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How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate.

Postby JIMMYSAL » 10 Jan 2007, 19:55

His name is Gelsomino Solimeo, born on June 4, 1886 in Campagna, Salerno. I don't know the names of his parents. I am not sure if the town is accurate. I found it listed on his declaration of intention and WW2 registreation card. He did'nt get married and have children until he immigrated to the US. I am also having trouble locating his ship manifest. He left from naples on May 28, 1904 and arrived in NY on June 18, 1904 on the ship Citta di Milano.


Any help would be greatly appreciated :D Thank You :D

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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby ally » 10 Jan 2007, 21:05

You mentioned he married in the states, did you get census records for them. What state did they live in, wifes name,children etc.

Also, did he travel alone coming here, if he was born in 1886 and arrived in 1904 chances are he came with an adult. Whom did he travel with. I checked for the ship and date and found some Solimeos, but not with the 1st name given.

Where did you get his arrival date if you couldnt get the ship manifest?
Also, what name did he use in the states???

I have family from Monte San Giacomo, Salerno. My relative ordered films from Salerno towns and we got alot of births,marriages, deaths etc.
Also wrote to commune and received some Family Situation sheets.
They are oretty good at sending you stuff. There is a post here somewhere on how to go about doing this in detail.

If you give some more info, I am sure someone could help you!!!

Ally :D


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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby vj » 10 Jan 2007, 21:12

Hi and Welcome to the Forum!

Does this look possible?
May have been mis-transcribed.
Correct date, one year off...
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1905 manifest line 10
18 Jun 1905 Citta di Milano Naples to NY
Gelsomino Polimeo 18 (abt 1887)
- single
- last residence Campagna
- going to NY
- joining brother Giuseppe at 71 Mulberry St

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Postby ricbru » 10 Jan 2007, 21:48

JIMMYSAL wrote:His name is Gelsomino Solimeo, born on June 4, 1886 in Campagna, Salerno. I don't know the names of his parents. I am not sure if the town is accurate. I found it listed on his declaration of intention and WW2 registreation card. He did'nt get married and have children until he immigrated to the US. I am also having trouble locating his ship manifest. He left from naples on May 28, 1904 and arrived in NY on June 18, 1904 on the ship Citta di Milano.


Any help would be greatly appreciated :D Thank You :D


Hello,
send a fax written in Italian to:

Comune di Campagna (SA)
Ufficio di Stato Civile
CA: Sig. Donato
Piazza A. Cantalupo 1
84022 Campagna (SA)

Tel. 0828/241245
Fax 0828/241246

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo

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Postby jcsm400 » 10 Jan 2007, 22:08

Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby JIMMYSAL » 10 Jan 2007, 23:51

I did check the census records at ancestry.com, but had no luck. He married on April 19, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His wife's maiden name is Mary DeVito, also born in Campagna according to his declaration of intention. They resided in Philadelphia untill their deaths. They had 8 children Catherine, Anna, James, Charles, Anthony, Albert, Joseph, and Louis. They also had two children who died in a fire at a young age.

I believe he traveled alone. I got all his arrival and departure info from his declaration of intention. When he came to the states he used the name James.

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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby JIMMYSAL » 11 Jan 2007, 00:10

Hi VJ,
That looks like its him. I didnt even know he had a brother Giuseppe. He must have written the wrong info on his declaration of intention. Could you try finding his wifes manifest. Her name is Maria or Mary DeVito born on 02/18/1889 in Campagna. I think she came a few years later, but I'm not sure.


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Postby jcsm400 » 11 Jan 2007, 00:39

Possible 1930.

Note: DiVito family above.

1930 United States Federal Census
about James Solmon
Name: James Solmon
Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

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Household Members: Name Age
James Solmon 43
Mary Solmon 40
Catherine Solmon 17
James Solmon 15
Charles Solmon 11
Anna Solmon 9
Anthony Solmon 7
Albert Solmon 6
Joseph Solmon 2 5/12
Louis Solmon 6/12

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Per census, Mary came in 1912

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Postby jcsm400 » 11 Jan 2007, 00:45

1920 census?

1920 United States Federal Census
about James Soliman
Name: James Soliman
[James Soloman]
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 33 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1904
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 1128
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Household Members: Name Age
James Soliman 33
Mary Soliman 29
Catherine Soliman 7
James Soliman 6
Annie Soliman 3 10/12
Elizabeth Soliman 2 0/12
Charles Soliman 3/12
Agustina Caghanetti 32
Antonetta Caghanetti 9


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Same immigration date for Mary.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6590 ... 920ar3.jpg

Hope it helps.

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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby vj » 11 Jan 2007, 03:04

jcsm - Wow! Great census finds :D !
Really helped find this possible manifest.
vj

possible 1912 manifest lines 19-20
page 2
detained page
23 Mar 1912 SS Madonna Naples to NY
Ant. De Vita, 44 (abt 1867)
- married
- last residence Campagna
- in Campagna wife Marianna Licchetti?
- going to Phila
- joining son-in-law Gelsomino Solimeo
at 1213 N? 28th St
daughter Maria De Vita, 23 (abt 1888)
- single

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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby jcsm400 » 11 Jan 2007, 03:30

Hiya, Vj,

Knew you would come up with manifest, once the census was found. :)

No ifs' ands' or buts' about that one. :D

Great job, teammate :!:

Added
WOW :!: Just looked at it.....Poster has Mary's parents' names: Antonino (?) DeVito & Marianna Gicchani/Giccheni (sp?)

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Postby JIMMYSAL » 11 Jan 2007, 04:16

You nailed it again VJ! :D Thank You so much for finding that! :D Jcsm400, thanks for finding them census records. :D I really appreciate you guys looking these things up for me! Do you guys think I should fax a request or mail a letter for my great grandparents birth certificates from campagna?

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Postby vj » 11 Jan 2007, 04:16

jcsm - U R right - Great Teamwork :D !
vj

possible related manifest?
and maybe another census out there?

1919 manifest lines 23-26
page 2
detained list

17 Oct 1919 SS Duca D' Aosta Napoli to NY
Maria Licchetti, 54 (abt 1865)
- last residence Campagna
- in Campagna aunt Giuseppa Busillo
- going to Phila
- joining husband Antonino De Vita at 418 S 24th St
- born in Campagna
daughter Gelsomina Di Vita, 18 (abt 1901)
Agostina De Vita, 32 (abt 1887)
- widow
- last residence Campagna
- in Campagna father-in-law Vincenzo Taglietta?
- going to Philadelphia
- joining father Antonino De Vita at 418 S 24th St
daughter Antonietta Taglianetta?, 9 (abt 1910)
(has possible naturalization notation)

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Re: How can I obtain my Great Grandfathers birth certificate

Postby jcsm400 » 11 Jan 2007, 05:18

possible 1920 census for DeVito?

1920 United States Federal Census
about Marion Deveato
Name: Marion Deveato
[Marion Dav??Ats]
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 54 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: Tony
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of Immigration: 1919
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1083
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Household Members: Name Age
Tony Deveato 53
Marion Deveato 54
Karl Deveato 28
Josephine Deveato 23
Jane Deveato 18 (Gelsomina? from vj's manifest find)
Tony Deveato 25

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