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Cali, Kistner, Ptacek Family History

Includes Cavalloro, Cosentino, Curreri, Kistner, Kotel, & Samperi

Page last updated 12 Sep 2016


Rosario (Ray) Cali was born in The Bronx & lived most of his life in Granby, NY. I remember how he used to tell us stories of his days as a kid. I miss those stories!

Ray’s parents are Michele & Mary Cosentino Cali. Michele was born in 1885 in Santa Venerina, Sicily to Salvatore & Concetta Cavalloro Cali.

Michele, Ray’s father, arrived in America in 1908. There he married Mary, also from Italy. They eventually moved to Oswego County, NY, where they raised 7 children. He owned a Muck Farm in Volney, which he eventually sold. He then moved to Granby, NY where his children eventually took over the lands. Today my father owns 52 acres. My Uncle Ray also owns tens of acres of what was Michele’s property.

Ray’s wife is Emily Ptacek. She too was born in The Bronx (1922). Her parents are Frank Joseph & Emily Kistner Ptacek.

Frank Ptacek was born in the bronx, like his daughter Emily. He married Emily Kistner & had 3 children, Emily Mary, Dorothy, & Frank Jr “Sonny”.

Both families were filled with strong, hardworking people. Emily’s father owned a blacksmith shop. Ray’s family, after moving to Oswego County, were Muck farm owners.

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Above: Michele & Mary Cali

Notice Mary’s height with heals on! A gorgeous couple!

Below: Emily Ptacek Cali (probably engagement pic)

Sons of Michele (Michael) Cali

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