We’re focusing on the villages of the Comune di Neirone to find the home of our Pensa and Gardella families.
Josephine Pensa and her family had emigrated from Italy in 1869. Their arrival in New Orleans in 1869 aboard the S.S. Paganini is well-documented.
They sailed from Genoa, probably departing in January 1869.Continue reading
Kathleen Gallagher grew up in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born in Sedalia in 1923 to Tom Gallagher and Catherine Rose Riley.Continue reading
The past stories have brought the Teplys and Jarvises up to the 1930s. Mel Jarvis and Don Teply are coming of age. Their lives will soon be disrupted by World War II. After the war, they will marry and raise families.Continue reading