This is in response to Lauren DiGiacomo regarding DiGiacomo Family History.
My grandfather, Domenico (Domenic) DiGiacomo,married Giaconda Fabrizio. Both were from Castiglione de Carovilli, province(now): Isernia, (then): Campobasso, in the region of Molise, Italy.
My grandfather, who was born in 1887 was about 16 when he first came to USA, with HIS father, and perhaps others. His father, Giorgio(George) DiGiacomo died in this country, and is buried in Krebs Cemetary. My grandfather returned to Italy, we think when he was about 19. When he was about 22 or 23 he married Giaconda Fabrizio. My grandfather returned to USA, to Krebs?, and my grandmother followed a year later with their one year old son, Vincenzo (Jimmie)(My father).
My father told me they lived in Krebs,Ok. for about 3 years, before moving to Wilburton, Ok. Krebs is in Pittsburg Co., just east of Mcalester. Wilburton is in Latimer Co. about 32 miles east of McAlester.
A lot of the immigrants from all over the world came to this whole area to work in the coal mines--some went to other states and on to other occupations. My grandfather owned and operated gas stations.
I suggest also, that you might want to "click" on my name to read other messages I have posted. I can send you a news clipping about Krebs, Ok. that was sent to me a few days ago, from one of my cousins.
My grandfather dropped the "Di" from Giacomo and whole of our family went by Giacomo. Some anglised the name to James,but I don`t think a lot did. I wish he had left the Di on.
Perhaps you could tell me your father`s first name. Where did his branch of DiGiacomo`s move? We had relatives in Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Pennyslvania, Oklahoma, possibly W. Virginia.
Here are my family names: DiGiacomo, Fabrizio, Massaro, Ricci. Family also think, Rossi, and possibly, Nuoci, or Nuosci.
I am of opinion that anyone with these names from Krebs,Ok. are related, and I am mostly looking for the descendants of these people, no matter how remote the kinship.
Please contact me again, if you think a connection. My email: toshwa@qwest if you prefer. I will not post my tree to a forum, until I get all the facts straight, but will send email if it will help, and also the news articles, if you would like--they are interesting.
Thank you very much,
Shirley Giacomo(Di) Walker
PS: I understand that Castiglione is a "hamlet" within the township of Carovilli, Italy. Someone said it was distroyed or nearly so, in WWII. S.
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