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Rocco Fanelli

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 3:15PM GMT
Classification: Query

It seems that there was more than one Rocco Fanelli living in Chicago 1900-1920.

My father's sister married Angelo Fanelli (1909-1972), a son of Rocco Fanelli (1873-1940) and of Francesca Iacobacci (1877-1937).

Rocco and Francesca had (at least) five children: 1) Mariella (1898-1924), who married Frank Letizia; 2) George (1899-1982), who married Carmel Lorenzo; 3) Anthony (1901-1972), who married Marguerite ____; 4) Lillian (1904-1970), who married Dominic Abata; and 5) Angelo, my uncle, who married twice, first to Mary Boyle, then to Grace Marzano.

There were other Fanelli families in Chicago (I assume somehow related) and some contained men named Rocco, George, Anthony, etc.

The Rocco Fanelli associated with Capone (and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre) may or may not have been the Rocco who was my aunt's father-in-law and who died in 1940.

At any rate, I have been completely stymied in finding my Fanelli family in the 1910 US Census. I by luck diod find them, with the surname utterly mangled, however, in the 1920 US Census.

Sure hope that some of you researching Chicago's other Fanelli families can give me some help.


Terry Boyle
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
fsparano7 29 Apr 2010 11:05PM GMT 
KMoran625 30 Apr 2010 12:34AM GMT 
BoJefferson 3 May 2010 8:38PM GMT 
KMoran625 4 May 2010 1:44AM GMT 
tffanellijr 6 Mar 2011 2:26AM GMT 
Terrence Boyl... 12 Apr 2012 9:15PM GMT 
BoJefferson 3 May 2010 10:06PM GMT 
KMoran625 4 May 2010 1:41AM GMT 
BoJefferson 4 May 2010 6:03AM GMT 
KMoran625 4 May 2010 1:12PM GMT 
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