Dear Dr. Fabio Paolucci:
My great grandmother was Alfonsina Florence Delgrasso or Del Grosso. I spoke with my cousin who insists the surname was DelGrasso. I'm wondering if the two names are interchangeable? My great grandmother was born in Benevento, Campania, Italy. I do not know anything else about her, other than she married my great-grandfather Leonardo Iadarola in America I think and her birthday was about 1892. She immigrated to America in abt. 1914. I do have pictures of her I would be happy to send your way. if you come across Alfonsina DelGrasso in your research and find any family members please let me know. Thanks so much Debbie PS Alfonsina seems to be a Not so common name.
Fabio, My Great Grandfather and his brothers were all from colle Sannita, Benevento, Italy. He was Guglielmo Tedesco, his brothers were Francesco, pasquale, and Serafino. They all came to America, Guglielmo came in 1903. I have info on them here, not alot of info on them in Italy though. I actually have some photos that I'm told are from Colle Sannita that are very old. Let me know if you are interested. I would be interested if you know anything of the Tedesco's in this area! I know that they left sisters behind, and parents, but I don't know what their names are. I believe the fathers name was Antonio Tedesco....I believe I have a photo of them as well. I also have
I am married into the Del Grosso family (camposuli) and live in Australia. I am looking for my relative called Antonio Del Grosso who migrated to America in the early 1900's. He was one of four brothers - Antonio, Angelo, Giuseppe and Carmine. My husband is from the 'Carmine 'line' of the family, but we have lost all touch with Antonio's line and don't know any details about his wife's name or his children. Can you help? Thank you.
I am trying to find out if I have any relatives left in Colle Sannita. My grandfather was Antonio Pilla, son of Ferdinando Pilla and Philomena Petti. He was born in approximately 1884. He had a sisters Rosaria or Giovanna possibly Libera that may have stayed in Colle Sannita. One of these sisters left to Buenos Aries and married a priest from Colle Sannita. Do you have any information on this? Thank you. Marlene
My grandfather was from Colle Sannita. His name was Giovanni Iapozzuto and he was born 25 July 1925. Do you have any information on him or his siblings? I would love to know if I still have relatives in the region. I want to start piecing together my family tree, and I think you may hold a lot of key information! You have mentioned the surname Tedesco quite a bit also - I have a number of relatives with that surname and I think they are linked to the Tedesco's from your region.
You mentioned you were putting together a book about the families from the region - are you still working on it? I would be very interested to read it once done. If you are still working on it, we may have some photo's in the family we could scan.
Many thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
My great grandfather was from Santa Croce del Sannio I believe. His name is Pasqualino Pilla and I believe he was born in December 5, 1878. He arrived in New York, USA on the Alesia in 1896 out of Naples. He was married to Frances Nicholas but probably after arriving in US.
I have no other information on my family but hoping you may be able to help locate information on siblings, parents, where they lived etc.
Thank you in advance - your help is much appreciated.