"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."



by  Phyllis Zeck



Emil and Rose Solomon had four children: Bernard (Bernie), Anne, William (Willie), and Eleanor.  They raised their children in the apartment above the music store at 5518 West North Avenue in Chicago.  Emil ran the music store until 1960, then Otto and Frank took over.

In the photos: top left is Emil, top right is Emil’s son Bernie, bottom right is Emil (possibly with his son Willie), and bottom left is Emil’s son Bernie with Frank (Luke). Click on any photo to enlarge it.




2 Responses to Amelio

  1. 13 years ago by Phyllis McCuen Powers

    I grew up on Linder at North Avenue. I remember a Patricia Ann Del Principe and wonder what has happened to her, we went to the same grammar school, Ella Flag Young. My husband attended Austin High School and they are having a reunion and I thought she might be interested…if I have the right contact here. I remember the music store, the Lopina grocer on the corner and the Calderone drugstore close to it. And the hot dog stand. Phyllis Powers, Falls Church, VA.

  2. 4 years ago by Charlene Galbreth

    I’m thinking that we must be related. My Great-grandmother was Gerarda Del Principe who married Serafino Pistilli in 1903 Chicago. They were both originally from Pescasseroli, Italy. Onesto Ursitti whom you have mentioned was Serafino’s cousin on his Mom’s side. Her maiden name was Concetta Ursitti. I know alot about my Pistilli family, but not so much about my Del Principe family. I was told that Gerarda had a fraternal twin brother that had red hair. I don’t know what his name was. I’d appreciate any help that you can offer.


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