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Subject: RICCI FAMILY - NOVI LIGURE, ITALY to Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Author: pricci11
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2008
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ricci Arzani Cornaglia Cornari Armano

I am looking for information about the Ricci Family that moved to the USA, arriving on June 21, 1907. The family was Giovanni (John) Ricci and Maria Desolina Arzani Ricci as the parents, with children of Stephen (Stephano), Peter (Pietro), and Emil (Emilio). The family also had a younger sibling by the name of Oreste (born Sept 17, 1906, died Nov 11, 1906). That younger sibling is buried in Novi Ligure.

The parents of Giovanni Ricci are Stephano Ricci and Carlotta Cornaglia (last name also appears as Cornari on some records). The parents of Maria Desolina Arzani are Angelio Arzani and Francesca Armano. Maria Desolina Arzani had a brother named Secondo Arzoni that moved to Windsor Locks, CT earlier. Giovanni Ricci was born June 22, 1860 in Rivalta Scrivia, Italy near Novi Ligure. The family may have come from Alessandria and/or Tortona in the same area.