I'm looking for additional information on the Castagnoli line of my family.
My Great Grandfather was Giacomo Castagnoli. He was born January 7, 1860 in Rocca Corneta, Lessano in Belvedere Bologna, Italy. He imigrated to this country, arriving Dec. 26, 1893, coming through Ellis Island. His Port of Embarkation was Harve. Now, this could have been a second arrival, because, I believe that he went back home (Italy) for a while, returning with Irene. He possibly originally came to the U.S. about 1881. He married Irene Lenzi (of Italy). He apparently worked as a Coal Miner in Spring Valley, IL for about 36 years before moving on to CA where he was in the grocery business for about 30 years. He applied for/obtained USA Naturalization in Kankakee County, IL on Nov. 11,1890. He died on Oct. 12, 1948 in Vallejo, CA. It appears that his father was Lorenzo (Lawerence) Castagnoli and that his mother was Marie Fiocchi.
My great grandmother was Irene Linzi, borth May 27, 1877 in Italy and dieing September 25, 1960 in Vallejo, CA. Her father appears to have been Marko Lenzi and her mother appears to have been Maria Pallia.
My grandfather was Geno Castagnoli, born February 17, 1902 in Dalzell, IL. Died February 4, 1979 in Vallejo, CA.