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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby PeterTimber » 05 Jul 2010, 14:07

Do you mean Bari as a town of origin for your family or one of the towns in the Province of bari and what will you be seeking in this regard prior to going there, relatives, documents ??

www.tuttitalia.it/puglia/95-bari has listings for entire province. =Peter=
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2010, 22:00

for reference, 1900 census
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3717/1900y.jpg

Home in 1900:
149 Everett Ave
Chelsea Ward 4, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Sylvester Drinkwater 36, 1864 IT
- married 12 yrs, abt 1888
- immig 1880, in US 20 yrs, Na (naturalized citizen)
Anelia (Amelia) Drinkwater 33, born May 1867 IT
- 5 children
- immig 1888
John Drinkwater 12, born Dec 1887 MA
Frank Drinkwater 9, born Mar 1890 MA
George Drinkwater 6, born Aug 1893 MA
Lena Drinkwater 3, born Jun 1896 MA
Amelia Drinkwater 10/12, born Jul 1899 MA
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1910 census
624 Washington Ave, Chelsea
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/2561/1910.jpg
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1920 census
68 Prospect Ave, Chelsea
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/9782/1920w.jpg

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Silvestro (Sylvester Drinkwater) Bevilacqua and Maria Carmela (Amelia) Pizana/Pizzano

some clues in children's birth and marriage records(?)
from the FamilySearch pilot site
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsea ... html#start

Name: Alessandro Bevilacqua
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 03 Dec 1888
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Silvestro
Mother's Name: Maria C

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01911-9
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 594920
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Francesco Bevilacqua
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 08 May 1890
Baptism/Christening Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Birth Date: 1890
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Silvestro Bevilacqua
Mother's Name: Carmela

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05430-5
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1428244
Reference Number: p 190
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Frank Drinkwater
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 07 May 1890
Birthplace: Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Father's Name: Silvester Drinkwater
Mother's Name: Amelia Pizzaro

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10230-7
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1428244
Reference Number: P398
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: George Drinkwater
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Sep 1894
Father's Name: Sylvester Drinkwater
Mother's Name: Amelia
Drinkwater
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00892-8
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 740446
Reference Number: 13098
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Lena Drinkwater
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 06 Mar 1897
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Sylvester
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Amelia Pitzania
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05412-4
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1843700
Reference Number: p 383 rn 193
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Mollie Drinkwater
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 23 Jan 1903
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Race: White
Father's Name: Sylvester Drinkwater
Father's Birthplace: France
Mother's Name: Amelia Camera
Mother's Birthplace: France
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05433-0
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 2057436
Reference Number: v 535 p 363
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
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Groom: Alexander J Drinkwater
Groom's Age: 25 years
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1889
Groom's Birthplace: Boston, ,
Bride: Angela M Di Venuti
Bride's Age: 20 years
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1894
Bride's Birthplace: , , Italy
Marriage Date (Original): 03 May 1914
Marriage Place: Boston, , Massachusetts
Marriage Registration Place: Chelsea, , Massachusetts
Marriage Registration Year: 1914
Groom's Father: Sylvester Drinkwater
Groom's Mother: Maria Carmela

Bride's Father: Lorenzo Di Venuti
Bride's Mother: Sinfarosa Cennamo
Film Number: 2409948
Digital Folder Number: 4329373
Image Number: 627
Number of Images: 1
Reference Number: p 293 no 182
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915

Groom: Frank F Bevilaqua
Groom's Age: 23 years
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1892
Groom's Birthplace: Milford, , Massachusetts
Bride: Minnie Anobino
Bride's Age: 18 years
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1897
Bride's Birthplace: Swampscott, , Massachusetts
Marriage Date (Original): 06 Jun 1915
Marriage Place: Swampscott, , Massachusetts
Marriage Registration Place: Swampscott, , Massachusetts
Marriage Registration Year: 1915
Groom's Father: Sylvester Bevilaqua
Groom's Mother: Carmela Pizana

Bride's Father: Leopoldo Anobino
Bride's Mother: Marion Dernstofio
Film Number: 2411235
Digital Folder Number: 4329375
Image Number: 564
Number of Images: 1
Reference Number: p 688 no 30
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915

Groom: Frank F Bevilaqua
Groom's Age: 23 years
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1892
Groom's Birthplace: Milford, ,
Bride: Minnie Arrobino
Bride's Age: 18 years
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1897
Bride's Birthplace: Swampscott, ,
Marriage Date (Original): 06 Jun 1915
Marriage Place: Swampscott, , Massachusetts
Marriage Registration Place: Chelsea, , Massachusetts
Marriage Registration Year: 1915
Groom's Father: Sylvester Bevilaqua
Groom's Mother: Carmela Pizzano

Bride's Father: Leopoldo Arrobino
Bride's Mother: Marion Decristoforo
Film Number: 2411236
Digital Folder Number: 4329376
Image Number: 565
Number of Images: 1
Reference Number: p 294 no 205
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby vj » 06 Jul 2010, 00:05

coincidence? or Silvestro's brother?

