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Di Battista

Postby rusty » 01 Aug 2006, 03:43

Looking for info and relatives of my father's family. His name was Joseph Domenic Di Battista, changed to Batista upon immigration. His parents were Domenico and Pasquelina Caniglia Di Battista. He was born 9/11/09 in Roccaraso. He was baptized at St. Barbara's Church. He, his parents, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers came to the US in early 1900. After his parents died the children were raised in an orphanage in Pennsylvania. When they immigrated to the US all contact was lost with relatives. Have checked Ellis Island ship records and have found 3 possibilities, the San Giorgio, the Italia, and the Barbarossa. Have only recently acquired this information and would love to find relatives in Italy. Thank you for any help.

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Re: Di Battista

Postby wldspirit » 01 Aug 2006, 03:58

There are 17 surnamed persons in that town, why not write them a letter with the information you have.....nothing to lose, and you may end up with long lost family!!!

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... o&ind=&nc=

you can use this standard letter which is in Italian.......

http://www.anzwers.org/free/italiangen/ ... #relatives

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Re: Di Battista

Postby wldspirit » 01 Aug 2006, 04:03

There is only one listing for Caniglia:


Caniglia Norina
67037 Roccaraso (AQ) - Viale Dei Tigli, 45
0864 62781

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Re: Di Battista

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2006, 05:13

For reference, all 3 of the manifests mentioned by rusty.
May be missing 1 or 2 (or more) from 1901 or 1904 (or before)? vj
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SS Barbarossa, 8 Feb 1909, Naples to NY, lines 1-2

Domenico DIBATTISTA, 27 (1881-2)
stamped non-immigrant alien
last residence Roccaraso
in Roccaraso, wife Pasqua CANIGLIA
going to Latrobe, (Westmoreland County) PA
in US in PA 1904-1908
joining friend Pasquale DI LOGO? at 20 Midvale in Latrobe, PA
born in Roccaraso, Aquila

brother Antonio DIBATTISTA, 16 (1892-3), single

page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0002
page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0002
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note:
SS San Giorgio, 7 Feb 1909
Domenico & brother Antonio DI BATTISTA apparently did not sail :wink:
page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0004
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SS Italia, 24 Jun 1910, Naples to NY, lines 21-23

Pas...ua CANIGLIA, 28 (1881-2)
last residence Roccaraso (L'Aquila, Abruzzo)
in Roccaraso village, mother-in-law Albina? DI GREGORIO
going to Erwinna?, (Bucks County) PA
in US in Orwin?, (Schuylkill County) PA 1901-1908
joining husband Domenico DI BATTISTE
born in Roccaraso

Elvira DIBATTISTA, 2 (1908)
in Roccaraso, grandmother
joining father
born in Orwin?, PA

Guiseppe DIBATTISTA, 8 mos (1909)
in Roccaraso, grandmother
joining father
born in Roccaraso

page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0021
page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0021

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Re: Di Battista

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2006, 06:32

Rusty,
"After his parents died the children were raised in an orphanage in Pennsylvania"
Does this look correct? vj

possible 1920 US Census
Chartiers, Allegheny, PA
St Paul's Orphan Asylum

Name: James Battiste
Home in 1920: Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 6 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

Name: Sarah Battiste
Home in 1920: Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 6 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

Name: Elizabeth Dibattisti
Home in 1920: Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 9 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

Name: Joseph Dibattista
[Joseph Dibattiste]
Home in 1920: Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 10 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

Name: Sylvester Battiste
Home in 1920: Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 10 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

Name: Philome Battista
[Philome Battiste]
Home in 1920: Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 10 years Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

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Re: Di Battista

Postby rusty » 03 Aug 2006, 03:20

Thank you for all your help and suggestions. It was so exciting to actually find our grandmother, father, and his sister on the ships manifest. Also, our father was in the records from the orphanage. We had been told all records had been detroyed in a fire, so that had been a dead end. But, thanks to all of you we are finding information. All your input is greatly appreciated and will let you know how it goes.
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