to Romi and Chris. Chris, I don't know how the storm affected you and hopefully you are still at the other end of this forum.Gutentag, Romi. Ich vonnt in Hockenheim drei und halb yahres----boy, my Deutch is terrible. Anyway, my father is Joseph Robert Gannuscio, born in Peeksksill, NY but moved by his father and mother to Chicago at age 3 mos.He said his family was known by the name Ross because they were advised to Americanize to facilitate getting jobs. His father was named Tony Gannuscio but I do not know if that was his legal first name or a nickname. Tony died during WWII of cancer and I can't find any record of his death unless I pay for it through various forums.At this time I am unable to do so. My father says his grandfather (Giuseppe?) worked on the streetcorner selling newspapers or something. His wife was Anna Barcia of Rome says my father.He had several children. A Joseph, my father's named after him, and Nellie, are 2 of the brothers and sisters.I believe there were more than 6 siblings. He says he remembers the family having a large photo book of velvet with brass or bold clasps showing men with suits and banners across their chests.Their professions are not known. We had a steamer trunk from their travels to the US in the late 1800's.I believe this Chicago bunch was related to the Connecticutt Gannuscios as Tony married my grandmother Dorothy Lutkins whose family was from central NW part of that state.My father had 4 brothers and one sister. One brother is deceased.the youngest 2 brothers carry the appelation Ross legally, with Gannuscio as their middle names.Romi, I also understand that my grandfather was mean and not a pleasant man to be around.this family doesn't seem to have stuck together at all. I have 4 brothers named Gannuscio also, and there is one more in Connecticutt. I hope we can find out more about this elusive family.By the way, the Chicago Gannuscios were stout Roman Catholics, one of my father's aunts or cousins becoming a nun. they lived in the "Al Capone" section of Chicago in a mixed ethnicity neighborhood.