Nichele/Nickele - Chicago
I am starting to research my grandfather's family.I'd like to find out if there is anyone else with the Nichele surname (sometimes also spelled with a 'k' - Nickele) in their background who might be related somehow.My information is as follows:
My grandfather, JULIO NICHELE, was born in Chicago, IL on 2 March 1920.He married PHYLLIS RAIL (b. 23 Feb. 1920 in Omaha, NE) on 8 March 1941 in Elmwood Park, IL.Julio's father was LUIGI NICHELE, b.17 Dec 1887 in Italy (I'm told Padua or Venice) and died 7 Aug. 1976 in Anaheim, CA.His mother was CATHERINE BATASTELLA or BASTASTELLA, b.23 Jan 1889 in Italy and died 10 May 1965 in Chicago, IL.My grandfather's siblings were SAM (b. approx. 1912), LUKE (b. approx. 1914), BRUNA (b. approx. 1916), and THERESA (b. approx. 1918).
My grandparents, Julio and Phyllis, had two children, RONALD LUKE and DONALD BRUCE.
Please respond if there is a connection.