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Postby Emmy » 12 Jul 2006, 17:54

Could some kind person who has Ancestry.com please look up the following for me:

Tommaso Difilippo - Boston Passenger Lists 1820-1943 Immigration and Naturalization Records there was also a military record ww1 Draft Reg. card 1917-1918 Resid. Fairfield Connecticut.

Be very grateful for any help
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Postby wldspirit » 12 Jul 2006, 19:48

Placed name into database and returned the following:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943 Record
about Graziano Cerulli
Name: Graziano Cerulli
Arrival Date: 25 Apr 1911
Age: 24 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Romanic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Tommaso Difilippo
Last Residence: Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 162

have yet to locate draft record.......

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Postby wldspirit » 12 Jul 2006, 19:52

Did not locate a Tom, or Tommaso....here are the results for Connecticut:

Record Samuel Difilippo 6 Dec 1890 Caucasian Italy Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT
View Record Benedetto Difilippo 25 Feb 1890 Caucasian Italy Hartford, Hartford, CT
View Record Salvatore Difilippo 3 May 1873 White New Haven, New Haven, CT
View Record Antonio Difilippo 3 May 1882 White Not Stated, New Haven, CT
View Record Giovanni Difilippo 4 Sep 1879 White Not Stated, New Haven, CT
View Record Carmine Difilippo 14 Aug 1891 Caucasian Italy Not Stated, New Haven, CT
View Record Francesco Difilippo 31 Sep 1872 White Waterbury, New Haven, CT
View Record Carmeine Difilippo 16 Jul 1891 Italy Not Stated, Windham, CT

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Postby mfjp » 12 Jul 2006, 20:32

I too looked but cannot find Tommaso DiFilippo but a DeFilippo... probably not him.. as he wouldn't have a WW1 Draft record..

Providing a year of birth ... would give us better direction... ??

Just found a mis-transcribed manifest..... what I don't understand ... is his name is clearly typed in D i F i l l i p o but yet they have him transcribed as D e F i l l i p o :?

... from Campobasso who travels with father Felice...

Name: Tommaso Defilippo
Arrival Date: 22 Dec 1920
Age: 12 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Cretic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Vincenzo Calvano
Last Residence: Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 258

If this is not your Tommaso you may need to give us more info...

How do you know he came through Boston Harbor??

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Postby jcsm400 » 12 Jul 2006, 20:36

Is this the manifest you want??? Traveling with father, Felice, age 38.

Name: Tommaso Defilippo
Birth: abt 1908
Origin: Italy
Departure: Naples, Italy
Arrival: 22 Dec 1920 - Boston, Massachusetts

Page 1

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/6540/d ... est2eu.jpg

Page 2

http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/3944 ... pg22xo.jpg

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Postby jcsm400 » 12 Jul 2006, 20:43

And the WWI Draft Registration Card?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Tommaso Defilippo
Name: Tommaso Defilippo
City: Bridgeport
County: Fairfield
State: Connecticut
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 22 May 1889
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1561879
DraftBoard: 3

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8003 ... wwi6gi.jpg


Emmy, Hope these are the ones you are looking for!

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Postby mfjp » 12 Jul 2006, 20:57

mfjp wrote:I too looked but cannot find Tommaso DiFilippo but a DeFilippo... probably not him.. as he wouldn't have a WW1 Draft record..

Providing a year of birth ... would give us better direction... ??

Just found a mis-transcribed manifest..... what I don't understand ... is his name is clearly typed in D i F i l l i p o but yet they have him transcribed as D e F i l l i p o :?

... from Campobasso who travels with father Felice...

Name: Tommaso Defilippo
Arrival Date: 22 Dec 1920
Age: 12 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Cretic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Vincenzo Calvano
Last Residence: Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 258

If this is not your Tommaso you may need to give us more info...

How do you know he came through Boston Harbor??

Maria


Thanks for linking the manifest Joyce.... was hoping that she could confirm the year of birth first...

