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Wednesday
Feb202013

AMEDEO OBICI AND MARIO PERUZZI

Amedeo Obici was an Italian-American businessman who founded the Planters Peanut Company. He was born in Oderzo, a town in the province of Treviso, northern Italy, on July 15, 1877. His father, Pietro Ludovico Obici died when Amedeo was only seven. His mother, Luigia Carolina Sartori, was left behind with two sons, Amedeo and Frank, and two daughters. In 1889, his mother's brother, Vittorio Sartori, invited him to come to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he was living with his family. (more)

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