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The Italians of Tontitown, Arkansas

Updated September 15, 2007

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Tontitown is located on the gentle rolling hills of beautiful northwest Arkansas, just five miles west of Springdale in Washington County.

This page is dedicated in loving memory of the brave Italian families that came to America at the dawn of the 20th Century in search of a better life. The story of Tontitown and the original settlers is told annually and remembered by the children of the founders during the Tontitown Grape Festival held in August on the grounds of Saint Joseph's Church.

Within these pages you will find stories, photos and family trees of the Italians of Tontitown. How they inter-married, moved across the United States and realized their American dreams.

Also the complete list of those buried at Saint Joseph's cemetery in Tontitown, Arkansas. Some of the families included are listed here;
Ardemagni, Bariola, Bash, Bastianelli, Baudino, Bersi, Brunetti, Ceola, Cigainero, Cortiana, DellaRosa, Fantinel, Finn, Fiori, Franco, Frizzo, Gaiche, Gasparetto, Granata, Haney, Lazzari, Maestri, Mantegani, Morsani, Papili, Penzo, Perona, Pianalto, Piazza, Pozza, Ranalli, Rosa, Roso, Sabatini, Sbanotto, Stolfi, Taldo, Tessaro, Tomiello, Verucchi, Zardin, Zulpo

Family photos, cemetery photos, obituaries (also available by request) and family trees are being added to this site. Contact Jan McQuade (email below) for connection (invitation) to the Tontitown Families Website. You will be able to view and post trees, photos, links and more, if you are kin to Tontitown Families.

All information on this Tontitown site is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Please contact me with corrections and questions.

 
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