Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano

Region: Calabria Province: Cosenza

Tracing your Italian roots back to San Pietro in Guarano, in Cosenza province, Calabria region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in San Pietro in Guarano, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in San Pietro in Guarano
If your ancestral trail leads to San Pietro in Guarano, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • San Pietro in Guarano City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for San Pietro in Guarano residents since then.
  • San Pietro in Guarano Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring San Pietro in Guarano’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in San Pietro in Guarano

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Cosenza province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in San Pietro in Guarano Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from San Pietro in Guarano Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in San Pietro in Guarano during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of San Pietro in Guarano to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit San Pietro in Guarano !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit San Pietro in Guarano, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
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    Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Pietro in Guarano from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Pietro in Guarano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in San Pietro in Guarano archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
    Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

    Church Records in San Pietro in Guarano

    Church archives in Cosenza province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
    So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Calabria started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of San Pietro in Guarano on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Pietro in Guarano:

    S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – Via Redentore

    S. MARIA IN GERUSALEMME – Via Gesu’ e Maria

    SPIRITO SANTO – Via S. Francesco

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit San Pietro in Guarano, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Cosenza.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in San Pietro in Guarano area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Calabria and of course in San Pietro in Guarano too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in San Pietro in Guarano forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano feel free to leave a message below.

    82 thoughts on “Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano”

    1. I am searching for information about my nana’s family, which is from San Pietro in Guarano. Her father was Natale Spagnuolo, born 23 Dec. 1865 in San Pietro. He immigrated to the US in the spring of 1886. Natale’s parents were Michele and Maria (Caruso) Spagnuolo. They both died in San Pietro, Maria around 1885. Michele and Maria Spagnuolo had 3 other sons (Giuseppe, Pietro, and Antonio) and 2 daughters (Anna and Carmina). Michele Spagnuolo’s parents were Giuseppe and Anna (Intrieri or Ontrieri). Giuseppe and Anna had 4 other sons and a daughter (Pasquale, Samuel, Frank, and Antonio and Filomena).

      My nana’s mother was Teresa Urso, born 17 April 1867 in San Pietro. She and Natale Spagnuolo were married by proxy in San Pietro in 1890 before she immigrated to the US. Teresa’s parents were Carlo and Catarina (Carricato) Urso. Carlo and Catarina and had 3 other daughters (Anna, Maria, and Rachele). Catarina Carricato’s parents were Michele and Rose Marie (Bernard) Carricato.

      Any information you have about these people would be appreciated.

    2. I’m new here. This is great information. It helps me understand why all roads lead to Sharpsburg. I see many of the surnames in trees of those I share DNA matches with but I can’t seem to make the connection. My family is Carmela “Mary” Aiello. born in 1871. She traveled with her sister, Filomena b.1865. they came to Ashtabula in 1895. Carmela married Vincenzo “James” Campanelli and eventually made it to Cleveland. Filomena stayed near Ashtabula and married Pietro Covelli.
      I’ve found a match near Pittsburgh and she is an Aiello but I lost contact with her. I realize now how common that name is. I feel I’m making progress every day. Hoping to find the connection. I have no idea where Vincenzo Campanella is from unfortunately. He remains a mystery.

        1. Michael the names you are looking for are in my family tree a lot of relatives came from SAN Pietro gurano and relocated to Pennsylvania .they are also related to the last name Bruno and Cozza

    3. Are there any family left of Concetta Ferraro born 1904,I am her Grandaughter Ellen Piera Maria Louisa Rosina ,named after some of my Great Aunties.Our family is also Cozza and Pugliesa , .Concetta was bought home to the cemetery in rest in peace.We lost touch with everyone except for Govanina,we would love to know if we have family there still in San Bennedetto in Guarano because I want to bring my Grandchildren when we visit Grandma and Zio Pietro in the cemetery. My mother is Antonietta,my Aunty Elvira and Uncle Giuseppe came to Spalding Lincolnshire England in the 1960s to work .Any information would be lovely thank you.

    4. Hi,
      I am looking for any information on Alessandrina Intrieri who had a daughter Mafalda. They were from San Pietro in Guarano

      1. Hello Stehanie. I noticed you’re looking for Alessandria Intrieri. My grandfather was from this area also with the same last name. His parents where Mary and Guiseppe Intrieri. Have you ever visited this area?