Salvatore Bevilacqua born 1859
living in Chelsea in 1922
father's name was Alessandro, same as Silvestro's 1st son

from ancestry .com
Name: Salvatore Bevilacqua
Father: Alessandro Bevilacqua
Birth: 5 Apr 1859 - Torre Le Nocelle (Avellino), Italy
Civil: 16 Jun 1922
Other: Chelsea, Massachusetts


1922 Passport application
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/5789/1922.jpg
page 2 with picture
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1961/192201.jpg
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby LaBud » 06 Jul 2010, 23:43

Hello Gary and everyone else,

I read your post about the Drinkwater's (Bevilaqua's) and it sparked me right away. Before posting I had to check with "Big Brother John" 1st to make sure I posted the correct info.

"LaBud, Frank Drinkwater (Bevilaqua) was the New England distributor for the Pepsi Cola bottling company. He married Ida Pasquale, Daddy's cousin. Ida's family lived in Wakefield and her father owned a market on Water street. Her brother, Louie Pasquale, took over the business after Frank passed away. Daddy always referred to them as his wealthy cousins in Lynnfield.

Now Ma called me to go to Frank Drinkwaters wake and all I remembered is that he loved horses because he had a diamond tie clasp on his tie with a picture of his racehorse. Their house was located on Walnut street in Lynnfield across from the entrance to the golf course. The garage was below the house, built into the side of a steep rock wall and it was a large sprawling brick house set up on the hill. Every room in that house had a door that led to the outside. Beautiful house.
Frank owned the Wakefield bottling company and was approached by Pepsi Cola to bottle for them. He became very very wealthy through a lot of hard work. He was a huge guy, round face and big jowls. Boy, did he ever love Italian Food. Great lovable guy."

Gary, I can still remember going to that house as a kid when my Dad would go to do work on the house for Frank. The highlight of our visit was all us kids going in and out of all those doors. :lol:
I remember there was always tons of Italian food at that house, no matter when you went there. Ida would always say,in case somebody stops by. (There was enough food for an Army :lol: )

I'm not sure if this is part of the Drinkwater's (Bevilaqua's) you are looking for, but Gary, your post sure brought back a lot of happy memories for me.

Ciao, LaBud
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby Drink8648 » 07 Jul 2010, 10:13

Many thanks to all who have contributed to all this wonderful information. Putting the pieces back together has not been easy as I'm sure you all know.
LaBud, you are talking the Drinkwater language I know. Please call me at my store called Drinkwater's in Porter Square, Cambridge. 617-547-2067. When you have the opportunity to do so.

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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby cefalo2 » 10 Jul 2010, 10:09

vj wrote:coincidence? or Silvestro's brother?

Salvatore Bevilacqua born 1859
living in Chelsea in 1922
father's name was Alessandro, same as Silvestro's 1st son

from ancestry .com
Name: Salvatore Bevilacqua
Father: Alessandro Bevilacqua
Birth: 5 Apr 1859 - Torre Le Nocelle (Avellino), Italy
Civil: 16 Jun 1922
Other: Chelsea, Massachusetts


1922 Passport application
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/5789/1922.jpg
page 2 with picture
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1961/192201.jpg


Hi VJ & Everyone,

I've been working on the genealogy of Torre le Nocelle and the Salvatore Bevilacqua shown in the passport app. was married to Maria Carmela Pizzano on 11 Feb 1888 in Torre le Nocelle.

Salvatore Bevilacqua was born 5 April 1859 in Torre to Alessandro and Maria Grazia Pizzano.

Maria Carmela Pizzano was born on 9 Jan 1865 in Torre to Salvatore Pizzano and Filomena Vesce.

Salvatore and Maria Carmela had at least two sons - Alessandro (1888) and Francesco (1890). I assumed both the boys were born in Torre as they were listed in an 1890's census, but their births never turned up in the Stato Civile ... so I guess it's possible they could have been born in Boston.

