I am trying to research any relations to Liborio Scaccia. This is what I already have on him:
Liborio was born in Italy. His parents were Joseph (Giuseppe Scaccia) and Barbara Angeline Muscarella (Mascarelli)??
Liborio emigrated from Palermo, Italy to America in the early 1890's. (1897 according to 1910 census and 1898 according to petition for naturalization). He left Italy on February 19, 1898 and arrived in New York, NY on March 10, 1898.(Ellis Island records say he arrived May 1, 1898). He lived in Contarontoro Scicily when he emigrated to the US aborad the Hesperia. He arrived in the US via New York City.He did this with the help of the Longo's, the family of his future wife, Anna Longo.
If anyone has any assistance I would appreciate it.
I have done research on all parts of the family including the Longo's. Most of the information I have puts my ancestors in the Scranton area although recently I have found some connections in New York.
I am attaching at the end of this posting the information I have on the Longo's as of this point and was hoping to begin to trace this side as well as the Scaccia side in even more detail.
Descendants of Ignatz Longo Generation No. 1 1. IGNATZ1 LONGO He married ANTIONETTE BONDI (BUNDY), daughter of GIUSEPPE BONDI. She was born Abt. 1859. Notes for ANTIONETTE BONDI (BUNDY):
The name could be Antoineete or Anette.
Antoinette Bondi had two children in Italy when her husband, Liborio, immigrated to America.
Children of IGNATZ LONGO and ANTIONETTE (BUNDY) are: 2. i. ANNA2 LONGO, b. Mar 1885, Scicily or Naples, Italy; d. 17 Apr 1948, Scranton, PA. ii. JOESPH LONGO. iii. FRANK LONGO, m. CONCETTA. iv. LENA LONGO, m. MICHAEL TULANEY.
Generation No. 2 2. ANNA2 LONGO (IGNATZ1) was born Mar 1885 in Scicily or Naples, Italy, and died 17 Apr 1948 in Scranton, PA. She married LIBORIO SCACCIA 13 Apr 1902 in Scranton, PA, son of JOSEPH SCACCIA and BARBARA (MASCARELLI). He was born 06 Jan 1877 in Contarontoro Sicily, Italy, and died 16 Dec 1948 in Scranton, PA. Notes for ANNA LONGO:
Anna Longo emigrated to America from Naples, Italy in about 1890. She settled in the West Scranton area and
was a resident for 57 years.
She attended St. Lucy's Church, Scranton, PA. She was a member of its societies as well as the National Council
of Catholic Women.
Anna met her future husband, Liborio, when she was 15 and he was about 25, after her family sponsored him to
come to the United States.
At the time of her death, she resided at 355 North Bromley Avenue. She died at Hahnemann Hospital (Scranton -
now the CMC) after an illness. The funeral was held from her home with arrangements by John Durkan. A mass
at 9:30 a.m. was held at St. Lucy's and she is interred in the Cathedral Cemetary.
More About ANNA LONGO:
Burial: 21 Apr 1948
Notes for LIBORIO SCACCIA:
Liborio was born in Italy.
Liborio emigrated from Palermo, Italy to America in the early 1890's. (1897 according to 1910 census and 1898
according to petition for naturalization). He left Italy on February 19, 1898 and arrived in New York, NY on
March 10, 1898. He did this with the help of the Longo's, the family of his future wife, Anna Longo.
He was a member of St. Lucy's Church in Scranton and also a member of its Holy Name Society.
He worked in the produce business for nearly a half century. (He worked as a shoemaker in West Scranton??)
He died in the afternoon at the home (1008 Crown Avenue, Scranton, PA) of his daughter - Mrs. Leonard
PietrefaseHe resided at 353 North Bromley Avenue when he died. The funeral was held in the family home and
the mass was at St. Lucy's Church. Arrangements were taken care of by John Durkan. He is buried in Cathedral Cemetary. Children of ANNA LONGO and LIBORIO SCACCIA are: 3. i. JOSEPH FRANK3 SCACCIA, b. 28 Feb 1904, Scranton, PA; d. 11 Jul 1969, the Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. ii. EDWARD SCACCIA, b. 1905; d. 1906. More About EDWARD SCACCIA:
Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA
4. iii. BARBARA ANGELINE SCACCIA, b. 01 Jan 1907, Scranton, PA; d. 01 Jan 2001, Scranton, PA. iv. ANTIONETTA SCACCIA, b. 1908; d. 1936. More About ANTIONETTA SCACCIA:
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
v. EDWARD SCACCIA, b. 1909; d. 1935. More About EDWARD SCACCIA:
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
5. vi. MARY SCACCIA, b. 12 May 1911, Scranton, PA; d. 08 Jan 1989, Scranton, PA. vii. ANNA SCACCIA, b. 1914; d. 1939. More About ANNA SCACCIA:
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
1 viii. FRANCES SCACCIA, b. 1915; d. 28 Feb 2008, Scranton, PA. 2 ix. PETER SCACCIA, b. Feb 1919. 3 x. LEO SCACCIA, JR., b. 13 Jan 1922, Scranton, PA; d. 17 Mar 1986, Scranton, PA. 4 xi. ALBERT SCACCIA, b. 01 Jun 1924; d. 16 Oct 2007, Pittsfield, MA.
Generation No. 3 3. JOSEPH FRANK3 SCACCIA (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 28 Feb 1904 in Scranton, PA, and died 11 Jul 1969 in the Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. He married HEDWIG SZULECKI 29 Jun 1921 in Scranton, PA, daughter of JAN SZULECKI and LEONA. She was born 08 Apr 1904 in Poland, and died 16 Feb 1964 in Scranton, PA. Notes for JOSEPH FRANK SCACCIA: Joseph was born in Scranton.
