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DelGrosso Family

Postby JoanShaffer » 22 Jun 2009, 11:55

Dr. Fabio,

I am trying to find information on my grandfather, Antonio DelGrosso. He was born 09/05/1878 in Colle Sannita. His father was Innocenza DelGrosso and his mother was Filomina Basile. We know very little about his life before he came to the United States. Any information about his family would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby wldspirit » 25 Jun 2009, 09:43

Have you sent to the town of origin for records? Checked the Lds for microfilmed records of birth, marriage and death?
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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby senior » 25 Jun 2009, 19:49

Hi Joan; there are 9 people arriving in New York from Colle Sanita. One of them is Antonio DelGrosso, born @ 1880, married,leaving from Naples. He states that he is headed to his brother-in-law Giorgio Basilone in Hoversville?, PA. Does any of this match up to family history? Do you know his wife's name? If this works I'll keep looking.
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Postby JoanShaffer » 25 Jun 2009, 23:25

Senior,

I am taking information from his application for Social Security and he stated his birth as September 5, 1978. I know he left Italy as a young man. From my understanding he was unmarried until he married my grandmother here in Pennsylvania. Her name was Sarah Nichol. Although, my grandfather was 15 years older than my grandmother so there always could be a possibility he was married before. The name Giorgio Basilone is not familiar but Hooversville is approximately 25 miles from my home. So that could have been my grandfather. What year did he arrive in New York?

Thank you so much for all your help...............Joan

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Postby senior » 26 Jun 2009, 03:16

Joan; I did a search on ancestry.com and found 25 hits for Antonio DelGrosso. Only one was near his birthdate of 1878. I know in researching my family, whenever anyone came to this country from Italy, they would often round off the dates. My mother did not have a very high opinion of Ellis Island. From what my relatives have told me, there were never enough translaters to go around. Throw in the fact that so many immigrants were common people who did not read or write Italian, let alone English and you can see how some things got "rounded out". The Antonio I found arrived on 11 June 1905. The ship he came over on was the Weimar, departing from Naples. His estimated birth year was abt 1880. Once again,let me know if I can help with any info.
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Postby wldspirit » 27 Jun 2009, 15:52

VJ and Pink.......hoping you both can pitch in here and help this member locate information, it's moving time for me!! On our way to get the U-haul now!!

Joan...your in good hands.......these members are sure to help you in your quest...just provide as much of the info you know as I wrote in the private message.

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby pink67 » 27 Jun 2009, 17:05

:D Hi Lee, let's what what we can do to help Joan....

From Ancestry.com here is the military enlistment for Antonio Delgrosso

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Tony Delgross
Name: Tony Delgross
County: Westmoreland
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 5 Sep 1878
Race: White
Roll: 1927071
DraftBoard: 6

he was living in Champion - Fayette County PA.
The document is dated September 1918.
I believe he was single as he stated the name of Philomena Delgrosso in Italy as nearest relative....
He was working as section boos in the Railroad

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7662 ... ssowwi.jpg

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby vj » 27 Jun 2009, 17:20

Hello!

You're right, if this is the correct census, it does appear that Antonio was married before he married Sarah Nichol...
Information is similar to Laura's :D WWI Card find.
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possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
Donegal, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania

head Tony Delgrove 41, abt 1879 IT
- owns house (Farm) without a mortgage
- single
- immig 1901
- foreman, railroad
servant Sadie McKole (Nichole?) 26, abt 1894 PA
- single
- housekeeper, private family
son Lewin Chruhill 7, abt 1913 PA
- parents born in PA
son James Delgroe 1, abt 1919 PA
- father born in Italy, mother born in PA

note: another possible Nichol family at bottom of census page

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby pink67 » 27 Jun 2009, 17:28

Hi Valarie! :D

here is the description of vj's find:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Tony Delgrove
Name: Tony Delgrove
[Tony Belgrave]
Home in 1920: Donegal, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Age: 41 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1901
Image: 442
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Delgrove 41 head, single :?: , born in IT, year of immigr. 1901
Sadie McKole 26 servant :?: , single, born in PA
Lewin Chruhill 7 son, born in PA (not Tony's son) born to U.S. parents so possible was son of her first husband?
James Delgroe 1 son, born in PA, mother born in PA, father born in IT. (Tony's son?)

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby vj » 27 Jun 2009, 17:35

Hi Laura thanks deciphering the census :D !
I agree, Lewin may be Sara's son.
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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby pink67 » 27 Jun 2009, 17:37

Here is the 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Tony Dellgno
Name: Tony Dellgno
Home in 1930: Donegal, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
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Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Sarah
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tony Dellgno 45 head, born in IT, farmer.
Sarah Dellgno 36 wife
Erwin Dellgno 17 son
James Dellgno 11 son
Grace Dellgno 9 daughter
Rebecca Dellgno 7 daughter
Helen Dellgno 5 daughter

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From Ellisisland.org Possible 1901 arrival :

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0020

he was single, travelling from Colle (Sannita) to New York

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby vj » 27 Jun 2009, 17:44

Here's the possible marriage record:
(1920 census was dated 2 Jan 1920)

Book 43
Record #: 48347
License #: 48347
Date Issued: 5/4/1920

MARRIAGE DATE: 5/5/1920
MALE INFORMATION
DELGROVE TONY
FEMALE INFORMATION
NICKELS SADIE

from:
Westmoreland County
E Services Site
http://westmorelandweb400.us:8088/EGSPublicAccess.htm
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Laura :D ,
Neat 1930 census, and still next door to a Nichols family
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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby vj » 27 Jun 2009, 18:07

same county as 1918 WWI Card

possible 1910 census

Home in 1910:
Stewarton Rd
Springfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania

head Mike Delegross 23, abt 1887 IT
- married 4 yrs, abt 1906
- immig 1909
- laborer, railroad
brother Tony Delegross 31, abt 1879 IT
- single
- immig 1901
- laborer, railroad
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brother Michele, destination Connellsville (?)
joining brother Antonio

1909 manifest
page 2

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby vj » 29 Jun 2009, 12:15

Joan,
You could write to the comune where Antonio was born for more complete information on his birth.
Valarie

His birth extract will include:
- date, time & location
- father's name & mother's maiden name
- (often) parent's occupations
if there are marginal notes they may include
marriage, emigration or death information

More information on birth extracts from Tafford Cole:
http://books.google.com/books?id=i_qgMM ... utput=html

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Colle Sannita
Corso Umberto
82024 Colle Sannita BN
ITALY
http://www.nonsolocap.it/campania/66-colle-sannita/
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You could also review his parents' records on microfilm.

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Colle Sannita on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

film notes for Colle Sannita
Topic
Italy, Benevento, Colle Sannita - Civil registration
Titles
Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1860 Colle Sannita (Benevento).
Ufficio dello stato civile

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Italian Record Research from the FamilySearch guides:
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Also from Family Search (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide

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Re: DelGrosso Family

Postby FabioP. » 05 Jul 2009, 13:56

Dear Joan Shaffer,

excuse me for delay of my answer, but I was very engaged and I had not the time to read your message.

Your grandfather was born in Colle Sannita on September 5, 1878, at 7 p.m.
His name was Onofrio Antonio Del Grosso.

His father, Innocenzo Del Grosso, was born in Colle Sannita on April 11, 1842. His parents were Damiano Del Grosso and Arcangela Tedesco

Filomena Basile (Onofrio Antonio's mother) was born in Colle on July 9, 1848. Her parents were Antonio Basile and Teresa Gagliardo.


I hope you will enjoy these informations.

Best Regards,
Dr. Fabio Paolucci


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