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Provinces of Abruzzo

Monday, January 31, 2005 at 20:43:59 (CST)

I am seeking information from people who are familiar with a small town in Abruzzi named Castelfrentano. My father, born Antonio Colanero in 1896 or 1897. He came from Castelfrenano to Philadelphia in 1913. He later married and settled in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
Andrew DiNardo
Thorofare, New Jersey USA

Monday, January 31, 2005 at 14:39:25 (CST)

hi my grandfather emilio came from san benedetto around 1917 to the u.s. Settled in beverly, ma. worked at the United Shoe Machinery Corp. for over 40 yrs. Still have relitives there. I've been there over 30 years ago. I'm sure alot has changed. Anyone know any D'Amatos.
david damato
beverly, Ma. usa

Monday, January 31, 2005 at 08:41:59 (CST)

It has been a while since I have been on this site, my e-m I.D. has changed.
My grandparents and mother were from Giulianova.
Grandfather is Vincenzio Ormi or Orme spelled different in the states. My grandmother is Pasqualina Stazzi or Dozzi.
My mother is Splendora Ormi-Orme. My mother arrived in 1920 along with my grandmother. My grandfather came a few months earlier. I would appreciate any information. I know they lived right on the Adriatic sea coast.My grandparents were married at St.Flavino church. If I am spelling this correct? There is no one alive for me to ask question.
From what I understand there maybe still family in Giulianova.
Barbara DeValerio

Barbara
Newfield, NJ USA

Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 12:56:41 (CST)

Looking for Mancini family members from Pennapiedimonte, Province of Chieti.
Joe Pillitteri

Friday, January 28, 2005 at 14:48:10 (CST)

Ciao to all the Maggetti's. Looking for descendants of Antimo Maggetti father of Giovanni, who married Maria, resided in Roseto degli Abruzzi. Please contact me. I am looking for family tree information.
John Maggetti
Berkley, MI USA

Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 16:40:07 (CST)

Hi there all
My father is Mario Pietromartire from Tocco, moved to South Africa to set up a life for himself. I currently live in Sydney Australia having immigrated from South Africa, and came across the website while living here and love being exposed to my dad and moms history.
cheers
Patricia Demopoulos
Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 12:04:08 (CST)

Always on the look out for any Cavacinis
Cary Cavacini
Ft. Wayne, IN USA

Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 08:35:52 (CST)

My Great-Grandfather, Pietro Palumbo, came to USA from Roccamorrice in 1908, and his wife Antonina Santangelo and son, Vincenzo, followed in 1909. They settled in Canandaigua, New York.
Pietro was about 30 years old and Anonina was about 25. Vincenzo was 2 at the time. I would like to hear from anyone who may be related.
John Romano
Canandaigua, New York USA

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 21:27:43 (CST)

Hello, Im Carlos Varrenti, My Grandfather was born in Piane d'Archi near 1900 his name was Antonio Varrenti. He came here to Argentina By The World War II plese if enoybody has information about him, his roots, or something plese let me know...

Thanks A Lot!
Carlos Varrenti
Buenos Aires, Capital federal Argentina

Friday, January 21, 2005 at 22:00:55 (CST)

If the words 108 Richmond mean anything to you, well than yes im the Nick from the North End your looking for,,glad you found me, My yahoo address will not change so send an email and i will get back with ya...Thanks.
This is a great site,,look around and see where my family came from.,,:)
Nick Iacoviello
Boston, MA U.S.A.

Monday, January 17, 2005 at 21:24:02 (CST)

Di Virgilio / Del Rocino
Hi I'm Gail and I am researching my grandparents families. My Grandfather's name is Massimo Di Virgilio from MonteFino Abruzzi. My Grandmother's name is Evelina (Guiseppina) Del Rocino from Atri Abruzzi. They came to the US around the
turn of the century. Would love info on their parents, which would be my great grandparents. I think my Grandmothers fathers first name was Paride and she had a brother named Antonino. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Gail
Gail
PA USA

Monday, January 17, 2005 at 12:02:33 (CST)

www.ilcapoluogo.it - All the city of L'Aquila on the web...
L'AQUILA
L'Aquila, Italy Abruzzo

Friday, January 14, 2005 at 18:29:17 (CST)

Looking for ancestors in Civitinova del Sannio Italy. Surname DiTomaso. Grandfather Luigi DiTomaso. Great-Grandfather Guiseppe DiTomaso married to Lucia Lavia. Came to Colorado around 1914. Possible cousins in Canada.
Dana DiTomaso
Colorado USA

Monday, January 10, 2005 at 18:28:57 (CST)

I would like any information on the Susi/Renalli family in Pettorano Sul, Abruzzi. Grandfather was Jess (Donato), grandmother was Teresa Renalli. I know that most of the Susi's in the U.S. are somehow related but I would really like to know who the four families are that are left in Pettorano Sul.
Barbara Goodwin
Ensenada, Baja California Mexico

