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Message Board - archive 39

From:Caterina Marrazza
Email: c.marrazza@gmail.com
Subject: Antonio Marrazza Family
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 04:24

Hi Lynne My Papa was Guido Salvatore Marrazza (Born 1925 Died 1999) & he married Anna Sillo (born 1924 Died 2001). Both were also born in the same town as your grandfather Antonio of Settefrati, Provincia di Frosinone, in Lazio. They immigrated to Montreal Canada in 1951. After many years around 1970's we met Johnny (Giovanni) Marrazza who came to Montreal from England. His Papa was Pasquale Marrazza who immigrated to England, married an English lady & immigrated to Montreal I believe in the 1930's. They opened a music school & stores. Both Pat & son Johnny Marrazza played accordions on French Radio & were very popular. They had an accordion model named MARRAZZA. Johnny died about 8 years ago. When he died the Montreal newspaper The Gazette had a full page article about both Johnny & Pat who came to Montreal from England. Just to let you know Johnny had 2 children. A boy who also was named Pat like his grandfather & still lives in Montreal. His daughter Isabella (Bella) married and moved to Rochester, New York, USA. I am sure we are also distantly related. Another cousin of my father named Jean (Giovanni) Marrazza moved to Paris, France and my sister and I met them when we visited Paris. Hope this information is of some help in your genelogical search.


From: Diane Karssiens
Email: dianekarssiens@gmail.com
Subject: Granelli family
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:02

I am trying to trace the Granelli family tree from my great grandfather whose family emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa. My great grandfather was Angelo Granelli born in Cape Town 1n 1883. Does anyone know of any family connections to the Granelli's in Manchester?


From: Anita Arcari Pugh
Email: anitapugh@yahoo.com
Subject: Book launch new Welsh Italian website
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:41

Hi Tony, I don't know if you remember me, but I have been in touch with you before a few years ago & bought your lovely book. As you may remember, my father was Italian and my mother Welsh. I have recently written a novel which was launched by the Publishers, Y Lolfa, and I just over two weeks ago The novel is called ‘The Hokey Pokey Man’, a Welsh Italian family saga spanning around 60 years from the late 1800s. You can find out more by following the link below, which includes a detailed synopsis. The novel is available from most on-line bookstores. http://www.welshicons.org.uk/news/literature/welsh-italian-family-history-inspires-debut-novel/
I wondered whether you would be so kind as to either include some details of the novel and/or the link above on your website? It is a story written initially for the ladies’ market, but it seems men are enjoying it every bit as much!
Many thanks, Tony.


From: Gwen Nadin
Email: 7thwave@ihug.co.nz
Subject: Joseph Ronchetti and Mary Wheatley
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 23:40

Hi there I was wondering if anyone has connection with this family. The first instance of them is in London where their first daughter Margaret is born in 1838. The last daughter Julia was born in 1851 but not christened until 1859 in Doncaster. If anyone has similarity could you please contact meThanks heaps.


From: Teresa Fitzsimons
Email: teresa.fitzsimons@rochdale.gov.uk
Subject: Rocca's Cream Ices
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:39

My father Louis Rocca together with his brother Joseph started their ice cream business in the early 1900's. They were sons of immigrant parents and lived on Oldham Road.They pushed their freezers down Shudehill to the market and stood for hours making a living for their families. Louis was more interested in football so sold his share of the business to Joe. Louis was responsible for changing the name of his beloved football club to Manchester United and was their one time manager and for 55 years their Chief Scout. He brought Sir Matt Busby to the club and many boys who became International players of world class.


From: Brian Slater
Email: brianslater@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: Joseph Cherrozlei
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:48

I have a grandfather who was born in Tuscany and came to Manchester sometime before 1832. He was born c1808 and was a figurinemaker. He was married at the Cathedral in 1832 and lived in Bradley St off Spear St and Lever St Manchester appearing in censuses for 1841 through to 1881. Unfortunately his surname was anglicised by whoever was recording his name and appears with a different spelling on almost every document. Can anyone suggest what his Italian name might be? All suggestions would be gratefully accepted.
Regards Brian Slater


From: Angela Riley(neice of Mrs Agnes Naphtali(nee Sugden))
Email: angela.terrill@hotmail.com
Subject: keeping in touch
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:39

Hello Everyone, particularly Stella; I am apologising for not coming down to the Sunday sessions for some time, although my Auntie and Cousin Susan still totally support you. My heart will always be in Ancoats, where I lived until we moved to Collyhurst. Pupil of St Michael's and very happy childhood.I cannot access Stella's email..God Bless Angela xx


From: Paul Leadbeater
Email: Paulleadbeater@live.co.uk
Subject: Corpus Christy
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 18:57

Hi, Im please you have kept this group going !!! I was an Alter server at Corpus Christy Miles Platting until the same Bishop Brain close our church... I was very bad i see that you are doing a wonder full job please keep on fighting god bless you all .
Paul Leadbeater


From: Mariathomson
Email: maria.thomson@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: st albans school
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:07

Many year ago my mother and her brothers and sister attended st albans school their last name was booth Kath tommy richard , they we all good freins of barkley clarke father of gerrard who we all know well. their head was mr patton , mrs patton his wife was head of the infants . mr mrs patton were the grand parents of chris patton last govoner of hong kong , but dont hold that against them .paddy gawn came after them . upstairs , mrs sherrat downstair . some of my generation will remember them. and the fights between the the angry young men vincent schiarvo , and john harris not with each other with the teachers they were legendary . the sound of parkers saw mill on a sunny afternoon. o'gradys shop on same street as the school and hobbins just at the back near the church what great times we had , warm milk and cold water. shivering on the steps of the instertute next to the school. because mr clarke would not open the doors unless it was 10 below freezing did it do us any harm who knows Chris patton didn't attend st albans and look at his job now I remember it all so well.


From: patricia ann blackshaw
Email: pblackshaw202@btinternet.com
Subject: Icer Creama!
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 06:43

Glad to hear you have started the ice cream business up again, congrats!


From: mary j deane
Email: marydeane@hotmail.co.uk
Subject:does anyone know?
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 21:03

my grandmother and grandfather names were lorenzo defelice and maria defelice lived in jersey street my mothers name was philomena defelice my unclce was serafino defelice anyone knows about my family please get in touch address above


From: damien zanetti
Email: dzanetti@birch.net
Subject:find my family
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 04:37

need info on gustave zanetti my dad or myself damien zanetti born august 15 1950 thanks for any help, dz



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