Updated March 2, 2011.


15 John Street; West Orange, NJ. Frank bought this house sometime between July 1900 and February 1902. The 1900 census has Frank Ageno living at 77 Oliver Street in Manhatten. Margaret, 15, is working in a pickle factory. The 1910 census has Frank Gardenesa (Gardeinosa) living at 15 John St. Of interest, Vincent lived in West Orange in 1900 with the Patierno family from Savignano. He was a barber apprentice. No sign of Luigi.

Margaret had two brothers and two sisters that were probably living here. Frances, Elizabeth and Louis were born here. Pompey and Vincent were also in residence.

22 East 2nd Street, Brooklyn. Probably moved here in 1908. My dad, Nazareth, was born here. I think physically born there. His birth was not registered with the city. If he was born in a hospital, I would think registration would have been automatic. The 1910 census showed 22 people living at 22 East 2nd St. A three story row house. Luigi and Margaret, their four children plus brothers Pompeo, Federico and Guiseppe. There were 13 boarders probably living on the top two floors. Luigi owned the house and it was mortgaged.

February 26, 2011. The 1920 census showed them living at 1611 Cedar St. Near 17th St, Brooklyn. Louis, Maculata. Sons - Nazarene, Frank and Louis. Daughters - Frances and Elizabeth. Pompey is listed as an Uncle instead of Brother. Frances - Neice. (Joe's daughter). Francis (nephew) and Teresa Laprise (sister-in-law).

The 1930 Census shows Margaret, Elizabeth, Nazareth, Vivian, Frank and his wife Mary living at 1218 Locust Ave, Brooklyn. House was valued at $8,000 and Margaret owned it. This was about 3 blocks from Roman Stone. Also a block from a Movie Studio. (Warner Brothers?) The area residents were used in crowd scenes.