missing town of Ribattali

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missing town of Ribattali

Postby carchidi » 31 Jul 2014, 19:43

according to US Citizenship records John Rodia was born 1881 in Ribattali, Italy. I searched everywhere and cannot find this town. I tried variant spellings with no luck, he immigrated from Naples, his cousin Carmine Rodia was born in Serino, Avellino, Campania, I looked on a map of Italy for towns near Serino to see if anything came close to being spelled Ribattali. Is it possible the name of the town has changed or the town became extinct?

thanks for any assistance,

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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby Italysearcher » 01 Aug 2014, 11:19

Post the immigration entry record, maybe someone can decipher the handwriting.
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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby carchidi » 01 Aug 2014, 14:52

Thanks, I will post the record but it is in english and the spelling is pretty cut and dried.

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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby carchidi » 01 Aug 2014, 15:01

here is the document in question.
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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby paola52 » 01 Aug 2014, 15:14

Maybe Ribottoli, frazione (hamlet) of Serino
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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Aug 2014, 15:42

paola52 wrote:Maybe Ribottoli, frazione (hamlet) of Serino


Good possibility; there are 182 listings for Rodia in the Italian telephone directory, 34 of which are in Serino. http://www.paginebianche.it/ricerca?qs= ... erino&l=en
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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby TerraLavoro » 01 Aug 2014, 18:13

Just FYI, the famous Simon Rodia, creator of the Watts Towers in Los Angeles also hails form Serino.
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Re: missing town of Ribattali

Postby carchidi » 01 Aug 2014, 19:15

Thanks everyone, mystery solved.

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