Family and Descendants of

Giovanni Arcadipane

Giovanni (at right) with family



Giovanni was born some time after 1870, most likely in Favara, in the province of Girgenti, Sicily, Italy, as this was where his brother Salvatore Jr. was born.  During the reign of Mussoulini, the province of Girgenti was renamed to Agrigenti, which is its current name. It is believed that he married the sister of Giovanina Sciarrotta (Giovanina was married to his brother Salvatore Jr - the two brothers were married to two sisters).


Giovanni became a miner and for some time, relocated his family to Ouro Preto (the state of Minas Gerais), Brazil to work the gold mines there. 



Parents of Giovanni Arcadipane:

Salvatore Arcadipane Sr.

18?? - ????

Assunta Alaimo

18?? - ????


Documents and other artifacts:

Map of Brazil

Map of the States of Brazil showing the state of Minas Gerais

Detailed map of Sicily showing Favara

Detailed map of Sicily showing Valledolmo




We invite your interest and participation in development of this family history.

David Ark, Harrisburg,Pennsylvania (

Jean (Arcadipane) Patz, Dunkirk, New York (