Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

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Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby JosephB » 24 Dec 2007, 05:40

Hi Everyone,

I am so pleased to have found this forum. I am looking for information on my g-grandparents.

My g-grandfather's name: Anthony Stillo (possibly misspelled as Stilla)
g-grandmother name: Barbara Cornitti

Barbara may have died some time between 1898 and 1902. Anthony remarried after Barbara's death. His subsequent wife's name is not known.

Their children:
Vito Stillo b 1895
Anna Stillo b 1889
Elizabetta Stillo Galardi b 1885

The children emigrated to the United States in 1910 (Elizabetta and Vito) and 1913 (Anna).

The children settled in Northumberland County Pennsylvania - Specifically, Marion Heights.

Thanks for any help :D
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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby suanj » 24 Dec 2007, 15:13

it seems that was also another child: Filippina in Catanzaro... if this ship's manifest is right:
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0677%2ETIF
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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby vj » 24 Dec 2007, 15:40

Vito Stillo b 1895

Are these the correct WWI & WWII Cards for Vito?
1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Vito Stillo 33
16 Dec 1894
born in Marina Catanzaro
(Isca Marina, comune of Isca Sullo Ionio, Catanzaro, Calabria?)
345 Warsaw Street (Keiser, Kaiser? Marion Heights?) Northumberland

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
Note: page 2 is incorrect

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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby vj » 24 Dec 2007, 16:27

I am looking for information on my g-grandparents.
My g-grandfather's name: Anthony Stillo
(possibly misspelled as Stilla)
g-grandmother name: Barbara Cornitti


Joe, your g-grandparents stayed in Italy?
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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby JosephB » 25 Dec 2007, 04:10

suanj wrote:it seems that was also another child: Filippina in Catanzaro... if this ship's manifest is right:
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0677%2ETIF
best wishes, suanj


Thank you so much. The manifest is correct. It appears that he and his sister Elizabetta both came over together (which is opposite family lore) and his sister Anna came over a few years later. Interestingly, neither my mother nor my aunt had ever heard him mention a sister named Filippina. They guessed she was a half sister. Apparently, he never talked about his step mother.
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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby JosephB » 25 Dec 2007, 04:13

vj wrote:Vito Stillo b 1895

Are these the correct WWI & WWII Cards for Vito?


Wow!! Yes, those are his draft cards. You made a couple old ladies very happy on Christmas. They were both thrilled to see them again.
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Joe

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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby nuccia » 26 Dec 2007, 07:59

Could this be the family in the 1920 census?

1920 United States Federal Census
about Margaret Stello
Name: Margaret Stello
Home in 1920: Marion Heights, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Age: 20 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Victor
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 154
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Victor Stello 24
Margaret Stello 20
Barbara Stello 1 10/12
Anthony Stello 4/12
Alexander Scicchitano 20
James Lacrvach 22

If so, I can link the image for you.
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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby JosephB » 02 Jan 2008, 23:19

nuccia wrote:Could this be the family in the 1920 census?

1920 United States Federal Census

Household Members:
Name Age
Victor Stello 24
Margaret Stello 20
Barbara Stello 1 10/12
Anthony Stello 4/12
Alexander Scicchitano 20
James Lacrvach 22

If so, I can link the image for you.


Yes, those are my grandparents and their first two children. The Scicchitano name is familiar - Family friend as I remember. I do not recognize James Lacrvach.

Please do attach the link.
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Re: Surname Stillo or Stilla from Isca Sullo Ionia

Postby vj » 02 Jan 2008, 23:26

Stillo Family Census

1920

1930
w/ a brother

Home in 1930:
Melrose Street, rents $20
Marion Heights, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Head Victor Stello 35
- married age 21
- immig 1910 Na
- proprietor, pool room
Wife Margret Stello 30 PA
- married age 18
Children all born in PA
Borbia Stello 12
Anthony Stello 10
Philis Stello 9
Telma Stello 8
Jenett Stello 6
John Stello 5
Kathrin Stello 3 3/12
Marie Stello 1 1/12

Brother Charlie Angello 36 PA (or Italy, see below)
- may be Margaret’s brother?
- served in WWI
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1900
1910
Margaret (Mary, Maggie) & brother Charles (Charles, Gerardo) in 1900 & 1910
with parents?


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