The Family of
John Battiste Grosso and
Marie Elizabeth Tasset




"In Loving Memory of Those Who Came Before Us!"



John

John Grosso and Marie Tasset

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Family Background


John Grosso is the son of
FRANCESCO ("Frank") PIETRO GROSSO \ GROSSIO
and MARIA TERESA GRACE ANDRINA.

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Marie Tasset is the daughter of JOHN HENRY TASSET
and MARY CATHERINE SCHUCK.



Births


JOHN BATTISTE GROSSO was born 7 July 1888.

There is some conflict as to where he was actually born, whether on ship or in Italy. I myself believe he was born in Italy. The Grosso's came from a small remote village in the Alpine Valley of San Martino in the region of Piedmont, the province of Torino, in the extreme northwestern part of Italy bordering France.

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MARIE ELIZABETH TASSET was born
20 October 1892 in Denver, Colorado.



Immigration


According to the 1900 Federal Census, John and his parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1890. John would have just been a toddler being 1-2 years old at the time. The port they landed at is still uncertain.

The family went directly to Silver Plume, Clear Creek County, Colorado.



Residence


The only thing certain so far is that when John and his parents came to the U.S. from Italy, they went to Silver Plume, Clear Creek County, Colorado where his father engaged in mining.

John, his mother, a brother and a sister all moved to Denver, Colorado in about 1901 and remained there for the rest of their lives. Marie Tasset lived in Denver, Colorado her entire life.



Marriage


John Grosso and Marie Tasset were married 12 Feb 1914
at St. Elizabeth Church in Denver, Colorado by the Rev. Pius Manz.

The witnesses to their marriage
was John's brother, Charles Grosso and Marie's sister, Florence Tasset.



Children


John Grosso and Marie Tasset were the parents of eight children:


1.  RITA MARIE GROSSO

Born 15 Dec 1914 in Denver, Colorado.

She married George Robertson.

She died 5 May 1998 at the age of 83 years in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.



2.  ROSE C. GROSSO

Born Dec 1915 in Denver, Colorado.

She died at the young age of 4 years on 8 Aug 1920 in Denver, Colorado.

She's buried in Mt. Olivett Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.



3.  HELEN MARGARET GROSSO

Born 15 Jan 1920 in Denver, Colorado.

She married Jack Steele.

She died 6 May 2009 at the age of 89 years
in Highlands Ranch, Jefferson, Colorado.

She's buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheatridge, Jefferson, Colorado.



4.  GERTRUDE ("Gertie") MARY GROSSO

Born 1 Jan 1921 in Denver, Colorado.

She married Harry Hill.

She died Sept 1992 at the age of 74 years from cancer.

She's buried in Mt. Olivett Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.



5.  JOHN ("Bud") BATTISTE GROSSO JR.

Born 29 March 1923 in Denver, Colorado.

He married
(1) Evelyn Graves
(2) Maxine Kyle

He died 13 December 2004 at the age of 81 years in Denver, Colorado from Cancer.

He is buried in Mt. Olivett Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.



6.  MARY ("Mimi") ELIZABETH GROSSO

Born 29 Aug 1925 in Denver, Colorado.

She married
(1) Thomas Schrah on 19 Oct 1942.
(2) Edward Hoff on 1 July 1960.
(3) Virgil Stockton on 7 Dec 1965.
(4) She remarried Edward Hoff on 9 Jan 1967.

She died by suicide at the age of 44 years
on 5 April 1970 in Denver, Colorado.

She is buried at Mt. Olivett Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.



7.  DOLORES ("Dee") TERESA GROSSO

Born 13 Feb 1927 in Denver, Colorado.

She married:
(1) Charles Miller Jr. on 10 Dec 1943
(2) James Forth
(3) Louis Boyer in Feb 1960.

She died 25 May 2007 at the age of 80 years in Denver, Colorado.

She is buried next to her husband, Louis Boyer, in Crown Hill Cemetery.



8.  LEO THEODORE GROSSO

Born 20 Feb 1934 in Denver, Colorado.

He married Pam Roserelli.

He died 2 Dec 1997 at the age of 63 years from cancer.



Military


John Grosso was fortunate enough in not having to participate in any war, nor did he ever enlist in the Armed Forces.



Religion


John Grosso and Marie Tasset belonged to the Roman Catholic Chuch.



Deaths


Marie died on 13 Aug 1960 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 67 years.

She had suffered a stroke.

She is buried at Mt. Olivett Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.


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John died from cancer on 24 June 1970 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 81 years.

He is buried next to his wife in Mt. Olivett Cemetery.



Other Information


John became a naturalized citizen at the age of 39 years on 9 November 1927 in Denver, Colorado.


Since Marie had lost her U.S. citizenship when she married John, she took an Oath of Allegiance on 27 July 1942 to regain her citizenship back.


Family tradition tells about John starting out as a dairy farmer.  John later became engaged as a self-employed person as a "Broker" in Real Estate.  He held the Number 2 Colorado Real Estate license.  The name of his Real Estate Company was "Grosso Realty."


The thing I remember the best about him is that he loved to bet on the dog races.  He also loved fishing and Western movies.


My cousin, Chuck, has shared with me his memory of Marie's favorite song being "Beautiful Dreamer."   She would always comment, "I just love this song!" when she would hear it.   I have included the words and music to "Beautiful Dreamer" as a special Honor and Memory of her.


Chuck also relates that her favorite movie stars were "Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy" when they acted together.  Her favorite TV show was "Perry Mason."   She never missed an episode!


