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Gaetano Oddo

Post by Biff83 » 15 Sep 2018, 16:44

I am currently helping someone at the local library who is trying to find out information on her great grandfather, Gaetano Oddo, who was born in Caltavuturo on 4 Aug 1886 to Mariano Oddo and Rosa Quagliana. He emigrated to the US sometime before 7 Aug 1909 when in NYC at St Joachim's church he married Maria Grazia Mignemi who was born in Isnello in 1889 to Michelangelo Mignemi and Domenica Pollina or Bellina. They had a son Mariano aka John M Oddo who was born in July 1910 and baptized at St Joachim's the same month. We have been unable to locate Gaetano's ship manifest nor Gaetano and Maria Grazia's 1910 census record. Gaetano did have a cousin with the same surname, son of Sebastiano Oddo and Stefana Quagliana. He went by Thomas and eventually lived in Connecticut.

By 1915 Maria Grazia and son Mariano are living with Vito Casesse in Brooklyn, and in 1920 the family is living in Manhattan. In the 1930 census, they are in Brady's Bend Pennsylvania where Vito dies three years later.

We have been trying to determine what happened to Gaetano Oddo. I have not found him in the NYC death records between 1910 and 1915 nor on any census or military records I also have not been able to find a marriage record for Maria Grazia and Vito Casesse in the NYC marriage records which might help determine if he had died. Family memories are split with one camp stating that Gaetano died and the other that he abandoned the family, possibly returning to Italy.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by bbivona » 15 Sep 2018, 17:37

Is this his ship manifest? July 18, 1892, age 4, aboard the Stura, arriving at New York.
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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by Biff83 » 15 Sep 2018, 18:48

bbivona,

Thanks for helping out. It appears that this Gaetano is part of the Angelo & Domenica family travelling together to NYC; a stretch.

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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by adelfio » 16 Sep 2018, 17:54

Birth record of Gaetano Oddo was born Nov 4th 1886 to Mariano and Rosalia Qualigliana

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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by Biff83 » 17 Sep 2018, 13:33

Thanks, Marty

Checking back after being down and out with a nasty cold. Thanks for helping.

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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by Tessa78 » 17 Sep 2018, 14:44

Biff,

Not sure if you have this
Piggy-backing on Marty's :D find...

Here is the request to publish banns of marriage for Gaetano's parents: Mariano Oddo and Rosalia Quagliana
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Daed 2 May 1885 in Caltavuturo
Mariano Oddo, 21, laborer, residing in Caltavuturo; son of Gaetano, 63, (wallbuilder?), residing in Caltavuturo; and of deceased Maria Ricotta, who resided there in her lifetime.
Rosalia Quagliana, 17, seamstress, residing in Caltavuturo; daughter of deceased Vincenzo, and of [living] Giacinta Gullo, seamstress residing in said town.
Father of the groom and mother of the bride were present to give consent.
Banns were posted on 3, 10 and 14 May.

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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by adelfio » 17 Sep 2018, 16:41

Heres the marriage allegati 1885 Mariano Oddo 1863 Nov 30th son of Gaetano Oddo and Maria Ricotta and wife Rosalia Quagliana 1867 July 13th daughter of Vincenzo Quagliano and Giacinta Gullo look page to page.


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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by Biff83 » 18 Sep 2018, 00:11

Thanks Tessa and Marty.

We did find the marriage info for Mariano and Rosalia as well as the marriage info for Mariano's parents' Gaetano and Maria Ricotta.

Our biggest mystery is determining 1)what happened to Gaetano after July 1910 after the birth and baptism of his son. Did he die? Was he imprisoned? Did he abandon the family? and 2)If and when Maria Grazia Mignemi Oddo formally married Vito Cassese.

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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by bbivona » 18 Sep 2018, 02:19

Biff83 wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 00:11
Thanks Tessa and Marty.

We did find the marriage info for Mariano and Rosalia as well as the marriage info for Mariano's parents' Gaetano and Maria Ricotta.

Our biggest mystery is determining 1)what happened to Gaetano after July 1910 after the birth and baptism of his son. Did he die? Was he imprisoned? Did he abandon the family? and 2)If and when Maria Grazia Mignemi Oddo formally married Vito Cassese.

Thanks again.
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The gravestone photo makes it appear that they formally married. Vito Cassese and Mary G. Cassese.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/166 ... to-cassese

Also, in the Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania)31 Jan 1966, Page 7, it has an article on the marriage of Vincenzo Cassese of Brady's Bend. It states that the groom is the son of Mary Cassese and the late Vito Cassese of Brady's Bend. No legal documents, but the gravestone treats them as husband and wife, and the newspaper article lists children by their marriage.

Finally, the death certificate of Vito Cassese lists him as married to Mary Grace Cassese.
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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by bbivona » 18 Sep 2018, 02:42

Mary Grace Cassese's obituary, listing her sons by both marriages. The 1940 census in Brady's Bend lists all the children as hers, with the youngest born in 1917 in Pennsylvania. It could be possible that they married in PA instead of New York.
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Re: Gaetano Oddo

Post by Biff83 » 18 Sep 2018, 18:01

Thanks bbivona!

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