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CERINI Family History, Part II

May 2013

Walter M. BELLON (1893-1969)

111. Walter M. Bellon was born on May 5, 1893, in Pennsylvania, apparently the first of the Cerini family to be born in America. He moved to Analy township, Sonoma County, California, and married his first cousin, Mabel Dorothy Pomi (134) around 1920. They lived with Mabel's stepfather, Luca Marci, along Gravenstein Highway, south of Sebastopol in Analy Township.[Cen 1920,1930]

Gravenstein Highway
The 1930 residence is likely 4988 Gravenstein Highway, where the Marcis and Bellons are recalled to have lived.

Walter and Mabel divorced sometime between 1930 and 1935, by which time Walter had moved to San Francisco and resided at the Sunny Hotel at 26 Chatham Place. There he worked as an operator at a paper board factory.[Cen 1940]

Walter later married a nurse named Marguerite and moved to Lodi. They had two daughters:

111x. Susan/Shirley Bellon --  --  -- 
111x. Corrine Bellon --  --  -- 

Walter M. Bellon died in on May 7, 1969, in Alameda County, California, just two days after his 76th birthday. He had been residing in Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, at the time of his death.

Sources
  • Cen 1920: 3 Mar 1920 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 3 Apr 1920 Census, Gravenstein Highway, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1940: 1940 Census, 26 Chatham Place, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Cornelius BELLON [Jr.] (1894-1973)

112. Cornelius Bellon (Jr.) was born on November 14, 1894, in Pennsylvania. He married Johanna Eley, a native of Wales, about 1916. They had six children, likely all born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania:

1121. Celester Bellon (May) 1918 --  -- 
1122. Adeline Bellon 19 Dec 1921 2 Jul 1996 (74)
1123. Blodwen Bellon 19 Dec 1921 May 1980 (57)
1424. William F. Bellon Blue Star 27 Nov 1923 23 Aug 1992 (68)
1425. Catherine Bellon (Aug) 1927 --  -- 
142X. Julie Bellon --  --  -- 

Johanna's family (widowed mother Julia, brother Evan, sister Blodwin, and nieces Olive and Lillian) lived with the Bellons at the rear of 1413 North Sumner Avenue in Scranton in 1920. Cornelius worked as a laborer at a warehouse.[Cen 1920]

By 1930, the Bellons had moved about eight blocks north to 1835 Block Street where Cornelius worked as a plumber for a plumbing company.[Cen 1930]

Cornelius Bellon (Jr.) died in January 1973 in Scranton. He was 78 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1920: 17 Jan 1920 Census, 1413(Rear) North Sumner Avenue, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • Cen 1930: 4 Apr 1930 Census, 1835 Block Street, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Lodovico POMI (1887-1912)

Lodovico POMI? 131. Lodovico "Louie" Pomi was the first-born son of Annonziatta Cerini and Frank Pomi. He was born on 16 Jun 1887 in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized there the following day as Lodovius Baptista Antonius. Raphael and Rosalia Cerini were named as his godparents.[Bap 1887] Louie immigrated with his mother in 1890. He married Corina Beatrice Soldati, also the daughter of Italian-Swiss immigrants, and had two sons. After Louie's death she remarried to her widower brother-in-law, Romildo Louis Mazza, who had three children:

1311. Francis Louis Pomi 16 Oct 1910 13 Feb 1986 (75)
1312. Ralph Alexander Pomi 29 Dec 1911 12 Dec 1985 (73)

 -- Francis (A.) Mazza (21 Jul 1907) (4 Mar 1976) (68)
 -- Louise G. Mazza 30 Sep 1911 20 Nov 1967 (56)
 -- Marie L. Mazza 14 Dec 1915 21 Oct 1990 (74)

Lodovico emigrated with his mother at the age of 2 by way of Le Havre, France, arriving in New York aboard the La Bretagne on September 29, 1890, and bound for San Francisco.[Pass 1890]

During the 1910 census, the Pomis were living at 101 Upham Street in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. They had only been married for seven months at the time and Corina was likely pregnant with Francis. Louie was working in a grocery store at the time.[Cen 1910]

Two years later, Lodovico "Louie" Pomi died in 1912 at about the age of 25 years. He is buried at the Catholic Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma, along with his father and later joined by his mother and brothers.