Monday, January 10, 2005 at 16:35:27 (CST)

Hello,
My Great grand parents emigrated to Rhode Island in the 1910's. I plan on visiting Fornelli in the fall. Any help in locating a good hotel nearby would be helpful. Also, any good sights would help me. I would like to trace my family's history when I arrive. My Grandfather's last name was Santilli (Angelo). My grandmother's was Petrarca (Rose).They were married around 1910.
Steve Santilli
Cranston , RI USA

Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 22:03:09 (CST)

My grandfather came over on the boat to Ellis Island New York on May 1907 from Ripa Teatina Italy. His name was Nicholo Carmine Sansonetti. I am looking for family from this region and also my grandmother came from Chieti Italy and her name was Lucia DiLullo...Nicholo Sansonetti....
Nicholo Sansonetti
napa, calif usa

Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 20:28:39 (CST)

Hi I am Theresa and my father was Guido Comozetto and he was from Caerano Italy i am trying to get in touch with his family, so if you know him please pass this onto his family. He has passed on. I would love to meet my family from Italy.
Theresa
Bella Coola, British Columbia Canada

Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 19:14:35 (CST)

I am working on my family tree and looking for anyone with information on the Deluca famiy from Noteresco- Teramo Province, Abruzzi, Italy. My grandmother's mother was Antoinette Deluca(Perpetuinni) and father was Alfonso Deluca. My grandmother came to the US in the early 1920's. She had 4 younger sisters. They all moved to Philadelphia, PA. I would love any info. Thanks!
Mrs Tudi
NJ US

Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 13:35:53 (CST)

I am planning a visit to Italy in April 2005. I hope to visit the towns of my grandfather and grandmother. I heard there was a Bed and Breakfast in Castelfrentano that was my Grandfather's home. His name was Dominick DeRose. It may have been DellaRosa. Also, is there an avenue named DellaRosa? My grandmother, Mary Antoinette DeSalvo was born in Ateleta in 1898. She just recently passed away. I would appreciate information regarding the cities or names. Bella and Ciao!
Susan Reddy
Pawleys Island, South Carolina USA

Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 05:43:35 (CST)

American-Italian male whos family immigrated to the Phildelphia area in the early 1900`s. We came from the Abruzzi and Marche regions in Italy. Last names of ANGELINI, FRANCIONE, NATALINI, GIACCHETTI. Anybody who would like to comment or discuss feel free to email or post!.. THANX!!
R. Angelini
Pensacola, FL USA

Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 14:29:10 (CST)

Hi - I am very interest in any information on Taranta Peligna, Italy. This is the place my grandfather Nick was born in 1902. I would like to visit this area someday and meet my relatives. I would like to wish my family a Happy New Year 05' and a wish for peace on earth.
Nickki Del Pizzo - Schreiner

Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 15:43:24 (CST)

Hello to Ofenese Fausto and Catherine Cantera.
Your nephew say's Happy New Year.
Please someone pass this on.
Thank You.
Dino
boston, Massachusetts USA

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 07:17:09 (CST)

looking for any information on my grandparents relatives remaining in pizzone italy. my grandfathers name nicola d'andrea, my grandmother, vincenza notardonato both born in the pizzone region around 1890. thank you,
nick d'andrea
chicago, ill usa

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 03:49:33 (CST)

I am trying to trace Annuciata Di Gialucia from Teramo who visited the UK (Weymouth) around 1977-78. Spelling may be incorrect but date/location is accurate. Any info please.
Phil Robinson
Weymouth, Dorset UK

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 01:09:35 (CST)

My father, Joseph LaMaritate was born in 1899 in New York City. His parents, Vito LaMaritate and Maria Puccio, were born in Corleone, Sicily.
Toni (Antoinette) LaMaritate
Sacramento, CA USA

Monday, January 03, 2005 at 19:43:54 (CST)

My name is raffael tiberi, named after my grandfather in raiano abruzzo italy. I have one cousin isadore di biase who lives in the chatanooga tennessee area.My fathers name was agostino tiberi,he was the only male of six children.I would like to hear of any relatives who still live in the raiano area.I would like to wish all my best regards and healty and prosporus new year.There are only two tiberi!s from agostino and aurora [dettore] tiberi, Arturo [arthur]and raffaele [ralph].My father agostino left raiano italy in 1919.Thank you,hope to hear from some one.rteevet at prodigy.net
Raffaele Tiberi [Ralph]
Elgin, Illinois United States

Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 07:37:11 (CST)

Estoy buscando parientes de mi abuelo, nacido en Chietti en 1904, migro para Buenos Aires en 1918 o 1920, Su nombre es Antonio Di Paolo, cualquier informacion por favor no duden en escribirme, si es en Italiano no hay problema alguno pueden hacerlo.
Fabian Di Paolo
Miami, Fl US