Morelli Brothers- Joseph, Alex, and John
Giuseppe "Joseph" Morelli was born on August 3, 1839 in Piazzade Brancoli, Lucca Provence, Toscana, Italy. He immigrated to the United States on March 5, 1860. He married Christina Pico and had children: Jose, Catarina, Isabel, and Victoria. Joseph dropped the i in his last name and became Morell or Morrell. He was a gardner and arborist, working on the Stow Ranch for 35 years. Joseph passed away on January 26, 1922 in Goleta.
Morelli Home near Fairview Ave, Spring 1908.
L-R: Ferdinand Morelli, Isabel Morelli Hunt, Victoria Morelli Shirell with baby,
Josephine Morelli hunt, Joseph Morelli, Unknown, Maria Christina Pico morelli,
Hortense Morelli McNutt and baby Louise McNutt.
(Courtesy of Goleta Valley Historical Society)
Alphonso "Alex" Morelli