During the 1920 census, Corina was enumerated living with her remarried mother, Louise (Bianchini Soldati) Bolla, in Petaluma, along with her young boys.[Cen 1920]

Between 1922 and 1930, Corina remarried to Romildo Louis Mazza, a dairyman born to Italian-Swiss immigrants, who had previously been married to her younger sister, Jennie I. (Soldati) Mazza (1888-1922). She moved in at the Mazza residence up San Antonio Road and along Red Hill Road, just across the county line from Petaluma in northern Marin County.[Cen 1930]

Romilda Louis Mazza died in 1934 in Marin County and is buried at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Petaluma along with his first wife, Jennie. He was about 58 years old.

Corina Beatrice (Soldati Pomi) Mazza died on March 29, 1982, in Sonoma County, a week short of her 95th birthday. She had been living in Petaluma at the time.

Sources
  • Bap 1887: 17 Jun 1887 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Pass 1890: 29 Sep 1890, New York Passenger Lists, La Bretagne
  • Cen 1910: 18 Apr 1910 Census, 101 Upham Street, Petaluma, Sonoma, California
  • Cen 1920: 2 Feb 1920 Census, Petaluma, Sonoma, California
  • Cen 1930: 2 Apr 1930 Census, San Antonio Road, San Antonio Township, Marin, California

Henry J. POMI (1892-1985)

132. Henry J. Pomi was born in California on either October 31 or November 1, 1892. He appears to have been the first of the Cerini family to be born in California (his maternal cousin Walter Bellon was the first of the Cerini family to be born in America). He married Theresa Andresen, an immigrant from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany of Danish lineage around 1913 and had three children:

1321. Albert H. Pomi 20 Jan 1915 10 Feb 1987 (72)
1322. Annabelle S. Pomi 1917 --  -- 
1323. Corina Mabel Pomi 1919 --  -- 

After Theresa, Henry Pomi married the widow Lois Bernardine (Shepard) Platz who was born on November 22, 1897, in California.

Henry J. Pomi died in Sonoma County, while living in Rohnert Park, on December 30, 1968, at the age of 76. He is buried with his parents and brothers at the Catholic Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.

Henry's widow, Lois Bernardine (Shepard Platz) Pomi died in October 1985 while living in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California.

Candin POMI (1894-1916)

Candin POMI? 133. Candin/Candido Pomi was born in California in 1894. He died in 1916 at the early age of 22. He was buried at the Catholic Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, along with his father and eldest brother, and was later joined by his mother and next elder brother.

Mabel (POMI BELLON) BADENHOP (1896-1981)

134. Mabel Dorothy Pomi was born in California on February 8, 1896. She married Walter M. Bellon (111), her cousin on her mothers' side, about 1920.[Cen 1920,1930] They lived with Mabel's stepfather, Luca Marci, along Gravenstein Highway, south of Sebastopol in Analy Township, and divorced after 1930.[Cen 1920,1930]

After her divorce, Mabel moved into Santa Rosa to 1046 3rd Street by 1940. There she lived with second cousin Mike Magatelli and two court wards, Donald and Beverly Poggi, both believed to be the children of John and Sylvia (Yeager) Poggi of Sebastopol.[Cen 1940] Mabel is recalled to have adopted Beverly.

 -- Donald Poggi --  --  -- 
 -- Beverly Poggi --  --  -- 
Gravenstein Highway
The 1930 residence is likely 4988 Gravenstein Highway, where the Marcis and Bellons are recalled to have lived.

Walter moved to San Francisco, married a nurse named Marguerite, and moved to Lodi. They had two daughters.

Mabel later remarried to Christopher "Chris" Badenhop, an immigrant from Hanover, Germany.

Christopher Badenhop died on May 15, 1973 at the age of 77 or 78. He was residing in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, at the time.

Cousinly Crush?
Mabel is recalled to have had a crush on Charlie Malugani, a cousin on her mother's side, before he married about 1915.

Mabel Dorothy (Pomi Bellon) Badenhop died eight years later on August 22, 1981, at the age of 85 while residing in Santa Rosa.


