Casalvecchio di Puglia

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 28 Oct 2018, 12:22

The children of Carolina SIMONE (1854-1900) and Giovanni MAZZONE (1847-1910) have been among the most challenging group of individuals that I have tracked so far. The children and their spouses have some of the most significant surname twisting after immigration that I've seen all clustered together like this. Some 'interpretation' is always expected, but this high degree is unusual.

Combined with the early deaths of some of the older generation, this twisting appears to have sometimes caused their descendants to completely lose contact with their ancestral lines. Just for one example; the two children of Nicola/Nicholas COSTRINO with his 2nd wife, Mariannina Di GIUSEPPE (who died shortly after the birth of her 2nd child) have been so disconnected that the older child's obituary lists his mother as Marianna Di JOSEPHA as it shows on his garbled birth record and the other child's obituary simply lists her as Mrs. COSTRINO--her mother's name is shown as Marianna De JUSITTI on this child's birth record.

Their are multiple instances of siblings (some living in the same small town!) who have used different spellings of their surname throughout their lives. SCHIAVONE/SCHIAVONI, MICELOTTI/MICELOTTA etc...; these may seem to be minor variations but for an amateur with limited resources like me, they have caused many hours of head scratching confusion HA!

It'll take more explaining to sort these families out than the usual attempt to be as brief as possible so I'm going to just start with the basics and add more later. From above we know that Carolina SIMONE is the daughter of Brigida FINO & Pasquale SIMONE. Giovanni MAZZONE was one of 7 known children of Michelarcangelo MAZZONE (1822-1885) and Anna Maria SANTOMARCO (1824-+1910) who were married May 14, 1846. Michelarcangelo was one of 5 known children of Vitangelo MAZZONE (B. ~1779) and Teresa VENDITTI (B. ~1788) who were married Nov 21, 1816. Anna Maria was one of 6 known children of Michele SANTOMARCO (B. ~1788) and Maria Giuseppa SIMONE (B. ~1788) who were married ~1808.

Carolina SIMONE and Giovanni MAZZONE had 8 known children:
#1 Filomena (1876-1876)
#2 Filomena (1877-+1942) [IANIRO + COSTRINO]
#3 Rosa Maria (1880-1966) [AMOLLO]
#4 Annantonia (1883- in progress) [MIGNOGNO/MIGNOGNA/MIGNONE]
#5 Mariannina (1887-1887)
#6 Mariannina (1889-1917) [COSTRINO]
#7 Michelarcangelo (1892-1972) [to FENIO]
#8 Orazio (1896-1975) [to GENOA]
All the surviving children except for Rosa emigrated to Massachusetts. Next time, I'll start with Filomena and Mariannina's families as they become somewhat combined.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 18 Nov 2018, 16:44

#2 Filomena MAZZONE (1877 CdP - Bef 1956 MA) first married Michele IANIRO (~1870 Pietramontecorvino - ~1903 MA) on Oct 18, 1896. The most common pattern I've observed of marriage in the bride's hometown then residence in the groom's was followed. The couple soon moved back to Casalvecchio; perhaps for Filomena to be closer to her family while he was working in the USA? I haven't fully researched the IANIRO family but note from the 1896 marriage records that his parents were the then deceased Giovanni and the then still living Arcangela MASTRODOMENICO-both of Pietramontecorvino. His grandparents were likely Michele IANIRO & Antonia DE VITO and Alberto MASTRODOMENICO & Antonia CAGIANO.

Filomena and Michele had 3 known children before his mysterious death in America in 1903.
1. Giovannina /Jane/ Jennie (1897 Pietramontecorvino - 1980 CA) who married Luigi/Louis/Lewis SCHIAVONE/SCHIAVONI (1884 Torremaggiore - 1968 MA) on Feb 19, 1917 in Milford. I haven't fully researched the SCHIAVONE family but note from the 1917 marriage record that his parents were Pietro & Teresa SOLDANA. Giovannina & Luigi divorced sometime in the mid 1930's and she and the children were in the home of her mother on the 1940 census. The IANIRO surname is seen with a fair bit of variability in the record trail. The SCHIAVONE surname only partially survived 'Americanization' with some children going through life with the SCHIAVONI version. Giovannina & Luigi lived mostly in Framingham and had 6 known children:
--Pierno (1917-1918)
-- Peter Reno (1921-1997 CA) who used SCHIAVONI all his life. He and his mother are buried in the same cemetery; each with the separate versions of the surname used but definitely mother & child.
--Gildo (~1925 - Bef 2017) went to seminary school and joined a religious order.
--Theresa F. (1927-2017) who married Paul HIGGINS and had 7 children.
--Lena (~1929- Bef 1940)
--Robert (~1932-?) who may have also moved to California.

2. Pasquale (1900 CdP - 1967 MA) who married Theresa MOCCIO/MOCCIA (1914 Melito Irpino - 1991 MA) about 1929 probably in Framingham. I haven't fully researched the MOCCIO family but note from the records seen that the family was likely from Melito Irpino, Avellino, Campania, Italy and her parents were Nicola Saverio & Pasqualina GIORGIO.

Pasquale and his mother made several trips to the USA. It appears they remained permanently after the 1916 immigration. Pasquale & Theresa had 4 known children:
--Minerva Filomena (1931 - Aft 2015) who married first to Mr. DENNING and second to Francis Anthony CICCARELLI. She was last known living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
--Loretta (~1932 - Aft 2007) who may have married a Mr. TORELLO and was last known living in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts.
--Michael Aristotle (1933 - 2007) who married Roberta MACCINI.
--Patricia J. (~1937- Aft 2007) who was last known living in Framingham.