    5. Hope you can help me. My great grandfather Michele Fiorita was born 6 February 1871. Can you give me any information on him – parents, siblings children. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

      1. I just found your comments. We may be related. My great grandfather was Luigi Fiorita bOct. 13 1819. He married Teresa Martire. His father was Antonio Fiorita circa1800 Antonio was married to Lucia Ferraro circa 1800. They all were born in San Pietro

        I was born and raised in Sharpsburg, Pa.

        I would be willing to share any information that I have

    6. Half of San Pietro immigrated to Sharpsburg Pennsylvania between late 1800 and 1970 it’s so hard to find people unless you go in person the Borough office as all the details because these last names are very very common . people were known not So Much by last names but by nicknames every family had a nickname. I go every summer, unfortunately with Covit not going this summer.

      1. Hi Flo
        this is Beny in Chicago
        are you still in Florida
        i might be one of the few last immigrants from San Pietro 1971
        lots of the last names are very familiar.
        you are correct lots family are better known by their nicknames .
        anyone needing any info reply

      2. My grandma father and family came from same town migrated to sharpsburgh he dad was Frank Intrieri he mother Louisa Panza and my grandma name is Maria Intrieri I have to find the letter we had about them talking about sharpsburgh pa

    7. My grandparents immigrated to Pennsylvania from San Pietro in Gurano. I have my grandparents names – Gaetano Ceraso – BD – June 13, 1875 – Maria Turano – BD – Dec. 27?, 1882- Someone has told me that the names of my grandfather’s parents were John and Jeannie Ceraso – I have a picture of them but no other information. They too were from San Pietro in Gurano. I do not know the names of my grandmother’s parents. (unless they are John and Jeannie Turano) I have been trying to work on genealogy during my time confined to my home during this pandemic and would appreciate any information that would help me in my search. Thank you.

      1. Gaetano Ceraso aka George 1875-1948 and his wife Maria Turano 1883-1956 are buried in Saint Mary’s cemetery in Sharpsburg, PA. I’ve done some research into their family because they intermarried with my mother in law’s family. His parents were Luigi Ceraso 1827-1878 and Carmela Carricato 1834-1883. Maria’s parents were Francesco Turano and Teresa Marsico. After they came to the United States, some of the family used the last name Cherry instead of Ceraso.

    8. My name is Al Panza I live in the Sharpsburg area of Pittsburgh. I am looking for info about my grandfather, Pietro Panza. His wife was Filomena Bruno. He had brothers Eduardo, Salvatore and 21 other siblings. He was from Dan Pietro in Guarano.

      1. Al,

        We are related in some way but I am not sure how. I can provide my family tree report to you and maybe it will help figure out some more of the tree?
        My great-aunt Teresa Panza married Louis Bruno. she was the sister of my grandfather Mike Panza. I know I have a ton of relatives in Sharpsburg but it is so hard to make connections with all the common names. Pietro Panza was the father of Mike and Teresa. Pietro was married to Fortuna Ferraro. Thanks…Mark

        1. Could your relation be related to my Grandmother Concetta Ferraro from San bennedetto in guarano born Feb 4th 1904 and left us in October 1986?

      2. My great grandmother name is Louisa Panza she passed in San Pietro her husband Frank Intrieri came to America located to sharpsburgh my grandmother name is Maria Intrieri

    9. I am looking for any and all information that you may have on Agostino Napoli born March 11, 1879 in San Pietro in Guarano to Antonio Napoli born somewhere around 1842 and Teresa Greco born somewhere around 1856.
      It could possibly be the second marriage for Antonio.
      Antonio is the son of Giovanni Napoli and Anna Panza.

      Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

    10. How wonderful to find this site!!! Looking for information on Vincente Ferraro from San Pietro. Born December 1934, died August 1989. His wife moved to Sharpsburg PA in 1958 and their son was born that year. Vincente’s mother was Maria Ferraro and his sister was Rita. Any information on Vincente, Maria or Rita would be much appreciated.

      1. My name is Mark Intrieri. I am looking for information on Franceso Intrieri who emigrated to Steelton Pennsylvania in the early 1900’s. Francesco worked at Bethlehem Steel as a “scale mechanic” (I believe). Franceso married Elizabeth Acrri. Sons and daughters: Joseph (my father born 1922), Raymond (Pete), Donald, Dorothy and Helen. Francesco, who would be my paternal grandfather, was from Cosenza. Any information would be helpful.

