|This is off topic. Charlie I noticed your mention of St Joachim. The Irish side of the family (my grandmother and her siblings) were baptized at St Joachim's in Philadelphia. The family stayed mostly in the Frankford area of Philadelphia. The Sicilian side of my family immigrated to Philadelphia as well, remaining in the areas around Christian St., South Seventh St., Kater St., Dufur St., etc.|
Anyway it would be interesting to do a study of ethnic demographic patterns in major US cities which resulted from the flood of immigrants from the late 19th to the early 20th century.
|I was just referring to the coincidence of names, St. Joachim, although in two different cities. I've noticed a number of passenger lists on which Italian immigrants specified Christian St and South Seventh St in Philadelphia as a destination.|
|that is in the heart of Philadelphia's historical Italian area (actually South Philadelphia).......I just ordered a book "Italians of Philadelphia" By Donna J. Di Giacomo on Amazon for $15---- it has lots of old pictures ----- ; the Italian Market centers on 9th and Christian Streets, although it is not all Italian merchants and vendors anymore but a lot of the old stores are still in business|
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