||Serafino PALERMO |
||6 Jul 1887
||Ferrazzano, Campobasso, Abruzzi e Molise [now Molise], Italy 
- date and place from SS applications index. His name is not in the SSDI.
||Enum. Dist. 15-31, 4th Ward (Myrtle Ave.), Buffalo, Erie Co., New York
- aged 43, born in Italy, speaks Italian, “labourer, car cleaner”--presumably cable cars?
||Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York
- Family history says that he immigrated from Abruzzi, that he came over at a very young age (7-10) without his parents, brought over by someone else. He remembered having to work in the potato fields as a boy. He wouldn’t eat potatoes because they were for pigs in Italy—the only way he would eat them was as homefries. He said wouldn’t go back to Italy because it was too a hard of a life there.
He got a job on the Lehigh Valley railroad after his brother Anthony (Epifanio).
In the 1930 census there is also a Michael “Leceno,” (Lacino), aged 41, living in the household as a boarder. He had been married to their sister Dorothea.
||4 Sep 2016 |
||Maria "Mary" BATTISTA, b. 31 May 1895, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York , d. Feb 1975, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York (Age 79 years) |
||19 Feb 1911
||St. Lucy's Church, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York
||Group Sheet | Family Chart