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Catskill Carangelo - update for 2018

This story begins with Pietio Carangelo, who arrived in New York on the ship 'Principe de Piemonte', having departed from Napoli, Italy in 1910, arriving in New York harbor on September 1st, 1910.

Pietio's residence in Italy was listed as Alvignano. He was 22 years old on his arrival to the States. He is listed as married, although his wife appears not to have been with him at the time. She may have come over later, or she may have already been in the States, this is a mystery that has yet to be solved. From the information we do have, his wife would probably have been born between 1880 and 1895. There are literally hundreds of potential candidates listed in the Ellis Island records, and each one would have to be researched carefully. Her arrival here would be most likely between 1905 and 1915, although earlier is more likely as we will see later.


Here I introduce a theory, but without knowing Peters wife at this time, more detective work is necessary.
Lori's site (Carangelo names), lists the following interesting information.:

-PETRO CARANGELO, b. 1889, Italy; 1920 Census, Vol. 26, ED 215, Sheet 15, Line 14, shows

he resided at 167 Culvert St., Torrington, CT with “boarder” FELIPI DiPAULI

Married to: ___?

Their Children:

-VINCENT CARANGELO, b. 10/31/11, NY; d. 8/17/98, Gloversville, NY

-GRACE CARANGELO, b. 10/3/14; d. 9/15/88, Gloversville/Fulton Co., NY

-ANTHONY VINCENT CARANGELO, b. 10/23/16, Revere, MA; d. d. 2/84, Gloversville, NY


My theory is based on a few statistically likely assumptions -


The name "Peter", "Petro", and "Pietio" are all the same person because:

This name seems fairly rare in the early records (There are no other "Peter" individuals listed in the Ellis Island records in this time frame).
Birth date years are extremely close (1887, 1888, and 1889)
Gloversville is only 75 miles from Catskill
The children listed were all born after 1910 (when he arrived in the States)
The last child born was in 1916, and in the 1920 census,no wife is listed (Peter is listed as 'Head of Household', Gloversville line)
The 'Spanish Flu' killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide in 1918 and 1919, possibly affecting the first wife?
In Peters WWI registration form he is listed as married, no children, living at 107 Barbour St, Hartford Ct. (1917)
In the 1930 census we find a Peter married to a 'Maude Gaugin'(Gagnon), with 4 children listed. The earliest birth is now 1923, (Catskill line).
So far, I have not found a burial record of 'Petro' in Fulton County (Gloversville area), only in St. Patricks in Catskill.



What this means to me is that the 'Gloversville' line is probably also the 'Catskill' line, and possibly the 'Waterbury' line at the very beginning.

Just a theory for now, but entirely feasible according to the data.

[ Update: Actually some new data has arrived as well. A message today to me said that a certain A.C. (a Carangelo female) was a second cousin. It appears that she lived in Connecticut in the New Haven area. Since DNA has indicated this is a second cousin, we share a grandparent. Surprise, that can only be Peter Carangelo. Just one more interesting fact to add to this theory.]



UPDATE: I did manage to locate a Pietro Carangioli, from "Mora" Italy, arrived 1922 - still doing some legwork on this before revising any theories....[ This is the only other Peter found]


Peters age seems to vary between the census records, somehow he ages 14 years during the ten years between the 1930 and 1940 census. All other family members, including Maude, stay very consistent. Peter may not have known his exact date of birth, making up ages on the fly. Most records agree he was born c. 1888 and died in 1962. He is buried at St. Patrick's cemetery in Catskill, NY.


We know a bit more about Maude, who would be Peter's second wife, according to my scenario.

[Update] Maude was also previously married to Joseph Peduzoli. There is circumstantial evidence that the first four daughters may have been born to Maude and Joseph, not to Peter.


We find Maude first in the 1930 census. Maude's mother was from the "Free Irish State", her father listed as "French Canadian". Like the Carangelos, her name is also subject to many variants, among them 'Gagen', 'Gaugan', or 'Guagan'. "Gagnon" seems to be the one the records prefer, but I have seen "Gonyer" and "Gonyea" as well.

It appears Maude was born in 1905, making her only 5 years old when Peter arrived in New York. Maude died in 1970, and is buried in St. Patrick's cemetery in Catskill, along with Peter.

This 1930 census also lists the four oldest children, all female, they are:

Louise, born in 1924 (Peduzoli?)
Theresa, born in 1926 (Peduzoli?) (Find-A-Grave lists Theresa's name as Theresa Pederzolli Passaretti )
Dorothy, born in 1927 (Peduzoli?)
and Beatrice, born in 1929 (Peduzoli?)


Louise (1924-2010) married Joseph Bullivant Feb.21, 1942 (Catskill Examiner paper announcement

Then married Christopher (?) S (?) Sawicki

Children? :

Nancy L. Sawicki, b. 1958
Christopher C (?) Sawicki, b. 1960 (?)
Martin Sawicki
Joseph Sawicki
Claire Sawicki
Linda Sawicki
Mary Ann Sawicki
Gail Sawicki


Theresa married Anthony Passaretti (second marriage), first was to a "Joseph"

Children are Michael, Thomas, and James


Dorothy (1928-1980) married Damien (?) or Daniel (?) Vinciale (1921-1960)

No descendants found yet

Both Dorothy and Daniel are buried in St. Patrick's cemetery in Catskill, NY.


Beatrice (1929-2010) married Theodore Burton Penney (?-2004)

Children were:

Theodore Burton Penney Jr. (b. ?)
Rose Marie Penney (Jepson)
Rose Penney (Kopp)


In 1940, we find a few more children showing up -


Esther, b. 1931
Isabel (also Isabelle), b. 1932
Peter A., b. 1933
Victor E., b. 1936
Louis, b. 1937
Barbara A., b. 1939


Esther Jane - Interesting as Ester is found with a number of names:

"Ester Toriska", "Esther Jane Deyo", "Esther Deyo", "Esther Rivera", and "Ester Carangelo".

Being that Theresa married Theodore Burton Penney, this may mean that Esther married the first cousin of Theodore, as his mothers name was also Deyo.

Esther Jane is associated with Jesse Deyo.


Isabel - Isabel used the name "Leona Bartholomew", and "Leona Sheridan", the name "Merritt" also shows up on occasion, as does "Rivera".

Children appear to be.

Joan Bartholomew b. 1948

Jetta Bartholomew b. 1948

Cheryl M. Merritt b. 1960

Kim Bartholomew b. 1975

Sandra K. Bartholomew b. 1975

Michael O. Merritt

Percy Merritt



Peter A, (1933-2003), married Virginia M. (?) Carangelo (1943-2014)
Children were:

Joseph A., (?) b. 1964
Samuel C. (?) b. ?


Victor E. (1936-2002) married Eileen C. Oleschuk

Children were:

Suzanne E. Carangelo (Spaulding) (?) married (unknown) Spaulding, child Eric C. Spaulding (?)


Previously married to Maryanne (unknown)?



Louis married Doris Brooks (related to William Brooks, married to Bonita Carangelo.)

Children - unknown



Barbara Ann and Kenneth Earl c. 1955

Children were:

Cynthia Ann Carangelo - b. 1956 (adopted in 1960 through Catholic Charities arranged by St. Peters church in Catskill)

Kenneth Earl (Jr?) b. July 28, 1957 (adopted, located March 3, 2017 in Parkersburg, WV under the name of Peter Anthony Carna) d. March 5, 2016

-------> Children of Kenneth Earl and Maureen (unknown?)(Daughter of Marie Piccarrelli)

Christine Carna b. 1981

Peter Carna b. c. 1985

Marie Carna b. 1991


Michael Earl b. April 10, 1960, adopted into the same extended family as Kenneth, named Ralph P Piccarelli, d. June 5, 2016, buried in St. Charles cemetery, Farmingham, NY.

Family of Michael Earl, married Joann (?) in 2010

Children : Lauren, b?

Other children of Kenneth Earl and unknown wife, married in Germany about 1946
Infant Earl b. circa 1946 , Germany, whereabouts unknown
Infant Earl b. circa 1947, Germany, whereabouts unknown


Barbara Ann (b. 1938 d. 1989) married to Lawrence J. Rivenburg Sr. 1931-1979, marriage date April 4, 1961

Childen -
Lawrence J. Rivenburg Jr. b. 1962 , married Patricia Fay Haynes b. 1959)
James Anthony Rivenburg , b. 1964 d. 2012 , married to Emma M. Reed
Ann Marie Rivenburg , b. 1970 , Married Street, Roberts, Harvey
Eric Rivenburg, b.1972



A few other names also seem to be associated with Peter and Maude -

These were children born after the 1940 census, information here comes from references in obituaries and family conversations.


Carol (Carole?) Carangelo (Staub) -b. December 25, 1945 - married to Wendel Staub

Daughter Yvonne b.?


Albert Carangelo , b. June, 1940 (apparently after the 1940 census, as he does not appear). Possibly married to a Gloria (?). Moved to Callahan, Florida.

Bonita Carangelo (Bonnie), b. 1942, married William Brooks, d. 1990 (approx), Married Charles Stark

Children :
Joan b?
Jetta b?
Michael Brooks b?



Names that come up in research (may or may not be relevant)

Spiewak - This name appears often in searches

Michael Carangelo , Vestal , NY

Amanda Carangelo, Vestal, NY

Emily Carangelo, Catskill, NY

Joel A. Carangelo, DDS, Catskill, NY

James Carangelo ?

Corey Carangelo, Catskill, NY


Further confusing the issue, many of the names in the Waterbury line are identical to these, especially the Louis, Anthony, and Barbara names. The Gloversville line carries the more traditional Italian names into several generations.


If you have any information on this particular line, especially as it relates to Barbara, Kenny Earl (Jr and Sr), and Michael, please contact me at your earliest convenience.


Corangelo / Carangelo - all lines

The founders of the Catskill area Carangelos are partially known.

This story begins with Pietio Carangelo, who arrived in New York on the ship 'Principe de Piemonte', having departed from Napoli, Italy in 1910, arriving in New York harbor on September 1st, 1910.

Pietio's residence in Italy was listed as Alvignano. He was 22 years old on his arrival to the States. He is listed as married, although his wife appears not to have been with him at the time. She may have come over later, or she may have already been in the States, this is a mystery that has yet to be solved. From the information we do have, his wife would probably have been born between 1880 and 1895. There are literally hundreds of potential candidates listed in the Ellis Island records, and each one would have to be researched carefully. Her arrival here would be most likely between 1905 and 1915, although earlier is more likely as we will see later.

The ship manifest is not much help here - (pic, see website)

Here I introduce a theory, but without knowing Peters wife at this time, more detective work is necessary.
Lori's site (Carangelo names), lists the following interesting information.:

-PETRO CARANGELO, b. 1889, Italy; 1920 Census, Vol. 26, ED 215, Sheet 15, Line 14, shows

he resided at 167 Culvert St., Torrington, CT with “boarder” FELIPI DiPAULI

Married to: ___?

Their Children:

-VINCENT CARANGELO, b. 10/31/11, NY; d. 8/17/98, Gloversville, NY

-GRACE CARANGELO, b. 10/3/14; d. 9/15/88, Gloversville/Fulton Co., NY

-ANTHONY VINCENT CARANGELO, b. 10/23/16, Revere, MA; d. d. 2/84, Gloversville, NY


My theory is based on a few statistically likely assumptions -


The name "Peter", "Petro", and "Pietio" are all the same person because:

This name seems fairly rare in the early records (There are no other "Peter" individuals listed in the Ellis Island records).
Birth date years are extremely close (1887,1888,and 1889)
Gloversville is only 75 miles from Catskill
The children listed were all born after 1910 (when he arrived in the States)
The last child born was in 1916, and in the 1920 census,no wife is listed (Peter is listed as 'Head of Household')
The 'Spanish Flu' killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide in 1918 and 1919, possibly affecting the first wife?
In the 1930 census we find a Peter married to a 'Maude Gaugin', with 4 children listed. The earliest birth is now 1923
So far, I have not found a burial record of 'Petro' in Fulton County (Gloversville area), only in St. Patricks in Catskill.



What this means is that the 'Gloversville' line is probably also the 'Catskill' line at the very beginning.

Just a theory for now, but entirely feasible according to the data.

For this page however, we will concentrate on the 'Catskill' line, leaving the 'Gloversville' line on a separate page.


Peters age seems to vary between the census records, somehow he ages 14 years during the ten years between the 1930 and 1940 census. All other family members, including Maude, stay very consistent. Peter may not have known his exact date of birth, making up ages on the fly. Most records agree he was born C. 1888 and died in 1962. He is buried at St. Patrick's cemetery in Catskill, NY.


We know a bit more about Maude, who would be Pietio's second wife, according to my scenario.

We find her first in the 1930 census. Maude's mother was from the "Free Irish State", her father listed as "French Canadian". Like the Carangelos, her name is also subject to many variants, among them 'Gagen', 'Gaugan', or 'Guagan'. UPDATE - it seems this name may actually be "Gagnon".

It appears Maude was born in 1905, making her only 5 years old when Peter arrived in New York. Maude died in 1970, and is buried in St. Patrick's cemetery in Catskill, along with Peter.

This census also lists the four oldest children, all female, they are:

Louise, born in 1924
Theresa, born in 1926
Dorothy, born in 1927
and Beatrice, born in 1929


Louise (1924-2010) married Christopher (?) S (?) Sawicki

Children were :

Nancy L. Sawicki, b. 1958
Christopher C (?) Sawicki, b. 1960 (?)


Theresa married Anthony (?) Passaretti

See website for latest updates on decendants-


Dorothy (1928-1980) married Damien (?) or Daniel (?) Vinciale (1921-1960)

No descendants found yet

Both Dorothy and Daniel are buried in St. Patrick's cemetery in Catskill, NY.


Beatrice (1929-2010) married Theodore Burton Penney (?-2004)

Children were:

Theodore Burton Penney Jr. (b. ?)
Rose Marie Penney (Jepson)
Rose Penney (Kopp)


In 1940, we find a few more children showing up -


Esther, b. 1931
Isabel (also Isabelle), b. 1932
Peter A., b. 1933
Victor E., b. 1936
Louis, b. 1937
Barbara A., b. 1939


Esther - Esther (also spelled Ester) has several surnames. listed in order of appearance - "Toriska", "Deyo", and "Rivera"


Isabel - Isabel was found using the name Leona, which I believe was her middle name. She also has multiple surnames. "Sheridan", and "Bartholomew".

Daughters include Joan (1948), Jetta (1948), Cheryl (1960), Kim (1975), and Sandra (1975)


Peter A, (1933-2003), married Virginia M. (?) Carangelo (1943-2014)

Children were:

Joseph A., b. 1964
Samuel C. (?) b. ?


Victor E. (1936-2002) married Eileen C. Oleschuk

Children were:

Suzanne E. Carangelo (Spaulding) (?)


Louis married Doris (?) Carangelo

No descendants found yet


Barbara Ann - Barbara was associated with Ed Tingler, Kenneth Earl, and Lawrence Rivenburg. She married Lawrence Rivenburg in April 1961. Barbara was born in 1938 and died December 10, 1979. Lawrence Rivenburg died in 1989, as did Kenneth Earl. No information on Ed Tingler exists that I can find, but he had a daughter Catharine who was born about 1962. The Tinglers lived in Sleepy Hollow (Lake) up on Murderers Creek.


Children were:

Cynthia Ann - b. 1956
Kenneth - b. 1957 (twin) Now Peter Anthony Carna, d. 2016
Michael - b, 1957 (twin) Unknown where or who Michael is.

From Lawrence Rivenburg -
Lawrence Rivenburg Jr. b. 1962
James A Rivenburg b. 1965
Ann Marie Rivenburg b. 1970
Eric L Rivenburg b. 1972

A few other names also may be associated with Peter and Maude -


Carol Carangelo (Staub) - b. 1945 (confirmed, youngest daughter of Peter and Maude)
Albert E Carangelo , b. June, 1940 (maybe after the 1940 census?)(unconfirmed)
Leona Carangelo (Bartholomew) - This is now know to be Isabel
Bonita Carangelo - b. 1940 (confirmed daughter of Peter and Maude)
Tony Carangelo - b. 1940 unknown data, not confirmed





more at www.allcarangelo.webs.com this website is kept up to date more than this journal.

Also see https://hmwquality.wixsite.com/seeking-carangelo