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i have traced my family history back to my great grandfather giustino saccoccia born in pratola peligna on aug. 1,1866. his wife was nunziata giannantonio saccoccia born on march 26 1873. if anyone has any birth information in pratola during the 1800 and would like to share them please keep me in mind.
reno saccoccia
steubenville, ohio usa

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I look for information referring to Juan Pezzopane Ludovici, born between 1890 and 1895, I need the exact date birth. He was son of Samuel Pezzopane and Liugina Ludovici. brothers was by birth order: Vicente, Domingo, 'Juan', Teresa, Victor(26 July 1896), Alfonsina and Isa?as. Thanks

Cerco le informazioni che mi riferisco a Juan Pezzopane Ludovici, sopportato fra 1890 e 1895, ho bisogno della nascita esatta della data. Era figlio di Samuel Pezzopane ed i fratelli di Liugina Ludovici. erano da ordine di nascita: Vicente, Domingo, 'Juan ', Teresa, Victor(26 luglio 1896), Alfonsina ed Isa?as. Grazie
Renato Pezzopane
valparaiso, valparaiso chile

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My Great Grandparents were from Bugnara. My Great Grandfather Loreto Di Piero came to the USA around the turn of the century. My Great Grandmother Anna Pasquale was born in Bugnara in 1883. My Grandmother Felicia Di Piero was born in Bugnara in 1908. Are there any Di Piero or Pasquale relatives in Bugnara who would like to stay in contact?
mark covella
ukiah, CA USA

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Hi,
My parents are from San Giorgio di Crognelto.
My last name is Marinelli. My grandparents names are Sylvestre and Annina Marinelli. Also Carmaine and Orienta Marinelli (Adopted).
So any information would be helpful.
thanks
oriana marinelli
winnipeg, manitoba canada

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Ciao, we're looking for any Elisii's in Guardiagrele. Please email us! We'd love to hear from you!!!!!
Liz Elisii-Regett
NJ USA

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Hello I have just started looking for my ancestors. My paternal grandmother was Rosalia Grinaldi. She was born in Terrenova, Italy on 4/12/1888. She came to the US on 12/24/1910. Her parents name were Geraldine Messina Grinaldi and Dominick Grinaldi. She married Samuel Frank (Frankina). I would appreciate hearing from anyone with any information.
Mary Ann Bell
Ohio USA

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Hello, I am looking for information about the Vivio family. My great grandfather Luigi Vivio was born in Paganica. If you know my family, or are apart of it write me back. Thanks
Angelo Vivio
Michigan

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Great Site! My family is from Palena and L'Aquila. I love this site and would love to hear from anyone who knows us. Ciao!
Sofia Friscioni / Carozza
stamford, ct USA

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Hello and ciao tutti! for the americans try this site
www.elenco.libero-dot-it/elencotel/public/ricercaomonimie.jsp
it is like an italian phonebook. Hopfully it will help someone
linda
phila, pa usa

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Hi, my parents were born in Cercepiccola . Would love to chat to other's whose parents migrated to other countries
dora
australia

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I am looking for information on Ragnone. My father was Domenic Ragnone, born in Portland, Oregon in 1921. His father was Giuseppe Ragnone born in Pizzoferrato in 1866. I have been trying to obtain an Italian passport but need to have my Grandfathers birth certificate. I have written to the Chieti provence including a money order but never heard anything. I would appreciate any information. Thanks,
Giuliana Ragnone Johnston
Casper, Wyoming usa

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I am trying to find how to write to the cementry in Gioia dei Marsi or to the priest house there. IF anyone can be of help please e-mail at Rayjud at prodigy.net
Thank you
Judy Liva

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Carunchio,Chieti: cerco parenti di Camillo Paglieri -nato verso 1870, sposato con Maria Eugenia Lucangioli-, e di Raffaele Sciorra -la data di nascita penso che e la stesa, sposato con Berenice Lucangioli. Grazie!!!
Mara Lucangioli
Munich, Bayern Germany

