I have done some research into my ancestors by requesting vital documents: death certificates, census records and ship passenger lists.Here is what I found:
Leonardo Lupo Parents: Fillipo (Phillip) Lupo and Sebastiana Carbona Born: 1/16/1876 San Nicola (San Nicolo D'Arena) apprx 3 miles west of Trabia. Died: 11/13/1972 in New Orleans, LA Immigrated: New Orleans, LA on the SS Manilla arriving 5/14/1902, a 25-year-old sailor. Married:Maria Tomasello Parents: Casimo Tomasello and Maria Alfonso (Alphonso) Born: 7/4/1886 in Trabia Immigrated: New Orleans, LA on the SS Manilla arriving 10/9/1903, 21 years old with my Aunt Sebastiana, 11 months old.Leonardo Lupo's brother, Benedetto, 17 years old, a fisherman, accompanied them, but returned some years later to Sicily.
In reviewing the passenger list of the SS Manilla leaving Palermo 4/24/1903, arriving New Orleans, La, 5/14/1903, I observed the names of individuals from Trabia:
Angela Tomasello 8 Guiseppa Tomasello 11 Tomasso Tomasello 8 mths Anna Maria Tomasello 30
Their destination was New Orleans where they were meeting Anna Maria's husband, Limairi (sp) Giovanni, address: Parlange (sp), LA, New Orleans.
Also next to their entry is a Romenica Charamonte 30, meeting her husband Salvatore Tomasello, address: Parlange (sp), LA, New Orleans.