Durand

Giovanni Magurno and Carmella Barbieri
circa 1912

These are Mike's great-grandparents, the parents of his maternal grandfather. Like his grandmother's parents, they also were living in Calabria in southern Italy. They were living in the village of Diamante when they were married.

They had three children in Italy: Ernestina, Cirigao, and Maria. Giovanni was a barber. After his wife's early death, he married her sister Maria Barbieri and emigrated to America. Only Ciriago was able to come due to immigration policies, so the children Maria and Ernestina remained in Diamante.