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Santa Maria La
Castagna is a village of Montalto Uffugo
Montalto Uffugo has many sections, villiages and hamlets. At one time, some may have been their own towns. The town was one of the first to section off the town as a whole and separate the industrial area from the rest of the town. On the outskirts of the town center are the farming areas like Parantoro, Vaccarizzo, Santa Maria La Castagna (formerly known as just Castagna) and Coretto.
About Montalto Uffugo
Montalto Uffugo is located in Cosenza Province in the northern portion of Calabria. Surrounded by mountains, Montalto Uffugo is fairly large by village standards. It is the second largest city in Cosenza Province.
Chiesa della Madonna delle Neve (Church) The building has three naves, is in the hamlet of Santa Maria La Castagna. The facade has a portal with a simple coat of arms surmounted by a window.
Chiesa della Madonna delle Neve (Chiesa)
L’edificio, a tre navate, è nella frazione di Santa Maria La Castagna.
La facciata presenta un semplice portale con stemma sormontato da una
finestra. Località S. Maria la Castagna
Church of the Madonna of the Snow (Church) the building, to three navate, is in the fraction of Saint Maria the Chestnut. The facade introduces a simple portal with coat of arms sormontato from a window. Locality Santa Maria la Castagna
Thee Alderman's Wars is a term used to describe the series of murders and violent rioting between warring Alderman Johnny "de Pow" Powers and Anthony D'Andrea from 1916 until 1921. Over a period of five years, over 30 deaths were reported during the struggle for control over the "Bloody" 19th Ward of Chicago's Little Italy..
Aldermen's Wars. (2008, August 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
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Chicago Crime Scene Project - Alderman John Power's Home A dynamite bomb thrown at the house at 612 South Morgan Street at 12:30
o'clock this morning wrecked the house and drove 20 families into the
street. They were taken in by neighbors. Only one boy was
injured, which seems remarkable, considering that windows were shattered
for a block around, and the house was demolished.
The first two floors are occupied by Peter Batallco and Louis Leonetti
and their families. Leonetti is a baliff in municipal court, and
it is believed the bomb may have been a result of some arrest he made in
the past. His son, Amerilla, was cut above the head by the blast.
Chicago Daily Tribune
January 4, 1920
A dynamite bomb thrown at the house at 612 South Morgan Street at 12:30 o'clock this morning wrecked the house and drove 20 families into the street. They were taken in by neighbors. Only one boy was injured, which seems remarkable, considering that windows were shattered for a block around, and the house was demolished.
The first two floors are occupied by Peter Batallco and Louis Leonetti and their families. Leonetti is a baliff in municipal court, and it is believed the bomb may have been a result of some arrest he made in the past. His son, Amerilla, was cut above the head by the blast.
The bomb explosions which in the last week have endangered the lives of two Italian Democratic leaders in the Nineteenth ward were attributed last night by Ald. Johnny Powers to recent strife between Democrats and Republicans.
Early on Sunday morning the residence of Representative Charles Cola at 817 Forquer Street was partially wrecked. The Black Hand was blamed.
A week ago Louis Leonetti of 612 South Morgan Street, a friend of Cola, was blown out of his bed by a bomb. This incident was classed as “mysterious”.
Investigation last night revealed that there have been recent “flare-ups” between Italian factions of both parties.
Politics, Says Powers
“It seems to me to be a case of politics”, said Ald. Powers. “Italian Republicans and Democrats have not been on good terms and may be that the bomb play has been injected for revenge”.
Representative Cola denied he was a target in the bomb explosion. He also denied knowledge of any political strife.
Leonetti, a municipal court bailiff, admitted political friendship with Cola, but denied any partisan feuds.
Dear Friend, I want $2000 from you Luigi at midnight, come and bring the money to Taylor and Canal Street. Thank You The Black Hand
1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Louis Leonettii
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinoiss
Age: 65 Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Italy Year of Immigration: 1880
Head of House
Spouse's name: Petrina (note Petrina's age at marriage - 14)
Year of Immigration: 1893
Louis Leonetti 65
Petrina Leonetti 46
Emil Leonetti 24
Camille Leonetti 20
Edward Leonetti 17
Martha Leonetti 14
Richard Leonetti 12
Mary Leonetti 11
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Louis Leonetti 1941
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