He was educated in the Scranton School District and attended Scranton Technical High School but left school
after the eighth grade.
His SSN: 203-03-3694.
He was a salesman for Michaels Produce in Northeastern, PA and New York. His job was referred to as a
huckster which was the name given to produce sales people who travelled by horse and carriage and later trucks
to different neighborhoods to sell vegetables and fruits. With the onset of automobiles and ice boxes, Joe
eventually opened a business in the **SPAM** Block--a series of warehouses on Lackawanna Avenue near the
river where produce was brought into the city. For a while, he cornered the celery market and was considered the
According to Ginny Scaccia's memory - he liked to drink Muscatel Wine and smoked cigars. He visited several
Joseph, as the Olden, was never able to please his mother.
He was married to Harriet Szulecky on January 29, 1921 at Sacred Heart's Polich Catholic Church in South
Scranton, PA. He later divorced Harriet and then remarried her in 1946. They were originally or the second time married in Sacred Heart Church, Scranton, PA. Hattie and Joe eventually designed and built a home on the West Mountain which still stands. It is a one floor dwelling set into the side of a hill with a garage and basement below. Somewhere along the way, perhaps near the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Hattie and Joe lost this house. It is told that they eventually ended up at the German Catholic Church because they were unable to make the required offering the the church (St. Lucy's) to baptize Eugene Scaccia. He lived with Edmund and Ann Samuels at 1009 Luzerne Street when he died. Prior to his death, he was a patient at the Community Medical Center for three weeks. He is buried in the St. John the Baptist Section of the Cathedral Cemetery. More About JOSEPH FRANK SCACCIA: Burial: St. John the Baptist Section of the Cathedral Cemetary Cause of Death: Cirrohsis of the Liver Notes for HEDWIG SZULECKI: Hattie (Harriet) Szulecky (Sulezski) was born on April 8, 1904 in Katowice near the city of Krakow (Cracow), Poland. At the time of her birth, there was no actual Poland as it was partitioned between Germany, Russia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so by location, it is presumed that the area was under control of the Austro Hungarian Empire. [Note: John Scaccia once told Joseph Scaccia (author of much of this information) that Jan Szulecky left Poland for the United States to avoid service in the Russian Czar's Army.] Regardless of the countless times the area had been partitioned, the Polish people remained Polish disregarding as much as possible the changing politics and areas in the area we know as Poland today which emerged around 1918 at the end of World War I. Hattie based on her lineage was half Polish, one quarter German, and one quarter French (see notes about French grandmother) but always referred to herself as being Polish. Hedwig was the fourth daughter of Jan and Leona Szulecky who has six daughters.
Hattie was blond as a young woman with blue eyes and very light complexion. According to Lily Szulecky, one of Hattie's granddaughters Virginia Scaccia Serine looks very much as Hattie did as a child. It is believed that Hattie could have claimed to be fully German or Scandinavian and it would not have been doubted by her looks. After years in this country, she lost all trace of her accent and it has been stated that when her obituary appeared and mentioned Poland as her place of birth, many people expressed shock believing she had been German, Irish, or American born. IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA: Leona and her four middle daughters went to Hamburg, Germany where they boarded a German ship for the US. [Joseph Scaccia is pretty sure the city was Hamburg, but it might also have been Gdansk (formerly Dansik) Poland may have been the city of departure.] Hattie told stories that the seas were rough and the waves were higher than the sides of the ship. They made the trip in what was called the steerage which was the lowest class of travel. It is also likely the ship was a cargo ship that took on immigrant passengers in available space for the additional money and conditions were not for comfort but for expediency. They probably had little privacy on the ship and it is likely that they only had the floor to sleep in a common area with other immigrants. She came to America at the age of eight years old. They left in late November, and arrived in early December of 1912 most likely December 12, 1912 at Ellis Island from Krakow, Poland. Hedwig's name was changed to Harriet when she entered America through Ellis Island. When she arrived here, she was put back into the first grade as was done with most immigrants who could not speak English. Considering the young age when she left Poland, Hattie had a good memory of the days in Poland. She told stories about being left out of school so the children could weed the priest's garden and that she recalled pulling a carrot by mistake and hiding it so the priest wouldn't find it...based on this story, it can be presumed that education was started in a church run school. She also remembered the priest had a pet peacock that roamed through the garden. Hattie also recalled that before leaving Poland she was taken to see her godmother and on that trip she saw the famous icon of the Blessed Virgin--the world famous Lady of Chestakova--known as the Black Madonna because of the soot that had accumulated on the painting from the candles that are lit below and in front of the painting. Given the period of time and distance between Katowice and Chestakova, that was a trip that might indicate some financial assets while in Poland. The family was reunited in December 1912. She resided in Southside