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Maranesi Veterans of World War One, United States Armed Forces
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Maranesi Veterans of World War One, United States Armed Forces
by Peter L. Belmonte
(updated 4/24/99)

This is a list of immigrant men from Marano Marchesato and Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, who served in the US Armed Forces during World War One (April 5, 1917-November 11, 1918). Most of the names (unless otherwise indicated) are on a Kenosha County World War One veterans memorial located in the entrance to the Simmons Public Library in Kenosha. Additional names are found on a list of Kenosha County World War One veterans (created ca. 1920) maintained by the library. The library also holds a copy of an article published in the Kenosha News in 1936 listing all known Kenosha World War One veterans; there are some minor differences among these three important sources of World War One veterans from Kenosha. Still other names are recorded in other documents such as naturalization paperwork. Village of birth information comes from cross-checking a variety of sources. The most important such sources are the World War One draft registration cards. In some cases, the precise village of birth of the men is only surmised using the next of kin information found on these cards. Sometimes only "Marano" is given as place of birth; if no other corroborating document was found, the information was so recorded. The spelling of each name is derived from a variety of sources—the memorial, the library list, and other documents—which sometimes differ. When a portion of the first name is given in parentheses, this indicates the best match between the memorial (with only first initials) and World War One draft registration cards. Additional information included comes from many different sources. These sources are cited for each name as follows:

  • (dr)—US government draft registration records for World War One.
  • (lib)—Typewritten list of Kenosha County men serving in the US Armed Forces during World War One; Simmons Public Library, Kenosha, Wisconsin. This list is the only extant source of complete first names, serial numbers, and units. First names in parenthises below are added from the best available sources, usually draft registration cards which indicate only one man with the applicable first initial.
  • (nm)—Name is not on the memorial in the Simmons Public Library.
  • (os)—Information found in other sources such as Italian vital statistics records, US and state government veterans records, family information, passenger lists, etc.
  • (UWP)—US naturalization documents in the Area Research Center archives, University of Wisconsin, Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • Gregory, John G., editor. Southeastern Wisconsin: A History of Old Milwaukee County. Volume I. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1932.
  • Pasquale Aiello—Private, 2025529, Machine Gun Company, 340th Infantry (lib). Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, August 22, 1895. Came to US 1913 (os)
  • Bruno Andrea—Private, 2025531, Machine Gun Company, 340th Infantry (lib). Born June 11, 1891, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. Came to US in March, 1914. (dr, pass. list, Italian vital records—Bruno Iantria)
  • Luigi Baratta—Private, 3715445, 3rd Co., Development Battalion #1, 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Drafted July 21, 1918, discharged December 15, 1918. Born in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, August 1, 1894. Came to US May 17, 1913 (UWP, lib, dr).
  • L. Bilotta (Marano?)
  • Angelo Biscardi—Private First Class, 2047634, Company D, 4th Infantry (note: "Dead") (lib). Born April 14, 1888, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr, not in MM vital records for 1888)
  • Domenico Cairo—Private First Class, 3039769, Base Hospital 85 (lib) Born August 10, 1895, in Marano, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Leopold Cairo—Private, 3775667, 57th Depot Brigade (lib) Born 1896 in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Ralph Cairo—Private, 4303019, NARD (lib) Born March 3, 1897, Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Beniamino Chiappetta—Private, 3715459, 2nd Co., Development Battalion 1 (lib). Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, October 28, 1895. (dr)
  • Carmine Chiappetta—Private, 2825515, Co. C, 18th Infantry (lib). Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, September 20, 1888. (dr, os, not in MM vital records for 1888)
  • Louis Chiappetta—Private First Class, 2825497, Co. M, 7th Infantry (lib). Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, February 2, 1893. (dr)
  • Benjamin Conforti—Pvt, 2825539, Co. I, 7th Infantry (lib). Born in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, January 2, 1894. (dr)
  • Frank Conforti—Pvt, 2040857, Co. F, 101st Engineers (lib). Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, February 23, 1896. (dr)
  • Ignazio Conforti—PFC, 2825494, Co. C, 9th Machine Gun Battalion (lib). Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, March 6, 1891. (dr shows Cosenza birthplace, Italian vital records shows MM)
  • Leopold Conforti—Pvt, 4303023, NARD (lib). Born in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, July 23, 1896. (dr)
  • Peter Conforti—Pvt, Co. A, 319th Infantry (lib) (check MP 1892 birth records)
  • Giuseppe Covelli—Pvt, 2825700, Co. G, 18th Infantry (lib) Born October 10, 1894, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • L. Covelli (Marano?)
