Hello, I grew up about a mile from CLINTON IN. My grandfather, John Zambanini married Anna Marietta whose parents were from Coassolo (or a nearby village)and her grandmother was a Vietti. There was a Vietti meat packing plant in Clinton (maybe it's still there) and a Marietta family also -though i am not sure how either are related to our Marietta's or Vietti's. I have never done research on this 1/2 of the family until recently since i spent the rest of my life till now finding and visiting my Zambanini relatives in Trentino. So i know very little at this point. However, from my research it seems that the Marietta, Vietti and Savant are all from around Coassolo Torinese Italy. When i was growing up my grandparents had an old (lady) friend who was named Annie (?)or Jennie (?) Savant. And we are somehow related to the Savant's also. My grandmother was born in Picto/Walsenburg Colorado (Heurfano Co) -but originally her parents came to Carbon/Perth INDIANA from Coassolo (or a nearby village) in 1892 and 1893. Perth, Carbon, Diamond and some other little towns are about 20 mi SE of Clinton IN near Brazil IN. They are ghost towns now but once were big coal mining areas. My great grandparents married in Brazil IN in 1893 and at some point after that moved to Picto, Colo. But at some point before 1908, they moved back to Perth IN probably due to the horrendous conditions in the mining camps in Heurfano Co. Colo. which was the site of the infamous and bloody Ludlow Massacre in which many Italians were killed. After their return to Perth IN, my grandmother, Anna Marietta married my grandfather, John Zambanini in 1915 in Brazil IN. Her parents, my great grandparents, were Domenico Marietta (n7/5/1871 Coassolo? m. 3/9/1911 Perth IN.) and Maddelena Marietta (n. 10/20/1870 Coassolo?, m. 12/10/1915 Perth IN) -I think her maiden name may have also been "Marietta". Domenico had a brother Pietro Marietta who also came to IN. Domenico's father was Giovanni Marietta who died in a tunnel collapse in France (just across the border from Coassolo) in 1888; and his wife was Domenica VIETTI Marietta. She was born in "Piedmont, Italy" (i imagine around Coassolo) in 1844 and died in Perth IN in 1908. I cannot find her on ellisisland.org but i imagine she came over with her son, Domenico, in or prior to 1892. I have no idea what the nickname of her Vietti family was. I am sure all the Marietta and Vietti from that area are related distantly somehow since these are very common names in that valley just NW of Torino and they seem to only be from that area of Italy. It would be interesting to know how the Marietta or Vietti of Clinton and elsewhere are related to my Marietta and Vietti.
Ciao, Linda Zambanini Bloomington, IN USA LZambeni@alumni.indiana.edu