Sources
  • Cen 1920: 3 Mar 1920 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 3 Apr 1930 Census, Gravenstein Highway, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1940: Apr 1940 Census, 1046 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

For Cerini-Malugani cousins,
see Malugani Family History, Part II

Olga Rosalia (CERINI) CERINE (1891-1991)

15A. Olga Rosalia Cerini was born in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, on December 5, 1891, and baptized there on December 8. Her godparents were named as Joseph Piezzi and Lucia Cerini.[Bap 1891] Olga was the illegitimate daughter of Carolina Cerini and a man from Austria, likely an ethnic Italian from the northeast region of Trentino-Alto Adige, then controlled by the Austro-Hungary Empire. She immigrated to America at the age of 16 in 1907 and married Enrico "Henry" F. Cerine, said to be a third cousin, who had changed the spelling of his name after he immigrated to the United States. Together they had three daughters:

15A1. Alice C. Cerine 14 Mar 1911 30 Sep 2012 (101)
15A2. Henrietta Gladys Cerine 25 Apr 1921 24 Aug 2006 (85)
15A3. Maybell V. Cerine 6 Jun 1922 2 Feb 2011 (88)

Saint Paul Olga immigrated to America at the age of 16 from Switzerland via Cherbourg, France, aboard the Saint Paul, arriving at Ellis Island on December 15, 1907[Pass 1907]. She rejoined her father, Prisiliano, in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, but by 1910 was living with her cousin Mary (Tognotti) and her husband Felix Phillips in Bolinas Township, Marin County.[Cen 1910]

Olga married Enrico "Henry" F. Cerine, said to be her third cousin, on May 9, 1910, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. She was 18 years old, he was 28.

Henry

Cerini Cousins
Henry was known to be fairly close with cousins Peter and Santina Cerini, and Peter's younger brother Luigi ("Louis"), who lived in King County, Washington, near Seattle. After Peter died in 1940, Santina moved to Los Angeles, California, where she lived with son Henry. Later she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Henry was the son of Antonio & Maria (Felice) Cerini from Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He had an elder brother, Severino ("Sem"), who immigrated in October 1897. They had two sisters, Corrina and Malena, who stayed back in Giumaglio with their parents. Henry left Giumaglio at the age of 17, departing from Le Havre, France, aboard the La Champagne and arriving at Ellis Island on June 4, 1899.[Pass 1899]

By the 1900 census, Henry had taken up residence at Angelo and Mary Bulletti's hotel on Western Avenue in Petaluma, Sonoma County.[Cen 1900] On September 26, 1904, Henry was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in Humboldt County, California.

Olga & Henry

Soon after they wed, the Cerines moved to Oregon and began a family. They first lived at Shaniko, Wasco County, in north-central Oregon. Their first-born, Alice, was later born in Portland, Multnomah County, in 1911. About a year later, the Cerine family moved west to Lincoln County in the Coast Range mountains about 90 miles southwest of Portland. There they settled on a dairy farm a few miles up a creek that became known as Cerine Creek, which meets Mill Creek just before it joins the Siletz River at Logsden.[Cen 1920-1940]. Two years after the Cerines settled in Logsden, Henry's brother Sam is recalled to have stopped by and helped Henry build a barn. Daughters Henrietta and Maybell were both born in Logsden and attended Siletz High School.

Eldest daughter Alice moved to San Francisco, California, in 1938, and lived with her uncle Emil Bertelli and his family. She attended the University of San Francisco (USF). Maybell followed two years later, after graduating high school, and also lived with the Bertelli family.

Henry and Olga returned to Sonoma County, California, and settled on a farm at 5573 Volkerts Road in Analy Township (Sebastopol) in 1941.

Henry F. Cerine died on June 15, 1960, in Santa Rosa, at the age of 78. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Petaluma.

Daughter Alice retired from Westinghouse in 1978 and moved to Sebastopol to help Olga tend the farm on Volkerts Road.

