PETER AND MARY NICOLETTI
The Nicoletti’s came to America in 1908 from Vicenza, Italy. He was 19 and she was 7. They were neighbors in Italy and Peter came to America with Mary’s family, the Meneguzzos. They couldn’t speak English when they came but learned it as they lived here.
They first lived in Chicago. In 1915, Mary’s family moved to Herbster. Peter came in 1919; they married and settled in Herbster. They had 11 children, 4 boys and 7 girls.
The family belonged to the Catholic Church, which Peter helped build. He also drove school bus some years and did some work at the school. They farmed most of their lives.
Peter passed away in 1973 and Mary in 1977. At this time, only 5 of the girls are still living.