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Postby sellitto » 14 Feb 2008, 18:58

I am looking for information on my family in Italy. The family name is Villano. I believe that they came from southern Italy. I only have my grandmother's name Pasquelina. If anyone has any information on my family please let me know.

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Re: Family name

Postby Biff83 » 14 Feb 2008, 19:17

Sellitto,

Was Villano her maiden name? Who was her husband? Where did they settle in the US? Names of their children? Approximate birth dates?

The more information you provide, the better we'll be able to help you locate records.

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Postby sellitto » 14 Feb 2008, 20:56

Thank you for getting back to me. My Grandmother's name is Pasquelina Villano. She married Giovanni Sellitto and they lived in Susquehanna Pennsylvania. They had many children Susan, John, Guido, Anthony, Anna, Ralph, and Vincent, that I know of. I hope that you will be able to get me more information on my family.

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Re: Family name

Postby Biff83 » 14 Feb 2008, 21:04

WWII Draft Registration Card for John Sellitto
Name: John Sellitto
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1882
Residence: 231 Prospect St, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Birth: Italy
Employed by Erie Railroad
Person who will know address: Mrs. Lena Sellitto

Some information and pix about Susquehanna PA and the Erie
http://erierr.railfan.net/susq.html
http://www.trainweb.org/rshs/GRS%20-%20 ... ,%20PA.htm
http://www.susquehannadepot.org/

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Re: Family name

Postby misbris » 14 Feb 2008, 21:25

There is only one pasqualina Villano listed on Ellis Island that fits a time frame. For some reason, (again, Biff :roll: ) I can't pull up the manifest.

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/passR ... 2883131005



Incorrrect manifest :oops:

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Re: Family name

Postby Biff83 » 14 Feb 2008, 21:29

Two manifests for what appears to be the same Giovanni Sellitto

1905 manifest line 12
Last residence Castel San Giorgio
Destination New York, NY to join cousin Francesco Picorelli, 2426 Arthur Ave (Bronx)

1909 manifest page 1 line 26
page 2
Last residence--Roccapiemonte
Place of birth--Castel San Giorgio
Destination Scranton PA to join brother Raffaele
Previously in Scranton 1906-1908

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Postby Biff83 » 14 Feb 2008, 21:45

1930 census for John Sellitto and family page 1
Page 2
Home in 1930: Susquehanna Depot, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
John Selitto 45 immigration year 1902 naturalized
Lena Selitto 40 immigration year 1913 naturalized
Susan Selitto 15
John Selitto 14
Guida Selitto 12
Anthony Selitto 8
Annie Selitto 7
Ralph Selitto 6
Vincent Selitto 2 1/12
All children born Pennsylvania

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Re: Family name

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2008, 22:17

MJ, your manifest:
1896

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Re: Family name

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2008, 22:32

possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
42 River Street, owns
Oakland, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Head John Sletto 36 (abt 1884)
- immig 1906, Al
- machinist, railroad shop
Wife Marie Sletto 24 (abt 1896)
- immig 1909
Daughter Sussine Sletto 4 1/12 (abt 1915)
Son John Sletto 2 6/12 (abt 1917)
Son Tony Sletto 1 4/12 (abt 1918)
Son Antonia Sletto 2/12 (abt 1919)

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Re: Family name

Postby vj » 14 Feb 2008, 22:41

possible 1918 WWI Card
John Silletto 36
328 East Main Street, Susquehanna
10 Sep 1882
Mach helper, Erie RR Co
Wife Pasqualina

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Re: Family name

Postby Biff83 » 14 Feb 2008, 23:51

Brother Raffaele in 1910 census working on a railroad section gang?
Line 75
Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County PA
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3452 ... 910dx1.jpg

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Re: Family name

Postby Biff83 » 15 Feb 2008, 00:06

Possible 1913 Philadelphia manifest for Pasqualina Villano
Page 1
Page 2
Yob about 1890
Last residence and place of birth-Roccapiemonte
Destination Philadelphia PA to join brother Raffaele Villano
Nearest relative in Italy--father Giovanni

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Re: Family name

Postby misbris » 15 Feb 2008, 00:23

Great find Biff, :lol: and look how clearly stamped that naturalization notation is!!!

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Re: Family name

Postby juanminbar » 15 Feb 2008, 00:46

YOU MAY HAVE A GOOD CONTACT IN THE ONLY CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE VILLAGE. THE CHURCH ALSO HAS DATA ON THE CEMETERY.
I DID VISIT THE CHURCH AND I WAS DIRECTED TO THE BURIAL PLOTS WHERE TWO OF MY GRANDMOTHERS SISTERS ARE BURIED.
IT'S FUNNY HOW ONES MIND WORKS, IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER(OR IT'S PLAYING TRICKS ON ME) I ALMOST RECALL SEEING SEVERAL TOMBSTONES WITH THE NAME VILLANO.
GIVE THE CHURCH A CALL AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY SUCCESS.

Saint Johns Rectory
101 Jackson Ave
Susquehanna, PA 18847 Map

(570) 853-4634

GOOD LUCK, JOHN

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Re: Family name

Postby sellitto » 15 Feb 2008, 19:13

Thak you all so very much I think some of this information will be very helpful
John


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