I am searching for information on Charles Tuzzio and his wife Viola Mercecola.
Charles was born 26 Feb 1878 in Monte San Giacomo, Salerno, Campania, Italy. His name was changed after arriving in America. Records at Ellis Island show he arrived Nov. 1891 under the name Angelo Tuzio. His father was Andrea Tuzio, born abt 1835 in Monte San Giacomo, Salerno, Campania, Italy. His mother was Mariantonia Aluotto, date of birth unknown, born in Italy. I have no information on siblings.
Viola Mercecola was born 1887 in Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy. Records at Ellis Island show she arrived in 1908. I have no information on her parents or siblings. The actual spelling of her last name may be incorrect or may have been changed.
Any information on how to find more information on their families in Italy would be helpful. Thanks.
In fact, this is the 1907 arrival manifest for Viola's sister Angiolina:
8 june 1907
Messercola Angiolina, age 19, female, married, from Casagiove to New York, she was travelling with her husband Di Lillo Carmine, age 26, mason. He was in the U.S before, from 1903 to 1906, possibly he came back to Casagiove just to marry...
Barbie, I don't know if this information might be useful for you...but as I was looking through microfilm from the comune of Ariano (di Puglia) Irpino [about an hour from Casagiove), I came across two birth records with the last name di Lillo 1. Guiseppe diLillo 4/5/1909 Father - Michele, age 49, contadino Mother - Maria Addolarata Santonsisi (spelling may be incorrect)
2. Felice diLillo, 1909 Father - Tommaso, age 32, contadino Mother - Maria Giovanna Cusano
if you think this may be useful information, I can make a scan of the record for you when I return to the family history center on saturday.