One of the youngest representatives of the Italian-American citizens in Sonoma county, Cal., is Angelo Puccioni,
the owner of a thriving ranch in Mendocino township. Born near the town of Lucca. Italy, in 1870, he remained there
long enough to realize by contrast with other countries that his own was deficient in opportunity, and as soon
as the wherewithal for his passage to the United States could be secured he made the voyage that brought him to
his present comfortable surroundings. Here, in Mendocino township, he is the owner of a splendid tract of one hundred
and sixty eight acres, which at the time of purchase was covered with a heavy growth of timber, but much of this
has by his energetic efforts been cleared and placed under cultivation, and no one could take greater pride in
his accomplishments than does Mr. Puccioni. He has forty acres in vineyard and four acres in hay, and the remainder
of the land is still rich in fine timber.
In all of his laborious efforts to make a home for his family Mr. Puccioni has had the help and cooperation of
his wife, who was born in Italy in 188o as Dalia Buchingani. She was the daughter of John and Nancy (Rossa) Buchingani,
who were born in Italy, and who came to the United States with their family of four children in 1887. Named in
the order of their birth they were as follows: Lester, Richard, Isabell and Dalia, the latter the wife of Mr. Puccioni.
Lester was married in Italy, but no children were born of the union. Isabell married Joe Nanie, and became the
mother of two children, Joe and Ida. Six children, two sons and four daughters, have been born of the marriage
of Mr. Puccioni and his wife, as follows: John. Louis, Julia, Lena, Rosie and Marie. Those who have watched Mr.
Puccioni's efforts since his location on his present ranch have been amazed at the transformation which he has
wrought and confidently predict even greater things at his hands.
History of Sonoma County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1911
Sonoma County, CA
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