August 08, 2021
Martin and Elizabeth Wehrle lived in Rheinberg, Prussia (Germany) where Martin worked as a blacksmith and moulder. After the beginning of the Revolutions, the family immigrated to the United States and in 1849 settled in Newark, Ohio. Martin and his wife Elizabeth had a total of 10 children, only 4 made it to adulthood - Catherine, Elizabeth, Anna, and Joseph Christian born on March 3, 1836.
June 10, 2021
The current name of the family is named after Vito Genovese (1897-1969) who came to the United States in 1912 and lived in Queens, New York and took over the organization as boss from 1957 to 1969. It was under Genovese where the story of a mafia family crosses with the LGBTQ+ history we know as “Pride.”