PESCE from SAN SEVERO
Hello, I am trying to find my Pesce family that originated from San Severo, Italy.My great ggrandfather was Giuseppe (Joseph) Pesce b. about 1883.He married Anne/a Curri who was born 1/12/1884.They traveled to America on October 22, 1912 with 2 of their children:
Cosimo (a.k.a. Robert) Pesce, 4 mo. old
Celeste Pesce, age 4
Their first born child was Fortunato Pesce (born a. 1903) but he did not travel to America until 1921 at age 18.The records say that he was traveling to stay in the US permanetly, but the family story is that he died in WWII in Italy helping people escape underground.
Their second born child was Antonio Pesce.He came to the US with my great great grandfather Fortunato in 1913.Antonio was 8 yrs. old and Fortunato (Giuseppe's dad) was 58.
Giuseppe and Anne had 2 more children in the US:
Louis Pesce- b. 7/7/14, d. 12/18/78*my grandfather
Mae Pesce- still living
A great deal of Anne Curri's family came to stay with the Pesce's upon their arrival into NY:
Orasio Curri (born about 1882) *prob Anna's brother
Luigi Curri (born about 1907)
M. Cira Curri (born about 1887)
and then many others later.
Anna died in Westchester, NY Jul 1971.Anna and Giuseppe Pesce are buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetary in Lewiston, NY.
If you know anything about these Pesce's from San Severo (or close to), Italy please write to me at Jenlp88@yahoo.com