In my last post I wrote about Vincenzo DeLellis (1863 – 1915), son of Francesco DeLellis (1828 – 1908) and Anna (LNU). Vincenzo was their only son. Francesco went on to marry Caterina Loffredo (1853 – 1918) after the presumed passing of his 1st wife Anna. I have no additional information on Anna. Francesco and Caterina went on to have 3 more children. Filomena (1877), my great grandmother, son Luigi (1880) and Umberto (1890)
Umberto, the youngest child, was born 1890 in San Gregorio, Casterta, Italy. I have found very little information on Umberto other than a passenger manifest for him and marriage record. He was traveling with his parents, Francesco and Caterina, destination Rhode Island to his brother Vincenzo. The record below is familysearch.org
|Arrival Date||30 Apr 1904|
|Birth Date||abt 1890|
|Ethnicity/ Nationality||Italian (South)|
|Port of Departure||Napoli|
|Port of Arrival||New York, New York|
|Ship Name||Citta Di Genova|
|Search Ship Database||Citta Di Genova|
|Umberto Delellis – Apr 1904 – New York, New York Napoli Napoli – Male – Citta Di Genova|
I know so little about the DeLellis family. Hopefully with the few family connection’s I have made, together we can piece together our branches. I have sent away for a marriage certificate for Umberto. I will update when the record is received. The record below was also found on familysearch.org This was an important record since I had located two men named Umberto born in the same year. Umberto #2 was the son of Alfonso DeLellis.
|Name||Umberto De Lellis|
|Event Date||02 Apr 1911|
|Event Place||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States|
|Event Place (Original)||Manhattan, New York|
|Birth Year (Estimated)||1890|
|Mother’s Name||Caterina Lofejjo|
|Spouse’s Name||Michelina Mastangelo|
|Spouse’s Marital Status||Single|
|Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated)||1884|
|Spouse’s Father’s Name||Salvatore|
|Spouse’s Mother’s Name||Nicolina Leggiers|
By 1910 there were 8 DeLellis families living in Johnston, Rhode Island. They were all connected but exactly how I am not sure yet.
Living at 536 Union Ave. was Giovanni DeLellis (1848), laborer, his wife Anna (1855), son Giovanni Jr (1886) working as a clerk, daughter Maria (1882) working as a spooler in worsted mill. Also living with them was there married daughter Carmela aka Minnie (1890) husband Angelo Dibiase (1887), tailor, daughter Louisa (1908) and son Ettore (1910)
Also on Union Ave at 503 was Vincenzo DeLellis (1865), millsman, his wife Carmela(1867) their children Maria (1892), Francesco (1896), Benedetto (1898), Anna (1902), Vingenza ( 1907)
Living next door at 504 Union Ave was Luigi DeLellis (1880)(Vincenzo’s brother), cobbler, wife Annuziata (1878), children Antonetta (1903), Maria (1905), and a son (9/12)
At 11 What Cheer Ave was Tommas DeLellis (1858) florist, wife Maria (1861) children Emilia (1902) Alfredo (1904) Louisa ( 1906) and two stepdaughters.
Domiano DeLellis (1873), barber, was living at 161 Knight St with his wife Antonia (1867) daughters Annie (1901) Margarita (1907) son Luicei (1905) son Sinefore (1908 – 1909) Living with them was his mother-in-law Maria Bartolomingi and brother-in-law Joseph
Alessandro DeLellis (1877), filler in fuse shop, lived at 319 Pocasset Ave with his wife Maria (1878), children Francesca (1908), Giovanni (1910 – 1911), son Alberto (1905 – 1906) Living with them was his father-in-law Giuseppe Piacitelli (widow) and his sister-in-law Asunta, candy maker.
With an address change from Vanner to Simmonsville Rd Giocabbe DeLellis (1856), day laborer and wife Raffaela (1862) were living in Johnston as early as 1900 along with Giuseppe and Vincenzo. They had 1 confirmed son named Peitro (1890) Living next door to Giocabbe and Raffaela in 1900 was Nicola DeLellis (1840) day laborer, and his wife Mary (1854)
These early residents set the stage for our families beginning here in the United States.