Surname- Lobono

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Surname- Lobono

Postby superDom » 04 Mar 2008, 06:04

Perhaps someone is familiar with the name or common varations. I know this is how my family uses it today. I hav a hard time finding records because I am unsure of my grandparents spelling...possibly Lo Buono? All I know is that my grandfather's name was Giovanni Lobono(??) He worked for the railroad company and lived and died n Chicago,IL. How would I try to find out what part of Italy he came from and when? I know it must be before 1932 because that i when my father was born here in the U.S. I will appreciate any help. thank you,
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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby Biff83 » 04 Mar 2008, 14:39

Hi Dom and Welcome!

Do you have a birthdate for your grandfather? Wife's name? Children's names? Siblings? Any information you can provide will help us locate records.

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 14:49

If you can find your family’s US records
(census, military, etc), they may contain clues
that will help you locate a ship manifest.
The ship manifest can lead to perhaps the original
spelling of your name and town in Italy.
We’ll be happy to help you look.
Valarie (Hey Biff)

Does this 1930 census look like it may belong to
your family?

possible 1930 census
Home in 1930:
1818 School Street, rents $35
Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Head John Lobeno (Lobono) 42 (abt 1888) IT
- married age 23 (abt 1911) IT
- immig 1910, Pa (filed 1st papers for naturalization)
- laborer, railroad
Wife Lena 35 (abt 1895) IL
- immig 1910, Pa
Son Thomas 17 (abt 1913) IL
Daughter Ida 15 (abt 1915) IL
Daughter Laura 11 (abt 1919) IL
Son Joseph 3/12 (abt 1929) IL

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 15:02

possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
1226 Otis Street, rents
Chicago Ward 22, Cook (Chicago), Illinois

Head John Lopono (Lobono) 31 (abt 1889) Sicily
- immig 1906, Pa
- laborer, building
Wife Lena 25 (abt 1895) Sicily
- immig 1911, Al
Son Thomas 7 (abt 1913) IL
Daughter Ida 4 3/12 (abt 1915) IL
Daughter Laura 1 6/12 (abt 1918) IL

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 15:11

SSDI
Name: Giovanno Lobono
SSN: 713-16-0153
Last Residence: Illinois
Born: 21 Apr 1888
Died: Mar 1963
State (Year) SSN issued:
Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951 )

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 15:54

possible 1906 manifest
Giovanni Lo Buono 17 (abt 1889)
- single
- last residence Altavilla
(possibly Altavilla Milicia, Palermo, Sicily)
- destination Chicago
- joining father Gaetano at 181 Gault?

possibly related 1901 manifest
Gaetano Lo Bano (Lo Bono) 50 (abt 1851)
- married
- last residence Altavilla
- destination Chicago

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby Biff83 » 04 Mar 2008, 16:39

Great work, Valarie :D !

In checking Pagine Bianche and L'Italia in detagglio, both Lo Bono and Lo Buono yielded matches in Altavilla Milicia.
http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html
http://sicilia.indettaglio.it/ita/comun ... licia.html

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 16:50

Hey Biff :D !
No luck on WWI or WWII Cards, that's pretty odd
No Gaetano, Guy or Thomas in 1910 in Chicago either
Those records should be there :?
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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby superDom » 04 Mar 2008, 20:50

Thank you. You two have been very helpful. I am quite sure that this is the correct John Lobono as the names of his children match those of my aunts and uncles.

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Re: Surname- Lobono

Postby sandyb » 26 Mar 2011, 22:14

Sicily was full of Lobono's (palermo) and in U.S. (new Orleans). My Sicilian LoBona's became Bona over time in U.S.
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