Olga R. (Cerini) Cerine died June 27, 1991, just five months shy of her 100th birthday, in Sebastopol. She is also buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Sources
  • Bap 1891: 8 Dec 1891 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Pass 1899: 4 Jun 1899, Ellis Island Passenger Lists, La Champagne from Le Havre, France
  • Cen 1900: 19 Jun 1900 Census, Western Avenue, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California
  • Pass 1907: 15 Dec 1907, Ellis Island Passenger Lists, Saint Paul from Cherbourg, France
  • Cen 1910: 25 Apr 1910 Census, Bolinas Township, Marin County, California
  • Cen 1920: 21 Jan 1920 Census, Rock Creek Precinct, Lincoln County, Oregon
  • Cen 1930: 1930 Census, Rock Creek Precinct, Lincoln County, Oregon
  • Cen 1940: 7 Apr 1940 Cenuss, Rock Creek Precinct, Lincoln County, Oregon

Giulia (BERTELLI) MAGNAGHI (1895-1936)

15B. Giulia "Julia" Bertelli was born in 1895 in Preore, Trentino-Alto Adige, then under the Austro-Hungary Empire and now Italy. She and her family later moved to Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She immigrated, accompanied by her father, arriving in New York on March 11, 1911. She married August Magnaghi about 1915 and had two children:

15B1. Roy Ubaldo Magnaghi 29 Mar 1916 12 Jun 1985 (69)
15B2. Inez Bianca Magnaghi 31 Jul 1920 6 Dec 1945 (25)

Julia immigrated, accompanied by her father who had previously settled in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. They departed Le Havre, France, aboard the La Provence on March 4, 1911, and arrived in New York on March 11. She was naturalized in 1915.[Pass 1911, Cen 1920] At the time of the 1920 census, the Magnaghi family was residing at 101 G Street in San Rafael, Marin County, California, where August worked as a stone cutter at a marble works.

During the 1930 census, children Roy and Inez were enumerated with their maternal aunt Marie (Bertelli) Mazzina in Nicasio Township (Point Reyes Station), Marin County.[Cen 1930] Julia, on the other hand, appears to have been enumerated at 1076 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco where she and August are inexplicably listed as the "Grandi" or "Graudi" family and August's age is off by 10 years. Furthermore, with them was enumerated Julia's nephew, Emil Bertelli, who at that time was a truck driver for August's coal business.

Julia (Bertelli) Magnaghi died in 1936. Her husband, August, died 8 years later on 4 September 1944, in Marin County, California.

Sources
  • Pass 1911: 11 Mar 1911, New York Passenger Lists, La Provence
  • Cen 1920: 7 Jan 1920 Census, 101 G Street, San Rafael, Marin County, California
  • Cen 1930: 7 Apr 1930 Census, Nicasio Township, Marin County, California
  • Cen 1930: 8-9 Apr 1930 Census, 1076 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Maria (BERTELLI) MAZZINA (1896-1992)

15C. Maria "Mary" Bertelli was born in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland on July 19, 1896. She was baptized six days later in Giumaglio as "Blanca Maria" and her godparents named as Franciscus Giumini and Maria Tognetti.[Bap 1896] Mary immigated to America in May 1912[Pass 1912, Cen 1930] and married Alemanno "Mike" Marco Mazzina on October 3, 1915.[Bap 1896] They had two sons:

15C1. Guido H. Mazzina 23 Apr 1922 29 Jan 1994 (71)
15C2. William J. Mazzina 5 Mar 1924 14 Sep 2009 (85)
Mike Mazzina
Mike was born on December 29, 1887, in Livo, Como Province, Lombardy, Italy to Alemanno and Teresa Mazzina. He and a his older brother Antonio left Livo aboard the S.S. Citta Di Napoli (City of Naples) on September 27, 1904, from Genoa and arrived in New York on October 14. He was 16 at the time and bound for Petaluma, California to meet up with a Carlo Ramati (Charles Ramatti).

Maria left her mother in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland, departing Le Havre, France, aboard the S.S. France on May 18, 1912, and arriving in New York on May 25, nearly a year after her father and elder sister emigrated, to join them in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.

