Dear Pippo, thank you for your help. My aunt sent me the photo quite some time ago. On my grandfather (Joseph Gagliardi) marriage certificate June 24, 1916, he states his father John Gagliardi to be dead. Still a mystery to me. warmly freespirit
Considering that Giovanni Gagliardi died on 1899 in Vanmeter and that Josephine remarried on 1900 in the same place I think that they must have been censed on 1900 in that area, so I found an interesting and possible 1900 census (with lastname and first names mispelled)
1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Josee Gilland [Joseph Gillard] Age: 33 Birth Date: May 1867 Birthplace: France Home in 1900: Concord, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Female Immigration Year: 1892 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Widowed Father's Birthplace: France Mother's Birthplace: Hungary Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Josee Gilland 33 Loie Comet 50 Jack Spark 53 Mike Wolf 33 Loie Border 50 Rosie Border 13 Joe Border 11 Tomas Border 7 Mary Border 5 Josephine Border 4
Towenship was Rostraver... found several references on the web:
Darr Mine Disaster, December 19, 1907, Van Meter (Jacobs Creek), Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.
Laura, I think that is an incredible find!!! I could not find that 1900 census anywhere. the borders that she lists are her children! I am trying to find out how he died? perhaps now maybe I can contac that town, but still doesnt explain why he was buried in van meter. I have contacted all mine experts and they say that they have no one by that name. The way they are spelling our last name is the rex index way that Pennsylvania spells last names. you have been an incredible help.
Laura, thank you also for marriage license, it is verification that my great grandfather died may 26, 1899. The name of the gentleman that she married Alphonse Deullis, is my grandmother Josephine Deullis (DiFrancesco)brother. That is my mother Theresas mother. 3 times in my gamily genalogy the two families intertwine through past marriages. Josephine Burnell then went on and had 5 children with Alphonse and then they moved to Cleveland, Ohio leaving the Gagliardi children behind.
Dear Laura, pennsylvania claims that all 1899 death records were burned in a fire. If you find out anything more on Josephine in vanmeter let me know. I do know she left shortly after Frank was born and then headed to Cleveland, Ohio.I have joined ancestry, heritage and family search, could not find that 1900 census record anywhere. Your website has been the most hopeful website to me!
I was just on the phone with Pennsylvania for over 1 hour, in complete distress. They continue to not want to really help you, I guess I do not understand why. In 1900 Laura found the census for me listing my great grandmother and all of my aunts and uncles. I have called the town of rostraver township, westmoreland county courthouse, with absouletely no results. the town listed as concord no longer exists, however I am so preplexed that he just completely vanishes, with no records except of his gravestone. I am saddened that this would be the conclusion of my roots of my dear great grandfather. Open for all suggestions, thank you....