1. As long as we are on the sandwich.There is always this:
"Caltanissetta, Sicily --- November 11 is the day devoted to St. Martin from Tours. In many towns of the province of Caltanissetta people traditionally prepare the "muffolette". These are special bread rolls seasoned with fennel seeds and often filled with ricotta or other kinds of cheese, or sausages and served together with the newly-made wine. At Riesi (50 Km away from Caltanissetta), on this day, a real "festival of the muffoletta" takes place. Every year thousands of these rolls are offered to the crowd of visitors that come also to taste the good wine produced in this area." http://www.sikania.it/mensile/enov98n.htmhttp://www.sikania.it/mensile/enov98n.htm
2. Another interesting tidbit:
Muffoletto is the 37,311th most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.000%; percentile is 83.521 [SourceCBN] http://www.placesnamed.com/s/o/sourcecbn.asp
3. On a more serious note, I have gotten no replies here:
http://pub39.ezboard.com/fcefaluheritagemessageboardfrm73.showMessage?topicID=1.topichttp://pub39.ezboard.com/fcefaluheritagemessageboardfrm73.showMessage?topicID=1.topic on the Cefalu Heritage Message Board.
4. I have noted lively Muffoletto discussions here:
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/surnames.muffoletto/4http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/surnames.muffoletto/4 on ancestry.com boards.
5. Another Muffoletto line (off the main lines I have mapped elsewhere) which is not yet connected to the rest ,,,
and is slowly being pieced together (with no doubt a few errors here and there):
Descendants of Guiseppe Muffoletto
Generation No. 1
1.GUISEPPE1 MUFFOLETTOHe married BERNADETTE ANNA LAMANNA.She was born Abt. 1852 in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and died in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA.
More About GUISEPPE MUFFOLETTO:
Emigration: December 03, 1888, SS Letimbro Sicily to USA (I did not find him on the manifest---His wife was and children were however)
Occupation: Engineer in Sicily
More About BERNADETTE ANNA LAMANNA:
Emigration: December 03, 1888, SS Letimbro Sicily to USA
Children of GUISEPPE MUFFOLETTO and BERNADETTE LAMANNA are:
2. i. COSMA ROSE2 MUFFOLETTO, b. Abt. 1880; d. Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA.
ii. ANTONIO MUFFOLETTO, b. Abt. 1885.
iii. SALVATORE MUFFOLETTO.
iv. FRANCESCO MUFFOLETTO, b. Abt. June 1887.
More About FRANCESCO MUFFOLETTO:
Emigration: December 03, 1888, on the SS Letimbro from Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicily, Italy to Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA
Generation No. 2
2.COSMA ROSE2 MUFFOLETTO (GUISEPPE1) was born Abt. 1880, and died in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA.She married PIETRO CARACCIOLO.He died in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA.
More About COSMA ROSE MUFFOLETTO:
Emigration 1: December 03, 1888, on the SS Letimbro from Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicily, Italy to Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA
Emigration 2: 1883, Palermo to USA (?)
Children of COSMA MUFFOLETTO and PIETRO CARACCIOLO are:
i. CHILD EIGHT3 CARACCIOLO.
3. ii. MICHAEL CARACCI, b. November 19, 1900; d. October 1974, Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA 60612.
Generation No. 3
3.MICHAEL3 CARACCI (COSMA ROSE2 MUFFOLETTO, GUISEPPE1) was born November 19, 1900, and died October 1974 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, USA 60612.He married EDNA DOBBECK.
More About MICHAEL CARACCI:
Occupation: Police Officer in Chicago, IL
SSN: 337-38-9365 IL
Children of MICHAEL CARACCI and EDNA DOBBECK are:
4. i. GERALDINE4 CARACCI.
ii. MICHAEL CARACCI.
iii. DOROTHY CARACCI.
Generation No. 4
4.GERALDINE4 CARACCI (MICHAEL3, COSMA ROSE2 MUFFOLETTO, GUISEPPE1)She married (1) EDWARD KONS, son of ANTON KONS and MARY.He was born July 17, 1920, and died February 10, 1998 in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan 49858.She married (2) FRED RADIL.
More About EDWARD KONS:
SSN: 332-18-3105 IL
Children of GERALDINE CARACCI and EDWARD KONS are:
i. JANET5 KONS.
ii. ROBERT KONS.
iii. DARLENE KONS.
iv. DONNAMARIE KONS, m. DAVID BOYER.
Child of GERALDINE CARACCI and FRED RADIL is:
v. THIRD BOY5 RADIL.
Dale David West