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Ganz family of Falcade, Belluno, Italy

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Ganz family of Falcade, Belluno, Italy

Posted: 24 Nov 2009 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ganz, Murer, DeBoni, Fent
Here is some information I have found in the past researching the roots of my grandfather Romano Ganz, who by the way led a very intriguing life in the USA including having disappeared in about 1935 from our family (married to my grandmother Amelia DeBoni)and began a new life and second family in Texas.... His death according to (Social Security records) in Harris, Texas on June 1970.... As far as my research at Ellis Island site, his father was Luigi Ganz.....His father first came to US in 1902 and was 42 years old?...He stayed in St. Louis. I don't know how long but must have returned to Italy and then came back to US in 1910 according to records at Ellis Island...This needs more research as I am not sure if there was another Ganz named Luigi from Falcade.... Romano, his wife Amelia (DeBoni) Ganz and Romano's mother Maria (Murer)Ganz came to US in 1920 on the ship "Pesaro" sailing from Genoa on March 2,1920 stopping at Naples and Casablanca, Morocco and arriving in US March 23,1920....Final destination for the family as listed on manifest was Kokomo, Indiana...837 S Williams St... to stay with Luigi. (I do not know if he owned this house or not but I do know my father (Caserio) was born in it.) My father took me to see the house when I was a youngster but I tried to find it a couple years ago to no avail. I plan to go down to Kokomo to look for it again.... Maria Murer's contact in Italy (as listed on ship manifest) was her sister Orsola who was living in Falcade.... Upon arrival Romano was 25 years old, Amelia 23 and Maria (Romano's mother) 46....Amelia'a mothers maiden name was Fent.... As a matter of interest Romano is listed at 5 feet 5 inches tall, and Amelia the same at 5'5" both with gray eyes according to "Pesaro's" manifest...As all ready stated Romano Ganz and Amelia Ganz had sons Fiorino, Luigi, Caserio, Sisto and a sister Carolino. The family lived in Kokomo for around 5 years before migrating north to Chicago.... Three sons were born in Kokomo, Luigi, Fiorino and Caserio...... Of course any information is welcome.... I always wonder how many children Romano Ganz had with his second wife while in Texas and how many aunts and uncles I have and cousins in Texas? I would love to hear from them..... As far as I can tell my father and his brothers and sisters were actually 3/4ths Austrian and 1/4 Italian since Romano's parents (Ganz and Murer) were both Austrian descent but from Italy and Amelia's father(DeBoni) was Italian but mother(Fent)was Austrian descent living in Italy.
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