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Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby scuderiaf1 » 08 Nov 2007, 02:27

Hello all and thanks in advance,

I am starting my genealogy search on my fathers’ side.


Father: Frank Romeo
Born: Sept 12 1911
Location: Youngstown Ohio

Franks Father: Joe/John
Franks Mother: First Name ( will have that soon ) Last Name Bilet, Biletti (SP?)

Siblings included:
Karl (Carl)
Albert
John or Joe

Vivian (possibly different father )
Grace (possibly different father )


Frank was the oldest. Frank and one or more of his brothers were placed/sent or cared by the state after the Franks father died.


Any information or guidance is appreciated.

Regards,

Tony Romeo

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Postby nuccia » 08 Nov 2007, 07:55

Tony, so that we don't duplicate efforts, can you tell us what info you already have?

Not sure if this is them..

1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Romie
Name: Frank Romie
[Frank Romio]
Home in 1920: Youngstown Ward 9, Mahoning, Ohio
Age: 9 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: John
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Edith
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 1037
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Romie 32
Edith Romie 27
Frank Romie 9
Joseph Romie 7
Carl Romie 5
Grace Romie 4 2/12
Antony Romie 2 6/12
Albert Romie 5/12
Dominic Light 27

1920 Census
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Postby suanj » 08 Nov 2007, 10:42

I believe that the Frank mother surname could be: BELLITTO..
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Postby scuderiaf1 » 09 Nov 2007, 22:57

nuccia wrote:Tony, so that we don't duplicate efforts, can you tell us what info you already have?

Not sure if this is them..

1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Romie
Name: Frank Romie
[Frank Romio]
.....

1920 Census


nuccia,

Wow! THank you. That appears to be Franks ( Mine and my fathers family ). The spelling is entertaining.

Ref: Duplicate work.

I have just started. To date I have a gencom record of my fathers:

0 @I1@ INDI
1 NAME Frank /ROMEO/
2 GIVN Frank
2 SURN ROMEO
1 BIRT
2 DATE 12 SEP 1911
2 PLAC Ohio
1 DEAT
2 DATE 23 JUN 2002

Your information has given much more information than I have. Please recommend what I should do next?

Thanks again and regards,

Tony Romio/Romie/Romeo ;)

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Postby scuderiaf1 » 09 Nov 2007, 22:58

suanj wrote:I believe that the Frank mother surname could be: BELLITTO..
regards, suanj


saunj,

Thanks for the possiblity. That gives me and additional path to following.

Regards,

Tony

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Postby vj » 09 Nov 2007, 23:19

Tony,
Most folks would recommend that you gather as many US
records as you can, taking the clues from census, military
& immigration information you can order some key vital
records.
Once you've confirmed names/dates/relationships,
if you've found the town(s) of origin in Italy - you can
start your Italian research.
Sound OK?
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Possible Billette/i/o Family
1910 census

Home in 1910:
258 East Boardman Street, rents
Youngstown Ward 2, Mahoning, Ohio

Head John Bilette/i 42 (abt 1868)
- married 23 years (abt 1887)
- immig 1902 Al
- proprietor, grocery store
Wife Orzella (Orsola?) 50 (abt 1860)
- 5 children born/ 5 children living
- immig 1901
Daughter Edith 17 (abt 1893)
- immig 1901
Son James 15
- immig 1901
Son Patsey 9
- immig 1901
Daughter Florence 7 OH
Daughter Konsora 5 OH
Granddaughter Daisy 4/12 OH

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Re: Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby vj » 10 Nov 2007, 00:05

Bilotti?

Same family in 1920 w/o Edith?
possible 1920 census
page 2
Home in 1920:
517 Samuel Street, owns
Youngstown Ward 4, Mahoning, Ohio

Head Joseph (John on 1910 census?) Bitler (Billet) 53 (abt 1867)
- immig 1901? Al
Wife Arcola 68 (abt 1852)
- immig 1901
Son James 26 (abt 1894)
- immig 1901
Son Patsey 18 (abt 1902)
- immig 1901
Daughter Florence 15 (abt 1905) NY
Daughter Constine 14 (abt 1916) OH
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Edith’s brother?
1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Gennarino Bilotti 22
517 Samuel Street
Born 6 Dec 1894, in Panettieri Cosenza Calabria
Supports father, mother & 2 sisters

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
Name: James Joseph Billet 47
Birth Date: 6 Dec 1894
Residence:
RD 1 Willow Crest Rd, North Lime
Beaver, Mahoning, Ohio
Birth: Italy
Roll: WWII_2371608

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Re: Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby vj » 10 Nov 2007, 00:35

Bilotti?