3. Antonetta Carolina (1903 CdP - 1903 CdP)

Filomena became the 3rd wife of Nicola\Nicholas COSTRINO with their marriage in Milford on May 4, 1925. Nicholas' 1st wife was Filomena's younger sister #6 Mariannina MAZZONE. (More next time on the COSTRINO family). Nicholas married for a 4th time in 1956. I have not been able to locate a death record for Filomena but assume it was prior to this 4th marriage.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 21 Nov 2018, 22:08

#6 Mariannina/Mary MAZZONE (1889 CdP - 1917 MA) married Nicola/Nicholas COSTRINO (1883 Torremaggiore - +1956 MA) on July 10, 1909 in Milford. His parents are listed as Giuseppe & Amalia TREMATORE. Nicholas immigrated with his maternal uncle Matteo TREMATORE in 1906. Note also another maternal uncle Nicola/Nick TREMATORE, who married Louisa FERRUCCI, was a neighbor in Milford. Louisa's father, Domenico's, 1st wife was my 1/2 great grand Aunt Arcangela ANDREOLA through her father, Giovanni's, 2nd marriage to Maddalena Costantina TOSCHES. Nicholas COSTRINO was able to leverage his shoe repair skills into his own business -the American Shoe Repair Co. He definitely had his own brand of patriotism for his new-found home; note the original given names of his children!
Mary & Nicholas had 5 known children before her untimely Feb 2, 1917 death just days after giving birth to their 5th child.

--Dr. Joseph Alfred (1910 MA - 1985 MO) who married first to Una Mae Johnson before 1940 and second to Betty Lee McCracken in 1950.
--Christopher Columbus John Americo/John Joseph (1911 MA - 1967 MO) who married Marion Elizabeth Knapp in 1935.
--Emelia Carolina America/Caroline (1913 MA - ? in New York?) who married George Aloysius McCauliff in 1939.
--Carolina Elisa America/Lena (1915 MA - 1997 MA) who married Frank MICELOTTI (1911 ME - 1984 MA) in 1939. Note that Frank's sister (and some other family members) used MICELOTTA. See his sister Mary Theresa below.
--Luigi Mario Americo (1917 MA -1917 MA) Luigi died a few days after his mother did.

Nicholas then married Mariannina/Mary DI GIUSEPPE (~1893 Italy - 1922 MA) on Sep 3, 1917. Her name is mangled in the Milford records with the exception of their marriage which also includes her parents names.
Mary & Nicholas had 2 known children before her death on Nov 22, 1922.

--Dr. Alexander Michael Americo/Michael Alexander (1918 MA - 2006 MA) who married Mary Theresa MICELOTTA (1919 MA - 2010 MA) on June 3, 1939.
--Rosa Marie /Rose (1919 MA - 2006 FL) who married Strategakis/Ownbey/Bryant

Nicholas COSTRINO then married his 1st wife's widowed older sister Filomena in 1925--see previous post.

Nicholas COSTRINO then married widowed Evelyn 'Spindel' Kay on June 6, 1956.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 05 Dec 2018, 20:37

#3 Rosa MAZZONE (1880 CdP-1966 Cdp)married Domenico AMOLLO (1880 Torremaggiore-? CdP) on Dec 8, 1901 in Casalvecchio. Domenico's surname has some variation (often AMMOLLO) in the record trail. I've used it as it shows on all his children's records. His parents were listed on their marriage Act as fu Giuseppe & di Filomena LAVORATO who lived in Torremaggiore. Domenico has one of the rarely found records of citizenship into the commune of Casalvecchio. Rosa & Domenico had 5 known children. All but their eldest appear to have stayed in Italy.
----Maria Lucietta/Lucy (1902 CdP-1984 MA) married Felice MELE (1894 Torremaggiore-1988 MA) on Feb 6, 1921 in Milford. They had 10 known children.
----Maria Grazia Carolina (1904 CdP-?) came to Milford in 1920 but I can find no additional information for her. She may have returned to CdP
----Filomena Annita (1906 CdP-?) married Antonio TUSONE on Aug 6, 1947 in CdP.
----Alfonso Carmine Antonio (1908 CdP-?) I had trouble deciphering the side note, but it appears that Alfonso married ? Elizabetta RICCETTA? in Castelluccio Valmaggiore, Foggia, Apulia on May 11, 1933.
---Giovan Giuseppe (1910 Cdp - 1956 CdP)

#4 Annantonia/Antoniette MAZZONE (1883 CdP - 1972 MA) married Pasquale MIGNOGNA Sr.(1879 Riccia -1944 MA) on Jan 14, 1907 in Milford. His parents were likely Antonio & Anunnziata SANTONE from Riccia, Campobasso, Molise. Pasquale was unable to read or write and his surname in the records in Milford becomes tangled. All of their 11 known children and their descendants go on with the new surname MIGNONE.
----Mary A. (1908 MA - 1999 MA) married Donato CIAVATTONE (1911 Cansano, L'Aquila, Abruzzo - 1999 MA) about 1935. His surname became CIAVATTONI in the USA.
----Antonio (1909 MA - 1909 MA)
----Lucietta/Lucy (1910 MA -1993 MA) married Teodoro/Theodore TOCCI (1904 CdP - 1996 MA) on Oct 20, 1930 in Milford. Teodoro was the 2nd born twin to his sister Maria Luigia. Their parents were Michelarcangelo (1904 fu Teodoro) and Maria Giovanna TOSCHES (1904 fu Giuseppe). Lucy & Theodore had 3 known children.
----Giovanni Joseph/John Sr. (1913 MA - 1989 MA) married Leonilda Florence TESTA (1906 MA - 1994 MA) Her parents were likely Victor & Josephine TOGNAZZI. John & Leonilda had 3 known children.
----Antonio John/Anthony (1915 MA - 2002 MA) Anthony had at least 2 marriages and 3 known children.
----Mariannina Theresa/Nina (1917 MA - 2012 MA) married Alfred Edward BARRY (1915 MA - 2001 MA) on Sep 27, 1938 and had 2 known children.
----Michele (1919 MA -1920 MA)
----Caroline Delores/Lena (1921 MA - 2014 MA) married Stephen WYSPIANSKI on Jan 22, 1945 and had 4 known children.
----Eleanor Regina ( 1922 MA - 2017 MA) married John Nicholas BIBBO (1915 MA - 1995 MA) on Apr 26, 1947 and had 2 known children.
---Gloria A. (1924 MA - 2017 MA) married Lucien R. CAGNON (1926 RI - 2000 MA) and had 4 known children.
----Pasquale Jr. (1926 MA -1928 MA)

