We start this family genealogical introduction with my great great grandparents, Gabriel Merola and Maria Marchesana. Gabriel was born about 1818 and
Maria about 1820. Both were born on a hill top city of Capaccio, Italy. Capaccio is still a part of Salerno. They were married about 1840.
The farm house that Gabriel was raised in is still in the family and is located minutes from the church of the Madonna della Granato,which has been in
existance for many hundreds of years. As you stand in front looking at the church there are only two roads leading up to (or away from) the church itself.
If you take the road to the left, Via Crispi, it will take you to the Merola farm. If you take the road to the right, you can travel to the town of
Capaccio or travel off the mountain and down to the flatlands below.
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Alpabetically the names are: Alba, Bregante, Briganti, Cammarano, Cammarasano, Canavan,Castaldo,
Cavallo, Cerchio, De Gregorio, Frates, Gennettasio, Giangiulio, Giaretillo, Grecco, Leo, Lesser, Lloyd, Macho, Melillo, Merola, Mukai, Nargi, Nesi,
Papantonio, Picarillo, Pingaro, Pio Costa, Pisanello, Reardon, Scovotti, Scovotto, Siano, Simko, Thomas, Trancone, Uzzo, Woodtke, Zeccola.
Surnames by major family lines:
Bartlett, Beers, Bregante, Briganti, Cammarasano, Canavan, Capazzolo, Castaldo, Cerchio, De Luca, Dorio, Faruola, Ferrerira, Frates,
Giaretillo, Girasa, Gironda, Goldfaub, Grecco, Krueger, Leo, Lesser, Lloyd, Martucci, Melillo, Mukai,Nargi, Nesi, Picarillo, Pio Costa,
Pisanello, Pupazzoni, Reardon, Rizzo, Scovotti, Simko, Stafferi, Sucarie, Thomas, Trancone, Uzzo, Whittern, Woodtke, Zeccola
The following family connections can be reached by clicking on the links below:
Periconi:Active Link: Periconi Family Web Site
Azana, Christine, Crisera, Criss, Gennettasio, LoCascio, Mankoff, Marino, McCullough, Millspaugh, Moulthrop, Papantonio, Pericone,
Scovotti, Spinella, Zimmatore
Scovotti:Active Link: Scovotti Family Web Site
Alba, Anderson, Cammarano, Catalano, Cavallo, Crisanta, De Gregorio, DeSimone, DiRusso, Giangiulio, Gorrasi, Holewa, Knopfke,
Kobar, Lanaro, LiVolsi, Macho, Merola, Periconi, Pingaro, Scovotto, Siano, Spirito, Tafuri