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Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby historybuff1964 » 07 Oct 2006, 01:07

I am looking for information on my family - NONINI - from the Lombardy region of Italy. I know that my grandfather Giovanni "John" Nonini came to America in the late 1800's and met and married my grandmother Maria Molatore who's family is from the Cercino area - northern Italy (Lombardy) They married here in America in the Fresno, California, USA area. Not much is known about my grandfathers family. If anyone has any info on this family, please let me know.

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Fresno, California, USA

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby Marco » 07 Oct 2006, 01:41

Nonini and Molatore are rare surnames and only present in northern Lombardy (mostly province of Sondrio). So it should be easy to find info there starting of course in Cercino. The address of the town-hall (municipio) is
Via Ligari, 2
23016 Cercino (SO)
In the Ellis Island site there's a Giovanni Nonini arriving in 1898 from Novate which I assume is Novate Mezzola in the province of Sondrio
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All the Molatores arrived from Cercino, there's one Maria listed in 1913 aged 25
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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby historybuff1964 » 07 Oct 2006, 02:04

Marco...thank you very much! I was hoping for a responce but I didn't think it would be this soon!

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby vj » 07 Oct 2006, 06:12

historybuff, a start? vj

Could these records belong to your family?
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possible 1930 census
1930 15th Judicial Twp, Fresno, CA
Arthur Ave
- John Nonini, 42 (1888), married age 24 (1912),
immig 1907? Al, laborer - dairy farm
- wife Mary, 47 (1883), married age 30 (1912-3)
immig 1917 Al
- daughter Nellie, 14 (1916) b in CA
- daughter Louisa, 13 (1917) b in CA
- son Louis, 11 (1919) b in CA
- daughter Angela, 9 (1921) b in CA
- son Nello, 7 (1923) b in CA
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possible 1920 census
1920 Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, CA
Located in Temporary Labor Camp, Santa Rosa? Rd
note: could be a lumber camp
- John Nonene (Nonini?), 30 (1890), immig 1908 Pa,
laborer - wood cutter
- wife Maria, 36 (1884), unknown immig date Al,
not able to speak English
- daughter Nellie, 4 yrs 7? mos (1915), b in Idaho
- daughter Louise, 3 yrs 2 mos (1916), b in CA
- daughter Lilly, 1 yr 1 mos (1918), b in CA
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possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Giovanni Nonene (Nonini?)
Templeton, San Luis Obisbo, CA
28 yrs old, b 20 Feb 1889 in Campo Italy
[possibly Campo Mezzola, Novate Mezzola (SO)]
Declarant
Laborer - S.P Rail R Co
Wife & two children

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California Birth Index 1905-1995
Name: Louise P Nonini
Birth Date: 21 Nov 1916
Gender: Male (?)
Mother's Maiden Name: Molatore
Birth County: San Luis Obispo

Name: Louie A Nonini
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1918
Gender: Male Mother's
Maiden Name: Molatore
Birth County: San Luis Obispo
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California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: NONINI, MARY
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1883
BirthPlace: OTHER COUNTRY
Death Date: 18 Jul 1951
Death Place: KINGS
Mother's Maiden Name:
Father's Surname: MOLTORE

Name: NONINI, JOHN A
Social Security #: xxxxx4463
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1889
BirthPlace: ITALY
Death Date: 2 May 1970
Death Place: SAN LUIS OBISPO

Name: ORFF, ANGELINA
Social Security #: xxxxx1277
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1921
BirthPlace: CALIFORNIA
Death Date: 18 Jun 1995
Death Place: FRESNO
Mother's Maiden Name: MOLITORA
Father's Surname: NONINI

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby ricbru » 07 Oct 2006, 13:11

