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|di Tella, Terivano|
|Italy, Italian South|
|S. Pietro Avella|
|May 25, 1906|
|Naples, Campania, Italy|
I went to the FHC and found the 1910 census info (LDS microfilm # 1374926, Vol 3, Colfax 1-189):
1910 13th Census, New Mexico, Colfax County
Precinct #13 Dawson, Enumeration District 46, Supervisor District 181, Sheet #10AIndex #143 for Colfax County
di Tella, Teridano
Head of Household, Male, White, 33 years, Married 5 years, Italy Southern, Immigrated 1900, Speaks English, Carpenter in the town
Teridano and 4 others shared the house they lived in:
- Antonio Morgano, 29 years, married 8 years, immigrated 1901, speaks English, Section Laborer, works for the Railroad
- Emico di Croce, 30 years, married 8 years, immigrated 1908, speaks only Italian, Mason helper, works for Coke Ovens
- Tarquinio Colarosa, 22 years, single, immigrated 1907, speaks only Italian, Motorman, works for Coke Ovens
- Domenico Palumbo, 27 years, single, immigrated 1903, speaks English, Miner, works for Coal Mine
|Name||De Bella, Teridano|
|Ethnicity||Italy, Italian S.|
|Place of Residence||S. Pietro Avel, Italy|
|Date of Arrival||March 29, 1911|
|Age on Arrival||33y|
|Ship of Travel||Cedric|
|Port of Departure||Naples, Campania, Italy|
|2 Mar 1920
Ship Canopic, saling from Napoli 17 Feb 1920
stamped with "Entry for Permanent" verifed 16 Jun 1928
wife in S. Pietro: Ester
previously in the US: 1906-1914
going to brother Cipriano, 414 S Street, Sacramento, CA
(Mark's note: Cipriano diTella filled out a WWI Draft Registration card in Sacramento in 1917)
All of these other people were going to Ely, NV.
This is Rinaldo deAmicis, son of Severina diTella and Antonio deAmicis. He married Gina Maria Carmina Carlino. My cousin, Alfonso diSanza, helped me get the spelling of the last name correct, he confirmed the identity with his mother Laura diTella. Gina was my mother's baptism Godmother.
Rinaldo came to US at least twice. I found this Ellis Island record:
Previously in the US from 1912 to 1914, in NV. Occupation: carpenter.Going to the home of his uncle, Teridano diTella, Box 199, East Ely, NV. Wife in SPA, Gina Carlini. Travelled with Luigi diIullo.
|Next, he [Fenlon] set up night
English and American citizenship for adults. By 1924, sixty had
graduated from the "Naturalization" course.
|From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", pg 77, ©Toby Smith.|
1930 census, Dawson, Colfax Co., NMTerry's age of 54, would match with the birth date of 1877 for our Teridano. He lived next door to Oreste and Florence diCianno.
(boarding in the home of John Mouizzi, 1910 Number Five Hill)
Di Tella, Terry, 54y, married, married first at 27y, born in Italy, parents born in Italy; immigrated in 1900, naturalized; laborer in the coal mine
Moruzzi, John, 52y, laborer-coal mine, emigrated in 1902, naturalized, married at age 23y
Santa, wife, 48y, emigrated in 1911, naturalized, married at age 20y
Margaret, daughter, 24y, born in Italy, emigrated in 1911, naturalized
Martin, son, 20y, born in Italy, emigrated in 1911, naturalized
Delfus, son, 17y, born in CO
Eligio, son, 15y, born in CO
|One of two Cedar Chests made
by Teridano diTella. They were given to sisters, Florence and Mary
This one was the one given to Florence - now owned by neice, Elaine Arcangeli Wade.
Moruzzi - In
searching the microfilmed records from St John the Baptist Church in
Dawson, I found both John and Santa listed as godparents and
confirmation sponsors (twice for children of Domenico Palumbo) from
1928 to 1932. The
name in those records appears to be spelled Muruzzi or Moruzzi. I
checked Ellis Island and Moruzzi appears to be a good name. The family
name is not from San Pietro Avellana. I found two records for Giovanni
but neither are this John. Santa's last name was shown one time as
Rugo. There are lots of Rugo's from Tramonti di Sotto, Udine, Italy.
