Working on a family tree for a few years now, and I'm kind of stuck on my grandmother's side of the family. I know her great-grandparents came from (or remained in) Italy, but that's as far as I can tell.
According to obituaries from her aunts and uncles, the great-grandmother's name is Philamena (known as Minnie) Piccarello. She immigrated around 1900. Her great-grandfather is Michael D'Alessandro (possibly I'Alessandro, based on information I found last year).
Sorry for a lack of information, but I'm hoping someone can shed some light on the piece of history that I can't seem to uncover. Thanks in advance.
I believe that Minnie maiden name was Picariello and no Piccarello... I found a probable arrival:
First Name: Filomena Last Name: Picariello Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Chinsano S. Domenico, Italy Date of Arrival: Sep 01, 1910 Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: F Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: San Giovanni Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0024 mother Mariantonia Di Rienzo( mother maiden name) in Chiusano San Domenico, Filomna was born in Montemarano (Avellino province) and joining at brother in law Rocco Trunfio in Waterbury CT pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024
My grandfather was Patrick Piccarello and my grandmother was Evelyn. They had 3 other children beside who is listed. My father Ervin Piccarello, Barbara Archer, and Lois Logan. My father and his brother both died last year on 4/8/13. I also know some of the D'Alessandro's and Franklin's. Lisa Piccarello Stratton