January 4, 2012.
Frank is a mystery. A search of the major genealogy sites for Gazzanese shows only Thomas and his family. They are shown in the 1910 census. In the 1900 census above he was Frank Ageno living at 77 Oliver St in Manhatten. The 1910 census did list Frank Gardinisa as head of household at 15 JOHN ST , West Orange, NJ. He was 53. Born in Italy and married to Elizabeth for 30 years. Works as a liveryman at the Edison factory. Owns his home. (Mortgaged). Can read, write and speak English. Elizabeth is 49. Had eight children. Five are still alive. The children were Margaret, Mary, Nicholas, Teresa and Thomas. Mary, 19, was the only child living there. Her husband Patrick Romano, 22, also lived there. Patrick arrived in the USA in 1902 and owned a grocery store around the corner from the house. The 1908 City Directory had Frank Gazanie employed by Edison.
Frank is buried in St Andrew's cemetery in Orange, NJ. He has no
gravestone. Elizabeth is buried next to him as Gazzano. Son Nicholas is
buried as Geno. Note: I also have the cemetery as St John in Orange, NJ.
The 1910 census showed Thomas Gazzanese living in Brooklyn in Ward 22. He was born in 1882 in NYC. Wife Linda was born in 1884 in Italy. Arrived in the USA in 1898. Children: Gilda born 1903, Eugene 1905, Ada A. 1908, Albert newborn.