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Postby findtheForesi » 19 Apr 2007, 05:22

Grandma Nellie"Nicolina" DeMeo;
She passed on 6-10-1968. documents say she was born in Schenectady NY 7-1-1895
At some point Grandpa "Dominic Esposito" divorced and may have move to Hartford CT. our family heard he got maried again..Most of Nellies children were sent to the boarding school of the times: St Francis Asylum @ New Haven CT! One of them was my father "Vincent Esposito" He and his brothers had some great stories to tell about the era. Mostly it was not a cake walk. For Xmas they got an orange and a slice of toast with a bit of honey..The Catholic Diocese and the Nuns did great with him and his brothers though..and along with the great teachings Dad learned how to play the violin there! Great fun for our family to hear this on the holidays! No easy task! If anyone thinks they can connect some dots I look forward to hear from you!
Searching for cugini in Italy! Vitulano, Ciazzo, Ruviano, Casertta, Corridonia Macerata.
Our Family would love to connect with cousins should they be interested. Foresi-Pannone-DiMeo-Esposito

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Postby vj » 19 Apr 2007, 14:32

Hello and Welcome to the Forum :D !
Do you have the census from St Francis?
Does this one look correct?
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possible 1930 census
(alphabetical listing - may not all be related)
Highland Street
St Francis Orphan Asylum
New Haven

in order of age
father b in IT, mother b in NY
Michael Esposito 16 (abt 1914) CT
Vincent Esposito 14 (abt 1916) CT
Martin Esposito 13 (abt 1917) CT
Joseph Esposito 11 (abt 1919) CT

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Postby vj » 19 Apr 2007, 14:42

same children 1920 census?

possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
320 Howard Ave, rents
Bridgeport Ward 3, Fairfield, Connecticut

head Domenic Esposito 30 (abt 1890) IT
- immig unknown
- labor
wife Nellie 24 (abt 1896) NY
- parents b in IT
son Michael 6 6/12 (abt 1913) CT
son Vincent 5 (abt 1915) CT
son Martin 3 (abt 1917) CT
son Joseph 1 2/12 (abt 1918) CT

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Postby vj » 19 Apr 2007, 15:34

possible 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
page 2
Domenick Esposito, 53
18 Babcock Street
Hartford
8 Aug 1889
Benevento
Married
No employment

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possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Domenico Esposito 28
245 Catherine St
Bridgeport
8 Aug 1889
Alien
Vitulano Benevento (Campania)
Press worker
Bridgeport Can Co
Wife & 3 Children

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Postby vj » 19 Apr 2007, 16:09

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001

Name: NELLI ESPOSITO
Death Date: 10 Jun 1968
Death Place: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 72 Years
Birth Date: xxxYOB
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: DOMI
State File #: 11178
Residence: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut

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From Bridgeport Directories

1934-1939
Esposito Nellie L & Nellie Mrs
340 Pequonnock
1934 Bridgeport
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1940-1965
Esposito Nellie L Mrs
602 Center St
1965 Bridgeport
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Postby findtheForesi » 20 Apr 2007, 04:35

VJ; You are the GIFT! THANK YOU for Breathing new energy to the project! All the Info is validating and correct! & I Owe you! ... Wonder what her middle name was. I have not seen Grandpas draft cards, he changed names.. wonder who the 2nd Mrs is in Hartford and the children they may of had? Would they want to say hello! I just found an article on Nellie she had 4 sisters and 4 brothers Rev. Alfred DeMeo, who did the requim mass for Nellie at the St Michaels grave site, Jim, Joe and Harry are the other three! Connecting the dots is getting fun now! Nellie's older son Albert lived in Hartford with his Dad at one point and they had a daughter Marion DePalma neither made it to St Francis. Will LU Campania thats new! Most of the info is clear to read too! You must know the ?s keep comming..& I need really get this organized..Very Greatful for your help with this!!
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Postby vj » 20 Apr 2007, 14:25

We're all happy to help :D !
Does this look correct for Nellie's brother?

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001

Name: ALFRED A DIMEO
Father's Surname: DIMEO
Death Date: 18 Feb 1994
Death Place: Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Age: 91 Years
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1902
Marital Status: Never Married
State File #: 03494
Occupation: ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIES
Industry: BRIDGEPORT & HARTFORD DIOC
Education: College
Residence: Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Address: 1365 ENFIELD ST

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Postby findtheForesi » 21 Apr 2007, 02:49

I am soo happy to see this info!! It sounds correct and I do remember him living in Bridgeport CT also! this is going up on the walls this weekend!
Father Al had a very kind and compasionate Heart! I also remember him showing the family all his pictures of his younger days and enjoying various sports like track and field and baseball! The misspelled sirnames have been challange for me on my searches.
I really would love to Find some of my Moms parents info. Given she does not know where they were from and and her sisters never share the info.! We only have a pic of MariAngela Forese/Pammone head stone! Which I can put on the site here! It is intersting as they put a cameo type pic of her on the head stone. The only picture she has of her! She passed away on 11-14-1932 the hsbn was Joesph Forese death date 8-12-1951 the 1930 Fairfield CT census shows them as Giuseppe, Mari, Margaret and mentions those I grew up with: Rose, Stella, Katherine, Louis cant read the oldest ones name.
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Postby vj » 21 Apr 2007, 14:41

Hi, I'm glad we found Father Al for you :D .
It appears the family may have moved from NY
to CT before he was born in 1902?
Do you know Nellie's sister's names?
May help us find her family on a census.
No luck so far using the brother's names...