        1. Hello Mark. I am related to the Intrieri family from San Pietro in Guarano. I was adopted and just recently found my biological father. My bio dad told me that the family name was Caserta, but when ancestors immigrated, the name was lost in translation and the name is now Cossetti. The family settled down in Philadelphia and the surrounding area!

          I have Intrieri information back to 1772

          1. Thomas – hello hello. Does your Intrieri information include Pietro Intrieri, born 1867 who married Maria Galasso? Their daughter Margherita Intrieri married Giuseppe Nigro and they are my husbands maternal grandparents.

      2. Hey Debbie, I am from San Pietro and Pittsburgh, I go to San Pietro every summer, of course last summer I couldn’t go. Knew Vicenzo and ihis sister Rita. I’m not sure how I can get in touch with you to give you info.

      3. Debbie, how are you related? I knew Vicenzo very well and Rita too. I live in San Pietro in the summer

        1. Dear Flo – I hope you see this response to you. I am married to Vincente’s son Joseph Ferraro. Are you still in San Pietro or are you back in Pittsburgh? How is Rita?

    11. Hello – I am looking for any information about my great-grandmother, Rosina Noce DOB 1884 DOD 1920 – she was married to Gaetano Imbrogno DOB 1877 DOD 1938. They immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA in 1909. Im looking for any information/names of her parents or siblings. Thank you!

      1. Hi Kelly. I have information if you are still seeking it.

        Rosina Noce was my 2nd cousin 2x rem. Born in Zumpana, Italy Her parents were the following:

        Births and parents of Rosina Noce born June 16, 1884 in Zumpano, (outside of San Pietro). died 24 MAR 1920 • Ashtabula, OH (my hometown) I believe she died from complications of child birth as she died Mar 24, 1920 and daughter Rosina was born Mar 22, 1920.

        Rosina and Gaetano were married Dec 1, 1901 in San Pietro in Guarano It was very hard to find parents of Rosina as her death shows father as Guy Tuno which a cousin pointed out to me meant Gaetano. It is surprising how even documents are not correct with names, etc.

        Gaetano Noce born on Sept 7,1844 San Pietro in Guarano, died 12 AUG 1938 • Ashtabula, OH
        son of Domenico Noce, contadino and of Rosa Cassano, contadina

        Maria Porro born on Sept 13,1855 daughter of Pietro Porro, contadino and of Innocenza Caputo, contadina

        Rosina had a brother Eugenio
        Jan 4, 1882 • San Pietro in Guarano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
        Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1882.Volume number 185, document number 183 page 142 section c Eugenio Noce, enlisted on –/–/—- born on 24/01/1882 to SAN PIETRO IN GUARANO son/daughter of Gaetano Noce and of Maria Porro. He died Oct 26, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a weaver. She also had brothers Domenico, Pietro, Francesco, and Giuseppe.

        I hope this helps. Judy

      2. Many names from “40 Acres” in Ashtabula.
        My Great Grandparents are from this area. Severio and Christina (veltri) Imbrogno.
        Came to Ashtabula in 1897.

        1. Mike,
          I am the great great granddaughter of Saverio and Christina. Their daughter Anna is my great grandmother. Do you by chance know if Saverio ever became a US citizen? I have checked the national archives and have not had any luck. I currently have a request to the USCIS to check that way! I am currently building a family tree as well as trying to obtain my dual citizenship

    12. My family will be visiting in October 2018 and we are looking for information about our grandfather. His name was Carlo Dodaro from San pietro guarano

    13. I just saw your post my great great grandmothers name was Teresa panza lived in San Pietro guarano I’m also looking for relatives that lived in San Pietro guarano names of panza and Bruno

      1. My Great Grandparents on my paternal side were Teresa Panza and Vincenzo Bruno. My granmother was one of their daughters. I have knowledge of her siblings

        1. Hi miambert we share the same great grandparents!! Teresa panza and Vincenzo Bruno!i I would love for you to let me know what information you have on the family I’ve been researching for years

    14. Hi Tricia,
      Was you grandfather, Gabriele, living in S. Calif. in the 1960s? And was he married to a woman named Grace? My parents were friends of Gabriele and Grace. I remember visiting their home with my parents when I was a child in the 1960s.