#7 Michelarcangelo/Michael MAZZONE (1892 CdP - 1972 MA) married Alice FENIO (1899 Bisceglie, Bari, Apulia - 1980 MA) on May 2, 1927 in Worcester City and had 1 known child, John (1931 MA - ?)

#8 Orazio/Horace MAZZONE (1896 CdP - 1975 MA) married Rosa GENOA (1904 MA - 1974 MA) on Oct 5, 1924 and had 2 known children.
----John F. (1925 MA - 1984 MA) married Dora Mary Rosie PEPIN (1913 MA - 1999 MA).
----Horace Michael (1930 MA - 2015 CN) married Arlene CROSBY and had 1 known child.

Next up I will finish up Brigida FINO (see October 12th post) and her 2nd marriage to Vincenzo MANDES of Casalnuovo Monterotaro.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 18 Dec 2018, 13:51

After Pasquale SIMONE's death in 1861. Brigida FINO (1828 CdP - 1882 CdP) married widower Vincenzo MANDES (1823 CM - 1871 CdP) from Casalnuovo Monterotaro (CM) on April 1, 1862. His parents were Giovanni and Modesta FALCONE. Vincenzo was married twice prior to this.

His first marriage was to Isabella CELESTE (1821 CM - ~1850 CM) on Feb 7, 1847. Her parents were Antonio and Annantonia TIRRI. Vincenzo & Isabella had one known child, Michele (B. Jan 21, 1848 CM).

He married next to Maria Giuseppa SANTELIA (1827 CM - ~ 1862 CM) on Dec 22, 1850. Her parents were Paolo and Rosa COLANCHISE/COLLANCHISE. Vincenzo & Maria Giuseppa had four known children:
---Maria Mattea Concetta (1851 CM - ~1857 CM)
---Giovanni Nicola (B. 1855 CM)
---Maria Mattea Giuseppa (b. 1858 CM)
---Angelo Michele (b. 1862 CM)

Vincenzo & Brigida had five known children:
---Luigi (1863 CM - ~1863)
---Luigi (1864 CdP- ~1865 CdP)
---Luigi (1866 CdP- 1867 CdP)
---Filomena (1868 CdP - 1869 Cdp)
---Michelarcangelo (1870 CdP -1891 CdP {Single})

So only 2 of Brigida's 7 children survived to start families of their own. Brigida's brother, Antonio Maria FINO's (1833 CdP - 1902 CdP) family suffered a similar result in what were obviously some very difficult times in this region. Only 1 of his 6 known children survived.

Antonio is the 5th known child of Angelo & Anna Rosa COICO. Their 4th child, Maria Giuseppa (B. 1831), may have died as a child--I have been unable to locate any continuation for her in the record trail. This is the case for the 6th (and last) known of their children, Nicola Maria (B. 1836), as well.

Antonio married Maria Giuseppa/Josephine D'ALOIA (1848 CdP - 1935 MA) on Nov 25, 1872. Josephine's parents were Giuseppe and Teodora IERONIMO/IARONIMO--See Michelarcangelo D'ALOIA and Antonio's first cousin, Maria Raffaela FINO, in the July 21, 2018 post.

Antonio and Josephine's 6 children were all born in CdP and 5 of them died there.
---Maria Rosa (1873 - 1874)
---Angelo Maria (1875 CdP - 1938 MA) more later.....
---Nicola Maria (1877 - 1895)
---Rosa Maria (1880 - 1881)
---Rosa Maria (1885 - 1886)
---Rosa Maria (1887 - 1888)

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 22 Dec 2018, 15:25

Angelo FINO married Maria Louisa Consolatta/Elizabeth/Elissa VECCHIOLLA in Casalnuovo Monterotaro on Feb 14, 1897. Elissa was born in Montefalcone di Val Fortore, Benevento, Campania on Nov 12, ~1881 but was residing in Casalnuovo Monterotaro with her 52 year old widowed father, Filippo VECCHIOLLA, who consented to this marriage. Elissa's mother who lived & died in Montefalcone di Val Fortore was Maria Antonia PAOLETTI. Maria Antonia was listed as a 'tessetrice' = weaver. Montefalcone is located ~30 miles SSW of Casalnuovo Monterotaro. Both the Vecchiolla & Paoletti family names are well represented there.

