I am searching for my adopted (paternal) grandfather’s biological family. He was left on church/convent steps in Orsogna, Chieti, Abruzzi in 1882, was given the name Elio/Elia or Elijah Camerario by the government, and was adopted by the Sacramone family in Orsogna. The Sacramone family called him Joe Sacramone/Giuseppe Sacramone. He was born on November 15, 1882 and served in the Italian Army. His married his first wife, Maria Antonelli, on January 3, 1903. She died March 30, 1906. I do not know if they had any children. He then married Rosalinda Iacomini (daughter of Francescapaola Ceccarossi and Filippo Iacomini) on January 21, 1909 and moved to the United States via Ellis Island in 1913, then lived in Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Rosalinda had three sisters, Speranza (moved to Argentina), Maria Nicola (moved to New York) and Carmela (who moved to Canada). Speranza and Maria Nicola married two brothers, Nicola and Michele D’Alleva. Elio and Rosalinda had four children, Maria (Mary), Vincenzo (James), Alfredo (Alfred), and Louigi (Louis) Camerario. Maria married Daniel Mastrocola. James married Rita (Bucci) Ciampa (my mother – maternal side of my family). Louis married Beatrice Silva. Alfred married Mary Bastardi. Please ask the elders in your extended family if they know anything as it is important for medical history, etc. There is a family history of Parkinson’s disease in the Camerario family. Any information you can provide of where your ancestors are from and provide your grandparents/great grandparents names or all of your family surnames, maternal and paternal would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the information I received from the Chieti Town Hall about my grandfather:
“Number eighty seven Camerario Elia
The year one thousand eight hundred eighty day of November 15 in the afternoon four in the Town Hall, I advocate Nicola de Horatiis commissioner appointed by the Mayor with place November 19 thousand eight hundred eighty-one, duly approved, officer of the civil state of the town of Chieti having received from 'office delivery of exposed ancient copy of the birth certificate, I fully and accurately transferred the copy above the wording of which is as follows:Chieti them November 15 thousand eight hundred eighty-two. In November 15 of the current year was exhibited in this office delivery a male baby recently born, wrapped in tattered clothes, as appears from the record of delivery, without visible signs on the little body, declaring that the child was by the exhibitor born of illegitimate parents. Having received by this office waif under the number six hundred ninety-nine of the general register pursuant to Article Sixteen of the regulation issued by the board of Provincial Abruzzo Citra to twenty-four thousand eight hundred eighty September, is transmitted to your lordship this statement in fulfillment of 'Article three hundred seventy-eight of the Civil Code, significandole the same time that the name to be given to the child who is Elijah Camerario. That will have the inspection performed on vital records, your Lordship will courtesy of apporne noticed on the back of this that send in duplicate so because that fulfilled both returned to the undersigned. The officer signed delivery - Luigi French - Mr. officer of civil status of the City of Chieti.Once the transcript, I have about visa and entered the copy above the volume of the annexes to this register.”
Thank you. Jody Camerario Roberts email@example.com