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Pietro and Elvira’s Children

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Del Principe & Ciolli Family 1925x

My great grandmother Elvira is in the center, my grandfather Gilbert is seated far right.

The children in the front row from right to left: Leona & Margie (John’s children), Elvira (Antonio’s child), Annie (Emil’s child), Eileen (Antonio’s child), Eleanor (Emil’s child).

Next row right to left: Willie, Margaret, Elvira (holding Petey), Sue, and Gilbert.

In back of Gilbert left to right:   John, Otto, in back of Otto is Bernie, Rose, Frank, Emil, Tony.   Back row is Paul.

 

PIETRO DEL PRINCIPE & ELVIRA CIOLLI’S CHILDREN

Antonio Marius Del Principe
Born: Aug 7, 1888 in Pescasseroli, Italy
Died: Dec 7, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Margaret Heenan
Children: Elvira Antoinett (Snookie) and Eileen (Turk)
Occupation: Co-Owner of Del Principe Music Store

 

Giuseppe (Joe) Florian Del Prinicipe
Born: Oct 25, 1889 in Pescasseroli, Italy
Died: Feb 15, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Bernice Bihler
Children: Joseph Jr
Step Children: Dolores and Chet Alvin
Occupation: Co-Owner of Del Principe Music Store
Military Service: Spanish-American War   Brownsville, Texas

 

Amelia Del Prinicipe
Born: 1890 in Pescasseroli, Italy.  No record found of Amelia on board the ship when her mother arrived from Italy.  Elvira, Antonio, Giuseppe, and Amelio arrived on The Weser on Aug 21, 1893.
Died: After 1900 in Chicago, Illinois
Source Document: Amelia Age 9 Ancestry.com – 1900 United States Federal Census

 

 

Amelio (Emil) Del Principe
Born: Mar 20, 1891 in Pescasseroli, Italy
Died: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Rose Solmon
Children: Bernard (Bernie), Annie, William (Willie), and Eleanore
Occupation: Sears

 

Francesco Del Prinicipe
Born:  Searching for a source document
Died:  Searching for a source document
I am still researching information about Francesco.  Luke and Muriel are Francesco Nova’s children, he was born in 1908 (see below).  Luke and Muriel were told that Elvira and Pietro had 18 children.  Their father was named Francesco Nova (New) because one of the babies who died as a child was named Francesco.  Birth and Death records were not required by Cook County until 1916.  I’m researching to find out if there was another child born, or perhaps one of the boys who died as a youth had a middle name of Francesco.  

 

 

Angelo Serafino Del Prinicipe
Born: Aug 26, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 14,1896 in Chicago, Illinois
Source Document: Angelo S Birth Record from LDS Family Search
Source Document: Angelo S Birth Registry 1894 Fam Search Pg 1
Source Document: Angelo S Birth Registry 1894 Fam Search Pg 2
Laid To Rest: Calvary Evanston Catholic Cemetery  
Name: DelPrincipe  First Name: Serafino  Grave:  Lot: 95  Block: 31  Section: T
Date Interred: 6/14/1896  Age:1 year  Owner of Grave: Pietro Del Principe

**Notes from the Calvary Cemetery:  
Also on this same lot at Calvary Cemetery is Amdesa, interred 3/19/1897, age 1 and Annie C. interred 2/05/1907 at the age of 6 months.

 

Amedea/Amdesa Del Prinicipe
Born: January 1896 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 19, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois
Source Document: Amedea Death Record Ancestry.com – Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922
Source Document: Amedea Del Principe Death Record Family Search
Laid To Rest: Calvary Evanston Catholic Cemetery (I believe the cememtery spelled her name wrong)
Last Name: DelPrincipe  First Name: Amdesa  Grave:  Lot: 95  Block: 31  Section: T Date Interred: 3/19/1897  Age:1 year 2 months  Owner of Grave: Pietro Del Principe

 

 

Gaetano Amedeo Del Prinicipe
Born: Jan 17, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois
Died:  Before 1900 in Chicago, Illinois
Source Document: Gaetano Birth Record Ancestry.com 

 

 

Serafina Del Prinicipe
Born: 1896 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: After 1900 in Chicago, Illinois 
Source Document: Seraphina Age 3 Ancestry.com – 1900 United States Federal Census

 

 

Serafino (John) Del Principe
Born: Jul 18, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: Jan 29, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Eva D’Asaro
Children: Margrette (Margie) and Leona
Spouse: Jeanette
Child: John Anthony
Occupation: Co-Owner of Del Principe Music Store

 

 

Settimie Del Prinicipe
Born: 1898 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: After 1900 in Chicago, Illinois
Source Document: Settimie Age 2 Ancestry.com – 1900 United States Federal Census

 

Amada (Hank) Del Principe
Born: Aug 1, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: Jun 9, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Anna
Child: Kathleen (Cookie)
Occupation: Woolworth’s – Maintenance Dept.

 

Ottavia Del Prinicipe
Born: 1899 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: After 1900 in Chicago, Illinois   
Source Document: Ottaviana Age 1 Ancestry.com – 1900 United States Federal Census

 

 

Octavio (Otto) Del Principe
Born: Oct 20 1899 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: Jul 15, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Sue Spizziri
Children: Peter (Sonny), Philly, Robert, Susan
Occupation:  Co-Owner of Del Principe Music Store

 

 
  Paul

Paolo Del Principe
Born: Aug 3, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: Mar 1982 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Mary
Children: Antoinette, Paulette, and Dorothy
Occupation:

 

 

Gilberto Guy Del Principe
Born: Oct 31, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: Jun 5, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Bertha
Married: Nov 27, 1925
Children: Phyllis and Corinne
Occupation:  Supervisor for Sun Chemical and Supervisor for G.P.I. Ink Plant

 

Francesco Nova Del Principe
Born: Mar 8, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: Jan 27, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois
Spouse: Edith Vitullo
Children: Muriel and Frank (Luke)
Occupation:  Co-Owner of Del Principe Music Store