donmarap wrote:What region is this town in? I believe my grandparent's were from there. The surnames are Pucillo, DeMaples and Choffelo. grandfather; Gianchino Pucillo b. Italy 1877 grandmother; Rose Choffelo (sp?). Rose was born in Italy in 1881. Jack Pucillo's father and mother were; James Pucillo and Louise perhaps from Montimiletta. Rose Choffelo Pucillo's parent's were; Patrick Choffelo, Italy Josephina DeMaples, Italy.
Is this familiar to anyone? HELP! thankyou
Hi donmarap, my name is Gaetano Petrillo and I have an office of genealogical research in Montemiletto. I worked for many american people to find some informations of their italian relatives. Can I help you?
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My grandfather Vincent Colella is related to the Pucillo's. His mother Livia was a Pucillo. I believe her brother was Gioachino that lived in Boston. Actually my grandfather and Gioachino were neighbors. I remember Gioachino when I was very young. I also know his children Louise and Edith.
My mother was the daughter of Michel [Michael] Pucillo. Giaochino and Livia are his brother and sister. Louise and Edith are the daughters of Giaochino. I was born in Boston and we lived in Hyde Park, Ma. I live in Florida now.
I believe Vincent and Livia Colella had 2 children, Vincent Jr and Mary.
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My grandfather was Gioacchino Pucillo and Rosa was my grandmother. He was the brother of Michele and I remember well my Aunt Louise and Aunt Idie [Ida]. Where in Boston did they live next to each other? I can't find them until the 1920 Census. I guess Gioacchino arrived early not sure when his immigration was I can't find the manifest or a census for him or Rosa in 1910. Where were they living then?
I'm new to this forum and saw the posts. I am as well a Colella....however there are so many of them with the same name I have totally confused myself. One minute I think I have something then all of a sudden I'm proven wrong. I was born in Lynn Mass and even there my grandfather and another person shared the same name....Salvatore Colella. I'm not sure I'm connected to the Colella's you mention however you never know. I do know my grandfather was born in Montemiletto and my grandmother was born in Salerno. After that it is a blank. I have found no records of either coming into any ports in the US etc. I've spent alot of time and money getting certified copies of passengers that turned out not to be either grandparent. Geri, it sounds like you've done an excellent job researching. One day I will as well. Have a good day all and Good luck!
Thank you Elizabeth, I'll give it a try.
My grandfather Salvatore Colella was born in Montemiletto in approx 1875. The only brother I know of is Pasquale born in approx 1876.
My grandmother Margaret Loguercio was born in Salerno approx 1879.
I'm not sure where or when they were married. I do know they resided in Lynn Mass. I'm not even sure when they immigrated to the US. I've looked as well as purchased countless passenger lists with no luck. I did hire a genealogist to do research for me a few years ago in italy. We both thought he hit the jackpot but looking at it today ..yes it took me a long time to realize that I do not see my grandfathers brother Pasquale listed as one of the siblings of the person I thought to be my great grandparents.
Well I guess that's a start but as you can see, not much info to go on.