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CALABRESE

Italy to America

Giuseppe "Joseph" Calabrese of the Province of Palermo, Sicily Italy   far right
and the Calabrese brothers in Baltimore City, Maryland U.S.A.



CALABRESE
Generation 1

1. GIOVANNI  ANTONIO  CALABRESE was born before 1868
    in Regno delle Due Sicilie (The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies).
    Mr. Calabrese was born on the Island of Sicily or in Calabria.
    Near the time that he was born, Sicily became part of the
    newly formed Kingdom of Italy when Sicily and Sardinia were
    united with the peninsula in 1861.

    GIOVANNI CALABRESE married in Italy by 1888 to
    ROSARIA ROSALIA GUERCIO. She was born by 1874
    in the Kingdom of the Italy in Sicily or Calabria. Mr. and Mrs.
    Giovanni Calabrese died in Italy sometime after May 11, 1903
    which was when their son Pietro was born in Cefalů, Provincia
    di Palermo, Sicilia, Italia (Province of Palermo Sicily, Italy.)

    In the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Mr. and Mrs. Calabrese raised
    a family of at least five sons in the Palermo Province (possibly in Cefalů.)
    Their children grew up speaking Southern Calabrese, a Sicilian dialect.
    Most Italians who emigrated between the 1880s and early 1920s were
    from Southern Italy and from the island of Sicily. They left in great part
    due to an agricultural depression which began in the 1880s, (the same
    decade as the birth of my great-grandfather, Giuseppe Calabrese.)

    At least five sons of Giovani Calabrese would emigrate from their home
    in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy to the United States of America.
    Giuseppe, Luigi, Andrea, Rosario and Pietro Calabrese.

    To my family's knowledge, the first child of Mr. Calabrese to emigrate
    from Italy was my great-grandfather, Giuseppe "Joseph" Calabrese.
    He left Italy between 1906 - 1909 when he was about the age of 16.
    This was very close to the time when an earthquake and tsunami
    struck the Strait of Messina on December 28, 1908.   Four of his
    brothers immigrated to the United States of America in the 1920s.

    Luigi Calabrese married Carmelina Marie Liberto on January 18, 1920
    in Cefalů, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. They emigrated from Sicily
    a month after their marriage during the month of February and arrived
    at Ellis Island March 6, 1920.   The first seven years of their marriage,
    they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   In 1927 they moved to Annapolis,
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland, U.S.A.

    Andrea Calabrese married Angelina Liberto December 15, 1927
    in the Cefalů Cathedral , in Cefalů, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
    After a honeymoon in Rome, they came to America together and
    settled in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
    (Calabrese brothers married Liberto sisters. Angelina Liberto
    was the sister of Carmelina Marie Liberto who married
    Luigi Calabrese, brother of Andrea Calabrese.)

    Luigi and Andrea's younger brothers, Rosario and Pietro Calabrese,
    immigrated to the United States of America between 1920 and 1923.
    By 1930 Rosario and Pietro lived in Baltimore City, Maryland near
    their older brother, Giuseppe "Joseph" Calabrese.

    All of the Calabrese brothers, with the possible exception of
    Andrea Calabrese, immigrated to the United States of America
    before Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy, and before
    the Immigration Act of 1924 was enacted to slow the amount
    of immigrants, mostly from Southern and Eastern Europe,
    from entering the United States of America.

    The Calabrese brothers were all literate as they could read and write
    in Sicilian Italian and English. They were Roman Catholic and all
    became barbers in the tonsorial trade. They swore oaths of allegiance
    to and became citizens of the United States of America.

    More research must be done to prove the names of Mr. & Mrs. Calabrese were
    Giovanni Antonio "John Anthony Nino" Calabrese and Rosaria Rosalia Guercio.
    In 2002, John Victor Calabrese, my first cousin (2 generations removed), told
    me that he thought that the names of his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Calabrese)
    were Antonio "Nino" Calabrese and Rosalia Guercio.   The death certificate of
    my great-grandfather, "Giuseppe" Joseph S. Calabrese, recorded the name
    of his father as Giovanni Calabrese (mother's name not known by informant).
    The informant on his death certificate was his son, Joseph S. Calabrese Jr.
    The death certificate of my great-granduncle, Andrea Calabrese, recorded
    the name of his parents as John Calabrese and Rosaria Glercio. The
    informant on his death certificate was his wife, Angelina Liberto Calabrese
    The death certificate of my great-granduncle, Luigi Calabrese, recorded
    the name of his parents as unknown Calabrese and Barbario Lyiercio.
    The informant on his death certificate was his wife, Carmelina Marie Calabrese.
    I sent for Social Security records of the late sons and am awaiting a response.

