tomasso "thomas, jigger" gagliardi was from apignano, veneto, venetia, italy. married maria 'mary' gagliardi. have more information
my Formica family originated out of the comune of Venarotta, nearby the city of Ascoli Piceno, in the province of Marche. It is near the port city of Ancona. A cousin went to the village and researched the church's baptismal records to do the two main family lines genealogy: Formica, Marcelli.
the patriarch and matriarch who emigrated to Philadelphia were Antonio (1858-1942) and Domenica Marcelli Formica (1860-1938). They had 10 children: Natalina "Natalie"(Parissi/Parisi) 1884-1970, Giulio 1885-?, Ernesto 1887-1976, Emidio 1888-1982, Salvatore 1891-1971, Maria "Mary" (Gagliardi) 1895-1986, Silvio "Sylvester" 1897-1939, Teresa "Rose" (di Girolamo) 1900-1982, Francesco "Frank" 1902-2004, Victoria ?-?
the Formica tree goes back to 1700, and the Marcelli tree goes back to 1690