If it is actually spelled BERGO on the papers... no town of that name, but these are close...
Bergogno, comune of Casina - province: Reggio Emilia - region: Emilia Romagna Bergolo, comune of Bergolo - province: Cuneo - region: Piedmont Bergonzano, comune of Quattro Castella - province: Reggio Emilia - region: Emilia Romagna Bergoro, comune of Fagnano Olona - province: Varese - region: Lombardy Bergotto, comune of Berceto - province: Parma - region: Emilia Romagna
IF it is more likely BORGO... then the possibilities are VERY NUMBEROUS Knowing what REGION or PROVINCE will help to narrow it down
Can you find another piece of documentation to verify the place of birth, such as a ship manifest or WWI or WWII registration card?
If we can be of help to find these records let us know...
Collemaggiore is also a hamlet in the Commune of Greccio, province of Rieti. According to www.paginebianche.it there are 26 phone numbers corresponding to Taddei's in Greccio, so it is a common surname for a small village (about 1500 people). As to "Bergo", I couldn't say. Can we see the document where it is mentioned?
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Usually people of the same village or surroundings would travel together and with Elia Taddei there are (among the other): 6 Pasquale Meschini from Borgo Collefegato 11 Domenico raineri from Santostefano 23 Francesco Di Pietro from Collefegato 24 Domenico Volpe from S. Stefano all coming from small villages belonging to the municipality of Borgorose.
Also--on one of the census forms from Philadelphia, Pa, the family is listed but the last name is Tartadia instead of Taddei. Could this just be a mistake made by the census-taker or should I consider the possibility that the name had been shortened? I don't see any other record of Elia using the last name Tartadia.
Also--on one of the census forms from Philadelphia, Pa, the family is listed but the last name is Tartadia instead of Taddei.Could this just be a mistake made by the census-taker or should I consider the possibility that the name had been shortened? I don't see any other record of Elia using the last name Tartadia.
Census records can be very inaccurate due mainly to the ability (or inability) of the census-taker in understanding foreign accents. This was sometimes compounded by the fact that the persons providing the information were illiterate and not able to write or spell their names.
As far as I know, the name TARTADIA does not exist in present day Italy...