My grandmother was Louisa Gamba, daughter of Frank Gamba and Carmelita Diaz. She married James Carline and lived on Bayou Chene and later near the Intracoastal Waterway above Grand River below Plaquemine.
I ran across this posting while searching for information about Frank and what area of Italy he immigrated from (Sardinia). Any information would be most appreciated as I am planning a trip to Italy next year and may visit Sardinia if I have some relevent information. Also, do you have any information about what actually happened on his return trip to Italy. I have heard died, fell over board and ship wrecked! Although there is a posting stating his trunk was returned to Plaquuemine, but never claimed...which would tend to suggest there was not a ship wreck.
I look forward to your reply.