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The Graziano Family

This is the history of my grandmother, Lucia (Lucy) Carmela Graziano, born in a tenament in Harlem, New York City. Living next door was my future grandfather, Joseph John Ignazio, who was in seminary until he laid eyes on the beautiful Lucia. The rest, as they say, "is history....."

GENERATION 1

Lucia Carmela Graziano: born 15 JUL 1915 Manhattan, New York; died 10 FEB 1992 Brooklyn, New York

Married: 12 SEP 1937 Bronx, New York

Guiseppe Giovanni Ignazio: born 3 AUG 1911 Manhattan, New York; died 18 APR 1981 Brooklyn, New York

  • Only child - still living

 

GENERATION 2

Maria Nicola Trella: born 8 JAN 1877 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 29 AUG 1968 Bronx, New York

Married: first time 24 AUG 1899 (widowed)          Arrival: 22 APR 1898 from Genoa

Modesto Graziano: born 1871 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 18 MAY 1917 Manhattan, New York

  • Rosina: born 18 DEC 1902 Manhattan, New York; died 8 FEB 1919 Manhattan, New York 
  • Anna [Graziani]: born 11 JAN 1906 Manhattan, New York; died 6 JAN 2001 Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  • Annunziata [Messina]: born 7 AUG 1908 Manhattan, New York; died 27 FEB 1995 Yonkers, New York
  • Louis: born 18 MAY 1909 Manhattan, New York; died 2 DEC 1993 New Haven, Connecticut
  • John: born 23 JUN 1913 Manhattan, New York; died 17 MAY 1998, Rockville Centre, New York
  • Lucia Carmela [Ignazio]: born 15 JUL 1915 Manhattan, New York;  died 10 FEB 1992 Brooklyn, New York
  • Esther [Malchiodi]: born 23 APR 1916 Manhattan, New York; died 3 FEB 1996 Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  • There are two births prior to Rosina's birth  in 1903, both of which passed away as babies. We are working on finding their information. They are believed to have been born and died in Poughkeepsie, New York while Maria and Modesto were living and working there before returning to Manhattan.

Married: second time 31 JUL 1919

Amabile Subrizi: born 6 JAN 1874 Gioia dei Marsi, Abruzzo, Italy; died 25 FEB 1946 Bronx, New York

  • Serafina [Ambrosino & Daniels]: born 11 JUN 1920 Manhattan, New York;  died 5 MAY 1977 Old Saybrook, Connecticut

 

GENERATION 3

Luigia Del Principe: born 20 SEP 1840 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 11 MAR 1928 Bronx, New York

Married: unknown now but prior to 1865          Arrival: 22 APR 1898 from Genoa

Nunzio Trella: born 6 APR 1832 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown in Italy

  • Antonio: born 1865 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 14 MAR 1942 Queens, New York
  • Anna [Leone]: born unknown Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown Italy
  • Domenico: born 1875 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown at this time
  • Maria Nicola [Graziano & Subrizi]: born 8 JAN 1877 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 29 AUG 1968 Bronx, New York

 

Constantino Graziano: born unknown Italy; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time Italy

Maria Teresa Alfonso: born unknown Italy; died unknown at this time

  • Modesto: born 1871 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 18 MAY 1917 Manhattan, New York 
  • other children unknown at this time

 

Ambrose Subrizi: born unknown Italy; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time Italy

Rosaria ??: born unknown Italy; died unknown at this time

  • Amabile: born 6 JAN 1874 Gioia dei Marsi, Abruzzo, Italy; died 25 FEB 1946 Bronx, New York 
  • other children unknown at this time

 

GENERATION 4

Pasquale Del Principe: born 1803 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown Italy

Married: unknown at this time Italy

Giuseppa Libori: born 1805 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown Italy

  • Luigia [Trella]: born 20 SEP 1840 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died 11 MAR 1928 Bronx, New York 
  • other children unknown at this time

 

Giuseppe Trella: born unknown Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown Italy

Married: unknown at this time Italy         

Spouse: unknown at this time

  • Nunzio: born 6 APR 1832 Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy; died unknown Italy
  • other children unknown at this time

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The Ignazio Family

"Standing on a corner, watching all the girls go by..."Dean Martin.

For my grandfather, Joseph John Ignazio, it was just one girl...Lucia Carmela Graziano. As the song goes, he was standing there on the corner of that same tenament in Harlem in New York City, and she walked by. In that instant, the seminary was out and  love was in!

