MINICOLA FAMILY HISTORY

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Dr Giuseppe Cardo

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Dr. Giuseppe Cardo was an important figure in the history of Roseto Valfortore, Italy and also was instrumental in helping the Minicola family emigrate to North America. He was the town doctor and also served as the head of the Rosetan National Guard. In 1883 [...]

An Italian Lover

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From the Peterborough Examiner, February 22nd, 1889. "An Italian Lover" is an early reference to the Minicola family in Peterborough. My great-great grandfather, Filippo (Philip) Minicola, (misspelled Mainecola) apparently had trouble collecting rent from one [...]

Finelli-Menecola Family

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Donata Menecola was born Oct 10th, 1853 in Roseto Valfortore, Italy. Her father Giuseppe Menecola was an older brother of my great-great grandfather Filippo Menecola. Donata married Nicola Finelli in Roseto Valfortore around 1870. Brenda [...]

An Italian Wedding

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The genealogy website http://www.familysearch.org now has a large number of historical scanned documents from all over Italy. Many of these documents aren't indexed so manually searching them is the only way to find specific documents. [...]

DM Minicola & Son

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Another Minicola Fruit store was located on Victoria Street in Tweed and was advertised as D. M. Minicola & Son. My grandparents Evelyn Hughes and Victor Minicola met in Tweed, Ontario . The Hughes [...]

Ferrara Family

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Ferrara Family photographs - Great grandmother Adelina Minicola's maiden name was Ferarra. Three of her brothers immigrated to the United States: Raffaele, Alfredo and Achille. [...]

Family Immigration Records

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After 3 years in Canada Filippo Minicola and Nicola Minicola had decided to make Canada their permanent home. Nicola made the long voyage back to Italy to settle the family's affairs and to accompany the [...]

Luisi Family

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Like the Minicolas the Luisi family originated in Roseto Valfortore, Italy. Five sisters from the Luisi family emigrated to Peterborough in the early 1900's with four of them eventually settling permanently in the community. Rosaria [...]

Sabatino Family

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MINICOLA FAMILY HISTORY Sabatino Family of Lakefield Margherita Minicola was the second child of Fillippo and Lucia Minicola and the eldest of the Minicola daughters, born in [...]

Erskine Ave. Grocery

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Owner/Proprieters Leonardo & Rose Minicola & daughter Rose Williams Years active 1912 - 1975 Location 635 Erskine Ave Leonardo and Rosaria Minicola's store was located at what is now 635 Erskine Ave. Leonardo's [...]

Elm St. Grocery

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Owner/Proprieter(s) 1897 – 1902 Filippo Minicola 1903 – 1914 Lucia (Ronca) Minicola 1915 – 1922 Nicola Minicola 1923 – 1968 Lucy and Alfred Pepe Years Active 1897 – 1968 Location 1897 – 1907 – [...]

George St. Grocery

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In late 1911 Donato Minicola decided it was time to try his hand at running his own business. He had many years experience going back to at least 1893 working in the fruit and grocery [...]

Hunter St. Grocery

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Owner/Proprieter(s) 1893 - 1895 Filippo Minicola 1895 - 1896 Nicola Minicola 1897 - 1906 Minicolo Bros. (Nicola, Leonardo and Donato) 1907 - 1915 Nicola Minicola Years active 1893 - 1915 Location(s) 1893 - 1896 [...]

Charlotte Pantry

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In October of 2011 the sale of Charlotte Pantry was finalized. It had been in the family for nearly 25 years since March of 1987 and I was in grade 13 at St. Peter's high [...]