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Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby woodcuts » 21 Apr 2006, 20:25

Augustus Russell Agneta, self reported born Manhattan, NY, 02 July 1916.
Died 17 Feb 2002, Troy, NY.
self-reported: Father - Joseph Agneta, Mother - Mary Mongello

Am specifically looking for documentation of his birth. None located so far through NYS vital records.

Legend :-) has it that the name "Augustus" was taken out of respect for a "beloved uncle". My take on it is that he actually took it out of total admiration for Charles A (Augustus) Lindbergh.

As a youngster he lived on Long Island in what was then Hempstead township. And indeed, except for his WWII career (Mar. '43 - July '45), lived in that Long Island area (summer home in New Milford, CT) until 1988.

No, he was not ranked a Colonel even though you will see that designation in some places. S/Sgt is correct.

Also understood from my grandmother that he had two (full) sisters. Maybe oldest a "Sofia". The other may have died in an auto accident on her honeymoon but I do not know location. Older sister lived on W. 13 St. in Manhattan and worked for the telephone company. This could be anywhere from the late 1920's through 1940's. Don't believe she married.

I have done only preliminary searching via the census but came up empty handed. My main focus up to now being Russell himself about whom I have MUCH verified information/facts beginning with his first Army enlistment in 1934 and ending with his passing in 2002.

According to my mother (deceased), "his father married three times and each time a whole new family was created" - "thus the kids could be separated in age by as much as 30 years". Hmmmm - she said lots of half-siblings, most of whom rejected him. Why, I don't exactly know.

According to my grandmother (deceased): 1) I was named for my father's great? grandmother, Katherine, "as both grandmother's were named Marie/Mary". 2) There was a Katherine Agneta living in Cambridge, MA. 3) I was taken to see her several times as an infant.

Any knowledge, thoughts on searching, etc. would be most appreciated.

This site seems to be populated by some of the most genealogically generous folks! Fascinating information and leads provided in the postings.
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2006, 21:20

in effect are a WWI draft card about a
Name: Joseph Agneta
Birth: 20 Feb 1878 - naturalized citizen
Residence: NYC (Manhattan# 94, NY

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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2006, 21:28

Here is the record....
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2006, 21:33

Thanks Lisa, it could be or no.. the registration is in sep 1915 and it seems single again, and Augustus is born in Jul 1916... no birthplace, but many Agneta people migrated was from Basilicata region... perhaps the suggestions of topic author could be interesting... thanks again, kisses, suanj
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2006, 21:40

and perhaps this is the record of immigration, Giuseppe Agneto( Agneta) coming from Pomarico town( in Matera province/Basilicata region) age 22 in 1902.. the birthyear is the same and joining to Francesco Spata in New York
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipmanif ... 5129040011
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2006, 21:42

Name Family Members Home in 1930
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relation

Joseph Agneta Domenick Agneta,
Catherine Agneta Cambridge, Middlesex, MA abt 1925 Son
Joseph D Agneta Josephine Agneta Medford, Middlesex, MA abt 1904 Massachusetts Head
Josephine Agneta Joseph D Agneta Medford, Middlesex, MA abt 1904 Wife
Joseph Agneta Manhattan, New York, NY abt 1881 Italy Head

Perhaps one of the above........
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2006, 21:46

in manhattan is only the last name mentioned... 1881 or 1878 as birthyear is no most important,. what is important to see if this Joseph in manhattan have a Mary wife... it could be or no... but for sure only a Joseph Agneta in Manhattan... waiting the reply of woodcuts.. thanks again, suanj
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2006, 21:49

This record is interesting...........

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as is this death record..........

Agneta Joseph 50 y Feb 23 1925 5476 Manhattan A253

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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby suanj » 22 Apr 2006, 00:38

Hi Lisa, really a interesting record! if woodcuts recognize the children names, we have found the family! kisses, suanj
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby suanj » 22 Apr 2006, 01:21

death record for Joseph Agneta in Manhattan

Agneta Joseph death 50 y Feb 23 1925 certificate number 5476 Manhattan born abt 1874 - 1875
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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 01:45

woodcuts wrote:Augustus Russell Agneta, self reported born Manhattan, NY, 02 July 1916.
Died 17 Feb 2002, Troy, NY.
self-reported: Father - Joseph Agneta, Mother - Mary Mongello

As a youngster he lived on Long Island in what was then Hempstead township. And indeed, except for his WWII career (Mar. '43 - July '45), lived in that Long Island area (summer home in New Milford, CT) until 1988.

