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A Documentary History of the Life of
Angelo MORGANTI (1889-1962)
of Ascoli Piceno, Italy,
and Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania

Note.--The stone-cutter Angelo Morganti's first wife was Anna ANGELILLO. After Anna died, Angelo married Josephine SCORDIA (1899-2001).

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Marriage Documents for Angelo Morganti and
Anna Angelillo of Bristol Borough

No. 122  Vol. 42
State of Pennsylvania
County of Bucks

Application for Marriage

1,4  Full name of man: Angelo Morganti, age 23 years.
2,5  Full name of woman: Annie Angelilli, age 18 years.
3  Relationship (by blood or marriage): not related in any manner.
6,7  Residence: (of both) Bristol, Bucks County, Pa.
8  Parents of man: Giuseppe + Julia, both alive.
9  Parents of woman: Angelo + Maria, both alive.
12  Parental consent: Yes as to woman.
14,16  Ever married before: (both) never married before.
22  Color of parties: white.
23  Occupation of man: Leather worker.
24  Occupation of woman: none.
  Personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace of said County of Bucks, at Bristol, Pa., Angelo Morganti and _____ who, being duly qualified according to law, did depose and say that the statements above set forth are correct and true to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they know of no reason why the said marriage may not be lawfully made.
  Sworn and subscribed before me, this
third day of October A.D. 1912
  Frederick J. Kraft, J.P.

Marriage License

To any Minister of the Gospel, Justice of the Peace or other Officers or Persons Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriage:
      You are hereby authorized to join together in the holy state of matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church, society, or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Angelo Morganti of full age ... -AND-  Annie Angelilli, eighteen years of age, Consent of Father given and duly filed ...
  Given under my hand and seal of the Orphans' Court of said County of Bucks, at Doylestown, this 4th day of October A.D. 1912
  Edmund E. Michener, Clerk


In both the Application and License, Anna Angelillo's name is spelled "Angellili" and in the Application Angelo Morganti's father's name is misspelled "Guiseppe". Anna Angelillo was born in Sant'Angelo d'Alife, Campania, on 4 September 1894 to Nicola Angelillo and Maria Martone.

Nicola Angelillo seems to have been known in America by the surname "Angelo" (see his civil death certificate and No. 9 above), I think because "Angelo" was far easier for "Americans" (i.e. anyone who did not speak Italian) to pronounce than "Angelillo" or "Angelilli". Angelo Morganti seems to have believed that Nicola's first name was "Angelo", which suggests that was what everyone called Nicola.

Duplicate [Marriage] Certificate

I, Rev. Anthony Orlando hereby certify, that on the 27th day of October one thousand nine hundred and twelve at Bristol Pa., Angelo Morganti and Annie Angelilli were by me united in marriage, in accordance with license issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, numbered 122 Vol. 42.
  [Signed] Rev. Anthony Orlando
           Minister of the Gospel
  When returned, November 1912

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Index of Marriage Licenses

Angelo Morganti and Anna Angelillo applied for their marriage license on 3 October 1912 and were married on 27 October 1912. (File Number: 420122. Officiant Name: Anthony Orlando. Officiant Title: Reverend. County Married: Bucks. Where married: Bristol. Book Number 42. Page Number 122.)

Source: Bucks County - Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court - Marriage License Search at buckscountyonline.org. The transcription has "Annie Angellili".

13th Census of the United States: 1910 -- Population

Bristol Borough, 2nd Ward, E.D. 9, Sheet 17, 26th April

436 Lafayette Street

Family Name First Name Census Data
Morgando Angelo (4) boarder, (5) male, (6) white, (7) age 22, (8) single; (12-14) he and his parents born in Italy, (15) year of immigration: 1906, (16) not a naturalized U.S. citizen; (18-19) occupation: Dap Coater, Leather Works; (23-24) able to read and write.

Notes: If the above is indeed Angelo Morganti, then in April 1910 he was living next door to the family of Nicola Angelillo and Maria Martone (434 Lafayette St), on the street where Nicola had been living in 1900. See 1900-1910 U.S. Census Records - Nicola Angelillo and Maria Martone.

