Lives on a Farm, Farmer
son Louis C, 18 yrs old, b in Missouri (MO), Laborer - Farm
daughter Margeta E, 16 yrs old, b in MO

1930 US Census
St James Dist 13, Phelps, MO

Bortolo Tessaro living with son Joseph

Bortolo TESSARO, 84 yrs old, married at age 29, immig 1897 NA
(wife) Lucy, 76 yrs old, married at age 21, immig 1897 NA


1920 US Census
Staunton Ward 1, Macoupin, IL

Andrew (Angelo) TESSARO, 38 yrs old, widower, immig 1897 NA 1913
Rents house, Miner - Coal Miner
daughter Lucie, 16 yrs old, b in MO, Housekeeper - at Home
son John, 17 yrs old, b in MO, Miner - Coal Miner
son Joe, 13 yrs old, b in MO
daughter Rosie, 11 yrs old, b in MO
son Louie, 7 yrs old, b in MO
daughter Margaret, 5 yrs old, b in MO


WWI Draft Registration Card
12 Sep 1918
Angelo TESSARO
Address: Staunton, Macoupin, IL
Born: 23 May 1881
Citizen: Naturalized Citizen
Occupation: Miner - Mt Olive & Staunton Coal Co
Nearest Relative: Miss Lucy Tessaro
Description: Medium height, Blue eyes, Brown hair


1920 US Census
St James, Phelps, MO

Bartolo TESSARO living with son Joseph

Bartolo TESSARO, 74 yrs old, immig 1896, NA 1900
(wife) Lucie, 65 yrs old, immig 1896, NA 1900?


1910 US Census
St James, Phelps, MO

Angelo TESSARO
living with his brother Joseph & his Parents

Angelo TESSARO, 28 yrs old, widower, immig 1897 NA, Farmer - (Partner)
father Bartolo, 65 yrs old, married 35 yrs, immig 1897 NA
mother Lucy, 56 yrs old, married 35 yrs, 3 children born & living, immig 1897
(daughter) Lucy 6 yrs old, b in MO
(son) John, 5 yrs old, b in MO
(son) Joseph, 3 yrs old, b in MO
(daughter?) Jane?, 2 yrs old, b in MO

Note: Angelo may have been married twice - Margaret died before 1910 census, he has two more children born after 1910

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Postby vj » 19 Feb 2006, 06:34

probably? Margaret TRETTENERO (wife of Angelo TESSARO)

1900 US Census
Italian Colony St James Dist 101, Phelps, MO
Note: there are 4 pages enumerating the Italian Colony, left to last because the census taker indicated he had no interpreter ...

Angelo TRATTENARO (TRETTENERO), Aug 1867, 32 yrs old, married 16 yrs, b in Italy, immig 1896 Pa (Papers - started naturalization process)
Owns Farm (no mortgage) Farmer
wife ___omena, May 1866, 34 yrs old, married 16 yrs, 6 children born & living, b in IT, immig 1896
daughter Magarete, Apr 1885, 15 yrs old, b in IT, immig 1896
son Josepo, Jun 1887, 12 yrs old, b in IT, immig 1896
daughter Albina, May 1888, 11 yrs old, b in IT, immig 1896
daughter Luico?, Jun 1891, 8 yrs old, b in IT, immig 1896
son Dominica, Oct 1893, 6 yrs old, b in IT, immig 1896
daughter Mary, Jun 1895, 4 yrs old, b in IT, immig 1896

This is one of 3 TRETTENERO families in the Italian Colony
There is one (TESSATO) TESSARO family enumerated

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby vj » 19 Feb 2006, 07:12

probably? TESSARO Manifest http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0015

Ship Manifest for Kaiser Wilhelm II
Genoa via Gibraltar to NY 29 Dec 1896
pg 677, lines 20-22

Bartolo TESSARO, 51 yrs old, peasant
wife Luigia, 44 yrs old
son Angelo, 15 yrs old

and a few pages later the TRETTENERO families
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0015

page 679, lines 15-22
Angelo TRATTENERO (TRETTENERO), 34 yrs old, peasant
wife Giacoma, 30 yrs old
daughter Margherita, 11 yrs old
son Pietro, 9 yrs old
daughter Albina, 7 yrs old
daughter Lucia, 5 yrs old
son Domenico, 3 yrs old
daughter Maria, 4 mos old

It appears that several pages are devoted to the families traveling to
the 'Sunnyside Plantation' in Arkansas:
http://www.rosatimo.com/ItalytoAmerica.html

