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Capelli Information

Postby edwardh » 30 Nov 2007, 16:20

I have little information about my Grandfather. Can anyone tell me where the Capelli family originated from. All I know is his name was Anthony and his father was Anthony who was deaf and got run over by a trolly in New York City. The name was changed to Chapelle for some reason

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2007, 17:33

Welcome to the forum!

A couple of long shots:

1880 census
NewYork Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb
162nd Street, Carmansville, Manhattan, NY, NY

Name: Anthony Capelli
Home in 1880:
New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, New York
Age: 19 Estimated birth year: abt 1861
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-household:
Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: Italy Mother's birthplace: Italy
Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single

From Dr Stephen Morse One-Step NY
Births, Deaths, and other Vital Records
1891-1948 New York City Death Index
Surname/ Given Name/ Age/ Month Day Year/ Certificate Number/ County/ Born
Capelli Antonio 74 y May 1 1934 10998 Manhattan 1859 - 1860
ordering NYC vital records

If you think this may be your g-grandfather, you may want
to order his death certificate.
It usually has his parent's names (if known to the informant)

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2007, 20:16

It appears this Anthony Capelli is
part of a family tree on ancestry.com:
Capell Tree

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby Biff83 » 30 Nov 2007, 20:33

Looks like the Anthony Capelli on Valarie's 1880 census became involved with the magazine The Deaf-Mutes' Journal after he graduated from school.

http://books.google.com/books?id=nfOY0T ... mYi-ffbNgg

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Postby Biff83 » 30 Nov 2007, 20:51

Interesting 1900 census

468 165th St, New York, Manhattan
Anthony Capelli, head, 37, born NY, occupation printer, father born Italy, mother born France, Florence?
Caroline Capelli, wife, 24, born NY, father born Germany, mother born New York
Lillian C Capelli, daughter, 1

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby Biff83 » 30 Nov 2007, 21:06

1910 census

536 West 154th St, New York, Manhattan
Anthony Copelli 47, born NY, printer institution, father and mother born N.? Italian
Caroline Copelli 32
Lillian Copelli 11
Anthony Copelli 9
Joseph Copelli 6
Mauris Copelli 3

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby vj » 01 Dec 2007, 01:15

Hey Biff :D !
Really nice finds!
Valarie

New York City Births, 1891-1902
Births Reported in the Borough of Manhattan
Lillian C. Capelli 12 Apr 1899 15859
Antonio Capelli 02 Jun 1901 3652

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby suanj » 01 Dec 2007, 13:47

marriage:
Anthony Capelli Pedigree
Male Family


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Event(s):
Birth: New York, New York, New York

Christening:
Death:
Burial:


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Parents:
Father: Andrew Capelli
Mother: Caroline


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Marriages:
Spouse: Caroline Louisa Brantigam Marriage: 12 OCT 1898 Manhattan, New York, New York

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Re: Capelli Information

Postby capelliscapelle » 23 Jan 2008, 08:01

Your Grandfather was first Anthony Capelli, then Anthony Capelle, then Anthony Chapelle.
There is very interesting information about him and parts of his life in the books, Fire In The Wind by Roberta Ostroff and What's A Woman Doing Here? by Dickey Chapelle. Dickey Chapelle was perhaps his third wife and was a famous war journalist who began her career with Tony.
There are two National Geograohic articles which he and Dickey wrote about the Middle East. They were written in the 50's.
There is also film footage of Tony Chapelle through the link: http://real21mt.audiovideoweb.com/ramge ... cemaker.rm
He used one of the first pacemakers and this links to archival footage with audio.
There is an interesting article about the senior Capelli at: http://dspace.wrlc.org/view/ImgViewer?u ... 2041/30824
I hope this helps you!


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