Hoping to find descendents of John Soracco (1871-??) and Tessie Amelia Peirano (1877-1952) of Calaveras County in hopes they have some information about Tessie's father John/Giovanni Peirano born in Italy about 1839, died 1884 in Dogtown, Calaveras County.
I am particularly interested in when this John Peirano arrived in California and the names of his parents. His birthdate makes him one of several named John Peirano who could be the brother of my gt-grandmother Benedetta Peirano. Her brother (17yrs) arrived NYC in 1856 with mother Maria Lagomarsino and sisters Maddalena and Benedetta. Family lore says they were headed for California, but Maria and Benedetta only got to Philadelphia where Maria died in 1861. I've found no trace of John/Giovanni after the ship arrival and wonder if he did make it to California.
Thank you, J. Torre