    15. My grandmother was born in San Pietro in Guarano in 1896. Her name was Anna Settino and she had 3 sisters. Her fathers name was Luigi Settino. Her uncle was Frank Ceraso who brought her over to America when she was 17 years old. She married John Manganelli and settled in New Kensington PA.
      Does anyone recognize the names?

      1. Hi there, I just happened to come across this website. My great grandfather was Frank Ceraso, from Santo Pietro in Guarano and lived the rest of his life in Vandergrift, PA. He had 1 son and 5 daughters (one was my grandmother). Are we talking about the same Frank Ceraso?

    16. Any information regarding Francesco Iusi and his wife, Maria Scarpelli. Francesco’s father was Rosario Iusi, and Maria’s father was Pietro Scarpelli. Frank Iuse (Yuse) and Maria came to the USA in 1895 and settled in Cleveland Ohio. Not sure if Francesco or Maria had any siblings.

    17. My wife Italian roots in San Pietro in Guarano are the following family names:
      Imbrogno, Carricato, Mutto, Fumo, and more.
      I have the birth cetificate of Guiseppe Carricato from 1866 I do not have the exact date. I also have the birth certificate of his daughter Angelina Carricato.
      She was born on December 16 1888. Both certificates are from San Pietro in Guarano. Is there any way of getting:

      Information on the Carricato family?
      Information about their family address and possibly the parents of Guiseppe Carricato?
      Any information about his wife, Rose Fumo. She was married second time to
      Salvadore Cornetta and lived in San Benedito?
      Also, about the Imbrogno Family please
      Algeline Carricato was merrid to Luigi Imbrogno He was born in San Pietro in Guarano in 1881 but I have no records.
      His mother’s name was Marry Muto (born in 1850), again I have no records.

      We will be in San Pietro on October 16, 2017.
      Where shell we stop to ask some questions.

      Million thanks

      Josh Buch

      1. I am a descendent of Teresa Carricato (b. 1872). She and her husband Pietro Fiorito (Furr) emigrated to America in the late 1800’s and settled in Steelton, PA. I imagine you and I are related.

        1. My great grandparents Saverio and Christina (veltri) Imbrogno were from San Pietro. The family moved to Ashtabula Ohio around 1897. I believe my grandfather Pete was the only child of 10 that was born in USA.

    18. Our family came from San Pietro Guarano. Grandparents, Pietro Veltri married Marie
      Carricato. We are descendants of their son, Gabriel Veltri and Helen McConegly.

    19. My great grandparents immigrated to the US in the late 1800s. My ggrandfather was Luigi Iusi and my ggrandmother was Maria Rosa Veltri. His parents were Giovanni Iusi and Maria Tarasi. Her parents were Michele Veltri and Filomena Carricato. They were from San Pietro in Guarano and/or San Benedetto in Guarano. Anyone links to these families?

      1. Hi
        As you see from the above long note, my wife great grandparents were Luigi Imbrogno (b. 1881) and Angeline Carricato (1888-1967).
        His mother was Mary Mutto Imbrogno (b. 1850). Her parents were Guiseppe Cariccato (b. 1866) and Rose Muto (d. 1947). All were born in San Pietro or San Benedetto.
        Luigi and Angeline came to Hazelton PA in the early 1900s.

        Good luck


    20. My great grandfather Francesco Buccieri ,aka Frank Butch,(1860-1920),he left San Pietro in Guarano and came to the U.S. in 1883-4. He married an American, Clara Ling from Somerset county Pennsylvania. They started a family, (Ten children), in Sharpsburg PA. When he died the death cert. said his parents were Antony Buccieri and Catherine Turano. I need to confirm this please, because, there is another Buccieri family claiming them on there tree. We do not know of any siblings? Thank you

      1. Yes, the parents names are correct. Antonio Buccieri 1799-1865 and Caterina Turano born 1822. Antonio’s parents Gennaro Buccieri and Anna Perrone. Caterina’s parents Domenico Turano b 1785 and Saveria Maria Costanza de Rosa b about 1794 in Carolei (a nearby village)

    21. Hello
      I am looking for information regarding family from San Pietro Guarano.
      My grandfather Rafaelle Fiorita was a tailor who moved to Sharpsburgh PA when he was 15.
      He was born on November 29, 1891 (San Pietro), parenta Giovani Fiorita and Innocenza Caputo.
      He was married toTheresa DeLuca in 1926 in Sharpsburgh Pa. She was the daughter of Luigi (Antonio) DeLuca (born March 25 1878 in San Pietro) and Michelina Ladoniia

      rafaelle’s siblings were Amelia Fiorita, Luigi Fiorita ( born 1881),Joseph Fiorita (born 1883 San Benedetto)
      Rocco ( born1895 San Benedetto) we believe there was another their sister as well.

