Teresa and Nunzio Granese on their wedding day in 1933.
Last week I posted about a wedding photo which Uncle Sammy and I were unable to locate any info on. This photo has been waiting for identification for over 5 years. Last week I posted about the “Mystery Bride & Groom” asking relatives to help with identifying the couple.
For reasons I cannot explain I took out my Grandma Josie and Grandpa Sam’s wedding photo and put it next to that of the Mystery Bride and Groom. It was a hunch but I thought the couple resembled slightly older versions of the Maid of Honor and one of the Groomsmen in the bridal party. I sent Uncle Sammy both photos and awaited his response.
Having both photos side by side finally solved the mystery. Uncle Sammy agreed that the bride was our cousin Theresa Errico. With the mystery solved it took no time to identify the groom. He is Nunzio “Charles” Granese. Information about Nunzio was obtained starting with the Marriage Index we’ve had for Theresa. Then we searched other family trees from the Granese line at Ancestry. Several had enough supporting documentation that included Theresa as the spouse and the same Marriage Index and Census records we had retrieved..
Nunzio was a Second Generation Italian-American like Theresa. He was born on August 6, 1908 in New York City. His parents were Antonio Granese (1871-1910) and the former Adeline De Biasi (b. 1881). Nunzio completed 8th grade.
Theresa Errico was born on January 28th, 1914 in New York City to Vincenzo and Elisa (nee Scotti) Errico. She lived with her parents at 1166 65th Street in Brooklyn as of the 1930 Federal Census. At this time she was employed as a stenographer for a radio manufacturer.
Theresa and Nunzio were married on May 6th, 1933. In 1940 they were living at 1166 65th Street with their two children, Anthony and Elisa. Nunzio’s profession was given as “Shipper-Cutter”. We think he may have been employed as a garment cutter/shipping hand for a garment manufacturer.
Theresa predeceased Nunzio in 1984. Nunzio still resided in Staten Island after her death until his passing in 1990.
May 6, 1933 NYC Marriage Index
for Teresa (spelling differs) Errico and Nunzio Granese
1930 Federal Census
1940 Federal Census