My ancestor was Francis Joseph (Frank) Vescovo. Sometime he changed his name to Frank Wilson.
The Vescovos show up in the 1870 census. Then in the 1880 Census as Westcovo.
Their father was Antonio Vescovo and he says he was born in Austria. (Family story says Trieste.) Their mother was Margarite and seems to have been born in Argentina. (Family story says she was Portuguese.) I can't find what happened to the family after their mother (Margarite) died in 1881.
I'm hoping to find Margarite's maiden name and where she came from.
Family story has it that Antonio came around the horn in a ship but to find him I need to find the ships name.
I have many more hints about who this family was and would be willing to share.