Leonardo Fusco’s Niles, Trumbull, Ohio death record says he was born on 22 September 1884 in Messina, Italy, the son of Frank Fusco and Rosaline Anzolldi, but no record for him was located in Messina.

Since Fusco is not a common name in Niles, Ohio, I looked to see where the other Fuscos in the neighborhood were from.

One of the first was Mrs. Mary A. Fusco born in 1872 in Tursi, Italy the daughter of Frank A. Fusco and Rose Anzoloti. She was married to Nicolas A Fusco which is why her maiden name and married name are the same. This looks like a sister.

Sure enough, Leonardo’s birth record was in Tursi. FAN (Family, Associates, and Neighbors) pays off again.