Angelo emigrated to the USA in 1912, Elissa and the 3 surviving children followed in 1916. Elissa listed her father, Filippo, as her contact person residing in Casalvecchio. Angelo & Elissa had 5 additional children where they originally settled in Hopedale, Massachusetts. By 1930, the family had moved to Milford and bought the home at 274 Cuniff Ave which remained the family home for many decades. (Their son, Nicholas, died in 1993 while living in this home)

Angelo is often listed as a blacksmith, carrying on the family tradition going as far back as I've been able to document to his Great Grandfather Alesio FINO. Angelo died in Milford in 1938 at 63 years old. Elissa was over 100 years old at her death in 1984.

Several of the spouses of Angelo & Elissa's children have really piqued my curiosity and I have spent significant time tracking their families upstream. To avoid too much confusion, I'll list those families out in other posts. For now this is the quick list of Angelo & Elissa's children:

#1 Giovanni Nicola (1899 CdP - 1903 CdP)
#2 Antonio Maria (1902 CdP - 1968 MA) more to follow
#3 Maria Giuseppa/Josephine (1909 CdP - ?) married Alfred Theodore ORTLA Sr. in 1930
#4 Nicola/ Nicholas (1912 CdP - 1993 MA) married Marion G. SMITH about 1931
#5 Rose Maria (1917 MA - 1995 MA) more to follow
#6 Philip A. (1919 MA - 2014 MA) married Mary L. GIAMPIETRO about 1946
#7 Elizabeth Mary (1922 MA - 1983 MA) married Vincent Anthony NARDUCCI Sr. in 1947
#8 Angelina Rose (1923 MA - 2015 MA) MUCH more to follow
#9 Alexander Louis (1926 MA - ?) married Betty SAFIS in 1947

So for now, Merry Christmas! to all my friends and cousins. I hope we all have a peaceful and prosperous new year!

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 29 Dec 2018, 13:48

#2 Antonio FINO married Filomena R. DeCIERO (1906 Casalnuovo Monterotaro -1991 MA)about 1924 in Marlborough MA. They had 2 known children:
---Elizabeth Rose (1925 MA - 1988 FL) married Frank Joseph DeFAZIO Sr. (1924 MA - Bef 2007) on Dec 28, 1946. His parents were Dominick W. DeFAZIO Sr. (1900 Gasperina, Catanzaro, Calabria - 1980 MA) and Irene PAPARAZZO ((1907 Gasperina, Catanzaro, Calabria - 1991 MA). I've only added one child for Elizabeth Rose & Frank: Domenic Anthony (1948 MA - 1960 MA) who is buried with Elizabeth Rose's father. There are other children but all are likely still living.
---Josephine (~1934 MA - ~1936 MA)

Antonio FINO and Filomena R. DeCIERO divorced about 1954 and she later married Morris W. VILENSKY. I've found no additional marriage for Antonio. I've done some light tracking for Filomena's family which took me deeper into the Casalnuovo Monterotaro (CM) records. Her parents were Francesco Paolo "Frank" (1875 CM - 1955 MA) and Maria Giuseppa MANCINO [NOT with an i at the end!] (1881 CM - 1936 MA) who married Oct 10, 1897 in CM. Only one other of their children was linked for cross-referencing; Filomena's older sister, Anna/Mary A. (1898 CM - 1976 MA) who married first Antonio DeMUZIO and second Dante DALLAVALLE.

Francesco Paolo DeCIERO's parents were Domenico (1850 Carlantino, Foggia, Apulia - 1897 CM) and Anna BECCIA (1850 CM - +1897 CM) who married March 25, 1874 in CM. Anna's parents were Leonardo (1821 CM - Bef 1874 CM) and Maria Giuseppa IANNETTA (1829 CM - +1874 CM) who married June 14, 1848.

Maria Giuseppa MANCINO's parents were Luigi (1850 CM - +1897 CM) and Filomena SPECCHIO (1855 CM - +1897 CM) who married Jan 29, 1874 in CM. Luigi's parents were Saverio and Carmina ESPOSITO who married Jan 24, 1839. 3 other children are linked to Saverio & Carmina. Carmina's parents were Luigi and Rosa SCALERA who married Aug 26, 1813. Luigi ESPOSITO's surname comes not from being orphaned, but as is often seen in this region, because of an unwed mother. Her name is listed as Violanta DiVITA on his marriage record. 4 other children are linked for Luigi & Rosa.

Filomena SPECCHIO's parents were Saverio and Rachela/Rachele MORSELLI who married July 9, 1837. Saverio & Rachela have 8 other children linked to them.

As I wrap up this first year into this project, I look back and realize A) how much I've learned & B) how much more I need to learn HA!
While I've spent a considerable time investigating destinations like Milford, MA or other originations like Casalnuovo Monterotaro, the linked together family members in the Casalvecchio category is now approaching 2000 people and is becoming a real handy tool when I find spouses etc that I need to track back upstream to Casalvecchio. Chances are getting better & better that I'll find their ancestors already on the list!

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by tylerwood377 » 02 Jan 2019, 10:35

thanks for your cooperation

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 04 Jan 2019, 15:36

You're welcome?!

#5 Rose/Rosa Maria FINO married Pasquale Arthur ANNANTUONIO on Dec 30, 1944 in Milford. Pasquale was born April 8, 1920 in Milford. He and Rose have exactly the same date of death of October 22, 1995. I haven't as yet learned the story that must exist behind that fact.

