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Posted by Michele Lavagnino on April 29, 2002 at 11:54:48:

I took my oldest three children to see their grandparents birthplace in Nierone and Corsiglia .We stayed at my mothers birthplace in the house that she was bornin. It has been refurbished and is now a Palace in the wilderness.

We made an attempt twice to see the priest in Nierone and although he was there he made no effort to see us or to make an appointment. The town had changed since my last visit and alot of the homes have been fixed up.
We attempted to find my fathers home but to no avail so we went back to town hall were the young lady spent about an hour making calls to old timers to see if they would remember,only one in about eight people recalled my fathers family nickname which was " The Beast" That was my Grandfathers nickname and my dad was known as the son of the beast. He had been the gravedigger in the cemetary untill he died.

I would suggest that if you are seeking any info on Nierone homes and families that you go to City Hall in Nierone they are most helpful.

We found the house and it too was redone and I would never have recognised it without her help.

We searched every level of the cemetary but found no stone for my grandfather {about 4 hrs searching}.

The church in Rocca is only open on Sundays and they have a visiting Priest so I was unable to show my children the Mural.The Immedate names in My family are as follows and if you have any information on any I would appreciate hearing from you.

Grandfather Giovani Lavagnino NIERONE
Grandmother Rosa Loreno {Lavagnino} Fathers side

Grandfather Michele Dondero
Grandmother Vitoia Gardella {Dondero} Corsiglia

We visited the area and Italy from Sept 1 to Sept 19 2001

Michele Lavagnino

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