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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Antonio Sisti

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 383-384 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Antonio Sisti, head of the firm of A. Sisti & Company, wholesale and retail grocers, has been active in business circles of Utica during the past third of a century and has become a leader among the Italian people of the city. He was born in Italy, on the 15th of October, 1865, and was less than sixteen years of age when he reached the American shore on June 20, 1881. It was in the year 1883 that he took up his permanent abode in this city, where in 1892 he embarked in business on his own account as an importer of groceries, wines and other commodities. His business steadily grew in volume until it had attained extensive and profitable proportions, and he now conducts a banking and steamship agency in connection therewith. The prosperity which has attended his undertakings is the merited reward of earnest and intelligently directed effort, sound judgment and keen sagacity. Mr. Sisti is the president of the Fort Schuyler Drug Company, represents the New York Central Railroad Company as labor agent, and enjoys a creditable position among the substantial, representative and enterprising business men of Utica.

In 1887 Mr. Sisti was united in marriage to Miss Mary Antonetta Cavallo, and they have become the parents of seven children, namely: Michael A., who is in partnership with his father in the firm of A. Sisti & Company and has charge of the banking and steamship agency; Peter A.; Vincent M.; Agnes M.; Anthony, Jr., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work; Anna, and Frank P.

Mr. Sisti has membership in the Republican Club, the Sons of Italy, F. Crispi Lodge, Lodge No. 33 of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and Oneida Lodge No. 70 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a communicant of St. Mary's Mount Carmel church, which he organized and which he served as trustee and treasurer for many years, not giving up these offices until the church was firmly established. Coming to the New World in youth, he here found the opportunities which he sought and in their wise utilization has won prosperity and an honored name. He is especially popular among the people of his own nationality in Utica, for at all times they find him interested in their advancement and well-being.

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