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Vincenzo Mandia/Mantia who married Angelina Vento in Italy
Posted by: Mark D'Elia (ID *****0997) Date: September 07, 2013 at 08:40:09
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Hello, I am looking for info. on the family of Vincenzo Mandia/Mantia who married Angelina Vento (daughter of Salvatore Vento and Jennie, maybe Voccha or Voccia) perhaps in the 1890s to early 1900s. They were in Niagara Falls, NY by 1904 because they had a son Cosimo born there on 2 Feb. 1904. Vincenzo's grave site gives his birthdate as 16 Luglio (July) 1860 and death date as 29 November 1910. His obit. states that he died of cancer. He sometimes went by James and his last name sometimes showed up as LaMantia. They were probably married in Italy as I could find no record of their marriage in America. They may have had children in Italy but the three that I could find in America were Cosimo, b: 2 Feb. 1904, Joseph, b: 16 Jan. 1907, and Frances, b: 21 Mar. 1908 or 09, all born in Niagara Falls, NY. Frances married Russell Petrozzi in 1924. I found a birth record for a Vincenzo Mantia born 9 Sep. 1860 in Termini-Immerese, son of Cosimo Mantia and Francesca Sanzone, this would be a pretty good fit b/c of Vincenzo's son Cosimo and daughter Frances. After Vincenzo died, Angelina remarried Giovanni Viso (son of Vincenzo Viso and Josephine Laut?) on 2 Dec. 1911 in NF, NY. I don't know what Laut could be, but it was spelled phonetically. They had two sons, James, b. 1913 and Salvatore (Sam), b. 1915. John and Angelina lived long lives, he dying in 1952 at age 79 and she in 1959 at about age 81. Any help with the Mantia family greatly appreciated.
-Mark D'Elia from Niagara Falls, NY

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