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Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby homrichrj » 16 Feb 2007, 20:56

Looking for information on Biavaschi or Monteferario families
from Chiavenna/Sondrio area. My great grandfather was
Giovanland Biavaschi and great grandmother Augustina Monteferario Biavaschi. He settled in Socorro, NM and she went back to Italy. They
had a son Joseph Biavaschi in about 1895(8) in NM. Any information
or how to search would be appreciated.
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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby vj » 16 Feb 2007, 21:21

Bob,
A good start could be locating Ship Manifests.
Valarie

Free Database at Ellis Island
and Castle Garden for manifests before 1892
If exact seraches don't work, eliminate some facts,
expand search years, shorten names, etc.

Narrowing down the birth years helps
Could this record belong to your great-grandparents?
edit: adding links
1920 Biavaschi
page 2

Head: John E Viavaschi [John C Bravnschi]
Home in 1920:
Old Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Age: 64 years Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Italy
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1883 (or 1873)

Wife: Agustina M Biavuschi
Age: 58 years Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Italy
Year of Immigration: 1900

Note: the census is from ancestry.com a subscription site
It can accessed at your local Family History Library
for free and is available at some libraries.
To get you started:
The Family Search Site also has some excellent
free databases on line
And, the USGenWeb has some outstanding
free resources organized by state.
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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby jcsm400 » 16 Feb 2007, 21:25

Hi Bob & welcome to the forum!

Do you have the family on any census records?
Did Joseph have any siblings?
Do you know when & where son, Joseph, died?

A possible WWII draft card for son, Jospeh?

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Joseph Bernardino Biavaschi
Name: Joseph Bernardino Biavaschi
Birth Date: 18 Jul 1896
Residence: Lake, Indiana
Birth: Socorro, New Mexico
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2240319

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Son, Joseph, on the 1920 census?

1920 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Biavaschi
Name: Joseph Biavaschi
[Joseph B Biavaschi]
Home in 1920: Albuquerque Ward 1, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Age: 24 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Birthplace: New Mexico
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: New Mexico
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 304
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred Schaltagger 39
Margaret Schaltagger 34
Alfred Schaltagger 9
Margaret Schaltagger 8
Peter J Theisen 63
Tony P Rosse 29
Louisa Rosse 67
Joseph Biavaschi 24
William Stamos 30
Gertrude Margdefssel 28

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Still looking. Will provide links asap.

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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby ricbru » 16 Feb 2007, 21:26

Hello,
you can request any civil record of your ancestors, writing a request in italian to the following address

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza Bertacchi, 2
CAP 23022
Chiavenna (SO)
Italy

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo
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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby jcsm400 » 16 Feb 2007, 23:10

Hiya Bob,

Would be nice to get feedback on the posted records. Please! :D

A possible 1930 census for son, Jospeh?

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Joseph B Biavachi
Home in 1930: Calumet, Cook, Illinois
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: New Mexico
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Anna
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph B Biavachi 35
Anna Biavachi 34
Josephine Biavachi 7
Barbara Jane Biavachi 5
John Stefanski 16
Lillian E Stefanski 14
Walter John Stefanski 13

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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby elba » 17 Feb 2007, 00:11

homrichrj wrote:Looking for information on Biavaschi or Monteferario families
from Chiavenna/Sondrio area. My great grandfather was
Giovanland Biavaschi and great grandmother Augustina Monteferario Biavaschi. He settled in Socorro, NM and she went back to Italy. They
had a son Joseph Biavaschi in about 1895(8) in NM. Any information
or how to search would be appreciated.
Bob Homrich


There are still 9 Biavaschi's in Chiavenna - see here:
>Biavaschi - Chiavenna<

This town is just 10 miles from where I live at the top of Lake Como!