After Mary and Mike married they lived in Petaluma around the time that their second son was born and afterward moved to Point Reyes Station (Nicasio Township[Cen 1930]), Marin County, where Mike worked for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP), which ran 300 miles between the North Bay Area and Arcata on the northern coast of California. While living at Point Reyes Station, Maria's nephew and niece, Roy and Inez Magnaghi, lived with them for a while.[Cen 1930]

The railroad transferred Mike to San Rafael about 1930 and they bought a house on Park Street where the boys grew up and attended San Rafael High School.[Obit 2009]

Alemanno "Mike" Marco Mazzina died on June 20, 1959, in San Francisco County. He was 71 years old.

Maria "Mary" (Bertelli) Mazzina died on September 21, 1992, in Marin County, California. She was 96 years old.

Sources
  • Bap 1896: 25 Jul 1896 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1910: 9 May 1910 Census, Marshall-Petaluma Road, Tomales Township, Marin County, California
  • Pass 1912: 25 May 1912, New York Passenger Lists, France
  • Cen 1930: 8 Apr 1930 Census, Nicasio Township, Marin County, California
  • Obit 2009: Marin Independent Journal, "William J. Mazzina," 17 Sep 2009

Vittoria Claudina (BERTELLI) PANDIANI (1898-1935)

15D. Vittoria Claudina Bertelli was born July 4, 1898, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She was baptized there on July 9 and her godparents named as Jacobus Pozzi and Victoria Piezzi.[Bap 1898]

She emigrated to California and married Mario J. Pandiani of Aveno, Italy in Cotati, Sonoma County, California, in 1921. They had one child:

15D1. James "Jim" Mario Pandiani 21 Jun 1923 21 Feb 2010 (86)

Olympic Claudina immigrated with her brothers Emil and Doro, under the name of "Giovanni" ("John"). They departed Cherbourg, France, aboard the Olympic, the first of three sister ships that included the ill-fated Titanic, on June 25, 1920, and arrived at Ellis Island, New York, on July 2. All reported to be from "Giuninglio", Switzerland, (an obvious typo for "Giumaglio") and relatives of a "Mr. C. Bertelli of Giuninglio, Switzerland."

After Claudina and Mario wed they lived at the Lucas Valley ranch, Marin County, where son Jim was born.[Obit 2010]

The whole family took a return trip to Europe, presumably back to Switzerland, in 1930. They returned home via Cherbourg, France, via the Aquitania, in July.

Vittoria Claudina (Bertelli) Pandiani died in San Rafael, Marin County, on January 14, 1935. She was only 36 years old.

Claudina's cousin Hazel (Malugani) Goss recalls that Claudina was one of Aurelia (Cerini) Malugani's favorite nieces--a real sweetheart.

Jim PANDIANI

After Claudina's death, 11-year old son Jim is believed to have lived with his maternal aunt Maria (Bertelli) Mazzina. Jim went on to serve in the European Theater of World War II as a radioman and gunner aboard a B-26 Marauder bomber.[Obit 2010]

Mario J. Pandiani died on August 3, 1975, in Marin County at the age of 78 years.

Sources
  • Bap 1898: 9 Jul 1898 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Pass 1920: 25 Jun 1920, New York Passenger Lists, Olympic
  • Pass 1930: 25 Jul 1930, New York Passenger Lists, Aquitania
  • Obit 2010: Press Democrat, 2 Mar 2010

Giacomo Antonio BERTELLI (1900-1907)

15E. Giacomo Antonio Battista Bertelli was baptized on April 22, 1900, as "Jacobus Antonius Baptista" in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He died at the age of 7 from a fall off a mountain in 1907.

Sources
  • Bap 1900: 22 Apr 1900 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomo Giovanni Doro BERTELLI (1905-2000)

15F. Giacomo Giovanni Doro Bertelli was born in January 21, 1905, in either Trione, Italy, or Switzerland, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, as at least two of his sisters had been. He married Linda L. Cesio but had no children.

Doro ("Giovanni") with his brother Emil and sister Vittoria (Claudina). They departed Cherbourg, France, aboard the Olympic on June 25, 1920, and arrived at Ellis Island, New York on July 2. All reported to be from "Giuninglio", Switzerland (an obvious typo for "Giumaglio") and relatives of a "Mr. C. Bertelli of Giuninglio, Switzerland."

