DiSanto or DiVincenzo from Furci

Posted by Todd on February 07, 2006 at 04:12:45:

I am attempting to find more information about my family who came from Italy in the 1920s.

My mother's side of the family came to America from Furci. My grandfather was Domenico DiSanto, born 3-12-1894 in Furci di Chieti. In 1919 he married Giselda Maria Porcaro born 12-24-1898. Domenico arrived in 1920 on a ship called the Italia, and Giselda arrived a year later on the S.S. America. My grandfather was in the Italian Army in WWI. My grandmother was traveling with Nicola DiVincenzo, also from Furci. I'm not positive, but I think Nicola was my grandmother's cousin. I can remember Nicky from my youth, but those memories are fading... getting old I guess. LOL! I do know that they settled in North Tonawanda, NY. There are still several DiVincenzo's and DiSanto's in the area, and my uncle Henry DiSanto and his family have lived in California for many years.

I have been trying to find surviving relatives in or around Furci (using the web), but hadn't had much luck. I also have some birth and marriage certificates from Italy.

Domenico's father was Angelo DiSanto who married Christina Monaco in 1893, and Angelo's father was Luigi. Luigi's father was Carmine DiSanto. If I'm counting correctly, I guess that makes Carmine my great, great, great grandfather. I have documents with all their names on them. I am still trying to get them completely translated.

This is about all I have at the moment. Any info that you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

Have a nice day!

Todd Munsell
Plattsburgh, NY

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