My grandfather, Joseph Berta, sailed from Genoa, Italy around 1900 to the U.S.He was about age 20.The family story is that his father died when Joseph was a young boy and that he was "sent" to Genoa to live with an Aunt and for schooling. His Mother's name was Maria (Mary) Dallara.He had one sister, Rosa or Rosie. Joseph settled in Memphis, TN., married Antonette Lenti ( my grandmother), and had four children.His oldest son, Louis Angelo Berta (my father), produced his only grandchildren.Joseph was quite successful in Memphis-had several restaurants & stores.Family tradition says that he was quite the "cook". My husband & I will be celebrating our anniversary next month (July) by taking a trip to Italy.He has promised me that if I can "pinpoint" the area where my "Berta" family originated in Italy, we will go there!Help please, time is running short!
Frances Carolyn Berta Fox