I did find a Santa Moruzzi and two children who came over on 15 May 1911. This was a "detained aliens" list, reason "husband". From the 1930 census, we know our Santa had two children in Italy and all three of them immigrated in 1911. Does not list a Dawson destination. Then I found the actual manifest which lists Santa (30y), Margherita (6y) and Erminio (2y). Ages match pretty well. From Tramonti, Italy. Going to husband, "Gio. Battista Moruzzi" in Brooklyn NY.
I found a Giov. Batt. Moruzzi, 27y, who entered on May 6, 1905. Going to New York, previously in US from 1902 to 1905. Married. Travelled with Vittorio Moruzzi., 24y (I would guess a brother).
Another Giov Batt who entered on March 2, 1910. A sculptor, 32y, naturalized. Lists wife "Santi" living in Tramonti. Going to Stockbridge, Mass.
The 1920 Census shows the parents and five children living in Pueblo Colorado. Name spelled as Moruzzi. Series: T625 Roll: 169 Page: 279. (oldest son Pasquale 17y, came over 25 Oct 1919 via Ellis Island).
From: Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, CO :
Moruzzi, Giovanni B. 58y, buried 16 Mar 1936From: The NMDI (New Mexico Death Index) Project
Moruzzi, Santa 97y, died 8 Jan 1978, buried 11 Jan 1978
Last First MI Date(MM DD YY) County Age (YYM)
So this is them. I am starting a search for living Moruzzi in Pueblo, CO. They may know something about Teridano's life in Dawson or about the 1929 trip to Italy. I wrote some letters and received this email:
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 19:06:38 -0700
From: Della Skul <dellaskulmsn.com>
Hello Mark, my name is Della Santa Moruzzi Skul. I am the granddaughter of John B. Moruzzi. My brother John gave me a copy of the info that he received and I don't know if he has contacted you or not. We don't have a lot of information about our grandfather, unfortunately my dad's side of the family were very tight lipped. I found some info about him on the internet at Ellis Island, so armed with that when I went to Europe last year I tried to find out something but had little success due to the fact that I had very little time in Italy. We do plan to make another trip next year and hopefully I can find something. We know that they came from the area around Udina, also they were in Cromanto di Lotto and Tramonti. I have had no luck in finding anything in those areas. I did find a mention of his name in Austria. I also knew that they spoke Friulian. That country was taken over by Italy. In any case if you can get me something to look for when I go next year I will try to find some info for you.
Again, I am sorry that we know so little about our grandparents or your uncle Terry. As far as I know none of the people in this picture (Mark's note: the Fiuggi photo) are my grandparents. We have lost almost all of our older generation so there it is.
Take care and good luck with your search.
Della added a little later:
Mrs. Clyde Green was the only daughter of Santa and John. My aunt of course. She lived here before my parents came to Pueblo. Her name was Margarite and she passed away when she was 90. My family moved here when I was 14 months old but I don't know how long they were here before us. I know that the 10 acres of land that they had was bought right after my grandfather came to America, or at least that is what we have assumed all these years. John (grandpa) is buried in Roselawn Cemetery here in Pueblo.
Della sent me this photo of John and Santa.
Sun, 06 May 2007 20:37:02 -0400
From: Robert Rugo <bobrugomac.com>
Re. John Moruzzi, you wrote on your website:
"I have received a copy of his death certificate. It indicates that he died in Dawson of a cerebral hemorrage. It says he was born in Campone, Italy but I can't seem to find such a town."
Campone is a frazione (village/hamlet) in the Comune (town/smallest unit of government) of Tramonti di Sotto. This is now in the Provincia di Pordenone, but that province was only created in the 1960s I believe. During the period of immigration it was the Provincia di Udine. There is also a city of Udine, but when the people from Tramonti di Sotto referred to Udine, they were usually referring to the provincia. Google Earth knows how to find Campone, it is along a road running east from the main river valley.