Really interesting!

1901 Bilotti Family manifest
25 Jun 1901 SS Trojan Prince
Lines 22-27
All, last residence Panettieri

Orsola Camito/a?? 42
- joining her husband - Pagliaro in NY
Daughter Ida 9
Son Gennarino 7
Son Pasquale mos

Giuseppe Bilotti 33
- joining his cousin Sirianni? in NY

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Postby nuccia » 10 Nov 2007, 01:19

Nice vj..

I see you've been busy as usual! :D I'm sure Tony will be pleased.

Tony, how are you going to keep track of all this info? Do you have a software program like PAF or FTM that you can enter it all into? If not, I would suggest getting one.

Once you have collected as many US documents as possible, and have determined town of birth in Italy, you may want to consider either renting microfilms from your local Family History Center or writing away to the comune where they were from to obtain birth information. This will take you to the next generation in your tree and confirm birth dates.

Lets see if there are films available from your town.
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Postby nuccia » 10 Nov 2007, 01:22

Microfilm is available for Panettieri, Cosenza..

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

Registri dello stato civile, 1820-1910
Authors Panettieri (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile (Main Author)

Note Location
Film
Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1820-1826 FHL INTL Film
1568286 Item 4
Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1827-1851 VAULT INTL Film
1568361
Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1851-1865 FHL INTL Film
1568362 Items 1-4
Nati 1866-1900 FHL INTL Film
1608138 Item 2
Notificazioni 1866-1900 Matrimoni 1866-1889 VAULT INTL Film
1641115 Item 4
Matrimoni 1890-1900 Morti 1866-1900 Nati 1868 FHL INTL Film
1641159 Item 1
Nati 1901-1910 Notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1901-1910 FHL INTL Film
1641846 Item 2

To find a Family History Center (FHC) nearest you - here's the link
www.familysearch.org/E...et_fhc.asp

Hope this helps.
*edit: to add link to FHC
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Re: Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby vj » 10 Nov 2007, 01:22

Tony, one of those vital records that may
be worth ordering...

Possibly related record
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002
Orsola Bilatti
17 Apr 1922
Mahoning
State file:
Volume 3861
Certificate 23878

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Re: Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby vj » 10 Nov 2007, 01:37

Romeo

Family in 1930?

1930 census
Home in 1930:
335 W Evergreen Ave, owns $5,000
Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio

Head Edith Romes (Romeo) 38 (abt 1892)
- widow
- married age 18 (abt 1910)
- immig 1898 al
Children all born in Ohio
Son Frank 18 (abt 1912)
Son Joseph 17
Son Carl 14
Daughter Grace 12
Son John 10
Son Albert 9
Daughter Geneva 7
Daughter Vivian 5

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Re: Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby Biff83 » 10 Nov 2007, 02:01

Tony,

Official website of Panettieri
Very impressive site for a village of about 375 residents; contains a history of the village, pictures, etc. plus an enchanting melody which plays on each page of the site.

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Re: Surname - Romeo and Biletti (sp?)

Postby vj » 10 Nov 2007, 02:20

Hey Biff :D !
What an absolutely lovely website
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It would be great if we could find where the Romeo
family is from too:

from Nuccia's 1920 census find
John (Giovanni?) Romeo
b abt 1888
immig abt 1905
married abt 1910-1911 prob in OH
by 1920 owned his own barber shop
home 335 Evergreen Ave

missing military record
missing 1910 census
missing manifest

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Postby misbris » 10 Nov 2007, 02:34

What a beautiful website. It looks like a real lobor of love. I'm sure they will be very helpful in tracing the family.


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