The Arcadipane/Ark Family:

Giovanni (John) Arcadipane (born 1904, died 1906)


1905 photo from Italy

Left to right - Salvatore III (Sam), Giuseppe (Joseph), Jennie (Giovanina), Giovanni (John) on Jennie's lap, and Francesco (Frank).


Giovanni (John) was born on July 16, 1904. According to his mother Giovanina's passport, he was born in Favara, in the province of Girgenti, Sicily, Italy. His family moved to Adrian, Pennsylvania where his father, Salvatore worked as a miner. Giovanni died in Adrian at the age of 2, on August 27, 1906.

From the early 1980s through 2003, several attempts have been made to locate the cemetery and exact site where Giovanni was buried. A former local funeral director's records displayed at the Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Museum show burial information, including "Unknown" persons from the early 1900s, including ethnic information of the deceased, but not the names. With the help of people associated with cemeteries and Catholic churches in the Adrian area, it appears that John was buried in the Adrian Roman Catholic cemetery.


Parents of Giovanni:

Born 1870;Died 1913
Giovanina (Jennie) Sciarrotta Born 1874;Died 1960


Documents and other artifacts:

Birth Certificate

Map showing where Adrian Roman Catholic Cemetery is located

Cemetery Map

Photo of Cemetery

Photo of Section of Cemetery where he is believed to be buried

Photo of Area in Cemetery where he is believe to be buried

Record of Death






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