Joseph, I think we're on opposite sides of the tree but it'll be great sharing information. If it's the same family then the son Joseph would have changed his name to Joel Friend and became and actor. The father Joseph would have been my great uncle.
I'm told my great grandfather went on to Chicago while his brother or brothers settle in New York. My great grandfather went back to Italy and there he died. He left his son and daughter in Chicago. It is the son of my great aunt that gave me the New York info. It seems he took care of Joel Friend during his last year of life.
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