  • Albert Dattilo—Pvt, 3446519, 151st Depot Brigade (lib) Born August 15, 1894, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Eugenio DeBartolo—PFC, 2038516, Int. Med. Sup. Dep. 2. (lib) Enlisted March 29, 1918, discharged July 2, 1919. Born March 2, 1887, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (UWP, dr)
  • Pasquale DeFranco—Pvt, 3715653, 9th Trench Mortar Battery (lib) Born June 22, 1892, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • E(ugenio) Ferraro—Born October 8, 1893(94?), in Marano (Principato?), province of Cosenza, Calabria. Came to US in April, 1910. (dr, UWP)
  • Serafino Ferraro—Pvt, 2825526, Co. D, 311th Ammunition Train (lib) Born January 7, 1892, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Antonio Giorno—Private, 2825621; inducted May 20 (or 26), 1918; honorable discharge September 26, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 161st Depot Brigade to June 13, 1918; Company G, 337th Infantry to August 17, 1918; Company E, 26th Infantry (1st Infantry Division, AEF) to discharge. Campaigns: St. Mihiel, September 12-13, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, November 5-8, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 1-12, 1918; Defensive Sector 2nd Army, October 12-November 11, 1918. Overseas from July 21, 1918, to September 26, 1919. Born in Kenosha, WI, October 21, 1895, parents from Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy (lib, dr, family, St Louis Records Center, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs) (also spelled Georno?)
  • Joseph Giorno—Private, 4303027; entered service October 21, 1918; discharged December 26, 1918. Rct. Dep., Camp Shelby, Mississippi, to November 4, 1918; 16th Company, 161st Depot Brigade, Camp Grant, Illinois, to discharge. Born in Kenosha, WI, August 1, 1897, parents from Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy (lib, cal, dr, Wisconsin Deptartment of Veterans Affairs, family) (also spelled Georno?)
  • Alessandro Guido—Pvt, 2038956, Co. A, 115th Infantry. Drafted March 29, 1918, discharged June 1, 1919. Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, January 3 (or 29), 1894 (UWP)
  • Salvatore Guido—PFC, 3365345, 53rd Depot Brigade (lib) Born November 8, 1887, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Giuseppe Iaquinta—Pvt, 3896777, 159th Depot Brigade (lib) (Marano?)
  • J. Iaquinta (Marano?)
  • C. Luizzio (Marano?)
  • Luigi Manna—Private, 2043960, Company B, 147th Infantry (lib). Born February 22, 1887, in Cosenza, Calabria (dr) (Marano?)
  • Michael Molinaro—Pvt, 3478318, 6th Ordnance Supply Company (lib) Born July 23, 1896, Beach, Illinois, parents from Marano, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Augustino Morelli—Musician First Class, 3715621, 27th Field Artillery (lib) Born July 13, 1893, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Filiberto Morelli—Served in US Army in France. Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. Returned to Marano Marchesato after the war. (Juliani family)
  • Alberto Morrone—Pvt, 2303086, Battery E, 120th Field Artillery (lib) (Marano?)
  • Francesco Muto—Private, 2825575, Company I, 26th Infantry (lib). Born February 17, 1890, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. Came to US in September, 1910. (dr, UWP, Italian vital records)
  • Serafino Passarelli—2072809, 2nd Co. 161st Depot Brigade, Machine Gun Company, 340th Infantry. Disability discharge. Born in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, July 9, 1893 (UWP) (Marano?)
