Looking for Cheda relations

From Barbara Reilly, United States

My great grandfather, Gaudenzio Cheda came to California from Maggia around 1860 and had the first dairy ranch. He married Antionia Calzonia and they returned to Maggia several times and had several children.

Gaudenzio’s brother, Pete had a son, Phillip Henry Cheda born in the US traveled to Maggia in 1922 and we are trying to find info on whether he stayed or if there are any Calzonia or Cheda’s that can be traced that I might be related to. My grandfather George Cheda hosted picnics for those living in California from Ticino on our family ranch in Tocoloma, Olema Marin County California. I can not id anyone in the photos.

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Sopraffatta dai fumi del vino

di Dale Bechtel, swissinfo

Se avete letto il mio precedente post dall’inizio alla fine, avrete notato la fotografia del cimitero di Olema, luogo di sepoltura di molti emigranti. Non ho però menzionato la similitudine tra i suoi monumenti e mausolei e quelli del “cimitero degli americani” a Someo, in Ticino. Continue reading