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My grandmother told me that she was taken to Perry County by her father, Pietr Bracci or Brachi, around the turn of the century. They were working in the wine industry and he was a supervisor. They left because of malaria.
They came from Corinaldo, Italy, near Ancona on the Adriatic, went to Sao Paulo, Brazil, then to New Orleans and up the Mississippi.
My grandmother’s sister Augusto was born there in Perry County. If you know any way I could check records, let me know.
They were already in Brooklyn and then Massachusetts by 1910, so they predated the group that you cite in your entry on Little Italy.


Arthur Tarini
Plymouth, MA