The Stallone Family
Pictured (left to right) are the Stallone sons, Hugo, Serviglio, Premo, and Meno. All of the sons worked on St. Catherine Street. Hugo operated a grocery store, where his brother Serviglio also worked. Premo opened a plumbing and electrical business that became one of the city's oldest businesses. Meno sold "spirits" at the Cut Rate Package Store.
Eduardo and Maria Bignami Stallone, seated above with their children, immigrated to America in 1905. Eduardo was from Bologna and Maria was from Monte Pastore. They sailed on the Montevideo out of Genoa with other Italian families destined also to live in Natchez. The others were members of the Boschieri, Mascagni, Verucchi, and Viccinelli families.
These families were among forty families recruited in 1904 to work on large plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Lured by free transportation and promises of prosperity, these families encountered miserable working and living conditions.
Many of the families migrated to Natchez, which had a strong Roman Catholic presence, and formed the city's Italian colony.
Eduardo Stallone became a farmer and a grocer and in later years moved to the second story of the family grocery store (pictured in two views at right). The store, which no longer stands, stood at the intersection of St. Catherine and D'Evereux Streets.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trails marker series.
Location. 31° 33.505′ N, 91° 23.74′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on St. Catherine Street near Old D'Evereux Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natchez Civil Rights and Old D'Evereux Street (here, next to this marker); Good Neighbors - Alexanders and Gonnellinis (a few steps from this marker); Voss Family and A-B Motor Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Family Church and School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holy Family Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Dr. John Banks House - 9 St. Catherine Street (about 400 feet away); 20-30 St. Catherine Street and Eduation (about 400 feet away); Hospital Hill Neighborhood (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2018.