      There is a current registered Rafaelle Fiorita listed at Strada Provincale 115 23 St Pietro .

      Interested in any gerontology related to arafaelle and his parents or siblings.

      Thank you

    22. I am looking for information on my grandmother’s family. Her name was Amelia Caricatto (sp) born in San Pietro, April 3, 1897. Daughter of Ralph and Mary (Ferraro). Sisters Lucy Veltri and Carmela Pugliese from the greater Pittsburgh Pa. area. My grandparents owened a butcher shop in New Kensington Pa.

      1. Could we be related my mother tells me Ferraro ,Cozza and Pugliese are our families names,would love to know if anybody is still there.

    23. Looking for ANY information on my great-grandfather, Frank Buccieri, and his family. Frank was born around 1900 to Frank (or Francesco?) Buccieri and Rose (Marcarata/Naccarata/Nacarat). I have reason to believe they came from this town/region in Calabria. They emigrated to the US (Ohio) in 1903. There were 8 other siblings, but some were born in the US- I believe Mary and Antonette were born in Italy. The last name became Bush/Butch in the US. I know I don’t have much information to go on but any leads would be helpful. Thank you.

      1. Name Rose Angelina Buccieri
        Event Date 16 Jan 1926
        Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Gender Female
        Race W
        Age 12
        Birth Year (Estimated) 1914
        Birth Date 19 Jan 1913
        Birthplace Chicago, Cook, Ill
        Father’s Name Pietro Buccieri
        Father’s Birthplace San Pietro in Guarano Prov. Cosenza, Italy
        Mother’s Name Antoniette Caputo
        Mother’s Birthplace San Pietro in Guarano Prov. Cosenza, Italy
        Residence Place Chicago, Cook, Ill
        Burial Date 19 Jan 1926
        Burial Place Chicago, Cook, Ill
        Cemetery Mt. Carmel

    24. I am trying to find confirmation of dates for my Great Grandfather’s parents. Anna Intrieri was born in 1862. Somewhere around 1884 was married to Carmine Belmonte. Anna Intrieri Belmonte and Carmine Belmonte had a son, Lorenzo “Lawrence” P. Belmont born in St. Pietro in Guarano on September 11, 1886. I need confirmation of Anna Intrieri Belmonte’s birth and marriage to Carmine as well as their son’s birth date. Also, would like to find out her parents names. Anna and her son Lorenzo moved to Sharpsburg Pennsylvania around 1890. Anna later met and married Luigi “Louis” Ferraro who may have also been from St. Pietro. They (Anna and Luigi Ferraro) were married a 2nd time when in their 50’s where they raised their children in Fall River, MA on Nov 5, 1901. Marriage record is confusing as to who is which one’s parents. So it’s either Gaetano Intrieri & Anna Ursa Intrieri and Pasquale Ferraro & Carmela Pugliese Ferraro. OR it’s the other way around, Pasquale Intrieri & Anna Ursa Intrieri and Heating Ferraro & Carmela Pugliese Ferraro. Please help if you can with actual records so I can update my Family tree. Thanks to anyone who can help!!

      1. My mother has spoken of Pasquale Ferraro it was her cousin ,I think I met him in San bennedetto in guarano in 1969 when I was 4,My Grandmother was Concetta Ferraro sister of Finutsa and Rosina,mother of Luigi ,Elvira ,Pietro,Antonietta and Giuseppe Ferraro.

    25. If anyone has any information about an Antoni DeLuca, my great grandfather, born around 1839-1841 in San Pietro in Guarano and married to Maria Teresa Iusi, please let me know. They settled in Sharpsburg PA. They had 3 sons, Natale (who married Cristina Panza), and Luigi and Saverio (who both married sisters Rose and Minnie Laudonia).

