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I PAESANI DI NICOSIA

MENU LIST: 1*NICOSIANI NEL MONDO
2*PHOTOS
3*"The Heart in the Suitcase"
Book List
ENGLISH TRANS. P. 107 -- 115
NICOSIANI IN CHICAGO (BOOK)
Translation p. 115 --119
NICOSIA BOOK P. 115-119
4*VIDEOS: NICOSIA, CHICAGO IMMIGRANTS, SICILIAN EMIGRANTS
5*ANTI STEREOTYPES
6*PHOTOS
7*RED GOLD -- WW II ITALIAN POWs
8*UNDER CONSTRUCTION
9*LINKS

     I Paesani ...di NICOSIA

NICOSIANI WORLDWIDE

1.  Family History & Genealogy
2.  Photos
3.  BOOKS:

        "The Heart in the Suitcase"
        History of Nicosian Immigration   
4.  MOVIES & DVDs:
         Nicosia: a Pearl in the Heart of Sicily

         And They Came to Chicago  
        
          Golden Door (Sicilian Immigrants)
5.   Anti Stereotypes
6.  Photos
7.  RED GOLD,
         a WW II Love Story, (a film)
8.  Under construction
9.  Links

Ciao ! I'm Linda Messina  Holda
Site is under construction.

 

 

 

 
 

            ...MESSINA & PROETTO FAMILY...

My Grandmother SANTA PROETTO (Proietto) b. 1887
Santa's Father: SANTO DI GIOCHINO PROETTO b. 1848
Son of Giochino Proetto and Rosaria Cozzo

Santa's Mother: PROVVIDENZA Li VOLSI . b. 1849
Her parents: FRANCESCO Li VOLSI & ANNA BRUNO
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My grandfather: ROSARIO MESSINA b. 1882
His mother: Giuseppa RASPANTI b. 1850
Daughter :  ROSARIO RASPANTI  &  CARMELA VANARIA     

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Rosario Raspanti's parents were Lorenzo RASPANTI (1829)  & VINCENZA BONOMO

Rosario's father was Salvatore Messina son of LUIGI MESSINA & GIUSEPPA LaPORTA

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My Surnames from NICOSIA, Enna, SICILY:

MESSINA.........COZZO
RASPANTI........BONOMO
PROIETTO.......BRUNO
PROETTO........MAZZARA
LI VOLSI..........TESTA
LA PORTA........MARTELLO
MIRITELLO.......VANARIA
MERITELLO...
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1...Grandmother SANTA PROETTO B0rn 15 Mar. 1887

2....Santa's Father: SANTO DI GIOCHINO PROETTO                                     Born:  1848 (Son of Giochino & Proetto and Rosaria Cozzo)

Santa's Mother: PROVVIDENZA Li VOLSI . b. 1849
daughter of: FRANCESCO Li VOLSI & ANNA BRUNO


Birth Record = Estratto dell'atto di Nascita
Santa PROETTO born 15 Marzo 1887
N. Parte 1 Anno 1887 135

CARMELO PROETTO B. 1880?
His Father: SANTO DI GIOCHINO PROETTO b. 1848
His Mother: and Rosaria Cozzo

Nickname: MINICUSCE LITTLE DOMINIC

Carmelo Proetto & first wife Nicolina Anselmo
1 child = Santo
Second wife: Lucia
Children:
Carmelo, Nicola, Filippo, (Died in Russia during WWII)
Paolo, Giuesppe, Salvatore, Providenza, Antonino, Francesca


Nickname: MINICUSCE LITTLE DOMINIC
Siblings:
Carmelo married  1. Nicola Anselmi & 2. Lucia
Maria married Testa and moved to Kansas City
Filipa ( married Miritelo and moved to Argentina

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                  ...."Il Cuore nella Valigia"....
 

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This photo was taken in 1952: my mother, Dorothy (Stapke), sister Carol Ann Messina,
father, Sam Messina, and me, Linda Messina.
Alberto Micalizzi used this photo for the cover of his book on Nicosia immigration: 
"The heart in the Suitcase". 
 