  • Tony (Pelegree?) Pellegrino—Pvt, 2035162, Machine Gun Company, 337th Infantry (lib) Born February 15, 1890, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Salvatore Presta—Private, 3715727, 9th Trench Mortar Battery (lib) Born March 4, 1893, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Vincent Presta—Musician Second Class, 2024081, Headquarters Company, 340th Infantry (lib) Born January 2, 1891, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Gasparo Rittacca—Pvt, 4303044, NARD (lib) Born July 6, 1897, in Montalto(?), province of Cosenza, Calabria (father from Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria). (dr)
  • Joseph Rittacca—Cook, 2038607, M.D. (lib) Inducted 29 Mar 1918, disch 9 Jul 1919, serial #203607 Cook Hdqts Detachment Sub post AEE University. (UWP) Born January 1, 1895, Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr) (Also a Giuseppe Ritacca, b. Mar 8, 1890, in Marano Marchesato, dr)
  • Frank Ruffolo—Pvt, 3715695, 9th Trench Mortar Battery (lib) Born March 10, 1891, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Luigi Ruffolo—Pvt, 2825644, 161st Depot Brigade (lib) Born July 16, 1892, in Cosenza, Calabria. (dr) (Marano?)
  • Peter Ruffolo—Pvt, Machine Gun Company, 340th Infantry (lib) Born January 29, 1891, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Serafino Ruffolo—Bn. Sergeant, 2025509, Tr. Movement Det. ASC. (lib) Born January 19, 1891, in Marano, Principato (no Serafino Ruffolo in MM vital records for 1891), province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Simone Ruffolo—Cook, 2825622, 161st Depot Brigade (lib) Born November 13, 1895, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Luigi Santelli—Pvt, 3715579, 3rd Company, Development Battalion 1, 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Drafted July 21, 1918, discharged December 10, 1918. Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, May 11, 1896. Came to US March, 1914 (lib, pass. list, os, dr, Italian vital records)
  • Alessandro Savaglio—Pvt, 2041194, 160th Depot Brigade (lib) Born April 9, 1893, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Emil Savaglio—Pvt, 4414148, 161st Depot Brigade (lib) Born February 23, 1897, in Marano, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Giuseppe Savaglio—Pvt, 3035283, 13th Company. Enlisted October 22, 1918, discharged December 12, 1918. Born in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, January 1 (or 4?), 1891. Came to US July, 1905 (UWP, dr)
  • Luigi Savaglio—Pvt, 4303046, 5th Provisional Battalion, 19th Disch. Company (lib) Born December 12, 1896. (Marano?)
  • Ernest Savalio—Pvt, 2035109, Co. B, 130th Engineers (lib) Born February 15, 1895, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Eugenio Scarlato—Private, 2035032, Company I, 23rd Infantry (note: "Dead") (lib). Born August 15, 1889, in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. Came to US in March, 1906. (dr, pass. list, UWP, Italian vital records) DW (St. Mihiel, Champagne) November 19, 1918. (Gregory, p. 588)
  • Peter Scola—Pvt, 2825565, Co. H, 7th Infantry (lib) Born November 6, 1893, in Cosenza. (dr) (Marano?)
  • Serafino Serpe—Pvt, 2048414, Field Hospital 340, 310th Sanitation Train (lib) Born January 15, 1896, in Marano, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Benjamin Sesso—Pvt, 3715435, 3rd Company, 159th Depot Brigade (lib) Born February 18, 1896, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Benedetto Sicilia—Pvt, 3546062, 19th Co., 5th Tr. Bn., 158th Depot Brigade, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Drafted August 26, 1918, discharged December 6, 1918. Born in Marano Marchesato, province of Cosenza, Calabira, Italy, January 10, 1895. Came to US March, 1913 (lib, os, pass. list, Italian vital records, dr, nm, not in article)
  • Francesco Tenuta—PFC, 225587, Co. C, 10th Machine Gun Battalion (lib) Born January 18, 1893, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Giovanni Tenuta—Pvt, 2825661, Co. C, 318th Infantry (lib) Born February 20, 1887, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)
  • Saverio Tenuta—PFC, 2825668, Butchery Company 320 (lib) Born January 15, 1888, in Marano Principato, province of Cosenza, Calabria. (dr)

 

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