I, too, have family from Montemiletto. My family includes Capones and Ciarlas. I also have Todesca family from Torre. One of my great-grands was Saveria Brogna. Saveria's parents were Tomasso and Chiara (d'Auria) Brogna. Would love to hear from anyone with info on the Montemiletto side.
jstinnett13 wrote:I, too, have family from Montemiletto. My family includes Capones and Ciarlas. I also have Todesca family from Torre. One of my great-grands was Saveria Brogna. Saveria's parents were Tomasso and Chiara (d'Auria) Brogna. Would love to hear from anyone with info on the Montemiletto side.
Capone is a common name. Do you have any other names to go by? There are Capones in my family tree assumed to be from Montemiletto.
My grandparents came from Avellino - Patrick Musto and Arlene (DeLuca) Musto - I think my great grandfather's name was Ciriaco. They lived in Pittston Pa. - I am looking for any information on relatives I may still have there and how to obtain their birth certificates. Any help would be much appreciated Thanks Fran Musto
Ciriaco Musto military info Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2, document number 2 page 207 section b Ciriaco Musto, enlisted on 03/06/1892 born on Jan 14th 1868 in MONTEMILETTO son of Antonio Musto and of Maria Grazia Colella
Just got back from visiting cousins in Montemiletto....the Mottola family. My grandmother was Maria Grazia Mottola, Born in Torre Le Nocelle. She went to Boston...where she married grandpa and raised her family. Her italian family, my italian family, is still nearby, in Montefusco and Montemiletto. They welcomed us with open arms...wonderful people.
How wonderful! We don't have any direct family left there as far as we know, but my grandmother, Finicola (Fannie) Censale was born there in 1911. Her father Dominic had relatives and we have photos of my great-aunt with people labeled something like "Pop's sister's son" or with a person's name and no way of knowing who those people are. My dad did meet his father's family in Lapio and they were very welcoming. They're getting used to all us crazy Americans from Boston stumbling onto them. THEY knew where WE were. The young generations are enjoying keeping up on Facebook.
I just saw your post from 2012. I am one of the people who said my grandfather was Raphael Brogna. Perhaps it wasnt the same Raphael because his children were named Freda, Jim, Joe, Lena Fred, Florence, John Frank. there were 9 in total. My mother was Lena Immigration changed his name to Brown when he came to US but his brother, Giovanni was able to keep his as Brogna,