Spotlight – Maria “Mary” (Mauro) Ficara

Maria "Mary" (Mauro) Ficara

Maria “Mary” (Mauro) Ficara was my maternal grandmother. She was born in Gallina, Reggio di Calabria, Calabria, Italy, on January 13, 1900. She was married on April 19, 1923. She emigrated from Italy to the United States on June 23, 1928 on the S.S. Duilio and arrived in New York on July 2, 1928. Continue reading

Spotlight – Biagio Francesco Paolo Scocchio

Biagio & Concetta (Lucarelli) Scocchio

Biagio Francesco Paolo Scocchio

Biagio Scocchio was my Grandfather. He was born on Dec. 20, 1883 in Manoppello, Italy. His parents were Giustino and Lucia (Mincucci) Scocchio. He immigrated to the United States in 1905. He departed Naples, Italy on Apr. 18, 1905 on the S.S. Prinz Oscar, … Continue reading

Spotlight – Giovanni Lucarelli

Giovanni Lucarelli and Grandchildren

I’m going to try and spotlight various ancestors as I get the time.  First up, I would like to spotlight my Great Grandfather, Giovanni Lucarelli.

Giovanni was born about 1866 in Chieti, Abruzza, Italy.  About 1881, he married Philomena D’Angelo.  That would make him about 15 and Philomena 19 at … Continue reading