Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Sunday, June 4, 2000

Laura talked to her mom tonight about the stuff I found at the library this weekend, and as a result, wrote up what they talked about:

Grandma went by "Adele S. Pantano", the S. standing for Saracco, and Grandpa went by "John N. Pantano", the "N" standing for "Nicholas".

In the 1934 and 1935 Paterson directories, they are listed as "John S. Pantano" and "Adeline F. Pantano". I knew that my grandmother had gone by "Adeline" instead of "Adele" when she was younger, but I didn't know the reason why they both had different middle initials. My mother said that my grandfather referred to himself as "John Saint Nicholas Pantano", and wrote it as "John S. N. Pantano". My grandmother's middle name was "Frances".

At one point, Grandpa Lombardo worked at Passaic Bobbin, so that is probably why he was referred to in the 1934 and 1935 Paterson directories as a "bobbinmaker". He also worked in a dye shop and as a cabinetmaker at other times in his life.

Sisto Pantano, the shoemaker, moved from Paterson to Prospect Park, which was a Dutch area. He would barter shoes with the Dutch farmers for food.

Posted at 5:01:48 PM