    Children of GIOVANNI ANTONIO CALABRESE  John Anthony Calabrese
    and ROSARIA ROSALIA GUERCIO :

          2.     i. GIUSEPPE CALABRESE
                      born December 12, 1889
                      Provincia di Palermo, Sicilia, Italia
                      Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
                      died age 91 on September 14, 1981
                      Baltimore City, Maryland U.S.A.

          3.     ii. LUIGI CALABRESE
                      born March 3, 1893 or March 24, 1894
                      Cefalů, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
                      died age 66 on September 17, 1960
                      Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.

          4.    iii. ANDREA CALABRESE
                      born December 13, 1897
                      Cefalů, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
                      died age 82 on December 18, 1979
                      Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.

          5.    iv. ROSARIO CALABRESE
                      born February 8, 1900
                      Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
                      died age 80 on August 18, 1980
                      Miami, Dade County, Florida U.S.A.

          6.     v. PIETRO CALABRESE
                      born May 11, 1903
                      Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
                      died age 84 on January 29, 1988
                      Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland U.S.A.



Generation 2

2. GIUSEPPE "Joseph" CALABRESE
    born December 12, 1889
    Provincia di Palermo, Sicilia, Italia
    Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy (possibly in Cefalů)
    immigrated to America between 1906 - 1909 about age 16
    birthplace recorded as Shavalon, Province Palermo, Sicily, Italy on his
    World War I Draft Registration card dated June 5, 1917 in El Paso, Texas
    died September 14, 1981 in Baltimore City, Maryland U.S.A.
    Obituary in The Evening Sun   Baltimore September 15, 1981
    he married to ENRIQUETA "Rosa" TRISTE in El Paso, Texas USA
    in 1910. They married again in a formal church ceremony April 26, 1915
    Enriqueta Triste was born July 15, 1889 - July 11, 1891
    in Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, México of Spanish descent.
    She was born at or near Rancho Agua Nueva
    a cattle ranch of the Agua Nueva Hacienda in Chihuahua
    died May 19, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.
    Joseph and Rose Calabrese were buried together
    at Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens
    in Baltimore County, Maryland USA
    Children of JOSEPH CALABRESE and ROSE TRISTE are:

          7.     i.   CHARLES CALABRESE
                        born March 12, 1913 in California
                        died age 77 on September 14, 1981 in Baltimore City, Maryland

          8.    ii.   JOSEPH S. CALABRESE Jr
                        born February 28, 1918 in El Paso, Texas
                        died age 86 on October 31, 2004 in Baltimore City, Maryland

          9.    iii.   JOHN ANTHONY T. CALABRESE
                        born February 28, 1918 in El Paso, Texas
                        died age 56 on February 17, 1976 in Baltimore City, Maryland

        10.   iv.   FRANK JOSEPH CALABRESE
                        name on birth certificate REYES CALABRESI
                        born January 5, 1922 in El Paso, Texas
                        died age 75 on September 22, 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland

        11.     v.   MARY SADIE CALABRESE
                        born December 8, 1923 in Baltimore City, Maryland
                        died age 64 on March 21, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland

        12.     vi.   ROSARIO CALABRESE

        13.     vii.  MANUEL CALABRESE


3. LUIGI "Louis" CALABRESE
    born March 3, 1893 or March 24, 1894
    in Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Luigi Calabrese was a World War I Veteran
    He died September 17, 1960 at the Naval Hospital
    Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.
    His birthdate on his tombstone was dated March 3, 1893
    His birthdate on his his death certificate was recorded March 24, 1894
    Obituary in The Sun   Baltimore September 19, 1960
    He married CARMELINA MARIE LIBERTO
    January 18, 1920 in Cefalů, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Born February 24, 1897 in Gancia, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Luigi and Carmelina Calabrese immigrated to America one month
    after their marriage. They emigrated from Sicily in February 1920
    and arrived at Ellis Island, New York on March 6, 1920.
    After living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for seven years,
    Luigi and Carmelina moved to Annapolis, Maryland in 1927,
    where Carmelina would celebrate her 90th birthday in 1987.
    Carmelina Marie Liberto Calabrese died February 13, 1995
    in Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County, New Jersey U.S.A.
    Obituary in The Capital   Annapolis February 14, 1995
    Carmelina Liberto was the sister of Angelina Liberto
    who married Andrea Calabrese, brother of Luigi Calabrese.
    Luigi and Carmelina Calabrese were buried together
    at St. Mary's Cemetery West Street, Annapolis
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.
    Daughters of LUIGI CALABRESE and CARMELINA LIBERTO are:

