I don't see any connection, although I don't have a lot of data.My family is from Sant' Oliva, Palermo. Giuseppe DeLeonardis and Savaria Salerno Children: Giovan Battista DeLeonardis b. 7 Jan 1844 Providence DeLeonardis b. aft 1846 Vincenta DeLeonardis b. aft 1846 Gaetano DeLeonardis b. 12 Dec 1852
Giovan Batista arrived in New York City aboard the bark Domenico on 6 July 1867.He married Catharine Nelligan of County Cork, Ireland, on 13 August 1874.He died young on 5 February 1890 in Brooklyn, NY.