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Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby hushlush » 11 Mar 2007, 22:06

Starting the search on my italian side... Here is what I have so far...
My g-grandmaw (Donata Pignatiello) came from Lacedonio Avellino Italy, born in 1891(?), came to America in 1909 and was accompanied by Michelina Campanalonga (age 62?). (unsure of this relation, if any) Michelina was going to Columbus, OH to meet her husband listed as Michele Pignatiello whom arrived in 1909 at the age of 44. Michelina listed a relative (sister-in-law) Eugonia Pignatiello back in Lacedonia.
My ggrandmaw, Donata, met and married my ggrandpa Giuseppe Vannicelli, who came to America in 1906 from Cullagna, Italy. I am assuming that they married in the states, but I am not able to find this info. I know they had 13 (?) children, and most everyone lives in Columbus, OH.
I am trying to find any info I can on either my ggrandma Donata or my ggrandpaw Giuseppe (John) Vannicelli.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 22:27

Hi hushlush..

Is John really Giuseppe or Giovanni? Usually Giovanni is translated to John. Is this the family in the 1930 Census?

1930 United States Federal Census
about John Vannicelli
Name: John Vannicelli
Home in 1930: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Vana
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Vannicelli 49
Vana Vannicelli 39
Clem Vannicelli 20
Mike Vannicelli 18
Theresa Vannicelli 16
Rose Vannicelli 14
Perina Vannicelli 12
Ollie Vannicelli 10
Philip Vannicelli 9
Nick Vannicelli 3 10/12
Violet Vannicelli 5
Tony Vannicelli 9/12

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 1798; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 602.0.

According to this census, they have been married for about 21 years which puts the year they married at 1909...Now, looking at the manifest for Donata and Michelina, the relationship listed between the two is mother and daughter. Michele was Donata's father.

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 1033%2ETIF

They were also traveling with two other of Donata's siblings. Looks like Eugenia was more than likely Michele's sister.
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Re: Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 22:33

Possible WW1 Draft cards for Giovanni..

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Giovanne Vannicelli
Name: Giovanne Vannicelli
City: Columbus
County: Franklin
State: Ohio
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1882
Race: White
Roll: 1832028
DraftBoard: 2

Source Citation: Registration Location: Franklin County, Ohio; Roll: 1832028; Draft Board: 2.

Giovanni Draft Registration Cards

Not a very good image I'm afraid. :cry:
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Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 22:35

Donata's death info..

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002
about Donata Vannicelli
Name: Donata Vannicelli
Birth Date: Est. 1892
Birth Country: Remainder of World

Gender: Female
Race: White

Residence City: Columbus
Residence County: Franklin
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States

Death Date: 7 May 1983
Hospital of Death: MT Carmel Medical Center
City of Death: Columbus (Pt)
County of Death: Franklin
Certificate: 032594
Age at Death: 91
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Yes, used for certification

Social Security Number: xxx-xx-xxxx
Marital Status: Widowed

Census Tract: 5000

Source Citation: Certificate: 032594; Volume: 25236
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Re: Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby hushlush » 11 Mar 2007, 22:35

nuccia, you are amazing!!! i am going to look at all the great info you just provided me with... thank you thank you thank you...

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Donata's death info..

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002
about Donata Vannicelli
Name: Donata Vannicelli
Birth Date: Est. 1892
Birth Country: Remainder of World

Gender: Female
Race: White

Residence City: Columbus
Residence County: Franklin
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States

Death Date: 7 May 1983
Hospital of Death: MT Carmel Medical Center
City of Death: Columbus (Pt)
County of Death: Franklin
Certificate: 032594
Age at Death: 91
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Yes, used for certification

Social Security Number: xxx-xx-xxxx
Marital Status: Widowed

Census Tract: 5000

Source Citation: Certificate: 032594; Volume: 25236

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002
about Perina M Michaelis
Name: Perina M Michaelis
Birth Date: 30 Sep 1917
Birth City: Columbus
Birth County: Franklin
Birth State: Ohio
Birth Country: United States

Gender: Female
Race: White


Death Date: 11 Apr 1996
Death Time: 4:55 AM
Hospital of Death: Home
County of Death: Madison
Certificate: 031386
Age at Death: 78
Hospital Status: Other/Residence

Social Security Number: xxx-xx-xxxx
Father's Surname: Vannicelli
Mother's Maiden Name: Pigantello
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 12
Armed Forces Indicator: No
Industry of Decedent: Meat products
Occupation of Decedent: Laborers, except construction

Primary Registration District: 4900

Source Citation: Certificate: 031386; Volume: 30651
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Re: Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 22:51

More on the family..

Social Security Death Index
about Clem Vannicelli
Name: Clem Vannicelli
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 43223 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 21 Aug 1910
Died: Jul 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951 )

Social Security Death Index
about Dana Vannicelli
Name: Dana Vannicelli
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 43223 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 29 Jun 1890
Died: May 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1973 )

Social Security Death Index
about Nick Vannicelli
Name: Nick Vannicelli
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 43123 Grove City, Franklin, Ohio
Born: 14 May 1926
Died: 26 Dec 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951 )
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Re: Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby hushlush » 11 Mar 2007, 23:00

Nuccia, I can not thank you enough for the information you provided... (:

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Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 23:02

hushlush..Thanks! Glad to know you're pleased!

Now, this has only been a really quick search..I haven't tried various spellings yet so the first thing I want to recommend is that you get a good genealogy program. You're going to need a way of organizing your info.

Theres a free one available from www.familysearch.org that you can download. There are others such as Family Tree Maker and that are available at a small cost.

Some great sites to get you started..

www.ellisisland.org or www.stevemorse.org.

You will need to register a username and password but they are free and you can view images of the ship manifests your family was listed on. If you notice on the manifest I linked earlier, it even provided some numbers next to Rocco's name and on his sibling which I believe were the year they naturalized in (not sure since I only quickly looked).

www.ancestry.com has alot of great info but you need to pay for a subscription although you can join for 14 days at no cost. Ancestry.com is also available through your local library or family history centre. Call to confirm first, though.

You will want to download some family group sheets and pedigree charts as well..also available through familysearch.org.

Have I left anything out?? I'm sure I have but will post as I think of them.

Will keeping looking if you like or if you prefer to do it yourself just let me know...half the fun is the research. :D
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Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 23:09

Another good record..

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about Nick Vannicelli
Name: Nick Vannicelli
Service Info.: SF3 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 14 May 1926
Death Date: 26 Dec 2005
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 5600 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43213
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Postby nuccia » 11 Mar 2007, 23:16

Donata's brother WW1 Draft Records..

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Rocco Pignatiello
Name: Rocco Pignatiello
City: Cleveland
County: Cuyahoga
State: Ohio
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1831775
DraftBoard: 11

Rocco WW1 Draft Card Registration

Looks like Donata's Dad may have passed away prior to 1917 but the mother was still alive as Rocco was in support of his mother and wife...????
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Re: Pignatiello/Vannicelli surnames

Postby hushlush » 12 Mar 2007, 01:03

Nuccia, again, you are such a great help... I really can not thank you enough for the help you've given me...
Now, my eyes are crossed from staring at this screen... (: I need a break.

If I may return the favor, please do not hesistate to ask!

Ciao!

-Deena


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