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Rosa Gallo
Female 1875 - 1943

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  • Birth  Abt 17 May 1875  , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mom, named Rosa, was born May 17, 1875. She lived in the mountain area near Naples. The family farmed, raised cattle and chickens and sold them in stores in Naples. They struggled to exist. Both her parents died before she was 12 or 13. Mom had no schooling, could not read or write, she only spoke Italian. Her survival was the responsibility of her three brothers: Frank, James and Joseph. Her brother Frank the oldest decided to come to the United States, settling at Carol Street and Denton Place. Uncle Frank, with his bottle shop, became successful enough that he was able to book passage for his younger sister. Mom was fifteen at the time and crossed the Atlantic alone. She often shared how she was seasick the entire trip to the United States, entering through Ellis Island in the year of 1890. Mom's other brothers came to the US years later settling also in Brooklyn not far from their older brother and sister. Mom did housework and also worked washing bottles in Uncle Frank's bottle shop. The bottles were bought, washed and re-sold to large bottling companies. Pop sold his collection of bottle at Uncle Frank's bottle shop. It was their that Pop noticed Mom and asked Uncle Frank who she was. They spoke only in Italian as their English was limited. He told Uncle Frank that he was looking for a wife and asked if he could court her. This was agreed to and after several visits married was arranged as it was the practice in Italy, a tradition they brought here with themselves to the United States.
    Gender  Female 
    Immigration  1889  [2
    from Italy to the United States 
    Immigration  Abt 1890  [3
    from Italy to the United States 
    • Her family may have resided in the mountains near Naples.
    Residence  Abt 1875-1890  Naples, Naples, , Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Abt 1896  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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  [5
    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.
    Naturalization  Abt 1902  [2
    • She gained citizenship when her husband Salvatore Vignato earned his.
    Residence  1920  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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).

      Rose Vignato is a married, white, 43-year-old female. He immigrated in 1889, and was naturalized in 1902 (probably when her husband was naturalized). She is not attending school, and is not able to read or write. She was born in Italy and her mother tongue is Italian; same for her parents. She could speak English. She has no occupation.
    Residence  1920  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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).
    Residence  1930  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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).

      Rose Vignatois a married, white, 54-year-old female. Age at first marrage is 20-years-old. She is not attending school, and is not able to read or write.
      She was born in Italy and her mother tongue is Italian; same for her parents. She immigrated in 1890, and was naturalized. He could speak English. She has no occupation.
    Residence  1930  East Patchogue, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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 6 May 1943  , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery  10 May 1943  Coram, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Section 5 Range F Lot 38 ) 
    Buried  10 May 1943  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Coram), Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I152  myTree
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2009 
     
    Father  Emanuel Gallo,   d. Bef 1890, , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Carolina DeRosa,   d. Bef 1890, , , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F49  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Salvatore Vignato,   b. Abt 29 Jan 1869, Rome, , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 10 Dec 1953, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1894-1896  [9
    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
     
  • Photos
    Salvatore Vignato & Rosa (Gallo) Vignato
    Salvatore Vignato & Rosa (Gallo) Vignato
    Status: Located.
     
    Documents
    Baptism Record: Anthony R. Vignato
    Baptism Record: Anthony R. Vignato
    Status: Located.
    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).
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S601] The Vignato Legacy, Salvatore Vignato, (The Vignato Legacy. Audiotape created by Salvatore Vignato. Transcribed by Deborah Reichert Wetlaufer.).

    2. [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.

    3. [S601] The Vignato Legacy, Salvatore Vignato, (The Vignato Legacy. Audiotape created by Salvatore Vignato. Transcribed by Deborah Reichert Wetlaufer.).
      Mom, named Rosa, was born May 17, 1875. She lived in the mountain area near Naples. The family farmed, raised cattle and chickens and sold them in stores in Naples. They struggled to exist. Both her parents died before she was 12 or 13. Mom had no schooling, could not read or write, she only spoke Italian. Her survival was the responsibility of her three brothers: Frank, James and Joseph. Her brother Frank the oldest decided to come to the United States, settling at Carol Street and Denton Place. Uncle Frank, with his bottle shop, became successful enough that he was able to book passage for his younger sister. Mom was fifteen at the time and crossed the Atlantic alone. She often shared how she was seasick the entire trip to the United States, entering through Ellis Island in the year of 1890. Mom's other brothers came to the US years later settling also in Brooklyn not far from their older brother and sister.

    4. [S601] The Vignato Legacy, Salvatore Vignato, (The Vignato Legacy. Audiotape created by Salvatore Vignato. Transcribed by Deborah Reichert Wetlaufer.), Mom, named Rosa, was born May 17, 1875. She lived in the mountain area near Naples. The family farmed, raised cattle and chickens and sold them in stores in Naples. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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.

    6. [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.

    7. [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.

    8. [S609] Email - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (1/12/2009), (Email - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (1/12/2009)).

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

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