I'm looking for information on my husband's grandfather's family. John Batiste DeBonis was one of 7 known children born to Pasquale DeBonis and Maria Cristina LaCava in Worcester, MA. They came from Italy. Maria was born in Casserta, Italy. Pasquale's father is said to be Giovanni Batiste DeBonis. It is said they traveled from Italy first to Brazil, then came soon to the US. I don't know if they came through Ellis Island, but most likely, although I have not been able to locate records there for them. Pasquale and Maria had these children: Maria Dora 1891, Mary Rose 1892, Angelo R. 1894, John Batiste 1899, Francisco Thomas 1901, Teresa, Nicolina Antonnina 1908, all in Worcester, MA. It is said in the family that Pasquale's father came from the Piedmont area of Italy in the north.If anyone knows anything about the DeBonis family, I would really appreciate some help.