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Giumini Family History, Part I

October 2014
Giumini Coat of Arms
Giumini Coat of Arms

The Giumini family dates at least as far back as the early 17th Century in Giumaglio. A prominent family member (although I have yet to confirm a direct common ancestor) was Don Giovanni Giumini (~1690-1732), the town notary in the early 18th Century. His coat of arms is displayed on the Capèla di Giumitt, which he had built in 1721.

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 Giacomo GIUMINI (I)1 (~1634-<1702)

May 20141. Giovanni Giacomo "Veneziano"(?) Giumini1 was born around 1634, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. His wife died before 1692.[Cen 1692] They had three children who survived to adulthood. Giacomo remarried after 1692 to Elena Iorio of Brontallo, 14 kilometers upriver in Val Lavizzara. She was about 24 years younger, he in his early 60s and she in her late 30s.

11. Maria Giumini (1679) --  -- 
12. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (II)2 (1686) 18 May 1742 (55)
(13.) Domenica Giumini (1687-1688) (1741-1748) (53-61)
Daughter Domenica
Daughter Domenica is as yet unconfirmed, as she has not been found the parish censuses of 1692 through 1709. Her father was named as Giovanni Giacomo in the baptism records of her daughters. Baptism records of two of her daughters note that her father was called "Veneziano" ("the Venetian").[Bap 1723, 1726]

When son Giacomo was 11 years old, he was noted as absent in the parish census[Cen 1698], which likely indicates that he was working somewhere outside his home town.

Giovanni Giacomo Giumini died between 1698 and 1702. He was probably in his late 60s.

After Giacomo's death, Maria and son Giacomo continued to live with Elena through at least 1703[Cen 1703], after which Maria apparently moved out. Giacomo remained with Elena, even after he married, through at least 1709.[Cen 1709]

Elena (Iorio) Giumini died sometime after 1709.

Sources
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1702: 12 Jan 1702 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1703: 8 May 1703 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 6 Jul 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1726: 3 Aug 1726 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732: 1 Feb 1732 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Other GIUMINI Families

Aside from Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I) and his family, other families recorded in 1692 include:

Sources
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Giacomo GIUMINI (II)2 (~1686-1742)

December 201312. Giovanni Giacomo "Rizon" Giumini2 was born about 1686, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He married Giacomina Piezzi2 and had at least nine children. Giacomo and Giovanna may have separated or divorced after 1741 and Giacomo remarried to Giovanna Maria Rusca of the town of Cevio, 8 kilometers upriver.[Cen 1748] All together Giacomo fathered at least ten children over the course of 35 years:

12A. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (III) (1707-1708) --  -- 
12B. Giacomo Pietro Giumini3 (9) Nov 1710 6 Dec 1751 (41)
12C. (Giovanna) Maria Anna Giumini (2 Sep 1715) 16 Nov 1742 (27)
12D. Domenica Giumini (22) Aug 1718 --  -- 
12E. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (III) 17 Jan 1720 20 Mar 1720 (2 mos.)
12F. Giovanna Maria Giumini 18 Jun 1721 28 Feb 1755 (33)
12G. Maria Domenica Giumini 13 Dec 1724 14 Feb 1729 (4)
12H. Maria Domenica Giumini 11 Feb 1730 (Infancy) (Infancy)
12I. Maria Domenica Giumini 13 Oct 1731 6 Aug 1762 (30)

12J. Maria Giuseppa Giumini 25 Feb 1743 30 Jan 1763 (19)

Giacomo, was twice recorded to be called "Rizon" ("Rizon"[Bap 1723] and Rizonus"[Bap 1721]). He was also referred to as "Veneziano," a name associated with his father, in the marriage record of daughter Giuseppa.[Mar 1761]

When Giacomo was 11 years old, he was noted as absent in the parish census[Cen 1698], which likely indicates that he was working somewhere outside his home town.