I haven't tracked Rose & Pasquale's children beyond their son Anthony A. ANNANTUONIO Sr. born March 23, 1946 as they are likely still living. I did track Pasquale's family upstream and learned a few interesting things.
Pasquale's original surname is most likely IANNANTUONO. His father Antonio (1888 ? Italy - 1977 MA) immigrated in 1906 and married Filomena ZURLO (1892 CM - 1974 MA) on Jan 30, 1910. I have listed and partially tracked 5 other children for Antonio & Filomena:
---Donato/Daniel A. (1911 - 2009) who married Eleanor DEMERS
---Lucia/Lucy (1913-1930) who died as a child
---Arturo/Arthur M. (1914-2000) who married Margaret MEOMARTINO
---Guerino/Goody A. (1916-2006) who married Rose TESSICINI
---Ermando P. (1918-2014) who married Minerva WATKINS

Antonio lists his parents as Leonardo and Lucia IADAROLA. I was unable to track Antonio to a hometown in Italy or to continue beyond what is listed in the 1910 marriage for his parents. In his wife's hometown of Casalnuovo Monterotaro, IANNANTUONI is a common surname but IADAROLA is relatively rare. In nearby Pietramontecorvino, IANNANTUONO is the version used and is relatively common. IADAROLA is very common and there are many IANNANTUONO/IADAROLA marriages in the books. I couldn't find a 1888 range birth for Antonio or a Leonardo + Lucia marriage on the quick scans I did, but did not dig very deeply. Some other document with some clue to Antonio's origins must be found to help narrow down the search areas. Again based on the early records found, IANNANTUONO is the most likey 'pre-americanized' version.

Filomena ZURLO's family took me once again deep into the Casalnuovo Monterotaro records. Her parents were Antonio Maria (1859 CM - +1940 MA) and Angela MANDES (1862 CM - +1940 MA) who married Feb 9, 1882 in CM. I have listed and partially tracked 6 other children for Antonio & Angela:
---Maria Maddalena (B. Sep 15, 1883)
---Pasquale (1885-1886)
---Nicola Pasquale (B. Sep 5, 1887) married 1st Angela Maria MINCHILLO/2nd Rosa MEOMARTINO
---Rosa (1894 CM - 1979 MA) married Antonio SANNICANDRO (son Michele & Carmela DeLUCA)
---Eda/Ida (1897 CM - 1992 MA) married Amelio Nunzio FERRELLI. Their daughter Rose Mary (1923 MA - 2008 MA) married Michael D'ALOIA Sr. (1920 CdP - 2003 MA)
---Giuseppa/Josephine (1899 CM - 1989 MA) married Alessandro PORZIO (son of Baldasarre? and Raffaela IADAROLA)

Antonio Maria's parents were Nicola Pasquale ZURLO (B. 1832 CM ) and Maria Maddalena TOCCI (B. 1836 CdP) who were married Nov 8, 1855 in Casalvecchio. Nicola Pasquale's parents were Diego (B. ~ 1792 Lucera) and Vittoria PALADINO (B. ~ 1792 Lucera) who were married Jan 5, 1812 in Lucera. Diego & Vittoria moved their family to CM sometime between 1824 and 1832. Many (if not all) ZURLOs in CM descend from them including:
--- Vincenzo (B. 1819 Lucera) who married Angela Maria SOCCI in 1841
--- Anna (B. ~ 1822 Lucera) who married Giovannantonio D'AMICO in 1851
---Domenico (B. 1824 Lucera) who married Angiola DiNUNZIO (her mother was Emanuela IANNANTUONI)
Only known from the 1812 marriage: Diego's parents were Domenico & Teresa GRAZIANO/Vittoria's were Gaspare & Rachel VERRELLI.

Maria Maddalena TOCCI's parents were Antonio Maria Martino (B. ~1806 CdP) and Carmina CRIASIA (B. 1813 CdP) who were married April 25, 1835. Antonio Maria Martino's parents were Teodoro ( B. ~1780) & Maddalena TOSCHES ( B. ~1780) who were married ~1800. Carmina's parents were Giuseppe Maria ( B. ~1788) and Maria Giovanna FRATTA ( B. ~1790) who were married ~1808. We will see another child of this marriage, Leonardo Antonio CRIASIA, in a later post.

Angela MANDES' parents were Vincenzo Maria (B. 1834 CM) and Maria Filomena BECCIA (B. 1834 CM) who were married Nov 22, 1855. Vincenzo Maria's parents were Giuseppe Maria (B. 1811 CM) and Angela Maria IANNETTA (B. 1814 CM) who were married April 14, 1833. Giuseppe Maria's parents were Luigi (B. ~1786 CM) and Angela Maria CAPPABIANCA (B. ~1786 CM) who married about 1806. Angela Maria's parents were Adamantonio (B. ~1789 CM) and Maria Vincenza DiNUNZIO who were married about 1809.

Maria Filomena BECCIA's parents were Giovannantonio/Giovanni (B. 1811 CM) and Angela Maria VILLANO (B. ~*1821* CM - Bef 1857) who were married Oct 27, 1833. Giovannantonio/Giovanni married again in 1857 to Maddalena FIORE (daughter of Michele & Silvia SANTOMARCO). Giovannantonio/Giovanni's parent's were Nicola (B. ~1787 CM) and Cristina SANGIULIANO (B. ~1787 CM) who were married about 1807.

Angela Maria VILLANO's parents were Domenico Maria (B. ~1793 CM) and Rachela CICCONE (B. ~1793 CM) who were married October 24, 1813. Domenico Maria's parents were Angelo (B. ~1772 CM) and Rosa MEOMARTINO (B. ~1772 CM) who were married about 1792. Rachela's parents were Giovanni and Liboria PIERRI/PIRRO/PIRRI.

