Contella, Joseph

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Contella, Joseph

Postby gmal43 » 25 Apr 2008, 23:57

I am looking for ANY information on my g-grandfather, Giuseppe Cannatella (Joe Contella) (born 1870). He was originally from Sicily, but I don't know if he was from Palermo or from Salaparuta, where my g-grandmother (Catarina Ugo Accardo) was from. I was told he came over here in 1892 but cannot locate any records. I was told he was an orphan but that his mother's name was Maria. Also heard he was naturalized in 1937 but cannot find records of that. He arrived in New Orleans, lived in Patterson for a while and then moved to Beaumont, Texas where he died in 1947. His death certificate shows parents "unknown".

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Re: Contella, Joseph

Postby wldspirit » 26 Apr 2008, 07:43

Information from the 1920 census looks like immigration for Joe to be
1886, for wife 1893, and both were naturalized in 1917.

First four children born in Louisianna:

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Joe Contella
Home in 1920: Beaumont Ward 3, Jefferson, Texas
Age: 48 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Kate
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1886
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 669
Household Members: Name Age
Joe Contella 48
Kate Contella 46
Joe Contella 22
Charlie Contella 19
Carlo Contella 16
Frank Contella 15
Josephine Contella 11


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