Hi to any Pioli's out there:
Since my posting, I have found out many things. My grandfather was Ippolito Angelo Pioli and he had brothers and sisters: Alessio, Massima, Zelinda, Antonio, Eletta, Riccardo, Enrico and Maria. They came from Mozzanella..near Castiglione di Garfagnana. He did not have a brother Angelo who went to NY but I am sure that there are many Pioli's from the Castiglione di Garfagnana area that are related to my family.
All of my grandfather's brothers and sisters remained in either Italy or France except for Alessio who went to Brazil. Antonio died at the age of 9 when he fell from a tree.
Their parents names were Filippo Pioli and Palma Zanoni. Filippo's parents were Alessandro Pioli and Cecilia Bertelli . Alessandro's parents were Bernardo Pioli and Mattea Rossi.
I am looking for the brothers and sisters of Allesandro so if any of you descend from Bernardo, I would love to hear from you.