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Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby Dsato » 24 Nov 2007, 19:40

I am looking for some information on my Grandmother Dorothy (Dorthea)Casimira - Migliano-Dozzino (Rozzoni). She was born on December 18, 1888 and was an orhpan and taken in and raised by Mr and Mrs Salvatore Migliano. She was raised with James Migliano (Venzenzo) and Vincent Migliano and Pasquale Migliano and another brother that settled in South America. She also was raised with two sisters: Carmen (Suriano)Migliano and Carmello (Fero)Migliano. I was told that her real last name was Casimra. She married my grandfather (Ercole Dozzino (Rozzoni) on Sept,1907 and came to the United States in 1912 with her daughter Jessica. I hope someone has any information that could help me solve this puzzle.

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2007, 19:51

For reference, is this correct?
Ettore Dozzino
1912 manifest
page 2

edit: added detail

SS Madonna, 9 May 1912, Naples to NY
Line 2
Ettore Dozzino 24 (abt 1887-8)
- married
- possible naturalization notation: 11-276317 11-16-40 (505) No CA
- last residence Rota Greca
- in Rota Greca - wife Dorotea Casomino
- destination Kenosha, WI
- joining brother-in-law Vincenzo Migliano in Kenosha WI
- born in Celico (Cosenza Calabria)

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby misbris » 24 Nov 2007, 19:54

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Do you know where in Italy the family was from? Do you already have ship's manifests for your grandparents? I am a little confused about the name. Was it originally Rozzoni and changed, or just mispelled on records. Where in the US did the family settle? Are you looking just for Italian records? If you post some of this info, it will be easier for someone to help you.

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Postby suanj » 24 Nov 2007, 20:43

the name on Ettore ship's manifest, it seem Dorotea CASOMINO and no Casimira( is a first name); Jessica, real first name : Maria, came with mother in Jun 10, 1913; on her ship's manifest the name is Dorotea CASIMIRA http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0845%2ETIF
contact in Italy: stepmother Gelsomina GIACOBBE in Rota Greca...
Ettore ( aka Ercole) born in Celico the 20 Dec 1887 and lived in Rota Greca until USA immigration...
.......... Dorotea raised by MIGLIANO family, and Dorotea had the own birth surname( if she was orphan; also it is possible that she was a foundling).... regards, suanj
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Postby Dsato » 24 Nov 2007, 21:10

What is a foundling? How do I fing their bio parents

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby suanj » 24 Nov 2007, 21:17

you can request the Dorotea CASIMIRA birth act in Rota Greca civil records office, and you can know if she was a orphan raised from Migliano family, or a foundling raised also by same family...

also you can know all by LDS microfilms of Rota Greca:
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Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Rota Greca (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile
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Postby Dsato » 24 Nov 2007, 21:24

The story has it that Dorotea was left on a door step of a church or orphanage

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2007, 21:26

for reference:

1930 census
1024 55th Street, Kenosha, WI
Head Nick Rozzoni 44 (abt 1886)
- rents $28 mo
- immig 1912 Al (alien)
- painter, bed factory
- no military service
Wife Dorothy 41 (abt 1889)
- immig 1913 Al
These children were born in WI
Son Michael 16
Son William 15
Son Willie 12
Daughter Olga 8
Daughter Evelyn 6
Daughter Wanda 4

edit: added 1920
Possible 1920 census:
a few details appear to match the 1930 census

1920 census
22 North Freemont, Kenosha, WI
Head Ercolo ??? 33?
- immig 1913, Al
- painter, bed factory
Wife Nora (may be Dora?) 33
- immig 1913, Al
Daughter Jessie 11 Italy
- immig 1913, Al
Son Mario? 6 WI
Son William 4 yrs 4 mos WI
Son Wilhelm?? 2 yrs 9 mos? WI

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby Dsato » 24 Nov 2007, 21:27

How do I request these records?

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Postby Dsato » 24 Nov 2007, 21:47

I went on the web to find the Rota Greca Civil office to request the birth records for my granmother and unfortantly it is all in Italian and I do not read or speak it....

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Postby vj » 24 Nov 2007, 23:43

1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Acolo Dozeno (did not sign card)
153 Congress, Kenosha, WI
Born 25 Dec 1888 in Cellico, Cosenza, Italy
Alien
Laborer, Simmons Co in Kenosha
Wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter
Military: Italy, Private, Mt Art

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Postby Dsato » 25 Nov 2007, 00:00

thank you for searching for me. I do appreciate it! Can you find who his parents were??? When was the yr that served?

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby vj » 25 Nov 2007, 00:18

You're very welcome, we're happy to help :D !

If his parents’ names weren’t on his manifest,
chances are you’ll need to look for his vital records in
Italy…

The civil records for Celico, Cosenza, Calabria
are on available on microfilm from your local Famly
History Center.
You would need to go to the nearest center to order and
view the films. The cost is only abt $6.00 for 1 mos.
They will be in Italian, but most of us have used this
resource and have been able to noodle thru them with
practice.

LDS Family History Center:
FamilySearch home page
Italy Research Outline
Italian Genealogy Keywords

Microfilms available to order from their library:
Topic
Italy, Cosenza, Celico - Civil registration
Titles
Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Celico (Cosenza).
Ufficio dello stato civile

edited to correct spelling errors

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby vj » 25 Nov 2007, 00:25

When was the yr that he served?

Italian military service was mandatory,
Ercole was probably 18 - served abt 1905/6

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Re: Searching for info on grandmother from Cosenza

Postby Dsato » 25 Nov 2007, 18:07

If my grandmothers name was Dorotea CASIMIRA, then where or what does CASOMINO signify? a first name? I am finding both names on several documents and have heard from family members but no clarification on what is first or last. Can someone help me?
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