Imagines Maiorum - Ancestors from Campania

Lopardo

This small San Giacomese family presents a nice example of the surprisingly complex migratory history of late nineteenth century Italians:  Giuseppe Lopardo was born in the nearby town of Atena Lucano.  He married and had his first child in Monte San Giacomo in 1894.  Over the next few decades,  Giuseppe would travel back and forth between Monte San Giacomo,  Brazil,  and the US,  sometimes alone,  sometimes accompanied by other members of the family.  Several of Giuseppe and Rosa’s children were born in Sao Paolo,  Brazil,  in the early 1900’s,  and Giuseppe made was making trips to the US as late as 1931,  but Giuseppe and Rosa never left Monte San Giacomo permanently.  Their Brazilian-born son Antonio married in Monte San Giacomo;  Antonio and several of the other children settled permanently in the US in the early 1920’s

 

Many thanks to Vincenzo Lopardi’s grand-daughter Lori Guerra for additional information on this family!

 

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Michele Lopardo

Born:  c.1828

Married:  Serafina Curto

Children:  Giuseppe b.1867

Occupation:  Contadino

Note:  According to family tradition,  Michele Lopardo was of noble descent,  but gambled away his property.  At any rate,  by the time his son was married,  he is described as being merely a contadino (tenant farmer).

IV-CHILDREN OF MICHELE LOPARDO AND SERAFINA CURTO

Giuseppe Lopardo                                            

Born:  22.11.1867 to Michele Lopardo and Serafina Curto,  Atena Lucano,  Sa

Married:  Rosa Biancamano 01.04.1892(bann)

Children:  Michele b.1894, Antonio b.1900, Angelo b.1902, Vincenzo b.1904, Pasqua b.1908,

Annantonia/Carmela b.1911

Died:  16.10.1946,  Italy

Occupation:  Contadino

Immigrated:  05.03.1909,  Hamburg-Amerika Deutchland,  Napoli-New York—im

1929

21.12.1931,  Loyd Sabaudo Conte Grande,  Napoli-New York—im

Note:  Giuseppe and Rosa had 11 children total,  not all of whom are listed here.

III-CHILDREN OF GIUSEPPE LOPARDO AND ROSA BIANCAMANO

Michele Lopardo                                              

Born:  01.02.1894 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancamano,  Monte San Giacomo

Died:  19.07.1912,  Monte San Giacomo

Antonio Lopardi                                               

Born:  04.05.1900 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancamano,  Sao Paolo

Married:  Maria Antonia Pantoliano

Died:  24.05.1980

Residence:  1931,  361 Chinshen Ave.,  Brooklyn,  NY

Immigrated:  03.07.1922,  Sicula Americana Guglielmo Pierce,  Napoli-New York

Angelo Charlie Lopardi                                  

Born:  27.11.1902 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancamano,  Sao Paolo

Died:  02.02.1966

Immigrated:  22.11.1923 Sicula Americana Guglielmo Pierce,  Napoli-New York

Vincenzo Vincent Lopardi                              

Born:  07.09.1904 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancamano,  Sao Paolo

Married:  Antonietta Jeannette Policastro

Children:  Rose Marie b.1926, Jeanne Anne b.1930, Doloras Marie b.1941

Died:  22.06.1994,  Pelham,  NY

Immigrated: 13.11.1921,  Sicula Americana Guglielmo Pierce,  Napoli-New York

10.09.1948,  Italia Line Saturnia,  first class,  Napoli-New York

Pasqua Lopardo                                                

Born:  19.04.1908 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancammano,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Francesco Spina 12.09.1926,  Monte San Giacomo

Died:  04.04.1982

Annantonia Annina Lopardo                         

Born:  12.04.1911 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancamano,  Monte San Giacomo

Carmela Millie Lopardo                                

Born:  12.04.1911 to Giuseppe Lopardo and Rosa Biancamano,  Monte San Giacomo

II-CHILDREN OF VINCENZO LOPARDI AND JENNETTE POLICASTRO

Rose Marie Lopardi                                         

Born:  06.05.1926 to Vincenzo Lopardi and Jennette Policastro,  NY

Married: ? Marotta

Jeanne Anne Lopardi                                      

Born:  11.03.1930 to Vincenzo Lopardi and Jennette Policastro,  NY

Married:  ? Benefico

Immigrated:  10.09.1948,  Italia Line Saturnia,  first class,  Napoli-New York

Dolores Marie Lopardi                                   

Born:  02.04.1941 to Vincenzo Lopardi and Jennette Policastro,  NY

Married:  ? dePierro

Immigrated:  10.09.1948,  Italia Line Saturnia,  first class,  Napoli-New York