I'm connected to your line in that my greatgrandfather Vincenzo & yours (Giuseppe)were brothers. The parents of these brothers were Salvatore Venturella & Vincenza Gullo both born in Sciara, Sicily.They had 5 known sons all born in Caccamo, Sicily- Melchiore, Antonino, Giorgio, Giuseppe & Vincenzo.Their father Salvatore died the day after Vincenzo was born in 1859.
We've located descendants of 4 of the 5 brothers.Melchiore is the one that we know the least about.We haven't found any of his descendants but they're likely in New York or Pennsylvania. It's said that Melchiore and his wife Nicasia Passantino went to Brooklyn and opened a clothing store probably around 1890.
Please EMail me off-line at CandyVOff@aol.com.I have your name in the Venturella Family Tree database and I'd like to exchange more information with you.Also, I'd love to get a copy of the seal that you received from Aunt Catherine.I can try to find out more about it.