Posted By:andrea johnson
Subject:LEO/GRIEVO/MONOCO's (NY/NJ area?) Alex, Camella, Butch, Mary, Rigo (soldier pic)
Post Date:July 17, 2008 at 09:48:39
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I am searching here because our Leo side had Monaco cousins. The Leo's Migrated from San Fili, Italy in 1910 and lived in New Rochelle, NY for a time before moving to Plainfield of NJ. I just received an old box of family items including hundreds of photos, some quite old.

My g-grandfather Guiseppe Leo stayed with a Monaco family when he came to the USA around 1907 and can be found on the 1910 New Rochelle, NY census. The family he is staying with is: Alexander, Mary, and children Jenifer/Gesuipe? (daughter) 15, Harry 13, Fiore? (son) 11, and mother Caroline Monaco widow aged 80. Looks like Caroline had 12 children by this date, only 6 surviving.

1920 New Rochelle census has Fiore married and living next door with wife Ettire? and 1 year old son Alexander. Funny thing is that the next door neighbors to Foire/Fiore caught my eye: Frank and Jennie Aiello. I have their wedding photo in my box of old perhaps they are related or just would put their wedding date back to about 1913. The Aiello's have children William, VIncent and Nancy.

One album has a Monaco family's christmas greetings that look to be from the 1950's/60's from an Alex, Camilla/Carmilla, and Butch (the daughter isn't named on two of the photos so I don't know it.) I found it in my great-aunt's photo album. Her husband was Rocky the Monaco's may be related to the Grievo side or even Cavaliere side (I still haven't found anything about the Cavaliere's-was just told that they were cousins)...There is also an old soldier photos labled Rigo Monaco...looks to be from one of the World Wars. I have no idea who he is.