Posts Tagged ‘Grotteria’

Family of Nicodemo Angilletta & Elisabetta Lombardo


Rosario Salvatore Angilletta

Finally, after months of extracting civil records I have been able to group many of our Angilletta ancestors into Family Groups. The first published family is Nicodemo Angilletta [1853] born in Grotteria to Isidoro and Caterina Panetta who married Elisabetta Lombardo [1863] from Mammola, the daughter of Agostino and Rosa Maria Agostino.

Nicodemo and Elisabetta resided in Mammola and their 13 children were all born there. At least 5 of them died as children.

One child, Rosario Salvatore [1892-1968] immigrated to the United States and was married to Caterina Protetta [1900].  The picture on the right was taken from his passport application from 1922. I will be adding more information about Salvatore and Caterina but will not be adding any details about their descendants as not to violate any privacy laws.   If you descend from any of these people and would like more information then shoot me an email and explain exactly how you are related and we can take it from there.  Please, do not ask me for any personal information – I can’t [won’t] provide that.


Please note that all information posted thus far is public domain and no privacy laws have been breached intentionally or otherwise. Should you see anything that should not be posted please contact me and I will investigate and if necessary remove immediately. Alternatively, if you would like to add, modify or expand on this family, I would also be interested in hearing from you.

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.

Vincenzo ANGILLETTA – Grotteria–>Massachusetts

Just finished uploading the family group sheet for Vincenzo ANGILLETTA di Francesco of Grotteria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.  He married Maria Rosa MAGGIO.  The family changed their surname to Gillette for a short time which made it a bit challenging to research at first but using Ancestry and the Family Search site together I was able to piece enough information to construct a page.

Am working on the census extraction information now and will link soon for anyone who is interested. I have also charted three of his daughters along with their spouses and children.

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
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