He was actually born in Marzano Appio in the Prov. of Caserta on March 16, 1873. His parents were Sabatino Iannone and Caterina Iannone. Their birthplace unknown - but definitely not Marzano Appio.
Somewhere between 1881 and 1895 or so, the family moved to Sessa Aurunca, Prov. of Caserta where Matteo married.
Sabatino and Caterina had other children (all born in Marzano Appio) besides Matteo as follows:
1. Antonia Iannone, born 12-21-1875 - I believe she lived in the Prov. of Caserta until her death (date unknown). She was a twin, her twin, Gennaro Iannone died in Marzano Appio on Oct 28, 1876. She had 12 children, one of whom may have been named 'Pepino'.
2. Carmine Iannone born Apr 24, 1878, died Aug 28, 1879
3. Carmine Iannone born Aug 29, 1880, died Mar 5, 1881.
Do any of those names sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.