Bentivenga from San Chirico Raparo

Posted by Karen Bennett on March 28, 2006 at 23:29:35:

My grandfather, Giovanni Maria Bentivenga, was born in S. Chirico Raparo in 1868. He came to US, to Philadelphia, PA at some point, where he had 9 children with my grandmother, Apollonia Caropreso or Caroprese or...last name unclear. She was from Craco & came here later.

I never met my grandfather and would like to know about his history. On some documents the name is spelled with an "a" and some with an "o", but it was later changed to Bennett, and my grandmother was known as Mary Bennett.
I'd like to know if my grandfather had siblings and if I still have relatives in Italy.
Thank you!

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