Salvatore Bevilacqua had six siblings: Beniamino (1858), Maria Cristina Aurelia (1863), Maria Serafina (1865), Giuseppe (1867), Federigo Virgilio (1869) and Roberto (1871)... no Silvestro.

Maybe Silvestro's name was transcribed incorrectly in the U.S. records and he's actually one in the same with Salvatore? If not ... it's a really spooky coincidence...
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby vj » 10 Jul 2010, 13:56

cefalo2 wrote:
vj wrote:coincidence? or Silvestro's brother?

Salvatore Bevilacqua born 1859
living in Chelsea in 1922
father's name was Alessandro, same as Silvestro's 1st son

from ancestry .com
Name: Salvatore Bevilacqua
Father: Alessandro Bevilacqua
Birth: 5 Apr 1859 - Torre Le Nocelle (Avellino), Italy
Civil: 16 Jun 1922
Other: Chelsea, Massachusetts


1922 Passport application
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/5789/1922.jpg
page 2 with picture
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1961/192201.jpg


Hi VJ & Everyone,

I've been working on the genealogy of Torre le Nocelle and the Salvatore Bevilacqua shown in the passport app. was married to Maria Carmela Pizzano on 11 Feb 1888 in Torre le Nocelle.

Salvatore Bevilacqua was born 5 April 1859 in Torre to Alessandro and Maria Grazia Pizzano.

Maria Carmela Pizzano was born on 9 Jan 1865 in Torre to Salvatore Pizzano and Filomena Vesce.

Salvatore and Maria Carmela had at least two sons - Alessandro (1888) and Francesco (1890). I assumed both the boys were born in Torre as they were listed in an 1890's census, but their births never turned up in the Stato Civile ... so I guess it's possible they could have been born in Boston.

Salvatore Bevilacqua had six siblings: Beniamino (1858), Maria Cristina Aurelia (1863), Maria Serafina (1865), Giuseppe (1867), Federigo Virgilio (1869) and Roberto (1871)... no Silvestro.

Maybe Silvestro's name was transcribed incorrectly in the U.S. records and he's actually one in the same with Salvatore? If not ... it's a really spooky coincidence...


Thank you for the family information :D
I agree if Silvestro and Salvatore aren't the same person it's an amazing coincidence.
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby cefalo2 » 10 Jul 2010, 23:47


Thank you for the family information :D
I agree if Silvestro and Salvatore aren't the same person it's an amazing coincidence.
Valarie


You're very welcome. The folks on here have been a great help to me, so it feels nice to be able to give a little bit back when I can. :D

Also interesting to note is that Gary said his Sylvester was a marble worker, which matches up with Salvatore's stated occupation on the passport app.

For anyone else that might have ancestors from Torre, here's a link to the Stato Civile acts that have been transcribed so far.

http://tlngenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... celle.html
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby LolaL » 28 Oct 2010, 02:16

Hello LaBud,

I saw your post from July of this year about Frank Drinkwater from Lynnfield who owned the Elk Sprin Bottling Plant that made Pepsi Cola and my curiosity got the best of me. I am Frank Drinkwater's grand daughter and I grew up in the Lynnfield house that you described on Walnut Street. You described my Grandfather perfectly. From your post, I gathered that you had visited us and that your father had done work at the house. You also mentioned my Grandmother, Ida, but her name was actually Olga. She was the daughter of Dominic Pascuale from Prezza, Italy. I know quite a bit about the family history as I spent many years with relatives in Rome and the Pascuale history dates back over 400 years in Prezza. I would very much like to find out who your father was and how he was related to my Grandmother, Olga. I can give you a lot of information on the family history.
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby LaBud » 28 Oct 2010, 16:17

Hi LolaL.
I just sent you a PM regarding your post about your Grandparent's, Frank and Olga/Ida Drinkwater on Walnut St. I swear I will never forget all those doors. :)
This is amazing...I look forward to hearing from you soon so we can compare notes.

Ciao, LaBud
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Re: Drinkwater's in Boston

Postby cefalo2 » 28 Oct 2010, 23:03

Here's a link to Salvatore Bevilacqua's 1922 passport application, with photo.

Genealogy of Torre le Nocelle

Thank you for the family information :D
I agree if Silvestro and Salvatore aren't the same person it's an amazing coincidence.
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