My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

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My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

Postby wargofive » 07 Dec 2007, 22:28

Hi Everyone Thanks for your help. My Great Grandfather's name was Donato LaRossa. This we believe because all of my father's and himself have that name as a first name or middle name. Our family never ever spoke of him. He had approx. we think 7 children and his wife's name is Catherine. I would love to find out more information on him.He came from Naples or the surrounding areas. He seems to be a family secret and most who would remember him are dead. Any help you can give me would be most appreciated. His family lived in Brooklyn, New York and his son my grandfather's name was Sabastian, with sisters, Rose, Angie and Jenny, brothers Willy and Frank
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Linda

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Re: My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

Postby vj » 08 Dec 2007, 00:28

Linda,
Welcome to the Forum!
We'll all see what we can do to help.
Valarie

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Re: My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

Postby vj » 08 Dec 2007, 00:52

Interesting, several name matches…
Any possibility that some of the children
used middle or nicknames?

interesting 1910 census
Home in 1910:
223 Atlantic
Brooklyn Ward 1, Kings, New York

Head Tony Larossa 35 IT
- married 15 yrs (abt 1895)
- immig 1887, Na
Wife Katie Larossa 32 IT
- 7 children born, 6 children living
- immig 1895
Children all born in NY
Son John Larossa 13
Daughter Jennie Larossa 11
Daughter Angelina Larossa 10
Daughter Mary Larossa 8
Son William Larossa 6
Daughter Rose Larossa 2

Grandfather Sebastiaso Larossa 60 IT
- widower
- immig 1887, Al
Sister Mary Larossa 20 NJ
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Probably the same interesting family in 1920,
Same address, addition of son Frank

interesting 1920 census
Home in 1920:
223 Atlantic
Brooklyn Assembly District 1, Kings, New York
Head Katherine Larosee 40
- widow
- immig 1895, Na
Son John Larosee 23
Daughter Jennie Larosee 20
Son William Larosee 16
Daughter Rose Larosee 11
Frank Larosee 9

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Re: My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

Postby vj » 08 Dec 2007, 01:20

Linda,
Did your grandfather, Sebastian, go by the name John?
Same adress as 1910 & 1920

1900 census
Home in 1900:
223 Atlantic
Brooklyn Ward 1, Kings, New York
Head Anthony Larose 23 (Oct 1876)
- married 6 yrs (abt 1894)
- immig 1883, in US 17yrs, Na
Wife Katie Larose 22 (Dec 1877)
- 2 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1883, in US 16 YRS
Son Sebastian Larose 3 (Jul 1896) NY
Daughter Genevieve Larose 2 (sep 1897) NY

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Re: My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

Postby wargofive » 08 Dec 2007, 02:07

Oh my goodness How did you do that. Yes they lived on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn and yes my grandfather went by John. This is amazing.
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Re: My Great Grandfather I believe was named Donato LaRossa

Postby wldspirit » 08 Dec 2007, 14:01

Here are two websites related to Brooklyn which you may find useful in your research:

http://www.italiangen.org/default.htm

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/index.html

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