(March 2003 -- Dousman, WI)
From where did your family emigrate and when? Who emigrated (self,
parents, grandparents) and what were their names?
Mother Mary Bruno, Piedmont. Father, Andrew Paris, Bergamo. 1890s.
What led them to their destination (relatives already there,
hopes of a job at a mill, mine, etc. Please explain)?
Both mother and father had relatives living in the Hurley area.
Both had jobs promised. Father and mother first met in Hurley. Father
worked in iron ore mines, mother was a housekeeper.
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 Piemontese 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 back home?
No visit. Maintained contact by mail.
Do you identify yourself more as American, Italian
Have you visited your family's town(s) in Piemonte? What was
your experience like?
Children did. They enjoyed (it).
Have you studied your Piemontesi genealogy? Please explain why.
Do you belong to the Piemontesi nel Mondo, Famija Piemonteis or
any other organization?