There were five siblings who emigrated from Verscio to the United States starting with Louis who emigrated in 1859.
Louis was the pioneer and first started work in the mines at Lancha Plana in 1859. Then he moved to Virginia City and Gold City in approximately 1862. He was in several businesses in Nevada and started a photo gallery there in 1869. Continue reading →
A story is told of Vene that when he had to stay in Melbourne for a short while, he didn’t want to stay with family in Clifton Hill, a suburb of Melbourne, because it was near the slums of Collingwood. That was Vene, a man persuaded of his self worth. Another story tells of him stopping a tram in between stops, because as he explained, he had an important meeting to attend in the city. Continue reading →
Pietro, Domenica, Conrad, Berchtold [‘Beat’] Cantieni migrated to Gippsland from 1870. Their parents were Joachim Cantieni and Menga Mani. Peter, Dominic and Beat settled in Kevington region of gippsland, and worked as gold miners. They each married local girls and had many children.
Meanwhile, back in VictoriaVene Monighetti was a confident, genial and charming man to many, the ideal type to run a hotel. He had a sharp business mind and had spent a good deal of time learning the tricks of the trade from his mother. He was without question, Kit’s favourite, a man on whom she could draw strength. Continue reading →
The Monighetti family story continues and here we explore aspects of the adult lives of Kit and Carlo Monighetti’s children. Every parent wants their children to have a life that is an improvement on theirs. Continue reading →