SAN GIUSEPPE JATO
Date of Arrival
Age on Arrival
By Richard Lindsay
Julius Dana was born Giulio D'Anna in San Guiseppe Jato (PA) Sicily on 4 August 1882.
In 1913, With his wife Felicia and children Arthur, and Amelia, Giulio came to America thru Elis Island on the ship LaLoraine.
Giulio settled in Syracuse, New York. Giulio changed his name to Julius Dana around 1920. In 1923 Julius moved to Rochester, NY and in 1924 started Dana Jewelers.
Julius had 10 children Auther, Amelia, Eleanor, Joseph, Viola, Robert, Gloria, Julius, Richard and Roland. When Julius retired his son's Auther and Joseph took over Dana Jewelers.
Julius died on 24 May 1967 of heart failure.
(Left) Giulio D'Anna (Right) Giulio D'Anna and his wife Felicia taken in 1954