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Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby darkorchidz » 04 May 2006, 18:02

I might be spelling things wrong so forgive me. I decided this morning I would really like to try to see if I have any family out there. So this is what I know and if anyone who comes across this knows something or has a good idea for me to begin, please say something.

My mother I believe was born Prudence Barbara Ann Gagliardi
Her parents were Rose n Michael. My nana's whole name was Rosa Maria Malfetta. My grandfather was Michael Angelo.

I was told that they lived somewhere near NYC. My mom grew up in Manhatten.

I know I have great aunts and what not in florida but have no idea if any of them are still alive or how to reach them.

I was told that our family came from Naples and Bary. My mom said she was first born over here.

That sums up everything I know about my family history. I have one picture of my great grandmother, but it is in very poor shape.

Any help would be great. Thank you

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby darkorchidz » 04 May 2006, 18:19

wldspirit wrote:I found this record, however without any dates or a timeframe of when to find them in a record, it may or may not be correct.

Name: Michael Gagliardi
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1906
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Parent's Name: Rose Gagliardi
Race: White
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York

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ty,.... have to admit I don't quite know what I am doing yet,...just really would like to find any family I can. I believe that the ones in florida are all my nana's brothers n sisters. I have no idea about any of my grandfathers family. ty so much

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby darkorchidz » 04 May 2006, 18:49

wldspirit wrote:I understand your new to this....we all were at one time........ :wink:
But in order for us to help you find info we need to narrow down some dates.......are any of these your grandmother? These are from the social security death index.........

ROSA GAGLIARDI 06 Jan 1896 Dec 1978 02128 (Boston, Suffolk, MA) (none specified) 015-24-4474 Massachusetts

ROSA GAGLIARDI 05 Jan 1898 Aug 1973 02138 (Cambridge, Middlesex, MA) (none specified) 028-14-0576 Massachusetts

ROSA GAGLIARDI 04 Aug 1888 May 1965 (Connecticut) (none specified) 043-28-2151 Connecticut

ROSA GAGLIARDI 14 Apr 1880 Nov 1963 (New York) (none specified) 113-14-3131 New York

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:( Will be kinda hard to do as I am NOT close to my mom n she NEVER will talk about her family. She once told me her Aunt mailed her this whole giant family history thing n she tore it up. I was so devastated to say the least. So I guess there is bad blood there.
When I tried looking at Ellis Island records it came back with 2107 gagliardi's. I have no idea what any of my grandfathers family names were or if he had any. I know my Nana had like 13 sisters n brothers.
Everyone called my Nana,...Rose.

She lived in Manhatten for the longest time. The projects behind Lincoln center. She moved at some point to Florida. Tampa Bay I think. She died sometime in 2000. Late 2000 I believe. Her Madian name was Malfetta. I have no idea how old she was.
I have an Aunt Betty somewhere. Elizabeth? I think.

believe me I wish I knew more, wish I had some dates or time frames. But the only times my mom has talked about anything was to tell me a story about getting ice with her grandfather to keep food cold. Would not help with this. :)

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby darkorchidz » 04 May 2006, 19:11

I found a site about Bari

http://www.rootsweb.com/~itappcnc/bari/

Came back with:
MOLFETTA Acquaviva delle Fonti
MOLFETTA Palo del Colle

This would be about my Nana. The search did not bring anything back for Gagliardi. Though there was nothing to click on. I did however email the people listed as researchers. Doesn't hurt to try right.

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby vj » 07 May 2006, 04:44

Updated post from darkorchidz:
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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:27 pm Post subject: Searching for family info Molfetta/Gagliardi

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Well I had it all wrong would seem. So thank you to everyone so far who has tried helping. Called mom n pleaded for help, lied n said it was for a school paper.
This is what I know now...........

My Nana was Rosirea Molfetta Born in Hoboken NJ, Nov 30th either 1917 or 18. Was the 17th child out of 18 that lived.

Her mother was Prudencia Balestra, born in Bari Italy. Her family were farmers. She married when she was 13ish. Moved here shortly there after. They bought property in what is now Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY. She never learned English.

Francisco Molfetta was her husband. He did learn English, had a nice business going I guess. Stayed farmers over here, goats, chickens, apples etc, sold ice to people.


What my mom said about her father:

Angelo Michael or Michele Angelo Gagliardi . Thinks he was born around January 1st. Was a mason n made Jewerly. He was either 18 or 28 years older than my nana. Had been married n granted a divorce priar to nana, to a woman named Sadie on the grounds she was barren n could not have children. Mom said he was Born in Italy, she believes Naples. He died in a veterans Hopsital when she was 2. Was in world war 2, US Army.

His father was Alberto or Albert Gagliardi

Working on finding my aunt who might have more info as well.