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We will be visiting the Abruzzi area next week, and understand we have relatives there. My grandparents were Giuseppe Patrizzio...he married Maria Santoro. I believe their family came from San Bernadetto.
I would love to here from anyone who might help me find "my roots".....
Ciao,
Ed and Cece Camara
Sugar Land, Texas USA

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My father, Rinaldo Saccoccia, came to the United States in the spring of 1937. He settled in Steubenville, Ohio where he has raised a family of 3 son and one daughter. His brother Joseph Saccoccia moved back to Italy and is living near Pratola Peligna. I am attempting to find any other family that may still be in that area. Hope to hear from you.
saccoccia reno
steubenville, ohio usa

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My Grandfather's name was Nicola D'Esculapio from Tocco Casauria. He was married to Filomena Sabatinelli and had 3 children, Antonio, Guiseppe(my grandfather) and Maria.
Nicola left Italy in 1904 to settle in America. It was written in the ships log that he was 32 years old, his occupation was listed as shoe maker. My Great-Grandmother, Filomena, left Italy in 1908 with her 3 children to join her husband in Rome, New York. If anyone knows anything about them while they lived in Italy, please contact me.
Lesley Scholar
Kingston, New York USA

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Great site ! Ciao a tutti......
Dino Marsili
Toronto, Canada

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I`m the grandson of Domenico and Camilla D`Angelo who were from Pennadomo and my aunt was born in Pettorano sul Gizio,her name was Carolina D`Angelo. They came to the states in 1915 and 1919, there D.O.B. are 1889,1892 and 1913
If any reading this letter can spread the word over there that I`m praying for a response, GOD BLESS...............
Geoffrey D`Angelo
Kingman, Arizona U.S.A

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My grandfather, Achille D'Angelo (parents Bernard D'Angelo and Macrina Marcadonia), was born in L'Aquila, Abruzzi. My grandmother, Theresa Brunetti (parents Virginia DiPalma, Guy Brunetti) was from the same area.
Virginia Johnson

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Hola mi nombre es Maria Ines, mi abuelo y abuela vinieron desde ROCCASPINALVETI -(CHIETI)-, el nombre era Irineo Bruno y mi abuela Mariana Bruno (los dos con el mismo apellido), se establecieron en Argentina y no se mas de sus raices, agradeceria muchisimo a alguien que supiera como buscar sus partidas de nacimiento alli, sus origenes, sus familias, todo lo que me siga conectando a ellos.
gracias.........!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maria Ines Bruno
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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PENSO CHE QUESTO SITO SIA UNA COSA MERAVIGLIOSA PERCHè NESSUNO DI NOI DEVE MAI DIMENTICARE LE PROPRIE RADICI.ELENA
elena ialenti
pesaro, italia

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Sono natio di Aielli Alto (L'Aquila). Vorrei comunicare con Aiellesi al'estero.
Angelo Gualtieri
mississauga, ontario canada

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ciao a tutti io sono vocal in discoteca se qualcuno è interessato può contattarmi al 3474908547 o 3339887522 bye
joseph
Atessa, Italia

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Great web site. I am researching the family of Gaetano ALLEGRETTO b. abt. 1859 and Maria Carmela DiCola, b. May 5 1863. Their son Louis D. ALLEGRETTO came to Rasselas, Elk Co., PA and married into my Markert family, leaving many descendents. We believe both came from Barrea, D'Aquila Province. My family tree is on Ancestry.com close to 7,000 names.
Dennis Brown
Springfield, VA USA

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viele grüße an das schöne dorf fossacesia (geburtsort meines vaters) von diana de luca
ciao
Diana De Luca
Mönchengladbach, ledig Germania

