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Salvatore Vignato[1]
Male 1869 - 1953

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  • Birth  Abt 29 Jan 1869  Rome, , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • According to "The Vignato Legacy,"Pops name was Salvatore. Born January 29, 1869 in the outskirts of Rome. Nothing much is known of his childhood other than he had no schooling, could not read or write, He married at 18 years of age, His wife died in child birth as did the baby. He came to the US with his family, Grandpa Michael and Grandma Francesca Louis and his many brothers and sisters. They landed at Ellis Island in the year of 1888."
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  Abt 1888  [3
    From Italy to the United States 
    Immigration  1890  [2, 4
    from Italy 
    Employment  Abt 1894  Corona, Queens, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Pop worked as a laborer in Corona where his family was settled. Work was scarce so he traveled to other states to find employment. He finally located in Corona and worked as a junk man buying and selling rags, metals and bottles. From Corona he moved to Carol Street in Brooklyn. He used a push cart to buy and sell his goods. He attracted attention by ringing cow bells and calling out what he was buying.
    Residence  Abt 1896  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Carol Street and Denton Place in Brooklyn 
    • They set up housekeeping at Carol Street and Denton Place in Brooklyn.
    Residence  Abt 1900  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Hedges Ave, south of the railroad tracks 
    • Mom and Pop with the two baby girls (Frances and Clara) decided to move from Brooklyn to Hagerman (now known as East Patchogue) in 1900. They purchased land south of the railroad near Hedges Road, now known as Hedges Avenue, from Mr. Walter Hedges. They built a barn like house on the newly purchased land with the help of a good friend, James DiStafano. It was the custom that the neighbors, although far apart, to help each other survive. Wells were driven and water drawn by pitcher pump. The house expanded as the family grew. The land was covered with some large trees but mostly scrub-like bushes. Pop, Mom and neighbors helped clear the area for expansion of the house and also for gardening. They also picked huckleberries for added income. It was while Mom was picking huckleberries that brother Michael arrived in 1901. Mom often told us that Mike was born under a huckleberry bush. The berries were sold to Steve Palermo who crated them and sold them at a market in New York City. Mr. Palermo's wife was also a midwife who tended to Mom during child birth. All my brothers and sisters, including myself, were born at home, attended by older sisters and the midwife Palermo. Doctors were practically unknown and also very few were close enough to contact physically. Remember there were no telephones, only horses or word of mouth.

      As I remember being told they cleared the wooded areas as they needed them. First, for the house and sheds. They cleared for gardening, as they needed the vegetables to survive. They cleared for animal shelters such as chicken coops, cows and goat sheds. For barns to house a horse and wagon, and the rags, metal and bottles that Pop bought to later sell in bulk. They cleared for an outhouse; that certainly was a necessity. They cleared for a pig pen. And cleared for fire protection for the buildings. Mom worked right along with the neighbors, who were very few in number in the early 1900's. She also was heavy with child while helping to clear the land and tending to the house chores. Men and women and children worked side by side.
    First Papers  13 Jun 1902 
    Application for citizenship ("first papers") completed with witness "Joseph Vinto" 
    Naturalization  13 Jun 1902  [1, 2
    • His Certificate of Citizenship show the name "Salvatore Vinto."
    Occupation  1920  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    junk dealer 
    Residence  1920  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1920 US Census 
    • The household included: Salvatore Vignato (50), Rose Vignato (43), Clara Vignato (21), Michael Vignato (19), Manuel Vignato (16), Joseph Vignato (12), Frank Vignato (10), Mildred Vignato (8), Anthony Vignato (5), Salvatore Vignato (1 8/12) and Helen Vignato (2/12).

      Salvatore Vignato is shown to own his home, unmortgaged. He is a married, white, 50-year-old male. He immigrated in 1890, and was naturalized in 1902. He is not attending school, and is not able to read or write. He was born in Italy and his mother tongue is Italian; same for his parents. He could speak English. His occupation is described as a junker dealer.
    Residence  1920  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hedges Ave 
    • The household included: Salvatore Vignato (50), Rose Vignato (43), Clara Vignato (21), Michael Vignato (19), Manuel Vignato (16), Joseph Vignato (12), Frank Vignato (10), Mildred Vignato (8), Anthony Vignato (5), Salvatore Vignato (1 8/12) and Helen Vignato (2/12).
    Employment  1930  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    junk dealer 
    Military  1930  [7
    • The 1930 Census shows that he was not a veteran. Therefore, one can assume that he did not participate in WWI.
    Residence  1930  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1930 US Census 
    • The household included: Salvatore Vignato (61), Rose Vignato (54), Manuel Vignato (25), Joseph Vignato (22), Frank Vignato (19), Mildred Vignato (17), Anthony Vignato (15), Salvatore Vignato (11), Helen Vignato (10).

