Back row l to r: Uncles Frank, Vincent, Joe and Salvatore DiMartino.
Front row l to r: Aunt Teresa, my Great-Great Grandparents Angelina & Sabatino DiMartino,
Great Grandmother Filomena "Fannie" Marganella
Photo taken approximately 1917, of my maternal family. The DiMartinos settled in Connecticut, but Fannie settled in Yonkers, NY with her husband Giovanni & their children. Fannie came over from Italy in 1911 with my Aunt Celia & grandmother Maria, who were 6 and 5, respectively, on a ship called The Berlin. I never met any of these people. I don't know much about them except that all but Fannie settled in Connecticut, and my great-great grandmother, Angelina, was a midwife. I don't believe they ever learned to speak English fluently, but because their children were encourage to speak English, I was never taught to speak Italian. I would beg my grandmother to teach it to me but she always put me off or changed the subject.