Family of Christopher De Leonardis

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Christopher DeLeonardis (Martino-5, Domenico-4, Martino-3, Domenico-2, Martino-1) was born on February 2, 1881 in Ricigliano, Italy,[1] while another source stated he was born on February 3, 1881 in Ricigliano, Italy.[2]Christopher immigrated on October 24, 1894 into Port of New York.[3] Christopher’s ship manifest stated he was 13 years old, a peasant, and traveling to Illinois. Christopher appeared in the census in 1900 at 105 Ewing Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[4] He was naturalized on May 18, 1904 and lived at 105 Ewing Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[5]

Christopher DeLeonardis and Maria Guisseppe Malpede were married in 1905.[6] Maria Guisseppe Malpede, daughter of Donato Malpede and Maria Teresa Zaccardo, was born on November 1, 1884 in Ricigliano, Italy.[7]

Christopher DeLeonardis and Maria Guisseppe Malpede had the following children

+38      I.          Martin DeLeonardis, born November 30, 1906, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; married Helen Warnecke; died July 14, 1972, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

+39      ii.         Carmine DeLeonardis, born March 25, 1910, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; married Sylvia Gallo; died May 26, 1983, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

+40      iii.        Angela DeLeonardis, born January 2, 1912, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; married Anthony Louis Serritella, January 25, 1941, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died September 29, 1985, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

+41      iv.        Teresa DeLeonardis, born February 27, 1914, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; married Henry Silvestri; died March 1, 1999, Chicago, Cook, Illinois

42        v.         Donato DeLeonardis was born on November 27, 1919 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[8] He appeared in the census in the household of Christopher DeLeonardis and Maria Guisseppe Malpede in 1920 and 1930 at 1252 McAlister Place in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[9],[10] Donato died on November 28, 1930 at the age of 11 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[11] He was buried on December 2, 1930 at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Cook, Illinois.[12]

Family Notes:The family appeared in the census in 1910 at 552 Forquer Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[13] Christopher registered for the World War I Draft and lived at 1252 McAlister Place in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, on September 12, 1918.[14] He was a News Dealer at Birchwood Station in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[15]

In 1920 and 1930, the family appeared in the census at 1252 McAlister Place in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[16],[17] In 1940, the family resided at 1252 Ada Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, and Christopher reported being the owner of a news stand.[18] According to the 1940 census, Christopher and Josephine did not attend school. Martin attended high school for three years, while Carmen, Angela, and Teresa attended all four years. He registered for the World War II draft when he lived at 1252 W. Lexington Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, on April 27, 1942.[19]

Christopher died of chronic myocarditis on October 3, 1942 at the age of 61 at 1252 W. Lexington Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[20] His obituary stated his funeral was on a Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from chapel, 739 S. Western Avenue, to Our Lady of Pompeii Church. Interment Mount Carmel. He was buried on October 8, 1942 at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Cook, Illinois.[21]

Maria died of chronic valvular ?? of heart on September 26, 1962 at the age of 77 at 1252 W. Lexington Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.[22] Her obituary stated her funeral was on a Monday, at 9 a.m., from the Montclair Funeral Home, 6901 W. Belmont Avenue, to Our Lady of Pompeii Church. She was buried in September, 1962 at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Cook, Illinois.[23]



[1]. Illinois Death Certificate, Certificate no. 27267 (1942), Cristoforo De Leonardis.  Ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), card for Christopher DeLeonardis, serial no. 2778, Local Draft Board 108, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
[2]. Broccoli, “Studio Araldico Broccoli,” pedigree chart for Angela De Leonardis.
[3]. Ancestry.com, U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project), Deleonardy Cristoforo, R103 P43 minor.  Ancestry.com, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Cristofare De Leonardis, NARA microfilm roll M237_633, line 29, p. 4.
[4]. 1900 U.S. Census, Cook County, IL, population schedule, Cook County, ED 599, 6B, 34, Dominick DeLeonardis.
[5]. Ancestry.com, U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project), Deleonardy Cristoforo, R103 P43 minor.
[6]. , Ricigliano, p. 114, Foglio di Famiglia N 102, Donato Malpede.
[7]. Illinois Death Certificate, certificate no. 66593, Maria Giuseppa DeLeonardis (1962).  , Ricigliano, p. 114, Foglio di Famiglia N 102, Donato Malpede.  Broccoli, “Studio Araldico Broccoli,” pedigree chart for Maria Giuseppa Malpede.
[8]. Cook County, Illinois, Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922, certificate no. 4864, Donato DeLeonardis, 27 November 1919.
[9]. Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Roll:  T625_329; Page:  10B; Enumeration District:  1070; Image:  956.
[10]. Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Year: 1930; Census Place:  Chicago,  Cook,  Illinois; Roll:  456; Page:  15A; Enumeration District:  2640; Image:  275.0.
[11]. Illinois, Cook County Deaths Index, 1878-1922, index, Family Search , (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N34K-4T3 : accessed 08 Aug 2012), Donato De Leonardi, 28 Nov 1930; citing reference rn 31927, FHL microfilm 1892693.
[12]. Illinois, Cook County Deaths Index, 1878-1922, index, Family Search , entry for Donato DeLeonardi (1930) pull original certificate.
[13]. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census, Illinois (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1910; Census Place:  Chicago Ward 19,  Cook,  Illinois; Roll:  T624_261; Page:  17A; Enumeration District:  0853; Image:  1091; FHL Number:  1374274.
[14]. Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, serial no. 1042, local board 42, Christopher DeLeonardis.
[15]. Ibid.
[16]. Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Roll:  T625_329; Page:  10B; Enumeration District:  1070; Image:  956.
[17]. Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Year: 1930; Census Place:  Chicago,  Cook,  Illinois; Roll:  456; Page:  15A; Enumeration District:  2640; Image:  275.0.
[18]. 1940 Census, Cook County, IL, population schedule, Cook County, Illinois, ED 103-1323 (blurry), 9B, 153, Christ De Leonardis.
[19]. Ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, card for Christopher DeLeonardis, serial no. 2778, Local Draft Board 108, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
[20]. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Cook, IL, Obituary 2 — no title. 1942. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), Oct 05, 1942. http://search.proquest.com/docview/176702600?accountid=38403 (accessed October 14, 2011).  Illinois Death Certificate, Certificate no. 27267 (1942), Cristoforo De Leonardis.
[21]. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Cook, IL, Obituary 2 — no title. 1942. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), Oct 05, 1942. http://search.proquest.com/docview/176702600?accountid=38403 (accessed October 14, 2011).  Illinois Death Certificate, Certificate no. 27267 (1942), Cristoforo De Leonardis.
[22]. Ibid.
[23]. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Cook, IL, Obituary 5 — no title. 1962. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), Sep 28, 1962. http://search.proquest.com/docview/182961307?accountid=38403 (accessed October 14, 2011).  Illinois Death Certificate, certificate no. 66593, Maria Giuseppa DeLeonardis (1962).
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