Domenic L. Enrico
(March 2003 -- Firebaugh, CA)
From where did your family emigrate and when? Who emigrated
(self, parents, grandparents) and what were their names?
Parents: Damaso Enrico (from) Magero, province of Torino; mother
- Emilia Viarengo.
What led them to their destination (relatives
already there, hopes of a job at a mill, mine, etc. Please explain)?
Father first worked in coal mines. Emilia's father had a shoe
repair shop in San Francisco.
Did they emigrate to another location before
or after (Argentina, France, England, etc.)?
Did they settle among other Piemontesi and were
they members of a Piemontesi society (fraternal, mutual aid, etc.)?
Did your family maintain Piemontesi traditions
-- language, culture, history, cuisine, etc.?
Did your family return home to visit or to live
after the initial emigration? Did they maintain contact with family
Do you identify yourself more as American, Italian
Have you visited your family's town(s) in Piemonte?
What was your experience like?
1964, 1968, 1974, 1975. Slow to progress.
Have you studied your Piemontesi genealogy? Please
Do you belong to the Piemontesi nel Mondo, Famija
Piemonteis or any other organization?
Piemontesi nel Mondo club, San Francisco.