Hi, My name is Maria Webb-Tharp and I am looking for my relatives from Italy. My great-grandfather is Vincenzo Toppeta (later changed to James Topeka) and my great-grandmother is Hazel Crum-Topeka (they were married in March 1919). James (Vincenzo) died on Sept. 29, 1957 at the age of 67. I am his daughter's (Mary Topeka-Webb) grandchild. He lived in Logan/Man West Virginia. He was born in 1890 to (father) Carmine Toppeta and (mother) Giancaterino Annunziata. It's to my understanding that he came from Pescara, Italy. I only have copies of his birth certificate, his death certificate, his and Hazel's marriage certificate and Hazel's birth certificate. Any information and/or connections I can get would be GREATLY appreciated!!
The Toppeta's came from Penne Pescara Marriage record of Carmine Toppeta and Annunziata Giancaterino INDEX#17 1886 Feb 27th in the town of Penne marriage of Carmine Toppeta age 36 widower born and residing in Penne son of deceased Liberato Toppeta and deceased Costantina Rubino married Annunziata Giancaterino age 33 born and residing in Penne daughter of deceased Nicolo Giancaterino and Maria Giuseppa Laudadio PG LINK https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... n566864873