Antonia Giuseppa Torre first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1921. In America, Antonia Giuseppa Torre was known by her married name, Josephine Torre.
Antonia Giuseppa Torre, daughter of Nunzio Torre and Giuseppa Puglisi, was born on April 16, 1902, at Novara di Sicilia. Antonia Giuseppa probably lived in Switzerland in the early 1910’s. Her father was a migrant worker building a tunnel in Switzerland. The family returned to the family home in Novara di Sicilia, in 1916. She married Salvatore Torre, son of Giuseppe Torre and Nunzia DiCarlo, in 1922. Antonia Giuseppa died on August 26, 1983, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 81. Her body was interred at Riverside Cemetery at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
Antonia Giuseppa Torre, age 19, immigrated to the United States on October 25, 1921, travelling to Fairport Harbor, Ohio. She was joining her father, Nunzio Torre, in Fairport. Antonia Giuseppa Torre became a citizen of the United States on March 3, 1941. Antonia resided at 142 Sanford Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, when she was naturalized.
Josephine was employed as a seamstress by Gary Allen. She retired in 1967 after 30 years of service.
The children of Salvatore Torre and Antonia Giuseppa Torre were as follows:
1. Tindera Asunta Torre was born on September 29, 1922, at Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio. Assunta died on June 11, 1933, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 10, of a ruptured appendix. Her body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.
2. Joseph M. Torre was born on November 25, 1923, at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. He married Giuseppa DiSaia, daughter of Felicantonio DiSaia and Maria Pasqua Zampini, about 1947. Joseph died on June 30, 2003, at his home, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 79. His body was interred at Riverside Cemetery at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
3. Antonio Torre was born about 1925, at Ohio.