Posted by Gay Lyon on 02 JUN 2003 20:39:13
Looking for information on, or descendants of, my gg-grandfather Joseph Desimone, born 30 Nov 1827 in Ustica. On 03 Apr 1856 in New Orleans, he married Maria C. Lauff, born 03 Aug 1839 in Bavaria. They moved to the Columbia, CA goldfields, then (by 1883) to San Francisco, CA, and finally in about 1867, to San Jose, CA, where he was a fruit vendor. They had 11 children.
He also had a youn ger brother Charles living with him in San Jose in the 1880 census.
Can anyone suggest where to look for their marriage record, or a record of Joseph's passage to New Orleans, or his birth record in Ustica?
And if any San Jose Desimones read this, I'd like to contact you.