English Letters On Pietrocola Family Research

Tony Pietrocola <tonyp@10floor.com>

Sunday, January 25, 2004 6:54 PM

The family tree is in Italian and I do not speak Italian. My father name was
Guido Pietrocola from Cleveland Ohio. Do you know of any Guido's?


Tony Pietrocola

Flavio Pietrocola <K0IVM0IF@terra.es>

Monday, January 26, 2004 2:37 AM

thanks for contact - as far as I know my family comes from Puglia , but many
lived in Naples , among which a painter of repute and musicians - will check
with my parents and revert . I currently live in Barcelona - Spain.

kind regards,

Flavio Pietrocola

Nicole Pietrocola <misspee42@hotmail.com>

Thursday, January 29, 2004 10:52 PM

hi - my grandfather is alfonso pietrocola. he died in 2000. i can't believe
he's on your family tree.
he had 5 children maria, gina, paulo, roberto and luigia (lida).

maria married salvatore ghizzo and had johncarlo, daniel, alfonso, corina
gina married frederico di paolo and they had marco and dino
paulo married paula ? and had jim and linda
roberto married grace marchesani and had nicole paul and mark
lida married john palermo and had john, marisa, and michael.

anything else i can help you with let me know....
great job! nic

Theresa Woythaler <twoythaler@webtv.net>

Saturday, January 31, 2004 11:56 PM

I am a Pietrocola prior to my marriage. I dont know anything about my
familys geneology. My fathers name was Raphael Pietrocola and he came
from Ariano Irpino. I have tried to trace my family roots with not too
much success. I wish you luck in your quest.

God Bless

CHRISTINE BRAUN <cbraun18@msn.com>

Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:12 AM

Hello Greg,

I am fairly new at this. I am not sure how to view your family tree. Unfortunately, I do not have much info on Maria. She was my grandfather's mother. They were from Piraino, Sicily. I have a picture of their tombstones with the birth dates and dates they passed away. My grandfather came to the USA in 1913. His brother Carmelo Barbera came two months later. Carmelo left a wife and two children in Italy. I believe her name was Angline. I can't make out her last name. All the info I have on Maria is that she married Antonino Barbera and they had 4 children. Antonio, Carmelo and Pietro (Peter), they had a sister but she died at a young age. Pietro was the brother who stayed in Piraino. He had a son lost in the war, his name was Anthony.

Please reply

Thank you.

Chris Braun

dollartbydiane <dollartbydiane@earthlink.net>

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 10:58 PM

Dear Gregory,

Yes, we are relatives.........I was shocked to see my Mother and Father's names on your family tree, as far as I knew we were the last of the Pietrocola's.

My father's name was Alfredo and my Mother's name Anna.....My sister's name is Maryann and of course I am Diane. My Dad's father's name was Benjamin....I never met him, he left my grandmother when my Dad was 14 yrs. old. As far as I know he moved to another City in the US and started a new family.

This is wonderful, but it brings up alot of hurt as my father died before he turned 50 and my mother followed him 18 months later at an early age of 46.

How did you find me ???????????????????????????

Please tell me about yourself, what do you do, where do you live, etc.

Thanks for finding me....I will be waiting to hear from you.


dollartbydiane <dollartbydiane@earthlink.net>

Thursday, April 22, 2004 9:22 PM

Dear Greg,

What patience you must have, first to teach and then to try to find living relatives. I couldn't do either...much too frustrating for me. But on the other hand, to go to Italy....that's another story...I would research also if I could go there !!!!!

I am very, very surprised to find out just how many Pietrocola's there are....sure, I really believed that there were relatives in Italy, but not here.

Okay, so how far back do we go ? Meaning, just how distant are we ?

As for my grandfather, Benjamin, my grandmother would not talk about him, neither would my father. I only know that many years after he left, he called my grandmother (Mary) to ask for a divorce b/c he wanted to remarry........she said no. She destroyed all pictures of him, but I hear he was a very handsome man. (But then, aren't all the Pietrocola's beautiful ???????)