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1 My grandfather: ROSARIO MESSINA b. 1882
  2   Great-grandmother: Giuseppa RASPANTI b. 1850 
      
    3    Great-Great- Grandparents :  ROSARIO RASPANTI  &  CARMELA VANARIA)  Born @ 1830
                             
      4    Great-Great-Great-Grandparents were Lorenzo RASPANTI (1829)  & VINCENZA BONOMO (Born @1800-1810)
 
More family info check my webpage:
 
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Raspanti(e), Franciscus 214 4 24 1855 Aloysii ??? Messina
Raspanti(e), Gratianus 54 1 13 1861 Aloysii Lucie Messina
Raspanti(e), Maria Palma 66 5 15 1861 Angeli Antonia Blasco
Raspanti(e), Antonius 124 2 14 1863 Angeli Antonia Blasco Faustina D'a???
Raspanti(e), Nicolaus 274 11 27 1867 Salvatore Antonia Blasco
Raspanti(e), Vincentius 93 9 26 1852 Antonini Felicie Celfo
Raspanti(e), Francisca 229 10 23 1855 Antonini Felicie Celfo
Raspanti(e), Lucia 33 7 26 1860 Antonini Felice Celfo
Raspanti(e), Salvatore 146 10 26 1863 Antonini Felicie Celfo
Raspanti(e), Nicola 141 10 20 1853 Antonini Nicole Rizzo (Vizzo)
Raspanti(e), Maria 357 1 21 1859 Antonini Nicole Rizzo (Vizzo)
Raspanti(e), Josepha 269 10 29 1867 Antonini Phillipe ???
Raspanti(e), Franciscus 56 12 10 1851 Carmeli Carmele Castrogiovanni
Raspanti(e), Michael 191 10 9 1854 Carmeli Carmele Castrogiovanni
Raspanti(e), Josepha 124 2 17 1863 Carmeli Concepte Maggio
Raspanti(e), Sigmond? 281 2 5 1868 Carmeli Concepte Maggio
Raspanti(e), Nicola 276 12 8 1867 Francesco Gaetana
Raspanti(e), Nicola 404 8 18 1872 Francesco Gaetana
Raspanti(e), Michaela 191 11 1 1880 Francesco Gaetana
Raspanti(e), Aloyisous 46 10 17 1851 Franciscus Theresa Mirabella
Raspanti(e), Nuntia 221 7 30 1855 Franciscus Theresa Mirabella
Raspanti(e), Nicolaus 331 6 8 1858 Franciscus Theresa Mirabella
Raspanti(e), Nicola 24 5 19 1860 Francesco Theresa Mirabella
Raspanti(e), Nicola 105 8 27 1862 Francesco Theresa Mirabella
Raspanti(e), Paulus 32 4 19 1851 Ina Frizulis Josephi Patra Auvali (--lavi?)
Raspanti(e), Joanna 271 10 18 1867 Joannis Agatha Mira
Raspanti(e), Salvatore  311 12 15 1857 Josephi Nicole Agorinna
Raspanti(e), Phillippus 275 1 1 1857 Josephi Petra Citati
Raspanti(e), Michaela 138 9 20 1853 Josephi Petra Naturalis
Raspanti(e), Felix 9 1 5 1860 Josephi Petra Rizzo
Raspanti(e), Aloyisous 12 9 16 1850 Josephi Roje (?) Ajovvino
Raspanti(e), Nicola 162 3 19 1864 Josephi Rosa Agozino
Raspanti(e), Salvatore Franciscus Paulus 323 4 19 1858 Michaelis Gaetana LoPresti
Raspanti(e), Rosa 382 8 26 1859 Rosario Carmelle Vanaria (1831) Other daughter IGI- Giuseppa (1852) Salvatore Messina
Raspanti(e), Franciscus***** 95 10 2 1852 Rosario ?? Felicie Testa
Raspanti(e), Salvatore 110 11 2 1862 Salvatori Phillipe Contino
Raspanti(e), Marianus 291 7 15 1868 Salvatori Phillipe Contino
Raspanti(e), Joseph Sanctus 46 11 1 1860 Sancti Archangele Bruna
Raspanti(e), Nicolaus 125 3 2 1863 Sancti Archangele Bruna
Raspanti(e), Michaela 200 6 23 1865 Sancti Archangele Bruna
Raspanti(e), Nicola Catherina  148 11 28 1853 Sancti Archangele Bruno
Raspanti(e), Nicola 328 10 27 1869 Sancti Francesce Scardino
Raspanti(e), Josepha Vincentia 402 7 14 1872 Sancti Francesce Scardino
Raspanti(e), Carmela 66 3 30 1876 Rosario Provitentia Gatana
Raspanti(e), Michael Joseph 117 2 13 1878 Francesco Joseha Ballone
Raspanti(e), Antonina 311 7 24 1884 Francesco Joseha Ballone
Raspanti(e), Nicholaus 212 9 18 1881 Rosario Provitentia Gatana
D'amico, Michaela 240 12 15 1881 Michael Aloysa Reggio
D'amico, Angela 308 1 22 1884 Michael Aloysa Reggio
Raspanti(e), Nichola 242 3 18 1882 Salvador? Marie Contino
Raspanti(e), Francescus Paulus 293 12 28 1883 Aloysii Concepta Blasco
D'amico, Phillipus 325 1884 Salvador Antonia Fiscella

