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Perna in Sicily
Posted by: Amanda Perna Date: March 30, 2001 at 15:27:11
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Hi, I do not know anything about my ancestry from Italy except that my grandfather and grandmother were born somewhere near Val d'Erice or Erice, Sicily (Trapani province). My grandfather's name was Salvatore Perna (b.1891 d.1986) and had 6 other siblings, most of which emigrated to Argentina. My grandfather came over in 1915 and settled in Detroit, MI. He went back to Sicily often back then and finally married a Maria (Mary) Meli and brought her back to Detroit. Salvatore and Maria had 3 children:

Lena (Paulina) Perna Bonfiglio
Joe (Guiseppe) Perna
Lou (Luigi) Perna.

Lou Perna is my father and still resides in the Detroit area.

I cannot hardly even find the Perna name in Sicily or Meli (my grandmother's maiden name). If anyone has any information or tips they can pass on my way, I would be greatly appreciative.
Thank you.


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