Some of Giovanni CICCONE and Liboria PIERRI/PIRRO/PIRRI's other children include; Luigi who married Annantonio ZULLO in 1830, Saverio who married Teresa AGNUSDEI in 1835, Gabriella who married Michelangelo FERRECCHIA in 1830 and Francesco Paolo who married Rachele PALMIERI in 1834.

Next time we are going deep into some VERY familiar Casalvecchio families as we explore the ancestry of #8 Angelina Rose FINO's husband Agostino/Augustino Anthony NIRO.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 16 Jan 2019, 19:15

See the Casalnuovo Monterotaro post for tips on using the short-cut sheets.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 03 Feb 2019, 16:05

Angie(Angelina Rose) FINO and Augustino (Agostino) Anthony NIRO (1920 MA - 2007 MA)were married on Sep 21, 1946 in Milford. They had two children: Michael (1952 MA - 1995 CA) and Marie, who married Peter TOSCHES.

Augustino's parents were Michelarcangelo (Michele) (1893 CdP - 1977 MA) and Maria Flora ANDREOLA (1899 CdP - 1989 MA) who married on June 17, 1917 in Milford. Michele & Flora had 4 other known children:
--Francis L. (1918 MA - 2006 MA) who married Rita C. LAROSA.
--Filomena (Florence) (1922 MA - 2016 MA) who married Frank GAROFANO.
--Pasquale Joseph (Pat) (1926 MA - 2014 MA) who married Helen SHURAS
--Celia Ann (1929 MA - +2016) who married Pasquale (Pat) DEMAURO

From this point on assume all events occurred in Casalvecchio unless noted otherwise. Because of the volume of information, I'll look at Augustino's paternal side, then return later to his maternal ANDREOLA side.
Michele NIRO was the only known child of Francesco (1870-1956) and Flaminea Caterina VENDITTI (1872-1895) who married on May 1, 1891. Francesco's father & Flaminea's mother were siblings. Flaminea's birth record is one of those that is listed on the index but the pages were not filmed--one of those gaps discussed in an earlier post. After Flaminea's death Francesco married Maria Pasquala IACOVELLI (1875- + 1910) on March 2, 1897. Francesco & Maria Pasquala had 4 known children:
--Matteo (1899- )
--Maria Giuseppa (1901- )
--Grazia Maria (1907- )
--Giovanni (1909-1944)

Maria Pasquala IACOVELLI's parents were Matteo (1851 - +1897) and Rosa Maria CRIASIA (1853 - +1897). Matteo's parents were Giuseppe Antonio (1825 - +1869) and Anna Lucia MUCCIO (1825 - +1869). Giuseppe Antonio's parents were Donato (B. ~1787) and Maria Michela FRATTA (B. ~1787). Anna Lucia's parents were Filippo Leonardo (B. ~1797) and Anna Teresa DE LUCA (B. ~1795). Rosa Maria CRIASIA's parents were Leonardo Antonio (1821- bef 1866) and Maria Eugenia PERRELLA (1818 in Celenza Valefortore - 1875 CdP). Leonardo Antonio's parents were Giuseppe Maria (B.~1788) and Maria Giovanna FRATTA (B. ~1790).

Flaminea Caterina VENDITTI's parents were Giuseppe (1850-1893) and Maria Giuseppa NIRO (1850- +1910) who married on Feb 8, 1872. {See Michele NIRO below for more on Maria Giuseppa's family} Giuseppe VENDITTI's parents were Teodoro (~1874 - bef 1866) and Maria Maddalena SIMONE (1821-1895) who married on Oct 21, 1847 (Teodoro at age 63!). Teodoro may have had an earlier marriage but I have not located it. Teodoro & Maria Maddalena had 3 other known children (not fully tracked):
--Ascanio Maria (1849- )
--Giovanni Maria (1853- )
--Maria Ludovina Cristina (1854-)

Teodoro's parents were Liborio (B.~1762) and Catarina FALCONE (B.~1762) who had another known child, Leonardo (B. ~1788) who married Benedetta BECCIA and had 5 known children(not fully tracked).
Maria Maddalena SIMONE's parents were Fortunato (B.~1783) and Camilla IACAMPO (B. ~1783) See the post on OCT 4, 2018 and use the link in the 4th paragraph for much more on this SIMONE family.

Giuseppe VENDITTI and Maria Giuseppa NIRO had 2 other known children:
--Teodoro (1875- +1910) who married Maria Lucia Beatrice RUSCITTI (1874 - +1910). Maria Lucia Beatrice's parents were Vincenzo (1837 in San Nicandro Garganico - 1896 CdP) & Maria Cristina ANDREOLA (1837 - bef 1906). Both of these families have been tracked upstream as well as additional information downstream.
---Antonio Maria (1887-1902)

Francesco NIRO's parents were Michele ( 1844 - 1873) and Maria Giuseppa ANDREOLA (1844 - +1910). Michele and Maria Giuseppa had 1 other known child:
-- Maria Cleonice (1868 - ) who married Giovanni CRIASIA on June 11, 1885 (1863 - ). Giovanni's parents were Nicola Maria (1835 -1865) and Maria Leonarda ANDREOLA (1831 - 1875)-- more on her family upstream has been tracked.

Michele and Maria Giuseppa NIRO's parents were Leonardo Matteo 'Matteo' (B. ~1785 -1871) and his 2nd wife Maria Albina BRUNETTI (1809 in Castelnuovo Della Daunia - 1879 CdP) who married on Jan 22, 1842.

I'll pick up from here later.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 06 Feb 2019, 21:37

Leonardo Matteo 'Matteo' NIRO's parents were Michele (B. ~1764) and Patrizia MANCINI (B. ~1764). Maria Albina BRUNETTI's parents were Francesco (B. ~1770) and Vincenza D'ETTORES (B. ~1770).