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby tessarojm » 20 Feb 2006, 10:21

thanks vj you have been so much help. the email you gave me of anita tedford was helpful. i was telling my father about her and he told me that she was my grandfathers youngest sister that i havent seen in 18 years. i saw her when i was around 3 or 4 and now im 22. but anyways i am gettin info from her but anything you have is helpful too. thank you so much

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby vj » 20 Feb 2006, 21:30

tessarojm
That's terrific that you found your great aunt!
A couple of links for the cemeteries in Phelps county from Rootsweb:

Cemetery Transcriptions
Phelps County, MO

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo ... tjames.txt

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo ... rosati.txt

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Postby vj » 20 Feb 2006, 21:36

PIAZZA Census 1910 1920 1930

1930 US Census
St James, Phelps, MO

Louis PIAZZA, 67 yrs old, married at 24 yrs old, immig 1895 NA
Owns Farm, Laborer - Steam Railroad
wife Louisa, 63 yrs old, married at 19 yrs old, immig 1895 NA
daughter Rose M, 19 yrs old, b in MO

1920 US Census
St James, Phelps, MO

Louis PIAZZA, 56 yrs old, immig 1895 NA 1903
Owns Farm, Farmer - General Farm?
wife Luise, 51 yrs old, immig 1895 NA 1903
son Antonio, 28 yrs old, immig 1895 NA 1903, Carpenter - House
son Joseph, 23 yrs old, b in AR (Arkansas), Laborer - Railroad
son Peter, 18 yrs old, b in MO, Laborer - Railroad
daughter Lucie L, 15 yrs old, b in MO
daughter Anna M, 11 yrs old, b in MO
daughter Rosa, 8 yrs old, b in MO


1910 US Census
St James Dist 70

Luigi PIAZZI (PIAZZA), 46 yrs old, married 22 yrs, immig 1895 NA
Owns Farm, Farmer - Dairy Farm
wife Luigia, 42 yrs old, married 22 yrs, 10 children born/ 9 living, immig 1895
Laborer - Home Farm
son Joseph L, 13 yrs old, b in AR, Laborer - Home Farm
daughter Catterina, 11 yrs old, b in AR, Laborer - Home Farm
son Peter, 8 yrs old, b in MO
daughter Lucy, 5 yrs old, b in MO
daughter Annie, 1 yr old, b in MO

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Postby wldspirit » 21 Feb 2006, 00:17

To trace your family in Italy you must know the town of origin, once you have correctly identified the town, you then have two options.........
one is to check the Lds website and see if your town of origin has been microfilmed, if you are lucky and it has, then you can go to a family history library near you, order/rent the microfilm and search as far back as the dates allow.
if there is no microfilm available, you would then send request in Italian to the town of origin.
If you are just starting out, an excellent book to obtain is by
Trafford R. Cole, "Italian Genealogical Records", it is a fast, easy read and explains in great detail Italian records and how to obtain them, wether it is civil or church.
for library,
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/default.asp
a basic outline of Italian research,
http://www.regalis.com/italgen.htm

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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby tessarojm » 21 Feb 2006, 11:44

thanks vj and wldspirit! vj you have been so helpful and wldspirit you have given me great advice to track down helpful info! also thanks for the info on the book, im going to try to find it so i can read it! im very excited to see what i can find and thanks again!

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Postby wldspirit » 21 Feb 2006, 16:56

I had to order mine from Barnes & Noble, took a couple of weeks to come in, but was well worth the wait. What I like about this particular book, as there are a number of them out there covering this subject, is that it gives you great detail without the fluff.

But before you jump across the ocean to Italy to gather records, make sure you gather your US records as well. Birth, marriage and death records, naturalization, and do not overlook church records. Census and ship manifest give great clues, and are nice to add to the family history.

Anything you need help with, post. Members here are fantastic and always willing to track down info.

Trish has written an excellent outline for using microfilm,
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/inde ... pic&t=2581

Best of Luck
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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby stevez » 21 Jun 2006, 07:57

Mr. Tessaro,

Please contact me at email@rosati-mo.com. I don't see your email address displayed anywhere here. I own the Rosati Web site and I'm working on a family tree of Knobview/Rosati people. My grandfather and Angelo Tessaro and Louie Piazza were part of the first group of Italians who settled in Knobview in 1898.

Thanks,
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Re: surname Tessaro

Postby nuccia » 22 Jun 2006, 04:21

tessarojm,

If you need any of the above records linked so that you can view them, please let me know. There's so much info so I would rather you let me know what you need linked and what you don't!

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