erudita74 wrote:Angela I just sent you another pm.
Also it would be a good idea to post a summary on the forum, in case anyone else comes across related info.
I have just replied to your pm.
My thinking too regarding the summary. It is currently a "work in progress!" It just needs some tweaking and I will post soon. Catalina's two sons are similar aged to my father. Who knows, they might just have children, who just might come across this forum one day and be able to fill in the gaps. Wouldn't that be GREAT.
Francesco De Milita was Italian born in (Saponara di Grumento, Potenza, Italy) in (1856). His parents were Carlo De Milita (1817-1892) and Caterina Alberti (1813-1879). He died as a result of typhoid fever and was buried in the Catholic cemetery on 21 April 1890 in Santé Fe Argentina. The parish: Catedral Todos los Santos.
which lists passengers to Argentina for the years 1882-1960. We used a range of dates, variations to the surname etc but there does not appear to be a record there for Francesco. We can assume then that he may have travelled before 1882 or maybe went to another country first.
(PART II IS ON ITS WAY. I'VE HAD TO BREAK THIS UP BECAUSE I'VE WRITTEN TOO MUCH)
Francesco had a daughter named Catalina who married Domingo Sanz on 28 November 1914 in the parish of Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Santé Fe, Argentina. Catalina’s recorded age is (25) and Domingo’s record age is (28).
We know from Catalina’s birth record that Luisa was a native of Argentina. Luisa’s possible death record says: “that she was without affiliation and other information (in other words, her parents were unknown and any other information about her was also unknown)”. Luisa was buried in the Catholic cemetery of the city of Santa Fe, 4 August 1888. The Parish: Catedral Todos los Santos. We have been unable to locate a marriage record for Francesco and Luisa.
We don’t have Catalina’s birth or baptism records but we understand that she would have been born by 1888. [The online baptism records for the parish of Nuestra Senora del Carmen currently only start in 1889 and Catalina’s name did not appear in the baptism indices for the Catedral Todos los Santos for the relevant years.]
and that she also married ANDRES GARCIA on October 27, 1917, so her first husband Domingo must have died (between August 1916 and April 1917 some time). To date we have not been able to find Domingo’s death record. There are currently no relevant online death records to search.
So we have a few gaps still and probably a few more that I have omitted to highlight here in this summary. If anyone chances upon this forum in the future and has any information which they wish to add about Francesco De Milita or his family in either Italy or Argentina, or anything else related, please do, it would be very much appreciated.
Erudita, if I have misinterpreted anything or made any typos with dates please feel free to edit. I would appreciate the back up and thank you so much again for everything. You are INCREDIBLE and an incredible asset to this site. A GIFT.