[TI] Mascari/Mascheri

Paul J. Caito pjcaito at frontiernet.net
Sun May 4 21:31:37 EEST 2014

Hello, Scott!

I must not be getting all the Termini List mailings because I only saw 
Scott's posting as it was included in Becky's response.

I have been involved in Mascari genealogy since 1998 and have pretty much 
investigated every single Mascari family in Termini.  In fact, the Matteo 
Mascari and Chiara Mercurio are in my ancestor tree.  I have their line 
traced back another two generations to Paolo Mascari (b. bet 1683 - 1718 by 
estimation) and Sigismonda Restivo (b. bet. 1688-1772 by estimation).  The 
Register Report that I have on this particular line of Mascari's goes on for 
74 pages, without notes included, and is spread throughout Illinois, 
Indiana, Ohio, New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  I 
do have the three children of Matteo and Chiara Mercurio but only have two 
generations after those children and they are all in Termini, so I would be 
very interested in knowing more about their descendants - which I assume 
includes you, here in the USA.  I don't have a child in that family that 
includes a Santo Mascari marrying Michela Spicuzza, so I don't know how I 
missed that one.   I would be happy to send you what I have off-list. 
Interestingly enough, one of the local Mascari families here in 
Rochester/Syracuse changed their name from Mascari to Maschiri, which is a 
little different version of your name, Scott.


Paul J. Caito
Rochester, NY

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Becky Mascari" <bmascari at gmail.com>
To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2014 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TI] TerminiImerese Digest, Vol 103, Issue 3

> Scott,
> No doubt that our Mascari lines cross. But none of the names listed
> are clicking for me. My (or my husband's I should say) family group
> settled in Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee and owned produce and beer
> businesses. They arrived about 1890-1900. Unlike your Chi town group,
> this enclave of Mascari's is shrinking.
> Contact me off list if you like, for more specific information.
> Thanks,
> Becky Mascari
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Scott Mascheri <smas1973 at yahoo.com>
> To: "TerminiImerese at comunesofitaly.org" 
> <TerminiImerese at comunesofitaly.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 16:12:39 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: [TI] Mascari's research
> looking for help.
> I have been doing the Mascari research for many years. I came to a stop 
> and could not find anything until I joined the Termini Imerese database 
> here and it helped me go back further.  But once again came to a stop 
> again.  So I am wondering who else on here is also researching the Mascari 
> name. I have been able to find direct grandparents going back to Matteo 
> Mascari that married Chiara Marcurio 1740s to 1820s with finding that they 
> had 3 children named Saverio, Antonino
> And Agostino. Trying to go back further then Matteo and trying to find all 
> of the other missing brothers and sisters of them and all there children. 
> I have been told by many others researching the Mascari for the missing 
> links to put them all together.
> That all the Mascari's from Termini are related one way or another.
> My 2ND great grandfather Santo Mascari That married Michela Spicuzza left 
> Termini in the late 1890s and settled here in Chicago where the family has 
> grown to be very large here. So I am asking for help from anyone else 
> researching the Mascari's to help and share anything or lead me into a 
> Direction to find more information on the Mascheri's.  Also will be going 
> to the reunion and hoping by doing the research may be able to meet some 
> family there or and find out other information.
> Thank you for reading and hope to find any help.
> Scott Mascheri

More information about the TerminiImerese mailing list