Posted by nonnaj918  - NAME: Julie Rutter on 08/01/01 at 5:29 PM
Subject: Cicconi/Sapone/Cassella

I'm new to this website and new to tracing my Abruzzo heritage. What I've gotten from the Ellis Island website has been helpful, but I'm looking for "lost" cousins either in the US or Italy.

My Grandfather, Nazzareno Cicconi, came to America in May, 1911 at the age of 21. His place of residence is listed as Colonnella, Italy. The ship's manifest indicates that he was coming to stay with a brother-in-law in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Serafina (Sapone) Cassella, the widow of Vincenzo Cassella and they lived the rest of their lives in Wilmington, Delaware. My grandmother and her first husband came to the US in 1906 from Teramo with one son.

With the help of the Italian White Pages, I have located one Cicconi in Colonnela and have written, but any help that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated!

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