Francesco "Frank" BALISTRERI, 1877-1956
Margaret's father

 Father Giuseppi Tommaso "Joseph" BALISTRERI, 1825-1887
 Mother Rosa "Rose" MACHI Balistreri, 1835-
       Sister Stefana BALISTRERI Balistreri, 1852-1875
       Brother Gaetano BALISTRERI, 1856-1930
       Sister Rosa BALISTRERI, 1859-
       Brother Andrea "Andrew" BALISTRERI, 1863-1942
       Sister Rosa BALISTRERI Machi Balistreri, 1870-1946
       Brother Pietro "Peter" BALISTRIERI, 1874-1959
       Francesco "Frank" BALISTRERI, 1877-1956

 Wife Giuseppa "Josie" TARANTINO Balistreri, 1885-1967
       Daughter Rosa BALISTRERI
       Son Giuseppe Sylvester "Joseph" BALISTRERI, 1908-1995

 Partner Walburga "Walli" SINZINGER Metz, 1881-1960
       Daughter Margaret METZ Henning, 1921-2001

Time Line

28 June 1877 - Born at Sant' Elia, Palermo Province, Sicily

Sometime before 1885 - Mother Rosa "Rose" MACHI Balistreri died there

Sometime after 1885 - Grandfather Andrea MACHI died there

2 May 1886, age 8 - Brother Andrea "Andrew" BALISTRERI, age 22, married Maria Pietra "Mary" BUSALACCHI, age 15, in Santa Flavia

Sometime before 1887 - Grandmother Stefana ALIOTO Balistreri died at Sant' Elia

3 April 1887, age 9 - Sister Rosa BALISTRERI, age 16, married Pietro MACHI, age 24, at Santa Flavia, Palermo Province, Sicily

13 October 1887, age 10 - Father Giuseppi Tommaso "Joseph" BALISTRERI, age 62, died at Sant' Elia

5 May 1890, age 12 - Brother-in-law Pietro MACHI, age 27, died there

29 January 1893, age 15 - Sister Rosa BALISTRERI, age 22, married Gaetano BALISTRERI, age 31, there

1894, age 16 - Immigrated

26 January 1904, age 26 - Brother Pietro "Peter" BALISTRIERI, age 29, married Maria "Mary" BILLANTE, age 20, at Sant' Elia

18 February 1907, age 29 - Married Giuseppa "Josie" TARANTINO, age 22, there

2 October 1908, age 31 - Son Giuseppe Sylvester "Joseph" BALISTRERI born at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

As of sometime before 1910 - Resided at 273 Jackson Street there

1910, age 32 - Occupation listed as peddler

28 July 1910, age 33 - Sister's widower Pietro BALISTRERI, age 66, died at San Francisco, California

1911, age 33 - Traveled to Sicily

June 1912, age 34 - Occupation listed as merchant

18 June 1912, age 34 - Returned to America. Family traveled aboard the 'Martha Washington' from Palermo, Sicily.

30 June 1912, age 35 - Arrived at New York, New York

As of 1921 until 1922 - Resided at 271 Jackson Street, Milwaukee

As of 1921 until 1925 - Occupation listed as peddler

20 July 1921, age 44 - Daughter Margaret METZ Henning born at Milwaukee

As of sometime before 1925 until sometime after 1930 - Resided at 2618 Hazelton Court there. Prior to 1930 the street was known as Washington Place.

April 1930, age 52 - Occupation listed as laborer at street railroad

9 April 1930, age 52 - Recorded in the United States Census at Milwaukee

14 November 1930, age 53 - Brother Gaetano BALISTRERI, age 74, died there

16 January 1937, age 59 - Sister-in-law Maria Pietra "Mary" BUSALACCHI Balistreri, age 66, died there

As of sometime before April 1940 - Resided at 2620 Hazelton Court there

1 April 1940, age 62 - Recorded in the United States Census there

14 February 1942, age 64 - Brother's widow Antonina DELUCA Balistreri, age 88, died there

12 June 1942, age 64 - Brother Andrea "Andrew" BALISTRERI, age 78, died at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

1943, age 65 - Brother-in-law Gaetano BALISTRERI, age 81, died at Sant' Elia

19 February 1944, age 66 - Daughter Margaret METZ, age 22, married Walter Ernst HENNING, age 23, at St. Francis of Assisi Church Rectory, Milwaukee

1946, age 68 - Sister Rosa BALISTRERI Machi Balistreri, age 75, died at Sant' Elia

January 1949, age 71 - Granddaughter Jennifer Frances HENNING Komassa born at Milwaukee

March 1955, age 77 - Grandson Jeffery Francis HENNING born there

Until 1956, age 78 - Resided at 2811 N Buth Street there

17 February 1956, age 78 - Died there

21 February 1956 - Buried at Holy Cross there