11 thoughts on “Visita alla famiglia a Fanna e Maniago”

  1. Albino and Vittoria are my great-great grandparents as well. One of their sons moved to the Netherlands in the 1930’s to set up a terrazzo business.

    I am currently the last branch of the Mion family in the Netherlands, though I do not hope the name will end with me here.

    My father has pictures of the tombstones as well. He also has an ancient family portrait with both Albino and Vittoria, as well as one (or two, not sure) of their kids. Let me know if you are interested in a scan of the picture!

    Kind regards,

    Lars Mion

    1. This is so great! Thank you for getting in touch. We would *love* a scan of the picture, Lars. I’ll have Michael (he’s the Mion relative in our family) get in touch with you directly. Thanks again!

  2. Amazing! Albino and Vittoria were my great great grandparents as well. One of their daughters, Onerina, ended up in Michigan USA. My parents even have a picture of each of them hanging in their home now. In the picture of the three people together above, I think two of them are my Aunt Tony and Uncle Albert. It has been almost a decade since I have seen them in the USA, but it looks like them. They are wonderful people. I hope you enjoyed your visit. My wife and I are propbably going over in the Spring of 2013, and hope to see them if we can. Please let me know if this is Albert and Tony. If you are interested, I will send you images of the pictures of Albino and Vittoria that my mother has. You can email me at btj12041973@yahoo.com, or call 419.297.2304. My name is Beau. I hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Hi Beau! Yes, that’s Albert and Toni! The third person sitting with them is my husband Michael, who is also related to you (his father, Robert, is Nora Snyder’s brother). Would love to see more pictures of Albino and Vittoria. My email address is on my About page. Thanks so much for writing!

    2. Onorina married Romano Maddalena in Jackson Michigan. They had 4 kids:
      Olga, Nucci, Nora & Roberto.

      My Great Grandfather Luigi worked at Maddalena brothers after leaving Italy and settling in Jackson. Luigi’s brother Vittorio Mion started Central Tile and Terrazzo in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his cousins Guiseppe and Carlo Mion and my Grandfather Remo Mion who started working there when he turned 18. Remo moved with my great grandmother Giovanna (Luston) Mion and uncle Osvaldo Mion to the United States in 1934 to be with Luigi.

      I have a lot of cousin’s in the West Michigan area from Fanna. The Reggio’s, Maddelena’s, Amat’s, Toffolo’s, Giroloami’s and Mion’s all live in the area. There are also some in-laws from a town near Fanna called Porpetto that settled in the area, their surnames are Filiputti and Braganini

  3. Wow, I really feel bad. It took me eight months to find your response. My apologies. But, I am thrilled to hear from you. The next time I am at my mother’s house I will take pictures and send them to you.
    How are Uncle Bob and Aunt Jo? It has been a few years since I have seen them. I hope they are well.
    It will not take me eight more months to get the pictures to you. I promise!!!
    All the best,
    Beau

  4. Beste Mion. Mijn opa heette Mian maar op het pasport van zijn vader stond Mion. Hij kwam uit Fanna en is naar Rotterdam gekomen. Ik ben benieuwd of we familie zijn vr gr Connie

  5. My inlaws were from Fana. I wonder if you are related to them. Romano Mion and Marina Roman. Robert Mion is who I married.

  6. Paula this is a long reply but I know a lot about your in laws, i’m pretty sure we are related. Romano had two brothers named Carlo and Giuseppe (also known as Joe as well as Beppi) and several sisters and half siblings who had the surname “Demarco” Your father in law’s dad was Giovanni-Battista Mion and his mother was Rosa Mion, both we widowed and to eachother. Carlo and Giuseppe were founding partners to Central Time and Terrazzo in Kalamazoo with my Nonno Remo’s uncle Vittorio (who went by Vic)

    Carlo and Giuseppe (and Romano) were cousins to my great grandfather Luigi and his brother Vic who I mentioned earlier. Carlo and Beppi immigrated from Fanna first to Canada and then Jackson, Michigan in I believe 1925 or 1927 with my great grandfather Luigi and my uncle Vic. They first found work at Maddalena’s which was a tile firm their in-laws Romano Maddalena and his brother started. Romano Maddalena was married to a sister to my Great grandfather Luigi, her name was Onorina Mion and she was a cousin to your father in-law.

    At some point Carlo and Beppi moved to Battle Creek, Michigan and Carlo helped found the Imperial Tile Company with his Brother in law Ottorino Maddalena and several other cousins. Ottorino was married to your father in-laws sister Elisabetta Mion (she sadly passed away very young) after she passed away Carlo, Beppi and my uncle Vic moved to Kalamazoo around the 1938 and founded Central Tile and Terrazzo in 1939. Carlo would later move to Harligen Texas and founded Mion Terrazzo Tile and Marble Company with his Brother/your father in law Romano. Their brother Beppi stayed in Kalamazoo and ran central tile and terrazzo with my uncle Vic until he and Vic passed away both young in the early 1960’s. My nonno Remo worked for central tile when he turned 18 in 1947 until he passed away in 1992. When Vic and Beppi passed away my nonno became senior partner with an in-law Bruno Bragagnini and they brought in my nonno’s brother Osvaldo as well as Romeo Amat and Graziano, Ettore and Ferrante Filiputti as Junior partners and the company still is in operation today. I’m sure you know the story about Mion Terrazzo and tile your father in-law ran and your family still runs presently. I have connected with your husband’s cousins, Carlo’s daughters Deb and Diana. I actually have a picture of my Nonno Remo and his uncle Vic with your husband’s uncle Carlo from when they visited him in Texas. Although Vic was only cousins with Carlo i know his daughters called him uncle Vic.

    Your husband’s Aunt Elisabetta who passed away young is incorrectly listed online as Elizabeth Marchis Maddalena and she passed away in 1947. I have a copy of her obituary and one day would like to reach out to her family to let them know about their Mion family heritage. The tile firm her husband Ottorino founded with your husband’s uncle Carlo is still in operation but under the name battle creek mosaic and tile and is run by the Zanetti family who also were originally from Fanna and are cousins. Their father Santo Zanetti was business partners with Ottorino and Carlo and his wife Maria was cousins with Carlo and your father in-law.

    My father was actually named after your husband’s uncle Giuseppe (Joseph) There still are several tile firms in operation today that were founded by cousins to your father in-law. I have a lot more information on your in-laws as well as the Mion family in whole and can connect you with other cousins if you want. I have a lot of old new paper clippings and actually a picture of your father in-laws memorial of him and his brothers in the cemetery in Fanna. If you have any questions you can email me at Bmion@iskzoo.org sorry this is a long reply I just wanted to share some family history with you if you didn’t already know.

  7. I want to correct my previous message, Onorina was a cousin to my great grandfather Luigi, not his sister he actually lived with her and Romano Maddalena for a period of time in Jackson when he first arrived to the US.

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