I agree, for your Foresi/e, Paommone family
I'd start another post.
You may want to keep them separate for clarity.

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Postby findtheForesi » 21 Apr 2007, 15:29

I agree! That was fun to see!
Mom and I recently found the funeral home info. Bpt. obit june 10 1968 says: Mary Zackero, Elisabeth (Betty) Thornton, Rose Russo and Jean Varrone, All out of Fairfield County, in spirte and memory Now!
We have all met at the various family gathering in the past! A quote from my sister! "We all peel our own Bananna in Life" Which is one reason why we get out of touch!
Thanks for the organizational advise..I have an old Fam. Tree program which I will upgrade. As I read on this site that it is still user friendly.. I hope others are seeing this as I sure am enlightend with it all!! Thanks sooooo much!!
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Postby vj » 21 Apr 2007, 20:12

If you have her SS information it is an excellent
idea to request her application!
This link may help
SS Application Info on about.com
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Postby vj » 21 Apr 2007, 20:34

May help find some early census.
Nellie's sisters:

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
Name: MARY ZACKERO
Father's Surname: DIMEO
Death Date: 7 Oct 1981
Death Place: Stratford, Connecticut
Age: 88 Years
Birth Place: New York
Birth Date: 12 August 1893
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: MARK
State File #: 21441
Occupation: HOUSEWIFE
Industry: HOME
Residence: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Address: 287 CHOPSEY HILL RD , 06606

Name: ELIZABETH THORNTON
Father's Surname: DEMEO
Death Date: 31 Dec 1993
Death Place: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 89 Years
Birth Place: 999, Connecticut
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1904
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: FRANK
State File #: 26736
Occupation: HOMEMAKER
Education: Primary/Secondary
Residence: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Address: 285 MAPLEWOOD AVE ,

Name: ROSE RUSSO
Father's Surname: DEMEO
Death Date: 23 Sep 1997
Death Place: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 90 Years
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 16 May 1907
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: ANTHO
State File #: 19657
Occupation: HOMEMAKER
Education: 08
Residence: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Address: 114 PERTH ST ,

Name: JEAN VARRONE
Father's Surname: DEMEO
Death Date: 16 Nov 1989
Death Place: Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 80 Years
Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1909
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: ANTHO
State File #: 24902
Occupation: HSEWF Industry: AT HM
Residence: Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut
Address: 65 ROLLING RIDGE RD , 064845750

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Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
Name: HARRY V DEMEO
Father's Surname: DEMEO
Death Date: 2 Jul 1979
Death Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Age: 67 Years
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 11 November 1911
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: MATTH
State File #: 12939
Residence: Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Postby vj » 21 Apr 2007, 22:40

DeMeo Family
possible census 1930
name may have been sounded out as Dimiayo?
may be at least 2 manifests for the family
- Joseph born in Italy 1898


Home in 1930:
324 Benham Ave, rents $28.00
Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut

head Mary Dimiago 63 (abt 1867) IT
- widow
- married age 17 (abt 1884)
- immig 1884 Na
son Joseph 32 (abt 1898) IT?
- immig 1898 Na
- tile setter, building contractor
daughter Rose 32 (looks more like 22?, probably Abt 1908) CT
- machine operator, corset factory
daughter Jane 20 (abt 1910) CT
- machine operator, corset factory
son Harry 18 (abt 1912) CT
- machine ?, corset factory
son James 15 (abt 1915) CT
niece (may be granddaughter) Marion 10 (abt 1920) CT
daughter Nellie 34 (abt 1896) NY
- married
- married age 18 (abt 1913-1914)

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Postby findtheForesi » 22 Apr 2007, 04:15

Valari! After your last post I can hardly get my head around this one!! I agree on the spelling issue I have another doc. that say DiMefo!! This must be them...
Can you tell the corset factory was big in Bpt. CT ! Mom even worked there for a while! It was piece work sewing!
Glad to see women don't squeeze their guts with them anymore!!
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Postby vj » 22 Apr 2007, 14:21

Know what you mean about the factory.
My family was pretty easy to track down in
Trenton because of the JA Roebling rope/wire
factory. Same thing, children lived at home
into young adulthood contributing their earnings
to home ownership. The history of these (& many other)
manufacturing towns can make fascinating reading.
It really helps put family history into perspective.
Valarie


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