My great grandmother came from Asiago Italy aboard the Duca D'Aosta April 1915, with her daughter, whom we all knew as Rena, but was listed on the record as Anizara Paganini. She was quite possibly widowed in Italy, but we do not know. Her mother was Mary Nardin(i) 1857-1934 (asiago - Staunton, IL) In Staunton Angelina met and married my grandfather Guiseppe "Joe" Barra, who was originally from Brossasco Italy (1878-1925, parents Guiseppe Barra and Marguarita Guisano). I am desperately looking for Angelina's family. Her father, most importantly, and even further back if possible. I am also interested in the Barra family in Brosassco, and can provide more information on them as well if anyone gets a hit.
Welcome to IG website I believe the surname is Nardin (her maiden name) and it looks like the daughters name was Teresa Paganini/Paganin is found in Asiago on the shipmanifest another set of eyes would help LINE #29 PG #1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029
Marriage of Giuseppe Barra and Margharita Giusiano parents of Giuseppe Barra Index#26 1877 Dec 8th in the town of Brosassco marriage of Giuseppe Barra age 22 farmer born in Brossasco son of deceased Giuseppe Barra and deceased Lucia Degiovanni married Margharita Giusiano age 21 farmer born in Sampeyre daughter of deceased Giovanni Giusiano and Maria Barra
Gerat find Marty! In the allegati of Giuseppe and Margarita's marriage birth certificate of Giuseppe Barra sr, born 12 Oct 1855 in Brossasco, son of Giuseppe (who was the son of deceased Giuseppe) and Lucia Degioanni (no name of the father given), both peasants/farmers https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,355114201 Birth certificate of Margherita Giusiano, daughter of Gioanni, son of the deceased Antonio, and of Maria Barra, daughter of deceased Andrea, both pesants/farmers, born in Sampeyre, 6 Jan 1856
15 Jan 1874 Death of Lucia Degioanni, widow of Giuseppe Barra, daughter of Antonio Degioanni and Maria Barra, born and living in Brossasco, peasant/farmer, aged 51 (thus born about 1823) https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,355144301 Nb the spelling of Lucia's surname is consistently Degioanni Barra was the most common surname in Brossasco
6 Dec 1866 Death of Giuseppe Barra, husband of Lucia Degioanni, son of the deceased Giuseppe and of Margarita Bastonero (still living), peasant /farmer, born and living in Brossasco, Borgata della Massaria, aged 46 (thus born about 1820) https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,355125201 "Massaria" was an hamlet of Brossasco. This name can be found in other records as the address of this Barra family
A brother of your grandfather Giuseppe 6 Aug 1881 Giacomo Barra, son of Giuseppe and Margherita Giusiano, born in via di Massaria, Brossasco On the side of the page Married Catterina Marchetti 11 May 1919 in Melle https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,355150701 Ciao Paola
Happy to help! My mother's family came from the valley of western Piedmont. Beautiful places, but life was very hard for the farmers; harsh climate, poor soils. Many emigrated, but usually to nearby France or to the towns in the plains. Going to America was pretty unusual. The records for this area are online at familysearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... %3D2068332 If you browse the birth registers (Nati) at the beginning of the century you'll probably found that Giuseppe and Margherita had other children. They were still alive and residing in Brossasco in 1919, when their son Giacomo married.. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,355135601 Unluckily the death registers online are not complete, so if you want their death certificates you should write to the Comune of Brossasco
They had eight children, all boys but three. All the children emigrated to Macoupin county Illinois except the two eldest daughters, who stayed in Asiago. I really want the nardini/paganini records, but I dont know hardly anything about them, so it is very hard. I appreciate everything everyone has sound thus far, and Ill continue to search on my own too. Thank you for the tips, and the records!