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The Anthony Rini Family of Cleveland, Ohio

Updated January 16, 2012

Anthony Rini
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My name is Anthony Rini of Cleveland, OH. Thank you for visiting my web site. Please feel free to contact me at removethis.arini@core.com. Both of my mother and father's families were fishermen from Termini Imerese, Sicily, Province of Palermo. Below is some family history for which I would like to acknowledge cousins Paul Caito of Rochester, NY and Mike Rini of Avon, OH whom without their help, I would not have.

I am researching the following names on my dads side from Termini; Rini, Mascari, Cianciolo, Sansone, Costa, Genovese, D'Atillo, Scola, Caito, Scalisi, DiBlasi, Longo, Mazziotta, and Palmisano. I am researching on my mothers side from Termini; LoSchiavo, Rini, Sanson, Sansone, Rocco, Gucciardo, Cianciola, Ciresi, Larocca, Sanfilippo, and Guglielmino. Main locations of interest include; Cleveland, Boston, and St. Louis. On my father's side, My gr, gr, gr grandparents were Saverio Mascari and Vincenza Genovese. Their son Vincenzo Mascari (born 1812) married Biagia Costa(born 1818), daughter of Leonardo and Maria Costa. Their son was Salvatore Mascari who married Girolama Sansone. They are my Gr Grandparents. They lived in St. Louis until about 1895 when they moved back to Termini with my grandmother Mariana Mascari Rini (born in St.Louis, March 12, 1887). In addition to Mariana there was Maria Mascari Caito of Pittsburgh, Rose Mascari, Biagia Mascari Mascari of Chicago, Angelina Mascari Catalano of Pittsburgh, Grace Mascari, and Liboria Mascari Cianciola. Girolama had sisters Vincenza Sansone Sanson(e) of Cleveland and Liboria Sansone Curro of Detroit. Vincenza Sansone is also my mom's gr grandmother. On my fathers side the Rini's include my gr, gr, gr grandfather, Nicolo Rini (son of Matteo Rini and Cosima Palmisano), married to Anna Maria D'Atillo (born bet. 1767 and 1781)(daughter of Gaetano D'Atillo and Cosima Scola. Nicolo's son was Matteo Rini, married to Lucia Ardizzone Caito, daughter of Giovanni-Battista Caito and Antonina DiBlasi. They had 5 children including Saverio "Nicola" Rini who was married to Paola Cianciolo, daughter of Leonardo Cianciolo and Angela Scalisi. Their son was my grandfather, Guiseppi Rini (b. July 12 1878). Guiseppi moved to Boston at age 14 and grew up in Boston with brothers Leonardo and Martin from about 1894 to 1899. In 1899 he returned to Sicily to serve in the Italian Army. Guiseppi married my grandmother Mariana Mascari in 1902. They arrived in New York on August 18, 1902 aboard the SS Roma. They immediately moved to the Orange Ave./Woodland neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Guiseppi's brothers include Leonard Reno of Nantasket Beach, Mass., John Rini of Providence R.I., Martin Rini of Cleveland, and sisters Rosalia Rini Purpura of Wheeling West Virginia, and Angelina Rini Cianciola of Cleveland.
On my mother's side: The Rini's I have are Ignazio Rini (son of the same Matteo Rini and Cosima Palmisano) who was married to Rosa Sansone. Their son, Matteo Rini married to Lucia Gucciardo. Their daughter was my gr gr grandmother Mariana Rini LoSchiavo born in Termini in 1844. Mariana was married to Agostino "August" LoSchiavo (son of Antonino and Antonina Guglielmino) born in Termini in 1839. Mariana and August came to the U.S. on Dec. 13, 1886 on the Polcevera. They had 7 children; Martin LoSchiavo, b. 1878; Anthony LoSchiavo, b. 1869; Frank I. LoSchiavo, b. September 11, 1887; Lucille LoSchiavo, b. Sep. 08, 1875 in Termini; Paul LoSchiavo, b. 1878; d. 1897; Vincenza LoSchiavo Rini; and Lena LoSchiavo Rini. Martin LoSchiavo was my gr grandfather. He married Augustine LoSchiavo LoSchiavo. They had two children, Paul and James LoSchiavo. Paul was my grandfather and he married my grandmother Liboria Sanson, daughter of Filippo "Joseph F. Sanson" Sansone (son of Cosimo and Vincenza Sansone Sansone) and Maria Rocco (daughter of Michele Rocco and Liboria Cianciola). Joe Sanson, "The Banana King", was one of the founders of the Northeast Ohio Food Terminal.