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My grand father,INFANTE Giuseppe Nicola.was born on
Dec. 8th,1887, at the Comune of Casacanditella, Province of Chietti, Abruzzi.Figlio di Gaetano e di POMPIZZI, Maria Carolina.
I´m looking for ancestors,since the surname is Spanish, I would like to know who they were, and when they went from Spain to Italy.
Maria Cristina Infante
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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My grandfather was "Guiseppe Antonio Mattia". My grandmother was "Angelina Padouano". Both were born in Ripabottoni Campobasso, they arrived in Montreal, Quebec Canada early 1900's, my grandmother had a daughter "Maria" with her when she arrived maybe 3-4 years after her husband. Would like info from anyone who may be 'family'.
Thanks...
Dee Mattia
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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hello, I would be interested to hear from anyone in or around Roccamontepiano that has any information of the Lisio family. my grandfather Gennaro Lisio was born in this town in 1895. My grandmother was from L'Aquila her name was Julia D'Andrea. It would be nice to hear from anyone who has a connection.
Steve Lesio(Lisio)
rochester, ny usa

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Pozzi, Looking for my grandfather's sister descendants with the name of Pozzi. Splendora Baggiani DiFrancesco and Pasquale Pozzi had six children:Romulo, Costanza, Maria Giulia, Tommaso, Rea Silvia, and Pasquale Filistauro last child born after death of his father Pasquale. I would like to know if there are any descendants either in the USA or Pianella Italy. These would be the only relatives of Pasquale DiFrancesco on my grandfathers side of the family.
Grazie,
Joe DiFrancesco
PHOENIX, Arizona USA

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Hi, we are researching the Di Coio family from Colledimacine. We also working on the Barone,Delli Pizzi, Pignetti, Scullo lines. If you are connected with these lines, please contact us.
Ann
CA USA

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Hello to all the abruzzesi in the world!!!
my mother's family is from San Demetrio ne Vestini - 19 miles from L'Aquila. I live in Rome, but everytime i can i escape and join the quiet of this very nice village, its countryside and its lake (Sinizzo) and all the little village surrounding (Villa S.Angelo, Fossa, Fontecchio, Prata d'Ansedonia, Onna, San Gregorio, Barisciano, Bazzano, Paganica, Poggio Picenze, S.Eusanio, San Gregorio etc...).
Although I live in Rome, I spend a lot of time in San demetrio during my free time. Collarano is the area near the Little church of S.Antonio (now restructured).
In one way or another (Antonelli/De Matteis/Di Gasbarro/Mancinelli/Lucci/Liberatore) we are all related, cousins, brother and sisters in law of my mum.
So if there is anybody from S.Demetrio and surrounding out there and in one way or another you are related to above name you are welcome to contact me.
Giancarlo Staroccia/Antonelli
Rome, Italy

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Ciao, I'm Angelo Trinchini (trinchin at tin.it) and I'm writing from Pescara in the center east of Italy.
I've relatives in USA and if there's someone that wanna contact me could write me to trinchin at tin.it and I'll reply...
I'd love to find some other Trinchini around the world...
Ciao.
P.S. Great site...
Angelo Trinchini -->
Pescara & Sulmona, Italy

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CHECKING GUEST BOOK FOR ANS,
SA,JE,ACETO
PORTLAND, ME. CUMB.

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I am trying to locate relatives from Lettomanoppello.
My Granparents were Vincenzo James Aceto and Josephine Antoinette Addario. They were both from Letto. Vincenzo's birthdate is March 20,1899 and passed away in November 1997. Josephine was born on March 19, 1903 and she passed away in February 1995.
Josephine's parents were Antonio Addario D.O.B. 1875-1950 and Maria Mancini 1878-1966. Vincenzo's parents were Antonio Aceto 1856-1914 and Donata ???1865-1925.
I haven't had much luck finding them or their parents. If you have any information at all I could use the help! I am just starting my family tree. Thank you so much!
Elizabeth Aceto
Portland, Maine USA

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My grandfather, Luigi Amici, was born in Fara Sabena, near Rome. His fater was Girolamo Amici and his mother was Guiseppina DeStefani.
He came to Philadelphia in early 1900's and married Josephine Lattanze.
I am looking for relatives in Rome area who may be related. Many Amici family came from Marche - Montemonaco, Cannino area also.
Mario Amici
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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please help me find my crest i can't find it
thank you.
Pierre luigi Cugini
san francisco, ca usa

