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Rinella family

Postby mizzdabeat » 31 Mar 2007, 13:16

Hi My name is Angela Gooden .

My grandfathers name was Joseph Anthony Rinella. His parents were
Catherine Quatrocchi and Sam Rinella. They came from Palmero Italy
around the 1900's I believe. They also had 4 other children; Rose,
Frank, Michael, and Samuel.

My grandfather, Joseph, was born on/about Sept 27 1913 and passed away in Oct. 16, 1971 in Cleveland, OH.

His brother Frank, had a daughter by the name of Pamela.

My great- great-grandparents, Joseph's grandparents, were Frank
Rinella and Margaret Bissessi (sp?). They had 6 children all together
I believe. Frank, Joseph, Anthony, Rose, Margaret, & Annabelle.

If anyone could provide any more insight, that would be great. I did
find someone with the same info on a message board but it was years
ago. it was the Pamela that I mentioned above. This info can be found
here http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.rin ... .1/mb.ashx.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Rinella family

Postby nuccia » 31 Mar 2007, 13:39

Have you checked out the other Rinella posts on the forum? There are quite a few.

Heres one on the links:

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... nella.html
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Re: Rinella family

Postby mizzdabeat » 01 Apr 2007, 12:17

Yeah, I have looked through them and not found a connection yet. Thanks!

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Re: Rinella family

Postby vj » 02 Apr 2007, 16:16

Hello Angela!

A start:
Have you placed your Rinella family on any
census records yet? Sometimes there are
some terrific clues in these records. These clues
help in finding more records: ship manifests,
immigration, military, vital records, etc

If you don't have a subscription to ancestry.com,
sometimes your local library has a subscription.
Ancestry.com is terrific because it allows you to
search for any family member on the census.

Another option is to check with your library to
see if they have a subscription to Heritage Quest.
A lot of libraries allow home access to the Heritage
Quest database with only a library card (my library
even issued a card over their website). The only
drawback to Heritage Quest is although it has many
search options - it is only indexed by head of family.

Valarie

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Re: Rinella family

Postby vj » 02 Apr 2007, 16:36

An example, in case you don't already have this
census:

possible 1930 census
Rinella Family

Home in 1930:
57 Bowery Street, rents $15 mo
Akron, Summit, Ohio

Household
head Catherine Rinella 39 (abt 1891)
- married (not widowed?)
- married age 20 (abt 1911)
- immig 1892 Al
note: immigrated at age 1, probably with family
- clerk in grocery store, unemployed?
daughter Rose Rinella 18 (abt 1912) OH
son Joseph Rinella 16 (abt 1914) OH
- factory, enterprise, employed
note: unusual gap here in birth dates of children
son Frank Rinella 10 (abt 1920) OH

note: next door at #55 family is Quattrocchi - may be related

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Re: Rinella family

Postby mizzdabeat » 10 Mar 2008, 19:14

I finally have a bit more information....so I wanted to see if anyone else could build on any of it.

My great-grandmother was:

Caterina Quattrocchi
Birth Date: 10/4/1890
Birthplace: Termeni, Palmero, Sicily
Arrival Date: 9/29/1905
Ship: SS Ligurua
Port: New York, New York

She was married to:
(?) Sam, Salvatore, Santo (?) Rinella
Birth Date: 1885
Birthplace: Termeni, Palmero, Sicily
Deceased: 1919

They were married in:
Akron, OH on 1/10/1910

The children listed are:
Rose Franchino - b. Akron, OH 10/16/1911, res. Los Angeles, CA
Joseph (who was my grandfather) - b. Akron, OH 9/27/1913
Frank - b. Akron, OH 3/16/1920

I also believe that this is the 1910 census showing Caterina and her family before she was married
1910 Census for Quattrocchi

If anyone can provide any more detail, that would be great!

Thanks!

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Re: Rinella family

Postby Biff83 » 10 Mar 2008, 19:45

If your census is correct, here's a possible death certificate for Natale Quattrochhi
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1053 ... athmv1.jpg

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Re: Rinella family

Postby mizzdabeat » 10 Mar 2008, 19:53

Yes, this does look correct.

Have you been able to decipher his parents names on this?

