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Montagna/Montana surname

Postby mmontana » 31 Dec 2007, 04:48

All,

I'm looking for any information on the italian surname Montagna/Montana. I am in St. Louis, Missouri and can only seem to trace relatives back to my great grandfather, John Montana. Everything seems to get lost after that.

I know John was married to Maria Zulpo and had three children before he died in 1939. I know Maria Zulpo came to America through the Sunnyside, Arkansas/Rosati, Missouri farming communities. I also have a connection to the Pesselato surname in these same farming communities but I cannot seem to trace the Montana name back past the early 1900's.

Please let me know any and all information you may need from me to help you out. I appreciate any help and/or directions you can give me.

Thanks,
Matt Montana

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 19:23

Hi Matt,
Welcome to the Forum!

Do any of these records belong to your family?
Have you found John’s manifest(s)?
Thanks, Valarie

1910 census
Home in 1910:
St Louis Ward 12, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri
John Montana 27
Mary Montana 18

1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Name: John Montoya (Montagna)
701 Hackman St
City: Staunton
County: MacOupin
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1882
Roll: 1614324 DraftBoard: 2

1920 census
Home in 1920:
701 Hackman Street
Staunton Ward 1, MacOupin, Illinois
John Montana 37
Marry Montana 25
Peat Montana 6
Myrle Montana 2 6/12
Uglan Montana 10/12

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 19:27

Giovanni & Bartolo Montagna

possible 1905 manifest
Note: has possible naturalization notations

Giovanni Montagna 23 (abt 1882)
- single
- notation 12X-2046-505-4/9/36
- last residence Vicenza
(could be town or province: Province of Vicenza, Veneto Region)
- destination St Louis, joining brother Bartolo

manifest is from Ellis Island One Step

a couple of sources for deciphering manifest notations:
jewishgen
Lou Alfano
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John’s brother Bartolo?

One of Bartolo’s manifests showing place of birth: Brogliano
(Province of Vicenza, Veneto Region)
Father Angelo in Brogliano

Note: lined off, may not have sailed
1910 manifest
page 2

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 19:59

I cannot seem to trace the Montana name back past the early 1900's.

If these US records belong to your Giovanni Montagna

You can order and view your family’s vital records
from Italy thru your local Family History Center (LDS):

Topic: Italy, Vicenza, Brogliano - Civil registration
Titles: Registri dello stato civile, 1806-1899 Brogliano (Vicenza).
Ufficio dello stato civile

Home Page FamilySearch (LDS)

Italy Research Outline

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 20:44

John Montana’s Original Death certificate w/father’s name - Angelo
& mother's maiden name (hard to read)
On this site under: John Montagna
Missouri Records

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 21:17

A couple more clues on two possibly related manifests

?? Brother Virgilio Montagna 22
1909 manifest
page 2
In US before in Michigan
Mother in Brogliano: ?? Sambugaro
Joining brother Bartolo in IL
edit to correct mother's maiden name per Biff's suggestion
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?? Brother Luigi Montagna 26
1913 manifest
page 2
Father in Brogliano Angelo
Joining uncle Martino Cailotto in Staunton
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No doubt there are quite a few more family manifests :wink:
& census records
note: Montagna is often mis-spelled as Montaguo,
you may want to try partial name searches

Valarie

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby Biff83 » 31 Dec 2007, 21:30

Nice work, Valarie!

I believe the maiden name on Virgilio's manifest is Sambugaro.
http://veneto.indettaglio.it/eng/motori ... =Brogliano

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 21:41

Hey Biff!
Of course you're right :D
I'll fix it.
Any guesses on her first name :wink: ?

A Very Happy New Year to You & Your Family!
Valarie

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby mmontana » 31 Dec 2007, 22:15

Valerie and Biff,

Holy cow you guys are quick! Thanks for the leads, I will chase them down and see how things play out. I did have the 1910 and 1920 census information already but everything else is new.

Genealogy is new to me so I appreciate the resources to look into as well. If I have more questions, can I ask you for more help?

Thanks again, your speed and knowledge is impressive.

Matt

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby Biff83 » 31 Dec 2007, 22:16

vj wrote:Any guesses on her first name :wink: ?
Valarie


Still trying to figure out the first letter! :?

Baci ed abbracci to you and your family.

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby vj » 31 Dec 2007, 22:21

Happy New Year Matt!

We're always happy to help :D .
Valarie

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby pink67 » 01 Jan 2008, 09:43

Biff83 wrote:
vj wrote:Any guesses on her first name :wink: ?
Valarie


Still trying to figure out the first letter! :?

Baci ed abbracci to you and your family.

Biff



It seems : Sambugaro Dani (I don't know Dani as a first name, maybe it could be the short of Daniela?)

Happy New Year to you all!!!!!

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby forbes80 » 15 Mar 2008, 02:31

My grandmother was Rose Pesselato, also through sunnyvale. Other names in my family's italian heritage include: Zulpo, DiMercurio, Chemello. Do those ring a bell for you?

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Re: Montagna/Montana surname

Postby mmontana » 15 Mar 2008, 23:51

I'll check through the records that I have. I know there are Pessalatos and Zulpos in the family. Talk to you soon.


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