She had 11 healthy children most of whom
have lived at least into their 80's. My Aunt Isabella just passed away
recently she was 89!
passed away from a heart problem when she was only
49 years old and
I never got to meet her. It is something that I always missed.
have finally found out recently (thanks to some assistance from the
wonderful people at Abruzzo 2000)
that her family was originally from
the village of Castiglione della Valle.
This village is now part of a larger town called Colledara and I have
been able to locate both
on maps of Teramo Province in the Abruzzi area of Italy - the towns
they all came from are
not located very far apart -- approximately 7 or 8 miles.
mother's maiden name was Addoralotta (Dolores) DiVencenzo and she
United States through Ellis Island under her maiden name and brought my
and her younger sister, Marietta (Mary) with her in 1904. The
information there says they were
going to Philadelphia to meet her husband, Pietro. I do not know
when their other child,
Alexander (he was between the 2 girls) entered the country since he did
with his father either (I found that entry also in 1902), he must have
come with another relative.
Her family had a boarding house where my grandfather, Martino, was a
boarder in Chester, PA.
I was told that is how my grandparents met one another.
her father, Pietro Cinesi, was about 6 feet tall
(very unusual for Italians - especially in those days)!
information that can be contributed by anyone
the family of Angeladea Cinesi Pepe, who was born in Castiglione della
in the Abruzzi Region of Italy in 1890, would be greatly
me at the address below.
Click on any of the family names
below to be taken to that page.
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