I researched the Passaro and Denardo families in the 1980's. I'm a descendant of Gennaro Passaro, who son Pietro Passaro, emigrated to the United States and settled in Stamford, Connecticut around the turn of the century. My ggrandmother was Sophie Denardo, b. Italy. She later remarried into the Marciano family. All the information was stored a couple of months ago, and I am looking for it now. As soon as I find it, I'll post up more detailed information.
Pietro Passero married Raffaela Engenito. Their children are: Vincenza, Gennaro, Pietro, Francesco, Maria Donnato, Alfonso, and Philomena. Pietro was killed by a trolley while driving a team of horses in Stamford, CT when he was 58 years old.
I am also just beginning searches on other branches of my family.
The Hoerschgen Family - my ggrandfather was Arnold Herman Hoerschgen B. 8 Sept 1881 in Brooklyn, Ny. Died 14 sept 1962. His parents were Friedrich(K) W. Hoerschgen married to Alma Constant O'Sullivan (possibly Sullivan) Hoerschgen.
There is a "ruby glass" vase in the family, some sort of heritary honorary that went to my guncle, Arnold F. Hoerschgen, Jr. B. 8 March 1903 in New Haven,CT, D. ca, 1925 in swimming accident in North Dorchester VT. It is has the initials CRC engraved on the front and on the bottom is engraved: 1840 dem daasberrn tiplity(z). I was told by my grandmother that this was some type of honorary, or has some connection with old German nobility...first son of the first son kind of deal. There were also stories of the family being quite close to Otto von Bismarck. If you have any knowledge of this honorarium or whatever it is, PLEASE contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coffey Family - my ggrandfather was Jeremiah Coffey, died ca. 1918, married to Elizabeth Moore Coffey, B. dublin Ireland ca. 1884, died 11 Oct 1945 Elizabeth has a sister named Kate who married a man named Butler. There was a woman named Betty Butler who was a hunchback (had osteoparosis).