Val, Our two families are probably connected but not the same immediate family. THe village of Ostra is very near the village of Brugneto. The same main road from Senigallia connects them. Ostra is closest, then a couple of miles down the road is Brugneto. Our Giovanni Montesi's are probably cousins. I have not researched beyond my great grandfather.I know he was a tenant farmer for the local lord. I have seen the house where my grandmother grew up in because it is still standing. Question-was there a special emphasis on Santa Mara Ghoretti in your family? She was from the area.