Rugo is a common name in Tramonti di Sotto dating back into the 1400s. Moruzzi is also found there back to about 1600. In the late 1700s, Rugo was the second most common name and Moruzzi the third most common name in Tramonti di Sotto. There was a custom of using modifying names, sopranome, to identify branches of a family, often referring to a prominent member of a particular branch of the family or a geographic location where that branch lived. One of the modifying names for Moruzzi refers to Campone.
Just below that you have a note from Della: "We know that they came from the area around Udina, also they were in Cromanto di Lotto and Tramonti". I believe that those are all referring to the same place. At Ellis Island I was able to catalogue about 30 ways of misspelling Tramonti, one of which was the Cromanto di Lotto that Della mentioned, so not a separate place. What with translating the Friulan language into regular Italian or French at the point of embarkation and then people with no great knowledge trying to read the handwriting from 100 years ago to produce the text version of the Ellis Island manifests, there are a lot of errors. There is also a Comune di Tramonti in a different part of Italy, which is different from the two comuni in the Meduna River valley, Tramonti di Sotto and Tramonti di Sopra, were often referred to as "Tramonti" for convenience.
The new website for Tramonti di Sotto is http://www.comune.tramonti-di-sotto.pn.it/ unfortunately the new site does not list all the frazione as the old one did.
Rugo, Bidoli, Ferroli and Varnerin families from
Tramonti di Sotto, Pordenone, Friuli, Italia ca. 1400 - 2007 to
Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1885 - 2007
Thanks for your email. It sure clears up a lot about the town name and location.
Are you related to Della or Santa Rugo? I couldn't tell from the web site - I didn't see a Santa listed.
I'm sure that even if you haven't found a relationship yet, you most likely are related somehow.
Your web site is very nice. About the generation of John Moruzzi and Santa Rugo, I've seen that when Italians married, it was usually to someone from their hometown.
May I use your email on the web page? I will include hotlinks to your web site and to the Tramonti site.
Mon, 07 May 2007 09:18:02 -0400
From: Robert Rugo
Subject: Re: Moruzzi
Feel free to use the links or email.
I don't know of a connection to Santa Rugo. The Val Tramontina was a very small and somewhat isolated location and young people often sought permission from the church to marry cousins since there were so few people available for marriage. I would expect that everyone was related if you could push the family ties back far enough. I realize now that there are no Moruzzi in my family information which is a little odd given the small size and interconnectedness of the population.
Your comment about marriages seems very correct. The fact that people spoke local dialects may have had something to do with it. I have not yet updated the public part of my website, but recently I tied together my family and what I showed as unrelated families from Tramonti through marriages in Boston between people from the village around 1915.
|From: ROBERT RUGO <bobrugomac.com>
Subject: Dawson, New Mexico - Tramonti di Sotto, Italy
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:55:14 -0500
We corresponded back in 2007 about John Moruzzi and his wife Santa Rugo of Tramonti di Sotto, Italy and Dawson, New Mexico. You included some of the correspondence on your site.
I went back to your site today because I have been working with someone in Italy who has undertaken an ambitious project to chronicle most of the families from Tramonti; his mother-in-law will be 100 years old in December and still owns her house there although they now live in Milan. He is at about 8,000 people. I was hoping to add your information about the Dawson people to his files, but have not yet found a connection to his information.
If you would like to update, some pictures of Tramonti can now be found at:
And genealogy for about 1,500 people from Tramonti can be found at:
possibly around 1935
possibly around 1940
diTella 67 years old at
death, mother and father not listed.
Died 14 Feb 1944, widower of Esterina
Buried 17 Feb 1944, Calvary Cemetery, Raton, NM
note: "Found in a coma. Never regained consciousness. Received Extreme Unction".
Signed by Rev. Paul E. Hally
Di Tella , Teridano 1877-1944.I got this photo from Giuliano : Raton, NM, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. From the microfilm records from Dawson, we now know that he died on 14 Feb 1944 in Dawson, NM.
2 pair of slippers
1 wool jacket
9 suits of underwear
3 suits of clothes
5 pair of pants
1 bath robe
8 work shirts
6 suits pajamas
7 dress shirts
9 pair hose
2 leather jackets
1 light sweater
2 wood nut bowles
1 pipe rack
2 suit cases
1 gold watch
1 miscellaneous lot toilet articles, pens, pencils, neckties, pictures, letters, etc
1 miscellaneous lot carpenter tools
1 miscellaneous lot food supplies
1 framed picture of man in uniform
diSanza - unknown year
diSanza - unknown year
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 14:42:18 +0200
My name is Colajanni Giuliano and I live in Rome, Italy.
