Posted by Jessica Warner on 16 FEB 2009 22:37:49
In 1866 on the Italian Brig Catarina, Antonina Pittari, his wife Maria Rosa Palmisano and their children set sail for New Orleans. They arrive on 10 April, 1866. Orleans. Her name was Rosina Fonte, daughter of Giovvani Fonte and Maria Polverino, both from Ustica, Sicilia, Italy! They are the parents of my great grandfather, John Frank Petrie (the Americanized version of Pittari). The rest as they say, is history. from Usitca, Sicilia, Italia! on Facebook if you'd like to join!