italian Millitary Records for LORENZO ROMANO

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italian Millitary Records for LORENZO ROMANO

Postby Romano1970 » 02 Jun 2008, 19:41

Hello. me again........LOL

I have a new search I am stuck on.

I was informed on by one of my relatives that my grandfather Lorenzo Romano was in the Italian Millitary between the years of 1915 and 1918.

He fought in Tripoli and was released from the Millitary. Once he returned home he was notified that the Italian Millitary was going to RE Draft him. Well I dont think he liked that Idea and so he decided to come to America :lol: .

As stated above his name was Lorenzo ROMANO ( my aunt said he always used his last as his first when he was in Italy) so it would have been ROMANO Lorenzo.
He was born in PIAZZA ARMERINA in 1889 at that time it was in the province of Caltanissetta, now Enna.

BIFF had found a manifest coming into boston in 1913 the SS Palermo, but my aunt said he did not come to america until roughly 1918 through 1919 and she said she is almost positive he came through NY.

If it matters , his fathers name was Fillipo Romano.

Thanks in advance for the help!!! :D
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Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: italian Millitary Records for LORENZO ROMANO

Postby Biff83 » 02 Jun 2008, 23:10

Hi Michael,

Using the name reversal you mentioned, I located these two new records.

WWI Draft Reg Card
Date: 5 June 1917
Name: Romano Lorenzo
Address: 275 Oak St
City: Passaic
County: Passaic
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Castelmaria Italy
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1889 (same date as WWII Draft card in other thread)
Previous Military Service, Italian Infantry Private 2.5 years

1920 census
Name: Romano Lorenzo
Home in 1920: 275 Oak St, Passaic Ward 2, Passaic, New Jersey
Age: 29 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Year of Immigration: 1913
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Mareno 36
Laura Mareno 34
Sanda Mareno 10
Sadie Mareno 8
Rosalie Mareno 6
Lulie Mareno 3 11/12
Romano Lorenzo 29

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Re: italian Millitary Records for LORENZO ROMANO

Postby Romano1970 » 03 Jun 2008, 14:37

Hi BIFF, thank you.

Who in Italy should I inquire to on getting the millitary records on my Grandfather??
Michael Romano

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Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: italian Millitary Records for LORENZO ROMANO

Postby Biff83 » 03 Jun 2008, 15:12

Michael,

I haven't had a lot of experience with military records but I believe the doucments you should request are Lorenzo's lista di leva (draft card) and his Foglio Matricolare (service record) which will detail his military service. I'm not sure whether you should write to the Archivio di Stato in Caltanissetta or Enna but believe it should be to Caltanissetta since that was the province where his hometown was located at the time. I think this is the correct address:

Archivio di Stato
Provincia di Caltanissetta
Via Liberta 2
93100 Caltanissetta (CL)
ITALY

I am not sure how you should word your request but would include his name, birthdate and birthtown. I'm sure if you start a thread in the translation section a number of folks will help.

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Re: italian Millitary Records for LORENZO ROMANO

Postby Romano1970 » 03 Jun 2008, 23:18

Thank you BIFF, your a great asset to this site. I would still be in the dark if it wasn't for you and all the others.
Michael Romano

Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.


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