World War I Selective Service System


1  Name in full  Angelo Morganti
  Age, in yrs.  28
2  Home address
  452 Logan St Bristol Pa
3  Date of birth (Month, Day, Year)
  April 11, 1889
4  Are you (1) a natural born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your Intention (specify which)?
5  Where were you born (Town, State, Nation)?
  Ascoli Piceno Italy
6  If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject?
7  What is your present trade, occupation, or office?
  Marble worker
8  By whom employed?  Himself
  Where employed?  Bristol Pa
9  Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support (specify which)?
  Wife + 2 children
10  Married or single (which)?  Married
  Race (specify which)?  Caucasian
11  What military service have you had? (Rank, branch, years, Nation or State)
12  Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)?
  I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true.
Angelo Morganti
(Signature or mark)

If person is of
African descent,
tear off this

[Back of card]

1  Tall, medium, or short (specify which)?
  Slender, medium, or stout (specify which)?
2  Color of eyes?  Brown
  Color of hair?  Black
  Bald?  No
3  Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (specify)?
  I certify that my answers are true, that the person registered has read his own answers, that I have witnessed his signature, and that all of his answers of which I have knowledge are true, except as follows:
Russell B. Carty
(Signature of registrar)
Precinct  5th Ward
City or County  Bristol
State  Pa
Date of registration  June 5, 1917

Source: State of Pennsylvania, County of Bucks, Local Board No. 1 (Code No. 37-8-6.A). Registration took place at the Post Office of Bristol Borough, 19007. National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509, Roll PA53

Note: the Comune of Ascoli Piceno is in the Province of Ascoli Piceno, in the Region of Le Marche.

U.S. Department of Labor
Naturalization Service
United States of America

Petition for Naturalization

No. 862

To the Honorable the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County at Doylestown Pennsylvania
  The Petition of Angelo Morganti hereby filed, respectfully showeth:
  First, My place of residence is 506 Jefferson Ave Bristol, Pa.
  Second, My occupation is Marble Cutter
  Third, I was born on the 11th day of April, anno Domini 1889, at Ascoli-Piceno Italy
  Fourth, I immigrated to the United States from Genoa Italy, on or about the 23 day of April, anno Domini 1906, and arrived in the United States, at the port of New York, on the 10 day of May, anno Domini 1906, on the vessel Princess Irene
  Fifth, I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on the 1st day of November, anno Domini 1920, at Doylestown Pa., in the Common Pleas Court of Bucks County, Pa.
  Sixth, I am married.  My wife's name is Anna; she was born on the 4 day of September, anno Domini 1894, at S. Angelo Italy, and now resides at 506 Jefferson Ave. Bristol Pa.  I have 4 children, and the name, date, and place of birth, and place of residence of each of said children is as follows:   Seventh, I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affiliated with any organization or body of persons teaching disbelief in or opposed to organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and it is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Victor Emmanuel III King of Italy of whom at this time I am a subject, and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
  Eighth, I am able to speak the English language.
  Ninth, I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of five years at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 10 day of May, anno Domini 1906, and in the State of Pennsylvania continuously next preceding the date of this petition, since the 10 day of May, anno Domini 1906, being a residence within this State of at least one year next preceding the date of this petition.
  Tenth, I have not heretofore made petition for citizenship to any court.
  Attached hereto and made a part of this petition are my declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States and the certificate from the Department of Labor, together with my affidavit and the affidavits of the two verifying witnesses thereto, required by law. Wherefore your petitioner prays that he may be admitted a citizen of the United States of America.
Angelo Morganti
(Complete and true signature of petitioner.)
Declaration of Intention No. 850 and Certificate of Arrival from Department of Labor filed this 15 day of September, 1924

Note: The witnesses for Angelo Morganti's Petition for Naturalization were Antonio Russo, occupation Health Officer, residing at Bristol Pa., and Giuseppe De Luca, occupation Jacker, residing at Bristol Pa.