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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby homrichrj » 14 Jul 2007, 00:45

Thank you all for the information posted.
Some I knew from my aunt but not much.
Your leads will help me continue my search.
Thanks again.
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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby vj » 14 Jul 2007, 13:49

Hey Bob!
Thank you for the update.
You may also want to check into
the films available from the nearest
Family History Center.
You can order microfilm for your Italian
records:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... ato+civile

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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby homrichrj » 23 Jan 2010, 21:57

Thank you all for the current information.
I have also found some background info
on the N.M. historical site and wine information
in N.M.
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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby oldzeek » 07 Jun 2010, 01:23

homrichrj:
I live in Socorro, NM and write monthly history articles for the local newspaper. I have some information on the Biavaschi's. The Biavaschi, Gianera, Bianchi, del Curto, and Strozzi families arrived in the area in the late 1880s, coming here from Italy on the same ship. Most have descendants still living in the area.

The least is known about Giovanni Biavaschi. He built a brick saloon on the Socorro plaza with partner Antonio (Tony) Gianera in the 1890s that is today's Capitol Bar. His "Biavaschi Saloon" was shut down in 1909 for failure to pay property taxes and his liquor license, becoming the property of the city, which sold it to Henry May and leased by Judge Amos Green as a saloon and courtroom. It was converted to a pool hall and speakeasy during Prohibition, reverting to a bar afterwards. It was renamed the "Green Front Saloon" in later years.

Biavaschi shows up again operating a saloon in the coal mining town of Carthage circa 1914, and disappears shortly after that.

I have copies of newspaper accounts and County Clerk property records I can provide to you if interested. Unfortunately, there are no known copies of the local newspaper from 1912-1918, making tracing Biavaschi's whereabouts in this period next to impossible.

I would certainly like to communicate with you so we can fill in each other's missing holes.

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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby homrichrj » 07 Oct 2010, 03:33

oldzeek wrote:homrichrj:
I live in Socorro, NM and write monthly history articles for the local newspaper. I have some information on the Biavaschi's. The Biavaschi, Gianera, Bianchi, del Curto, and Strozzi families arrived in the area in the late 1880s, coming here from Italy on the same ship. Most have descendants still living in the area.

The least is known about Giovanni Biavaschi. He built a brick saloon on the Socorro plaza with partner Antonio (Tony) Gianera in the 1890s that is today's Capitol Bar. His "Biavaschi Saloon" was shut down in 1909 for failure to pay property taxes and his liquor license, becoming the property of the city, which sold it to Henry May and leased by Judge Amos Green as a saloon and courtroom. It was converted to a pool hall and speakeasy during Prohibition, reverting to a bar afterwards. It was renamed the "Green Front Saloon" in later years.

Biavaschi shows up again operating a saloon in the coal mining town of Carthage circa 1914, and disappears shortly after that.

I have copies of newspaper accounts and County Clerk property records I can provide to you if interested. Unfortunately, there are no known copies of the local newspaper from 1912-1918, making tracing Biavaschi's whereabouts in this period next to impossible.

I would certainly like to communicate with you so we can fill in each other's missing holes.

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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby homrichrj » 24 Jan 2012, 01:39

Hey Paul,
Sorry so long in reply.
Do you write the articles with Bob Evelyth from NM Tech?
Met Bob this summer and got most of my info from him.
Thanks for your additions.
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Re: Biavaschi and/or Monteferario -Chiavenna

Postby slaumann » 07 Oct 2013, 22:21

Bob,

I can offer a little more information. Your g-grandfather, Giovanni Biavaschi would have been my grandfather's uncle. He actually sponsored my great uncle, Eugenio Tavasci to come to US in 1901. Uncle Gene actually worked for him in the bar. Later in 1907 another great uncle, Bernardo Tavasci (Uncle Barney) came to Socorro and worked for him as well. My grandfather, Albino Tavasci came to US in 1921 joining his brother's who were both then in Butte, Montana. My Grandfather later came to New Mexico in 1924. I believe he worked for this uncle as well for a time. My grandfather and his brothers were all from Gordona, Italy which is a few miles from Chiavenna. I am quite sure your g-grandfather was from there as well. Three Tavasci brothers married three Biavasci sisters. He would have been a brother to these sisters. I can give you more Tavasci/Biavaschi history if you like. feel free to contact me. The irony of this is I just returned from visiting Italy last week and was just catching up on stuff..

Hope this helps and good hunting

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