My great grandfather, Michelangelo Riscili, came to the US from Vicari. He was born in Vicari in 1886. He married Jennie BONGIORNO (who I also think is from Vicari). I believe that Michelangelo's father's name was Giorgio and his grandfather's name was Giuseppe. I also believe that he had a sister named Francesca (born 1888?) and a brother named Giuseppe (born 1884?). Other than that, I don't have much information. I would love to find out more information about his ancestry and any other Bongiornos or Riscilis that are still in the area. Can anyone help out?
Birth record of Michelangelo Riscili INDEX#53 1886 March 10th in the town of Vicari in a house on via Matrice #32 birth of Michelangelo Riscili son of Giorgio Riscili age 30 farmer and Vincenza Raimondi
INDEX#24 1881 Sept 16th in the town of Vicari appeared Giorgio Riscili age 25 shepherd born in Vicari son of Giuseppe Riscili and Francesca Cavarretta married Vincenza Raimondi age 20 a midwife born in Vicari daughter of Michelangelo Raimondi and deceased Rosalia Parisi PG LINK TO RECORD
Birth record of Michelangelo Riscili INDEX#53 The year 1886,March 10th at the 12th hour at the Town Hall . In my presence Guisto Pecoraro the civil records official of Vicari appeared Giorgio Riscili age 30 profession farmer domicile in Vicari, that he declare to me, that in the 8:12 AM of the same day and month as above in the house on via Matrice #32, from Vincenza Raimondi wife with the inhabitant, it is born a baby of male sex that is presented to us and that is declared of to give to this baby the first name of Michelangelo. The presentation and the declaration of the above mentioned is made in the presence of Pietro Nicasia age 30 farmer and Giuseppe Parisi age 36 farmer both residents of Vicari. They were read the present act and declared information was correct. The only one that signed the act was the civil official the rest could not write
Marriage of Simone Bongiorno and Domenica Pellagrino parents of Jennie
INDEX#6 1890 Mar 5th in the town of Vicari appeared Simone Bongiorno age 33 born in Vicari son of Vincenzo Bongiorno and Pietra Dinuovo married Domenica Pellegrino age 26 born in Vicari daughter of Filippo Pellegrino and Rosa Bisconti