Declaration of Intention

I, Angelo Morganti, aged 31 years, occupation Marble Worker, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color White, complexion Dark, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 152 pounds, color of hair Black, color of eyes Brown, other visible distinctive marks None.
  I was born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy on the 11 day of April, anno Domini 1889; I now reside at 506 Jefferson St. Bristol, Pa.
  I emigrated to the United States of America from Genoa, Italy on the vessel Princess Irene; my last foreign residence was Ascoli Piceno, Italy; I am married; the name of my wife is Anna; she was born at St. Angelo Piceno, Italy and now resides at 506 Jefferson St. Bristol, Pa.
  It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Victor Emanuel III King of Italy, of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of New York, in the State of New York, on or about the 10 day of May, anno Domini 1906; I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein: SO HELP ME GOD.

Angelo Morganti
(Original signature of declarant)

Subscribed and sworn before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 1 day of November, anno Domini 1920
  Ulysses G. Lowe
  Clerk of the Common Pleas Court

Certificate of Naturalization

Petition Volume 10, Number 862
Name, age and place of residence of wife ... (Strike through words referring to wife if husband was naturalized AFTER September 22, 1922 *)
Names, ages and places of residence of minor children Elena age 10 yrs. Maria age 8 yrs. Julia age 6 yrs. Jennie age 3 yrs.
Reside at 506 Jefferson Avenue, Bristol, Pa.

[Angelo Morganti was granted U.S. citizenship on 2 February 1925.]
  As testimony whereof ...
  [Signed] Robert H. Eugart
  Clerk of the Common Pleas Court
  (Official character of attestor)

* NOTE.. Under act of September 22, 1922, husband's naturalization does not make wife a citizen.

Ship Passenger Manifest for Angelo Morganti




Required by the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, under Act of Congress approved March 3, 1903, to be delivered to the U.S. Immigration Officer by the Commanding Officer of any vessel having such passengers on board upon arrival at a port in the United States.

S.S.  Prinzess Irene  sailing from  Genoa , 26 April  1906
Arriving at Port of  New York , May [10]  1906

1  No. on List.  29
2  NAME IN FULL.  Morganti Angelo
3  Age. Yrs. Mos.  17
4  Sex.  M
5  Married or Single.  Single
6  Calling or Occupation.  stone-cutter
7  Able to - Read. Write.  yes yes
8  Nationality. (Country of last permanent residence.)
9  *Race or People.  Italian North
10  Last Residence. (Province, City, or Town.)
  Ascoli P.no
11  Final Destination. (State. City, or Town.)
  Waltonville Pa
12  Whether having a ticket to such final destination.
13  By whom was Passage Paid?  himself
14  Whether in possession of $50, and if less, how much?
15  Whether ever before in the United States; and if so, when and where?
16  Whether going to join a relative or friend; and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address.
  his cousin Cinelli Pietro
  Waltonville Pa

17  Ever in prison or almshouse, or institution for care and treatment of the insane, or supported by charity? If so, which?
18  Whether a Polygamist.  no
19  Whether an Anarchist.  no
20  Whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise, or agreement, express or implied, to labor in the United States.
21  Condition of Health. Mental and Physical.
22  Deformed or Crippled. Nature, length of time, and cause.

* "Race or People" is to be determined by the stock from which they sprang and the language they speak. List of Races will be found on back of this sheet.

This Sailing of the S.S. Prinzess Irene

The Steamship Prinzess Irene, of Bremen, sailed from Naples (its last port of call) on 27 April 1906 and arrived at the port of New York on 10 May 1906, a voyage of 14 days. On 26 April the ship took on passengers at Genoa; among these was the 17 year old stone-cutter Angelo Morganti of Ascoli Piceno (List E, no. 29). Thirteen others who boarded at Genoa were also from Ascoli Piceno; four of these were also stone-cutters, among them the only other passenger (List E, no. 28) with the same final destination as Angelo Morganti: Enrico Angelini, age 37, going to his brother-in-law Romeo De Amicio, Box 2, Waltonville Pa.

