Just wondering if some of the families connected to my mom's (A Caliendo, her dad was, we think, from Quindici) could be related to some of the names you list: could Scibelli be related to Schibelli, and Santaniello be related to Santanelli or Santanello?
wfb812 wrote:could be related to some of the names you list: could Scibelli be related to Schibelli, and Santaniello be related to Santanelli or Santanello?
Yes definitely, I have seen quite a few variations on the spellings once in the United States. If you could provide rough dates and names for the furthest back you know, perhaps I could connect your family to the records I have.
I'm just starting the research, but in 1910 I have a Samuel (probably Salvatore in Italy) Shibeli and his wife Fuirino, both 39. They were married in 1894, and came to this country in 1900. Their father-in-law, who was living with them at the time, is Frank Caliendo, who was 72 and came to this country in 1907. Although his wife was not listed, and presumably died by this time, he had been married for 40 years.
Salvatore Scibelli, age 22, born Quindici, son of Pietro Scibelli and Speranza Cava, both parents living
21 November 1892 Quindici
Fiorinda Caliendo , age 21, born Quindici, daughter of Francesco Caliendo and Angela Santaniello. both parents living.
That's fantastic James.... All of the hard work by you, Cathy, Nuccia and the others to do these databases is inspiring!!! Wish more people would follow your lead!!
An amazing resource for those searching for info on family!!
"Cambiano i suonatori ma la musica Ã¨ sempre quella."
Now, here's where we get back to that Santaniello/Santanelli thing. I don't have firm dates on the Santanelli line yet, but my mom, who was a Caliendo, and was (we think, so far) Francesco Caliendo's granddaughter, married a Salvatore Santanelli in the mid- to late-1940s. Her father was Domenico Caliendo, who came to the US around 1902.
wldspirit wrote:That's fantastic James.... All of the hard work by you, Cathy, Nuccia and the others to do these databases is inspiring!!! Wish more people would follow your lead!! An amazing resource for those searching for info on family!! Lee
Thanks Lee, Isn't it great how the Italian genealogy internet world is taking off? So many towns (and some provinces) are appearing online now. It's going to make our research so much easier, and connect cousins worldwide.
It's easier than people think, and I am willing to host anyone who wishes to upload records. I'll even create a web page for them.
I'm trying to trace my wifes family back to Italy... they have been spelling the name SCHIBELL for many years, but I did find an old document with the spelling SCHIBELLI, which led me here, via google.
Boy do I wish I could read Italian! 8O
To make a long story longer, I found James' list of marriages in Quindici and one of them looks promising, especially when compared to the immigration record I found at ellis island.
Are you in Asbury Park? I have a distant cousin who is trying to translate the 1892 marriage certificate between Salvatore Scibelli and Fiorinda Caliendo supplied to me by James Blanco. (My mom was a Caliendo). I'm pretty sure Scibelli at some point became Schibell.
That could be "Errica", the handwriting is difficult. But you are probably right, that is definitely an E and not a C.. my bad.
The essential info:
27 May 1893
Giuseppe Scibelli age 31 son of Pietro Scibelli and Speranza Cava (while it certainly does not look like "Cava" on this record, I have established this is her surname from Giuseppe's brother Salvatore's marriage in 1892 to Fiorinda Caliendo)
to Errica? Enrica? Manzi, age 24 daughter of Filippo Manzi and Clementina Rega.
here is the exact image if anyone else wants to take a shot at it...