Submitter: Dolores Spencer
When I received your first message, in order to find a possible way we
could be related, I sat down and wrote all the names down. that is how
I determined that the only way we could be related is if our fathers had
an uncle named Thomas.
Here are the names (Landolfis only..no spouses) as I know them, starting
as far back as I know, which is only to my grandfather.
Mario Emma Landolfi (maiden name Raggazino)
Their children were Alfred, Fortunato (my father,) Matilda and Mario.
Alfred did not have any children.
Fortunato had five children: Veronica, Emma, Dolores (me,) Gerald and
Marie. He also had two girls from a previous marriage, Penny and ?
Matilda married Frank Haney and has three sons, Robert, Frank and ?
Mario has one child: Jan Landolfi
The only male Landolfi is my brother Gerald and he does
not have any children.
Let me know if anything needs clarification or if you have a different
idea on how we could be related.
Veronica, Emma, Dolores (me,) Gerald and Marie Landolfi
Submitter: Ronnie (Veronica Landolfi)
Subject: Re: lost family name
Message: Hi, it's me, Dolores, Michael, whoever's out there. This may
help. The original family name was not Landolfi. It was Landolv or Landolf,
it was German. The person who changed it was marrying an Italian girl,
as the family stayed in Italy for awhile. I don't know how many generations
this goes back.
Also, our half sisters' names were Penny and Linda. Penny
got adopted, and we have no idea where she is, but I do remember her living
with us at 278 91st Street in Brooklyn, so Penny if you're out there,
please reply; and Linda lived with an aunt and sent wedding pictures a
few decades ago.
We did have an Aunt Suzie, but it was on the Raggazino
side, and also an Uncle Amos Raggazino. My father's other brother's name
was Bobby, he was the youngest. My Uncle Mario died quite a few years
ago, my father died a few months ago, and my Uncle Alfred is not well,
but Aunt Matilda and Uncle Bobby are alive and well, as far as I know,
but not living in the area.
My grandparents came over from Italy and landed on Ellis Island, and I
believe they worked in Baracini's Candy until they retired in their early
'70's. To add to the confusion, there was a Landolfi out there who married
a Jewish girl and changed his last name to Schwartz. I figure if I keep
coming up with stuff I remember, someone might recognize the family.
If you do, please reply, now my curiosity is aroused.