By GenForum I know that you have information about persons lived in DAWSON,COLFAX county, New Mexico.
I am interested in finding information about my grandfather DI TELLA TERIDANO, probably died at DAWSON at first months of 1944.
If you can help me? please E-Mail me at gicolajtin.it
Thanking you in advance
Subject: diTella Genealogy
Copies to: <alfonsodisanzadalenayahoo.it>
Date sent: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 22:21:02 -0800
I got your email address from a lady who you sent an email several years ago. There were two email addresses so I am sending to both.
Teridano diTella was the brother of my great-grandmother Doristella. Please look at my web site that describes my grandfather Emiliano Frazzini who went to Teridano's home in Dawson, New Mexico in the year 1912.
I am hoping that your email address is still good and that you will reply to your cousin.
I am sending a copy of this to Alfonso diSanza who is descended from Tommaso Cipriano diTella, Teridano's brother.
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 13:41:34 +0100
Subject: Re: Teridano diTella
Dear cousin Mark
I am excite your E-mail.
My mother Licia Di Tella 89 age living, is the Teridano's daughter.
Later, after office, i will write you for a long time .
Giuliano ( 54 age)
PS come te la cavi con la lingua italiana ?
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 15:24:45 +0100
Subject: Re: Teridano diTella
Compliments, your work is eccezionally. Yesterday evening up to 02 in the night I looked with attention your web pages.
Surely you are our reference point. I am doing a search about my grandfather's live Teridano in USA for many years,
At moment I know as follows:
a) A trip by ship Republic with date of arrival 25 May 1906 ( Ellis Island archives )
b) American Naturalization Certificate n° 2148097 - volume 5 - number 387 issued at Dawson city Colfax County NM at 04 September 1926
c) By the assistance of Carol Watkins Campbell living in Raton NM, I found Teridano's grave .We have located the following listed at Raton NM library for the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery : Di Tella , Teridano 1877-1944 JE6
d) I have now the pictures of Cemetery entrance, Grandfather's head stone, Di Lorenzo family headstones ( four : two on each side of grandfather's stone). Just a thought. The headstones appears relatively new. Could he have been first buried at Dawson, then moved to Raton?
e) I writed to the N. M. Vital Records and Heath Statistics asking a copy of death certificate of Teridano, but on the NM Record Files there are not searching through 1940 to 1949. I think that the correct name to search is Terry not Teridano
Other preliminary info.
Teridano married Di Sanza Esterina Angelica on 15/FEB/1905. She lived in San Pietro Avellana Via Largo della Chiesa
To be descendant from: Renato, Vinicio, Goffredo, and my mother Licia. Esterina Angelica and sons never went in the USA. Grandfather Teridano only one time came in Italy during 1929. Goffredo is the last son and was born in 1917.
Now, I don't know nothing through 1906 to 1929 and after to 1944.
Mark I know Alfonso Di Sanza , in San Pietro Avellana our home are near.
About my life I am a Technical engineer and work in a petrochemical engineering company in Rome.
My wife Rosalba works at Unilever Company; we have two children Fabrizio(29) and Adriano (22)
I will send pictures
Giuliano ( now it's raining in Rome Caput Mundi)
|Photo sent to
me by Giuliano. His
grandmother, Ester Angelica diSanza, wife of Teridano.
Born 29 Jul 1879, Died 14 Sep 1937.
|My wife and I visited with Giuliano, his wife, Rosalba, and mother, Licia, during a 2004 trip to Italy and they visted us during their trip to the US for the 2008 Dawson Reunion.|
Colonel in the Italian Air Force.
17 May 1911- 8 Apr 1969
Vinicio was shot down in Libya during WWII and was a prisoner for some years,
|1924, age 10
||1931, age 17
1930 Census, Pueblo, CO
James DiTella, 66y (b 1864), steelworker, married at 24y
Mary, 61y, married at 18y
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