I am trying to find out information regarding my great-grandfather, Domenico Parisi. I know very little and would greatly appreciate any information that might be known about Domenico, especially whether he ever became a US Citizen prior to my grandfather's birth.
Here is what I have to go from: My grandfather, ERINO PARISI, was born on AUGUST 3 1909in ARMSTRONG COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA. His father was DOMENICO PARISI and his mother was PRESEDE BLEGI.ERINO had one brother, JOE, who was evidently born in Italy and brought here as an infant thru Ellis Island (which may make it easier to track them (mother/father/one infant). ERINO was born here, and JOE may not have been much older than him so they could not have been here too long prior to his birth.There was a third child, MARY, who I think was born after ERINO.PRESEDE BLEGI remarried PETER BONAZZA and had two more sons: LAWRENCE and JULIUS(Bonazza).
My mother offered the following information: my grandmother (Presed) and Pete Bonazza both were from a small town in the Tirol (south) area of the (then) austrian alps. After world war 1 this area was ceded to Italy as the result of war reparations.they probably lived in a small town today called BREGUZZO which is located very near to a larger town of TIONE . all of this area is located inthe province of Trentino and is near the city of TRENTO. All of this area is about 50 meters almost directly north of Verona.From other sources, I believe Domenico was from near Cortina (above Venice).