with her parents. Six months after being reunited, her father was killed in a mining accident. Hattie went to work at the age of about 12 as there was now a need for the daughters to help support the family. She left school in the fourth grade to do this. In the beginning, it is believed that she could only work five days a week with additional schooling conducted at Scranton Technical High School on Saturdays. Hattie met Joseph Scaccia when she was talking to a girlfriend at the girl's home near a railroad track. The friend spotted Joseph and thought he was cute. When Joseph responded and headed across the the street, her friend realized that her stockings were rolled down around her ankles for comfort around the house, but never --never at that time would a lady show her leg to a gentleman unless it was covered by a stocking. Embarrassed by her realization, she quickly rushed into her house and closed the door leaving Hattie outside to meet Joseph Scaccia. According to John Scaccia (Hattie's son), Hattie had some difficulties at home with her mother and left home to live with a Mrs. Scott. He also said that it was this Mrs. Scott who taught Hattie how to cook. This might be an explanation a to why Hattie always cooked what was considered a bland menu. Hattie did not cook Polish foods for the most part. At the age of 17, she left home and married Joseph Scaccia. She was never accepted by Joseph's parents even though she fully adopted the Italian traditions. She worked as a sewing factory worker. Hattie tried to become completely Americanized. Joseph her son retells the story that on the trip to America, Hattie was called a "greenhorn" which was a derogatory statement used against immigrants when they were unaware of something considered to be "American". Joseph heard Hattie retell this story in her 50s and he could still sense the hurt in her voice as she related the incident. Another story that supported this becoming American theory was that Joseph was speaking with Lily and Andrew Nashotka and that Andrew said he knew Hattie before he met Lily because he had met her at a dance at the Polish Church. Lily replied that he was mistaken because Hattie never went to the dances at the Polish Church.. Harriet was divorced from Joseph and married Frank Herman who was 20 years her elder. She was only married for about six months when she divorced Frank Herman. She was not married when her son Joseph was born and Frank Herman is believed to be Joseph's father. Proof to that fact includes that Joseph doesn't resemble or have the same physical features as the rest of the Scaccia children. After she divorced Frank Hermann, Hattie, Betty, Joseph, and perhaps Gene went to Detroit. Eventually the returned to the house on Luzerne Street with Ann Scaccia and Edmund Samuels living on one side and Hattie and the remaining children living on the other. Hattie eventually remarried Joseph Scaccia around 1947. In the late 1940s, Hattie also returned to work at a sewing factory in Taylor, but eventually took over running the grocery store at 1139 Luzerne Street full time. At the age of 53, she first got her own driver's licence and bought a car. Hattie and Joseph separated informally for the last time in 1957. Hattie was stricken with a heart attach at the store on February 15, 1964. She was unconscious at the time of attach (so it may have been a stroke rather than a heart attack. A discussion among her children (Ann, John, Gene, and Betty) on the night of their mother's death centered on who had been her favorite child. Their conclusion was that if Hattie had a favorite child, she didn't show it and that what ever child needed her at the given moment, that she was there for them and he or she was given favorite status. Hattie is buried in the Cathedral Cemetery. More About HEDWIG SZULECKI:
Burial: 19 Feb 1964, St. John the Baptist Section of the Cathedral Cemetary
Children of JOSEPH SCACCIA and HEDWIG SZULECKI are: 10. i. ANN MARIE4 SCACCIA, b. 26 Oct 1922, Scranton, PA (14th Avenue & Luzerne Street); d. 23 Jun 1993, Scranton, PA. ii. JOSEPH SCACCIA, b. 24 Jun 1924; d. 14 Sep 1927. Notes for JOSEPH SCACCIA:
Being that Joseph was named Joseph (rather than Liborio after his paternal grandfather) indicated the riff
between Hattie and her in-laws (who never accepted her) at that time.
Joseph was complaining of stomach pains and when Hattie took him to the doctor, they did not recognize it as
appendicitis. Subsequently, Joseph's appendix ruptured and he died. He was buried from the home of a
friend of Hattie's (Katie Weber) on Lincoln Avenue. His funeral was on September 16, 1927. He is buried in
the Cathedral Cemetery in the grave with his infant uncle, Edward Scaccia.
More About JOSEPH SCACCIA:
Burial: 16 Sep 1927, Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA
Cause of Death: Ruptured Appendix
11. iii. JOHN SCACCIA, b. 17 Sep 1927, Scranton, PA; d. 29 Apr 1987. iv. ROSEMARY SCACCIA, b. Abt. 23 Jan 1929, Was stillborn.; d. 1929. More About ROSEMARY SCACCIA:
Burial: an unmarked grave near the fence not far from her brother Joseph.
1 v. EUGENE SCACCIA, b. 16 Dec 1929, Scranton, PA; d. 05 Mar 1983, Scranton, PA. 2 vi. ELIZABETH SCACCIA, b. 01 Jun 1932; d. 17 Feb 1993. 3 vii. JOSEPH SCACCIA, b. 26 Mar 1941, Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, PA; d. 28 Nov 2000.
4. BARBARA ANGELINE3 SCACCIA (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 01 Jan 1907 in Scranton, PA, and died 01 Jan 2001 in Scranton, PA. She married LEONARD PIETREFASE 1927. He was born 1903 in Italy, and died Dec 1960. Notes for BARBARA ANGELINE SCACCIA:
She was educated in the Scranton Public Schools.
She had been employed as a seamstress by Linder Brothers Manufacturing, Scranton.
She and her husband also operated Leonard's Luncheonette on Linden Street in Scranton.