August 2014Giacomo and Giacomina chose the following as godparents for their children:

Giacomo was named as godfather Giacomo Ludovico Cerini[Bap 1714]; Giovanna Maria Lesina, whose mother was a Giumini[Bap 1715B]; and later, referred to as "Rizzo," as godfather to his likely niece, Maria Giacomina Ianzini.[Bap 1723]

In 1741, eldest son Giacomo Pietro2, his wife, and their first son Giacomo3 lived together at the family home in Giumaglio.[Cen 1741]

Giovanni Giacomo Giumini died on May 18, 1742, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Giacomo was recorded to be "about 50 years" old[Dth 1766], but was about 55 years old.

Giacomina (Piezzi) Giumini died eight months later on January 30, 1743, in Giumaglio.[Dth 1743] She was also about 55 years old.

Giovanna Maria Rusca

August 2014After Giacomo's and Giacomina's deaths, Giovanna Maria Rusca gave birth to daughter Giuseppa in Cevio. This curiously came right about 9 months after Giacomo's death and a month after Giacomina's, suggesting that Giacomo and Giacomina had separated or divorced between 1741 and 1742. Giovanna and Giuseppa settled in Giumaglio by 1748 and were recorded as "wife of the late Joannis Jacobi Giumini" and daughter.[Cen 1748,1760]

Giovanna and their younger daughter Giuseppa, age 5, were enumerated together in 1748 and 1760. Daughter Domenica lived with brother Giacomo Pietro and his family in 1748.[Cen 1748]

Giovanna lived with her daughter Giuseppa and Giuseppa's husband Giuseppe Maria Cerini after they married on January 20, 1761.[Cen 1760, Dth 1766] Daughter Giuseppa died three years later during a widespread malady that took the lives of 11 parishioners between December 1762 and March 1763.[Dth 1763]

Giovanna Maria (Rusca) Giumini died on December 1, 1766, at the home of her widower son-in-law, Giuseppe Cerini, in Giumaglio, following an illness of a couple weeks that rendered her senseless. Her last confession had been on November 10. She was buried the following day at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Giovanna was 64 years old.[Dth 1766]

Sources
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1714: 12 May 1714 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715A: 2 Sep 1715 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715B: 27 Sep 1715 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 23 Aug 1718 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720: 17 Jan 1720 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1720: 20 Mar 1720 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721: 19 Jun 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 6 Jul 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 13 Dec 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1729: 14 Feb 1729 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1730: 11 Feb 1730 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1731: 13 Oct 1731 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1742: 18 May 1742 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1743: 30 Jan 1743 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1761: 20 Jan 1761 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1763: 30 Jan 1763 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1766: 1 Dec 1766 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Domenica (GIUMINI) IANZINI (~1687-<1748)

July 201413. Domenica Giumini was born about 1687 or 1688, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She married Giovanni Antonio Ianzini and had at least four daughters:

131. Maria Giacomina Ianzini 6 Jul 1723 (> 1769) (> 45)
132. Giovanna Maria Ianzini 3 Aug 1726 (Infancy) (Infancy)
133. Giovanna Maria Ianzini 23 Nov 1727 (< 1741) (< 13)
134. Maria Catterina Ianzini 1 Feb 1732 --  -- 

Domenica and Antonio chose the following as godparents for their daughters:

  1. Giacomina: Giovanni Giacomo "Rizon"(?) Giumini2, perhaps Domenica's elder brother, and Mrs. Domenica (Pozzi) Bonetti[Bap 1723]
  2. Giovanna (elder): Giovanni Battista Pozzi and Margherita M[oretti][Bap 1726];
  3. Giovanna (younger): Carlo Moretti and Giovanna Maria Marche[se][Bap 1727]; and
  4. Felice Lesina and Catterina Pozzi.[Bap 1732]

The Ianzini family of four (less daughter Giovanna) was enumerated in 1741.[Cen 1741]

August 2014Domenica (Giumini) Ianzini died between 1741 and 1748 while in her 50s.[Cen 1741,1748]

Antonio remarried after Domenica's death to Maria Maddalena Guglielmetti of the neighboring town of Coglio.[Cen 1748]

Giovanni Antonio Ianzini died on October 22, 1742, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was the first of five adults to die within a period of six weeks. Antonio was recorded to be "about 55 years" old. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1742]

After Antonio's death, Maddalena continued to care for his daughter Catterina.[Cen 1748]

Maria Maddalena (Guglielmetti) Ianzini died on April 8, 1768, at her home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maddalena was in her early 60s.

