There are so many similarities between our Orlando immigrants that we must be related somehow. My Domenicoangelo Orlando was born in Agnone in 1843 to Sabatino Orlando and Candellora Venditto. I only know of one confirmed sibling, a Vincenzo Orlando, married to Teodora Camperchioli, who also was in Chicago in 1890.
My Dominicoangelo married Maria Felicia "Falca" Totaro in 1864 in Agnone. We know of 4 children born in Agnone, Cristanziano, b. 04 Nov 1871, Maria Grazia, b. 21 Nov 1874, Maria Concetta, b. 08 Dec 1877, and Maria Bambina, 09 Nov 1879.
Domenicoangelo arrived in the U.S. on April 12,1881 on board the Olympia. He was 27. The name listed after his on the manifest was Pietro Orlando, age 24. I have always assumed that this was a brother. Once in Chicago, Domenicoangelo went to work for the railroads.
His wife along with Cristanziano & Bambina joined him in Chicago in 1888. I do not know the fate of Grazia & Concetta although I have assumed that the probably died before their mother immigrated.
Falca had the following children after arriving in Chicago: Maria Antonia, b. 27 Jul 1889, Nicola, b. 18 Feb 1891, and Maria Grazia, b. 19 Jun 1897.
One source says that Domenicoangelo was married previously in Agnone. The name of this wife is unknown but supposedly he had a 2 sons named Pasquale & Gelsonmino. The story was that they took a ship from Naples to New York and then went to Colorado.