Marco wrote:Nonini and Molatore are rare surnames and only present in northern Lombardy (mostly province of Sondrio). So it should be easy to find info there starting of course in Cercino. The address of the town-hall (municipio) is
Via Ligari, 2
23016 Cercino (SO)
In the Ellis Island site there's a Giovanni Nonini arriving in 1898 from Novate which I assume is Novate Mezzola in the province of Sondrio
Click here
All the Molatores arrived from Cercino, there's one Maria listed in 1913 aged 25
Click here

good luck
Marco


There are two hamlets called Novate in Italy

Novate Mezzola - comune: Novate Mezzola - province: Sondrio - region: Lombardia
Novate Milanese - comune: Novate Milanese - province: Milano - region: Lombardia

Try both

Novate Mezzola civil record office is

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza Europa 1
23025 Novate Mezzola (SO)
Italy

Novate Milanese civil record office is

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Viale Vittorio Veneto 18
20026 Novate Milanese (MI)
Italy

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby historybuff1964 » 08 Oct 2006, 01:13

Thank you all very much.......this is awesome!

Louie Nonini
Fresno, California - USA

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby elba » 09 Oct 2006, 22:44

I thought you might like to see this....a bit misty I know...sorry - but it was taken from my balcony last winter.
It looks towards the 'other side' of the Valtellina and just behind the l/h electric pylon you can see the village of Cercino on the side of the mountain. Below, almost out of sight is Cino and to the right Mantello and Traona in the distance!

(I do have some better ones if you are interested....)

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby historybuff1964 » 09 Oct 2006, 23:17

Elba,

That would be cool. Sure I would like some more photos.

Thanks,

Louie :P

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby elba » 10 Oct 2006, 15:31

Hi Louie,
I've sent you a PM about the photo's!!!!

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby elba » 16 Oct 2006, 14:57

Last week I actually went to the village in question (which is very near to where I live) and took one or two photo's for Louie. I couldn't find the two photo's I had wanted to send as I think they were lost when I had a 'trojan virus' on my system a short while ago. I did not want to let him down, but having sent them via e-mail I've heard no more.... I don't know if they arrived or not. I've checked but he doesn't seem to have posted here again either. Anybody got any ideas?

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Postby wldspirit » 16 Oct 2006, 15:30

Try sending him a Private Message which will generate an email notice to him from this site.
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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby historybuff1964 » 16 Oct 2006, 15:50

Elba, I did get the photos - thank you very much. I forwarded them to my sisters and they loved them!

best regards,

Louie

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby elba » 17 Oct 2006, 14:51

historybuff1964 wrote:Elba, I did get the photos - thank you very much. I forwarded them to my sisters and they loved them!

best regards,

Louie

OK - So are you not interested mow in Novate Mezzola (just down the road from Cercino) - I did mention that too when I sent the photo's?

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby historybuff1964 » 17 Oct 2006, 15:47

Dear Elba,

I am very interested in Novato Mezzola. Any information you can send me, any pictures - i would love to receive. You know, I do appreciate all that everyone has done. This is so helping me understand so much about my fathers family. He didn't talk much about his father's family at all. And until recently, we didn't know that much about the Molatore family in Cercino. My grandmother came from there and we never had any contact with them until a cousin here in the states contacted my sister. She was a Molatore and told us why there was a "feud" in the families. It was quite interesting to know. Anyway, the more information the better.

Thank you again for all your help. I look forward to hearing from you. Maybe one day my wife, children and I can come to Italy. That is our dream.

Best regards,

Louie :wink:

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Re: Nonini FamilY - Lombardy Region

Postby salai » 25 Dec 2006, 16:39

Ciaò a tutti
the family from my mother's part is coming from Novate Mezzola, I'm italian, the surname of my mother is MONTINI. In this village there're two big families which were MONTINI and NONINI :
I've cousins who call NONINI, because those two families were mixed together during the centuries.
The other village is calling Campo Mezzola more little, those are taking the name Mezzola from the lake. They've the same quantity of people and most part of them are working at Sondrio or in Switzerland.
If you there you'll easily find news from the church and you ask to Don Giacomo who is the priest from the village.
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P.S.: i'll send you soon some pictures


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