Individual Record 2313

Name}   Imboden, Joseph (Joe)* Family History} Hancock               
  Title}   Sr. Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 22 Dec 1849 Place} ** , Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy
Marr.: Date} Cal                1893 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  19 Nov 1941 Place} 52 Franklin Street, Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Cir  22 Nov 1941 Place} Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1308=1900 USA cen
Source 2}   84 = Town directy
Source 3} 1306=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1303=1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1304=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1477=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 1299=City directory
Source 8} 870 = Letters
Source 9} 861 = Death record
Source 8} 1296=Obituary
Source 10}1496=Obituary
Source 11}1497=Letter
Parents: } Unknown Garbode or Imboden &   ?
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 247 = Old Sonoma & Congress Valley Rd., Napa
      Occupation 1} Leatherworker at Sawyer Tanning Co.
       Occupation 2} Laborer at dairy farm
       Occupation 3} Laborer at shirt factory
  Religion/Church} Roman Catholic
Spouses:    First} Schilego, Basilia
 Total Number of} 1?
Notes:  *Joe's name at his birth in 1849 was probably Ziuseppe Garbode.  He apparently used this Italian name until 1900 or soon thereafter, but by 1908 used the Joseph Imboden name from then on.

In 1979 Joe's son Bill went on a trip to Italy with his wife Billie, took photos there, and wrote on the back of one photo the house my father was born in.  On the back of some other photos was written Fondovalle and Domodossola.  Bill also had a small article from a Clearlake newspaper that said they had visited Joe's cousins in Fondovalle in the northern part of Italy in the valley of Formazza.

**Based upon the above, Joe was almost certainly born in the Italian Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, which is in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.  Within that Province he was probably born either in the municipality (comune) of Formazza and its village (frazioni) Fondovalle, or in the municipality (comune) of Domodossola.  Both muncipalities are on the border with German-language portions of Switzerland and are at the foot of the Italian Alps.

In about 1874 Joe immigrated to the United States.  He married Basilia in 1893.  Joe probably remained an alien until naturalized between 1930 and 1940.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Joseph Imboden
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Joe in 1909
Immigr'n Date} Fam 1874 Port}  
Education: Grade} 8th
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   8 Nov 2014
Date Created}  14 Jan  2011
Copyright © 2011, 2014 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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