My Great-Grandfather Domenico VOZZI left his wife Anna Maria SAPONARO in Chiaromonte, Potenza, Italy and sailed to the US with his brother Giovanni VOZZI arriving 5, August 1873.
Soon after arriving, and sending for his wife and children the family name changed to VOZZO. VOZZA was also used.GrGrandpa Domenico was naturalized 27 Oct 1893. The family name underwent another change to WATTS as he said “ We are now Americans!” Although some of his children hung onto the VOZZO or VOZZA surname.
Dominic and Anna Maria’s children: Rachelle (Rachel) b. ? Italy/NY? ; Raffaela b. 1868 Italy; Maria Antonia (Antonetta) b. 24 Aug 1869 Italy; Antonio b. 10 Oct 1870 Italy; Pasquale (Patrick) b. 26 Jan 1872 Italy d.? Italy; John b. 3 Mar 1874 Italy d. 24 Jan 1901 NY; Louis b. 1879 NY; James John b. 23 Aug 1882 NY d. 20 Dec 1901. Married Mary (May) McGUIRK(Children: Rachel; John 1904 NY; Dominick b. Apr 1906 NY; Walter A. b 1 Feb 1909 NY; James J. b. 1912 NY) Maria Patrick Joseph b. 12 Oct 1882 NY d. 2 Jan 1976 FL. Married Angela Santa Fioravanti; Francis Paul b. 18 Mar 1888 NY d. 1920 NY. Married Rosa Frabizio. (Children: Rosa; Marie; Dominico (Buster) changed his name to Nicholas Sulivan)
Giovanni (John) VOZZI returned to Chiaromonte, Italy and married March 1879 Carolina DINOIA and returned to the USA. Their Children: Antonio (Tory) b Mar 1880 NY; Michael Thomas b. 7 Dec 1884 NYmarried Maddeline; Rachel b. July 1887 NY married Carmen FRABASILIA. Mary (Katie) b. 1890 Married John PRANZO (Children: Antonetta; Gaetano; Eugene ; Frances; Susan; Ann; Elizabeth; James; Michael; Dominick) James Francis; Julia; Mary.
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