I found your email on the Ponza page on the internet, and hoped you may help
I'm Susan Coppa,and we are planning a trip to Ponza this summer August
We were in Italy last year, but in winter and didn't make it south.
We would like to know if it's possible to find relations, knowing how
the Coppa name is.
My husbands Grandfather lived there and married his first cousin who
Coppa. Michelangelo Coppa was born in 1894 and Married Filomena Coppa.
father was Libera Coppa. Down the family tree the coppa's married
Francesco Coppa married Teresa Mazzella
They had Libera-
Libera's Children are :
Miniagucchi -fathered 11 children
Michelangelo who married Filomeno, fathered 7 children (he died in
187)...The remaining children are the family we are from.
He of course was a fisherman, which was common.
Not sure if this is enough information. Would you know of any of these
Thanks for your help.
First let me congratulate you of the excellent home
page. I was very impressed by the photos and the information the page
contained.I am Anthony Romano. My father was Giuseppe (born
1905) from Ventotene. My mother was Giovanna Ruggiero (also from Ventotene). My
mother's first husband was Giovanni D'Arco from Ponza (married about 1915). They
had 2 children, Antonietta and Francesco D'Arco, both born in Ventotene or
Ponza. I am told Giovanni was a seaman who died of influenza about 1920. In 1922
my widowed mother came to America with her 2 children followed by my father in
1923. They were married here. Only my sister Antonietta is alive
today.Also, my first cousin Rosa Ruggiero married Attilio
Coppa who was from Ponza. They live in California and are about 90 years old
now. As a boy I remember going to "la festa di San Silverio" in the
Bronx.I have been researching our family for several
years now. In 2000 thanks to Antonio Coppa of Ponza I was able to obtain more
information about Giovanni D'Arco and his brothers and sisters. If anyone in
Ponza recognizes any of this information, I would be happy to hear from
them.Thank you for providing such a great way to
communicate with relatives.
Hi my name is Kenny(Vitiello) Veid I live in Delaware. My wife and I, 4 years ago went to Ponza .We loved it .My grandfather Silverio Vitiello came here in 1914, he had 1 brother and three sisters. The sisters stayed in Ponza, while he and his brother lived in West Virginia. My great grandmother was Mary Feola. I don't know much about my Ponza family. I would like to know more, and I would like to know more about Dover Plains and also meet people related to people from Ponza. Please feel free to contact me at Ironman451de@aol.com.