Tapella Family

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Tapella Family

This site traces back the roots of my family as best we can determine. My grandfather, Gerolamo, came to the United States to seek a better life. Married in Italy, he left his family behind to build the resources to eventually bring all of them over to the US. He made several trips back to Italy until the time when the entire family was re-united in St. Louis in 1915.

by Charles Tapella

 

Roots in Italy

Descendants of Vittore Tapella married in Italy
Marie Taveggia
1Vittore Tapella married in Italy
Marie Taveggia
2.Giorogio Tapella (1803, Italy) married
Annunciata Oldani (April 24, 1813, Italy)
3..Gerolamo Tapella married in Italy
Carolina Branca
4...Giovanni Tapella (October 25, 1834, Italy - May 8, 1908, Cuggiono) married in Italy
Carolina Tacchi (May 21, 1844, Italy - December 4, 1875, Cuggiono)
5....Maria Tapella
5....Natali Tapella
5....Rachele Tapella married in Italy
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6.....Maria ????
6.....Antonette ????
5....Gerolamo Tapella (June 14, 1870, Cuggiono - April 25, 1946, St. Louis MO) married about 1896 in Italy
Francesca Bonali (July 13, 1876, Cuggiono - November 10, 1918, St. Louis MO)
6.....(See below)

United States Branch of the Family

Descendants of Gerolamo Tapella
1Gerolamo Tapella (June 14, 1870 - April 25, 1946) married in Italy about 1896
Francesca Bonali (July 13, 1876 - November 10, 1918)
2.Maria Carolina Tapella (September 7, 1897 - July 29, 1972) married April 30, 1916
George Tapella (August 20, 1886 - February 25, 1972)
3..Louise Teresa Tapella (May 8, 1917 -July 1, 1974)
3..Frances Rose Tapella (January 27, 1920 - June 14, 1996) married October 13, 1951
Charles Julius Cassani (May 14, 1919 - May 8, 1980)
4...Patrick Cassani (June 8, 1955) married September 8, 1984
Jo Ann Di Maggio (May 20, 1961)
5....Laura Marie Cassani (August 25, 1985)
5....Victoria Rose Cassani (June 22, 1988)
5....Nicholas Patrick Cassani (October 16, 1989)
3..Henry John Tapella (October 2, 1921 - July 11, 1982) married March 31, 1951
Mary Louise Hood (July 14, 1922)
4...Mary Elisabeth Tapella (August 5, 1953) married July 24, 1976 (div)
Dale Petrini (May 14, 1954)
5....Cristina Ann Petrini (September 20, 1980) married February 7, 2009
Greg Sevadjian (May 2, 1975)
5....Michael John Petrini (March 19, 1984) married June 28, 2008
Kristen Nicole Hollifield (September 3, 1985)
6.....Thomas James Petrini (May 3, 2011)
5....Christopher Charles Petrini (August 11, 1987) married January 5, 2013
Allison Bravenec (April 12, 1988)
5....Johnathan Hood Petrini (October 31, 1992)
2.Louis Enrico Tapella (August 18, 1899 - February 1, 1984) married May 11, 1924
Caterina Natalina Bertani (December 23, 1902 - June 5,1977)
3..Frances Marie Tapella (August 21, 1925) married October 26, 1947
Joseph Robert Kostelnik (February 19, 1926 - April 13, 2012)
4...Robert Joseph Kostelnik (October 11, 1951) married July 25, 1975
Marilyn Jane Hirbe (January 24, 1953)
5....Jeffrey Michael Kostelnik (August 1, 1979) married October 29, 2011
Lindi Lancon (October 31, 1980)
6.....Robert Joseph Kostelnik II (February 5, 2013)
6.....Katherine Ann Kostelnik (August 18, 2015)
5....Mark Andrew Kostelnik (October 28, 1981) married May 29, 2010
Jana Glynn Shults (February 15, 1983)
5....Colleen Ann Kostelnik (May 31, 1984) married January 9, 2010
Troy Graham (August 28, 1977)
6.....Luke Thomas Graham (June 20, 2014)
4...Kenneth Joseph Kostelnik (September 14, 1953) married July 20, 1979
Susan Cecile Prives (August 18, 1955)
5....Zachary Jon Kostelnik (May 11, 1982) married September 19, 2009
Emily Ann Steenstry (September 1, 1985)
5....Kristofer Adam Kostelnik (June 3, 1985) married August 6, 2010
Emily Beth Leach (June 19, 1986)
4...Carole Ann Kostelnik (July 15, 1956) Married January 2, 1981
David Anthony Branch (December 2, 1954)
5....Amie Elizabeth Branch (November 27, 1982)
5....Timothy Michael Branch (July 4, 1985)
5....Jennifer Ann Branch (March 11, 1987)
3..Charles Angelo Tapella (January 28, 1937) married June 6, 1959
Bernadette Ann Kelly (July 24, 1936)
4...Julia Maureen Tapella (April 19, 1962) married July 13, 1991
Brian Michael McCrone (October 22, 1958)
5....Michael Kelly McCrone (May 20, 1992)
