We may be related. My grandfather was Gaetano Zappella who came via Ellis Island around 1906 but he was born in Melfi. His parents names were Salvatore and Maira Megale and one of his brothers may have been Cesare pursuant to SS records I have received and his parents name show the same as my grandfather's.
Gaetano had two children Salvatore(1910) and Theresa(1913), my father and aunt.
My grandmother divorced Gaetano and moved to San Francisco from New York around 1915. This is where I lose track of the Zappella side of the family. There seems to be no death, SS or
citizenship information for Gaetano so I do not know if he ever remarried and had more children or returned to Italy. My father just passed away in January but had little info. I have Gaetano's birth certificate from Itlay and his Ellis Island arrival info and then I run dry.
From my research many people born in Melfi either went up North in
Italy or emmigrated to other countries, mainly US as there was not work.
Any information anyone has let me know.