      1. Regina,
        I have limited info on your Antoni, but Cristina Panza is my 3rd great aunt (sister of my 2nd great grandmother, Catherine), so you and I are second cousins 1 time removed. I’ve just begun this Panza line, but maybe if we get our heads together, we can put the pieces together.

    26. Like many others, I am seeking information on family who moved to Sharpburg, PA. My 3x great grandparents were Pasquale Panza and Teresa Cozzo. I am not an experienced researcher and would appreciate any help. I have not found immigration records, so I don’t know if they immigrated or only their children. The children are Christina, born 1868, Costanza born 1871, Caterina born 1873 and Rocco born 1878. Costana married Gaetano Carricato. Christina married Natale DeLuca, Catherine married Francesco DeCarmen and Rocco married Teresina Belsito.

    27. My father, Michele Clemente Ceraso,born 1897 and emigrated in 1900 through ellis island and settled in Sharpsburg, Penn. His name was changed to Clement Michael Cherry when enrolled in school due to prejudice against Italians. We visited San Pietro in Guarano in 2012, met relatives, and toured Italy for 2 months. We also visited Loveno-Grumello, Lombardia, in the North near the Swiss border. We also met relatives there. It was a wonderful trip and we plan to return next year. FYI; My paternal grandmother is a Mazza and Panza and intrieri are also in my heritage. Also, my maternal line is Rondoni and Calufetti

    28. My grandmother’s family came from this area. I made two trips to Calabria to locate both my grandfather’s and my grandmother’s birth places, get records, and return to the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles, in order to pursue getting my Italian citizenship. I found Grnadpa’s town in the mountains in the Catanzaro area, where everyone seems to be named Talarico. I found my Grnadma’s tiny hillside town above the bustling city of Cosenza (San Benedetto de Ulano) and a frazione of San Pietro. Nevertheless, the family records were located in San Pietro. We had a guida that our Cosenza hotel found for us. She was very helpful and particularly knew San Pietro, as she and her Mom had purchased an old house to fix up. San Pietro was surprisingly full of history of other kinds and an altogether friendly town. However, my heart was captured by San Benedetto with their tiny homes that are now being reclaimed by the city livers down in Cosenza. People were extremely friendly. Though there was a school, we only encountered older people. We met Father Pietro (the small-he called himself), visited the church my grandmother attended as a young child, and pursued the narrow streets in search of someone who may have remembered the “Cardamone” family (my great grandfather’s name). No one knew them, but the San Pietro records proved they lived there and married there for generations.

      1. Hello…My great grandfather was Gabriele Cardamone. He married Michilena Caputa and they lived in Cleveland Ohio. They had 9 children. Gabriele and had a brother natale and sisters Rosina, Gertrude and Angela. We will be visiting the San Pietro area next year

    29. Need to find more information on Great-Grandmother from San Pietro in Guarano. I have an Ellis Island immigration document that only lists her father. I know she has brothers as well since they came over later, but it would be nice to get some more information on her family in San Pietro in Guarano. Thank you.

    30. Hi my name is Mike My grams name is Maria Intrieri from San Pietro born 1921 her mom name is luisa panza 1890-1953 any info please let me know

    31. Hi my 2x great grandparents Pasquale Settino and Anna Carricato were married in San Pietro in Gurano and also emigrated to Sharpsburg PA. I would love to know who their parents were and when they were married. Pasquale was born in 1865 and i believe anna in 1876.

      1. Hi Eric my grandmother’s last name was also Carricato her first name was Amelia. Also from San Pietro in Gurano. Her father was Raphael her mo, was Mary Firrida. She married Frank Sicilia in May 1913. The also lived in Sharpsburg, Pa. I am not sure if the information I have is absolute fact or just coincidence
        . Other family last names from Sharpsburg would be Veltry, Puglese a
        all from Sharpsburg Pa. If this helps let us know

