Grandfather de Simone from around Fara S. Martino

Posted by Ralph Masino on September 10, 2008 at 02:51:06:

Looking on possible relatives and where to find information on grandfather Raffaele De Simone, dob Dec 7 1866-1868, who we believe came from Chieti province, which town not sure, it could be Fara San Martino or Roccascalegna or a surrounding town, we believe he had a sister named Mary. Also we believe he served in the Italian Army (Cavalry), dates unknown, came to the USA about 1890-1, settled in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. His father's name Nicolantonio, mother's name Anola Talone. Married Elizabeth Farrell 1896-99 in Phila. Pa.

If you can help please reply so we may be able to pass on to younger family members. Thanks for any help.
Ralph

Update from Forums' Editor

Since the civil records have been made available online at antenati.san.beniculturali.it/ it is now possible to ascertain that:
  • Raffaele De Simone is not recorded in the births of Fara in the years 1866-1868 (nor is any other De Simone).
  • Years 1861-1865 are not available online, the years 1869 and 1870 do not have indexes, so images have to be examined one by one.
  • In later years 1871-1874 no De Simone births are recorded in Fara.

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