My Grandmother lists Lucca as her last residence on Ellis Island records, but a place called "Fanino" on naturalization records. Fanino doesn't seem to exist. Found Fanano, near Modena, but no Fanino. Anyone know if there is a Fanino near Lucca?
Thank you. That is very helpful. These old records are so imprecise. I will try the comune of Lucca. There is also a Barbano area of Florence, but it seems more likely that the couple lived nearer to one another to meet and marry.
Birth was declared on day 8 by Teresa Ruganì, daughter of the deceased Giovanni Domenico and wife of Giovanni Domenico D'Angelo, 70 years, housewife, living in Pozzano hamlet of Lucca, in the place of child's father, who was away for his business. What is weird is that father's name is not mentioned (maybe the Registrar forgot, as father usually was the declarant). Mother was Agata, daughter of the deceased Lorenzo Cozzi, and the child was born in parents' house, in Pozzano, precisely in the place called Braconi (same as surname).
Giuseppe "Pippo" Moccaldi
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HOLA FANINO, MI NOMBRE ES ROSI BRACONI, VIVO EN LA CIUDAD DE ROSARIO, ARGENTINA. QUERIA COMENTARTE QUE MIS BISABUELOS PATERNOS SON NACIDOS EN LUCCA, BALBANO, LUEGO EMIGRARON HACIA ARGENTINA CON 3 HIJOS NACIDOS EN ITALIA, MI ABUELO DE NOMBRE SANTO NACIO EN ARGENTINA.MI BISABUELO PATERNO SE LLAMABA GIOVANNI BRACONI, NACIDO EN 1859 EN BALBANO Y ESTABA CASADO CON MARIANNA FILIPPINI NACIDA EN 1857 EN EL MISMO LUGAR, CONTRAJERON MATRIMONIO EN LUCCA, BALBANO EL 27 DE JUNIO DE 1978.-SE QUE BALBANO ES UNA ESPECIE DE BARRIO DE LUCCA. SOMOS ORIGINARIOS DE LA TOSCANA EN ITALIA. OJALA ESTO SIRVA DE BASE PARA CONOCER NUESTRAS RAICES. SALUDOS CORDIALES. ROSI BRACONI, ESPERO TU RESPUESTA. GRACIAS
Quiero contarles que mi familia es originaria de Balbano, Lucca, Italia, mi bisabuelo paterno se radicó en Rosario, Argentina junto con tres hijos nacidos en Balbano, mi abuelo nació en Argentina. El nombre de mi bisabuelo era Giovanni Braconi nacido en 1856 y casado en Balbano, Lucca con Marianna Filippini en 1878. Los padres de Giovanni eran Giuseppe Braconi y Olimpia Batori. Si algunos de uds tiene alguna información sobre los ancestros Braconi me gustaria saberlo y compartir con uds esta información. Muchas Gracias. Rosi
M Guglielmo Braconi, born in Balbano, Lucca in 1871. His father was Francesco Braconi, his mother was Agata Cozzi. Guglielmo married Maria Battaglia ( daughter of Giocondo Battaglia and Maria Landucci) in 1900. The immigrated to US in 1901. His son, Frank, married Clara Lucchesi, the daughter of Giuseppe Lucchese and Carolina Batori. I have been told over the years that some of the family immigrated to Argentina. Is it possible that Giuseppe and Francesco were brothers?