Okay so Here are the names I have on my father's side of the family:
My father Salvatore James DeRenzi (1957-present)his father Mario Frank DeRenzi (1929-1990) whose father was Gray Bimgnamo DeRenzi (1896-1978) My father's father's mother was Lena Mangano
My father's mother Doralba Juliana Pignataro (1931-2009) whose father was Salvatore Pignataro (1896-1957) whose father I believe was Frank Pignataro but I am not certain. My father's mother's mother was Josephine Lucchesi
I believe that Campilongo and Cirimele are in there somewhere as well
We are primarily from Calabria and Palermo I think.
And my husbands fathers side are:
Lorenza Gambuzza(1929-1975) and her father Anthony Gambuzza Lorenza's mother Sarah (or Seraphina, or Serafina)Di Grandi (1887-1952) Who also had a mother with the same name
Not completely sure where where they are from other than certainly from Sicily.
That is all I know other than that they immigrated to San Francisco probably at my and my husbands great grandparents level...Lena may have been born in New York but our grandparents were both born in San Francisco.
1920 United States Federal Census about Antonio Gambuzz Name: Antonio Gambuzz [Antonino Gambuzze] [Antonio Gambuzzi] Age: 35 Birth Year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1912 Relation to Head of House: Brother [Father] Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John Gambuzz 42 Agata Gambuzz 33 Salvatore Gambuzz 17 Rosario Gambuzz 13 Antonio Gambuzz 35 Louis Gambuzz 44 ( him first name was Luciano really)
NAME: Tony Gambuzzo BIRTH: 28 Jul 1883 - Other Country DEATH: 8 Jun 1940 - San Francisco
the wife: NAME: Sarah Gambuzza BIRTH: 8 May 1887 - Other Country DEATH: 1 Nov 1952 - San Francisco
Lorenza Gambuzza birth: California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Lorenza Gambuzza Name: Lorenza Gambuzza Birth Date: 4 Apr 1929 Gender: Female Mother's Maiden Name: Digrande Birth County: San Francisco
Antonio Gambuzza possible arrival??
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Antonio Gambuzzo Name: Antonio Gambuzzo Arrival Date: 9 May 1911 Birth Year: abt 1884 Birth Location: Italy Birth Location Other: d l zallo ( Pozzallo town, Ragusa province, Sicily, IT) Age: 27 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Verona father Salvatore in Pozzallo, final destination Brooklyn, NY...
I cannot find the WWI draft registration card of Antonio Gambuzza as a well the 1930 census.. suanj
California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Constance Virginia Gilman Name: Constance Virginia Gilman [Constance Virginia Gambuzza] Social Security #: ------------ Sex: Female Birth Date: 18 Jul 1921 Birthplace: California Death Date: 15 Oct 1986 Death Place: Contra Costa Mother's Maiden Name: Degrande Father's Surname: Gambuzza
the her first name at birth was Concetta: California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Concetta Gambuzza Name: Concetta Gambuzza Birth Date: 18 Jul 1921 Gender: Female Mother's Maiden Name: Degrande Birth County: San Francisco
directory: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about Sarah Ganbuzza Name: Sarah Ganbuzza ( wid Anthony) Gender: F (Female) Residence Year: 1944 Street Address: 201 Ander- Residence Place: San Francisco, California Spouse: Anthony Ganbuzza Publication Title: Polk's Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory
according to ellisisland.org records, Salvatore Pignatore arrived in New York in Dec 1911:
Salvatore Last Name: Pignataro Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Verbicaro, Cosenza Date of Arrival: Dec 22, 1911 Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Prinzess Irene Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0024