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Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Steven Clementi (View posts)
Posted: 991384862000
I am looking for any DeSena's living in Brooklyn, NY or Queens,NY or who have originated from these areas.

MyGreat Grandmother was Laura Desena, daughter of Micheal Desena and Jennie Scala and was born in Saviano, Italy. She was married to a Leonard Grillo and had several children (Rocco, Michael, Raymond, Helen, Jenny).

If any of these names are familiar, please let me know. Thanks.

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Steven (View posts)
Posted: 991818637000
Just found where she has rested for the past 29 years. Resting with her is one of her son's Raymond Grillo and 2 brothers Michael and Anthony.

Michael was born in 1873 and died in 1924
Anthony was born in 1885 and died in 1918

And anyone help fill in the rest.. or part of the rest?


Re: Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Posted: 1020036539000
Classification: Query
Surnames: DeSena
We are from Brooklyn, but there is not much I know. My father was born in Corona and then moved to Greenpoint by the time he was school age. His father, John August DeSena, was born in Saviano. I know he had a brother Pasquale. I don't know when my grandfather came here, but all his children were born here and that was between 1917-1923. I seem to remember my father telling me my granfather was 12 when he came, but that still doesn't help. My grandfather died in 1953, I believe, if not, then 1952. My father died when he was 42, so we have no one to ask, which is why I am searching. :o)
My father grew up next door to a family who were also named DeSena, but they were not related to us. Your great grandmother may have been a cousin or an aunt to my grandfather.

Re: Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Steven (View posts)
Posted: 1020037069000
Classification: Query
Pleas e-mail me if you have soem time. Maybe we can discuss this in more deatil. I am going to be getting some old documents soon that might help us both out. I also have access to pertinant Census data and passanger info that I can cross reference.

Hope to hear from you,


Re: Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Posted: 1069026028000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1154287977000
I am brazilian. I study genealogy-tree family De Sena. My family descendents of FELICE ANTONIO DE SENA was bourn in Nola - Italy, He had 03 children. Felice De Sena (my grandgrandfhater), Arcangelo De Sena and Giuseppe De Sena who moved in 1902 to USA. Giuseppe married whit Vincenza Ceparano.
Help me please to complete information about our family. See tree-genealogy in

Thanks a lot
Geraldo De Sena

Re: Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Posted: 1272390001000
Classification: Query
I am also looking for information on DeSenas from the Brooklyn area. My Husband's great-grandmother was Mary DeSena, I was told she had brothers, Ernest, Julian and Peter and a step-sister, Mabel. She married Egidio Gino Joseph Boggio. THat is all the info I have, if anyone has any similar info, PLEASE message me!!

Re: Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Posted: 1285445269000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Desena

Re: Desen'a in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Posted: 1285445568000
Classification: Query
This is my family of Desenas froms the 1920 census
they were from Queens assembly district 3 My grandmother was Mary desena the youngest

Louis Deseno 48
Camilla Deseno 46
Madeline Deseno 12
Antonette Deseno 11
Ambrosia Deseno 10
Elizabeth Deseno 8
Joseph Deseno 3
[3 11/12]
Grace Deseno
Mary desena 0

DESENA - SENA etc in Brooklyn, Kings, N.Y.

Posted: 1331897511000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1331897713000
Surnames: Desena-Sena-Delena - Grillo - Scala - Deangelista - Rumi-Pierro-Gaela
My e-mail to Steven bounced ---so

I hope there are still people working on this and will add to what I have.
I found the name spelled Sena - Desena- Delena

l. Michele Desena(sp) b. abt 1854 Italy
...+Giovanna (Jennie, Anna) Scala, b.abt 1854 Italy
possibly divorced. She is with children and he remarried
....known children
....2. Anna
....2. Maria abt 1875 Italy
....2. Laura 1887-1972 m. Leonard Grillo
....2. Michael b.abt 1888 ml)Bennedetta Pierro 2nd)Antonetta
....2. Mario (may be same as Murry)24 June 1888
....2. Philip Antonio b. abt 1888 m. Rose
....2. Vincenzio b. 31 Mar 1893 m. Julia

There is a Maria with Laura on the NY passenger list, who is going to a sister named Anna-- so if these are the correct people--there are two more names (Anna and Maria) to add to the family.

Second marriage was to SABATINA DEVANGELISTA, one record is Michele Delena 16 Mar 1896 to Sabatina D'Angeliste --the other is Michele DeSena 19 to Devangelista (note spelling change)

The 1900 Brooklyn Kings Co. census shows the couple as
Michele Rumi 30
Sabatina 23
Rosina 5
Nicholi 28, brother

This has to be the same couple as was married 1896, and Geovanna, mother of son Michael is living with her son.

I haven't found Nicholi yet and there wasn't any "Rumi" names listed to match.

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