LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!?!?!

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LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!?!?!

Postby feltson » 12 Jul 2007, 17:31

Great-Great-Grandfather was Gerardo Filitto - he married Emelia Bonelli and had kids...from what I know - these are the kids:

Theresa born 12/4/1900 died 12/20/1980
Rocco (Rocky)
Frankie
Flora (Florence) youngest

I have a name of Novina's - don't know what that is for?

Theresa is my Great-Gram and married Enrico Trentacosti
Enrico born 12/13/1896 died 12/22/1976

ANY help would be greatly and MOST appreciated!!!

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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby wldspirit » 13 Jul 2007, 04:23

Welcome to ItalianGenealogy..... :D
Could you be more specific in your research goals....are you looking for records here in the US or in Italy?
What records have you obtained so far?
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby feltson » 13 Jul 2007, 14:18

I'm sorry! Thank you for your reply and welcome!!

I want to verify whatever I can. I know that is a wide open request.

I only know the DOB & DOD for both Theresa Filitto who married Enrico Trentacosti. Where were they born?

I would like to know more about her (Theresa's) parents: Gerardo Filitto and Emelia (spelling??) Bonelli and more details about Theresa's children: Rocco, Florence, Frank and I think that was it.

I don't have any documentation - all have passed.

I am writing a book and very interested in the above details.

Thank you!!!!!

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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 15:42

Possible 1920 Census for Gerardo Filitto and Family

Chicago, Ward 11, Cook Cty, IL, 1845 West 19th St
Gerardi Filitto, head, age 41, immigration year 1889, naturalized
Emilia Filitto, wife, age 37, born Wisconsin
Anna Filitto, daughter, age 18
Rocco Filitto, son, age 15
Florence Filitto, daughter, age 13
Frances Filitto, son, age 10
All children born Illinois
1920 Filitto Family Census
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 15:53

Possible 1930 Census for Gerardo Filitto Family

Chicago, Cook, IL, 1845 19th St
Girard Filitto, head, age 51
Saleni Filitto, wife, age 36, born Illinois*
Frank Filitto, son, age 2
*It appears this is his second wife which means Emelia may have died between 1920 and 1930
1930 Filitto Census
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 16:07

WWI Draft Card for Gerard Filitto

Chicago, Cook, IL, 1845 W 19th St
Gerardo Filitto
Date of birth--15 May 1878
Naturalized
Nearest relative E. Filitto, 1845 w. 19th St
Gerard Filitto WWI Draft card
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby feltson » 13 Jul 2007, 16:09

THANK YOU!

Is there anything for Emilia/Emelia (spelling??) Bonelli's family/parents? Where they were born? Their parents? Sibblings?

Is there anything for Gerardi's family/parents? Where they were born? Their parents? Sibblings?

Anything further for the kids of Theresa Filitto and Enrico Trentacosti??

Where they were born (Theresa and Enrico)? The kids they had?

CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!!

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Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 16:17

Chicago Tribune, Obituary Index, 1988-1997
Name: Engraffia, Florence M.
Maiden Name: Filitto, Florence M.
Date: 14-Feb-96

Social Security Death Index
Name: Florence M. Engraffia
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 60154 Westchester, Cook, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 1 Oct 1905
Died: 12 Feb 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

Social Security Death Index
Name: Rocco J. Filitto
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 33936 Lehigh Acres, Lee, Florida, United States of America
Born: 16 Jan 1904
Died: 22 Sep 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

Social Security Death Index
Name: Frank Filitto
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 60608 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 3 Dec 1908
Died: Oct 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )


Social Security Death Index
Name: Anna Filitto
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 60608 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 18 Jan 1905
Last Benefit: 60608 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States of America
Died: Apr 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby feltson » 13 Jul 2007, 16:20

Goodness, you are making my years! THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!

Keep it comin'! ') :oops:

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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 16:33

feltson wrote:THANK YOU!

Is there anything for Emilia/Emelia (spelling??) Bonelli's family/parents? Where they were born? Their parents? Sibblings?

Is there anything for Gerardi's family/parents? Where they were born? Their parents? Sibblings?

Anything further for the kids of Theresa Filitto and Enrico Trentacosti??

Where they were born (Theresa and Enrico)? The kids they had?

CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!!


Per the 1920 census Emelia's parents were both born in Italy; per the 1920 and 1930 census records, Gerardo's parents were also born in Italy and from the immigration dates Gerardo came to the US as a child. That's all the information available from the census records. Unable to determine from the census records posted thus far if Emelia and Gerado had siblings and what town in Italy their parents were from.

I'll continue to check for other records which might be helpful and post as I find.

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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 16:43

Possible 1920 Census for Henry (Enrico) Trentacosti Family

Chicago, Cook, IL, 118 W 111th St
Henry Trentacoste, head, age 23, born Italy, naturalized, immigration year 1906
Theresa Trentacoste, wife, age 21
Dorothy Trentacoste, daughter, age 1 6/12
Emelia Trentacoste, daughter, age 5/12
Wife and children all born Illinois
1920 Enrico Trentacosti Family Census
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 16:57

1910 Trentacosti Census

Chicago, Cook, IL
Joseph, head, age 57
Mary, wife, age 44
Frank, son, age 27
Joseph, son, age 20
Tomy, son, age 20
Henry, son, age 14
John,son, age 9
Frank Abbate, son in law, age 27
Rose Abbate, daughter, age 25
James Abbate, grandson, age 1 8/12
James Abbate, boarder, age 52 (possibly Frank's father?)
All born Italy except young James Abbate
1910 Trentacosti Census
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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 17:18

Possible WWI Draft Card for Henry (Enrico) Trentacosti

Chicago, Cook, IL, 120 W 111th St
Date of Birth--28 Nov 1894
Place of Birth--Termini Sicily
Henry Trentacosti WWI Draft Card

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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby feltson » 13 Jul 2007, 18:02

Yes, please join in if you can!

Biff83 - I don't know what to say, but thank you mucho!!

Seems that Trentacosti/e is spelled two different ways.

Thank you for your work!!!!!!!!

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Re: LOOKING: Filitto, Bonelli, Trentacosti - Palermo HELP!?!

Postby Biff83 » 13 Jul 2007, 18:05

This response to your query could be the grandson of Enrico's brother John per the 1910 census data.

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