In Sicily this week!

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In Sicily this week!

Postby lcampise » 08 May 2012, 02:51

Hi, I can't believe I just now found this site, and *tomorrow* I'm driving to the town where I believe my great-grandfather lived. Like many others I'd love to know who his parents were and if he had any siblings. If there's something I can do while I'm here that I couldn't do from Texas, now is my chance.

My great-grandfather was Leonardo Campisi who came to New Orleans from Palermo in December, 1886. He was born in 1864 (February, I believe). His wife was Frances (Francesca Porcarella, I believe), born 1854. My grandfather was Ignazio (later Nash Campise) who was born 1894. I have an old photo that has "San Stefano Quisquinta" stamp on the back which is about 10 miles away. Once in the U.S., they lived for a while in Polk, Texas and the family settled in Houston.

BTW, my grandmother was Frances Calgagirone, and I also know that I have relatives who are Scalise (Scalisi?) and Montalbano as well.

Grazie! -Leon

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Re: In Sicily this week!

Postby pink67 » 09 May 2012, 18:07

Hi Leon :D

Enjoy your trip!

Don't know if you already have this record:

from the site the marriage between Leonardo and Francesca:

Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973

Groom's Name: Leonada Canjuse
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Bride's Name: Francesca Porcarella
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Marriage Date: 08 Feb 1890
Marriage Place: , Jefferson, Texas
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59217-1
System Origin: Texas-VR
Source Film Number: 1311467
Reference Number: 2:12T1TB8

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