Giovanni Streva, agricoltore (gentleman farmer or grain farmer), is the son of Francesco Streva, possidente (landowner) and Donna Giovanna Catalisano, civile (a member of the borghese). He is born out of wedlock on 17 August 1866 in Corleone at his parents' home on via San Leonardo. His parents marry a year later, in September 1867, thus legitimizing his birth.
In February 1893, at the age of 26, he marries Dona Ana Clara Costa, a native of Pirai, Brazil, at the Fazenda da Boa Vista (Boa Vista Farm?) in the Sao Joao Marcos district of Rio De Janeiro, where they both reside. Dona Ana's parents are the late Tenente-Coronel (Lieutenant Colonel) Silvino Jose da Costa and the living Dona Maria Isabel Breves Costa.
↑ Marriage of Francisci Streva and Joanna Catalisano, record no. 1880, 23 September 1867, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11622-19578-33?cc=2046915 : 20 May 2014), Corleone > San Martino > Matrimoni 1856-1871 > image 235 of 356; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).