I get a lot of emails from my Montalto Uffugo website from various people who live in or came from Montalto Uffugo. By far the most emails I receive are from people with the surname Zingone which was changed to Zingoni in South America to those who emmigrated there. I recently received an email from Italy from a descendant of a Filippo Zingone which basically said that Filippo went out for a cigarette one day and never returned home, leaving his wife and children behind. The family later received letters from him from America. They have asked for my help in finding what happened to him. I am having difficulty and want to help them so I must ask for some help. I should not here that his son Giuseppe came to America in search of his father when he was old enough, and when he returned to Montalto Uffugo but never spoke of his trip. The family assumes he began a new family in the United States.
Here is his information:
Filippo Zingone born in 1856 in Montalto Uffugo
FILIPPO ANTONIO ZINGONE BIRTH ACT
Left Montalto Uffugo sometime prior to 1902 because his son Giuseppe came then on The Archimede but Ellis Island linked the wrong manifest so I cannot provide a copy. He is listed there under the mis-spelled surname of Vingone.
Any help of finding any traces of Filippo Antonio Zingone would be appreciated. This family has waited 100 years to know what became of him.