Michele and Patrizia had one other known child, Arcangela (B. ~1801) who married Michele GIORDANO on Aug 5, 1820.

Francesco and Vincenza had four other known children -all born in Castelnuovo Della Daunia:
--Rachele (B. ~1791) who married 1st Teodoro CRESCENZI on Dec 14, 1809, and 2nd Domenico CERRETO on Dec 28, 1829.
--Anna Maria (B. ~1793) who married Francesco ALBERTO on Dec 2, 1816
--Maria Orazia (B. ~1798) who married Crescenzo CRESCENZI on Jan 26, 1817
---Maria Emanuele (B. ~1801) who married Giovanni PETRACCA on Oct 25, 1823

Leonardo Matteo 'Matteo' and Maria Albina had 4 other known children beside Michele and Maria Giuseppa:
--Annantonia (B. 25 Nov 1842)
--Giovanni (B. 28 Jan 1846)
--Nicola Maria (B. 10 Dec 1847)
--Maria Filomena (B. 29 Nov 1852)

Leonardo Matteo 'Matteo' was married once before he married Maria Albina in 1842. His first wife was Anna D'INSEO (B. ~1789 - ~1841). This marriage is estimated to have been about 1809. Leonardo Matteo 'Matteo' and Anna had nine known children:
--Maria Caterina (B. 27 Oct 1810)
--Leonarda Antonia 'Antonia' (1813 - 1884) who married Giacomo CAPECE. Some tracking done on their descendants.
--Maria Michela (B. 31 Dec 1814) who married Saverio IANNANTUONO (1809 in CASALNUOVO MONTEROTARO) Some tracking done on their descendants
--Maria Nicola (1817-1819)
--Maria Nicola (B. 29 Feb 1820)
--Maria Pasquala (B. 20 Apr 1822)
--Lucia (B. 28 Apr 1824) who married 1st Teodoro Di DOMENICO in 1844, and 2nd Simone De LISI in 1852.
--Raffaele (B. 19 Aug 1826)
--Michele (1833-1843)

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 07 Feb 2019, 13:21

NickAndreola wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 16:05
Flaminea Caterina VENDITTI's parents were Giuseppe (1850-1893) and Maria Giuseppa NIRO (1850- +1910) who married on Feb 8, 1872. {See Michele NIRO below for more on Maria Giuseppa's family} Giuseppe VENDITTI's parents were Teodoro (~1874 - bef 1866) and Maria Maddalena SIMONE (1821-1895) who married on Oct 21, 1847 (Teodoro at age 63!). Teodoro may have had an earlier marriage but I have not located it. Teodoro & Maria Maddalena had 3 other known children (not fully tracked):

Correction----Giuseppe VENDITTI's parents were Teodoro (~1774 - bef 1866)

Augustino (Agostino) Anthony NIRO's maternal branch tracks upstream from his mother Maria Flora ANDREOLA (1899 CdP - 1989 MA). Her parents were Agostino (1869 CdP - 1905 CdP) and Silvia VENDITTI (1869 CdP - 1904 CdP). Silvia is often seen as 'Celia' in the family's records-including the given name of her granddaughter Celia Ann. Silvia's parents were Stefano (B. 1841) and Domenica Maria BECCIA (B. 1844) who were married Jun 28, 1866. More up/downstream has been tracked for this VENDITTI family.

Agostino and Silvia had two other known children:
--Maria Luigia (1896 CdP - 1975 MA) who married Michele/Michael PAVENTO and had 5 known children. Maria Luigia & Maria Flora's families lived next door to each other for years in Milford.
--Pasquale Francesco (1902 CdP - 1903 CdP)

From this point on assume all events occurred in Casalvecchio unless noted otherwise. Agostino ANDREOLA's parents were Pasquale (1841 - 1902) and Maria Luigia NAIMO (1849 - +1910) who married June 6, 1868. Pasquale & Maria Luigia had 11 known children but sadly only 4 (including eldest, Agostino) of those children survived infancy/childhood.
--Giuseppe Maria (B. 1872) who married 1st Francesca SPAVALDO (~1876 in Celenza Valfortore - 1902 CdP) on Aug 9, 1898 and had one child, Maria Giuseppa Lucia (1899-1977) who married Michele LUCIANO on June 2, 1916. Giuseppe married 2nd the widow Maria Filomena PALMIERI (1851 - 1905) on Feb 24, 1905. Maria Filomena's first husband was Matteo BRUNETTI. Some upstream tracking for this PALMIERI family done here
Giuseppe married 3rd Giovannina IERONIMO (1881 in San Marco la Catola -1954 CdP) on April 14, 1907. Before the records ran out, I located 2 children for them. Luigi (B. 1907) and Antonio (1910 - 1975).
--Annantonia (1873 - 1874)
--Cristina (1874 - 1875)
--Antonio Maria (1876 -1877)
--Antonio Maria (1877 - 1962) who married Maria Luigia CELOZZI (1889 - 1963) on Aug 10, 1905. I was unable to locate any children for Antonio & Maria Luigia in the available records. This CELOZZI family has more information here
--Matteo (B. 1880) who married Rosa MANCINI (B. 1885) on March 19, 1906 and had 2 known children; Pasqaule (B. 1907) and Luisa Filomena (1909 - 1910). This MANCINI family has more information here
--Giovanni (1882 - 1885)
--Lucia ( 1884 - 1885)
--Giovanni (1886 - 1889)
--Annavilia (1890 - 1890)

It is difficult for me to not be heartbroken for Pasquale and Maria Luigia. So, I take a break here and we'll look at their ancestors next time.

