Descendants of one DeSensi Family from Nicastro, Italy

My DeSensi family lived in Nicasto, Italy. Giovanni (John) DeSensi (#3 generation) came to the U.S. to the state of Pennsylvania in the early 1890's. He became a citizen and then returned to Italy to marry and begin his family; some children were born in Italy and some in Pennsylvania. Many other DeSensi's in the United States are likely descendants of the generation #1 DeSensi, but I do not know all connections. There are DeSensi's in the Pittsburgh area that I am sure are connected to my DeSensi line (descendents of Vincenzo DeSensi born 1854). Also, at least one DeSensi (Antonio) emmigrated to Australia. Note: There are two Pasquale DeSensi's who are first cousins: one born in 1896 and my ancestor born in 1898; they married sisters: Concetta DiVincenzo married Pasquale (1896) and Teresa DiVincenzo married Pasquale (1898)!


If you have any comments, queries, or information about the people listed below, please contact Chuck Oslund, chuckmoz@dianesgenealogy.com.


(1) Francisco DESENSI
  b. Italy
& Dorthea FIGLIOTTI
  b. Italy
|     (2) Pasquale DESENSI
|       b. Italy
|     & Martha (Maria) MOLINARO
|       b. Italy
|     |     (3) Antonio DESENSI
|     |     (3) Francesco (Frank) DESENSI
|     |     (3) Vincenzo DESENSI
|     |       b. 12 Jun 1867, Italy
|     |       d. 25 Feb 1929, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     & Maria DESENSI
|     |       b. 26 Nov 1873, Bella, Catanzaro, Italy
|     |       d. 9 Mar 1954, Dormont, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Martha DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 4 Dec 1896, Italy
|     |     |     & Pasquale PROVENZANO
|     |     |       b. abt 1876, Italy
|     |     |       d. 28 May 1948, Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
|     |     |       m. 5 Nov 1925, McMechen, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Vincent F. PROVENZANO
|     |     |     |       b. 30 Oct 1929, Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 17 Jun 1954, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
|     |     |     (4) Pasquale DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 24 Dec 1896, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 29 Sep 1973, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Concetta DIVINCENZO
|     |     |       b. 1 Jan 1903, Naples, Italy
|     |     |       d. 20 Jan 1933, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 15 Apr 1920, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Vincent J. DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 31 Jan 1921, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 20 Mar 2010
|     |     |     |     & Elizabeth T. O'DONNELL
|     |     |     |       b. 29 Oct 1917
|     |     |     |       d. 16 Jan 1996
|     |     |     |       m. 23 Aug 1992
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Ann DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 23 Feb 1922, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 19 May 1979, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Charles Edward HARRISON
|     |     |     |       b. 27 Aug 1924, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 1 Apr 1978
|     |     |     |       m. 3 May 1948, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Charles Edward HARRISON
|     |     |     |     |       b. 9 Sep 1955, Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     |       d. 3 Oct 1996, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Kathleen HARRISON
|     |     |     |     |       d. bef 5 Oct 1996
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Anthony Joseph DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 4 Apr 1923, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 25 Aug 2011, Jefferson Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Betty Jean LEE
|     |     |     |       b. 14 Apr 1925, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 29 Jun 1994
|     |     |     |       m. 19 Oct 1950, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Francis DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 14 Sep 1925, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 10 Apr 1926, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) John DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 4 Jul 1926
|     |     |     |       d. 13 Apr 1945
|     |     |     |     & Josephine McCARTNEY
|     |     |     |       b. 28 Apr 1921, ArdenPennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       m. 3 Apr 1943, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna Martha DESENSI*
|     |     |     |       b. 10 Jan 1927, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 6 Apr 2003, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna Martha DESENSI*
|     |     |     |       b. 10 Jan 1927, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 6 Apr 2003, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Clem LONG
|     |     |     |       b. 8 May 1897, Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 3 Mar 1971, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Martha Sue LONG
|     |     |     |     |       b. 9 Dec 1957
|     |     |     |     |       d. 9 Dec 1957
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     (4) Pasquale DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 24 Dec 1896, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 29 Sep 1973, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Florence M. HOPKINS
|     |     |       b. 15 Sep 1915, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 1 Mar 1976, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Antonio DESENSI – migrated to Australia
|     |     |       b. 12 Feb 1901, Italy
