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Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby jonathanmeola » 09 Apr 2007, 04:26

Looking for more information on my branch of the Meola clan...

My father was first generation American (Al Meola) from Paterson, NJ USA. His parents were Vincenzo and Vincenza Meola. I believe my grandfather came from Avellino but I don't know from which village or town.

As for my grandmother, her maiden name was Cuono (sp?) and I believe she came from Rome or one of the northern cities. I believe they were married in Italy around the turn of the century.

They had several children, including Louie, John, Dora, Adam, and Alfred (my dad) and lived on River Street in Paterson where they had a grocery store.
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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2007, 12:05

Jonathan, Welcome to the Forum!

Is the following your family?

Possible 1930 Census

Paterson, Passaic, NJ
587 River Street
Vincent Meola, age 40, born Italy, immig year 1906, pa, dyers helper
Vincenta, wife, age 39, born Italy, immig year 1912, al
Year of marriage about 1912
Dora, daughter, age 16, born NJ
Louis, son, age 15, born NJ
John, son, age 10, born NJ
Adam, son, age 6, born MA
Sebastine Chariello, boarder, age 34
Frank Bonaires, boarder, age 43

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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2007, 12:14

Possible WWI Draft Registration Card for Vincenzo Meola

Paterson, Passaic, NJ
556 River Street
DOB--13 Feb 1889
Place of birth--Manterarice? Italy
Occupation--Dyers helper

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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2007, 14:52

Possible 1906 ship manifest for Vincenzo Meola, line 15

Vincenzo Meola, age 16, year of birth about 1890, single
Last residence Montecorice, Salerno
Destination Paterson to join brother Gennaro at 576 River St
Place of birth Ortodonico, a frazione (hamlet) in Montecorice

Ortodonico comune: Montecorice - province: Salerno - region: Campania

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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby jonathanmeola » 16 Feb 2009, 01:43

Yes, those were my grandparents. My father was born later in 1930 which is why he probably wasn't listed on the census.
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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby jenrossi » 17 Feb 2009, 22:47

I am a member of the Rossi family which married the Meola family. They are all from Paterson, NJ. The Meola's were silk dyers. My great Uncle was Ralph Meola and he worked with his father, Vincenzo Meola. I was told that Vincenzo married Johvanna Capra. Ralph had a daughter named Terri. His sister, Katherine Meola married Peter Rossi and they had three kids Genevieve, Vincenzo, and Costabile Rossi. Do you think this the the same family?
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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby iveteribeiromeola » 27 Dec 2013, 06:36

To jenrossi: I am the niece of Vincenzo Antonio Meola (born 1889), grandfather of Jonathan. I think he has not seen your message and I would like to answer it. The father of his great-uncle was Ralph V. James Meola (Vincenzo would too?), Born in 1869, married Johana Capra. (Https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9NH-FNS). My father told me that his brother Vincenzo was really a dyer and the evidence you described, are actually related, but would need to have the ascendancy of V.James Meola (name of father and mother) to make sure the type of kinship. Were the Vincenzo two cousins ​​or uncle and nephew ? .
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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby JoeArlington12 » 19 Feb 2014, 09:57

Hey jonathanmeola

It's really great to know about your meola generation , actually one of my friend is living in Peterson NJ ad he is belong to meola. I will def tell him to contact you via this post i'm sure he will contact you soon. I hope it will help you to find more meola..
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Re: Looking for more Meolas - Paterson NJ and Avellino

Postby rp76226 » 20 Feb 2014, 00:11

There is a Greci, Avellino website that is by far the best Italian website that I have ever seen. All the records from the town were translated to English covering hundreds of years. There are many "Meola" people on it. Here's a link that starts with Meola in alphabetical order. There are three pages just for Meola.

http://grecicousins.info/SSdata/i86.htm
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