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Salvatore ANGILLETTA of Grotteria

Still working on the families of Grotteria thanks to Carm  who sent me a bunch of new records.  Salvatore spent time in Arlington Massachusetts and traveled back and forth to his home in Grotteria.  His son, Giuseppe and daughter, Dorotea also made trips to Massachusetts and eventually settled there. While I’m updating the page I thought you might like to see the records:

Salvatore ANGILLETTA (circa 1856) and Maria Nunziata MACRI.

Their Children:

Teresa Immaculata ANGILLETTA (circa 1879)  married Francesco Antonio FEMIA .  Here are their marriage and pubblicazioni records.

Giuseppe ANGILLETTA (circa 1885) married Maria SCALI – WW1 Draft Registration Information

Dorotea Elisabetta ANGILLETTA (1888) birth act.

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Cosimo Angilletta

Cosimo Angilletta

Cosimo Angilletta 1925-1995

Cosimo Angilletta was born on 2 July 1925 in Gerace Marina (Locri) to Francesco Angilletta of Ardore, Reggio Calabria, and Domenica Fuda of Gerace Marina.  He was the fourth of seven children and the second oldest son.

In about 1954, he married Marianina Esposito, daughter of Pasquale and Rosina Tropea of Bianco and together they had two sons.

In January of 1995 he died of a brain tumour after having being ill for just over a year and is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on St. Clair Ave. W. in Toronto, Ontario.

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Giuseppe Antonio ANGILLETTA

Giuseppe Antonio ANGILLETTA
Father: Salvatore ANGILLETTA
Mother: Filomena PANETTA
Born: 21 Apr 1888 in Grotteria, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Married: 6 Dec 1937 Sebastian, Arkansas, USA
Died: 2 Sep 1952 Calvary Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA

Joseph Angeletti Tombstone

Joseph Angeletti Tombstone

Spouse: Louise MAESTRI
Father: Leo MAESTRI (1894-1962)
Mother: Caterina
Born: 27 Jul 1919 in Greenwood, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA
Died: 3 Mar 2008 in Liberty Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA


  • Comune of Grotteria Birth Act #88
  • Microfilm

Titles: Registri dello stato civile di Grotteria (Reggio di Calabria),
1809-1910 Grotteria (Reggio di Calabria). Ufficio dello stato civile
Nati: 1888 FHL INTL Film
1800866 Item 1

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More Ship Manifests

Using the variations in spelling for our Angilletta ancestors, I was able via the site to compile this list of passengers to the U.S.A.  which can be viewed in Excel format:

If you have any trouble viewing the file, please let me know and I will send it to you in plain format.  Or you can view a less complete list at

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Sicilian Angilletta

While the majority of Angilletta’s I have found have been from Reggio Calabria, there are a few I have found recorded on Family Search as being from Siracusa, Sicily. They are as follows:

Birth:1828 Sicilia, Italy
Spouse: Antonia MICIELI
Marriage: 1853 Siracusa, , Sicilia, Italy

Birth: 1859 Siracusa, , Sicilia, Italy

Father: Antonio ANGILLETTA
Mother: Antonia MICIELI
Spouse: Giuseppa ACCOMANDO
Marriage: 21 DEC 1882 Siracusa, , Sicilia, Italy

The site makes the following claim:

Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available. Ancestral File may list the same family and the submitter.

No source information is available.

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Find a Grave

Find a Grave is a wonderful free resource virtual cemetery where many of our Angilletta ancestors can be found. All names and records are user submitted and you can find some wonderful information such as obituaries, pictures or tombstones as well as persons and plot details.

Make sure you check out the possible spelling variations such as

  • Angelletta
  • Angiletta
  • Angilletta
  • Angeletti

and anything else you can think of.

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