I am looking for anyone who has any information on the Di Santo family from Belvedere Marittimo in Cosenza.
My great-great-grandmother was Eleonora Di Santo. She came to America around 1908. She had children, Daniele, Ciriaco, Gaetano, Rosina (my great-grandmother), Julia and others I don't know. She was married more than once. She had a sister named Maria but I know nothing about her.
Have you gathered all US documentation on the family? Are you looking to gather records from Italy? Or are you just hoping to connect with other family members? By being more specific posters can better direct you in way of resources.
Where did they settle once they arrived in the US? wldspirit
** manifest info below**
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Eleonora Di Santo Name: Eleonora Di Santo Estimated birth year: abt 1882 Age: 26 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Napoli Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Ship Name: San Giovanni Search Ship Database: View the San Giovanni in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database Port of Arrival: New York, New York Nativity: Belvedere Line: 24 Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_1172 Birth Location: Belvedere Birth Location Other: cosenza Page Number: 148
She settled in Des Moines, Iowa. On the Ellis Island record she states that she will be taking a job as a housekeeper and staying with her sister Maria. But I've looked everywhere and I can't find anything else about her or anyone else in my family. I don't know if her first husband stayed in Italy or came back. I believe her last husband's last name was Orlando, but I don't know how many times she was married, if it was twice or 3 times. Another of her husbands was a Marturello/Martorello I think.
View Record Eleonora Di Santo 27 Nov 1908 San Giovanni
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Eleonora Di Santo
Name: Eleonora Di Santo
Ship Name: San Giovanni
Search Ship Database: View the San Giovanni in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1172
Page Number: 183
The manifest is two pages long. I'll link it for you and we can go over it. On page 1, lines 24, 25, 26, 27, it staes their names ages and where they are from. It also states who the nearest living relative is that they left behind (her sister Maria).
On the second page it asks who paid for her trip, where she was going and to see who. It also states her place of birth. She states shes going to see her husband Francesco Mantorella in New York.
She was detained for some reason..maybe she had to wait for her husband to pick her up, or maybe her papers weren't in order...I haven't looked at the manifest to really tell.
Will try and link the images in a minute...imageshack is slow tonight.
This is only a possibility.....what do you think??
1930 United States Federal Census Name: DE Nora Orlando Home in 1930: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa Age: 47 Estimated birth year: abt 1883 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's name: Joe
Household Members: Name Age Joe Orlando 45 DE Nora Orlando 47 Annie Orlando 14 Jim Orlando 11 Maria Orlando 10 Julia Orlando 8 Betty Orlando 1 2/12 Tony Martinelli 22 Rosie Martinelli 18 Frankie Martinelli 17
1920 United States Federal Census
about Jim Orlando
Name: Jim Orlando
Home in 1920: Des Moines Ward 4, Polk, Iowa
Age: 34 years Estimated birth year: abt 1886
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Dora
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1907
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Jim Orlando 34
Dora Orlando 37
Eddie Orlando 4
Jimmie Orlando 2
George Morteselli 17
Frank Morteselli 16
Tony Morteselli 13
Rosie Morteselli 9
Frank Morteselli 8