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Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby Calvano » 26 Feb 2008, 04:01

I am trying to locate relatives in Italy. My great grandfather's name was Sebastino Calvano and he married Agatha Norelli. His son, my grandfather, Antonio Calvano was born April 2, 1888. I believe he was born in the town of Dugenta near Frasso Telesino. He came to the US somewhere between 1913 and 1917. He had some brothers and a sister. I believe his sister's name was Michelena. I don't know his brother's name. My father Sebastian Calvano was born in the US. Thanks, Mike - ciao

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby pink67 » 26 Feb 2008, 07:47

Hi and welcome to this forum! :D

I found a first arrival manifest with his name crossed out in July 1913, so he didn't travel that time:

Page 1:
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Then I searched on Philadelphia passengers list and found his arrival in September 1913 (he declared he was in USA from 1909 to 1912, Joining his cousin Pasquale Nocelli in Philadelphia:
Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945
about Antonio Calvano
Name: Antonio Calvano
Arrival Date: 4 Sep 1913
Age: 26 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Ancona
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Pasquale Nocella
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Fiosso,
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_119

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Is this your grandfather?

Laura :)

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby pink67 » 26 Feb 2008, 11:54

You told that your grandfather was born on April 2, 1888 so probably these are his enlistments for the two World Wars:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Antonio Calvano
Name: Antonio Calvano
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1888
Race: White
Roll: 1907642
DraftBoard: 22
Place of Birth: Cerreto Sannita (Benevento Province - Campania Region)

[img=http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6600/calvanoantoniowwism9.th.jpg]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerreto_Sannita

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Antonio Calvano
Name: Antonio Calvano
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1888
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth: Italy
Roll: WW2_2243877

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Social Security Death Index
about Antonio Calvano
Name: Antonio Calvano
SSN: 139-05-8977
Last Residence: 19146 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 2 Apr 1888
Died: Jun 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951 )

Laura :D

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby vj » 26 Feb 2008, 16:01

From footnote.com

1924 Petition for Naturalization
Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1924
Date: 11 Feb 1924
Immigrant Full Name: Antonio Calvano
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: A. Indelicato
Witness 2 Full Name: O. Scioscia
Year Immigrated: 1913

1921 Declaration of Intention
Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1921
Date: 06 Aug 1921
Immigrant Full Name: Antonio Calvano
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: [Blank]
Witness 2 Full Name: [Blank]
Year Immigrated: 1913

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby pink67 » 26 Feb 2008, 18:51

Great find Valarie!!!!!!

1930 United States Federal Census
about Tony Calvano
Name: Tony Calvano
Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Fanny from the Naturalization papers Stefanina, from the WWII Draft card Stephan
Race: White
Occupation:
Education:
Military service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Calvano 40
Fanny Calvano 31 wife
Agnes Calvano 11 daughter
Anna Calvano 9 daughter
Benny Calvano 6 son
Antonette Calvano 5 daughter
Mary Calvano 3 4/12 daughter

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby Calvano » 27 Feb 2008, 01:38

Thanks to all for the research. This is my grandfather. My father listed as Benny on the census, is Sebastian sometimes called Buster (from the shortened Sebastino - basti)

What I would really like to do is find more about my grandfather's brothers and sisters in Italy. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to find relatives in Italy? Thanks, Mike

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby misbris » 27 Feb 2008, 02:07

Here are the Calvanos who still live in Dugenta.


http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... a&ind=&nc=

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby Calvano » 01 Mar 2008, 18:53

Thanks for the phone #'s. Does anyone know of a way to email people in Italy? I don't speak Italian and I think it would be difficult to speak to people by phone. Thanks, Mike

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby Calvano » 06 Mar 2008, 00:49

Any suggestions on next steps for contacting people in Italy? I would prefer to do it in writing as I can not speak Italian. Thanks, Mike

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby BillieDeKid » 06 Mar 2008, 00:54

Hi Mike

Compose a letter introducing yourself (in English) and then post it to the translation forum on this site and ask someone if they would please translate to italian for you. Then just print it off, make copies, sign your name and send to the addresses you have.

Hope this helps
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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby Calvano » 07 Mar 2008, 00:52

Elizabeth:

Thank you so much for the suggestion. I didn't know that was an option.

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Re: Help on Calvano Ancestry in Italy

Postby ericderrico » 05 Sep 2010, 18:21

I know this post is over 2 years old, but I too am looking for a Calvano. I'm going to post this separately, but just in case Calvano and I are related I thought I'd state my predicament.

My great Grandfather David(e) Calvano immigrated about 1903 or 1904. I believe I've recovered his immigration record showing he came from Fraso Tel. I believe I've found him in the 1920 and 1930 US censuses. My main problem is finding who his parents are. Going by the census, he probably was born 1885 or 1886. His wife was Caroline Marano and they married about 1909, probably in New Jersey.


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