|     |     |       d. 1967, Australia
|     |     |     & Maria Carmella Nunziatina [--?--]
|     |     |     |     (5) Living - several
|     |     |     (4) Giovannina DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 24 Jun 1904, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 22 Aug 1978, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Joseph MAGNONE
|     |     |       b. 1894
|     |     |       d. 1962
|     |     |       m. 7 Sep 1920, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Neil J. MAGNONE
|     |     |     |       b. 19 Jul 1921, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 5 Jan 2005
|     |     |     |     & Helen A. ‘Babe’ PASIERBEK
|     |     |     |       b. 6 Aug 1931, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 24 May 2005, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       m. 12 Sep 1953, Winchester, Winchester (city), Virginia, USA
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Robert A. MAGNONE
|     |     |     |       b. 22 May 1932, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 4 Dec 2009, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     (4) Palma DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 5 Jan 1913, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 12 Feb 2004
|     |     |     & John LUPPINO
|     |     |       b. 10 Aug 1907, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 9 Jan 1982, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 8 Feb 1932, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Vincent John LUPPINO
|     |     |     |       b. 1 Mar 1936, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 17 Mar 2005, Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     (3) Giovanni (John) DESENSI - first came to US in 1893
|     |       b. 28 Jan 1872, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |       d. 7 Apr 1935, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     & Anna COSTANZO - came to US in 1908
|     |       b. 1 Dec 1880, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |       d. 19 Sep 1959, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |       m. 10 Feb 1898, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |     (4) Pasquale (Charles) DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 4 Dec 1898, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 12 Jun 1981, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Teresa DIVINCENZO
|     |     |       b. 17 Aug 1904, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 27 Oct 1986, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 28 Oct 1920, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna Mary DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 20 Oct 1921, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 25 Nov 2003, Seminole, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
|     |     |     |     & Martin Gust OSLUND
|     |     |     |       b. 20 Oct 1919, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 30 Aug 2008, Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
|     |     |     |       m. 21 Oct 1945, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary
|     |     |     |       b. 20 Oct 1921, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 5 Mar 1922
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     (4) Vincenzo DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 18 Feb 1901, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 1 May 1934, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Antonio DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 14 Jan 1904, Nicastro, Calabria, Italy
|     |     |       d. 31 Oct 1966, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Angeline PRESTO
|     |     |       b. 4 Dec 1911, Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
|     |     |       d. 22 Aug 1987, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. May 1926
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna Marie DESENSI
|     |     |     |       b. 3 Dec 1926, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 22 Sep 2001, Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Patsy J. FALVO Jr.
|     |     |     |       b. 22 Feb 1921, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 5 Oct 1993
|     |     |     |       m. 4 Oct 1950, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     (4) Mary Martha DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 28 Jan 1909, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 23 Apr 1942, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Luigi CARUSO
|     |     |       b. 17 May 1898, Concenza, Itala
|     |     |       d. 7 Jun 1966, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 28 Jul 1925, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Dominic John CARUSO
|     |     |     |       b. 4 Aug 1926, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 5 Sep 2005, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     (4) Frank Charles DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 29 Jan 1913, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 20 Feb 1976, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Cora J. McNEIL
|     |     |       b. 26 Oct 1921, Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 9 Feb 1991, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 8 Jul 1938, Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia, USA
|     |     |       div. Oct 1963
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Frank Charles DESENSI Jr.*
|     |     |     |       b. 10 Feb 1950, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 17 Oct 2003, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Frank Charles DESENSI 3rd