5....Emily Charlotte McCrone (September 26, 1994)
5....Thomas Charles McCrone (March 16, 1997)
4...Lisa Kathleen Tapella (June 9, 1964) married July 17, 1993
David Preston Leach (October 23, 1961)
5....Samuel Preston Leach (June 9, 1995)
5....Joseph Henry Leach (January 23, 1997)
5....Timothy Andrew Leach (November 20, 1998)
5....Benjamin Scott Leach (June 15, 2000)
4...Robert Charles Tapella (August 26, 1965)
3..James Louis Tapella (April 12, 1941) married September 19, 1964
Lynette Marie Pont (October 8, 1941)
4...Deborah Lynn Tapella (December 11, 1965) married December 17, 1988
Brian Scott Keith (April 20, 1966)
5....Adam Patrick Keith (July 28, 1995)
5....Alexander Gusev Keith (June 13, 1997)
4   +married June 1, 2013
Michael Graf (June 13, 1958)
4...Donald James Tapella ( July 27, 1970) married August 4, 1990
Christi Anne Hughes (February 4, 1971)
5....Ryleigh Michelle Tapella (October 30, 1998)
5....Addisyn Grace Tapella (October 14, 2002)
3..Rose Ann Tapella (November 5, 1942 - February 8, 2013) married May 14, 1977
Fred Becker (February 7, 1942 - May 24, 2001)
4...Jennifer Leah Becker (July 31, 1979)
4...Scott Louis Becker (September 12, 1981)
2.Charles Mario Tapella (August 4, 1905 - April 13, 1966) married June 29, 1930
Louise Vincenza Barera (December 14, 1909 - October 16, 2010)
3..Angeline Frances Tapella (August 29, 1931) married June 19, 1954
Leo Wacker (March 10, 1924 - July 23, 2014)
4...Robert Charles Wacker (October 5, 1955) married May 26, 1978
Janina Sharon Zaleski (November 14, 1955)
5....Robert Leo Edmund Wacker (June 17, 1980) married September 27, 2008
Kate Elizabeth Goodman (January 9, 1980)
6.....Eloise Marie Wacker (April 14, 2010)
6.....Leo Edmund Wacker (December 24, 2011)
5....Brian Matthew Wacker (October 2, 1983) married August 8, 2009
Lauren Mager Nichols July 10, 1984
5....Matthew Robert Wacker (December 31, 1987)
4...Mary Therese Wacker (August 16, 1956)
4...Laura Ellen Wacker (April 8, 1960) married August 12, 1983
Michael Thomas James (August 4, 1960)
5....Christopher Walter James (February 15, 1987)
5....Daniel Gregory James (November 20, 1989)
4...Richard Frederick Wacker (May 17, 1962) married May 6, 1995
Eileen Patricia Burke (April 23, 1964)
5....Olivia Rui Jing Wacker (February 10, 1998)
5....Christian James Wacker (May 30, 1998
5....Ethan Matthew Wacker (May 8, 2002)
5....Natalie Claire Wacker (July 15, 2003)
4...Janet Maureen Wacker (October 17, 1964) married April 16, 1993 (div)
Eric Warren Rice (December 9, 1960)
5....Angeline Catherine Rice (July 2, 2001)
2.John Henry Tapella Sr. (April 21 1909 - March 14, 1994) married
Jennie Barbaglia (January 26, 1915 - October 3, 1966)
3..John Henry Tapella Jr. (February 29, 1948 - March 13, 2006)
3..Angela Maria Tapella (May 25, 1952) married August 13, 1988
Rex Smith (October 9, 1961)
4...Shane Alan Smith (October 9, 1989)
3..Gerard Louis Tapella (April 15, 1959 - May 9, 1959)
2.James Eugene Tapella (August 24, 1911 - March 22, 1970) married June 5, 1937
Eda Josephine Corno (December 1, 1913 - June 22, 1990)
3..Barbara Jean Tapella (July 30, 1942) married February 5, 1966
Robert Joseph Voss Sr. (September 5, 1937)
4...Michelle Patricia Voss (April 6, 1967) married October 11, 2003
John Harold Waak
4...Jeannie Norine Voss (June 9, 1969) married October 29, 1994
Van Eric Seabaugh (June 7, 1966)
5....Madeline Jean Seabaugh (August 15, 1996)
5....Evan Michael Seabaugh (September 12, 2000)
4...Robert Joseph Voss Jr. (April 21, 1977) married June 24, 2000
Jenny Marie Myers (July 15, 1978)
5....Mikai Noah Eugene Voss (March 14, 2002)
2.Pierina Josephina (Lee) Tapella (September 6, 1916 - October 30, 1999) married June 21, 1947
Joseph Charles Pastorello (May 2, 1915 -October 19, 1978)
2.Frances Marie Tapella (November 6, 1918 - March 7, 2008) married July 8, 1945
Sam Paul Zagarri (April 20, 1919 - November 6, 1993)
3..Gerald Louis Zagarri (October 25, 1947) married February 23, 1973
Patricia Ann Schulte (July 28, 1948)
4...Sarah Ann Zagarri (July 9, 1975) married August 4, 2001
Andrew Krueger (April 4, 1973)
5....Thomas Joseph Krueger (August 21, 2004)
5....Olivia Edith Krueger (March 4, 2008)
4...Jessica Ann Zagarri (November 19, 1977) married July 30, 2011
Benjamin Roman Schmitt
3..Ronald Charles Zagarri (November 30 1949)