 

GENERATION 1

Giuseppe Giovanni Ignazio: born 3 AUG 1911 Manhattan, New York; died 18 APR 1981 Brooklyn, New York

Married: 12 SEP 1937 Bronx, New York

Lucia Carmela Graziano: born 15 JUL 1915 Manhattan, New York; died 10 FEB 1992 Brooklyn, New York

  • Only child - still living

 

GENERATION 2

Carmeloni Ignazio (born Ignazio Carmeloni): born 10 FEB 1882 Pavia, Lombardia, Italy; died 14 JUN 1925 Manhattan, New York

Married: 12 APR 1908 Manhattan, New York             Arrival: 15 MAR 1905 Genoa

Rosa Biani: born 25 APR 1888 Pecorara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died 5 FEB 1972 Bronx, New York

  • Carmeloni: born 19 DEC 1908 Manhattan, New York; died 29 JAN 1909 Manhattan, New York
  • Frank: born 16 NOV 1909 Manhattan, New York; died 9 OCT 1982 Bronx, New York
  • Giuseppe Giovanni: born 3 AUG 1911 Manhattan, New York; died 18 APR 1981 Brooklyn, New York
  • Ernest: born 29 JAN 1913 Manhattan, New York; died 15 JAN 1989 Bronx, New York
  • Ercolina [Valente]: born 11 AUG 1917 Manhattan, New York; died 7 FEB 1976 Bronx, New York
  • Youngest child still living

 

GENERATION 3

*Carmeloni Ignazio was an abandoned baby. He was born on 10 FEB 1882 to an unwed mother and father. The address of the home he was born in was Via Jacopo Bossolaro No. 3, Pavia. The midwife, Amalia Brambilla, took the child to register the birth. The Secretary of Pavia named him Ignazio Carmeloni (but due to his lack of English, his name was switched upon entering Ellis Island). After registering his birth, the midwife took him to the adoption home connected to San Matteo Hospital in Pavia. From there he was placed in the custody of Louise and Antonio Della Valle with whom he remained with for the rest of his life. Following is the history of the Della Valle family as we do not know the blood family of Carmeloni.

*Antonio  Della Valle: born 1839 unknown where in Italy; died 4 MAR 1917 Manhattan, New York

Married: In Italy prior to 1879 unknown at this time       Arrival: 6 JAN 1896 Genoa

*Eugenia Luisa Scarani: born 14 MAY 1849 Pavia, Lombardia, Italy; died 14 AUG 1938 Manhattan, New York

  • Rosa [Losi]: born 1879 unknown where in Italy; died unknown in New York
  • Carmeloni Ignazio: born 10 FEB 1882 Pavia, Lombardia, Italy; died 14 JUN 1925 Manhattan, New York
  • Giovanni: born 1888 unknown where in Italy; died unknown in New York
  • Francesco: born 1889 unkown where in Italy; died unknown at this time
  • Giuseppe: born 1890 unknown where in Italy; died unknown in New York
  • Enrico: born 1895 unknown where in Italy; died unknown at this time

 

Girolamo Biani: born 24 OCT 1830 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died unknown at this time (first wife was Serafina Frachione - there are believed to be children from this marriage)

Married: 20 AUG 1868 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (both were widowed)

Angela Olimpiati: born 1843 Pavia, Lombardia, Italy; died unknown at this time (first husband was Francesco Biani)

  • Giovanni: born 8 APR 1870 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died unknown at this time
  • Teodolinda: born 11 MAY 1872 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died unknown at this time
  • Clementina [Ferri]: born 27 APR 1875 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died unknown in New York
  • Serafino: born 21 JUL 1879 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died unknown at this time
  • Luigia: born 26 APR 1884 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died 1887 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Rosa [Ignazio]: born 25 APR 1888 Pecoara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died 5 FEB 1972 Bronx, New York

 

GENERATION 4

*Giovanni Della Valle: born unknown in Italy; died unknown Italy at this time

Married: unknown at this time Italy

*Antonia Sartori: born unknown in Italy; died unknown Italy at this time

  • Antonio: born 1839 unknown where in Italy; died 4 MAR 1917 Manhattan, New York
  • Other children unknown at this time

 

*Domenico Scarani: born unknown in Italy; died unknown Italy at this time

Married: unknown at this time Italy

*Angelica Ferri: born unknown in Italy; died unknown Italy at this time

  • Eugenia Luisa [Della Valle]: born 14 MAY 1849 Pavia, Lombardia, Italy; died 14 AUG 1938 Manhattan, New York
  • Other children unknown at this time

 

Amodio Biani: born unknown in Italy; died unknown Italy at this time

Married: unknown at this time Italy

Rosa Quadrelli: born unknown in Italy; died unknown Italy at this time

  • Girolamo: born 24 OCT 1830 Pecorara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; died unknown at this time
  • Other children unknown at this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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