#MeetMyImmigrants: Goliana (Rizzo) Camperlino

Goliana "Julia" (Rizzo) Camperlino is my 2x-great-grandmother (one of thirteen foreign-born 2x-great-grandparents). Goliana was born 10 October 1874 in Agropoli, Italy. She was married to James Camperlino and they raised seven children. Goliana immigrated to the USA with most of her children in 1913, joining her husband and daughter in Wilmerding, PA. She never became a US citizen.

Her grandson, Albert, my grandfather, recalled, “She used to spoil us kids. She was warm and friendly, but also quite stern.”



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