DiMassimo in Pianella

Posted by Juliet0612  - NAME: Juliet Moritz on 07/23/02 at 5:58 PM
Subject: DiMassimo in Pianella


I am researching my great-grandfather's family who come from Pianella. So far I have been able to determine that my great-grandfather was named Domenico DiMassimo and he was born 23 December 1879 in Pianella. He emigrated to the US (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through Ellis Island, New York) in 1902.

Domenico married Maria Angelone in 1905 in Philadelphia although family history is that he went back to Pianella to find her and bring her back to the states. I am not sure if that is true but I have found records for a Maria Angelone born in Pianella on the same date as the woman my great-grandfather married. I have been able to follow her family back to 1837 in Liscia, Chieti.

Domenico and Maria had three children in the US. Vincenzo, who was my grandfather, John/Giovanni and Joseph who died soon after birth. Maria died in 1916 in the states and Domenico returned to Pianella where he married a woman whose first name is Annunziata.

Domenico's father may have been named Rocco.

There are currently 7 people named DiMassimo in the Pianella phone book. Any help would be appreciated since PIanella is large enough to have more than one church I am lost.

Most kind regards,

Juliet Moritz

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