        1. Hi Dee, My family was from San Benedetto and San Pietro in Guarano. Brothers Giuseppe (1856-1927) and Luigi Iusi (1873-1961) immigrated to the US in either 1888 or 1893, their parents were Giovanni Iusi b 1828 and Maria Tarasi I believe they stayed in Italy. Giuseppe married twice, to Teresa Tarasi (1855-1909)and Rosario Lio. Luigi Iusi who changed his name to Louis Wise married Marivrosa Veltri in 1902. Her parents were Michele Veltri and Philomena Carricato. Giuseppe Iusi had a daughter Roseina ‘Rose’ Iusi who married Carmine Pettinato in Spokane, WA and they moved to Carbondale, PA and raised their large family there.
          We have not been able to find for sure other siblings for the brothers, but there are some who could be. There are connections in Ohio and Pennsylvania although we don’t have any proof. Many of the names are the same in the families so hard to trace.
          Would like to hear from others who share these family names. Thank you, Gina D

      2. My grandmother, Anna Settino was born in 1896 in SanPietro in Guarano Her father was Luigi Settino. Her uncle, Frank Ceraso brought her to America when she was 17. She did have friends in Sharpsburg but I don’t recall the names. Funny how a lot of them settled in Sharpsburg Pa.

    32. Looking on information on San Pietro in Guarano:

      Lucia Intrieri, born 1874 to Gaetano Intrieri and Anna Murano

      Any help or direction would be wonderful!

    33. Hello, My name is Sandra and Im looking for my mothers family who from her birth certificate, shows she came from San Pietro in Guarano.
      Her family name is Carricato and her fathers name on her marriage certificate is Constantino Carricato.

      My mother full name is Ida Maria Carricato, she passed away 2009, we would like to meet the family as we saw them once when we were small children.

      Her sister is Teresa, and she had two children Anna Maria and Franco, these are the only names i actually remember from our child hood.

      Hope you can direct me in some way, its become a calling since both my parents are deceased.


    34. I’m seeking information on my paternal grandmother Innocenza Caputo Fiorita. She was born in Filena Italy on Oct. 2,1865. She married to Giovanni Fiorita and they lived in San Pietro in Guarano. She immigrated to The US Sharpsburg, PA.

      We cannot find any record of her after the 1920 census. WE suspect she returned to San Pietro where she had family. Is there a death record for Innocenza in Cosenza?

      Any help would be appreciated in solving this mystery.

      1. Are you by chance Nancy Fiorita Sacco? My father was Dave DeLuca. If so. I have some information on your mother’s DeLuca side.

        1. Hi Regina – I am Nancy’s daughter. I am not sure if she was able to connect with you on this. If you have info to share I would love to connect.

    35. I am trying to find information on my Great Grandparents Antonio Napoli and Tersea Greco. Such as all of their children’s names and the names of their parents. My Grandfather was Agostino Napoli born in 1879, in San Pietro, his first wife was Antoinetta Buccieri. Agostino and Antoinetta migrated to the Harrisburg Pennsylvania area.
      Any information or guidance provided will be greatly appreciated.

    36. Both sets of my great Grandparents were born in San Pietro en Guarano. My great grand parents on my grandmother Teresa Panza’s side were: Pietro Panza (nato: May 29, 1871 and Fortuna Ferraro (nato: May 31, 1861. My great grand parents on my grand father Luigi Bruno’s side were: Francesco Bruno (nato ~ 1840) and Maria Panza (nato: unknown).

      I would deeply appreciate any information on the Panza, Ferraro or Bruno families.

      I also have a picture from a wedding that took place in San Pietro in the early to mid 1920’s that I would like help with identifying who is in the photograph.

      Thank you

      1. Hey Dave,
        Fortuna Ferraro was my great grandfather, Gabriel’s sister. I have her marriage certificate from when I visited the archives in Cosenza and a photo of her grave.

        Hope they can help you.

    37. Hello- I’ve read the information about researching ancestors from this region of Italy. I am trying to find out information about my grandfather, Gabriele Panza. He was born in San Pietro, Guarano, Cosenza, Italy in 1892. I have not been able to find any record other than a manifest from a ship when he immigrated to the U. S.
      Any help or direction that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
      Thank you!

      1. Hi Tricia –
        I’m trying to find info on Gabriele Panza (Pansa?) from San Pietro in Guarano as well. I believe he married Emilia Intrieri who was my great grandmother’s sister. I think… I would love confirmation of this. Have you had any luck?
        Best wishes…

        1. Hi Tim-
          Sorry I haven’t checked this in a while. My grandfather, Gabriele Panza was not married to Emilia Intrieri. She is not related to the Panzas that I am related to from all of the research I’ve done. Sorry.

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