If you want to send me Laurel's email address, I would like to get in touch with her. We were never really close to my father's side of the family....what a shame. She is not a distant cousin, she is my father's sister's daughter.

As for Maria Colamaria, I have never heard her name mentioned....how nice it must have been to actually meet.

Yes, I heard mention that we were related to Gabriel Rosetti, some how my sister thinks we were related to Dante, I guess my grandmother told her that, this is where I supposedly get my artistic talent from. (LOL)

Thank you for mentioning my doll website, I certainly would appreciate your spreading the news, however, you have to be a miniature collector to want what I offer. I sell on Ebay and thankfully had a good month. I hope it keeps up for awhile as my son that lives here can not contribute to the household right now, his jaw is broken on both sides, a plate was put in and without his contribution each month, it is difficult to pay all the bills and everything else.

Please keep in touch, it has been very nice chatting with you....please keep me posted on more Pietrocola findings.


CHRISTINE BRAUN <cbraun18@msn.com>

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 10:22 PM

Dear Greg,

I'm sure you are busy with your own family tree. I have come to a stand still. I am not sure which way to look. Since I last had contact with you, I'v come across my great uncle's passport. Listed is" his father Antonino Barbera he lists his mother as Costantino Pietro Cola Maria. I am confused. I don't know if Constantino is her maiden name or Pietro Cola. It apprears that way on the tombstone also. I have also found the woman's name that my great uncle married, it was Angela Giardina. They had 2 children Rosaria and Mary. I have check all Surname lists for Barbera, Pietro Cola, Giardina, Costantino, nothing comes up with any thing that would relate to my family. Do you have any suggestions. The passport is in Italian, I have a dictonary that has English to Italian and Italian to English, but unfortunately there is not much info on it.

I would appreciate any info as to where to go from here. I really do not mean to impose on you.

Thank you,

Chris Braun

CHRISTINE BRAUN <cbraun18@msn.com>

Friday, June 4, 2004 9:24 PM

Dear Gregory,
Thank you so much for your reply. Yes, I was aware the name started out as Pietro Cola. Actually, that is how it is written on my great uncle's passport. I really appreciate your advice, unfortunately, I have done all those things. My great uncle and my grandfather were the only ones from the family to come to the USA. My grandfather passed away in 1982, my great uncle (whom I never met, died in 1964.) (Just got my hands on his death notice. My dad is still alive, he is 75, his memory is good, but by the time he went to Europe, my great grandmother and grandfather had already passed. All the family pictures he has are not marked. He never got to meet his grandparents. My grandfather lost contact with his brother Pietro who stayed in Europe. My uncle left his wife and children there, and eventually lost contact with them. He has a very colorful past, and was described as being very eccentric. I understand his wife was glad that he left. He was 24 when he came to the United States. I'm sure his wife must have remarried at some point, being so young with children.

All my dad remembers of the family is that they lived in Piraino, lived in the mountains and grew olives. I would love to go to Italy, unfortunately, the reason I have the time to do the geneology is because I recently lost my job, due to the company relocating our jobs. (My husband too)

How exciting for you to be able to go there. That must have been a thrill, especially since you found some relatives. I will keep searching. I know they are out there. I have not tried the on-line phone book, that should keep me busy for awhile.

Good luck on your search. Thank you again for all your help.


Christine Braun

Rachel Pietrocola <r_pietrocola@yahoo.com>

Sunday, January 9, 2005 7:48 PM

I read that you are looking for distant relatives, and I am trying to trace mine... I thought I would write with a little of the info I have...
I am looking for any info regarding a Michael Pietrocola that married Camille ?? in Caldello, Italy. They are my grandfathers parents- and I am unable to trace the line in Italy myself... I know you may have no info and this may be a shot in the dark, but hopefully...

My grandfather was Joseph Pietrocola, Staten Island New York m. Catherine Digiorgio (d) and
My dad, Michael Joesh Pietrocola II

Thanks for any help... maybe YOU are one of my relatives....

Rachel A Pietrocola