Anna Califano "was from Province of Compagna, Italy and likely Naples. She was a daughter of Michel or Michael or Mike Califano who is found in the 1910 and 1920 census of New York, born about 1870 in Italy, and both of his parents were born in Italy as well. According to Ellis Island Immigration records, Michele Califano arrived in New York City on June 22, 1891, age 21, from Port of Naples on the ship, Alesia. According to the Petitions for Naturalization, filed in New York City County Court Records (# 8971 and #9219), Michele Califano filed for naturalization on February 1, 1900, age 29; which were recorded on March 3, 1900. His witness was Michele Terrenova, a shoemaker, who lived at 1669 8th Avenue, New York.
Michele Califano married about 1898 in New York to "Julia" or Juliette (Guliette) - last name not known. She was born about 1883 in Italy, was naturalized in 1898, and that both of her parents were also born in Italy. Michele Califano is found in the 1910 Census in Brooklyn, Ward 30, at 6507 14th Street. His occupation was shown as "junk shop," and he was listed as the owner. He is also found in the 1920 Census in Brooklyn Assembly District 9, and he is renting a house at 1225 60th Street. All of the children of Michael and Julia Califano, according to the census, were born in New York as follows: Peter b. 1901 (according to Brooklyn Birth Certificate #11813, Pietro Califano was born July 16, 1901); Joseph b. 1903; Angelina b. 1906; Anna b. 1908 (who married Anthony Guariglia - See GUARIGLIA family); Concetta or "Connie" b. 1910; Laura b. 1912; Alfonso b. 1915; and Josephine b. 1918.
Anna Califano was born on November 28, 1908 and married in 1928 in Brooklyn to Vitantonio or Vito Anthony Guariglia, son of Giovanni Guariglia (see GUARIGLIA family). The family of Anthony Guariglia is also found living in the 1930 Census in Brooklyn, New York (16th Ward), where they are renting at 1375 65th Street between 13th and 14th Avenues. Anna (Califano) Guariglia died during the month of August, 1956, and she was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York which is managed by The Trustees of Saint Patrick Cathedral and is one of the largest and oldest cemeteries in the United States.
In the 1920 census, Anna's brother, Peter Califano, born in 1901, was shown as a laborer in a soap factory. Another brother, Joseph Califano, was shown as a house painter. The Califano family resided in Brooklyn, New York, either in the Bay Ridge section or the Bensonhurst section, both in the County of Kings." Michele Calfiano died in Brooklyn, New York. If a mass was said, it would have been at St. Rosalia on 63rd Street or Regina Pacis (peace) on 65th Street. Julia Califano separated from her husband Michael and moved to Waterbury, Connecticut. She died in Corona, New York at about the age of 65, on or around 1950. If a mass was said, it would have been held at St. Leo Roman Catholic Church," which is located at 104-05 49th Avenue, Corona, New York. Please contact me directly at grandypace at aol.com