Sources
  • Bap 1723: 6 Jul 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1726: 3 Aug 1726 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1727: 23 Nov 1727 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732: 1 Feb 1732 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1742: 22 Oct 1742 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1768: 8 Apr 1768 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni GIUMINI (~1690-1732)

December 2013X. Don Giovanni Giumini served as notary in Giumaglio, a public office of most prominence in the town, prior to his death before 1741. Giovanni was of the same generation as Giovanni Giacomo Giumini2, and his father was also named Giacomo, however, it is still uncertain how he is related to our line or that of two other families headed by Giacomos at the time. Giovanni married Giovanna Maria Marchese and had at least seven children, the youngest of whom married the daughter of Giovanni Giacomo Giumini2:

X1. Elisabetta Giumini 29 Sep 1720 15 Oct 1721 (1)
X2. Maria Domenica Giumini 7 Jan 1722 --  -- 
X3. Giovanna Maria Giumini (5) Jan 1724 (14) Aug 1724 (7 mos.)
X4. Giacomo Pietro Giumini 5 Mar 1725 --  -- 
X5. Giovanna Battista Giumini (21) Dec 1726 --  -- 
X6. Giovanni Ludovico Giumini Mar 1728 4 May 1762 (34)
X7. Giuseppe Antonio Giumini 25 Mar 1732 14 Mar 1764 (31)
Giumini Coat of Arms
Giumini Coat of Arms
Notary
The office of notary was responsible for noncontentious, private civil law issues. Notaries were well educated and prepared legal instruments for conveying property, contracts, powers of attorney, and such. Their position merited the honorific of "Don" (Dominus) in records and their status was underscored by being enumerated first in the parish census.

August 2014Giovanni was first noted with the honorific "Don" (Dominus/Domini) in 1721.[Dth 1721]

Don Giumini commissioned a chapel, the Capèla di Giumitt, which was built in 1721 across the Maggia river to the west of town.

Giovanni and Giovanna named the following godparents for their children:

  1. Elisabetta: Giacomo Gaspari (Jr.) and Domenica Marchese, Giovanna's sister[Bap 1720B];
  2. Domenica: Giovanni Pietro Sartori2 and Mrs. Angela Giumini[Bap 1722A];
  3. Giovanna: Giovanni Antonio Marchese and Giovanna Pozzi[Bap 1724]
  4. Giacomo Pietro: Pietro Piezzi and Giacomina Pozzi[Bap 1725];
  5. Giovanna Battista: Giovanni Battista Pozzi and Maria Domenica Marchese[Bap 1726];
  6. Ludovico: Giovanni Marchese and (Mrs.) Margherita Gasparini[Bap 1728];
  7. Giuseppe: Giacomo Pietro Giumini3 and Catterina Marcha.[Bap 1732]
Capela di Giumitt

Giovanni was named as the godfather to Giovanni Lesina[Bap 1718], Giovanni Giacomo Giumini[Bap 1720A] and Anna Maria Mazzini.[Bap 1722B]

Don Giovanni Giumini died on August 12, 1732, from an unspecified "unforeseeen death," only four months after the birth of son Giuseppe. He was "about 40 years" old. Giovanni was buried in cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1732]

By 1741, Giovanni's three sons went to live with Giovanni Marchese, a widower and godfather to son Ludovico.[Cen 1741]


Sources
  • Bap 1718: 28 Dec 1718 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720A: 17 Jan 1720 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720B: 29 Sep 1720 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1721: 15 Oct 1721 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1722A: 7 Jan 1722 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1722B: 17 Dec 1722 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 6 Jan 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1724: (14) Aug 1724 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1725: 6 Mar 1725 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1726: 22 Dec 1726 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1728: Mar 1728 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732: 26 Mar 1732 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1732: 12 Aug 1732 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland