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Interested in researching my paternal side. My surname is Costello, but may have been Castelli in Messina, Sicily. My great grandfather, Gaetano Costello/Castelli was an Italian foundling. Finding his birth parents is my ultimate genealogy goal.
WikiTree profile: Kat Costello
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Do you have a birth year and marriage year for your great grandfather and would you know the full name of his wife?
Thank you, Frank. He was born on January 23rd 1887 in Raccuia Sicily. His wife was Philomena La Caria. They settled in West Virginia. He never disclosed who his birth parents were, but seemed to know at least who his mother was and sent her money back home.

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by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (321k points)
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Gaetano Castlllo, 1940 United States Census, Pleasant Magisterial District, Barbour, West Virginia.

Gaetano Castello head age 53 born Italy, Philomina Castello wife 46 born Italy, Dante son 27 born Ohio, Sylvio son 25 born WV, Rose daughter 21 b WV, Mary daughter 19 b WV, Ugo son 18 b WV, Julia daughter 15 b WV, Patsy son 13 b WV, Dolores daughter 11 b WV, Richard son 9 b WV, Pauline daughter 8 b WV.

Gaetano's occupation was merchant and an association with a coal mine. Son Dante was a store manager.

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