More About BARBARA ANGELINE SCACCIA:
Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA
Children of BARBARA SCACCIA and LEONARD PIETREFASE are: i. WILLIAM4 PIETREFASE. Notes for WILLIAM PIETREFASE:
ii. LEO PIETREFASE. 5. MARY3 SCACCIA (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 12 May 1911 in Scranton, PA, and died 08 Jan 1989 in Scranton, PA. She married ROBERT (RALPH) CRISPINO 25 Oct 1937 in St. Lucy's Church, Scranton, PA. He was born 01 Nov 1913 in Scranton, PA, and died 16 Dec 1996 in Scranton, PA. More About MARY SCACCIA:
Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA
More About ROBERT (RALPH) CRISPINO: Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA Children of MARY SCACCIA and ROBERT CRISPINO are: 1 i. NICOLAS4 CRISPINO, b. 09 Sep 1940. 2 ii. LEO CRISPINO, b. 12 Oct 1942. 3 iii. RALPH CRISPINO, b. 19 Jan 1946.
iv. MARIE CRISPINO, b. 08 Dec 1949. 6. FRANCES3 SCACCIA (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 1915, and died 28 Feb 2008 in Scranton, PA. She married VITO SANITATE. He died 2003. Child of FRANCES SCACCIA and VITO SANITATE is: 18. i. JOSEPH4 SANITATE, b. 1939; d. 06 Nov 2003, Scranton, PA. 7. PETER3 SCACCIA (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born Feb 1919. He married MARY PARSKY. Notes for PETER SCACCIA: Worked for Sears-Roebuck. Children of PETER SCACCIA and MARY PARSKY are: i. RICHARD4 SCACCIA, b. 1953. ii. PETER SCACCIA, m. MARY. 8. LEO3 SCACCIA, JR. (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 13 Jan 1922 in Scranton, PA, and died 17 Mar 1986 in Scranton, PA. He married GRACE SUMMA 26 Aug 1950 in St. Anthony's in Dunmore, PA. She was born 01 Nov 1925 in Scranton, PA or Dunmore, PA, and died 26 Feb 1994 in Scranton, PA. Notes for LEO SCACCIA, JR.:
Leo Scaccia, Jr. was born at 353 N. Bromley Avenue, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Not wanted to go downtown to high school, he dropped out after tenth grade at West Scranton.
His mother used to wake him up at 4 am and he would have to go to the Woodlawn Dairy on Main Avenue and
help deliver stuff between here and Nay Aug. The driver would drop him off and he would have to run home to
get to school in time. All of this was down for his pay of a quart of milk per day. He would fall asleep in school
and the teachers wouldn't want to wake him up.
Some old ladies in the neighborhood wanted him to come live with him because he would work and the Scaccia's
had too many children.
Worked as a truck driver throughout his life for many different companies. At the time of his father's death - he
worked for Shirk Trucking.
More About LEO SCACCIA, JR.:
Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA (Mausoleum)
More About GRACE SUMMA:
Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA (Mausoleum)
Children of LEO SCACCIA and GRACE SUMMA are: 1 i. BARBARA4 SCACCIA, b. 02 Nov 1951, Scranton, PA. 2 ii. DIANA MARIE SCACCIA, b. 31 Aug 1953, Scranton, PA. 3 iii. LEO SCACCIA III, b. 30 Sep 1959.
9. ALBERT3 SCACCIA (ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 01 Jun 1924, and died 16 Oct 2007 in Pittsfield, MA. He married CATHERINE ZINCOLLA (ZINICOLA) 24 Jun 1950. She was born 1926. Notes for ALBERT SCACCIA: Went to University of Scranton Current address: 8 Venal Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201 Children of ALBERT SCACCIA and CATHERINE (ZINICOLA) are: i. ANNA4 SCACCIA. ii. LIBORIO SCACCIA. Notes for LIBORIO SCACCIA:
iii. GENNIE SCACCIA. iv. MARCELLA SCACCIA. v. GINA SCACCIA.
vi. JUNIO SCACCIA. Generation No. 4 10. ANN MARIE4 SCACCIA (JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 26 Oct 1922 in Scranton, PA (14th Avenue & Luzerne Street), and died 23 Jun 1993 in Scranton, PA. She married EDMUND FREDERICK SAMUELS 19 Sep 1942 in St. John the Baptist Church, Scranton, PA, son of ADOLF (SZAMEL) and MARGARET SCHIMMELFENIG. He was born 19 Nov 1918 in Scranton, PA (Jackson Street), and died 05 Jan 1994 in Scranton, PA. Notes for ANN MARIE SCACCIA:
Ann Marie was born in a house located somewhere on Bromley Avenue and in the proper Italian tradition, was
named after her paternal grandmother.
She was baptized on November 5, 1922 at St. Lucy's Church in Scranton, PA. Rev. Gurisatti baptized her and her
godparents were: John Cernaglio and Anna Scott.
She was educated at Scranton Technical High School.
Ann held a variety of jobs throughout the years. At one point, when she was first married, she worked at the Twin
Grill and Restaurant. Later, Ann was a Tupperware Salesperson in Scranton, PA and also was a Knitting
Instructor at the Lackawanna County Area Vo-Tech.
Ann Marie and Edmund purchased the home at 1009-1011 Luzerne Street sometime in the mid 1940's. It may
have been a joint venture between John Scaccia (Ann's brother ) and Ed and Ann. Ed and Ann lived on one side
of the duplex with Hattie, John, Betty, Gene, and Joseph living on the other side.
More About ANN MARIE SCACCIA:
Baptism: 05 Nov 1922, St. Lucy's Church, Scranton, PA
Burial: 26 Jun 1993, St. John the Baptist Section of the Cathedral Cemetary
Notes for EDMUND FREDERICK SAMUELS:
There were two possible houses on Jackson Street that may exist. The first one at 1716-1718 Jackson Street
which was a house bought by his parents (located near Margaret's parents: George and Barbara Rupp
Schimelfenig) or a second one at 1720 Jackson Street which was built by Albert and Margaret Schimelfenig
Samuel. The 1720 Jackson Street address was owned and occupied by John and Helen Samuel Keenan until their
Edmund entered the US Army on March 12, 1941 at Ft. Mead, Maryland and served in the military until October
5, 1945. At the time he entered the Army he lived at 1720 Jackson Street in Scranton, PA. Most of his time was
spent in Alexandria, Virginia in the 58th Army Corps of Engineers Company where he was a Camouflage
Technician. He was deployed to Newfoundland on December 12, 1944 and returned to the US on October 1,
1945. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the American
Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Sharpshooter Badge and Carbine Bar and Rifle
Badge. He received an Honorable Discharge obtaining the rank of Corporal.
