Italian immigrant John Sciortino

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The section of Cape Girardeau known as Haarig -- the Good Hope Street area -- is historically thought of as being the German section of town. But the area was also home to several Italian families. One notable family residing and working in the area was the Sciortino family: John (shown above); his wife, Josephine; three daughters, Rose, Angela and Catherine, and two sons, Joe and Paul.

In a submitted article published in 2006 in the Southeast Missourian, Elroy F. Kinder of Cape Girardeau, the husband of one of John Sciortino's granddaughters, provided some family history:

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