My great-grandfather Anthony (Antonino) Leone was born November 1893 in the province of Palermo (for sure) and, according to relatvies, probably in the commune of Sclafani-Bagni. He died in January 1969 in Brooklyn. Since I have his exact birth and death date from the SS index, I will write to Sclafani and see if I can get any further records.
His parents names were Angelo Leone and Annacleta Privetera. If I have found the correct immigration record, he had an older sister named Brigida. And my grandfather said he had another sister named Antoinette.
Just curious if anyone else out there has Leone relatives or ancestors from this town. Or if any of these names sound familiar. I looked at Sclafani's town website and was interested to see that the current mayor is a Leone
Heres what I found the records are online at familysearch.org INDEX #26 1893 Nov 28th in the town of Sclafani Bagni in house on Rione San Nicola birth of Antonio Leone son of Angelo Leone age 44 and Anacleta Castronovo PG LINK TO RECORD
BIRTH of Brigida Leone INDEX#15 1885 July 24th in the town of Sclafani Bagni birth of Brigida Leone daughter of Angelo Leone age 36 and Anacleta Castronovo CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE
Marriage of Angelo Leone age and Anacleta Castronovo
INDEX#2 1877 Feb 8th in the town of Sclafani Bagni marriage of Angelo Leone age 28 farmer born in Valledolmo son of Giuseppe Leone and Antonia Barone married to Anacleta Castronovo age 21 born in Sclafani Bagni daughter of father unknown and Brigida Parisi
I had also heard that my great-grandfather had a brother Joseph, but could not find any further information about him. As for the sister, "Antoinette" perhaps that was the middle name of either Brigida or Josephine.
I am so thrilled and grateful to be able to add another generation to my Italian lines. Much appreciated.