 Nicosian church records
 
Raspanti, Phillippus     3 /22 /1886 Rosario Providentia Contino
Raspanti, Joseph 5 /8 /1890 Rosario Providentia Contino
 
 
 
                       IGI
 
International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 16 FEB 1857 Nicosia, , Catania, Italy
11. Luigi Raspanti
Gender: Male Birth: < 1834> Nicosia, Enna, Italy
 
20. Giuseppa RASPANTI - Gender: Female Birth: About 1852 <Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy>
21. Giuseppa RASPANTI -Gender: Female Birth: About 1852 <Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy>
22. Giuseppa RASPANTI -Gender: Female Birth: About 1852 Nicosia,Enna, Sicilia Region, Italy
23. Antonia Raspanti Damico
Gender: Female Birth: 12 JUL 1860 Nicosia, Enna, Italy
24. Luigi Raspanti - Gender: Male Birth:  1834, Nicosia, Enna, Italy
25. Giovanni Raspanti Damico
Gender: Male Birth: 18 SEP 1864 Nicosia,  Catania, Italy
26. Anna Raspanti - Gender: Female Birth:
55. Rosario  RASPANTI - Gender: Male Death: Before 1875 <Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia
56. Rosario RASPANTI -
Gender: Male Death: Before 1875 <Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy>
57. Marķa Raspanti -
Gender: Female Death: 20 JUN 1946
58. Luigi Raspanti
Gender: Male Marriage: < 1859> Nicosia, Enna, Italy
62. Giuseppa RASPANTI - Female Marriage: 06 NOV 1875 Nicosia,Enna, 
63. Rosario RASPANTI -
Gender: Male Marriage: About 1852 <Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy>
64. Giuseppa RASPANTI -
Gender: Female Marriage: 06 NOV 1875 Nicosia,Enna,
 
 
Giovanni Raspanti Damico
  Male    

Event(s):
Bth: 
18 SEP 1864   Nicosia, , Catania, Italy
 
Parents:
  Father:  Simone Raspanti
  Mother:  Maria Damico  
Luigi Raspanti
  Male    

Event(s):
Birth: 
< 1834>   Nicosia, Enna, Italy
Antonia Raspanti Damico
  Female    

Event(s):
Birth: 
12 JUL 1860   Nicosia, Enna, Italy

Parents:
  Father:  Luigi Raspanti
  Mother:  Giuseppa Damico
 
 
Giuseppa RASPANTI
  Female  

Event(s):
Birth: 
About 1852   Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy

Parents:
  Father:  Rosario RASPANTI
  Mother:  Carmela VANARIA  

Marriages:
  Spouse:  Salvatore MESSINA
  Marriage: 
06 NOV 1875   Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy
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Giuseppa RASPANTI
  Female  

Event(s):
Birth: 
About 1852   <Nicosia,Enna, , Sicilia Region, Italy>
Christening: 
Death: 
 

Parents:
  Father:  Rosario RASPANTI
  Mother:  Carmela VANARIA

Giuseppa Damico
  Female  

Event(s):
Birth: 
< 1838>   Nicosia, Enna, Italy
 

Marriages:
  Spouse:  Luigi Raspanti
  Marriage: 
< 1859>   Nicosia, Enna, Italy

 

Italian Genealogical Sites

http://www.italianancestry.com/

 

Click on Link for more info:
 

The Heart in the Suitcase Book

  
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