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Soujourn in Italy

2020-08-26T19:25:25+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Current Generation, Nevi in Italy|

1968 and 1997 Written by William Orsinger From the booklet Cercando Famiglia in Italia, edited by Joan Lander, daughter of Florence Nevy Lander. Sojourn 1968 On September 7, 1968, we flew to Europe with Viola’s parents, Ralph and Erminia Nevy for a three-week vacation. He was 79 and she was 70. We were 47 [...]

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The Fornovo (Nevy) Villa

2020-08-26T19:28:05+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Nevi in Italy, Oral Histories|Tags: , |

The Nevy brothers bought the Fornovo Villa prior to the birth of Florence in 1923. During WW II Linda and Robert lived there with Catarena, Henry Nevy's second wife, and their son Robert. Robert was an American citizen caught there during the war so he hid there from the Germans in the attic. One time [...]

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The Area of San Giorgio

2020-08-26T19:37:41+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Nevi in Italy|Tags: , , |

Eminia Galli Nevy was born in Caprino Veronese, about fifteen miles away from San Giorgio di Valpolicella and close to Lake Garda. But it was in San Giorgio that Erminia stayed off and on with her grandmother while her father traveled. The Valpolicella, particularly the hills around San Giorgio, is famed for its vineyards which [...]

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The Area of Bergotto

2020-08-26T19:52:28+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Current Generation, Nevi in Italy|

The original home of Ralph Nevy, Bergotto consists of an old Catholic church, the village watering fountain, the cemetery and perhaps ten or so houses clustered nearby. It is a frazione (fraction or hamlet) of the old town of Berceto. Berceto is under the jurisdiction of the city of Parma, the Capoluogo di Provincia, the [...]

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Directions to Nonno’s House in Castagna, outside of Bergotto

2020-08-26T19:56:35+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Nevi in Italy|Tags: , , |

This was written with the intention that it will be used by current and future generations of Nevy descendents. Nonno’s house is located about half way along route A15 between La Spezia and Parma in the northwest part of Italy. Take the A15 to the Berceto exit; go to the center of town. Look for SS523 [...]

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Names and locations in Italy

2020-08-21T20:09:09+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Nevi in Italy|

Aosta—an important Roman outpost on the road across the Alps. Has well-preserved 2,000 year old sites. Ralph Nevy was stationed here in the Alpini Corps. Bagnone—30 miles from Bergotto. Near this town is Villa Mimosa, the B&B seen in the video. Berceto—the closest organized township (or comune) to Bergotto. Both places fall under the jurisdiction of [...]

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Current Nevi Relatives in Bergotto, Italy

2020-08-21T20:06:18+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Current Generation, Nevi in Italy|

There is a young doctor in Arlington, Virginia, named Scott Spagnoli whose family is from Bergotto. He put the Orsingers in touch with the Spagnoli family you see in the family video. On the tape, Arnerio Spagnoli says Raffael Nevi was a good friend of his grandfather. Arnerio's elderly mother told Viola and Bill that she remembers [...]

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Current Nevi Relatives in Parma, Italy

2020-08-24T21:12:09+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Current Generation, Genealogical Research, Nevi in Italy|

By Kristin Adolfson Many years ago we were contacted by Massimo Nevi, who lives in Parma, Italy. He had found our website and was interested in exploring the family genealogy and finding perhaps that we were distant relatives! Someone mentioned that perhaps the cousin Nonno went to stay with in Alsace Lorraine just before coming [...]

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Ralph Nevy Life Story

2020-09-14T20:29:03+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Featured, Life Stories, Nevi in Italy, Oral Histories|Tags: , , , |

Born April 10, 1889 in Bergotto, Italy, died February 21, 1978 in Cumberland, Maryland. Transcribed from an audio tape made on July 5, 1967 in Arlington, Virginia, with Bill Orsinger. Bergotto: Well. I'm going to tell you my first impression in my life. I was about 6 years old and my father was going [...]

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