My father's mother was Antonetta Calise. She was born in Forio on the island of Ischia on July 6, 1879. I believe she was an only child and was sent to the USA about 1903 by her uncles after her parents died. She married Ralph Russo about 1906. Her parents were Guiseppe and Madellina Calise. I have seen many Calise's on Ancestry but I do not know if any are related. Are you in contact with relatives on Ischia? It's a beautiful island. I was there in 2005.