Worked at John J. Dennebaum of Scranton, PA for short intervals. Following his return to Scranton, he was a
bartender at the Hotel Casey in Scranton, PA. A job he had for twenty-four years. He was a security officer at
First Eastern Bank, Throop, PA for ten years and was sexton of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in
Scranton, PA on Oram Street.
His social security number was 196-01-3070.
He was married to Ann Marie Scaccia on September 19, 1942 in St. John the Baptist Curch by Rev. Joseph
More About EDMUND FREDERICK SAMUELS:
Burial: 11 Jan 1994, St. John the Baptist Section of the Cathedral Cemetary
Medical Information: Suffered from congestive heart failure later in life and underwent an operation related to
replacing a heart valve in the late 1980s.
Marriage Notes for ANN SCACCIA and EDMUND SAMUELS:
Members of Ann Scaccia's and Edmund Samuels Bridal Party included: Marie Astringer (Maid of Honor);
Elizabeth Scaccia Nosak (flower girl and sister of the bride); Albert Samuel (Best man and brother of the groom);
Leo Scaccia; and Gertrude Herman.
When Ann was married, she was living with her parents at 426 Fourteenth Avenue.
The mass was at 10:00 a.m. and celebrated by Rev. Oberholzer and a breakfast followed at the Twin Grill and a
reception at the home of the bride.
Children of ANN SCACCIA and EDMUND SAMUELS are: 22. i. ANN MARIE BERNADETTE5 SAMUELS, b. 11 Jul 1943, Alexandria, VA. ii. MARGARET ELIZABETH SAMUELS, b. 01 Nov 1948; m. (1) JACK HOMISH; m. (2) HOWARD SALTZ; m. (3) HENRY KONOPKA, 11 May 1968, Scranton, PA. 1 iii. EDMUND PAUL SAMUELS, b. 22 Oct 1952. 2 iv. ROMAINE MARGARET SAMUELS, b. 01 Dec 1953.
11. JOHN4 SCACCIA (JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 17 Sep 1927 in Scranton, PA, and died 29 Apr 1987. He married (1) PATRICIA SHEER. She was born 1940, and died 1982. He married (2) ANNE SIZE 1950. She was born 1932. Notes for JOHN SCACCIA:
Born in the home of Katie Weber (his mother's friend) on Lincoln Avenue.
Named after her father (Jan).
John enlisted in the Army but was transferred to the Navy upon his graduation. He was discharged sometime in
Children of JOHN SCACCIA and ANNE SIZE are: i. JOHN5 SCACCIA, b. 1962; m. CINDY HERMAN; b. 1962. ii. BRIAN SCACCIA, b. 1957; m. TAMA FOX; b. 1963. 12. EUGENE4 SCACCIA (JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 16 Dec 1929 in Scranton, PA, and died 05 Mar 1983 in Scranton, PA. He married THERESA SCIOSCIA 1950, daughter of FRANCESCO SCIOSCIA and VIRGINIA BIANCA. She was born 07 Jul 1930 in Scranton, PA, and died 15 Aug 2002 in Scranton, PA. Notes for EUGENE SCACCIA: The name was chosen because Hattie "just liked the name."
It is told that they eventually ended up at the German Catholic Church because they were unable to make the
required offering the the church (St. Lucy's) to baptize Eugene Scaccia. The priest at St. John's said that he would
baptize Eugene in exchange for their membership in that church.
Notes for THERESA SCIOSCIA:
Theresa "Chickie" Scaccia was a 1948 graduate of West Scranton High School,
She had been employed by Joess Blouse of West Scranton and was an associate of the High-Lite Modeling
Agency of Scranton.
More About THERESA SCIOSCIA:
Burial: 19 Aug 2002, Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA
Children of EUGENE SCACCIA and THERESA SCIOSCIA are: 25. i. EUGENE5 SCACCIA, b. 08 Nov 1950, Scranton, PA; d. 15 Dec 2007, Scranton, PA. ii. MICHAEL SCACCIA, b. 20 Dec 1955; m. CHERYL. 1 iii. VIRGINIA SCACCIA, b. 31 Aug 1953. 2 iv. TERESA SCACCIA, b. 26 Sep 1957.
v. CARLA SCACCIA, b. 06 Sep 1962. 13. ELIZABETH4 SCACCIA (JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 01 Jun 1932, and died 17 Feb 1993. She married FRANK ALBERT NOSAK 1952, son of NOSAK and SOPHIE. He was born 1925. Notes for ELIZABETH SCACCIA:
Born in a house on Newton Road--about a block and a half to the right of Jackson Street.
Betty graduated from high school in 1950 and for a short time ran her own ice cream store on the dead end street
near the cemetery. It was doomed to fail from the start due to it's location. She eventually went to work in a cigar
More About ELIZABETH SCACCIA:
Burial: 22 Feb 1993, Pine Grove Cemetary, So,. Sterling, PA
Children of ELIZABETH SCACCIA and FRANK NOSAK are: i. LISABETH5 NOSAK, b. 1954; m. CHAPMAN. 1 ii. JOSEPH NOSAK, b. 1957. 29. iii. MARIETTA NOSAK, b. 1959. iv. FRANCES ANN NOSAK, b. 1961. v. VERONICA NOSAK, b. 1963; m. PETER STRAPPERFENNE.
vi. JO ANNE NOSAK, b. 1965; m. SIMS. vii. PAUL NOSAK, b. 1970. 14. JOSEPH4 SCACCIA (JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 26 Mar 1941 in Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, PA, and died 28 Nov 2000. He married JOANNE SELM. She was born 1947. Notes for JOSEPH SCACCIA:
When Joseph was born, the family was living in the 1800 block of Luzerne Street in Scranton, PA. The story was
told that Hattie walked the near mile to the corner of Main and Luzerne St., where she was able to share a cab ride
to the hospital while she was already in labor. The man who was in the cab insisted on paying for the fare.
