Migliorino’s family

Between the late 1800s and the early 1900s, Florigi Migliorino, his brother Francesco (born in 1857), their sisters (Maria-Fortunata and Carolina), and his nephew Pasquale, emigrated to the United States of America. The whole Migliorino family in those years were born in a small town in southern Italy, about 140 km south of Naples, Santa Lucia Cilento.

Thanks to Laura Migliorino for the pictures.

Florigi, Pasquale & Francesco
Francesco, Pasquale & Florigi Migliorino
Migliorino Family in 1922
Migliorino Family in 1922

Florigi

The story about Florigi ( called Zio Emilio here).

He was born in Santa Lucia (Italy) in 1883.
It was always said that he stowed away on a boat out of Naples
at age of 14 years old. He knew of some Italians in Pittsburgh and went from New York, where the boat landed, to Pittsburgh. But there were too many shoemakers in Pittsburgh so he was sent to Cleveland where they needed showmakers.

Thanks to Bob and Fran Migliorino for the pictures.


Florigi’s birth certificate
Florigi's Family
Florigi’s Family: Lina, Emil, Patrick, Minnie, Florence & Frank ( on grammas lap) – August 8, 1912
Florigi, Pasquale & Francesco
Francesco, Pasquale & Florigi Migliorino
Patrick Migliorino (Florigi’s son), fishing in Ohio on the Fourth of July in 1949
Patrick Migliorino, 1980
Patrick Migliorino, 1957
Frank Migliorino (Florigi’s son)
Frank Migliorino (Florigi’s son)

Pasquale

Pasquale was born in Santa Lucia (Italy) in 1891. He went to the USA and lived with Zio Emilio (Florigi) until returning to Santa Lucia to marry Teresa Gallo.

Thanks to Laura Migliorino for the pictures.

Pasquale Migliorino Stone
Pasquale Migliorino Stone

Gabriele & Emilio

The brothers Gabriele (born in Santa Lucia in 1907) and Emilio Migliorino (born in Santa Lucia in 1902) remained in Italy, their brother Pasquale, instead he emigrated to the United States of America.
Emilio worked as a blacksmith in a town near Santa Lucia, his workshop was set up by his father Francesco (who emigrated to the US and often returned to Italy, where he died in 1940) and married Echelina and had 6 children . His brother Gabriele never married and worked as a farmer.

Thanks to Laura Migliorino for the pictures.

Monica with Migliorini 1980
Monica with Migliorino’s 1980

Reunion 2019

In May 2019 in Cleveland there was a family reunion, there were more than 100 people, there was also Uncle George celebrating his 100 years!

Many thanks to Jim, Bob and Fran, and their family for welcoming us, it was a wonderful experience and a unique welcome!

Pictures by Emilio Migliorino.