During the 1930 census, Doro was living with his widower uncle Luca S. Marci along Gravenstein Highway (Highway 116) in Analy Township, Sonoma County, California.[Cen 1930]

Between 1935 and 1940, Doro and Linda married and settled along Mountain View Avenue above Petaluma in Sonoma County. Doro worked as a warehouseman for a condensed milk factory.[Cen 1940]

Doro J. Bertelli died at the age of 95 on June 29, 2000.

Sources
  • Pass 1920: 25 Jun 1920, New York Passenger Lists, Olympic
  • Cen 1930: 3 Apr 1930 Census, Gravenstein Highway, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1940: 17 Apr 1940 Census, Route 3, Box 85, Mountain View Avenue, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California

Emil BERTELLI (1906-1994)

15G. Emilio "Emil" Bertelli was born on August 31, 1906, in Switzerland, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, as at least two of his sisters had been. He married Laurette E. Allen and had five children:

15G1. Daniel Bertelli --  --  -- 
15G2. Carol Bertelli --  --  -- 
15G3. Patricia Bertelli --  --  -- 
15G4. Diane Bertelli --  --  -- 
15G5. Dorthea Bertelli --  --  -- 
Immigration
I have yet to identify "Mr. C. Bertelli," other than speculate that the "Mr." is a typo for "Mrs." Carolina Bertelli, their mother.

Emil Bertelli immigrated at the age of 14, departing Cherbourg, France, aboard the Olympic on June 25, 1920, and arriving Ellis Island, New York, on July 2. He was traveling with his sister Vittoria (Claudina) Bertelli, age 22, and brother Giovanni (Doro), age 15. All reported to be from "Giuninglio", Switzerland (an obvious typo for "Giumaglio") and relatives of a "Mr. C. Bertelli of Giuninglio, Switzerland."

Emil appears to have been enumerated with his maternal aunt Julia (Bertelli) Magnaghi in the 1930 census of San Francisco where they lived at 1076 Rhode Island Street and Emil worked as a truck driver for a coal dealer. According to this record, Emil immigrated in 1921.[Cen 1930]

The Bertellis moved southwest to76 Santa Marina Street by 1935, where Emil worked as a butcher in a retail store in 1940.[Cen 1940]

Laurette (ALLEN) BERTELLI

Emil Bertelli died on October 29, 1994, in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, California. He was 88 years old.

Laurette E. (Allen) Bertelli died 12 years later on April 9, 2009. She was 96 years old.

Sources
  • Pass 1920: 25 Jun 1920, New York Passenger Lists, Olympic
  • Cen 1930: 8-9 Apr 1930 Census, 1076 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Cen 1940: 5 Apr 1940 Census, 76 Santa Marina Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Giuseppina Maria BERTELLI (1909-)

Giuseppina BERTELLI 15J. Giuseppina "Pinotta" Maria Bertelli was born in 1909, a twin with Tridolena who died in infancy. By the time Giuseppina was about 11 years old, her older siblings all emigrated to America between about 1907 and 1920. She, her mother, and her younger brother stayed behind in Giumaglio.

Giuseppina BERTELLI, 1986

Giuseppina's grandnephew Dell visited her in Giumaglio in 1986. She lived in a facility there and worked in the kitchen. A Bertelli relative (nephew?), who showed Dell the sites of Giumaglio, noted that she was "always happy."

Giacomo BERTELLI (1911-1985)

BERTELLI Home, Giumaglio
Bertelli Home,
Giumaglio, 1986

15J. Giacomo "Giacomino" Bertelli was born in 1911, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, as at least two of his sisters had been. He was likely named after an older brother, who died in childhood before his birth, and was called "Giacomino" ("Jimmy"). All of his older siblings, except Giuseppina and his mother, emigrated to America between about 1907 and 1920.

Giacomo married Angelica Zapella, but they had no children.

Giacomo & Angelica BERTELLI, Giumaglio

Angelica Zapella died in 1979 at about the age of 72 and is buried in Giumaglio.

Giacomo Bertelli died in 1985 at about the age of 74 and is buried with Angelica in Giumagalio.