Children of JOSEPH SCACCIA and JOANNE SELM are: i. MELISSA5 SCACCIA, b. 1973. ii. JANA SCACCIA, b. 1977. 15. NICOLAS4 CRISPINO (MARY3 SCACCIA, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 09 Sep 1940. He married MILDRED MUMFREDA. She was born Mar 1940. Children of NICOLAS CRISPINO and MILDRED MUMFREDA are: i. LISA5 CRISPINO, m. FRED. ii. FRANCIS CRISPINO. iii. ANTHONY CRISPINO. iv. NICHOLAS CRISPINO. v. MARY CRISPINO.
16. LEO4 CRISPINO (MARY3 SCACCIA, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 12 Oct 1942. He married PATRICIA DAY. Children of LEO CRISPINO and PATRICIA DAY are: i. AMY5 CRISPINO, m. ANTHONY CUTRONA. ii. KIMBERLY CRISPINO. iii. LEAH CRISPINO, b. 1974. 17. RALPH4 CRISPINO (MARY3 SCACCIA, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 19 Jan 1946. He married MARY LOU BASSIL. Children of RALPH CRISPINO and MARY BASSIL are: 2 JOSEPH4 SANITATE (FRANCES3 SCACCIA, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 1939, and died 06 Nov 2003 in Scranton, PA. He married JEAN WIERZINSKI.
30. i. EDWARD5 DECKER. ii. RANDY CRISPINO. iii. STACEY CRISPINO.
Notes for JOSEPH SANITATE:
Joseph was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Vito and Frances Scaccia Sanitate. He graduated
from Lackawanna College where he was a computer lab supervisor at the time of his death. He had seven
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was buried on Monday, November 10, 2003 from the Neil W.
Regan Funeral Home, 1900 Pittston Avenue, Scranton. Mass was celebrated at Nativity of Our Lord Church by
Msgr. Joseph Kelly. Buried at Fairview Memorial Park Mausoleum, Elmhurst, PA.
More About JOSEPH SANITATE:
Burial: 10 Nov 2003, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, PA
Graduation: Lackawanna College
Children of JOSEPH SANITATE and JEAN WIERZINSKI are: i. SARAH5 SANITATE. ii. GERRI SANITATE. iii. JOSEPH SANITATE, JR.. Notes for JOSEPH SANITATE, JR.: Virginia Beach, VA iv. MICHAEL SANITATE. v. EUGENE SANITATE.
19. BARBARA4 SCACCIA (LEO3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 02 Nov 1951 in Scranton, PA. She married WILLIAM SENAPEDIS 03 Feb 1973 in St. Lucy's Church, Scranton, PA, son of FRANK SENAPEDIS and DOLORES CERRA. He was born 19 May 1951 in Scranton, PA. Children of BARBARA SCACCIA and WILLIAM SENAPEDIS are: 31. i. JESSICA ANN5 SENAPEDIS, b. 26 Feb 1974, Scranton, PA. ii. WILLIAM THOMAS SENAPEDIS, JR., b. 16 Nov 1977. iii. REBECCA SENAPEDIS, b. 18 Jan 1982. 20. DIANA MARIE4 SCACCIA (LEO3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 31 Aug 1953 in Scranton, PA. She married JAMES DWIGHT HARRIS 16 Nov 1975 in St. Lucy's Church, Scranton, PA. He was born 12 Dec 1952 in Conklin, NY. Children of DIANA SCACCIA and JAMES HARRIS are: i. JAMES DWIGHT5 HARRIS, JR., b. 14 Dec 1981. ii. JACQUELYN DIANA HARRIS, b. 21 Apr 1986. 21. LEO4 SCACCIA III (LEO3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 30 Sep 1959. He married DAWN TENNET 19 May 1984 in Coatesville, PA. She was born 02 Jan in Honeybrook, PA (near Lancaster). Children of LEO SCACCIA and DAWN TENNET are: i. MORGAN LEE5 SCACCIA, b. 05 Oct 1986. ii. CHRISTIAN JORDAN SCACCIA, b. Jul 1989. Generation No. 5 22. ANN MARIE BERNADETTE5 SAMUELS (ANN MARIE4 SCACCIA, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 11 Jul 1943 in Alexandria, VA. She married (1) WALFORD HAROLD ROYCE 08 Apr 1967 in St. John the Baptist Church, Scranton, PA, son of ARTHUR ROYCE and MARGARET GRIFFITHS. He was born 18 Jul 1941 in Scranton, PA, and died 19 Feb 1992 in Scranton, PA. She married (2) EDWARD G. ROBINSON 15 Apr 1982 in St. John the Baptist Church, Scranton, PA. He was born 26 Jun 1926, and died 02 Mar 2004 in Moses Taylor Hospice Unit in Scranton, PA. Notes for WALFORD HAROLD ROYCE:
Walford served in the US Army in Korea.
Walford was in a fight at Toomey's Bar, 316 N. Cameron Avenue in Scranton on May 4, 1974. Apparently, a Mr.
