Luigi’s Early Life
Luigi Pinchiaroli was born in Boschetto in the province of Parma on 1 December 1894. The eldest of seven children born to Stefano Pinchiaroli and Luigia Baduini, he had a busy home life. Concerned about the lack of opportunities in Boschetto, Luigi’s parents decided to send him to live with an uncle in America. Luigi left Boschetto for the first time in 1906, bound for America. He was 11 years old.
Luigi managed to get to France and set sail from Le Havre on the SS La Bretagne. His money and papers were stolen on board so he was not allowed to disembark in New York. On the 8 October 1906, Luigi was deported back to Italy.