3. Andretta, Joe



Guiseppe "Joe" ANDRETTA(1,2) was born on 21 April 1892 to Bartolo “Louis” Andretta and Maria/Mary Noradeen, in either Glenwood Springs, Colorado.(3,4,5,6,9)  He appeared with his parents in the census in 1910 in Pryor, Colorado.(6)  He submitted draft registration cards for WWI in Glenwood Springs, Colorado in which he claimed he was an “alien” and born in Bero (Vol di Non), Austria, but in the handwritten notes of the registration form it states that he was a “native born American Citizen”.(3,4) As a young man, Joe had light brown hair, light brown eyes and was of medium build.(4,8) Joe submitted an employment application on 10 April 1917 in Pueblo, Colorado where at that time he was working in the Jackson mine. (8) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Santa Clara, Colorado. (3)  Joe married Lucy Mattini in Trinidad, Colorado on 31 March 1921.(13)  Joe at age 31, along with his younger brother Louis Andretta, died in a gas explosion in the Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 in Frontier, Wyoming.(3,4)  He was buried on 17 August 1923 in the Kemmerer City Cemetery.(3)

Sources:
(1) Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
(2) Sneddon Robert T.  Inspector (Dist 1) & Robert V. Hotchkiss Inspector (Dist2), "State Coal Mine Inspectors Of Wyoming, Districts No. 1 and 2," year:  1923; report, 1923; Wyoming State Archives on microfilm, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
               (3) Joe Andretta, death certificate file no. 1421 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
(4) "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital, Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005., Ancestry.com (: online digital 21 July 2011), Joe Andreatta; citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.:, Banks, Ray, comp., WWI Civilian Draft Registrations (online database), Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com, Operations, Inc. 2000..
 (5)Joe Andreatta, death certificate (Affidavit for Correcting Record dated 6 Nov 1941) 1421 (1923), Death Certficate Affidavit for Correcting Record-Wyoming State, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Centeral Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
 (6)1910, population schedule, Year: 1910; Census Place: Pryor, Huerfano, Colorado; Roll: T624_120; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1374133, Joe Andereatha; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 23 July 2011); Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006..
(7) "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital, Ancestry.com, Joe Andreatta.
(8) Steelworks Center of the West; Pueblo, CO; Colorado Steelworks Employment Records , Ancestry.com. Colorado, Steelworks Employment Records, 1887-1979 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016., 10 April 1917 Joe Andreatta.
(9) 1920, population schedule, Year: 1920; Census Place: Santa Clara, Huerfano, Colorado; Roll: T625_165; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 84, Guissepi Andreatta; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 21 July 2011); Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch..
(10) Joe Andretta, Lincoln County death certificate file no. 1421 (14 August 1923).
 (11)Joe Andreatta, Wyoming death certificate 1421 (1923).
 (12) Joe Andretta, Lincoln County death certificate file no. 1421 (14 August 1923).
(13) Guiseppe Andreatta Lucy Mattini, (31 March 1921), Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006 (Ancestry.com): FHL Film Number: 001690049; State Archives, Denver, Colorado.
(14) Joe Andreatta, Wyoming death certificate 1421 (1923).

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