James Edward Cammerota beat up Walford. This beating caused a blood clot in his brain resulting in permanent
brain damage including paralysis, an inability to speak, and eat. A civil complaint was filed. The Attorney was
Peter G. Loftus.
More About WALFORD HAROLD ROYCE:
Marriage Notes for ANN SAMUELS and WALFORD ROYCE:
Marriage: Fr. Francis Merkel performed the marriage ceremony at St. John the Baptist Church.
Eddie Samuels was altar boy. Margaret Samuels was matron of honor. Faye Royce and Romaine Samuels were
bridesmaids. Ushers included Vincent Tiberi, best man; Hank Konopka, and Thomas Boyer.
The reception was held at Lincoln Heights Legion Home.
They went to Washington, DC, on their honeymoon.
Divorce: According the the newspaper clipping, Ann Royce was granted a divorce from Walford Royce on
February 24, 1979. The divorce was contested.
More About EDWARD G. ROBINSON:
Burial: 05 Mar 2004, Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA
Children of ANN SAMUELS and WALFORD ROYCE are: i. DR. CHRISTINE ANNE6 ROYCE, b. 04 Jan 1968, Scranton, PA. More About DR. CHRISTINE ANNE ROYCE:
Degree: 23 May 2002, Ed.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
ii. THERESA MARY ROYCE, b. 29 Nov 1970; m. MARIO FRANKLIN, 18 Oct 2002, York, PA. iii. BERNADETTE ANNE ROYCE, b. 04 Nov 1972; m. BRAD CHIKOWSKI, 26 Oct 1996, St. Lucy's Church, Scranton, PA. Marriage Notes for BERNADETTE ROYCE and BRAD CHIKOWSKI:
Fr. Robert Barone performed the ceremony which was held at St. Lucy's Church in Scranton, PA.
Attendants were: Mary Grace Webber, Christine Royce (sister of the bride), Nicole Hughes (cousin of the
bride), Judy Ricciardi, Leah Chikowski (sister of the groom), Kristina Chikowski (sister of the groom), and
Kelly Robinson (niece of the bride) and flower girl was Heather Samuels (goddaughter of the bride). Roger
Salerno was best man, Angelo Salerno, Sr., Angelo Salerno, Jr., Ralph Salerno, Ralph Francello, Richard
Barber were ushers. Timothy Samuel (cousin of the bride) was junior usher and Corey Chikowski (brother of
the groom) was ring bearer.
23. EDMUND PAUL5 SAMUELS (ANN MARIE4 SCACCIA, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 22 Oct 1952. He married MARY ELIZABETH MCGRAW Aug 1979. Children of EDMUND SAMUELS and MARY MCGRAW are: i. EDMUND EUGENE6 SAMUELS, b. 25 Oct 1984, Scranton, PA; d. 27 Oct 1984, Scranton, PA. ii. TIMOTHY PAUL SAMUELS, b. 23 Dec 1985. iii. JAMES SAMUELS. iv. HEATHER ELIZABETH SAMUELS, b. 20 Nov 1991. 24. ROMAINE MARGARET5 SAMUELS (ANN MARIE4 SCACCIA, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 01 Dec 1953. She married JOHN MELVIN HUGHES 21 Jul 1973 in St. John the Baptist Church, Scranton, PA, son of JOHN HUGHES and LORRAINE. He was born 12 Feb 1952 in Wilkes Barre, PA, and died 06 Feb 1997 in Scranton, PA. More About JOHN MELVIN HUGHES: Burial: Cathedral Cemetary, Scranton, PA Children of ROMAINE SAMUELS and JOHN HUGHES are: i. NICOLE6 HUGHES, b. 19 May 1973. ii. MARY HUGHES, b. 03 Feb 1979, Scranton, PA; d. 03 Feb 1979. More About MARY HUGHES:
Burial: at the feet of Harriet Scaccia in St. John the Baptist Section of Cathedral Cemetary
iii. HARRIET HUGHES, b. 15 Feb 1983, Scranton, PA; d. 15 Feb 1983, Scranton, PA. More About HARRIET HUGHES:
Burial: at the feet of Joseph Scaccia in the St. John the Baptist Section of Cathedral Cemetary
32. iv. CHRISTOPHER HUGHES, b. 31 Jul 1984, Scranton, PA. 25. EUGENE5 SCACCIA (EUGENE4, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 08 Nov 1950 in Scranton, PA, and died 15 Dec 2007 in Scranton, PA. He married MARILYNN DRUMMOND 28 Oct 1972. She was born 1950. Notes for EUGENE SCACCIA: He was educated in the Scranton Schools and was a 1968 West Scranton High School Graduate. He also attended the Univeristy of Scranton. He was formerly emplyed by ALTEP Wallcoverings, Scranton for approximately 25 years. Before his illness (cancer) he was the owner and manager of Scranton Mortgage Solution. He was a member of St. Patricks Church and the Victor Alfieri Society. He was burried from the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Avenue, Scarnton with a 9:30 a.m. mass at St. Patricks Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetary. Children of EUGENE SCACCIA and MARILYNN DRUMMOND are: 1 i. BIANCA6 SCACCIA, b. 1976. 2 ii. SARA SCACCIA, b. 1979.
