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CORSO Ancestor's From TRABIA, Sicily
Posted by: Dick Corso Date: May 12, 1998 at 11:22:07
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My Corso ancestors immigrated to San Francisco from Trabia, Sicily between 1891 and 1903. My grandfather and at least five of his brothers and sisters, with their mother all settled in the S.F. Bay Area at that time. Some of these Corso relatives were married with children and some were unmarried, but eventually they all contributed to many decendents in Northern California.

These Corso siblings were: Giovambattista (b.1870-d.1952); my Grandfather Nicolo (b.1877-d.1953); Giovanna (b.1879-d.1949); Francesco (b.1883-d.1926); Angelo (b.1886-d.1959); Concetta (b.1888-d.1956) and supposedly there was a seventh but I have not found that person as yet.

The main thrust of my research has been to find who the real father (my g-grandfather) was for these Corso children. Their birth records indicate he was Ignazio Corso (b.1844-d.?) , but there is a substantiated tale of a scandal and cover-up where some of the children were fathered by a man named Luigi Corso, so I am not certain of the true identity of my g-grandfather. The woman that bore these children was my g-grandmother Benedetta Spingola (b.1847-d.1927). Benedetta had 11 children and according to the 1910 S.F. census, 7 (6 mentioned above) were still alive then. Ignazio's father was Antonio Corso (gg-grandfather) (b.?-d.?).

When I complete my search, I will know who Antonio's father was and hopefully with certainty that Ignazio is my true gg-gf. At that time I will be glad to share my findings with anyone who is interested or thinks they are related.

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