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It all began in Giarre. Michele Finochiaro, born about 1820 married Maria Marciante. The had 5 children, one of whom died about age 3. There was Venera, b. Oct 30, 1849, Rosaria, b. Jun 27, 1854, Marianna, b. Sep 21, 1856 and the only male, Mariano, b. Jan 16, 1851. Mariano married Maria Toscano, Nov 11, 1874 and is my wife's graandfather. They had 7 children. All came to America but two went back, Michele and Francesco. In June 2002, we met the entire Michele Finocchiaro family in Giarre. They had never know of us nor we of them. We have no lead on Francesco other than being very sure he has descendants in Catania.
The girls, Venera, Rosaria and Marianna are a different story. We have no leads to chase. Maybe someone reading this will have information to offer, a female ancestor whose maiden name was Finocchiaro.