Gus Lo Presti1

#30477, (6 February 1895 - February 1977)
Father*Paolo Lo Presti2 (1859 - 1937)
Mother*Marianna Ponepinto2 (c 1862 - )


Rose Ponepinto b. 1891, d. 1972
Children 1.Paul Joseph Lo Presti+1 (1918 - 1991)
 2.Joseph Lo Presti14 (c 1923 - 1927)
Gus Lo Presti was also known as Gasparo (birth name.)3 
Birth*6 February 1895He was born on 6 February 1895 at Cammarata, Agrigento (then Girgenti), Sicily, ItalyG; (or 1895.)4,5 
25 June 1899He accompanied Paolo Lo Presti and Marianna Ponepinto on 25 June 1899 to New YorkG from Italy on the Hesperia, as Gaspare, age 3.6 
1 June 1905He appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Paolo Lo Presti and Marianna Ponepinto, as Gasparo, age 9, b. Italy; (neis. Joseph and Rosalia Gugliotta, res. 328 E. 107th St.)7 
Marriage*21 January 1917He married Rose Ponepinto, daughter of Joseph Ponepinto and Frances Cagliana, on 21 January 1917 at Bronx, New YorkG.8 
9 January 1920He appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 in the household of Joseph Ponepinto and Frances Cagliana, son-in-law, age 26, b. Italy, shoe maker.9 
5 April 1930He and Rose Ponepinto appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at 2453 Washington Avenue, Bronx, New YorkG.10 
8 April 1940He and Rose Ponepinto appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 at 2453 Washington Avenue, Bronx, New YorkG.11 
Death*February 1977He died in February 1977 at Bronx, New YorkG.12 
Obituary21 February 1977Obituary for Gus Lo Presti was published on 21 February 1977.13 


  1. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Paul Joseph Lopresti, son of Gus Lopresti and Rose Ponepinto, b. Bronx NY 26 Apr 1918, d. 26 Jul 1991.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S31] 1905 New York State Census.
  4. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online or New York > Bronx City > 17 > Draft Card L > img. 273/340, No. 1612. Gus Lopresti, age 22, b. Cammarata, Girgenti, Italy, 6 Feb 1895, res. 2471 Belmont Ave., NY, occ. phone (poss.] operator for Rasenvassi poss. Bros., Long Island City, marr. first papers for citizenship, dependants father, mother and wife (only support).
  5. [S1277] World War II Draft Registration Cards, image viewed online or, Local Board 119, Fordham Rd. and Webster Ave., Bronx NY, 26 Apr 1942, Ser. No. U1573. Gus LoPresti, age 47, b. Sicily, Italy, 6 Feb 1893, res. 2453 Washington Av., Bx., NYC, NY, enemployed; contact Mrs. Frances Panapinto, same residence.
  6. [S620] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [images on-line], online, Passenger List of Alien Immigrants on the Hesperia, sailing from Naples 5 Jun 1899, arr. New York 25 Jun 1899, p. 109, nos. 217-226. Paolo Lo Presti (40), Marianna Panepinto (38), Lo Presti children Vincenzo (10), Rosa (8), Clelia (6), Gaspare (3) and Giuseppa (6 mos.), Giralamo Gugliotti (6) and Concettina Gugliotti (8); all res. Cammarata, dest. New York to join brother Antonino Lo Presti, 303 E. 107th St., New York; passage paid by brother. Source: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Microfilm Publication T715, NAI 300346. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives at Washington, D.C.
  7. [S31] 1905 New York State Census. Paolo (46), b. Italy, stoneman; Mariaa A (32), b. Italy, at home; in US 7 yrs.
  8. [S2164] New York, New York, Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937, online
  9. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph (62), b. and parents b. Italy, shoemaker; Frances (52), b. and parents b. Italy; both imm. 1888.
  10. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Gust [sic] (36), b. and parents b. Italy, tilesetter; Rose (37), b. NY, parents b. Italy.
  11. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Gus (45), b. Italty, empl. tile and marble manufacturer; Rose (46), b. NY; res. same house in 1935.
  12. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online or, Gus Lopresti, b. 6 Feb 1865 [sic], d. Feb 1977, last res. Bronx NY.
  13. [S2306] Daily News, New York, New York.
  14. [S1429] New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, online Joseph Lo Presti, son of Gus Lo Presti, d. Bronx NY 16 Jan 1927, age 3; cert. no. 484.