No, he was not ranked a Colonel even though you will see that designation in some places. S/Sgt is correct.

I have done only preliminary searching via the census but came up empty handed. My main focus up to now being Russell himself about whom I have MUCH verified information/facts beginning with his first Army enlistment in 1934 and ending with his passing in 2002.



Hi There,

I found this information on Augustus Russell Agneta

Name: Augustus Russell Agneta
Veteran's Rank: COL AIR FORCES
Branch: US Army
Last known address: 200 Duell Road Schuylerville , NY 12871-1721
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1916
Death Date: 17 Feb 2002
Veteran Service Start Date: 1 Jul 1934
Veteran Service End Date: 6 Jul 1945
Interment Date: 20 Feb 2002
Cemetery: Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Buried At: Section 21 Site 1708

His wife Dorothy is buried with him.

Name: Dorothy Agneta
Veteran's Rank: COL AIR FORCES
Branch: US Army
Relation Name: Augustus Russell Agneta
Relationship: Wife
Last known address: 200 Duell Road Schuylerville , NY 12871-1721
Birth Date: 25 Jun 1919
Death Date: 21 Jul 2003
Interment Date: 23 Jul 2003
Cemetery: Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Buried At: Section 21 Site 1708
Relationship Notes: Wife of Agneta, Augustus Russell


Here is the link for the cemetery.
http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/geraldbhsolomonsaratoga.htm

Here is the information when Augustus Russell was married. You can send away for this Marriage Application.

Groom: AUGUSTUS R AGNETA
Groom's Residence: New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
Groom's Age: 73
Groom's Race: White
Bride: DOROTHY I OROS
Bride's Residence: New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
Bride's Age: 70
Bride's Race: White
Marriage Date: 22 January , 1990
Place of Marriage: Brookfield, FairField, Connecticut


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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 02:36

Hi Everyone,

Suanj and Wildspirt (Lisa) were on the right path. Great find to you both for here is some proof.

Here is the 1920 Census information. If anyone posts this census, it's a two page census. Per this census, Giuseppe came in 1902 and Maria came in 1905. (her manifest is below)

Names and ages from 1920 census
Giuseppe Agento - b. 1875 - Italy
Mary - b. 1887 - Italy
Nicola - b. 1903 - Italy
Angelina - b. 1908 - NY
Carmela - b. 1911 - NY
Elvira - b. 1914 - NY
Augustus - b. 1916 - NY
Pauline - b. 1919 - NY


Name: Guster Agneto (Augustus Agneto)
Age: 3 years 0 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1917
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 18, New York, New York
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 134
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Manhattan Assembly District 18, New York, New York; Roll: T625_1220; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 1294; Image: 134


Ship's manifest for Maria D'Ambrosio and children. They are going to go see husband/father, Giuseppe Agento

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 2394030408


First Name: Maria
Last Name: D'Ambrosio
Ethnicity: Italy, South Italian
Last Place of Residence: Ferrandina
Date of Arrival: May 02, 1905
Age at Arrival: Gender: F Marital Status: m
Ship of Travel: Neustria
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0022

And the Family History Center has microfilm for the town of Ferrandina. Here is the link for the film numbers.

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

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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 02:43

Hi again,

I forgot to state that Giuseppe Agneto had Petitioned to be Naturalized in the 1920 Census and Naturalized by 1930.

Here is the family in the 1930 census.

Name: Pauline Agenete
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1919
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1561; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 593; Image: 491.0.


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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

Postby wldspirit » 22 Apr 2006, 03:01

Image one.......

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Image two...........

*image had to be redone........

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Re: Augustus Russell Agneta

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Hi Lisa,

Thank you very much for posting the census records for me!:)

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