Volturara Irpino

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Volturara Irpino

Postby tela1226 » 23 Sep 2010, 01:02

I have located two great grandparents who were born in this village of Avellino. My great grandfather's name was Michele (Michael) Monzione and he was born 12/10/1877 or 1878. He was married to Michelina Discepolo when he came to the US in 1910. He later married Filomena Zirpolo is the US. She was born 2/11/1894 and her parents were named Pasquale and Anna Maria (nee Discepolo) Zirpolo. She had a brother named Antonio and two sisters named Rosena and Letizia. I am trying to track down more relatives and gather information about this area of Italy prior to a trip there in summer 2001. Any help is appreciated.

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Emily

Researching surnames: Ianniello, Fusco, Monzione, Discepolo, Zirpolo

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Re: Volturara Irpino

Postby misbris » 23 Sep 2010, 02:09

Hi Emily and welcome to the forum,

The name is very rare and appears in only 8 towns in Italy. The dates are off a little, but is this your ggfather's manifest?


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009

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Re: Volturara Irpino

Postby misbris » 23 Sep 2010, 02:20

You may have this already, but I am posting it for reference.

Filomena's manifest.


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004



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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

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Re: Volturara Irpino

Postby tela1226 » 23 Sep 2010, 18:42

Hi...thanks. Filomena's manifest is the one that I found. I am trying to locate her son on the manifest, but I do not know what last name he was listed under. Filomena's first husband died in a German prison in WWI and she came here after that with her son.

I found a different record for Michele. He arrived April 12, 1910 on the Duca d'Aosta, sailing from Naples. His name is mispelled on the Ellis Island record as Monsione.
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Researching surnames: Ianniello, Fusco, Monzione, Discepolo, Zirpolo

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Re: Volturara Irpino

Postby misbris » 23 Sep 2010, 19:37

Quite a few Monziones still live in town



http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... ara+irpina


and here is some info on the town

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/064/119/index.html


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