Messina, Sicily > USA
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Family members came over from Messina between mid 1870's to early 1880's and initially landed in Phila.
Catherina Barbera b.1863 Italym. John DeLuca b.1852 Italy. children born between 1882 and 1902 in Phila. PA Lawrence, Joseph, Flavia(Florie)became a nun (sister Mary Frederica)d.1981 Peekshkill,NY , Angelina, Frank, Mary, Anthony, John, Louis and Augustine
Teresa Barbera b.1857 Italy m. Biagio DeLuca b. abt.1831
Children born Phila. between 1880 and 1897. Lawrence, Joseph, Floria, Alex, Maria, Angela,Anna and Agatha. Biagio died between 1897 and 1900 and Teresa married James Connell after 1900. After 1910 Teresa and James went to Seattle, Washington along with daughters Florence, Anna and Agatha. They had a grandson Joseph A. DeLuca b. abt. 1911 NJ living with them in Seattle in 1920. He was probably Joseph's son.Living with Teresa in 1880 Phila. was a neice Emily Barbera b. 1872 Italy.
Frank Barbera b.est.1837-1846 Italy m. Leonora Mobilia
Children born between 1866 and 1875 in Italy. Angelina, Joseph, *Anthony, John and **Frank. Lillian was born abt. 1878-9 Phila. PA. Living with them in 1880 was Frank's Aunt Angelina Smedile b.1831 Italy and his sister Josephina b. 1861 Italy. Josephine married Augusto Calduci or Calducci in Phila. and had at least one daughter Angela Jeanne Calducci b.abt.1882 PA. "Jeanne went to Boston,Mass. and married Alex Higginson.
*Anthony Barbera married Nora?. Their children born Phila. John 1899, Eleanor 1900, Frank abt. 1901, James 2-6-1903, Anna 1907
**Frank Barbera m. ? and had 1 child Frank b. 1903 Phila.. He then married Helen McGurra after 1910childrenCatherine b. abt. 1912, Lillian abt. 1913, Helen abt. 1914, William 1/1917, Alice abt. 1919
Some sponsors mentioned on thier childrens baptismal Cert. born in Philabetween 1880 and 1890 were Placido, Carmela and Stephen Cafiero, Carmela Santuccio, Maria Toues (maybe Torres), Catherine DeMarco, Constantine Focacci, Rosa DeLuca, Angelo Barbera, Anthony and Josephine Riale and Joseph Mortini