My name is Shari Dal Porto of Sacramento, California. My father is a Dal Porto originally from San Ginese, Di Compito, Lucca, Italy and my mother is a decendent of the Van Gent/Wielaard/Rozenberg families from Pella, Iowa who originally migrated from Holland.
DAL PORTO's: My father Dino Dal Porto born in 1918 is the son of Paolo Dal Porto born in 1889, my Grandfather, who came into Ellis Island in the united states from San Ginese, Di Compito, Lucca, Italy in the early 1900's. He married Teresa Biagi and they had two children Yolanda Dal Porto and Dino Dal Porto. My father Dino married Margaret Van Gent born in 1925 in Pella, Iowa and they married in 1949 at the Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Company Ball Room, and had two children Dwayne Dal Porto in 1954 and me, Shari Dal Porto in 1955. Dwayne had three children Paula Christine Dal Porto, David Dino Dal Porto and Eric Dal Porto. Dwayne's son Eric Dal Porto married Amber and they have two children Eric, Jr. and Mia May.
VAN GENT's: My mother Margaret Van Gent Dal Porto is the daughter of Arie Van Gent and Agnes Wielaard Van Gent from Marion County Iowa. My Grandfather Arie came to the United States in 1902 and is the son of Daniel Van Gent and Janna Schininkel from Viana, Province of South Holland of the netherlands. Grandpa had four brothers Peter, Daniel, Albert, and William as well as a sister Marie Van Gent Kline. Grandpa and Grandma Van Gent had three children Margaret (mom), Donald, and Leo.
WEILAARD/ROZENBERG: My Grandmother, Agnes Wielaard Van Gent born in 1904 is the daughter of Leendert Wielaard (owner's son of the Wielaard Variety Store) and Maggie Rozenberg born in 1883, and the granddaughter of Henry (Hendrick)Rozenberg born in 1848 and Dirkje Rozenberg Marion County Iowa. My Great Great Grandfather Henry Rozenberg came to the United States from Holland around 1889.