Thank you for that.
I know about Lino's place of birth ( in Germany) from his signed Naturalization Certificate in Adelaide in 1912. He definitely says he is a German citizen at that time.
And I agree, I saw the Elberfeld passenger list, and saw him listing Genoa as his birthplace and that he was Italian- very confusing.
If you can't make any progress on that line, perhaps you can help me find out more about our lost part of Giovanni Gattorna's family. he was the only surviving son of Lino who emigrated.
Giovanni (Jack or John as he was known), had 3 children.
My father, Lino Francis Gattorna, b. 29.09.16, Adelaide;
John Troy Gattorna, b.22/01/1920, Adelaide; and
Mary Emelie Gattorna, b. 13 Jan 1922, Adelaide.
Mary married a John Denison Hislop (1944 or '45), probably in the US. he was a US serviceman, and took Mary back to the US, Connecticut to be exact, and we never caught up. They had 4 children:
John Denison Hislop, the husband, was b. 09/12/1920, and d. 20/01/1992.
I am trying to make contact with their children, who are my first cousins. They were:
John Denison Hislop Jr, b. 27/05/1953;
A twin sister, Janet Emelie Hislop, b. 27/05 /1953, East Lyme Connecticut; she married 30/09/1995 John E Hogan, Old Lyme, New London, CT.
Robert xxxx Hislop, b. 1 /07/1947;
Vivian Grace Hislop, b. 28/05/1950; she married a xxxx Baker by name, and they had 3 children:
Monica xxx baker, b.?
Aiden xxx Baker, b. ??
Edward xxx Baker, b.??
As you can see, the US family did not move very far from Connecticut, so perhaps you can fill in some gaps for me.
I have no contact addresses!!