I have some papers that show these relatives are from San Fele,Potenza,Basilicotta. They emmigated in 1888 to the port of N.Y. They ended up living in Buffalo,N.Y.I cannot find there trip on the boat to the U.S. I looked on Castle Garden website but the info there is very sparse,I cannot afford Ancestery membership.Giovanni Tommasulo was married before when he came here in 1888 ido not know if he brought a wife, I do know he married Angela DeFillipo in Buffalo,N.Y. in1894 I have their marrage cert. fromSt. Anthonys Church. Is there a way I can find out if he brought his other family here,if he had one? Also Angela and John died in 1914 the children were put in a home I found out to of the girls were adopted and taken back to Italy,you think a relative would have taken them is there any way of finding out about them. thank you faith
Thank for your welcome to the site. I am glad to be here. The papers i have are the childrens baptismal papers from the church. I know Giovanni and Angelas childrens names this is his second marriage. These would be my gAunts and gUncles. The first marriage I know nothing,I was just wondering if he came here with his other family or they stayed in Italy.Because there were so many Tomasulos in Buffalo,N.Y. at the time. I thinkI know Giovannis mothers name was Catherine Radice or Devicci, his fathers name is Pasquale Tommasulo The 2 chilren who wre adopted were girls Lucia Tommasulo b nov.19 1908 Mariam Maydolena Tomasulo b Jan 11 1914 this is the year the mother died.
Hi, I know not if this arrival is abt your Giovanni Tomasulo, but is the only probable; -by castlegardern.org: TOMMASULO G-- 23 M 28 May 1889 U ship Neustria
by ancestry.com: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Comattulo Name: Comattulo Arrival Date: 28 May 1889 Birth Year: abt 1866 Age: 23 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian Place of Origin: Italy Port of Departure: Marseilles, France and Naples, Italy Destination: New York Port of Arrival: New York Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States Ship Name: Neustria
line 41 ( name: Giov. Tomassulo; Tomasulo is right spelling).. no marital status.... I know not if it is the right record ... but this man I believe he was no married ....
the family in 1900 census: Name: John Tomasulo Titles & Terms: Residence: Buffalo city, Erie, New York Birth Date: Aug 1865 Birthplace: Italy Relationship to Head of Household: Self Spouse: Angel? Tomasulo Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Birthplace: Italy Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Italy Race or Color (expanded): White Head-of-household Name: John Tomasulo Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Years Married: 6 Estimated Marriage Year: 1894 Mother How Many Children: Number Living Children: Immigration Year: 1887 Enumeration District: 0013 Page: 6 Sheet Letter: A Family Number: 58 Reference Number: 6 Film Number: 1241024 Image Number: 00743 Household Gender Age John Tomasulo M imm. 1887-naturalized Spouse Angel? Tomasulo F
1905 census: Name: Jno Tomasola Residence: Buffalo, Erie, New York Age: 39 Estimated Birth Year: 1866 Birthplace: Italy Relationship to Head of Household: Head Race: W Gender: Family Number: 124 Page Number: 10 Line Number: 35 Film Number: 825696 Digital Folder Number: 4296251 Image Number: 00321 Household Gender Age Jno Tomasola M 39y Angelina Tomasola F 27y Pasquale Tomasola M 5y Tony Tomasola M 2y Katherine Tomasola F 0y 9m
in 1910 census: 1910 United States Federal Census about John Tumamao Name: John Tumamao [John Tumasuno] Age in 1910: 44 Estimated Birth Year: 1866 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head [Self (Head)] Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Spouse's Name: Angela Tumamao Home in 1910: Buffalo Ward 2, Erie, New York Marital Status: Widowed [Married] Race: White Gender: Male Year of Immigration: 1887 Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age John Tumamao 44 Angela Tumamao 32 Pasqual Tumamao 10 Antonio Tumamao 8 Katrina Tumamao 6 Piedro Tumamao 4 Lucia Tumamao 1 5/12 
Thank you for your reply, that could be Giovanni the date are close the other info you sent I thank you for I do have the census for those years I have to write the commune of San Fele to confirm but I do not know if I have all the facts that I need ,again thank you Faith
If you write to San Fele here is the info Attn: SIGNORE DI NAPOLI Comune di San Fele Ufficio Anagrafe Via Mazzini, 9 85100 Potenza ITALIA (PZ) ITALY Egregi signori, Mi chiamo (YOUR NAME). Sto facendo una ricerca sui miei antenati e ho biosgno delle informazioni dai vostri registri. I miei antenati provennero da San Fele. Vorrei sapere di più di loro. L’individuo seguente è il mio antenato. Quanto segue è tutto ciò che so di questa persona. Nome e cognome: Giovanni Tomasulo Data di nascita: dal 1863 fino al 1868 Luogo di nascita: San Fele Nome e cognome del padre: Pasquale Tomasulo Nome e cognome della madre: Caterina Radice Potreste cercare l’atto di nascita di questa persona nei vostri registri? Vi prego di informarmi se sia possibile ottenere delle fotocopie dei vostri registri e di farmi sapere il costo delle copie. Se non avete i registri corrispondenti, potete fornire l’indirizzo dell’archivio dove in cui i registri possano essere trovati? Vi ringrazio in anticipo per il vostro gentilezza e premura.
Distinti saluti YOUR NAME ADRESS AND EMAIL Its about a dollar to send send a letter to Italy from the US.It has taken up to a couple months for a responce from towns there. Good luck in your search let us know what happens