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CERINI Family History, Part V

April 2014
Italian and Latin Names
Parish records, from which most of this information comes, is primarily written in Latin, while civil records are primarily written in Italian. Names that have only been observed in Latin but have either been converted to Italian or left in Latin are rendered in italics.

Giovanni Antonio CERINI (I)2 (1712-<1760)

September 2013A1. Giovanni Antonio Cerini (I)2 was born on October 30, 1712, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He married a woman named Maria Elisabetta and had at least two children:[Cen 1741]

A11. Giovanni Antonio Cerini (II)3 12 Mar 1738 (1802-1805) (64-67)
A12. Maria Cerini 1 Feb 1740 7 Jan 1780 (39)

 -- Giovanna Maria Marchese (29) Mar 1737 --  -- 
 -- Giovanni Antonio Marchese (1739-1740) --  -- 
 -- Maria Catterina Marchese (1739-1740) --  -- 

Antonio, Elisabetta, and their two young children lived with Antonio's parents and two younger sisters in 1741.[Cen 1741]

Maria Elisabetta died between 1741 and 1748. She was probably in her late 30s.

After Elisabetta's death, Antonio remarried to Giacomina Tognini, the daughter of Mattia/Matteo Tognino of Someo, four kilometers downriver from Giumaglio. She was eight years Antonio's senior and appears to have been the widow of Carlo Marchese who had at least three children close in ages to Antonio's children.[Cen 1741] Giacomina's two youngest (perhaps twins) likely died before 1748 and elder daughter Giovanna lived with her likely cousin Giovanni Bartolomeo Marchese and his family by 1748, after her mother's remarriage. Giovanna later wed and moved to the neighboring town of Coglio.[Cen 1748]

In 1748, both of Antonio's children lived with him and Giacomina, and later, when son Antonio wed, his bride Maria Domenica Gasparini lived with them as well.[Cen 1748]

Giovanni Antonio Cerini died between 1748 and 1760.[Cen 1760] He would have been in his late 30s or 40s.

After Antonio's death, son Antonio apparently took over the family home. Daughter Maria continued to live there with her brother and sister-in-law, but stepmother Giacomina was enumerated living alone elsewhere in town.[Cen 1760]

Giacomina (Tognino Marchese) Cerini probably died before the parish census of 1769 and was likely in her late 50s or early 60s.

Sources
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1764: 28 [Oct] 1764 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1776: 23 Aug 1776 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Catterina (CERINI) ROSSETTI (1714-<1760)

December 2013A2. Maria Domenica Catterina Cerini was born on May 10, 1714, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. As a child she was recorded as "Maria Catterina," but by 1741, when she was married, she also recorded as "Domenica Catterina." She married Pietro Marche (Marchese), but he died sometime before 1748. After 1748 she remarried to the widower [Giovanni] Antonio Rossetti[Cen 1748], who was 23 years her senior, and had one daughter with him:

A21. Giovanna Antonia Rossetti 30 May 1751 -- --

Catterina was widowed by 1748 and living alone that year at the age of 34.[Cen 1748A]

Antonio had been married twice before, the more recent marriage to Giovanna Maria Piezzi who died soon after 1748 and around the age of 36. He was between 57 and 59 years old when he married Catterina and fathered Antonia.[Cen 1748B]

Catterina and Antonio both likely died before 1760 when Giovanna Maria, age 9, was enumerated with Catterina's likely former in-laws, the Giovanni Bartolomeo and Maria (Iorio) Marchese family.[Cen 1760] Catterina would have been in her late 30s or early 40s and Antonio in his 60s.

Sources
  • Cen 1748A-B: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanna Maria CERINI (1721)

February 2014A3. Giovanna Maria Cerini was born on September 2, 1721, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She was daughter of an Antonio Cerini, but is as yet unconfirmed to be the daughter of our Antonio Cerini1. She married Giovanni Domenico Piezzi by 1745 and became his third wife. She was 20 years his junior and he had four children from his first two marriages. The names of his first two wives are as yet unknown. Giovanna and Domenico had five children together:[Cen 1748,1760,1769]

-- Giacomo Pietro Piezzi (I) 30 Oct 1729 (< 1784) (< 54)

-- Giovanni Antonio Piezzi 23 Feb 1733 19 Dec (1795) (62)
-- Giovanni Pietro Piezzi (Sr.) 3 Jul 1735 (1773-1776) (37-41)
-- Giacomo Piezzi 2 Apr 1739 (1748-1760) -- 

A31. Maria Domenica Piezzi 10 Aug 1745 (1748-1752) -- 
A32. Giovanni Francesco Piezzi 23 Jan 1748 (> 1776) -- 
A33. Giovanni Bartolomeo Piezzi 2 Dec 1749 (1817-1826) (68-76)
A34. Maria Domenica Piezzi 4 Oct 1752 (< 1795) (< 42)
A35. Giovanna Maria Piezzi 29 Jun 1755 (> 1776) -- 

In 1748, the family was enumerated in the parish census with Domenico's four older sons and their first two children together. Afterward, at least through 1755, their next four children were added to the same parish census record. Furthermore, Domenico, his son Giacomo, and their first daughter Domenica, were all annotated as having died sometime between 1748 and 1760. Domenico would have been in his mid-to-late 50s at the time of his death.[Cen 1748]

Giovanna carried on with his sons in their late teens and early 20s and her children ranging from toddler age to perhaps 11 years old. Domenico's three surviving sons from his first two marriages married and started families of their own in the late 1750s while her four surviving children all continued to live with her through at least 1769.[Cen 1760,1769]

Giovanna Maria (Cerini) Piezzi died sometime after 1769, perhaps before 1776.[Cen 1776] She would have been in her late 40s or early 50s.

Sources
  • Cen 1748: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1769: 15 May 1769 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland