Giuseppe DE LUIGI from Campestro (Ticino) – seasonal immigrant in America

From Guglielmo Possa, Italy

Carlo De Luigi (1843-1903), together with his brothers Giovanni and Luigi left Campestro in 1879 for Roveleto di Cadeo (Piacenza) in Italy where they acquired a farm named “Fornace Vecchia”. Continue reading

100th Anniversary of Arrival at Ellis Island

Mark LesinaFrom Mark Lesina, United States

It has been said, “In a hundred years, who will know anything about you or your family”. Well it has been a hundred years! Yes – on Friday, April 16th 2010, it has been 100 years since Erminia Martini arrived in New York Harbor at Ellis Island. Continue reading

From “Adami” in Giumaglio to “Adams” in Fresno

By William J. “Bill” Adams, United States

Silvio Adami (1864-1947), my grandfather that I never met, immigrated from Giumaglio, Canton Ticino to the US. At Ellis Island, NY, his name was anglicized to Adams. Continue reading

From the village of St Antonio, Valle Morobbia

mark-lesina1by Mark Lesina, United States

Erminia Martini was born July 20, 1890 in St Antonio, Valle Morobbia to Giovanni Martini and Angelina Maria Martini-Martini and died May 22, 1976 in Redding, California; however she was buried in Crescent City, California, where she had lived for most of her life. Continue reading

I ricordi di una figlia

di Amy Lacy, Stati Uniti

Sono la più giovane delle cinque figlie di Luigi Bisi. Ho passato un po’ di tempo con lui nel 1984, mentre era nella fase terminale del suo cancro. La sua esperienza nel Nuovo Mondo è iniziata da Gordola/Gordemo nel 1930 alla tenera età di 18 anni. Continue reading

Informazioni sui Delcò emigrati negli USA

di David Delcò

Da alcuni anni mi occupo della ricerca storica e genealogica della mia famiglia (http://www.delcofamily.ch/). Per la maggior parte della ricerca sono stato piuttosto fortunato. Il mio casato è originario del Ticino e fa parte delle famiglie patrizie di Daro (Bellinzona), inoltre si tratta di una famiglia piuttosto fertile. Continue reading

From the village of Giumaglio, Val Maggia

mark-lesinaby Mark Lesina, United States

Elvezio Giuliano Lesina was born April 18, 1878 in Giumaglio to Giuliano and AnnaMaria Giumini-Lesina and died February 26, 1951 in Crescent City, California. He was the youngest of five children, three of whom immigrated to California. Continue reading