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby vj » 07 May 2006, 04:53

Francisco MOLFETTA (maternal great grandfather)
possible WWI Draft Registration Card

Frank MOLFETTA
12 Sep 1918
543 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ
45 yrs old, born 18 Dec 1872
Declarant Alien, Citizen of Italy
Laborer - Fletchers Iron Works, Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ
Wife Mrs. P. Molfetta at same address
Description: short & slender, brown eyes, black hair

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Postby vj » 07 May 2006, 05:14

maternal great grandparents Francisco MOLFETTA
& wife Prudencia (BALESTRA)
possible census

1930 US Census
Queens Dist 758, Queens, NY
5030 97th St
- Frank MOLFETTA, 58 yrs old (abt 1871), married at age 25 (abt 1906), immig 1900 Na, laborer - contractor, owns house $4,000
- wife Prudenza, 50 yrs old (abt 1879), married at age 23 (abt 1902), immig 1905 Na
- son Frank, 22 yrs old (about 1907), ice man - contractor, works on own account
- daughter Sophie, 20 yrs old (abt 1909), clerk - insurance co
- daughter Suphina, 18 yrs old (abt 1911), clerk - insurance co
- daughter Angelina, 17 yrs old (abt 1912), clerk - insurance co
- daughter Mary, 14 yrs old (abt 1915)
- daughter Rose, 12 yrs old (abt 1917)
- daughter Pasquale, 9 yrs old (abt 1920)
children all born in NY

1920 US Census
Manhattan Assembly District 10, District 713, New York, New York
71 W 10th St (or 16th?)
- Frank MOLFETTA, 47 yrs old (abt 1872), immig 1904? Na 1914?, coal - cellar,
working on own account, rents
- wife Prentiza, 40 yrs old (abt 1879), immig 1904 Na
- son Dominick, 14 yrs old (abt 1905)
- son Frank, 13 yrs old (abt 1906)
- daughter Sophie, 10 yrs old (abt 1909)
- daughter Sabrina, 8 yrs old (abt 1911)
- daughter Angela, 7 yrs old (abt 1912)
- daughter Maria, 4 yrs old (abt 1915)
- daughter Rose, 2 yrs ?mos old (abt 1917)
children all born in NY
at same address? 5 lodgers named DE PAULO all coal cellars (working on own account)

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby vj » 07 May 2006, 06:09

maternal great grandfather Francesco MOLFETTA
possible manifest(s)

SS Nuestra 12 Nov 1900 from Naples to NY
line 30
Francesco MOLFETTA, 28 yrs old (abt 1872), male, single, from Grumo (Bari, Puglia), going to NY, joining brother Est? 77-78 3rd Ave
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0030

SS Phoenicia 16 Mar 1903 from Naples to NY
line 4
Francesco MOLFETTA, 30 yrs old (abt 1872), male, single, house mason?, from Canosa (Bari, Puglia), going to NY
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0004

maternal great grandmother Prudenza BALESTRA
possible manifest

SS Citta Di Napoli 18 May 1904 from Naples to NY
line 29
Prudenza BALESTRA, 23 yrs old (abt 1880), female, single, servant,
last residence Giottole??, passage paid by brother,
joining brother Pasquale at 240 E 79 St, NY
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0029

another maternal great granduncle? (also a Pasquale BALESTRA on Prudenza's manifest): Antonio BALESTRA

manifest for SS Hamburg 12 May 1914 from Naples to NY
line 5 & 6
Antonio BALESTRA, 28 yrs old (abt 1885), male, married, merchant, last residence Hoboken, NJ, relative in Italy father-in-law Stefano LOGLISCI in Gravina
wife Filomena, 18 yrs old (abt 1895)
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0005
page 2
Final destination: Hoboken, NJ, in US 1909-1913, joining brother-in-law Francesco MOLFETTA at 161 14th St, born in Gravina (Gravina in Puglia, Bari, Puglia?)
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0005

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby nuccia » 07 May 2006, 07:56

Hi!

I'm going to try and link some of the images to go along with the info vj provided for you to view. Please, let her know if she has found the right persons...looks like shes really been digging for you! :D

draft registration cards for Frank:

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/2109/imagex3qn.gif

1930 census:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8285 ... rge0cm.gif

1920 census:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/690/imagex8od.gif

I hope this helps!

Nuccia :D

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby darkorchidz » 07 May 2006, 11:33

WOW! OH MY, you really have been. I don't know what to say, just woke up n I think my brain isn't on yet. :)

I had great Aunts named Sabina, Mary, mom thought there was an Angela n Pauline in there as well. It all seems on the money.

I don't know about the great uncle.

I will call my mom at a decent hour and see if strikes a bell or another memory. What can I do to find more? I feel sorta bad you guys are helping so much and anything I have tried so far hasn't even brought back as much as you guys have found. It means alot to me, thank you. Any thing you want to tell me to do I will try.

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Re: Gagliardi / Malfetta

Postby darkorchidz » 07 May 2006, 14:40

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Cognome e Nome Indirizzo Città Telefono Esporta Chiama
BALESTRA LUCIANO 4, V. SIPONTO 70100 BARI (BA) 080 55 40 12 5
BALESTRA MARIA 32, V. ANGELICO TOSTI CARDARELLI 70100 BARI (BA) 080 54 22 35 9
BALESTRA MARIA 4, V. SIPONTO 70100 BARI (BA) 080 55 37 64 9
BALESTRA MARIO 10, V. DELLE MURGE 70100 BARI (BA) 080 56 18 66 3
CAMPANA BALESTRA FLORA 4, V. SIPONTO 70100 BARI (BA) 080 55 38 72 7

Ok help please....does anyone know how to read this to tell me what the address' are? Little bit confused. Was thinking of trying to write to the current Balestra's....of Bari, Itlay. This is all I found.


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