My Great-grandmother Filomena Campoli Turriziani Grosso
- came across on the SS Victoria with her children Giacinta (aka George) and Loreta Turrisciani aka Torziano in 1903. The ships record shows Frosione as her hometown.
- Google tells me that Turriziani is a common name near Frosione, and I believe the ships clerk spelled it phonetically without confirmation.
- Her husband Vincenzo came to the U.S. a year or two before Philomena
- Vincenzo was killed by a train in 1904, several months before the birth of Albert.
- Philomena married Leonardo Grasso between 1904 and 1908.
- Their children were Catherine, Joseph, Antonnette (my grandmother), John, Maria, Rose and Louis, all born between 1909 and 1920. In various records their names are in either Italian or Americanized versions.
- The family was centered in Newark until the 1940's, then spread out.
- There is a Grosso family in the Bronx with many of the same names, we don't appear to be related.
- My grandmothers younger sister Rose was part of the Catena family, the car dealers near Toms River.
If any of this matches your information, please contact me. There are enough cousins that I think I'll be able to fill in the blanks for the US, but have found zero information prior to Philomena landing in 1903. Could be that all of us interested in Campoli's are related a few hundred years back, so good luck, cousins.