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Descendants of Andrea Falgione

Generation No. 1 1. ANDREA FALGIONE was born 1857 in Rocca Cinquemiglia, Abruzzo, Italy, and died 1928 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania. He married MADALENA. She was born 1854 in Austria, and died 1927 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

More About ANDREA FALGIONE: Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA Section A,B,2,3

More About MADALENA: Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Children of ANDREA FALGIONE and MADALENA are:

2. i. JOSEPH2 FALGIONE, b. April 25, 1896, PA; d. June 09, 1969, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

3. ii. PHILLIP FALGIONE, b. May 01, 1899, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania; d. June 29, 1989, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

4. iii. DOMINICK GEORGE FALGIONE, b. Unknown, Italy.

iv. MIELINA FALGIONE, b. Abt. 1894; d. May 30, 1909, Age 15, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

More About MIELINA FALGIONE: Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

5. v. THOMAS FALGIONE ROSS, b. Unknown, Italy; d. February 21, 1960, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH2 FALGIONE (ANDREA1) was born April 25, 1896 in PA, and died June 09, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania. He married MARGARET KRAUSE September 21, 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of CHARLES KRAUSE and MAGGIE A.. She was born November 05, 1901 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania, and died December 18, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

More About MARGARET KRAUSE: Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA Section C

Children of JOSEPH FALGIONE and MARGARET KRAUSE are:

i. PHILOMENA FALGIONE

6. ii. THELMA MAE FALGIONE

7. iii. MADDALENA MARGHERITA FALGIONE, b. April 18, 1923, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania; d. October 1972, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

8. iv. ESTHER FALGIONE

9. v. JOSEPH FALGIONE

vi. MARY FALGIONE, b. 1932, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania; d. 1932, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

More About MARY FALGIONE: Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Died shortly after birht while Margaret still in the hospital "obstruction in her nose"

10. vii. ROBERT FALGIONE

11. viii. RICHARD FALGIONE

3. PHILLIP2 FALGIONE (ANDREA1) was born May 01, 1899 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania, and died June 29, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania. He married PAULINE DE ANGELIS. She was born 1905 in Unknown, and died 1993 in Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania.

More About PHILLIP FALGIONE: Residence: 1930, 223 Matilda Street, Pittsburgh, PA

More About PAULINE DE ANGELIS: Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA Section D

Children of PHILLIP FALGIONE and PAULINE DE ANGELIS are:

i. VIRGINIA FALGIONE

Notes for VIRGINIA FALGIONE: Headstone for Virgina is located with Phillip and Pauline. Birth date on stone with Fiorilli name. No date of death.

More About VIRGINIA FALGIONE: Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA Section D

ii. INFANT FALGIONE, d. Age five (5) years.

4. DOMINICK GEORGE FALGIONE (ANDREA1) was born in Italy. He married (1) SANTA MARIA. He married a second time.

Children of DOMINICK FALGIONE and SANTA MARIA are:

i. ANDREW FALGIONE, b. August 25, 1908; d. October 1975, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania; m. ANNA.

Notes for ANDREW FALGIONE: The name Andrew in Italian is Andrea. Andrew was named for his grandfather.

More About ANDREW FALGIONE: Namesake: Andrea Falgione Residence: 1930, 4518 Lorigan Street, Pittsburgh, PA

12. ii. RITA FALGIONE.

13. iii. MAFELDA FALGIONE.

14. iv. BEULAH FALGIONE.

v. JOHN FALGIONE, b. January 21, 1912; d. April 05, 1990, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania; m. THERESA A.

Notes for JOHN FALGIONE: John Falgione and wife Theresa bore no children.

More About JOHN FALGIONE:

Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary, 4503 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA Section W

Children of DOMINICK FALGIONE and his second wife are:

vi. EUGENE3 FALGIONE, b. October 05, 1924, Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania; d. August 31, 1997, Hastings, Nebraska; m. WILMA KATHLEEN ELLIOTT, February 09, 1946, Simth Center Kansas.

15. vii. MARIO FALGIONE

16. viii. GLORIA FALGIONE, d. October 03, 1999, Bloomfield, Pittsburgh, PA.

17. ix. EDITH FALGIONE.

x. JENNY FALGIONE.

xi. FREDA FALGIONE.

xii. DORA FALGIONE.

5. THOMAS FALGIONE ROSS (ANDREA1 FALGIONE) was born in Italy, and died February 21, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. He married three times. His first wife is unknown. He then married SARAH. She died at an early age. He married (3) LEONA LEUIS.

