Hello,Any information on anyone below is most welcome :)My great-grandfather was Francesco Russo (1891-1973) and his wife was Terese Sapirenza (possibly. this could be incorrect). Their thirteen children included Silvio (b. 1915) Lucy (b. 1917) Angelia, Antonio (my grandfather b. 1921) Michael (b. 1922) Louis (b. 1923) Mary (b. 1926) Joseph (b. 1931) Anna (b. 1932) Vito (b. 1935) and Ralph (possibly Raffael). I mostly would like to know more about my great-grandmother. All I know is they called her "The Dane" because of her fair skin and hair. She was from Northern Italy or Yugoslavia or Turkey, and Francesco was from Southern Italy, or Sicily. I would also like to know when they came to America and what route they took and when. And where they really were from.Francesco's siblings were Celestino Russo (Uncle Charlie) and Saverio Russo. (Or possibly they were the same person. Still looking into that.)Also, my mother's godmother was Rosina (Grande) Russo (1923-2009). Rosina was married to my mother's cousin Vito Russo. Their children were Bernadette (1948-2003) and Victor (1949-2000). We would very much like to know how Vito Russo husband of Rose was related to the family.Ralph married Mary (would like to know her last name) and had one child Teresa (1941-2007) who married Dominic Nicolella. They had two children Michael and Matthew.Lucy married Amedeo Izzo and had two children, Thomas and William. William married a woman Beverly but had no children.Angelia married a man with the last name Fico and had three children, Ann, Kenneth, and Albert (1938-2014)Antonio (1921-1997) married Helen Mary "May" (Gore) Russo of Wales in 1945. Their two children are Michael (born 1948) and Geraldine (born 1952). She is my mother.Michael (1922-2000) married Cecilia. She became paralyzed from the neck down during the blizzard of 1978 and never walked again. Any information on her is welcome as well.Mary (b 1926) married Alfred Sousa or Souza. Their children include Cheryl, Alfred, and Bruce.Joseph (b 1931) married Alice and had a daughter named Donna.Anna married Ephesio Faiola and had David, Paul, Tony, Debbie, and Teri.Celestino Russo (Uncle Charlie) (Charlie) married Grazia (Aunt Grace) (Grace) Varciela or Carciela and had three children, Michael, Angelina, and Vito. Vito married Julia Manzi (1931-2011) and had one son Gregory.Also looking for any general family information.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,Alana
Francesco/Frank, Terese/Theresa and their children lived first in MA and then in RI. According to various census records Frank immigrated in 1902-1904 and Theresa in 1909 or 1910. They were probably married in MA though I haven't found a marriage record there yet.
In the 1935 RI state census Frank gives his date of birth as 6-Dec-1891. I was able to match this to a WWI draft registration card for a Frank RUSSO born on that date registering in West Newton, MA. According to his draft registration Frank was born in Panne, Faggio, Italy.
In the 1930 census Frank's brother Joseph was living with the family.
There's a possible match in the Ellis Island database for a 12 yr old Francesco RUSSO who arrived 1-Apr-1903 aboard the ship Roma, with his father, Nicola (or Nicolo?) age 27 or 37 (it's hard to read). They were from Pann-- Foggia and heading for Providence to Nicola's brothers-in-law Guiseppe GALLUCCIO and Nicola CALDARON.