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Both of these families were very easy to trace back to the mid 1700's using the latter day saints website. These families lived entirely in Roseto, Valfortore, Foggia, Italy (Puglia) I started on the female side with Leonarda Capuano. She was born in 1832, in Roseto, to Basilio and Angiola (D'avanzo). Her father was probably married before to Rosa Romano and they had many children.They were Fedele, Michele, Donato, Liberato, and Antonio. Leonarda's grandparents were Saverio and Angela Maria (Rinaldi). Angiola D'avanzo's parents were Liberato and Agnesa (Pirozzoli)

Leonarda married Antonio Finelli in 1850. His mother and father were Donato and Guiseppa (Ciarmoli) Grandma and grandpa were Donato and Teodora Finelli and Paolo and Teodora (Falcone) Ciarmoli. He had two brothers and two sisters.

Together they had four girls and two boys. One most likely died young. One of these children was Maria (Filippa) Finelli. She married Leonardo Pinto around 1890.Leonardo died in the Independent Fireworks Co. explosion in Camden, New Jersey, May 23,1904 after living 3 years in the United States. They had five girls and one boy. Maria came to America in 1903 with the fifth child, then gave birth to the sixth soon after her husband died. She sent for all but one of the remaining children in Italy. They arrived in 1905. By 1907 Leonarda Capuano, then age 75 made the trip with the remaining daughter, Rose. They lived in Roseto, PA until Leonarda's death around 1916.

One of the daughters of Maria and Leonardo Pinto was Lucia, who married John Russo.They had nine children, six boys and three girls.

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