He also remembers our grandmother as being the "World's Best Cook!"  (Leave it to a "man" to remember that! *Smile*)


I remember them both as being very kind, unselfish, and loving people.   They were always very devoted to their children and grandchildren.   They are truly very much missed by all their grandchildren.



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Updated August 21, 2009


Other Surnames On My Mother's Side of the Family:
Click on the names you would like to see.

ALBERS, Johan
SCHWEINEFUS, Catharina
ALLES, Josef
NATTER, Maria
ALLES, Bartholomew
DEUBEL, Luzia
ALLES, Johann
FETZER, Anna
ANDRINA, Antonio
SCIACERO, Lucia
BAETEN, Hendrik
REYMAN, Elisabeth
BAKEN, Joannes
THONIS, Cecilia
BAKEN, Arnoldus
(UNKNOWN)
BECKER, Matthias
SCHWARTZ, Anna
BYVOETS, Joannes
SMEETS, Heyl
BYVOETS, Pouwels
(UNKNOWN), Heyl
BYVOETS, Peter
BYVOETS, Marii
BYVOETS, Peter
BYVOETS, Marii
BYVOETS, “Stamvader”
(UNKNOWN)
COPPENS, Arnoldus
VLEMINX, Lijn
CORSTIENS, Christianus
KNUYSEN, Antonia
CORSTIENS, Christianus
OP DEN HOECK, Maria
DE  SMET, Theodorus
(UNKNOWN), Joanna
DEUBEL, Michael
GRIMM, Anna
EYDT, Henry
(UNKNOWN), Anna
FETZER, Johann
WENDEL, Anna
FETZER, Johann
EYDT, Anna
FETZER, Johann
(UNKNOWN), Anna
GROSSO, John
TASSET, Marie
GROSSIO, Francesco
ANDRINA, Grace
GUENS, Paulus
CLAES, Maria
JANNIS, Leonardus
SMEETS, Joanna
JOOSTEN, Theodorus
NOITS, Gertrudis
JOOSTEN, Joannis
BIJL, Elisabeth
KNUYSEN, Theodorus
GEUNS, Joanna
KNUYSEN, Henricus
VLEMINX, Maria
KNUYSEN, Henricus
SMETS, Joanna
KNUYSEN, Antonius
SMETS, Adeidis
KNUYSEN, Leonardus
LEENT, Dijmphna
KNUYSEN, Henricus
SMOLDERS, Maria
KNUYSEN, Hendrick
BUYVOETS, Barbara
KNUYSEN, Petrus
LOMBERTS, Dympna
KNUYSEN, Henricus
KENENS, Anna
KROGMAN, Johan
SCHEPER, Angelina
KROGMAN, Henrich
KROGMAN, Maria
KROGMAN, Cordt
SCHOMAKER, Anna
KROGMAN, Wernicke
KOKENGE, Gesske
KROGMAN, Gerardus
(UNKNOWN), Anna
LEENDT, Wilhelmus
GOOSSENS, Margareta
LEMMENS, Theodorus
(UNKNOWN)
MAAS/MAES, Henricus
WOUTERS, Johanna
MAAS/MAES, Jacobus
ENGELEN, Maria
MAAS/MAES, Petrus
BAETEN, Hendriena
MAES/MAESSEN, Jacobus
ENGELEN, Maria
MAES/MAESSEN, Adrianus
VAN  HEES, Joanna
MAES/MAESSEN, Henricus
ARNOLDI, Anna
NATTER, Johannes
SCHUCK, Maria
NATTER, Theobald
WESTRICH, Maria
NOITS, Christianus
SCHEPERS, Anna
NOITS, Sijmon
LEMMENS, Anna
OPDEN HOECK, Henricus
WOYTEN, Cathrina
PELSERS, Joannes
TILENS, Joanna
ROSENER, Johannes
ALBERS, Maria
ROSENER, Johan
KROGMAN, Anna
ROSENER, Johan
KLOFFKORN, Anna
RUBERG, Heinrich
RATERMAN, Elisabeth
SCHEPER, Kotter
KROGMAN, Anna
SCHEPER, Otto
MOLLENSTEDE, Catharina
SCHEPER, Sebastianus
VAECX, Antonia
SCHEPER, Gerardus
(UNKNOWN)
SCHUCK, Jacob
ALLES, Carolina
SCHUCK, Lorenz
FETZER, Maria
SCHUCK, Johann
BECKER, Sabina
SCHUCK, Johann
HEMM, Anna
SCHUCK, Jacobus
BECKER, Anna
SCHUCK, Franz
(UNKNOWN), Anna
SCIACERO, Giovanni
GHION, (Unknown)
SMEETS, Hubertus
TEEUKENS, Joanna
SMOLDERS, Petrus
SMOLDERS, Elisabeth
TASSET, John
SCHUCK, Mary
TASSET, Henry
ROESNER, Carolina
TASSET, Johannes
RUBERG, Anne
TASSET, Christianus
MAAS/MAES, Helena
TASSET, Jacobus
CORSTJENS, Maria
TASSET, Jacobus
KNUYSEN, Joanna
TEEUKENS, Jan
(UNKNOWN)
TEEUKENS, Willem
(UNKNOWN)
THIJS, Adrianus
SMOLDERS, Heylwigis
THONIS, Ghybel
(UNKNOWN)
VLEMINX, Arnoldus
JOOSTEN, Antonia
VLEMINX, Joannes
KNUYSEN, Maria
VLEMINX, Arnoldus
(UNKNOWN), Maria
WOUTERS, Johannes
TIELEMANS, Helena
WOUTERS, Johannes
TIELEMANS, Helena
WOYTEN, Gerardus
JANNIS, Ida


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