Source: National Archives Microfilm Publication T 715, Roll 707

Description of the Prinzess Irene

Operated by the Norddeutscher Lloyd ("North German Lloyd") steamship company between the Mediterranean and New York from 1903-1914.  10,881 ton steamship. Dimensions in feet (between perpendiculars): 524 x 60. Two funnels, two masts; twin screw; quadruple-expansion engines with four cylinders; service speed of 15 knots [17.3 miles per hour]. Shipbuilder: A.G. Vulkan, Stettin [Szczecin]. Maiden Voyage 3 November 1900 Bremen-Southampton-China-Japan (Far East service). Scrapped in 1932.

From 1889 the funnels of the ships of the North German Lloyd steamship line were buff colored. Their rectangular flag was "white; blue key and anchor crossed, with oak wreath in centre".

Source: North Atlantic Seaway: an illustrated history of the passenger services linking the old world with the new by N.R.P. Bonsor (Prescot, Lancashire: 1955), pages 189, 191.

The S.S. Prinzess Irene, 35 KB

Image Source: based on the photograph reproduced courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Salem in Michael J. Anuta's Ships of Our Ancestors (Baltimore: 1983), page 269.

The Prinzess Irene could carry 2,354 passengers (268 first class [i.e. saloon], 132 second class [i.e. cabin], 1,954 third class [i.e. steerage]). Source: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

Waltonville, Pennsylvania

The present town of Waltonville lies about 110 miles west of Bristol Borough, and 10 miles east of the state capital Harrisburg, Dauphin County. The town is located on Quarry Road, and its population in 1990 was 125 people.

Historical Waltonville was a company town developed by the Hummelstown Brownstone Company next to its sandstone quarries; it had a company store, workers' houses, and a Roman Catholic chapel. The town of Hummelstown -- where the company's stone-cutting sawmill and stonecutters shed were located -- lay on the Reading Railroad line, just north of Waltonville. Brownstone was used for everything from bridges to the foundations and walls of buildings to the sculptures that decorated them.

The Hummelstown Brownstone Company at the height of production employed about 500 men in quarrying and finishing the stone. Most of the skilled workers were Italian, German, and Scotch-Irish immigrants. However, because the nature of the stone made it impossible for the stone to be quarried in the cold of winter, only the skilled workers were kept on during the winter months.

Source: "Hummelstown Brownstone - five quarries mined the prized sandstone from 1867-1929", by Ben F. Olena, in Pennsylvania [magazine] Vol. 19, No. 6, November/December 1996, pages 26-29 [with four historical photographs].

World War Two Selective Service Registration Card

REGISTRATION CARD -- (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897)

1. Name (Print): (First) (Middle) (Last)  Angelo  Morganti
2. PLACE OF RESIDENCE (Print): (Number and street) (Town, township, village, or city) (County) (State)  910 Wood St.  Bristol  Bucks  Pa.
3. MAILING ADDRESS: (Mailing address if other than place indicated on line 2. If same insert word same)  910 Wood St.  Bristol  Bucks  Pa.
4. TELEPHONE: (Exchange) (Number)  none
5. AGE IN YEARS:  53  DATE OF BIRTH: (Mo. Day Yr.)  April 11, 1889
6. PLACE OF BIRTH: (Town or county)  Ascoli Piceno  (State or country)  Italy
7. NAME AND ADDRESS OF PERSON WHO WILL ALWAYS KNOW YOUR ADDRESS:  Mrs. Josephine Morganti  910 Wood St.  Bristol, Pa.
8. EMPLOYER'S NAME AND ADDRESS:  Acme Rubber Mfg. Co.  E. State St.  Trenton, N.J.
9. PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESS: (Number and street or R. F. D. number) (Town) (County) (State)  E. State St.  Trenton  Mercer  N.J.
(Registrant's signature)  Angelo Morganti

D. S. S. Form 1 (Revised 4-1-42)  (over)  16-21630-2

Source: World War Two Selective Service Registration Cards, Fourth Registration, 27 April 1942. National Archives and Records Administration.

Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records

1  Death Occurred: at Lower Bucks Co. Hsp., Bristol Twp., Bucks County
2  Deceased's Mailing Address: 910 Wood St., Bristol, Pa.
3  Veteran: No
4  Name of Deceased: Angelo Morganti
5  Date of Death (Month, Day, Year): 11-8-62
6  Where did deceased actually live: Within the actual limits of Bristol city or borough, Bucks County, Pa.
7  Sex: Male
8  Color or Race: W
9  Married: X
10  Date of Birth: Apr. 11, 1889
11  Age (in years): 73
12  Usual Occupation: Stone Cutter
13  Social Security No.: 192-14-7528
14  Birthplace: Italy
15  Citizen of what Country: U.S.A.
16  Full Name of Spouse: Josephine Scordia Morganti
17  Father's Name: Joseph Morganti
18  Mother's Maiden Name: Julia Morganti
19  Informant's Name and Address: Josephine Morganti, 910 Wood St, Bristol
20  Immediate Cause of Death: Cardiac Failure
Due to: Myocardial Infarction
Other Significant Conditions: None
22  Accident: No
23  I hereby certify that I attended the above named deceased and that death occurred from the cause and on the date stated above at 7:30 Am E.S.T.  Signature: D Brodie ... Shaffer ... M.D., Bristol, Pa., 11/8/62
24  Burial: X
Date: Nov. 9, 1962
Name of Cemetery or Crematory: St. Mark's Cem.
Location: Bristol, Bucks, Pa.
25  Date Rec'd by Reg: 11-10-62
26  Registrar's Signature: Pauline R. Davis
27  Signature and Address of Funeral director: Louis A. Galzerano, Bristol

Grave: in Saint Mark Cemetery, Bristol (Croydon), the large name on the gravestone is RICCIO. Beneath this is the large name MORGANTI, beneath which are the names Angelo (1889-1962) and Josephine (1899-2001) side by side. (Source: Photograph of gravestone found at the Web site "Find a Grave" Memorial #185339381 on 18 JUL 2019.) The death certificate (numbers 16 and 19) has Mrs. Josephine (née Scordia) Morganti.

Social Security Death Index

Name: Name: Angelo Morganti
Date of birth: 11 APR 1889
Death: NOV 1962
Age at death: 73
Last residence: Pennsylvania
Social Security Number: 192-14-7528
Number issued by: Pennsylvania

Three Morganti Children in the 1930 Federal Census

15th Census of the United States: 1930 -- Population Schedule

Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, Ward 5, E.D. 9-12, Sheet 26B. Answers were to reflect the individual's status as of April 1, 1930

1117 Cherry Street

Family Name First Name Census Data
Morganti Mary (6) relationship to head of household: boarder; (13) age at last birthday: 14
Julia boarder; age 11
Jennie boarder; age 8

All three girls were born in Pennsylvania, and their parents were born in Italy. The children were living in the house of "Juliano Zannia" [Only the "Za" is readable] and his wife Julia, both 48 years old and born in Italy.

Angelo Morganti, his wife Anna, and their daughter Elena are not found in Bristol Borough in this census.


Angelo Morganti and his daughter Elena were the sponsors for the baptisms of Anna's brother Raffaele Angelillo's two oldest children, at the Church of St. Ann in Bristol Borough on 22 MAY 1927 and 29 AUG 1928.
[Source: copy of a baptismal certificate made by Eleanor Becker Angelo, and an original baptismal certificate]

Angelo Morganti made gravestones on Otter Street in Bristol.
[Source: Margaret (Angelilli) Monti, 26 OCT 1994]

Deaths of Anna and her Children

Anna (née Angelillo) Morganti died 12 FEB 1935. The years for Anna's four children:

Elena (named as "Helen Morganti") may have been the informant for Anna's death certificate.

The URL of this Web page: https://www.roangelo.net/angelo/morganti.html
Last revised: 19 June 2008 : 2008-06-19 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.

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