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The first recorded history of the Cartano family is reported in a letter from Trace Cartano (daughter of Anton Cartano) to Dick Cartano in 1955. According to Trace, the family apparently came from Milan, Italy. Trace's sister Louise used to tell her that the Cartanos had a good background. She thought that there was some nobility in the family.
Trace wrote that her grandfather (Joannes) emigrated from Northern Italy into Germany at the age of seven. He was not very tall, had light hair and blue eyes. He married a German girl. His trade was a silversmith. He lived in Bavaria. They had at least one child, Antonius (Anton) Cartano. Anton inherited his dark hair and eyes from his German mother.
Anton had a wealthy uncle living in Milan, Italy who wanted to give Anton an education and to live with him. Anton was dispatched to Italy. When he arrived in Switzerland, the Swiss would not let him pass into Italy because of a war between the two countries. Anton went back to his parents in Germany. He was apprenticed to a fresco painter, and that was his trade until he came to America.He never liked fresco painting enough to work at it. All of the Cartanos living in America are descendants of one of the 16 children of Anton and Caroline Sophie Klein Cartano. Their remarkable journeys to America, family life in Iowa and Pennsylvania, struggles with the Catholic and Luthern Churches, and later deaths are recorded in the Cartano Internet: Page.
Caroline Klein Cartano, born on February 3, 1830 in Bischmisheim, Germany, dies at age 93 in Springville, Iowa.
Jane Bronson Cartano selected for "Who's Who" in American Colleges and Universities.
Express Newspaper, Dick Cartano runs merry-go-round at Fair in 1905.
Seattle Times, Jane Cartano meets President Eisenhower in Seattle, Washington.
Mrs. D. A. Cartano, elected as officer of the Delta Zeta Mothers' Club. Note: The 1927 edition of the Tyee Yearbook of the University of Washington shows that Margaret Cartano, sister of John D. Cartano, was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. The daughter of Margaret Cartano Hewes, Jane, was also a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at the University of Maine.
Chicago Tribune, March 24, 1927, poem written to Elfriede Cartano by one of her admirers, "with admiration and affection!"
Jessie Cartano Waln, teacher in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for over 40 years.
Dick Cartano and the cow matter.
Trace Cartano Embree continues working as a librarian in Madrid, Iowa at age 87. Trace was one of the 11 children of Anton and Caroline Sophie Klein Cartano, the founding family of the Cartanos in America.
Seattle Times, Sunday, July 31, 2005, Mementos told of the life of John D. Cartano at age 96.
Wilbur R. Cartano, farmer for many years in the Castle Grove area, and married to Blanche Thompson Cartano, dies at age 74.
Richard A. Cartano, president and a director of Monticello State Bank in Monticello, Iowa.
Jane Bronson Cartano, dies at age 84 in Bellevue, Washington.
Seattle Post Intelligencer articles 1961 (Instructions: Reduce the size from 100% to 75% in the size box on toolbar at the top of the screen in order to view both articles.)
Seattle Times, Front Page, Women's Section, Sunday, April 3, 1966, full page picture of the Cartano family and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Seattle Post Intelligencer, July 1961. Jane Cartano with picture and recipe for chili con queso in copper chafing dish.
Seattle Times articles 1961, John D. Cartano elected as president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Seattle Times, 50 year wedding anniversary of Jane and John Cartano.
Seattle Times, June 26, 1957. John Cartano as attorney for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce