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Researching Longordo, lombardo, Calfo, Bianchi, Loreo

Postby Ninadmb69 » 24 Jun 2006, 03:07

researching my Father's Maternal side
Loius Calfo married Carmela Loreo- had my GGF Antonio Calfo
Antonio CAlfo married Rosaria Longordo early 1900's
Rosaria mother was Teresa Lombardo
Antonio and Rosaria had Carmela-my GM, Teresa and Louis who died in Italy. They are from Gioia Taura and Polistena. If any of this sounds familiar plz let me know. Thanks
Antonio Bianchi was the name on Antonio Calfo ellis island record listed as uncle
Settled in Western PA
Antonio Calfo's sibling
Rose
Mary
Fiorellina
possibly Dominic and andrew

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Postby nuccia » 24 Jun 2006, 03:56

Hi There,

Could you let us know exactly what research you've already done and what your research goals are? Possible birth years would also help...just makes it a bit easier than having to go thru ellis to find manifests and then look for more info...

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Postby nuccia » 24 Jun 2006, 04:00

Is this your Antonio?

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record
about Tony Calfo
Name: Tony Calfo
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1886
Residence: Cambria, Pennsylvania
Birth: Italy
Roll: WW2_2243876

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3640/imagex3wc.jpg

don't pay any attention to the back of the card because the info is not his..ancestry had a problem with the WW2 draft cards..

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Postby nuccia » 24 Jun 2006, 04:06

Social Security Death Index Recordinfo
about Antonio Calfo
Name: Antonio Calfo
SSN: 196-09-3097
Last Residence: Pennsylvania
Born: 6 Nov 1886
Died: Apr 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951 )

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Postby Ninadmb69 » 24 Jun 2006, 05:08

Antonio Calfo b. Nov 1886 D Apr 1 1965
Birthplace possibly either Gioia Taura or Polistena RC Italy
wife Rosaria Longordo B. 31 may 1885 d. July 10, 1965
I have been able to locate both of their Ellisisland records. I don't know when they married, but their oldest daughter, my GM Carmella b aug 25, 1907 same places listed above, died 23 july 1993. Her brother louis died in italy at a young age and her sister Teresa married Vito Abbruscato and she died early 1940's.


Antonio's parents

I have in an old sheet, and mind you I don't know where I got the info, that Antonio parents were louis and Carmella (Loreo* not sure if that is correct spelling). This makes sense according to the naming tradition.

Rosaria Longordo's ellis island record has her mother listed as Teresa Lombardo, but I have no idea what her father's name was
that is what i have so far on this side, I am trying to find relatives here and back in Italy.

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Postby jcsm400 » 24 Jun 2006, 09:18

You may want to email the province archive to see if they have Antonia Calfo's military draft record. Ths would provide exact brth date & place of birth. Here is the info on the archive.

ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI REGGIO CALABRIA

Sezioni : LOCRI PALMI
Via Lia Casalotto 89100 Reggio Calabria
Tel: 0965/653211
Tel: 0965/6532218
Fax:0965/6532212

E-Mail: asreggiocalabria@tiscali.it


The LDS Church has filmed the vital records for the town of Gioia Tauro for the years 1809-1910.

Here is a link to the available films.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

They have also done the records for Polistena.

Here is the link.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

And a link to locate your nearest LDS-Family History Center.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

And a link to a guide on how to obtain these films, provided by our member, Trish, a proffessional genealogist.

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html

If you have any questions or need any more assistance, just ask.

Hope this helps.

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Postby vj » 25 Jun 2006, 00:40

Nina
odds & ends for Antonio CALFO
Manifest (you have) & WWI Draft Card & possible 1920 Census, do you already have these?
Thanks! vj

SS Princess Irene 25 Apr 1912 Naples to NY lines 4-7
manifest page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0004
manifest page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0004
Antonio CALFO, 26 (abt 1885), married, wife in Italy Rosaria LUNCORDA?
joining uncle Antonio BIANCHI, Box 85 Homer City, PA
born in Gioia Tauro, R. Calabria
travelling with
sister Maria Cristina, 22 (abt 1889)
sister Fiorellina, 20 (abt 1891)
nephew Giovanni CA(U)RIO, 7 (abt 1904)

related WWI Draft Registration Card
5 Jun 1917
Tony CALFA
30 yrs old, 6 Nov 1887
(may be a calculated date, couldn't read/write? - made his mark at bottom)
Homer City, Indiana, PA (25 miles from Johnstown)
Alien, born in Gioturuo??, Italy (Gioia Tauro?, Reggio Calabria)
Miner for Brush Creek Coal Co, waterman?
Supports wife & children

uncle Antonio BIANCHI census?
1910 US Census
Center, Indiana, PA
Greenville Rd
Antonio BAINCO, 51 (abt 1858-9), married 21 years, immig 1889 Na, retail mechant - groceries
wife Carolina, 55 (abt 1854-5), immig 1889, 7 children born, 6 living, 4 at home

wild guess at 1920 census
Question: did Antonio's sister Fiorellina, marry a Joseph BRUNO?

1920 US Census
Center, Indiana, PA (North Homer City Town)
note 2 pages after possible uncle Antonio BIANCO
Joseph BRUNO, 23 (abt 1896-7), immig 1900 or 1903?
wife Flora, 25 (abt 1894-5) immig 1913
3 children
brother-in-law Tony KAEFER, 35 (abt 1884-5), immig 1913 Na 1919, miner - coal mine

SS San Giovanni 1 Apr 1921 Messina to NY, lines 1-3
page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0001
page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0001
Rosaria LONGORDO, 35 (abt 1885), housewife
daughter Carmela CALFO, 13 (abt 1907)
daughter Teresa CALFO, 8 (abt 1912)
last residence Gioia Tauro, Reggio
mother in Italy Teresa LOMBARDO
joining husband Antonio CALFO box 485 Homer City, PA
born in Polistena, Reggio

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Postby Ninadmb69 » 25 Jun 2006, 01:45

vj wrote:Nina
odds & ends for Antonio CALFO
Manifest (you have) & WWI Draft Card & possible 1920 Census, do you already have these?
Thanks! vj

SS Princess Irene 25 Apr 1912 Naples to NY lines 4-7
manifest page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0004
manifest page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0004
Antonio CALFO, 26 (abt 1885), married, wife in Italy Rosaria LUNCORDA?
joining uncle Antonio BIANCHI, Box 85 Homer City, PA
born in Gioia Tauro, R. Calabria
travelling with
sister Maria Cristina, 22 (abt 1889)
sister Fiorellina, 20 (abt 1891)
nephew Giovanni CA(U)RIO, 7 (abt 1904)

related WWI Draft Registration Card
5 Jun 1917
Tony CALFA
30 yrs old, 6 Nov 1887
(may be a calculated date, couldn't read/write? - made his mark at bottom)
Homer City, Indiana, PA (25 miles from Johnstown)
Alien, born in Gioturuo??, Italy (Gioia Tauro?, Reggio Calabria)
Miner for Brush Creek Coal Co, waterman?
Supports wife & children

uncle Antonio BIANCHI census?
1910 US Census
Center, Indiana, PA
Greenville Rd
Antonio BAINCO, 51 (abt 1858-9), married 21 years, immig 1889 Na, retail mechant - groceries
wife Carolina, 55 (abt 1854-5), immig 1889, 7 children born, 6 living, 4 at home

wild guess at 1920 census
Question: did Antonio's sister Fiorellina, marry a Joseph BRUNO?

1920 US Census
Center, Indiana, PA (North Homer City Town)
note 2 pages after possible uncle Antonio BIANCO
Joseph BRUNO, 23 (abt 1896-7), immig 1900 or 1903?
wife Flora, 25 (abt 1894-5) immig 1913
3 children
brother-in-law Tony KAEFER, 35 (abt 1884-5), immig 1913 Na 1919, miner - coal mine

SS San Giovanni 1 Apr 1921 Messina to NY, lines 1-3
page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0001
page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0001
Rosaria LONGORDO, 35 (abt 1885), housewife
daughter Carmela CALFO, 13 (abt 1907)
daughter Teresa CALFO, 8 (abt 1912)
last residence Gioia Tauro, Reggio
mother in Italy Teresa LOMBARDO
joining husband Antonio CALFO box 485 Homer City, PA
born in Polistena, Reggio



OH MY GOD, you are fantastic!!!
First I do not have any cenus records for Antonio Calfo. I do have his manifest and ww2 draft card, but not the ww1 card.
These are all correct. I was always confused, b/c my father always said Bianco, not Bianchi, I just confirmed this info with him. Flora was married to Joseph Bruno, i have incorrect info above. MAry, Amdrew, Rose and Dominic are not his siblings they are Flora and Joseph's children. Will Shaare more as I get it

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Re: Researching Longordo, lombardo, Calfo, Bianchi, Loreo

Postby vj » 25 Jun 2006, 01:50

Nina,
That's terrific news!
Thank you for letting us know.
Sounds like you now have a few more leads to track down.
Do you have access to ancestry.com?
Want more help?
Valarie :)

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Postby Ninadmb69 » 25 Jun 2006, 02:21

I was on ancestry for the two week period and then I signed up for one month, but I hit a wall. Then I got a job in my field, which is political campaign work. When it gets going I work about 15 hrs a day 6 days a week and 8 on sundays, doesn't leave much time so I got rid of ancestry. When I called to cancel, the guy told me that over the next six months they are going to be loading records from italy. Won't that be great if they could get it done. I am really trying to get this done over the next year b/c it will be my parents 50th wedding anniversary is next June. My dad said if he has relatives still in italy he is going. I am still trying to get somewhere on my slovak side, but nobody has a site as great as this.
Once again I sincerly thank you and everyone else who who helped. And I will always take more help, I am a volunteer coordinator and I never turn down help.

Question, is there a search forum button or Surname databse on this site?
it is so large, i was wondering if there was a way to be able to locate if someone else is searching the same name.

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Postby vj » 25 Jun 2006, 02:43

Nina,
Great gift for your parents!
Lots of experts here - we'll see what we can do.
Dumb question, any chance Calfo was mis-spelled on the manifests?
Not many Calfo's on Ellis Island records.
May help find relatives in Italy for your dad if there was another possible spelling?
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Postby jcsm400 » 25 Jun 2006, 05:09

Hi Nina,

If Anontio Calfo filled out his social security application correctly, his town of birth will be provided.

Here is a link to form letter to request a copy of his appplication.

http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.c ... amesiffix=

If it does provide town of birth & it's one of the towns that I provided the LDS film information on, then you're all set to order the films. If different, let us know & we'll check for avail films.

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Postby vj » 27 Jun 2006, 02:56

Hi all!
Have we got a new service for posting images yet?
Nina is looking for census images (above)
If not I could mail, or Nina could use access to ancestry.com at her local Family History Center.
What do you think?
Thanks! Valarie

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Re: Researching Longordo, lombardo, Calfo, Bianchi, Loreo

Postby nuccia » 27 Jun 2006, 04:09

vj and nina,

Sorry, I've been busy with another poster and imageshack was just brutal today. :oops:

I'll look through the thread and attempt to post images!

Nuccia :D


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