I am researching Cattani and Micheline families who resided in the Montesi, Modena area of Emilia Romangna area of Italy in late 1800s. I have brothers Angelo Anselmo (b 18 June 1881) and Marion Cattani ( 14 Aug 1883). They arrived in the USA in 1899 & 1900, stated they were coal miners on the passenger manifest, and they went to Ladd,Bureau Co IL.
Anselmo stated that he was going to his cousin's home there; cousin's name was Angelo Michelini. When Marion came in 1900 he was accompanied by an older cousin, Ferdiando Cattani, age 38. None of them were married when they left Italy.
I cannot find any parents for the Cattani men but do have the parents of Angelo Michelini. They do not give me any clues as to how they relate to the Cattani families.
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