      Salvatore Vignato is shown to own his home which is valued at $6000. He owns a radio. He is a married, white, 61-year-old male. Age at first marrage is 27-years-old. He is not attending school, and is not able to read or write.
      He was born in Italy and his mother tongue is Italian; same for his parents. He immigrated in 1890, and was naturalized. He could speak English. His occupation is described as a junker dealer.
    Residence  1930  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hedges Ave 
    • The household included: Salvatore Vignato (61), Rose Vignato (54), Manuel Vignato (25), Joseph Vignato (22), Frank Vignato (19), Mildred Vignato (17), Anthony Vignato (15), Salvatore Vignato (11), Helen Vignato (10)
    Died  Abt 10 Dec 1953  , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery  12 Dec 1953  Coram, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Section 5 Range F Lot 38) 
    Buried  12 Dec 1953  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Coram), Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID  I151  myTree
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2009 
     
    Father  Michael Vignato,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Francesa Louisa,   b. Abt 1850, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1951, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F48  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  Rosa Gallo,   b. Abt 17 May 1875, , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 6 May 1943, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1894-1896  [7
    Children 
     1. Frances M. Vignato,   b. 26 Sep 1896, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1982, , Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clara Vignato,   b. 14 Dec 1898, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1973
     3. Michael Vignato,   b. 19 Jul 1901, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1976
     4. Manuel Vignato,   b. 26 Dec 1903, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1959
     5. Still Born Vignato,   b. 1905,   d. 1905
     6. Joseph C. Vignato,   b. 30 Dec 1907, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1993, Bayport, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Francis (Frank) V. Vignato,   b. 10 Jun 1910,   d. 20 Jul 2002, San Jose, , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Carmela (Mildred or Millie) Vignato,   b. 1 Mar 1912, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1996, , Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Still Born Vignato,   b. 1913,   d. 1913
     10. Anthony Robert Vignato,   b. 13 Jan 1915, East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2008, Port Charlotte, Charlotte Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Salvatore M. Vignato,   b. 17 Jun 1918, East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2012, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Helen Marie Vignato,   b. 18 Nov 1919, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1984, , Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F47  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Unknown UNKNOWN,   d. Bef 1888, , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1888  , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Stillborn Vignato,   b. Bef 1888, , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F666  Group Sheet
     
  • Photos
    Salvatore Vignato & Rosa (Gallo) Vignato
    Salvatore Vignato & Rosa (Gallo) Vignato
    Status: Located.
     
    Documents
    Map: Hagerman, NY
    Map: Hagerman, NY
    Status: Located. Showing (1) Hedges Road where the VIGNATO family lived, (3) The Community of St. Joseph the Worker church on Narragansett Avenue and (2) the location of a school attended by Anthony Vignato in the 1920s now occupied by the South County School District Administrative Offices. (See Google…
    Baptism Record: Anthony R. Vignato
    Baptism Record: Anthony R. Vignato
    Status: Located.
    Naturalization: Salvatore Vignato
    Naturalization: Salvatore Vignato
    Status: Located. NOTE: A copy of this document was provided by Sal Vignato, son of Salvatore and Rosa Vignato. I assume that the original copy was held by the family.
    1930 US Census: Vignato, Salvatore
    1930 US Census: Vignato, Salvatore
    The household included: Salvatore Vignato (61), Rose Vignato (54), Manuel Vignato (25), Joseph Vignato (22), Frank Vignato (19), Mildred Vignato (17), Anthony Vignato (15), Salvatore Vignato (11), Helen Vignato (10).
    Naturalization Record: Vignato, Salvatore
    Naturalization Record: Vignato, Salvatore
    Letter from National Archives regarding documentation on the naturalization of Salvatore [Vinto] Vignato
     
  • Notes 
    • Mary Immaculate Parish, was founded to meet the spiritual needs of the "mmigrant servants of the rich summer crowd" n 1907. Mass was first celebrated in the private home of converts, and Mrs. Frank Otis, in 1880. On property, donated by two cooks, Catherine Ferguson and Catherine Howard, a church was built in 1905. Rev. John J. Robinson was assigned as the first pastor in 1907. A new church was dedicated in 1955.