        14.       i.   ROSE MARIE CALABRESE

        15.      ii.   CATHERINE JOSEPHINE CALABRESE

        16.     iii.   FRANCESCA LOUISE CALABRESE

        17.     iv.   JENNIE THERESA CALABRESE

        18.      v.   ANGELINA CECILIA CALABRESE


4. ANDREA CALABRESE
    born December 13, 1897
    in Cefalů, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    died December 18, 1979
    in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.
    Obituary in The Capital   Annapolis December 1979
    He married ANGELINA LIBERTO on December 15, 1927
    in The Cathedral of Cefalů, in the city of Cefalů,
    in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    after a honeymoon in Rome, they immigrated to America.
    Andrea and Angelina Calabrese celebrated their
    50th wedding anniversary in Annapolis, Maryland.
    Details were reported in the Evening Capital
    on January 23, 1978 in Annapolis, Maryland.
    Angelina was born April 8, 1911 in Cefalů, Sicily, Italy
    and died October 7, 1987 in Annapolis,
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.
    Obituary in The Capital Annapolis, Maryland October 9, 1987
    Angelina Liberto was the sister of Carmelina Liberto
    who married Luigi Calabrese, brother of Andrea Calabrese.
    Andrea and Angelina Calabrese were buried together
    Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in the Chapel Mausoleum
    in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland USA
    Children of ANDREA CALABRESE and ANGELINA LIBERTO are:

        19.       i.   JOHN JOSEPH CALABRESE

        20.      ii.   ANGELO STEVEN CALABRESE

        21.     iii.   ANDREW FRANK CALABRESE

        22.     iv.   ROSARIA JOSEPHINE CALABRESE


5. ROSARIO CALABRESE
    born February 8, 1900
    in Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    immigrated to America about 1923
    social security number issued in Maryland before 1951
    died August 18, 1980 in Miami, Dade County, Florida U.S.A.
    He married SADIE BROCATO about 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland
    daughter of   FRANK BROCATO and his wife SANTA, both of Italy
    granddaughter of   SALVATORE BROCATO and his wife ROSARIA
    SADIE BROCATO was born about 1908 in Maryland
    died about April 1965 in Miami, Dade County, Florida U.S.A.
    Daughters of ROSARIO CALABRESE and SADIE BROCATO are:

        23.   i.     ROSARIA F. CALABRESE   married   Ciro C. Buttacavoli

        24.   ii.    SANTA CALABRESE           married   Russel Zkiab


6. PIETRO "Peter" CALABRESE
    born May 11, 1903
    in Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    immigrated to America about 1921
    died January 29, 1988
    in Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland U.S.A.
    Obituary in The Evening Sun   Baltimore February 1, 1988
    married about 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland
    to ROSINA "Rosa" GLORIOSO
    born June 29, 1908 in Italy
    died December 1, 2001
    in Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland U.S.A.
    Pietro and Rosina Calabrese were buried together in the Chapel
    Mausoleum at Louden Park Cemetery in Baltimore City, Maryland
    Children of PIETRO CALABRESE and ROSINA GLORIOSO are:

        25.   i.     ROSARIA H. "Rose" CALABRESE
                        born May 10, 1929 in Baltimore City, Maryland
                        died January 10, 2004 in Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland
                        buried in the Chapel Mausoleum at Louden Park Cemetery

        26.   ii.    JOHN VICTOR CALABRESE

        27.   iii.   ANTHONY A. CALABRESE


Generation 2 continued


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This website was created and research compiled and transcribed 1998 - 2006 by Diana "Dee" Horney - Gabler
in loving memory of my great-grandparents, Guiseppe Joseph Calabrese and Enriqueta Rose Triste Calabrese.
With loving gratitude for interviews in 1998 with my granduncle, Manuel Calabrese and his wife Jeanette,
and from an interview I had on the same day with my granduncle Rosario Calabrese and his wife Maud.
Also the many stories from my aunt Pauline Calabrese and from my mother Doris Calabrese Horney.
And a wonderful chat in 2002 with John Victor Calabrese, my first cousin twice removed, son of
Pietro Peter Calabrese and nephew of my great-grandfather, Giuseppe Joseph Calabrese.
To protect their privacy, births & marriages of living persons are not added here.


updated May 8, 2006