Angelo Antonio Langellotti continued

In my last post, I wrote about my great grandfather Giuseppe (Joseph) Langellotti. In writing a bit of his story I began to understand the close bonding ties he held with his older brother Angelo Antonio who was b.1870 San Gregorio Martese, Caserta, Italy. Angelo passed away on 28 Dec. 1915, Bronx, New York. He was buried at the Old St Raymonds Cemetery in the Bronx. (On most all of his documents, his name was written as Angelantonio but I will refer to him as Angelo)

Angelo arrived in New York in 1904 ahead of his wife Caterina aka Catherine Bocchino and their 3 children, Nicola (1897) Maria (1899)  and Angelica (1903).  Their last child, a son they named John Frank was born in 1911 in New York. Four years after John’s birth Angelo passed away at the age of 45 leaving Catherine with 4 children to raise. Curious about the young age of his passing, I had sent away for his death certificate and it has arrived.


There is no telling how long Angelo had pneumonia but according to his death certificate, he passed away from Acute Broncho Pneumonia after being treated for only 5 days by the attending physician.

Looking at the death record that was signed by his wife Catherine (not shown) I began to think about what happened to her. I tried looking for her in the 1920 census but was having no luck. So I switched to trying to locate her through her children. I found her living by her oldest son, Nicola, using Nicholas, in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York on the 1930 census. Nicolas was now married to Ernestine Magro with children Angelo 12, Joseph 10, Catherine 7 and John 7/12. He owned his house at 29 Ashland Street, value, $8,000. He was working as an electrician with the railroad. Looking at the neighbors, it was then that I spotted Langellotti, John, 19, listed as a stepson and there above him was his mother Catherine, 51, wife of Salvatore Panetta, 55. She had remarried. Salvatore’s occupation was listed as hod carrier, industry – building ( I do not know what this job may have been unless it was an error and it is wood carrier) * this is an amendment to my original posting regarding a ‘hod carrier’ Thank you to Amy of   who did my work and found the meaning  for a hod carrier.  I always appreciate the help and collaboration with fellow researchers. According to Wikipedia

John was working as a mechanics helper – railroad and I suspect he may have been working with his brother Nicholas.



With the information of Catherine’s 2nd husband, I went back to see if I could locate her in 1920 with Salvatore. This time I found them both and son John living on South Center Street in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut. They were renting and Salvatore was working as a laborer in a hardware factory. John, 8 was as listed stepfather, obviously, an error meaning son living with a stepfather.

I have not been unable to find a marriage license for them, looking both in N.Y. and Connecticut.  But using the information from both censuses it was easy to approximate a marriage year. From the 1930 census, it states Salvatore’s age of first marriage was 40. Giving us a good clue they married sometime prior to the 1920 census that was enumerated on the 12, January.

By 1940 Catherine’s youngest son John Frank had married Frances Cianci. John was working as a plumber’s apprentice. His income was recorded as $880. His highest grade completed was the first year of high school. John and Frances had two daughters, Catherine, named for his mother and Marie named for Frances’s mother. The family was living with Frances’s parents Joseph and Marie Cianci at 417 Weed St., Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut.

But what happened to Catherine Langellotti – Panetta and her 2nd husband Salvatore Panetta?

I am not quite sure.

I have found two records that could be Salvatore. One could support an earlier death prior to 1940 and the other could support that they may have divorced and he was on his own. As for Catherine, I have a death date of 8 Nov. 1948 in Connecticut. But I have not been able to find Catherine. I suspect she was living somewhere close to her son John Frank. What I do know is she is buried with her first husband Angelo under Langellotti in the Old St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.

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I would love to be in touch with anyone who may be able to share more of their story with me and tell us what happened to Catherine.

In Memory of Giuseppe Luigi Langellotti

Giuseppe Luigi Langellotti known as Joseph was my great grandfather. I have written about him before, his life, his family but today I honor and remember him on the anniversary of his passing. From his humble beginnings in San Gregorio, Caserta, Campania, Italy to his home and life in the Bronx, New York, he raised his family and lived his dream.

Giuseppe Luigi Langellotti 

20 March 1876 ~ 6 April 1947 

Joseph was the son of Vincenzo Langellotti and Maria Maddalena Ferritto both of San Gregorio, Italy. He was one of three (known) son’s born to his parents. Angelo Antonio (1870), Joseph (1876) and Theodore who I have not researched or have any information on at this time.

Overshadowed by his father’s death on 13 Dec. 1899, Joseph married Filomena DeLellis (also from San Gregorio) on 9 June 1900. Their first child, Ermina Maria (Emily) was born in 1901 followed by son Vincenzo Gregorio (Vincent James).

Times were difficult in San Gregorio and all over southern Italy. Joseph’s brother Angelo had already left for a new start in America and Joseph deciding now was his time to set sail, left Filomena and his two young children and joined brother Angelo.

A shoemaker at that time he sailed on the SS Prinz Adalbert he arrived on 22 June 1904.


By 1907 his wife and two children had joined him. News of his mother Maria’s passing in 1909 must have touched him deeply, now both his parents were gone. With Joseph and Angelo here and not knowing what had become of his brother Theodore yet, I like to believe that Maria passed with at least one of her sons still at home.

I was unable to find either Joseph or Angelo in the 1905 census finding them first in 1910. Living at 290 E. 149th St., the Bronx, Joseph (34) was no longer working as a shoemaker but was now a laborer in the building trade. Filomena had given birth to two more children, Immacolata (Margaret) (1907), and Antonio (Anthony) (1909). Living with them was brother Angelo also working in the same trade along with 2 male boarders, Marchese Deleiso and Vincenzo Ingo working in the same trade.


Sometime between 1910 and 1915 Angelo had sent for his wife and children to join him.  But on Dec. 28, 1915, tragedy struck with the death of Angelo at the age of 39 leaving his wife Catherine Bocchino a widow with four children, Nicola, Maria, Angelica, and John. This must have been a very sad time for the whole family as Joseph and Angelo seemed to be extremely close-knit.

Then with his own growing family, Joseph moved a few blocks away to 283 E. 149th Street. By 1920 my grandmother Catherine had joined the family along with the birth of Rita Lucy and Arthur Frank. Joseph was supporting them as a street cleaner for the city now.


Doing very well during this time he purchased a home at 1141 Croes Ave. He was no longer a street cleaner but was working as scowman on the docks.  The value of his home was listed at $18,000 on the 1930 c.


I like to think of this time as a heyday for this family. My grandmother had recently married her husband Frank Civitano and was living with them along with her sister Margaret who had married John Leone. Sister Emily was married to Frank Tanzillo and their three children were also at the same address. Not far from them was grandfather Frank Civitano’s Uncle, Frank Civitano and his wife Rose DiArmiento at 1129 Croes Ave., with 5 of their children, Louis, Helen, Dominick, John, and Julia, along with their married daughter Lena and her husband Sal Vizzo,  Mary and her husband Anthony Gentile.

But the happiness did not last, 1932 brought the tragic death of their daughter Emily. I have written quite extensively about Emily’s story before. By 1935  the Croes St. house was sold and the family moved again to 1114 Metcalf.  No longer working on the docks, Joseph was now employed as a window trimmer. It is interesting to note too that Joseph had only a 4th-grade education and yet he came, he saw and he prospered.

Tragedy struck in 1942, 10 years after Emily’s death when his wife Filomena (65) passed away.

For the children of Filomena and Joseph Langellotti, tragedy struck again, this time with the passing of their beloved father Joseph on April 6th, 1947. He was 71.


May His, Their Memory Be A Blessing

Langellotti, Joseph

They were laid to rest at St Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx, New York




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