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-----Original Message-----

From: Eugene Breindel [mailto:vern1@alltel.net]

Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 10:12 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Many thanks

 

... As many suggested I went back again to the Ellis Island website. I had been there about 6 months ago looking for Guisseppe RANNO. I had found a couple of them back then and one that looked correct for his age but his wife's name didn't match up. My wife and her 1st cousin and the headstone all told me her name was ANNA. While in Middletown this past Easter I went to the Godfrey Genealogy Library and did some research. I couldn't get to the microfilm census as they were both in use. I did find the city directories though and started copying them. Later in the day when a microfilm reader opened up I dug out the 1920 census. Lo and behold the members of the household replied to the census taker that her name was Sebastiana. Her husband and children's names and ages all matched up to my records. I really didn't think my wife and her cousin would accept that they didn't really know their grandmother's correct name. She died when the were about 8 and they called her " Nunee". This did not surprise me as I have run into that situation before in my family tree...

 

Gene Breindel

vern1@alltel.net

Interested in Families: Breindel, Walker, Weidenboerner, Stauffer, Cobble, Grammer, Loichinger, Seel, Bopp, Eder, Meisel, Ranno, LaBella, DiBattista, Lucenti, Quadarelia & Romano

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-----Original Message-----

From: Eugene Breindel [mailto:vern1@alltel.net]

Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 8:42 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Hello

 

Hello list,

My name is Gene Breindel and have recently joined this list. My wife is Italian, (Ranno, Labella, DiBattista, Lucenti). Her parents were born in the US in the 1920's but all her grandparents were born in Italy. At least as far as I know. I have no birth certificates or naturalization papers. Her paternal grandparents both came from Melilli, Sicily. I am told that it was a tiny mountain village. They came to Middletown CT in the time between 1906 and 1920. I recently went to the Genealogy library in Middletown and looked in the census and in the town directories to try and isolate when they arrived. I got a lot of useful information but still do not know exactly when they arrived. Anyway, I am glad to have joined.

 

Gene Breindel

vern1@alltel.net

 

Interested in Families: Breindel, Walker, Weidenboerner,Stauffer, Cobble, Grammer, Loichinger, Seel, Bopp, Eder, Meisel

 

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/e/Eugene-F-Breindel/

 

Someday YOU'LL be an ancestor too!