Teresa de Marzo (1903 – 1986) decided to become a pilot at seventeen years of age. When she revealed her desire, she faced strong opposition from family, immigrants from Naples, Italy, especially her father who wanted to see her daughter married.
On April 8, 1922, she impressed her examiners when she performed all the required maneuvers to obtain her pilot license perfectly using a Caudron G-3 airplane and earned pilot license #76.
In 1923, she and her husband to be, Fritz Roesler, opened the Ypiranga flight school. However, within a year, the flight school was closed and all the aircraft confiscated during the revolution of 1924.