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Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby paulag » 15 May 2008, 01:18

My great, great uncle, Filippo Pandiscia, is listed on a WWI memorial in Lacedonia. I luckily found a photograph of the memorial on the website www.italiansofmontclair.com under 'Documents.' He was born in 1880, and he lived in Lacedonia. He came to the US in 1902. I believe that he went back to Italy to fight with the Italian army during the war.

I am interested in getting a copy of his death certificate and would like to know if he ever married. I would appreciate any help that you can offer. Thank you very much.
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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby cynthiapondlewis » 04 Sep 2010, 14:39

My grandfather was Guiseppe Pandiscia of Lacedonia who is also on the memorial and lived in Montclair. I think Filippo and he were brothers. It appears that many records in lacedonia were destroyed by a volcano. The best information I could find was on Ellis Island and the spelling of the names are very distorted and because most were unable to speak English, the recording of the names are difficult to locate. Our family name was changed to Pondish in Montclair in 1907 - so look for name change to locate your info. good luck
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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby PeterTimber » 04 Sep 2010, 14:54

Filippo Pandiscia entered the USA in 1907 at NYC at age 40 and married coming from Lacedonia. Perhaps if you check the manifest you can ascertainif this is your Filippo since there does not appear to be any other Filippo entering at NYC. =Peter=
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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby pink67 » 05 Sep 2010, 09:30

paulag wrote:My great, great uncle, Filippo Pandiscia, is listed on a WWI memorial in Lacedonia. I luckily found a photograph of the memorial on the website www.italiansofmontclair.com under 'Documents.' He was born in 1880, and he lived in Lacedonia.


Do you know if Filippo's father's name was Giuseppe? I found this record on this site:

http://www.cadutigrandeguerra.it/

PANDISCIA FILIPPO di GIUSEPPE (Filippo son of Giuseppe)
Soldato 16° reggimento fanteria, nato il 31 agosto 1879 a Lacedonia, distretto militare di Avellino, morto il 30 dicembre 1918 a Zara per malattia

Cynthia, is this record pertaining your grandfather?

PANDISCIA GIUSEPPE di TOMMASO (Giuseppe son of Tommaso)
Soldato 143° Reggimento fanteria, nato il 23 marzo 1898 a Lacedonia, distretto militare di Avellino, morto il 21 agosto 1917 sul Carso per ferite riportate in combattimento.

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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby cynthiapondlewis » 05 Sep 2010, 22:39

I do not know. Guiseppe was married to Antoinetta Merchant(e).She came over several years later. I do know that Guiseppe came over with a son and several years later once Antoinetta was in the USA with some other children born in Italy (James and one another one I just had a brain freeze on), the one son that came over with Guiseppe was ill and I heard was sent back to Italy to live with the nuns,

My father had several sisters, Teresa, Maria and Rose(bud) or Rosa. I know my grandfather Guiseppe "Pondiscio (named was changed) and he is buried in a cemetary in Bloomfield on the Nutley, NJ border. Antoinette(a) and a younger daughter are buried at Mt.Hebron Cemetary in Upper Montclair, NJ in the Non Catholic section.

It could very well be that Filippio was my uncle. I never knew I was half Italian until I was 50 yrs old. It was a secret that was kept by our entire family. Not one of my aunts or uncles married an Italian and no one was Catholic, I never heard any of them speak Italian. When I was little, I asked my Dad what language my grandma spoke and he lied and told me French. She died when I was 5. I do have a file on what I have found and can give you information i have
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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 06:21

cynthiapondlewis wrote:My grandfather was Guiseppe Pandiscia of Lacedonia who is also on the memorial and lived in Montclair.


Cynthia, the persons listed on the memorial plaque lost their lifes in the first world war:

http://www.italiansofmontclair.com/phot ... 201921.jpg

I thought that your grandfather came back to Italy to fight in the war and died....
So, the Giuseppe Pandiscia listed in the memorial is not your grandfather...
I apologize.

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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 07:05

Guiseppe was married to Antoinetta Merchant(e).She came over several years later. I do know that Guiseppe came over with a son and several years later once Antoinetta was in the USA with some other children born in Italy (James and one another one I just had a brain freeze on),


This is the 1905 arrival manifest for Giuseppe Pandiscia' wife:

November 9, 1905
Mercadante Antonetta, age 36 (approx. birth year 1869), married, coming from Lacedonia, going to Montclair NJ to join her husband Giuseppe Pandiscia living on 85 Bay street. She was travelling with her son Vincenzo age 7 (approx. birth year 1898)

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0005

from Ancestry.com this is the 1910 census :

1910 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Pandisio
Name: Joseph Pandisio
Age in 1910: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Antonia Pandisio
Home in 1910: Montclair Ward 4, Essex, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1894
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Pandisio 48 hed, born in IT, married since 21 years, immigr. year 1894
Antonia Pandisio 40 wife, born in IT, married since 21 years, mother of 8 children among whom 6 living, immigr. year 1906
Michael Pandisio 20 son, born in IT, immigr. year 1904
Tony Pandisio 18 son, born in IT, immigr. year 1905
James Pandisio 11 son. born in IT, immigr. year 1906
Mary Pandisio 3 daughter, born in NJ
Tessie Pandisio 2 daughter, born in NJ
Rose Pandisio 7/12 daughter, born in NJ
Lenord Corbo 25 boarder
Frank Botaszi 29 boarder
Brezis Mauro 29 boarder
Gaetano Mauro 40 boarder

address: 60 Glenridge avenue

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May 8, 1905
Antonio Pandiscia, age 13, single, form Lacedonia to Montclair NJ to join his father Giuseppe Pandiscia living on 85 (88?) Bay Street:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007

Possible arrival manifest for son Michele?

June 17, 1903
Michele Pandiscio, age 13 (approx. birth year 1890) coming from Lacedonia going to Trenton NJ to join his father Giuseppe Pandiscio

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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0010

Again, from Ancestry.com this is the 1920 census for your grandfather's family:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Poudish
Name: Joseph Poudish
[Joseph Pondish]
Home in 1920: Montclair Ward 5, Essex, New Jersey
Age: 54
[59]
[57]
Estimated birth year: abt 1866
[abt 1861]
[abt 1863]
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Antoniette Poudish
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1898
[1899]
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Poudish 54[59] [57] head, born in IT
Antoniette Poudish 50 wife, born in IT
Mary Poudish 13 daughter, born in NJ
Thressa Poudish 12 daughter, born in NJ
Rosy Poudish 10 daughter, born in NJ
Joseph Poudish 7 son, born in NJ
Annie Poudish 4 daughter, born in NJ

address: 109 No. Fullerton Avenue - Montclair

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From the military enlistments for the WW1 you can see the birth dates for some of Giuseppe's sons:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Vincenzo Pandisci
Name: Vincenzo Pandisci (James)
County: Essex
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 13 May 1891
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1712102
DraftBoard: 3
Address: 85 Bay street - Montclair

please note that he stated he was born in Rocchetta Sant'Antonio (now Foggia Province - Apulia Region but until 1940 belongin to the province of Avellino - Campania region)

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Anthony Pandish
Name: Anthony Pandish
County: Essex
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1893
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1712102
DraftBoard: 3
marital status: single
Supporting Father-Mother and children

he stated he was born in Lacedonia - Avellino Province - Campania region

address: 109 No. Fullerton avenue - Montclair

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Re: Filippo Pandiscia in Lacedonia

Postby cynthiapondlewis » 08 Sep 2010, 00:29

Thank you so much, this is wonderful information! I truly appreciate your help and that is my Dad's (Joseph) family info. I am amazed at all you found. Thank you again!
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