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Postby Emmy » 12 Jul 2006, 21:06

Many Thanks everyone :D :D
I'm trying to trace my grandfather's brother and his family who may have travelled to America and while doing a Rank search using Ancestry.com yesterday the name came up twice.
He was born in Italy (Sant'Elia)1885 and was married to Forunata Soave
they had a young family and as far as I can find out the last one to be born in England was in 1888. it seems that my grandfather and his brother stayed at the same address in London. My grandfather came to Glasgow about 1893 but there is no mention of Tommaso and his family coming with them. I have checked Ellis Island using Stevemorse site but came up with nothing. May need to try the census. The surname has always been a problem many variations used, but on Tommaso's children's birth acts the name is Difilippo and on one his Christian name was put down as Thomas
Many thanks again for taking the time to do this for me it is gratefully appreciated. One day I WILL complete this jigsaw

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Postby mfjp » 12 Jul 2006, 22:24

Here's mention of a grandfather Tommaso... see line 19 (section 12)

Not sure if he is the same one! Just interesting to see the Soave - DeFilippo connection...

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0822%2ETIF

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First Name: Tomaso (born 1878 tho....)
Last Name: DeFileppo
Ethnicity: Italy, Nth Italian
Last Place of Residence: ..ronzo, Italy
Date of Arrival: Nov 09, 1913
Age at Arrival: 35y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: La Savoie
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0027

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0137%2ETIF

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Postby Emmy » 13 Jul 2006, 00:03

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It says Fortunato but his wife's name was Fortunata but could be a misprint in the manifest but I cant read the ships manifest I cant get it to enlarge. Must go and have another try. I'll need to double check again and see if any more children were born here, perhaps they went back to Italy before going to America. I just feel so excited. Must go and email my cousin.
Thanks a million
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Postby mfjp » 13 Jul 2006, 01:17

Hi Emmy...

I did look to see if it was a misprint... but what caught my eye was the other passenger below who had some kind of a connection to a Tommaso...

I will review the manifest further too a little later and put down the details...... got dinner going here... and will check back on and off...

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Postby Emmy » 13 Jul 2006, 01:27

Hi Maria I really do think you've hit the jackpot because I went back into Stevemorse andI was able to read the manifest and it says they went to an Antonio Defilippis, Believe it or not that is the name of another brother of my grandfather, I've been looking for him too. I coulndt see any trace of the name Forunato Soave but I'm not all that good at doing the ships manifest yet One word I couldnt understand was written below Antonio's name it looked like 'Ouronzo' but the first letter could be an 'A'
This would seem all to fit in with what we have been led to believe that my grandfathers brothers went to America but I just cant understand why I cant find the records of them going because if I'm right it would mean that my grandfather and my uncle were already living in America but it doesnt say where or have I missed that part?
Cant believe all this but there are too many things matching for it not to be them.
Many many thaks Maria
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Postby Emmy » 13 Jul 2006, 04:49

Hi Maria
Found out how to enlarge image, it was staring me in the face :oops: :oops: I found out what you meant about Tommaso DeFilippis being down as grandfather but that seemed to match up to a 16 year old child Ciccone Benedetta but it could be the that one of his daughters married . The other things that ties it all up is that they all came from Sant'Elia Fiumerapido. Far too many coincidences for it not to be them. They were going to Mich. Detroit but it doesnt say where Tomaso's destination was to be. But I'm assuming it would be Detroit too. Must try to find out when Antonio and Tomaso went to America. But from this it seems that some of the family must have gone back to Italy at some point. Where to go from here now? :? Is there any way of finding the actual address they went to?
:D :D I'm going to have difficulty sleeping tonight, this has been fantastic. :D :D
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Postby mfjp » 13 Jul 2006, 07:00

Hi Emmy, :P :P :P

My concern was whether Tommaso was old enough to be a grandfather... so I had some doubts...

I know what it's like to see an ancestral manifest and have that "without a doubt" feeling that this is family...

If anyone can find a 1920 census record that would be great....

Must try to find out when Antonio and Tomaso went to America. But from this it seems that some of the family must have gone back to Italy at some point. Where to go from here now? :? Is there any way of finding the actual address they went to?


Lots of things to look for.. lots to look forward to... Glad to see how happy you are!!

Maria :P :P :P

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Postby mfjp » 13 Jul 2006, 11:26

mfjp wrote:
First Name: Tomaso (born 1878 tho....)
Last Name: DeFileppo
Ethnicity: Italy, Nth Italian
Last Place of Residence: ..ronzo, Italy
Date of Arrival: Nov 09, 1913
Age at Arrival: 35y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: La Savoie
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0027

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0137%2ETIF

Maria


This manifest that I posted earlier is not the one... Auronzo Italy (maybe Auronzo di Cadore) is Northern Italy...
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