Domenico Granato (Grandfather)
FatherAbout 1866John Granato (Great Grandfather)
MotherAbout 1866Tecla (Great Grandmother)
Birth12 Oct 1894Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia
Emigration7 Sep 1920From Palermo; Last Residence Lentini
Immigration25 Sep 1920New York; aboard the steamship Patria, boarded in Palermo; going to Omaha, Nebraska
Immigration17 Sep 1925New York; aboard the steamship Duilio; going to Omaha, Nebraska
Naturalization2 Aug 1927102 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Residence1 Jul 1948434 Henry Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
PictureAbout 1950GRANATO, Domenic & MASILLO, Antonio
Picture7 May 1969GRANATO, Domenico & MACI Maria
Death27 Feb 1985Southside Hospital, Bayshore, Suffolk County, New York, USA
BurialAfter 27 Feb 1985Pinelawn Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA

Maria Maci (Grandmother)
FatherAbout 1871Santo Maci (Great Grandfather)
MotherAbout 1871Concetta Muscio (Great Grandmother)
Birth18 May 1901Regione Sicily, Italia
PictureAbout 1910MACI, Maria and Tecla
Emigration22 Nov 1927From Naples; Last Residence Lentini
Immigration4 Dec 1927New York; aboard the steamship Colombo, boarded in Naples; going to 131 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Picture7 May 1969GRANATO, Domenico & MACI Maria
Death21 Jun 1980Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
BurialAfter 21 Jun 1980Pinelawn Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
PictureUnknown GRANATO, Maria

Family of Domenico Granato & Maria Maci
Marriage1 May 1918Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia
Girl3 Dec 1920Tecla Granato (Mother)
Boy Living
Boy Living
Domenico and Maria were married in Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa in Sicily, on May 1, 1918. He was 21 years old, and she was to turn 18 later that month. A little more that two years later, with Maria pregnant of their first child, Domenico left for America to join Maria's brother Salvatore Maci, in Omaha, Nebraska, where many people from Lentini were headed. Omaha was a popular destination for the men and families of Lentini and the nearby town of Carlentini.

The Omaha attraction primarily was a community of friends and relatives that would serve as sponsors and supporters. The Italians of this era rarely left their villages and had a tremendous attachment to their hometown unlike today's mobile society. There were two brothers who became labor agents and recruited their paesani to come work in Omaha. They returned to Lentini and Carlentini several times to offer work and economic opportunity in America.

Domenico arrived in New York on September 25, 1920, headed for Omaha. Meanwhile, back in Lentini, little Tecla was born Dec 3. Domenico stayed in Omaha for four years, finally returning to Lentini in 1924. The following year, he again went to America, arriving in New York September 27, 1925, where he gained U.S. citizenship two years later on 2 Aug 1927. Later in 1927, Maria, and little Tecla, now seven, traveled to America, and settled in Brooklyn. Of the nine years hey were married, Domenic and Maria had spent six of them apart, as Domenic earned money in America. They lived their lives in Brooklyn, (Kane Street, and later Henry Street), where they raised Tecla, and two their sons who were born in Brooklyn.

Read about Domenico's and Maria's immigration at Immigration Crossings.


John Granato (Great Grandfather)
BirthAbout 1866Unknown
DeathUnknownUnknown
PictureAbout 1917GRANATO, John

Tecla (Great Grandmother)
BirthAbout 1866Unknown
DeathUnknownUnknown

Family of John Granato & Tecla
Boy12 Oct 1894Domenico Granato (Grandfather)
BoyAbout 1905Phillidelphio Granato
BoyCalc 1914Francesco Granato
GirlAbout 1915Vincenza Granato
GirlAbout 1916Josephina Granato


Francesco Granato (Great Uncle)
FatherAbout 1866John Granato (Great Grandfather)
MotherAbout 1866Tecla (Great Grandmother)
BirthCalc 1914Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia
Residence1979Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia

Maria (female)
BirthAbout 1914Unknown
Residence1979Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia

Family of Francesco Granato & Maria
Boy Living
Girl Living


Phillidelphio Granato (Great Uncle)
FatherAbout 1866John Granato (Great Grandfather)
MotherAbout 1866Tecla (Great Grandmother)
BirthAbout 1905Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia
Residence1979Argentina

Family of Phillidelphio Granato
Girl Living


Josephina Granato (Great Aunt)
FatherAbout 1866John Granato (Great Grandfather)
MotherAbout 1866Tecla (Great Grandmother)
BirthAbout 1916Lentini, Provincia di Siracusa, Regione Sicily, Italia

Frank Impollitito (male)
BirthEst 1914Unknown

Family of Josephina Granato & Frank Impollitito
Girl Living
Boy Living


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