Luciano Siragusa

21 Jan 1832 - 10 Jun 1899


Like several generations before him, my 2nd great grandfather, Luciano Siragusa, was born, lived and died within the boundries of Collesano, Sicily. Part of the Siragusa family that settled there over 130 years before his birth, Luciano lived a simple life as a campagnolo (peasant farmer) as he and his wife, Rosaria Pizzillo, raised their relatively small family of Buonaventura, Marianna, Stefano, and Giuseppe.

Luciano's father-in-law, Maestro Stefano Pizzillo, was a master stazzonaro, working in all manner of ceramics. It is likely this connection that eventually led Luciano, and his sons, to a new profession of figuli, potters.

Luciano Siragusa
Rosaria Pizzillo
(married 1854)


Buonaventura (1856-1921)  •  Marianna (1858)  •  Stefano (1861-1922)  •  Giuseppe (1865-?)

** More coming soon **

Materials Needed -- You Can Help!

My goal is to make every story in this project as complete as possible with photos, remembrances, documents, keepsakes, etc. that will help preserve memories for future generations. Anything can help and would be greatly appreciated, no matter how small or trivial you may think it is. Here are some specific items needed:

  • Any photos that may exisit
  • Life in Collesano, Sicily

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