I have roots in Cerreto Sannita. My grandmother Rosalia Barile was born there in 1886. She married Francesco Savelli also born in1886 in another town in Benevento. They had five children born in Cerreto including my mother who was born in 1918. My grandfather, Francesco's father was Georgio and he was married to Pasqualina Barbieri but not the one referred to in earlier posts because she would have been born before 1886. My grandparents and their children came to the US through Elise Island in 1919. I am planning a trip to Italy and to Cerreto next year and hope to find out more? Any tips or feedback anyone may have for me would be appreciated.
My grandmother was Francesco Savelli's sister Bessie Savelli. She came over with Rosalia and Francesco and their children, George, Anna and the next youngest daughter whose name escapes me at the moment. They came over on the ship The Canada in March of 1920. There were 4 daughters and 2 sons in the Savelli family: Antonio, Francesco, Guilia, Bessie, Carmela, and Anna. Their father Giorgio was a shoemaker but was in the calvalry. Their mother had a heart problem from a young age and died about 1934. Carmela lived in the family home after her father died and the house was given to a young couple who cared for her before she died.
This is a follow up to my last reply. After speaking with my mother today, I can add that it was Ida who my mother said was called Edie who came over in 1920. And Joanna, who was called Jennie was born in Bayonne, NJ. My mother remembers that one of the sister married a man named Bird.
I think we are definitely related. Francesco 's son, George was my uncle and Anna was my aunt. My mother was Eda or Edith. She was an infant when they sailed from Italy. Do you have any connections to relatives in Cerrita.