Joseph Jesuele (1891)

Born: 1891

Married: 1912

Died: 1949

Joseph married Adalena “Lena” Scalpone, daughter of Alfonso Scalpone and Carmela Manzione, in 1912. (Lena Scalpone was born in 1891 in New York.) Joe was a likeable, easy-going man who managed a cigar store at a busy corner of Times Square in New York City.

The Jesuele line began in Ischia, the largest island in the Bay of Naples, not far from the famed Capri. In italy the name was spelled Gesuele, but the helpful immigration staff changed the G to a J to simplify pronunciation for Americans.