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Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Brusatto » 06 May 2008, 01:29

I would appreciate help finding information about my great-grandfather, Antonio Petolino. His parents were Francesco and Anna Maria Nigro. He was born in San Fele, Potenza, 3 Jun 1848, and married Margherita Pietropinto, born 4 Jan 1852 in San Fele. Her parents were Domenicantonio and Lucia Lunghino. Their marriage date is unknown.
Margherita ( as M) entered the U.S. in NY on 18 May 1885 on the Columbia with their 3 Petolina children: Filomena born 1876, Francesco born 14 Apr 1879 and my grandmother Giulia born 17 July 1881. The children were raised in Newark, New Jersey.
We cannot find an entry into the U.S. for Antonio. He was naturalized 26 Sept 1888 in Essex County New Jersey. Due to the birth of his child in 1881 and his naturalization date, I estimate he arrived between late 1880 and 1883 probably at Castle Garden. They had 1 or 2 more children in the U.S. Maria born 1889 (she married Anthony Radice in 1906) and Rose in 1890. I had not heard of Rose before. I have this and most information from a recently found cousin, the great-granddaughter of their son Francesco. She has visited San Fele and found a little information about them.
We cannot find Antonio or Margherita (or the children) in the Census or any other records. An unconfirmed family rumor says that he found his way to the Boston area; worked on the railroad, and lost a leg in a railroad accident. Vito Pietropinto was a witness at my Grandmother's wedding in 1896 in Newark and he may be a relative.
Thanks for any help you may be able to give. Joann

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Amand!! » 20 Jan 2011, 02:56

WHOA WHOA WHOA - must talk to you!!!!! I am related to Radice and Pietropinto, and I have Margarita Pietropinto, daughter of Domenico Antonia and Lucrezia, but I don't know most of the rest you are talking about - hope you are still researching and still on line!

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Amand!! » 20 Jan 2011, 03:10

ok, I have taken a few breaths and read slower this time. I think what I might have is a neice or a cousin to your Margherita. My Margherita was the daughter of Domenico Antonio and Lucrezia Pietropinto. I don't have Lucrezia's maiden name. My Margherita was born Jan 15, 1880 in San Fele.
As for the Radice, I have an Anthony Radice, but he did not marry a Maria.
But I do believe we have a connection further back in Italy.
~Amanda

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Brusatto » 23 Jan 2011, 03:18

Amand!! I am continuing my research on my Petolino, Pietropinto, and Nigro ancestors from San Fele. I have neglected it the past 2 years because of my husband's death and other committments, but I hope to gradually get back to it. I have found some minimal information about my Petolino relatives in New Jersey. When I left my San Fele research I was reviewing LDS Family History Library microfiche beginning in 1812. I got to abt 1818. I was finding that there are multiple persons in San Fele named Petolino, Pietropinto, etc. I am sure that Inter-relationships exist and it is quite possible we may have a connection, but I cannot confirm anything at this point.. When I get back to the microfiche I plan to start in 1848 with my Grandfather's birth and hopefully find out more going back from there. I shall be happy to exchange e-mail addresses with you in a private message in the event either of us discover something useful for the other.

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby pink67 » 23 Jan 2011, 09:09

Joanne, in the doubt that you don't have it, I'm posting this possible death record for Antonio Petolino:

New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988

Name: Antonia Petolino
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 08 Feb 1894
Death Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Age: 43
Birth Date: 1851
Birthplace: It
Occupation: Laborer
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: It
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: It
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06615-5
System Origin: New Jersey-EASy
Source Film Number: 589798
Reference Number: v 42 p 393


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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby pink67 » 23 Jan 2011, 09:39

They had 1 or 2 more children in the U.S. Maria born 1889 (she married Anthony Radice in 1906) and Rose in 1890.


Possible 1900 census for Francesco Petolino living with his sister Anna Maria (Maria?)

1900 United States Federal Census
about Francisco Portolino
Name: Francisco Portolino
Home in 1900: Newark Ward 5, Essex, New Jersey
[Newark, Essex, New Jersey]
Age: 21
Birth Date: Feb 1879
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1886
Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Antonio Gerlato 29
Vercenca Gerlato 23
Margareta Gerlato 8
Maria Gerlato 6
Josie Gerlato 3
Donarte Gerlato 2
Vito Gerlato 1
Francisco Portolino 21, single, boarder, born in Italy, immigr. year 1886, Alien
Anna Maria Portolino 11 boarder, born in NJ

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby pink67 » 23 Jan 2011, 09:49

Margherita ( as M) entered the U.S. in NY on 18 May 1885 on the Columbia with their 3 Petolina children: Filomena born 1876, Francesco born 14 Apr 1879 and my grandmother Giulia born 17 July 1881.


Possibly Filomena married a Mongella before 1900:

New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980

Name: Mongella
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 09 Nov 1899
Birthplace: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Micaiel Mongella
Father's Birthplace: Ita.
Father's Age: 33y
Mother's Name: Filumana Petulina
Mother's Birthplace: Ita.
Mother's Age: 24y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00448-7
System Origin: New Jersey-EASy
Source Film Number: 494243
Reference Number: v 61 p 448

New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980

Name: Mellen
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 09 Dec 1897
Birthplace: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Micaeli Mellen
Father's Birthplace: Ita
Father's Age: 31y
Mother's Name: Filumene Puttoline
Mother's Birthplace: Ita
Mother's Age: 22y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00798-5
System Origin: New Jersey-EASy
Source Film Number: 494237
Reference Number: v 55 p 432


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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby pink67 » 23 Jan 2011, 10:00

Possible 1900 census for Filomena Petolino?

1900 United States Federal Census
about Michael Limongello
Name: Michael Limongello[Michael Limongelli]
Home in 1900: Newark Ward 15, Essex, New Jersey
[Newark, Essex, New Jersey]
Age: 32
Birth Date: Jun 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Philomeni Limongello
Marriage Year: 1890
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 10
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Michael Limongello 32 head
Philomeni Limongello 23 wife
Rita Limongello 7 daughter
Thomas Limongello 2 daughter?

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Amand!! » 24 Jan 2011, 01:42

Pink has been busy!

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Brusatto » 24 Jan 2011, 01:51

Laura, thank you very much for all of the information. It is valuable to me.

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby MaryFaith109 » 29 Mar 2011, 06:29

Pink - I am new to this forum - are you related to the Petolinos or just helping out?

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby pink67 » 29 Mar 2011, 12:24

Just helping....

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Re: Finding out about Antonio Petolino

Postby Brusatto » 31 Mar 2011, 03:58

Mary Faith this is your cousin Joann. This is absolutely the best and most helpful website for Italian genealogy that I have found. Terrific people researching!


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