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Postby Quiksilvez » 11 Mar 2008, 11:34

Hi Angela,

My Side of Rinella's Family of San Jose, CA

Antone Walter Rinella
b. 21 October 1917 San Jose, CA
d. 8 December 1989 San Jose, CA

Married to Madeline Mathias

Antone's Father:
Michal "Mike" Rinella
b. 23 June 1889 Trabia
d. 5 January 1979 San Jose, CA

Antone's Mother:
Marion "Mary" C. Poasteri
b. 3 March 1899 Louisiana
d. 16 August 1984 San Jose, CA

I do not have information on Michal's Parents but I am sure they were born in Italy...

As for Marion's Parents, I think they were August Poasteri (born in 1890 in Italy) and Antomatte Piazza (born in 1888 in Italy)...

Any connection?

Lemme know...

thanks,
~Mark

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Re: Rinella family

Postby BillieDeKid » 11 Mar 2008, 12:40

For reference

1905 manifest of Caterina Quattrocchi traveling with her mother Margherita Bisesi, sister Antonia, brothers Michele, Mercurio and Antonio. Going to Margherita Bisesi's husband (Caterina's father) Natale Quattrocchi in Cleveland Ohio. All children US born except for Caterina.
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009

Edit to add comment...............Biff maybe you can find the american passports on ancestry (I don't have a subscription).

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Re: Rinella family

Postby Biff83 » 11 Mar 2008, 12:50

mizzdabeat wrote:Have you been able to decipher his parents names on this?


First name of his father looks like Marion (Mariano?)
Mother's name Catherine (Caterina) but I can't make out her surname.

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Re: Rinella family

Postby mizzdabeat » 11 Mar 2008, 13:40

Quiksilvez wrote:Hi Angela,

My Side of Rinella's Family of San Jose, CA

Antone Walter Rinella
b. 21 October 1917 San Jose, CA
d. 8 December 1989 San Jose, CA

Married to Madeline Mathias

Antone's Father:
Michal "Mike" Rinella
b. 23 June 1889 Trabia
d. 5 January 1979 San Jose, CA

Antone's Mother:
Marion "Mary" C. Poasteri
b. 3 March 1899 Louisiana
d. 16 August 1984 San Jose, CA

I do not have information on Michal's Parents but I am sure they were born in Italy...

As for Marion's Parents, I think they were August Poasteri (born in 1890 in Italy) and Antomatte Piazza (born in 1888 in Italy)...

Any connection?

Lemme know...

thanks,
~Mark


Thanks! I dont see any Rinella connection just yet, but...I am trying to figure out why the Naturization papers that I have say that Caterina's daughter was living in LA and not with her. This was in 1955, I believe.

I am looking for more info on Caterina's husband. Maybe there was a link there...

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Re: Rinella family

Postby mizzdabeat » 11 Mar 2008, 13:42

BillieDeKid wrote:For reference

1905 manifest of Caterina Quattrocchi traveling with her mother Margherita Bisesi, sister Antonia, brothers Michele, Mercurio and Antonio. Going to Margherita Bisesi's husband (Caterina's father) Natale Quattrocchi in Cleveland Ohio. All children US born except for Caterina.
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009

Edit to add comment...............Biff maybe you can find the american passports on ancestry (I don't have a subscription).


Thanks so much! Now if only I can find a Rinella link to all of this.

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Re: Rinella family

Postby BillieDeKid » 11 Mar 2008, 15:00

Biff can you take a look at this and let me know if you think it's a possibility? If you think it's an error I'll edit this post.

1920 census Akron, OH

Natale Quattrocchi with his wife and children including Caterina (Catherine) and grandson Joseph
http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/6765 ... ttrpn3.png

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Re: Rinella family

Postby Biff83 » 11 Mar 2008, 16:35

Hi Elizabeth :D !

That's definitely the 1920 census for Catherine and son Joseph living with her parents. Shows Catherine as a widow (husband Sam died in 1919 per Angela's post); Joseph's approximate yob 1915 also checks. I've reposted a larger image below.
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/4483 ... 920qo8.jpg

I did not find any passport applications for this family (Rinella, Quattrocchi, Bisesi) but it was not necessary in the early 1900s to procure a passport for overseas travel since re-entry to the States was relatively easy. After the immigration laws changed relative to literacy requirements--I believe between 1917 and 1924--Italians who had naturalized applied for passports to ensure their re-entry since they were not subject to the new regulations.

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