It was almost Christmas and my films hadn’t arrived yet from Salt Lake City to the Family History Center. Plus the Center was closing for 2 weeks for the holidays so I decided to see what I could locate about my family using the internet. I subscribed to the trial version of Ancestry but still needed a credit card. I put my information in and totally flipped when I realized my subscription cost me almost $400.00 U.S.! I swore I was going to cancel it but of course I didn’t using the excuse that it would be my X-mas present to myself.
I also registered on the Ellis Island Website which was free but I hated the search engine. Thankfully I discovered I could search the site using Steve Morse’s One Step Pages which I still use and love today. But after weeks of searching, and with the help of some friends on the Italian Genealogy Forum I still hadn’t found much that was useful to me – except for:
First Name: Bruno
Last Name: Angiletta
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian So.
Last Place of Residence: Ardore, Italy
Date of Arrival: Feb 23, 1920
Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Duca degli Abruzzi
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0017
According to this manifest, a 15 year old Bruno left his grandfather Rocco in Ardore and was traveling with his mother to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to see his father Giuseppe. I remember my father telling me about a cousin named Bruno who lived in Pittsburg so I pursued this and again with the help of some friends located his obituary. *Note: Some information has been removed.
|Bruno Angilletta 1904-2005|
Friday, August 26, 2005
Sept. 16, 1904–Aug. 24, 2005
Private funeral services for Bruno Angilletti, 100, of Newark, will be held for family on Saturday, at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, with the Rev. Robert Penhallurick officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Bruno Angilletti died in the Hospice wing of LPN Health Care Facility on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005. He was born in Ardura, Calabria, Italy to the late Joseph and Josephine (Rubino) Angilletti….
…In addition to his parents, Bruno was preceded in death by his wife, Rose (Prato) Angilletti.
The family request that memorials be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark.
For an online guestbook, please visit www.reedegan.com.
Originally published August 26, 2005
This is Bruno lived over 100 years – my grandfather Bruno lived to 94. Using the info from the obit I had my father contact Bruno’s daughter and it turned out this was Dad’s first cousin. His daughter was nice enough to provide us with some pictures of Bruno. Through this I learned that Nonno Bruno had a brother Giuseppe and their father, my great grandfather’s name was Rocco.