Susan- My great-grandfather was Luigi (Louis) Pardini who lived in Grass Valley, Nevada County, CA from 1885 until his death in 1952. He and his wife Caterina Stagi raised five children and many of their decesedants still live there. He came to the US from Sant'Anna, Lucca, Italy. I hope this helps. I have other info which might help depending on what you would like to know.