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Philosophy, Biography,
Family History

This is the homepage of Robert Wesley Angelo - roangelo.net. I live in northeast America.

PHILOSOPHY: Last and First Questions

In the early years this concerned logic of language only, but in later years Socrates, Plato and Kant as well. Pages of this section are revised on most days.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Wittgenstein's Logic of Language, a synopsis with appendixes.

My account of the metaphors, definitions and methods the philosopher used to make an objective distinction between sense and nonsense in language in the context of philosophy, through his identification of logic with "grammar" (or meaning) rather than form; his view of philosophy as clarification of what is in plain view rather than as speculation about what is not. The context described in the Introduction is very important to understanding what Wittgenstein was about.

Historical Aside: Wittgenstein at Cassino

Wittgenstein at Cassino, my interlinear translation of selections from Franz Parak's Wittgenstein prigioniero a Cassino: the Austrian philosopher's stay in a WW1 Italian prisoner of war camp.

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BIOGRAPHY: Robert Schumann

"The Poet Speaks" - Life of Robert Schumann. Narrative biography of the composer (1810-1856), illustrated with line drawings. This was written in 1985 when I was at school.

Note: I have not done research in family history for many years now, and almost all my research was done long before I first had access (circa 1996-1997) to the Internet. You are still welcome to write to me about family history, however. I'm sad to say that all my Italians are long dead. Just memories, as I myself will soon be.


Documents for the Family History of Giovanni VALENTE (1887-1969) and Nunziata DiRENZO (1897-1983), spouses of Gambatesa, Italy, and Camden, New Jersey, and their Ancestors back to 1690.

Village History Background - Gambatesa

Gambatesa on the map of Italy, 2 KB
Gambatesa is a village in central southern Italy, beyond the Apennines from Naples and Rome.

Gambatesa: Fragments of History and of Art by Salvatore Abiuso, with the collaboration of Palmiro Di Maria, my English language translation with photographs and maps. Gambatesa is a comune ("village and its agricultural territory"), a paese ("native land") in the Province of Campobasso, Region of Molise, Italy.

• Special pages from Our Correspondent in Geneva (Angelo Abiuso):

Holy days: Easter in Gambatesa, and The Christmas Zampognaro ("Bagpipe player").


Documents for the Family History of Giuseppantonio IACOVELLI (1895-1929) of Gambatesa, Italy, and his Ancestors back to the 1700s.

Documents for the Family History of Donato Luciano ABIUSO (1906-1998) of Gambatesa, Italy, and his Ancestors back to 1690.

Family Names, Map, and Glossary

The Family Names from Gambatesa found on this site, with surnames originally from a few other villages as well, alphabetically listed, and linked to records from the Italian Civil Register.

Note: only names that belong to the family histories of this Web site are listed on the page above. There are many other surnames from Gambatesa; many of them appear in the Family Registrations of Mons. Donato Venditti, 1688-1880.

Map of central southern Italy showing the places named in the Italian family histories of this site, with traveler's companions.

Italian to English Vocabulary, a glossary to help when reading family history documents.

Short Postscript to this Family History: Descriptions of what the lives of our ancestors in southern Italy were like, in the words of various writers.

HISTORICAL MEMOIR of late 19th Century Italian National Service

Journal of What I Endured During 32 Months of National Service in the Italian Army, 1881-1883 / Ricordo del mio penare sotto le armi by Michele Fuschino, a stone worker of Vinchiaturo, Molise, Italy, transcribed and translated from the dialect.


Sant'Angelo on the map of Italy, 3 KB
The village of Sant'Angelo d'Alife is thirty-five miles north of Naples.

Documents for the Family History of Raffaele ANGELILLO, later Ralph ANGELO, (1888-1965) of Sant'Angelo d'Alife, Italy; Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and Maple Shade, Camden County, New Jersey; and his Ancestors back to the 1700s.

Village History - Sant'Angelo d'Alife

The Origins of Sant'Angelo d'Alife, a comune ("village and its agricultural lands") in the Province of Caserta, Region of Campania, Italy. There are also photographs of Sant'Angelo and the Castle of Rupecanina, and a brief traveler's catalog and several maps.

Sant'Angelo d'Alife is the town where my own birth and that of my paternal ancestors is recorded.


Documents for the Family History of Andreas SCHLECTWEG, later Andrew SLACKWAY, (1836-1891) of Gehaus, near Vacha, Germany, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his descendants to the Influenza Pandemic of 1918; and for the Family History of Wilhelm BECKER (1822-1901) of Baden, Germany, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his descendants. These are the ancestors of my paternal grandmother. They are a mystery to me.

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Copyright © 15 July 1998 by Robert Wesley Angelo and others as noted.

Please send Internet mail to Robert with corrections or criticism. Scrivetemi in italiano. Escribamé en español. All content of this site is original. If no other source is named, then I myself am the author.

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This page was last revised: 23 March 2017 : 2017-03-23

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