Jennifer's Family History


Male 1888 - 1980  (92 years)

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  • Name Girolamo CIRRINCIONE 
    Born 1888  Misilmeri, Palermo, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1980  Misilmeri, Palermo, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I138  Jennifer's Family Tree-All Lines 10-25-2016
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2012 

    Family ID F107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cristina AIENA,   b. 8 May 1897, Misilmeri, Palermo, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1961  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Misilmeri, Palermo, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
     2. Natale CIRRINCIONE,   b. 8 Aug 1924,   d. Apr 1989, Fresno, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for getting back to me! I honestly didn't even think the email address would still work after so many years! :)

      This info is so exciting! My mom and I had pieced a lot of it together through her memories of her family in New York and Ellis Island records we found online - though those records don't seem to be too accurate. It's great to see it in tree form and see what we had right and wrong.

      Not sure if you are interested in filling out more info on this branch of the family tree as I know it's a little distant from yours, but I do have some dates and names to fill in if you needed them.

      Girolamo Cirrincione was born in 1888 in Misilmeri. He married twice after Cristina, but my mom can't remember their names and doesn't think they had any other children. He died in 1980 in Misilmeri - he had moved back there in his older years.

      Cristina and Girolamo just had Natale (my grandfather) and Giacomo. They were twins born in 1924, though looked completely different - Giacomo had blonde hair/blue-eyes (like Girolamo), and Natale had brown-hair/brown-eyes (like Cristina).

      Giacomo is still alive - he lives in Florida and calls my mom every once and awhile. Those three kids are correct for him, and his wife's name was Mary, though she died several years ago. They traveled to Misilmeri quite often as a family, and probably have much more knowledge of the family that had stayed in Italy - like Giustina. My mom had no knowledge of her.

      Natale married my grandmother, Marcella Chieco (1925-2007), in 1945 and had two kids: Gerald (who you spoke with) in 1946 and a daughter, Chrys, in 1953. That's my mom. She married James Moore in 1984 and had me in 1985. In July of this year, I am getting married too. How funny that Gerald was the one you connected with. He hadn't been in touch with us for years, but then when he resurfaced he knew so much about the family. I should reach out to him to see what he knows about Marcella's side.

      I actually found that 2000 forum thread while trying to find Concetina's (Giacomo Aiena's wife's) name. Everyone in the family had a nickname, so my mom only knew her nickname - Gudgettina (which we didn't even know how to spell). Concetina it is! My mom also remembers Josephina and Carmela.

      As far as Girolamo and Cristina's marriage record - we've never been able to find it either. That's what started this whole search - we have their wedding photo and were wondering what year it was taken. I'm attaching it since that's the closest thing to a marriage record we'll probably get for them :)

      Thanks again for all of this!! It's amazing how far you've traced it all back and it's been wonderful for my mom see all these old names again. Your website is such a great resource too. Hopefully when my mom and I do get to travel to see Misilmeri we can contribute some more research.