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Hola a todos!!!quisiera encontrar datos sobre mis familiares que viven en Mafalda de donde era mi abuelo Giusseppe.Gracias y que Dios bendiga a todos.
Ines
Mar del Plata, Argentina

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Looking for info. on Galanti family from Ascoli Piceno. Please contact jjsabath at mindspring.com
Joanne Casey
PA. USA

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Thank you all for a wonderful site. I will be back many times over. Hope I make contact with the following families:
Cavezza-Tancred(i)-Di Giacomo-Luckie in the near future...
SCOOTINFOX (LJLQ)
Linda J. (Di Giacomo)Luckie/Quick
Schenectady, NY USA

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LOOKING FOR RELATIVES FROM ROCCAMORICE...Mother's parents, salvatore D'Angelo and Francesca DiGiovanni..Father's parents,Bartlomeo DiPasquale and Anna Francesca Di'giovanni...My parents came to Canada in early 1950's..One of the ship's name was "the homeland"...sounds familiar " give me an email at amjuby at rogers.com...." thank-you....
anna marie jubenville
London, Ontario canada

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Looking to chat with anyone that had relatives who grew up in Pettorano Italy with Monaco's and Trombetta's.
Monaco
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

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Please accept my condolences to all of the people in San Giuliano di Puglia who suffered the terrible tragedy and loss. My heart goes out to all of you.
Jenny
United States of America

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Pozzi Family, I am looking for anyone from Pianella that is a descendent of Pasquale Pozzi and Splendor Baggiani DiFrancesco. I know some of their children, Romulo, Tommaso, Maria Giulia born in Pianella in 1890's. Romulo came to the USA in the early 1920's but don't know if he stayed in the USA. I appreciate any information on my Pozzi relatives.
Grazie, Joe DiFancesco
Joe DiFrancesco
Phoenix, Arizona USA

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There is no place like the Abruzzi region to a great lifestyle
Rosario Mariani
Harrison, New York USA

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Hola quisiera que me manden informacion sobre la familia de mi bis-abuelo Gaspare Spadafora que vino para Argentina cuando tenia 14 años. El vivia en la povincia de D´laquila en Pratola Peligna. Muchas Gracias
Juan Pablo Soto
San Miguel de tucuman, Tucuman Argentina

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Looking for data on family of Carmela Lucantonio, born about 1829-1832 in Fontavignone, Rocca Di Mezzo, L'Aquila, Italy. She was married to Giovanni Domenico De Matteis of Villa Sant'Angelo in 1858 and bore a daughter Caterina De Matteis oon 13 June 1864. Carmela's father was Giuseppe Lucantonio, and that is the only information I have for him. I assume he was born in Fontavignone as well...I would be most appreciative for any help given me in this search.
Carl Colista
Dallas, Texas USA

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Deceo comunicarme con personas de ZULMONA soy decendiente directo de BERNARDINO DI PERSICO QUE DEJO SU TIERRA (ZULMONA) en el año 1878 quiero conocer cosas de la tierra de mis raices , hablo español ,comprendo el italiano gracias espero pronta respuesta
Hector A Di Persico
Mar Del P lata, Provincia de Buenos Aires Argentina

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Busco personas de apellido DI PERSICO en el mundo madar mensajes en Español gracias
Hector A Di P ERSICO
Mar Del P LATA, Provincia de Buenos Aires Argentina

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I am doing some research on my grandmother's family (Lucille Spadorcia). Her mother was from Sicily (Belvedere) and her father from Rome ( Dominic Spadorcia). If anyone has any information, please contact me. They immigrated to the USA and I would like to find relatives that reside in Italy or elsewhere. Thank You.
kyla
chicago, il usa

