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Leonardo STRAZZA


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Leonardo STRAZZA

  • Born: Aug 1857, Naples, Italy 1
  • Marriage: Isabella GIALINELLI Abt 1881 1

Leonardo immigrated on 2 Jun 1888 to New York, NY. 3  Leonardo arrived in New York aboard the Cachemire which arrived from Naples, Italy.  He was 31 years old and his occupation was listed as farmer.

He appeared in the 1900 census on 5 Jun 1900 in Pittsburgh, PA. 1  He also appeared in the 1910 census on 15 Apr 1910 in Pittsburgh, PA. 6

There are two differening opinions on what Leonardo did for a living.  One source has him owning a bakery,2 while another source recalls that he was superintendant of a mining operation.7  More investigation needs to be done on Leonardo.

Leonardo married Isabella GIALINELLI, daughter of Pasquale GIALINELLI and Angeline PETRUCCI, about 1881.1 (Isabella GIALINELLI was born on 27 Aug 1861 in Naples, Italy 4 5, died on 18 Oct 1933 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 5 6 7 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA 7.)


1 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, (Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration), ED 257, Sheet 4, Line 22.

2 Noelle Calabro, The Calabro and Yalenty Families (unpublished), (Pittsburgh, PA, 2 May 1977).

3 Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Italians to America, Lists of Passengers Arriving at US Ports, 1880-1900, (Scholarly Resouces, Inc., Wilmington, DE, 1993), Vol. 3 - July 1887-June 1889.

4 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, 1910 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, (Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration), ED 528, Sheet 2, Line 81.

5 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate - Elizabeth (Gialinelli) Strazza, (20 Oct 1933).

6 Funeral Home, Mass Card, (Obtained from Helen (Yalenty) LaMarca).

7 Thomas Hoey, Oral Interview of Evelyn Strazza, (Pittsburgh, PA, 29 Jun 2000).

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