Antonio Pisano, 16 years old, came to this country in 1898 to better himself. After a number of years working as a coal miner in Grampion, Pennsylvania, he returned to his native PratolaSerra, Italy, and married Giovanna DeFalco, With his new bride and his brother, Guiseppe Pisano and family, Antonio returned to the United States to begin a new life. The couple moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and raised five boys and two girls to maturity. One of those boys was Carmen Pisano.
Vincenzo Guida came to this country in 1898 at the age of 16 and settled in Philadelphia where he learned the barber trade. Several years later a young lady, Guiseppina Sessa, was sent to this country to marry and return Vincenzo to his native Bicarri, Italy. They married, but never returned to Italy. Instead they moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where they raised two boys and three girls to maturity. One of those girls was Genevieve Guida.
Carmen Pisano met and married Genevieve Guida. He was a plumber; she a devoted housewife. From this union, my sister, Joan, and I, Joseph, were born.
My major interest is to go back one generation beyond Antonio and Vincenzo, Giovanna and Guiseppina, in Italy. Additionally, I am trying to sort out the relationships, immediate and otherwise, that existed in this country.