More About THOMAS FALGIONE ROSS: Name Change: Ross

Children of THOMAS ROSS and LEONA UNKNOWN are:

18. i. LOIS ROSS

ii. MADELINE ROSS

19. iii. THOMAS JR. ROSS

20. iv. MARLENE ROSS

21. v. ALMA ROSS


I have attempted to privatize information to respect those still living. I have information through the fifth generation that will be available only to known relatives. All family members that have provided information will receive hard copies of the family tree which is all inclusive.

Falgione Scrapbook


Roccacinquemiglia, Italy

While we may never know for certain the frazione (small village) Andrea and Maddalena came from, Jilda, a close friend of the family, believes the Falgione's were from the same frazione as her family, Roccacinquemiglia. Nestled in the Appennino Abruzzese, Roccaqinquemiglia rises on a colorful hill 1050m above sea level.

The church of Santa Maria di Cinquemiglia has its roots back to 703A.D. as part of the Monaci Benedictines of St. Vincenzo.

As with most mountain villages in Abruzzo, Roccacinquemiglia is protected by peaks and the houses enclose the village in a defensive circle. This type of village is common to those bulit during the middle ages as it provided protection from danger. Built entirely out of stone and mud with a noticeable absence of wood, the houses of bare stone are built close together to provide a protective mass in guise of a wall (they are called casa-mura, wall-houses).

Roccacinquemiglia is a frazione in the Comune of Catel di Sangro, in the Province of L'Aquila, in the region of Abruzzo. The economy has centered on sheep farming for centuries. The Mountains and valleys, with their vast plateaus and stony slopes, since the earliest of times, have made the area an ideal enviornment for shepards and their flocks.

History of Italian Immigration

The first Italian to set foot on American soil was Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus) in 1492. He was followed by another Italian in 1502, Amerigo Vespucci, who declared that the new land was not part of the East Indies, but a 'New World,' America.

The first Italian immigrant was Peter Ceaser Alberti in 1635. He came with the Dutch and raised his family on what today is called Long Island. Italian immigration was rare during the colonial period of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The few Italians that did immigrate were mostly artisans, sculptors, and painters from Northern Italy.

It was not until the last quarter of the 1800's that Italians began to arrive in significant numbers. From 1870 to 1920, more than 4 million Italians emigrated to the United States, settling in the industrial cities of the Northeast.

The vast majority of these immigrants were peasants from overpopulated, impoverished regions of Southern Italy. They crossed the Atlantic seeking better economic opportunities, leaving their small farming villages behind. Some continued their agrarian pursuits, selling fruits and vegetables or planting grapevines brought from home. Most, however, began a new life working in factories in industrial cities, railroad construction sites in the Midwest, iron mills in Minnesota and the copper and silver mines of California.

Often referred to as, 'Birds of Passage,' these laborers came and went seasonally, working in the United States as long as the weather was good, then returning to their families in Italy for the winter months. Some remained 'Birds of Passage,' but most ended up bringing their wives and children.

When villages began to hear rumors of the jobs and wealth to be found in North and South America, their minds were made up. Entire villages, with the exception of the elderly, left to start new lives in America. From 1870 to 1914, over one-third of the inhabitants of Southern Italy emigrated.

In 1901, the Mayor of Molterin met Italy's Prime Minister with the words: "I greet you in the name of 8,000 fellow citizens, 3000 of whom are in America and the other 5,000 preparing to follow."

The reason that so many emigrates was simple - they were slowly starving to death. However, there were many complex reasons beneath this simple one. The people of the south were starving because a feudal system gave large tracts of land to a single owner. Peasants worked the land tirelessly for a small portion of the produce. On top of manmade hardships were drought and natural disasters.

CHIETI, BORRELLO, ITALY

The name FALGIONE rarely shows up in any index, database, phonebook, etc. I was beginning to believe that my line of Falgione's had altered the spelling somewhere through the generations. To my delight, I finally found a FALGIONE in Italy!

LONARDO FALGIONE b: m1: Loreta Di Benedeto d: i. Giuseppe Falgione b: 1702 ii. Lucia Domenica Antonia Falgione b: 11 Dec 1707 m2: Maria Di Liscia iii. Caterina Falgione b: 27 April 1712 iv. Domenico Antonio Falgione b: 02 Jun 1715

This information comes from LDS - IGI Microfische - Toledo Main Library.




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