      Source: http://www.maryimmaculate.net/ourparish.htm
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S806] 1920 Census - Vignato, Salvatore (b. 1869), New York, Suffolk, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll T625_1268, Brookhaven, enumeration district (ED) 96, sheet 877, p. 11A, dwelling 243, family 249, Vignato, Salvatore, accessed 20 Feb 2009 (Reliability: 3), 20 Feb 2009.

    2. [S667] 1930 US Census - Vignato, Joseph, New York, Queens, (ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    3. [S601] The Vignato Legacy, Salvatore Vignato, (The Vignato Legacy. Audiotape created by Salvatore Vignato. Transcribed by Deborah Reichert Wetlaufer.).
      According to "The Vignato Legacy,"Pops name was Salvatore. Born January 29, 1869 in the outskirts of Rome. Nothing much is known of his childhood other than he had no schooling, could not read or write, He married at 18 years of age, His wife died in child birth as did the baby. He came to the US with his family, Grandpa Michael and Grandma Francesca Louis and his many brothers and sisters. They landed at Ellis Island in the year of 1888."

    4. [S806] 1920 Census - Vignato, Salvatore (b. 1869), New York, Suffolk, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S601] The Vignato Legacy, Salvatore Vignato, (The Vignato Legacy. Audiotape created by Salvatore Vignato. Transcribed by Deborah Reichert Wetlaufer.).

    6. [S601] The Vignato Legacy, Salvatore Vignato, (The Vignato Legacy. Audiotape created by Salvatore Vignato. Transcribed by Deborah Reichert Wetlaufer.).
      Mom and Pop with the two baby girls decided to move from Brooklyn to Hagerman (now known as East Patchogue) in 1900. They purchased land south of the railroad near Hedges Road, now known as Hedges Avenue, from Mr. Walter Hedges. They built a barn like house on the newly purchased land with the help of a good friend, James DiStafano. It was the custom that the neighbors, although far apart, to help each other survive. Wells were driven and water drawn by pitcher pump. The house expanded as the family grew. The land was covered with some large trees but mostly scrub-like bushes. Pop, Mom and neighbors helped clear the area for expansion of the house and also for gardening. They also picked huckleberries for added income. It was while Mom was picking huckleberries that brother Michael arrived in 1901. Mom often told us that Mike was born under a huckleberry bush. The berries were sold to Steve Palermo who crated them and sold them at a market in New York City. Mr. Palermo's wife was also a midwife who tended to Mom during child birth. All my brothers and sisters, including myself, were born at home, attended by older sisters and the midwife Palermo. Doctors were practically unknown and also very few were close enough to contact physically. Remember there were no telephones, only horses or word of mouth.

      As I remember being told they cleared the wooded areas as they needed them. First, for the house and sheds. They cleared for gardening, as they needed the vegetables to survive. They cleared for animal shelters such as chicken coops, cows and goat sheds. For barns to house a horse and wagon, and the rags, metal and bottles that Pop bought to later sell in bulk. They cleared for an outhouse; that certainly was a necessity. They cleared for a pig pen. And cleared for fire protection for the buildings. Mom worked right along with the neighbors, who were very few in number in the early 1900's. She also was heavy with child while helping to clear the land and tending to the house chores. Men and women and children worked side by side.

    7. [S668] 1930 US Census - Vignato, Salvatore, New York, Suffolk, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T626 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S668] 1930 US Census - Vignato, Salvatore, New York, Suffolk, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T626, roll 1650, East Patchogue Village, enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet 388.0., p. 32A, dwelling n/a, family 771, Vignato, Salvatore, accessed 25 Jan 2009 (Reliability: 3), 25 Jan 2009.

    9. [S609] Email - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (1/12/2009), (Email - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (1/12/2009)).
      * Anthony Vignato (d. Nov 2008) & Anna Vignato (d. Nov 2001) Section 10 Range T Lot 139 interred on 11/15/2008; Anna Vignato interred on 11/24/2001
      * Salvatore Vignato (d. Dec 1953) Section 5 Range F Lot 38 interred on 12/12/1953
      * Rosa (Gallo) Vignato (d. May 1943) Section 5 Range F Lot 38 interred on 5/10/1943
      * Michael Vignato (date of death unknown; wife Francesca Vignato) - no listing (check back if you know of a different spelling)
      * Francesca Vignato (d. possibly 1951; husband Michael Vignato) - no listing (check back if you know of a different spelling)

      No other Vignato appears on our listing for this cemetery.

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