Yup everyone was a Molinelli there. It meant windmill in their dialect (from mulinello).
So on that list my GGF isn't even there which is very interesting.....he came in 1903, and went back another time and arrived again in 1907. Giovanna Molinelli is my GGM, Bartolomeo is their son, Maria Teresa and Celestina their daughters and Lorenzo Molinelli was I think my GGM brother.
Giacomo born in 1875 could be my grandfather and maybe his name was spelled wrong? Are those the only Molinelli's that came over?
Can you also look up MOLLINELLI? They could have listed him wrong, it's already happened on 2 of the census'. Thank you so much!!
Hi... I was interested in the forum on Molinelli. My grandmother Teresa Molinelli was born Jan 29 1989 in Bertone de Ottone. She arrived here on oct 6 1906 sponsored by my grandfather Dino Fregi (John). on the S.S. La Savoire. Does that connect with anyone? Sandy
What were the names of your grandmothers parents? Teresa was a common name in Bertone. I have a great aunt and great grandmother named Teresa.
If you are interested, there are great photos of Bertone on panoramio:
I think her father or brother was Luigi Molinelli but I will have to check that out for sure. Very few facts actually altho she did come from the Ottone/Bertone area and married Dino Fregi. She followed Dino to the United states around 1906 or so and mostly lived in the Mendocino County area after San Francisco and finally ended up in Oakland.