Hi there I am searching for great great grandparents and beyond. My grandfather, Francesco Marchese (San Lucido, Cosenza), married Cristina Collia (Bianci, Cozenza). I have been going mad trying to find information on them and their parents.
Anyone know anything about them?
They were both born in 1911 and came to America in the 1960's. Francesco's father was named Michele Marchese, and according to my grandfather he had 32 kids with 3 or 4 wives. Cristina's mother was Gaetana Gualtieri and her father was Antonio Collia.
There are some records of San Lucido, Cosenza online unfortunately the births only go from Nati 1866-1899 Here is a birth record of Salvatore Marchese son of Michele Marchese might be Francesco's brother and his parents INDEX#85 1899 Sept 27th in the town of San Lucido birth of Salvatore Marchese son of Michele Marchese age 44 farmhand and Maria Turano PG LINK TO RECORD https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,348941001
Given Name: Francesco Surname: Marchese Birth Date: 11 August 1911 Social Security Number:XXXXXXXX State: Illinois Last Place of Residence: Cook, Illinois Previous Residence Postal Code: 60617 Event Date: 27 July 1996 Age: 85
Francesco Marchese Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 Name: Francesco Marchese Event Type: Naturalization Event Year: 1966 Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Birth Year: 1911 PG LINK TO RECORD https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=2040533