Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

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Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby sunbari1 » 13 Oct 2011, 00:12

Looking for information about my grandfather's place of birth. His WWII Draft Registration lists his birth town as Mondasso, Italy. Oral history told to me by my mother says he came from "a little town outside of Bologna called Munzatz" (not sure of the spelling). Neither town can be found in a Google search. I tried looking on Google Maps near Bologna for any towns whose names might be similar to these two but had no luck. I have read that some Italian towns were destroyed during WWII and never rebuilt, could his be one of them? If so, where would its records be located? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby suanj » 14 Oct 2011, 16:25

hello,

abt Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy,
if your ancestor was Joseph Stambo/Giuseppe Stambone, well,
I believe that the right surname spelling could be STAMPONE;
maybe this is the arrival of your Giuseppe arrived on May 07, 1913 :

First Name: Guiseppe
Last Name: Stanipone (wrong transcription; right: STAMPONE)
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Montazzoli, Italy
Date of Arrival: May 07, 1913
Age at Arrival: 17 Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Verona
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0002

father Gennaro in Montazzoli
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002
joining at brother Domenico...

more:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Guiseppi Stamponi
Name: Guiseppi Stamponi
County: Union
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 6 Feb 1896

Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1765553
DraftBoard: 3
born in Montazzoli
Image

if the above records are abt your ancestor, Montazzoli is a town in Chieti province, Abruzzo region, and not near Bologna....
map: http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&rlz=1R ... CCwQ8gEwAQ
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Re: Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby suanj » 14 Oct 2011, 16:32

the arrival of Domenico Stampone:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Domenico Stampone Name: Domenico Stampone
Arrival Date: 11 Apr 1911
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: montarroli* (*Montazzoli)
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Luisiana

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Re: Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby sunbari1 » 04 May 2012, 17:29

Thank you for your help!!! Yes, Joseph Stambo is my maternal grandfather that I was referring to. The fact that I neglected to mention his name is a testament to your research ability! I examined the records you provided and can confirm they are his records. I never actually knew the correct spelling of his original Italian last name, as I have never seen it in writing, so it was harder to find records for him. I also recently met a cousin who is the great-grandson of my grandfather's sister and he was pointing me to Montazzoli as the town I was looking for so this confirms it. Thanks also for supplying information about his brother Domenico!

A question about his father's name. Are you sure it is "Gennaro"? The name on the image is hard to read exactly what it is. However, my grandfather's christening record from the church he belonged to in the United States indicates that his father's name was "James" which translates into "Giacomo".

In addition, how would I go about tracking down his 3 sisters whose names I don't know? As far as I know, two never left Italy and one emigrated to Argentina. One of the ones that never left Italy married a DeCarlo. Their son Nicholas DeCarlo emigrated to America in 1928 and was living with my grandfather in Plainfield, New Jersey in 1930. BTW, my grandfather's christening record also indicates his mother's name was "Mary" (no maiden name listed) which can be translated to "Maria".
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Re: Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby suanj » 04 May 2012, 21:21

Hi, yes maybe can be Giacomo... the handwriting on the ship's manifest is unreadable.. in effects.... abt your other questions, I know not abt mother or siblings...
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Re: Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby vj » 05 May 2012, 00:48

Wow suanj!
Great record finds :D

Tom,
Now that you have your grandfather's correct surname and town of birth, you could try looking for relatives in Italy
This site may help
(Remember women keep their father's surnames in Italy)
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Re: Mondasso/Munzatz, Italy

Postby sunbari1 » 06 May 2012, 18:03

Thanks for the tips Valarie! I did use the first link you supplied and found 3 Stampone's still living in Montazzoli! I'll have to contact them and see where it leads.
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