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Vincenzo Desiderio - need help, at dead end

Post by Rookie » 05 Feb 2007, 16:08

I am new to this site and hoping to get some help-Here is what information I have and what I would like to find out. Believe me any help greatly appreciated:
My grandfather Vincenzo Desiderio was born May 10, 1882 in Chieti, Italy. His parents were Giuseppe Desiderio, age 23 at time of birth and Giulia Ferrara age 33 at time of birth. The family lived at No. 15 Larghetto Teatro Vecchio in Chieti.

Vincenzo was married Nov. 10, 1904 at age 22 to Alberina DiLabio age 19 in Bucchianico, she was the daughter of Spirilione DiLabio and Rosalinola Marino, they lived at No. 9 Via Santa Chiara, Bucchianico.

Vincenzo came to USA April 24, 1905, Alberina came Jan. 10, 1906 with 1st child Silva Giula born Aug. 27, 1905. Alberina traveled with Vincenzo's cousin Camillo Desiderio. Vincenzo & Alberina settled in Phila. Pa. for life.

Would like to find out if Vincenzo had any brothers or sisters, where and when Giuseppe and Giulia died and where buried and if address 15 Larghetto Teatro Vicchio is good and perhaps still in family. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Ed Desiderio

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Re: Vincenzo Desiderio - need help, at dead end

Post by Biff83 » 05 Feb 2007, 21:29

I believe you'll need to write to Italy and request a copy of the family certificate (certificato di stato di famiglia) which will detail place and date of birth and possibly date of death for each family member. Looks like you have the pertinent information required.

Can someone else verify and post a link to a form letter and appropriate address in Chieti to which this should be sent?
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Re: Vincenzo Desiderio - need help, at dead end

Post by brujaojos » 06 Feb 2007, 00:07

Hi there,

You basically can do your own research for Chieti has microfilm. The films cost $5.75 a roll. On the films you can find copies of the birth, marriage, and death records of the ancestors. Here is the link for the film numbers. ... leno=27318

Here is the link to the find the nearest Family History Center. ... et_fhc.asp

In case you want to write to Chieti directly, here is the address.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Chieti
Piazza V. Emanuele, 1
66100 Chieti CH

There is film for Bucchianico, however, it doesn't go up to 1904 in order to get the married record of 1904 so you need to write to the town directly. Here is the address.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Bucchianico
Piazza Roma, 32
66011 Bucchianico CH

Do you know about this manifest of Giuseppe Desiderio coming to the USA with his mother, Giulia Ferrara and they were going to see Vincenzo.

Name: Giuseppe Desiderio
Arrival Date: 22 Mar 1910
Age: 15 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Taormina
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Vincenzo Desiderio
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Chiets, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_73 ... pe1cr6.jpg ... pe2zc8.jpg

This is the WWI Draft Card for your Vincenzo

name: Vincent Desiderio
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 10 May 1882
Race: White
Roll: 1907642
DraftBoard: 22

I forgot to tell you that you can use Pagine Biache which is a telephone directory that you can see if you still have ancestors in Italy.

I hope this helps some
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