The Family of
Francesco Pietro Grossio
and Maria Teresa Grace Andrina




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


Grace

Grace Trece Andrina

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Family Background


Francesco Grosso's parents are still unknown.

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Maria Grace is the daughter of ANTONIO ANDRINA
and LUCIA SCIACERO.



Births


FRANCESCO PIETRO GROSSIO was born
in Italy about 1854.

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MARIA TERESA GRACE ANDRINA was born in
San Giovanni, Torino, Italy on 25 June 1867.


San Martino is a small remote village located in an Alpine Valley in the region of Piedmont, the province of Torino, in the extreme northwestern part of Italy bordering France.



Immigration


According to the 1900 Federal Census, the Grosso or Grossio family immigrated to the U.S. in 1890. Their son, John, would have just been a toddler at the time. It is unknown if there were any other children with them or not.

The port they landed at in New York is still uncertain.

The family went directly to Silver Plume, Clear Creek County, Colorado where Francesco engaged in ore mining.



Residence


The only thing known about Francesco is that he returned back to his homeland in Italy in the latter part of 1899 or early part of 1900.


Grace remained in Silver Plume for awhile. She then moved with her new husband, Angelo Luino, and children to Denver, Colorado about 1903 where they lived for the remainder of their lives.



Marriages


Francesco Grossio married Grace Andrina on 14 Feb 1885.
They were married in San Martino, Torino, Italy.

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Grace Andrina was married twice:

1.  Andrina's first husband was Francesco Grossio.

2.  After Francesco died, Andrina married the second time to Angelo Luino. Several places have been searched for the marriage record but none has been located.

It seems only logical that they would have married in Clear Creek or Gilpin Counties as it was a 3-day trip to travel to Denver in those days.



Children


It is believed that Francesco Grossio and Grace Andrina had four or five children that all died before 1900. The only children that have been found so far are:


1.  MARIA LUCIA GROSSO

Born 4 April 1885 in San Martino, Torino, Italy.

She died 27 April 1885 at the age of 23 days.



2.  JOHN BATTISTE GROSSO

Born 7 July 1888 in Torino, Italy.

He married Marie E. Tasset
on 12 Feb 1914 in Denver, Colorado.

He died 24 June 1970 in Denver, Colorado
and is buried in Mt. Olivett Cemetery.



3.  CHARLES ANTHONY GROSSO

Born 6 July 1892 in Silver Plume,
Clear Creek County, Colorado.

He married Marie Belle but were later divorced.



4.  CAROLENA ("Lena") C. GROSSO

Born 25 Nov 1899 in Silver Plume,
Clear Creek County, Colorado.

She married Jack Browne.

She died 28 April 1975 and is
buried at the Golden Cemetery in Golden, Colorado.

The cemetery in Silver Plume, Colorado has been searched for any children or other relatives, but the cemetery is very run-down, has been badly vandalized, and many markers are down or gone.


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The children born from the union of Grace Andrina
and Angelo Luino are:


1.  LUCILLE ("Lucy") LOUISE LUINO

Born about 1902 in Colorado.

She married Charles Parachini.

She died in 1933 in Denver, Colorado
and is buried in the Mt. Olivett Cemetery.



2.  FRANK D. LUINO

Born about 1903 in Colorado.

He married Nora Gorrell.

He died in Jan 1935 in Denver, Colorado
and is buried in the Mt. Olivett Cemetery.



3.  WILLIAM ("Bill") A. LUINO

Born in 1909 in Colorado.

He married Anne [Surname Unknown].

He died in June 1965 in Denver, Colorado
and is buried in the Mt. Olivett Cemetery.



Religion


They belonged to the Roman Catholic Church.



Deaths


FRANCESCO GROSSIO Grossio died on 25 Feb 1900 in
San Martino, Torino, Italy at about 46 years of age.

Family tradition tells that he died from
the "Black Lung Disease."

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MARIA TERESA GRACE ANDRINA died on 30 May 1960 at the age
of 92 years from heart trouble.

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



Other Information


It has been reported by members of the family that Francesco Grossio probably did his own ore prospecting in Silver Plume, Colorado as he never liked to work for anyone else, but this is still uncertain.

Francesco left Colorado to go back home to Italy because he was dying from "Black Lung Disease."

It has been said that he died while at sea and slso said he had already arrived in Italy when he died. It is now believed that he made it home because his death record has been discovered in Italy.

Grace had a total of eleven children but some of the names are unknown. Four children died before 1900.

Grace was naturalized in the 1920's.

Her marriage records to Angelo Luino have not been found. The records in Clear Creek County and Gilpin County have been searched.

A will in Jefferson County, Colorado (Probate Court), dated 1921 from Angelo Luino, left everything to his spouse, Grace.

One of the sponser's at Grace's Baptism was Katarina (Catarina Andrina-? - her older sister?)

It has been told that Grace Andrina homesteaded property in Jefferson County, Colorado. It went from 1st Avenue to Alameda Avenue and from Pierce Street to Wadsworth Ave.




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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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