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"Castagnola's from Genoa"

Posted: 5 Mar 2000 8:55PM GMT
Edited: 25 Jul 2001 12:27AM GMT
I am a grandson of Rose Castagnola,who was married to Biaggio Iacono from Isola D' Ischia, in San Pedro, CA. in March of 1912. Any Info out there would be appreciated. You can e-mail me at:

looking for information on my family from Genoa Italy

Michele Castagnola (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2000 12:37AM GMT
My fathers name was enrico Castagnola he married Vittoria Stagnarro (not sure of the spelling) any information would be helpful Email me at


Franco Castagnola (View posts)
Posted: 15 Mar 2001 9:35AM GMT

Re: Respuesta

Posted: 19 Mar 2002 5:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Aug 2005 3:15AM GMT
Hola! Mucho tiempo ha pasado desde yo ha hablado espanol y no puedo usar accentos con mi computadora. Algunos de mis antecesores se llamaron Castagnola. Muchos de los Castagnolas eran de Genoa, Italy. Muchos de ellos se inmigraron a Santa Cruz, California en 1906, mas o menos. Yo no se mucho de los Castagnolas, pero echa una mirada en Ellis Island Records online. Hay mucho informacion.


Re: Respuesta

Posted: 2 Oct 2008 4:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Castagnola
Gina, I saw you logged in last week so hope you pick up this message. I know enough Spanish to read your message from 2002. My grandmother was a Castagnola from Borzonasca, in the Sturla Valley, inland from Lavagna, in the province of Genoa. Do you know exactly where your Castagnolas were from? There is a very small town named Castagnola near Borzonasca It is a fairly uncommon name. Many Castagnolas went to the San Francisco area and apparently to Santa Cruz. Mine came to Chicago in 1900 & 1904 where many Borzonascans were already settled from 1850 onward.

Re: "Castagnola's from Genoa"

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 4:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, have you searched Giovanni Castagnola? I just found a record recently that has his daughter as a Rose/Rosa!


Re: "Castagnola's from Genoa"

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 5:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Castagnola, Stagnaro, Ghio
Sorry I haven't been on the board recently! My Spanish is terrible and I think I was responding to an earlier post in Spanish that has been deleted.

Anyway, generally what I know is that there was a migration of Castagnolas from a town called Riva Trigoso in Sestri Levante near Genoa. These Castagnolas were accompanied by Ghio's and Stagnaro's in particular. In fact, sometimes I wonder if there were any people left in Riva Trigoso! (There seems to have been a slightly earlier migration from the town to South America. It's not really relevant, but sure is interesting.)

The CA Riva Trigosans settled in Santa Cruz during the first decade of the 1900s, where they still have descendants today. Some of the families moved north eventually. My line comes from Dominic Castagnola and Caterina Stagnaro. I definitely have more info since I first started posting on the board and am interested in hearing about what others have!

Re: "Castagnola's from Genoa"

Posted: 13 Aug 2010 4:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandmother, Rose Castagnola, was the daughter of Paul Castagnola and Bernadette Olivieri of Riva Trigosa, Genoa (Genova) Italy. She came to America and the from NY to San Pedro, CA. She met and married Biaggio Iacono from Ischia, Italy. Some of her Castagnola cousins settled in Santa Barbara, CA., and started the Castagnola Lobster Houses along the coast.

Re: "Castagnola's from Genoa"

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Castagnola, Torre
My husband's great grandfather was Felice (known as Felix) Secundo Maria Castagnola, and he was born in Genoa in 1844,the son of Giuseppe Castagnola, a barber, and his wife Maria Torre.
Felix had three brothers, who were apparently all of Garibaldi's thousand. Felix was sent back to his father when he applied to join because he was too young.
He married an Englishwoman, Mary Ann Kent Dowdeswell in Genoa in 1873 and spent the rest of his life living in England.
I would dearly love to push the line further back, so if you have a connection with Felix and his parents I'd love to hear from you.

Re: "Castagnola's from Genoa"

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 7:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Merilyn, the info I have on my great grandparents is that my grandmother's parents were(birth & maiden names) Paul Castagnola (who Married) Bernadette Olivieri. My grandmother Rose Castagnola was born to them in Riva Trigosa, Genova, Liguria, Italy on 3 Mar 1892.I'm sorry that this is all I can tell you right at the moment. Good luck and thanks for your inquiry.

Ron Iacono
South Jordan, Utah, USA.
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