I have a small amount of info on the Grasso's that I am related to.
I don't have dates as of yet, but I know that my great-grandfather came from Sicily went to America via Argentina. His name was Guissepe Antonio (Joseph Anthony) Grasso. They settled in Northern NJ, my grandfather was Anthony Joseph Grasso.
My GGrandfather married Maria or Mary Lavorsi they had two sons, my Grandfather, Anthony Joseph Grasso and Francis or Frank Grasso. Eventually settled in northen NJ.
Anthony (Tony) Grasso married Frances Costaglia.
They had two children, Joseph Anthony (my father) and
There was also some Grassos that settled in Argentina, the Beunas Aires area. I have a letter written in Italian that I haven't been able to traslate yet, it refrences Buenos Aires several times and is dated 1927.
I am still trying find out dates for marriages and births.
I'm sorry that my response comes so long after your last post, but if it's of interest to you, my grandmother Lucy (originally Lucia, I believe) Merenda was born July 16, 1902 in Troina. She emigrated after WWI with her mother and sister Anna (don't know if anyone else) to California.
I'd be interested in any info you have on the Merendas.
I am actually in Taromina right now checking out Gesso and Calvaruso in Messina, No plans to search for Giuffridas while I am here but I do believe that my Giuffrida family is from somewhere in Catania.