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Postby Sirena » 25 Sep 2007, 14:33

My great grandfather came to the US between 1896 and 1906. I have the info. re: his death in May 1906 but I have been unable to find anything re: his arrival. His name was Cipriano Iacovitto. He was living in S. Giuliano di Puglia although he may have been born in Casacalenda. 1859. I've tried searching Ellis Island with the least amount of letters possible and Steve Morse as well. When I try to search by just the town, I g0t an error 3x that the internet connection broke. Does anyone have any suggestions where to try next?

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Postby wldspirit » 25 Sep 2007, 14:50

Are you sure he arrived at Ellis Island and not another port?
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Postby misbris » 25 Sep 2007, 15:10

I checked various spellings of the name, filtered by 1st name and both towns and came up with nothing close. Looked on Ancestry and couldn't find a census either. Where did he live? Do you have names of any other family member? Where did he die? Post whatever other info you have.

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Postby vj » 25 Sep 2007, 15:21

Are you sure he arrived at Ellis Island and not another port?
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possible 1902 manifest
line 15
Name: Cipriano Tacovitto
Arrival Date: 3 Mar 1902
Age: 42 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1860
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: New England
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Luigi Naubella
Last Residence: S Giuliano

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Postby Essgee » 25 Sep 2007, 15:36

Well....just found it and clicked to post..........and vj already took care of it! And thanks to wldspirit for the direction!

Look for RI directories for this family. Look for the names Jacovetti and forms of it for census info as well. And now even Tacovitti, ect.

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Postby vj » 25 Sep 2007, 15:58

Hey all :D !

Sirena,
Also, found MA Death Record on NEHGS
includes parents names, and burial location
MA Record of Death
(same basic info Biff found on your other post from RI)
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Postby Essgee » 25 Sep 2007, 16:08

WOW vj......great job!

Now why was a Prov. RI death listed in the Massachusetts records? Who knew!

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Postby vj » 25 Sep 2007, 16:14

Not sure, because the burial was in RI,
but he lived in MA?

Cemetery from MA Death Record?
from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
St. Francis Cemetery
202 Smithfield Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
phone: (401) 724-3130
Superintendent: Foreman: Robert Degnan
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from [url=http://members.tripod.com/~debyns/pw_ceme.HTM]Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Cemetery Location Descriptions[/url]

HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PW003 ST FRANCIS CEMETERY PAWTUCKET RI
Location: 25 ft SMITHFIELD AVE at TEL pole # 19-1
99000 burials Owner: St. Francis Cemetery,
202 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 724-3130
NOTE: started in 1871; 105 acres and 125,000 interments
four books of records contain name, burial date, age, sect & lot #
Robert Degnan has been superintendent for 43 years (1999)
book #1 is at the diocese office in Providence
book #2 starts 12 Nov 1898, about 40 names per page
pg 11: 12 Nov 1898 - pg 50 14 Nov 1899 (abt 1600/year)
pg 100 6 Jan 1901
pg 200 24 May 1903
pg 300 17 Nov 1905
pg 400 28 May 1908
pg 500 10 Feb 1911
pg 600 23 Jul 1913
pg 700 7 Feb 1916
pg 800 1 Jun 1918
pg 900 Jul 1919
pg 1000 18 Oct 1921
pg 1100 21 Jul 1924
pg 1103 end about 40,000 entries
Very little of this cemetery has been completed.
There are many late 19th century Irish stones with information
on where in Ireland the people came from.
We are looking for a volunteer to record these.
This cemetery has not been recorded.

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Postby Sirena » 25 Sep 2007, 16:32

WoW
Now I know why you are Masters. You can't imagine how exciting this is. THe only thing my grandmother knew about him was that he died in RI --in a train fire- and he lived with her uncle in No, Attleboro, MA which is just over the state line. We could never find his grave before she died. With such an odd last name, I never thought it would be so difficult...I tried Yacovitto, Jacovitto but never thought of Tacovitto. Once again, molte grazie. I'll keep you posted at what else I find.

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Postby Sirena » 25 Sep 2007, 16:45

One other thing, I noticed on the death certificate that they were notified by his wife. I thought his wife was still in Italy. It could be that there was someone else......it doesn't say her name......but it could be that she had already joined him. How do I search for the Boston port again? I never checked for her anywhere because I never thought she came. Her last name would be Morelli, Maria.

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Postby vj » 25 Sep 2007, 16:47

Sirena, Boston manifests are on ancestry.com
We'll be happy to check for you.
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Do the Morelli's on Cipriano's manifest
look like they may be related? Lines 12&13

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Postby Essgee » 25 Sep 2007, 16:59

Just checked the Casacalenda birth index...from 1855 to 1862...and he doesn't appear to be born in Casacalenda. ( I copied the indexes for those years.)

One Iacovetti family...Giuseppe and Maddelena Tozzi...are in Casacalenda. I will check at the library to see if he could have been born later.

Looking like Nicola and Rosa not in Casacalenda at this time.

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Postby Sirena » 25 Sep 2007, 21:00

Yes, I would think that the Morellis he came with are brothers-in-law or cousins. S. Giuliano is a frazione. The population is about 800 now. Any of the Morellis listed must be related either brothers-in-law or cousins. My grandmother did say that he was here with her uncle...since I could never find an Iacovitto, I figured it was a Morelli.
Thank you once again for the information that you've found.

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Postby Sirena » 15 Nov 2007, 00:09

I received copies of the RI death certificate for my GGF. As posted previously, it confirms the name of the cemetery; however, after contacting them, there is no record of his grave. The name of the funeral home was also listed but no longer exists. Does anyone have an idea of where I can go from here to locate a record of the gravesite?

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Re: Need help please

Postby misbris » 15 Nov 2007, 00:38

Sirena,

I am going through cemetery records I got from the FHC. You will not believe the mispellings, inaccuracies and crazy alphabetical order in the records!!! I have been through just the letter "B" 4 times so far, and each time I found another family member. If the FHC has the records for your cemetery, I would suggest ordering the films and going through them yourself.

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