POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388)
The Central Texas Chapter #10 of POINT met on 28 August 2013 at the home of Bill and Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) in Round Rock, TX, with 13 present.
Members discussed their disappointment at the ending of POINT, and their gratitude for its existence. Suggestions were made as to how to promote minutes and keep in touch with other chapters: perhaps having two email addresses for each chapter (in case one person's email address changes) and each chapter emailing the minutes to all chapters, or possibly having minutes appear on PIE.
Ursula PASSAFUMA Rader is researching her greatgrandparents, Benedetto
Antonino GANCI (later changed to ANGIE), born 1834, and his wife,
Crocefissa Maria LO JACONO (later changed to LEAGO), born 1839;
married 21 October 1860. His parents were Rosolino Ganci and Rosoila
RILLI. Her parents were Giusepppe LO JACONO, born about 1829, and Nunzia
Ursula knows of three children of her greatgrandparents: her Grandmother, Rosolia GANCI (ANGIE), born 3 January 1866 in Alia, Palermo, Sicily; died 19 June 1953 in Houston, TX. Her husband was Rosolino PASSAFIUME (later PASSAFUMA), born 15 April 1852 in Alia, Palermo, Sicily; died 10 March 1945 in Houston, TX. Two other children: Louis GANCI, born 6 April 1878, died 14 January 1958 in Waco, McLennen County, TX --- married Elizeth "Lizzie " CATALANO. Josephine GANCI; died in Houston, TX; married Frank LO JACONO. Ursula was told that Rosolino Passafuma's siblings settled in CA. She would like to know if anyone has information about her Grandfather Rosolino Passafuma's family and where he was born.
Susan TYLER is planning a trip with her brother to the hometown of their Grandfather, Guiseppe MAZZA, in San Pietro Apostolo, Calabria. In anticipation, Susan is enrolling in Italian classes for two semesters. She has ordered the Civil War records for Francis OLIVER who died at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and is awaiting a death certificate and will for Michael CONNOLY from County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
The family tree of Betty TOMASELLI Glaser (#5297) now totals 1478. New names on her ONOFRIO side include: CARRANO, DELGREGO, DIORIO, GARRO, MACCARONE, MAFFEO, MORENELLI, PELLEGRINO, SALZANO and SANTORO. New names on her TOMASELLI side include: ABBATE, BARTIROMO, ABATO, BOCCAMAIELLO, CAGGIANO, CANNAVACIOLO, CARUSO, CATAPANO, CERICHO, CHAMBRELLI, CIPRIANO, CONCELMO, D'ANDREA, DE ANGELO, DE CUSATI, FERRARO, FORMICHELLA, FRANCO, FREGA, GIANELLI, JACARUSO, LA ROCA, LUCIBELLO, MARTINO, MEADILLO, MILANO, PANZO, PARISE, PONCINO, POPOLIZO, PROTO, RAIOLA, RUOTOLO, RUSSO, SAGGIO, SCAFARIELLO, SIMEONE, SINNA, TEODOSIO, VERDI, VERZANO and VIROVITO. Names included on both sides include: FRANCO, LAUZANO and CARRANO.
Next meeting: 25 September 2013