|     |     |     |     |       b. 12 May 1967, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, USA
|     |     |     |     |       d. 18 Jul 1997, Twinsburg, Summit County, Ohio, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Frank Charles DESENSI Jr.*
|     |     |     |       b. 10 Feb 1950, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 17 Oct 2003, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Frank Charles DESENSI Jr.*
|     |     |     |       b. 10 Feb 1950, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 17 Oct 2003, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Frank Charles DESENSI Jr.*
|     |     |     |       b. 10 Feb 1950, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |       d. 17 Oct 2003, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     & Living
|     |     |     (4) Frank Charles DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 29 Jan 1913, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 20 Feb 1976, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Ruth D. Allison WILSON
|     |     |       b. 16 Oct 1924, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA
|     |     |       d. 17 May 1994, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 23 Feb 1964
|     |     |     (4) Giovana DESENSI
|     |     |       b. 4 Feb 1915, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 8 Jun 1984, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & Louis SPATAFORE
|     |     |       b. 8 Oct 1911
|     |     |       d. 21 Oct 1990, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 6 Apr 1935, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     |     (4) Living
|     |     |     (4) Joseph J. DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 11 May 1919, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 5 Jun 2001, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
|     |     |     & Oleta Belle AUTRY
|     |     |       b. 29 Mar 1918
|     |     |       d. 28 Mar 1989, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
|     |     |       m. 1 Nov 1943
|     |     |     (4) Joseph J. DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 11 May 1919, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 5 Jun 2001, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
|     |     |     & Mary Frances [--?--]
|     |     |       b. abt 1922
|     |     |       d. 15 May 2008, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
|     |     |       m. 27 Aug 1993, Ellis County, Texas, USA
|     |     |     (4) Angela Joann DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 22 Mar 1922, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 8 Nov 2002, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
|     |     |     & David G. VANKIRK
|     |     |       b. 14 Nov 1918, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 20 Mar 1975, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 30 Sep 1940, Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia, USA
|     |     |     (4) Angela Joann DESENSI*
|     |     |       b. 22 Mar 1922, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 8 Nov 2002, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
|     |     |     & Earl Guynn GASLIN Jr.
|     |     |       b. 18 Jun 1925, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
|     |     |       d. 6 Jun 2003, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA
|     |     |       m. 1 Oct 1955
|     |     |       div. Dec 1968
|     |     |     |     (5) Living
|     |     (3) Guiseppe DESENSI
|     |       b. abt 1873, Italy
|     (2) Francesco DESENSI
|     (2) Antonio DESENSI
|     (2) Giovanni DESENSI
|     (2) Giuseppe DESENSI
|     (2) Vincenzo DESENSI
|       b. 19 Apr 1854, Italy
|       d. 1 Oct 1918, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     & Maria [--?--]
|       b. Jun 1864, Italy
|       m. 1879
|     |     (3) Rose DESENSI
|     |       b. Jun 1882, Italy
|     |       d. bef 1940
|     |     & Vincenzo RIZZO
|     |       b. Jul 1869, Italy
|     |       m. abt 1897
|     |     |     (4) Frank RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1901, Italy
|     |     |     (4) Virgilio RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1904, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Vincenzo RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1908, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Attalio L. RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1909, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Marie H. RIZZO
|     |     |       b. 20 Oct 1920, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & John A. MARASCO
|     |     |       b. 27 Jun 1912, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 23 Jun 1938, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Valentine RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1914, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       d. 14 Dec 1997, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     (4) Emily RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1916, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & [--?--] VALKO
|     |     |     (4) Sylvia RIZZO
|     |     |       b. abt 1920, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & [--?--] FREIDMAN
|     |     |     (4) Lillian r. M. RIZZO
|     |     |       b. 27 Nov 1921, Beechview, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |     & John B. MAIOLIE
|     |     |       b. 10 Sep 1916, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     |       m. 3 Dec 1949, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|     |     (3) [--?--] DESENSI

Extracted from Reunion, a genealogy program for Apple computers, in January, 2014

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