this is in response to sam mello's inquirey. If you go on line to the ellis island recordyou may find the answer to where johnmello was born.john mello was my grandfather, my father was joseph mello. according to my father, they came through ellis island when he was about nine years old. which would put thier arrival about 1914 to 1918. i tried to access the info, but i kept getting kicked off.your great grandfather was my uncle. he owned a bar in san antonio called mello's lounge. as far as johns children, there are four left. three reside in san antonio and one in chicago.i talk to one of my many cousins in san antonio on a regular basis. they have a family reunion every now and then. the story that i was told was that john had emmigrated to bermuda (from portugal)and met his wife there. there's probabla lot more but my typing is really bad. i hope this helps in your search.