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Grandmother: Rosalia Cacciatore

Grandmother: Rosalia Cacciatore

Posted: 28 Jul 1999 6:16PM GMT
Edited: 30 Aug 2004 1:25AM GMT
Seeking kin of Cacciatore family from San Biagio Plantani, Agrigento Province, Sicily. My paternal grandmother, Rosalia Cacciatore was born in 1877 to Gaspare and Francesca Messina Cacciatore. She married my grandfather Raffaele LaRosa in 1900 and they brought their young family to America in 1909. They apparently lived in Chicago for a while, before going to work the mines in Trinidad, Colorado until 1920 something. They settled in Chicago in the Italian area of 26th and Wallace Streets. I know that a relative of Rosalia's, Elvira Cacciatore, married Victor Calderone and lived in Albion, Michigan. My father, Gaspare Joseph LaRosa, settled in Jackson, MI, and visited his "cousins" in Albion. I'm trying to establish this relationship as well as any other Cacciatores from the San Biagio Platani area. When we visited Sicily, we were told that the Cacciatores came from Catania, yet I found Rosalia's birth certificate in S. Biagio. Any information would be appreciated.

Rosalia Cacciatore

Sean P. Collins (View posts)
Posted: 25 Aug 1999 7:58PM GMT
My great-grandmother was also named Rosalia Cacciatore. She was born October 05, 1895 in Alexardra De La Roca, Italy. She married Lisardo Buria, who was born June 15, 1889 in Asturia, Spain. Rosalia Cacciatore father and mother were Gaspar Cacciatore and Guiseppina Bonana.

Rosalia Cacciatore

Posted: 25 Aug 1999 7:59PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2004 1:05PM GMT
My great-grandmother was also named Rosalia Cacciatore. She was born October 05, 1895 in Alexardra De La Roca, Italy. She married Lisardo Buria, who was born June 15, 1889 in Asturia, Spain. Rosalia Cacciatore father and mother were Gaspar Cacciatore and Guiseppina Bonana.

Rosalia Cacciatore

Posted: 25 Aug 1999 7:59PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2004 1:05PM GMT
My great-grandmother was also named Rosalia Cacciatore. She was born October 05, 1895 in Alexardra De La Roca, Italy. She married Lisardo Buria, who was born June 15, 1889 in Asturia, Spain. Rosalia Cacciatore father and mother were Gaspar Cacciatore and Guiseppina Bonana.

Rosalia Cacciatore

Posted: 26 Aug 1999 9:39AM GMT
Edited: 30 Aug 2004 1:25AM GMT
Hi Sean:
Thanks for your message. Alexandra De LaRocca is a village not too far from San Biagio Platani, and as I remember, the person in the town records office in San Biagio said she thought the Cacciatores came from there, although someone else said Catania. Your grandmother was probably of the "next generation"; my grandmother was born in 1877. I do know that Gaspare Cacciatore and Francesca Messina had at least 2 other children: Michelangelo Cacciatore born in 1857 and Felicia born later. I got my info from the Mormon Church Family History Center in 1997 and the records ended in 1864. I'm told that the church is now recording later records for publication on the net in the next two years. Maybe at that time we can confirm what other children Gaspare and Francesca had. My educated guess is that one of the male children of my great grandfather Gaspare had a son whom he named Gaspare after his father which was the custom. This could be your great, great grandfather, who married Guiseppina Bonana and had Rosalia in 1895. We are probably of a different generation(I am 57) accounting for the number of greats before the grandparent's names. I hope to fill in some blanks in the near future. If I can make any further connections, I will let you know. Please keep my email address and I will keep yours so we can stay in touch.
Rosanne

Victor Calderone photo on internet

frank Passic, Albion Historian (View posts)
Posted: 24 Dec 2001 10:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Calderone
hi I saw your message. I am Albion's Historian. I knew Victor Calderone, actually my uncles worked for him in the 1940s in his beverage distributing company. Anyway, There is a photograph of Victor and his brother Salvator, and cousin Sam Vitale on our www.albionmich.com internet site. I write a weekly column and published a story called "A Hunting Photograph" in my Albion Historial Notebook in early November, 2001. Go to the site, click on Frank Passic selected writings, then click on the photo gallery option highlighted, and the hunting photo with Victor will be the second or third one from the top! Have you contact Victor's daughter for more information? Also you can leave a message on the guestbook on that site. I recognized the name Messina, as there was a Rosa Messina who grew up here in the late 1930s and lived in Detroit many years before her death several years ago. Many Albion Italian famlies were from Sicily. Best wishes, Frank Passic, Albion Historian.
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