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 26 Feb 2019, 16:38

Maria Luigia NAIMO's parents were Leonardo Matteo 'Matteo' (B. 1822- bef 1866) and Maria Giuseppa ANDREANO (1826 - Aft 1868) who were married Jan 23, 1848. Matteo & Maria Giuseppa had 3 other known children: Carmine (B. 1851), Maria Michela (B. 1854) and Pasquale (B. 1857).

Matteo NAIMO's parents were Carmine (B. ~ 1789) and Maria Rosa GAMBATESA (B. ~ 1789) who were married about 1809. They had 8 other known children:
--Anna Maria (1810-~1811)
--Anna Maria (B. 1812)
--Luigi Maria (B. ~1816) who married Carmina SANGIULIANO (B. ~1818) on Dec 27, 1840.
--Pietro Antonio (B. 1819)
--Nicola Maria (B. 1825-~1832)
--Annantonia (B. 1827) who married Giovannantonio ANDREANO (B. 1820) on Nov 30, 1850. {Giovannantonio and Maria Giuseppa were siblings.}
--Maria Pasquala (B. 1831) who married Giovanni SANTOMARCO (B. 1831) on Oct 11, 1856
--Nicola Maria (B. 1833) who married Maria Michela ORSOGNA (B. ~1837) on May 26, 1862.

Maria Giuseppa ANDREANO's parents were Nicola Maria (B. ~ 1789) and Maria Mattea TOCCI (B. ~ 1789) who were married about 1809. The had 7 other known children besides Giovannantonio and Maria Giuseppa .
----Anna Maria (B. 1810)
--Twins: Michelarcangelo & Annantonia (B. 1813)
--Maria Nicola (B. 1818) who married Francesco Saverio STANZIANO (B. 1820) on Jan 14, 1844.
--Twins: Maria Pasquala & Giuseppantonio (B. 1823)
--Maria Michela (B. 1824)

Pasquale ANDREOLA'S (1841-1902) parents were Agostino (~1799-Bef 1866) and Antonia FRATTA (~1798-1866) who married on Feb 11, 1818. I am currently looking into this branch of the ANDREOLA family and will add much more later about Pasquale's siblings and ancestors.

Going back now to the descendants of Alesio FINO (B. ~1780 - Bef 1866) and Maria Giuseppa FERRUCCI (B. ~1780 - Bef 1866) for the final child to be located, Pasquale (1819 -1867). Pasquale was married 3 times. 1st to Maria Alberta COLAVITA (1826 - ~1852) on Feb 19 1852. Maria Alberta was the sister of his brother Francesco's wife, Carmina (who were my second great grandparents). Maria Alberta died shortly after this marriage and no children were located.

Pasquale then married Raffaela DIGIORGIO (~1821 - ~1860) on Sep 14, 1853. Raffaela was the widow of Carlo Maria CRIASIA (1818 - ~1852). They were married Feb 20, 1843 and were the grandparents of Antonio Maria CRIASIA/CREASIA who married Rosa FINO (my first cousin twice removed) on April 1, 1906 and moved to Milford. Pasquale & Raffaela had one child, Maria Giuseppa (B. 1854 - Aft 1910) who married Pasquale DELUCA (B. 1848) on Feb 10, 1873. Pasquale was the son of Michelarcangelo (1820 - 1875) and Anna Maria COLAGIOVANNI (1818 - 1870) who were married on Nov 9, 1840. I have not been able to locate any children for Maria Giuseppa and Pasquale DELUCA.

Pasquale FINO's third marriage was to Giovanna Maria BRIGLIA (1819 - Aft 1867) on March 14, 1861. Giovanna Maria was the widow of Giuseppantonio MIRANDA (1820 - ~1860). Based on her age, no children were expected and none were located.

Pasquale concludes my research into the FINO family in Casalvecchio. After tracking everyone noted in all the records available to me, I can say with a high degree of certainty that ALL FINOs that lived in Casalvecchio from 1810-1910 descend directly from Alesio FINO and Maria Giuseppa FERRUCCI, the parents of 5 known children and the grandparents of 27 grandchildren.

Many of their descendants migrated to the USA. Milford, Massachusetts was the most common destination. It appears that some significant number of their descendants stayed in Casalvecchio. A look through a recent town document about some land parcels still includes many FINO surnames.
--Fino Alessio fu Giuseppe
--Fino Alessio fu Nicola proprietario e Celozzi Francesca fu Giuseppe usufruttuaria in parte
--Fino Concetta fu Michele
--Fino Elisa, Luigi, Grazia, Michele e Laura fu Giuseppe rapp. Da Tosches Pietro fu Eluterio
--Fino Basilio fu Matteo, Flocco Giuseppina fu Antonio Coniugu
--Fino Francesco fu Matteo
--Fino Giovanni Antonio fu Michele
--Fino Giuseppe ed Emilio fu Matteo
--Fino Giuseppe, Filomena, Benedetta, Carmela, Lucia, Concetta e Giovanna fu Michele
--Fino Nicola fu Giuseppe
--Fino Nicola e Pietro fu Giuseppe
--Fino Pietro
--Fino Pietro e Andreano Antonietta fu Antonio

http://www.comune.casalvecchiodipuglia. ... rticle.jsp

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Re: Casalvecchio di Puglia

Post by NickAndreola » 27 Feb 2019, 12:20

Alesio FINO and Maria Giuseppa FERRUCCI, the parents of 5 known children and the grandparents of 27 grandchildren.

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