My Italian family lived in Volturara Appula, Foggia, Puglia, Italy. Most of the children from the Giuseppe Spirito/Concetta Villani family immigrated in the early to mid 1900's and went to USA and Argentina. I am specifically interested in connecting with some cousins that left Italy at a young age after the parents Antonio Carusillo and Maria Giovanna Spirito died. They went to live with an uncle Ralph Spirito (given name Orazio Raffaele Spirito) in Argentina. Does anyone know how to research Italians that went to Argentina? Of course I would be interested in connecting with family still in Italy also.
I would also welcome any inquiries of marriages for Volturara Appula as I have researched these at the Family History Center and have names and dates to share for the time frame of about 1860-1880's.
My grandfather Michele Spirito resided in Elkhart, Indiana after he immigrated up until his death. I think that Elkhart had a good many families from Volturara Appula that decided to settle there.
There is no Ralph (RAFAEL=Spanish Raffaello=Italian) Spirtio listed int he Argentina telephone directory but there are 100+ persons surnamed Spirito.
I sugbgest you go to www.paginasblancas.com.ar and put in Spirito and see how many have first names that appear to be familiar to you as being family names. You may wish toput in your own first names asa well.
If you wish tocheck further please let me know and if you have any additional information like what town or province did they klive in Argentina would behelpful. =pETER=
My family also came form the same area, Giuseppe Antonio Montagano, he came over in 1900's and also lived in Elkhart, Indiana in the Harrison Steet neighborhood. You might want try Facebook as that is where I found several of my cousins. How do I find more into from Italy
Hi, a friend of IG had problem in the birth finding of him ancestor Pasquale Palena; here the arrival:
First Name: Pasquale Last Name: Palena Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Volturara, Italy Date of Arrival: Sep 12, 1912 Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: America Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0026 http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 984080146&
also Pasquale lived in Elkhart, IN
1930 United States Federal Census about Pasquale Poleno Name: Pasquale Poleno Home in 1930: Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana View Map
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Frances Race: White Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
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Household Members: Name Age Pasquale Poleno 32 Frances Poleno 22 Mary L Poleno 1 6/12
after he moved in Mishawaka, IN:
1940 United States Federal Census about Patsy Polens Name: Patsy Polens Age: 43 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Italy Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana View Map
Street: East Fourth Street House Number: 505 Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana Residence in 1935: Same Place Citizenship: Naturalized Sheet Number: 17A Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 517 Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age Patsy Polens 43 Frances Polens 32 Mary Lou Polens 11 Josephine Polens 8 Marjorie Polens 9 Catherine Polens 6 Richard Polens 3
Social Security Death Index about Patsy Polino Name: Patsy Polino SSN: xxxxxxxxxxx Born: 2 Apr 1897 Died: Oct 1962 State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Pasquale Polino Name: Pasquale Polino County: Elkhart State: Indiana Birthplace: Italy Birth Date: 21 Mar 1897 FHL Roll Number: 1503794 DraftBoard: 2
born in Volturara Appula.. Volturara Appula Commune no found the birth act, and the clerk was no collaborative...
My inquiry to you: you found some Palena surname in the marriage records of Volturara Appula ...? Thanks, suanj