The Swiss American Historical Society has just published a new book that was sent to all its members, “Emigrant Paths, Encounters with 20th Century Swiss Americans.” Among the people portrayed in the book is Maurice Perret, a French Swiss geographer from Neuchatel who was born in 1911 and died in 1996. Continue reading
This past summer 2010 I did not visit my cousins in canton Ticino; this was only the second time since 1995 that I have not. Since 1979 I have had the opportunity to visit them around 20 times! Continue reading
Di: Tony Quinn, Sacramento, California
Translation by Jay Grossi and Lorella Silvestri, Sacramento, California
Traduzione di Jay Grossi e Lorella Silvestri, Sacramento, California Continue reading
di Beverly Grossi, Stati Uniti
Dominco è arrivato nel 1892 e Theresa nel 1901. Entrambi erano svizzeri. Mio nonno ha lavorato nella proprietà di Shafter Howard a Pt. Reyes, prima di avviare la propria attività casearia nel 1900 ad Olema. Continue reading
By Beverly Grossi, United States
This is a picture of my grandfather (Dominco Grossi) & Family. Continue reading
If you read my last blog post from beginning to end, you may have seen the picture of the Olema cemetery where many emigranti are buried. I didn’t mention how similar I found the monuments and mausoleums to the ones in the so-called “American” cemetery in the Ticino village of Someo. Continue reading
I don’t want to leave San Francisco before I visit a neighbourhood known for its recent immigrant population. Only in this way, can I get a true impression of what it’s like to be a new arrival in a strange place.
My first Grossi ancestor to come to America, Attilio Grossi, my grandfather Plinio’s uncle. My grandparents Plinio Grossi and Annetta Bacciarini were born in the village of Gudo in the Magadino Plain near Bellinzona in 1898 and 1901. Continue reading
di Wade Hammond
Sto tentando di trovare informazioni sui nonni, entrambi nati in Svizzera: nonno Henry Rocco Grossi, nato attorno al 1866 a Monte Carasso e nonna Mary Melera, nata il 24 aprile 1887 a Giubiasco, Ticino.
Qualcuno mi può dire dove posso trovare informazioni?
by Wade Hammond
Trying to find information on grandparents, both born in Switzerland. Grandfather Henry Rocco Grossi, born about 1866, in Monte Carasso. My grandmother, Mary Melera, born 24 April, 1887, in Giubiasco, Ticino. Can you give me an idea where I might find this information?
di Carol Grossi Ryan, Stati Uniti
Mio nonno, Domenico Grossi, è emigrato da Monte Carasso, in Ticino, al nord della Californa nel 1892, via Ellis Island. Mia nonna Teresa Buzzini è giunta in California da Brione (Val Verzasca) verso la fine dell’Ottocento. Non ci sono informazioni su di lei a Ellis Island. Continue reading