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I understand the Scamuffa is not very common in Italy. We do think our family came from Chieti, and now we understand they may be from Gessopalena. Would be great to hear from anyone with any info. Thankyou,
James Scamuffa
Coatesville, PA USA

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Hi, this is realy a nice site, my name is Carlos Pratola, and I know that my Grand father born at Campo basso in the molise Region, His name was Giovanni di Pratola, his has aBrother whos name was Giussepe, Pls if some one know something about , Pls, can give some information regarding my family ; I will be very Thank

Thank you all in advance ( I speak Italian,english, spanish, portugues)
Carlos Pratola
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain

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My wife's name is Josephine Lilliana Pollice. She was born in S. Croce di Magliano. Her parents are Luigi & Maria (Crapsi) Pollice of Hamilton Ontario. Josie still has relatives in the area on her Mother's side. Famiglia di Gennaro Crapsi et Nicholas (Yolanda) I was there 20 years ago and we may be having a guest from the town next summer. I will fill this in when I learn more because I found this site by accident
Tom Gawrylash
Ancaster, Ontario Canada

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My most memorable trip of my was to Montorio al Vomano and Poggio Umbrichio in October 2002. I met my cousins from the Persia, Ragusi family. What a beautiful village, where the aroma of gourmet food follows you on Sunday afternoon where people after a visit to the Piazza have their Sunday dinner. People enjoy friends and family. My cousins drove me to Pescara, San Gabriele, Teramo and the hills of Montorio. I speak the native dialect so I got along very well. The hills are truly beautiful. Thanks to Bettinella, Maria, Ezio, Fiorina for all your hospitality. I love Montorio al vomano and also Poggio Unbrichio where my dear cousin Marcucco lives the year around. Marcucco is keeper of the gate there. Ezio and his wife prepared a delicious meal for me there.
Ciao,
Elizabeth Lester
Modesto, Ca USA

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per piacere fatemi sapere se ci sono tartufi dove vivete. www.truffleusa.com sono di frosolone. grazie
mattia
hopatcong, n g u s a

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Hello, I heard from so many relatives and possible relatives when I signed this guestbook a few years ago. What a pleasure! I have a new email address and would like this to go down in record. bluemariano at earthlink.net.I am the second daughter of Charlie Mariano (born Carmine Ugo Mariano) who was the son of Maria Digirronimo Mariano and Giavianni Mariano of Fallo, Abruzzo. My Dad is a well-known Jazz musician who now lives in Koln Germany and tours around Europe, including Italy. The rest of us are in the US and hungry for information about our Abruzzi roots. Any genealogical connections? Please email me and may God bless your every move! Ciao! Cynthia
Cynthia Mariano
Merrimac, MA USA

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Abruzzo2000...What a great website and resource for anyone interested in the region and especially for those of us fortunate to have roots there.
Michael Russi

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Ranallo I am seeking information on Pettoranello del Molise, where my father's mother was born. Libera Ranallo was born, raised and married in this town before emigrating to the US and settling in New Jersey.
Jean Sculerati Cotner
Tampa, Florida USA

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I am Mario Acitelli, both my father Angelo Acitelli and mother, Nunzia Cipicchia Acitelli were born in Assergi, Provincia di Aquila. I am looking for my relatives on both sides, in the USA and Italy. I visited Assergi in 1997 with my wife and found the place (Grand Sasso) just beautiful
Mario A. Acitelli
Charlotte, North Carolina USA

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Hi My Father was Antonio Petosa born in Vinchiaturo,
Campbasso in March 1938. He was teh two middle of two brothers Carmine the oldest and Mario the youngest. His Father was Michale Petosa. My Grandma was Assunta Petosa.
A Step brother Pasquale still lives in VInchiaturo. My Father and his brothers came to Staten Island NY after a few years in Toronto Canada. My Dad Antonio died on 3/18/2001. I was wondering does anyone in Vinchiaturo remember this family. My grandfathers second wife was Angelina from Baranello. I would like to get info on the history of the Petosa family. Thanks
susan mcneil
hazlet, nj usa