Re: SAN LORENZO FESTAS
I will have to check my maps to see how close that is to where my Festa ancestors came from.My ancestors actually moved around a bit in the Avellino province.
I am told that I had relatives in southern NJ.Can't remember the name of the town off hand.I think his name was Angelo Festa.
The story on my Festa ancestors is that at one time they were a wealthy family in the Avellino province but ended up on the losing side in the risorgimento.
My great grandmother even went to school and learned to read and write and also learned English.Quite a feat for a southern Italian peasant at that time.It served her well in America as she was able to use her English to make money.