Does anyone know the history of Sicily, Nebraska? It's a tiny town about 2 hours drive from Omaha.
I just connected to someone on ancestry.com because we have a distant relative in common. The other person's tree says that the brother of my relative was born in Sicily, Nebraska in 1843. It just so happens that my relative is from Sicily, but as far as I know, the family didn't immigrate to the US until the 1900s.
I'm thinking this person might have just made a mistake and selected Sicily, Nebraska from the dropdown list instead of Sicily, Italy, but the children of this ancestor all died in the US.
Either way, I am curious as to whether there is some interesting history with Italy and Sicily, Nebraska. Does anyone know?
Here is an interesting link to the Ancestry & Family History of Sicily, Nebraska. You'll notice that the major ancestry group reported for the town is German, and nobody reported Italian ancestry (unless is was less than 1% and wasn't listed) Total population according to the 2000 Census was 208.