My Great Grandfather Nicholas Marinelli was born in Italy July 1861.He came to America, by ship, around 1866 or 1875 when he was a young boy with 2 brothers Joseph Marinelli, Samuel Marinelli and a cousin Micheal Maranello.Nickolas had a sister that stayed in Italy around Florence or Naples. From what I understand their parents had both passed away. When Nicholas arrived in America his brothers who were in their late teens and a cousin. They would play musical instruments and Nicholas would dance a soft shoe and jig to earn money.Nicholas and Micheal were very young and the authorities sent them to an orphanage. From there they ended up being sent to the midwest on one of the orphan trains.Nicholas was adopted by a Wells family in Quimbly,Iowa and his cousin Micheal was adopted by someone inNebraska.Does any of this information sound familiar to anyone?I would enjoy hearing from anyone who can help me with links to my Marinello heritage.