Family Photos

  • Martin LoSchiavo (936 KB)
    This is my great grandfather Martin LoSchiavo. He owned a produce commmission house on Broadway in Big Italy part of Cleveland. He was born in Termimi in 1878 and died in 1924.
  • Orig. Ship Manifest for Salvatore Mascari in 1903 (294 KB)
    This is the original ship manifest for Salvatore Mascari when he arrived in New York on May 10, 1903 aboard the SS Germania. He is on his way to visit his daughter Maria Mascari Caito in Pittsburgh PA.
  • Great Grandfather Salvatore Mascari (56 KB)
    This is my great grandfather, Salvatore Mascari. He was born August 2, 1851 in Termini Imerese. Salvatore and his wife, Girolama Sansone, moved thier family to St. Louis MO. They stayed there till about 1895 when they returned to Termini. Salvatore and Girolama had 7 daughters and one son who died young at the age of 3.
  • Michel & Liboria Rocco (710 KB)
    These are my great grandparents, Michel Rocco and Liboria Cianciola Rocco. The were born in Termini and lived primarily in Canton, Ohio.
  • Death Cert. of Vincenzo Mascari father of Sal. (400 KB)
    This is the death certificate of Vincenzo Mascari, son of Saverio Mascari and Vincenza Genovese. Vincenzo was the father of my great grandfather Salvatore Mascari. Vincenzo died January 21, 1861 in Termini Imerese. Special thanks to Paul Caito of Rochester NY for sending this to me.
  • S. Mascari&MaryCaito, Martin&Mariana Rini&MarCaito (92 KB)
    These two pictures show my great grandfather, Salvatore Mascari, along with my great aunt, Mary Mascari Caito Sciubba of Pittsburg PA. The next photo taken at the same location is of my father Martin Rini with his mother, Mariana Mascari Rini, and her sister, Mary Mascari Caito Sciubba. This photo was taken about 1938 in Pittsburgh PA.
  • Rini Grocery Store Circa 1917 - Orange Ave. (1612 KB)
    This is the Orange Avenue grocery store in Cleveland's Big Italy of Giuseppe and Mariana Rini circa December 1917.
  • Giovanni Battista Rini (53 KB)
    This is Giovanni Battista Rini, brother of my great grandfather Saverio "Nicolo" Rini. He was born July 11, 1834. Special thanks to my cousin Rosemarie Iliano for providing this photo.
  • Salvatore Mascari, Mae Rini Moran, Mariana Rini (84 KB)
    This photo is of my great grandfather Salvatore Mascari, my godmother and aunt, Mae Rini Moran on her wedding day, and my grandmother Mariana Mascari Rini.
  • JF Sanson & Sons - Workers (1637 KB)
    This picture is from Joe Sanson's (my great grandfather) produce house, JF Sanson & Sons. Circa 1940's
  • Guiseppi Rini and Mariana Mascari Rini Circa 1907 (148 KB)
    These are my wonderful grandparents, who I thank for their courage in coming to America. This is Guiseppi Rini and Mariana Mascari Rini, in Cleveland, Ohio about 1907. Guiseppi was born in 1878 in Termini Imerese, Sicily. He married Mariana there between his discharge from the Army on May 23, 1902 and their departure to New York in August of 1902. Also in the picture is my Aunt and Uncle, Pauline and Nicholas Rini.
  • JF Sanson & Sons - Banana Room (1753 KB)
    This is a picture of the banana room at JF Sanson & Sons with Joe Sanson and my mom. Circa 1940's.
  • Italian Army discharge papers for Guiseppe Rini. (404 KB)
    These are the discharge papers from the Italian Army for Guiseppe Rini. He was discharged on the May 23rd, 1902. Family history said that he and others were discharged after only 3 years of service. The early discharge was a gift of the Italian queen in celebration of the birth of her son. Family history also said that Guiseppe was a aid to a Italian General because they were impressed that he could read and write both Italian and English. Guiseppe was able to read and write English because of the time he spent in Boston from 1894 till 1899.
  • Saverio Rini (107 KB)
    This is my great grandfather Saverio Rini. He was born July 30, 1831 in Termini Imerese. Saverio was son of Matteo Rini, son of Nicolo Rini. Saverio was married to my great grandmother, Paola Cianciolo. Saverio was the father of my grandfather Guiseppi Rini, Martin Rini, Leonardo Reno, John Rini, Rose Rini Purpura, Angeline Rini Cianciola, and Pauline Rini Pusateri.
  • Obituary #1 for Joseph F. Sanson - Cleveland PD. (861 KB)
    This is the obituary for my great grandfather, Fillippo "Joseph F. Sanson" Sansone which appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer May 18, 1959. He was born August 8th, 1875 the son of Cosimo Sansone and Vincenza Sansone Sansone.
  • Orig. Ship Manifest of Guiseppi and Mariana Rini (401 KB)
    This is the original ship manifest for my grandparents, Guiseppi Rini and Mariana Mascari. They arrived in New York on August 18, 1902. Guiseppi and Mariana are entries 26 and 27.
  • Obituary for #2 for Joseph F. Sanson-Grocer News. (831 KB)
    This is the 2nd obituary for my great grandfather, Fillippo "Joseph F. Sanson" Sansone which appeared in the Cleveland Grocer News May 18, 1959. He was born August 8th, 1875 the son of Cosimo Sansone and Vincenza Sansone Sansone.
  • Orig. Ship Manifest in 1921 of Sal Mascari Pg 1. (310 KB)
    This is page 1 of the original ship manifest of my great grandfather Salvatore Mascari and two of his daughters Angeline Mascari Catalano and Liboria Mascari Cianciola. They are entries 25, 26, and 27. Note they are on the way to visit my grandmother Mariana Mascari on E 82nd street in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Martin Rini High School Graduation 1945 (884 KB)
    This is my father, Martin Rini's, high school graduation party in June 1945. Dad graduated from Cleveland Cathedral Latin High School. He is pictured with his mother and sisters. From left to right there is Aunt Pauline, Connie, Grace, Dad, Grandma Rini, Mae, and Rose. Brother Nick was in the Navy. Brother Sam not pictured.
  • Orig. Ship Manifest in 1921 for Sal Mascari Pg 2. (326 KB)
    This is page 2 of the original ship manifest of my great grandfather Salvatore Mascari and two of his daughters Angeline Mascari Catalano and Liboria Mascari Cianciola. They are entries 25, 26, and 27. Note they are on the way to visit my grandmother Mariana Mascari on E 82nd street in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Martin Rini 1930 - 3 years old (856 KB)
    This is a picture of my father, Martin Rini, in 1930 when he was 3 years old.
 
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