rosecarm wrote:Looking for info on Giovanni Alfier, born approximately 1880, most likely in Polcenigo. Died Oct. 4, 1917 in siskiyou county, California. Founded the Weed Bakery in 1906 in Weed, Ca. after purchasing the land in 1905. He died in the bakery during a fire. His brothers were also founders of the bakery and their names are possibly Valentino and Guiseppe. He may also have had a cousin Luigi Alfier. The owners of the bakery are listed in local history sources as V Alfier and V.O. Alfier. However, Giovanni's proper name is given in the county death records. He was 37 at the time of death. He was married and I do not know the name of his wife. He had children and I do not know who they were either. I am preparing for the centennial celebration of the bakery's founding. It is still in existence and still producing the same breads. I would like him to receive proper credit for his efforts, finally. For this reason, I need FACTUAL statements as to who his family was, where they came from, and where they went. Unfortunately, there are those in our town who would like the Italian history to be a bit more dramatic than it is and I need to work fast. Anyone with any connection to the Alfiers, either by research, relation, or general knowledge, please help. Thank you.
Hi, about the ALFIER surname, I found this genealogic tree, hoping helpful for you, and the people coming from Mezzomonte hamleth of Polcenigo(Pordenone province, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Italy): http://gw1.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=th ... alfier&t=N
this family branche was emigrated in French, but I think that the branche is the same of your Alfier... the author of this genealogic tree are here so you can to contact (eventually) http://www.geneanet.org/contact.php3?pl ... ountry=fraÃ‚Â®ion=&subregion=&lang=it&rech1=ALFIER&rech=alfier&source=thetienne