|Seeking additional info on my familia in San Fili. My GGF FRank Aeillo (b.28 August,1866 came to the USA on February 1886. His brother Louis (Luigi) b.4th September 1873 in Sanfili, came to USA 1 February 1897. Thier fathers name was Joseph. They sailed out of Naples. In searching for thier comune, I have found three Sanfili's. From family lore, i believe them to be from the Calibria region. Stories have indicated that the family name was misspelled on thier documents, and they were afraid to say anything, fearing they would be sent back. Frank spelled his name Aeillo, Louis spelled his Aello. Can anyone help me narrow down which Sanfili these men may have came from? I have spent four years getting this far, I hope not to stop now.|
I went on the Cosenza archive to see if I could find anything for you. I am not sure if this is your family or not but I thought I would tell you some information i found that I thought was interesting.
Searching the name AJELLO I found a birth for Francesco Gioacchino Ajello born on December 31, 1863 son/daughter of Giuseppe Ajello, bracciale (laborer), 24 years and of Concetta Cesario, contadina (farmer), 26 years. Now I know the birthdate does not match, but often children were named after deceased siblings. I also found another Francesco born to Pietro Ajello and Michelina Cesario in 1871. Giuseppe and Pietro may have been brothers who may have married sisters. Again, this may not be your family I just found this interesting.
I also did a seach of Giuseppe Ajello from San Fili. (Keep in mind the archive is nowhere near finished so people are missing) I only found 2 Giuseppe's. One was born in 1871. The other is interesting:
Giuseppe Maria Ajello born on 17/11/1825
son/daughter of Gennaro Ajello, bracciale, 42 years and of Michelina Onofrio, filatrice, 34 years
His marriage information is:
Giuseppe Maria Ajello, sarto (tailor), 27 years son of Gennaro Ajello and of Michelina Onofrio married Concetta Gentile, 27 years daughter of Vincenzo Gentile and of Maria Teresa Mazzulla
married on 30/12/1852
Searching Giuseppe Aiello I found this:
Giuseppe Aiello born on 15/05/1839
son/daughter of Santo Aiello, forese, 25 years and of Palma Principe, 26 years
I find the tailor very interesting since my own Aiello's were tailors.