26. VIRGINIA5 SCACCIA (EUGENE4, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 31 Aug 1953. She married ENRICO SERINE. He was born 1942. Child of VIRGINIA SCACCIA and ENRICO SERINE is: i. VINCENT6 SERINE, b. 1987. 27. TERESA5 SCACCIA (EUGENE4, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 26 Sep 1957. She married ROBERT SALLURDAY. He was born 1955. Child of TERESA SCACCIA and ROBERT SALLURDAY is: i. LAUREN6 SALLURDAY, b. 1983. 28. JOSEPH5 NOSAK (ELIZABETH4 SCACCIA, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 1957. He married CINDY ELSTON. Children of JOSEPH NOSAK and CINDY ELSTON are: i. JOSEPH6 NOSAK, b. 1980. ii. JOSHUA NOSAK, b. 1981. iii. DAVID NOSAK, b. 1983. 29. MARIETTA5 NOSAK (ELIZABETH4 SCACCIA, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 1959. She married DON MULLER. Children of MARIETTA NOSAK and DON MULLER are: i. REBECCA6 MULLER, b. 1977. ii. JESSICA MULLER, b. 1983. iii. KATHERYN MULLER, b. 1985. 30. EDWARD5 DECKER (RALPH4 CRISPINO, MARY3 SCACCIA, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) He married STEPHANIE SHIMKUS. Notes for EDWARD DECKER:
Son from a previous marriage of Mary Lou Bassil
Children of EDWARD DECKER and STEPHANIE SHIMKUS are: i. MADISON6 DECKER. ii. MORGAN DECKER. iii. SYNDNEY DECKER. 31. JESSICA ANN5 SENAPEDIS (BARBARA4 SCACCIA, LEO3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 26 Feb 1974 in Scranton, PA. She married ROBERT JOHN REESE III 11 May 2002 in St. Patricks, Scranton, PA, son of ROBERT REESE and GEORGIANNA PERRY. He was born 28 Jun 1973 in Scranton, PA. Child of JESSICA SENAPEDIS and ROBERT REESE is: i. PEYTON JOSEPH6 REESE, b. 23 Jul 2001. Generation No. 6 32. CHRISTOPHER6 HUGHES (ROMAINE MARGARET5 SAMUELS, ANN MARIE4 SCACCIA, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 31 Jul 1984 in Scranton, PA. Child of CHRISTOPHER HUGHES is: i. TARYN MARIE7 HUGHES, b. 06 Oct 2003, Honesdale, PA. Notes for TARYN MARIE HUGHES:
Taryn Marie Hughes was born on October 6, 2003 at 11:31 a.m. in the Wayne County Memorial Hospital in
Honesdale, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Christopher John Hughes and Lyndsey Ann Bagdonas. Her
maternal grandparents are Tess Bagdonas and Tom Smith.
33. BIANCA6 SCACCIA (EUGENE5, EUGENE4, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 1976. She married TODD WARNER. Children of BIANCA SCACCIA and TODD WARNER are: i. ANNAH7 SCACCIA, b. 1997. ii. IVAN WARNER. iii. LIAM WARNER. iv. NATASHA WARNER. 34. SARA6 SCACCIA (EUGENE5, EUGENE4, JOSEPH FRANK3, ANNA2 LONGO, IGNATZ1) was born 1979. She married CLIFFORD SMITH. Child of SARA SCACCIA and CLIFFORD SMITH is: i. MALLORY7 SMITH.
caroyce wrote:Liborio emigrated from Palermo, Italy to America in the early 1890's. (1897 according to 1910 census and 1898 according to petition for naturalization). He left Italy on February 19, 1898 and arrived in New York, NY on March 10, 1898. (Ellis Island records say he arrived May 1, 1898). He lived in Contarontoro Scicily when he emigrated to the US aboard the Hesperia. He arrived in the US via New York City.He did this with the help of the Longo's, the family of his future wife, Anna Longo. Christine
I don't believe that the Liborio on the 1 May 1898 Hesperia manifest is the correct person. Year of birth shows him born about 1860 and he is travelling with his wife and children on lines 2 and following.
1898 Hesperia manifest
Caltavuturo, province: Palermo - region: Sicily
"There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children - one is roots, and the other, wings." -- Hodding S. Carter
"You live as long as you are remembered." -- Russian proverb
Possible 1898 Manifest for Liborio Scaccia line 9
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Liborio Scaccio Arrival Date: 6 May 1898 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Age: 22 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ethnicity/RaceÂ/Nationality: Italian Ship Name: Scindia Last residence: Caltavuturo
Previously in US for 2 years--1894-1896??
Destination: New York to join relative ? at 38 Mulberry
"There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children - one is roots, and the other, wings." -- Hodding S. Carter
"You live as long as you are remembered." -- Russian proverb
Christine, You are contuining what my Uncle Joseph and i believe your father started. I like the comments from Ginny on Harriett and Lilly trip from Poland. Lilly would tell Her story of leaving the dirt road in Poland to be re-united with their father on Lakawanna Ave. many times. I will add some thoughts that she shared with me about coming to America, working in the silk mills and buying the farms in Moscow,Penn. Her favorite line was, " honey if you want something, you have to work for it". She had Patriorical type of faith with the ability to see Her future and then work to make it happen. What ever happened to her Hansel and Grettle house. I always felt we were on an enchanted visit to happiness when ever we visited her. Well, I think I am your cousin. Joseph,Albert
What ever happened to her Hansel and Grettle house. I always felt we were on an enchanted visit to happiness when ever we visited her. Well, I think I am your cousin. Joseph,Albert
Joseph and Albert...
I believe we are related as well. Joseph was my great uncle. My grandmother was Ann Marie Scaccia Samuels and my mother was Ann Marie Sanuels...I would love to spend some time comparing notes and references...I bet we could fill quite a bit in for each toher. I don't ever remember it being called the Hansel and Grettle house - but always knew we were close when we got on the bumpy dirt road....If you want please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can see if we have additional inforamtion for each other.