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Giumini Family History, Part I

July 2015
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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.

Parish records, written in Latin, often used Gemini (and its varying noun cases Geminus, Gemino, and Gemina), which means "twin," to translate the family name Giumini. Other transliterations such as Jumini (Juminus, Jumino, and Jumina) were also used. The Italian word for "twin" is "Gemello," which was never used, so it appears that use of the Latin word for "twin" is likely just a coincidence or convenience and has no relation to the name's origin.

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.

The earliest existing parish census of 1692, as recorded by Father Pozzi, counted 7 Giumini households in 3 groups, as well as 1 household with a Giumini wife (the Rossetti family). The heads of these households are subgrouped here by census page references and then in birth order for comparison. Others who died before 1692 have also been added for comparison, but lack page references.

The first group was that of Giovanni Giumini(A), deceased, who left behind his widow, Maria Piezzi, and their son Giovanni Battista Giumini(2D), age 24. Enumerated following Battista were Maria Apollonia and Domenico Giumini(3A), siblings ages 20 and 16. April 2015So far only Domenico is confirmed to be the son Giacomo and Maria. Based on the ages of the ages of this group, this deceased Giacomo may have been older than ours.

Our Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)2 was the son the deceased Zanis Giumini1 and the eldest living Giumini in the parish in 1692. His family was immediately followed by another Giovanni Giacomo Giumini, who was 24 years younger but not his son, rather he looks to have been a nephew by a deceased brother. Next came Antonio Giumini, who was 9 years younger than our Giacomo2.

Lastly, the third group was another Giacomo Giumini(10D) and his siblings who were children of a deceased Giovanni Giumini(B). This Giacomo is believed to be the father of Don Giovanni Giumini. Together, the groups compare as follows:

1./-- Zanis Giumini1 --  (< 1690) -- 
 12./-- Giovanni Giumini (1629-1630) (13 Aug 1690) (60)
  121./5F. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (Sr.) "Veneziano" (1659-1660) --  -- 
  123./6A. Marco Antonio Giumini 20 Jan 1672 --  -- 
 13./5E. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)2 "Rizon" (1634) 7 Nov 1699 (65)
 15./6B. Giovanni Antonio Giumini (1642-1643) (> 1703) (60s)

A./-- Giovanni (Giacomo) Giumini (1635-1636) (4 Aug 1681) (45)
 A2./2D. Giovanni Battista Giumini (1667) --  -- 
 A4./3A. Domenico Giumini 12 Feb 1675 --  -- 

B./-- Giovanni Giumini --  --  -- 
 B1./12B. Giovanna (Giumini) Rossetti (1664-1665) 1698 (35)
 B2./10D. Giacomo Giumini (1665) --  -- 

Zanis GIUMINI1Top

February 20151. Zanis Giumini1 was probably born the early 1600s, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Few records exist that mention him, but he had at least three children, as noted in their death records. The two other "sons" are appended based on proximity to Giacomo2, but their father's have not been identified:

(11.) Giovanna Giumini (1627-1628) 4 Mar 1685 (57)
12. Giacomina Giumini (1629-1630) 1 Sep 1690 (60)
13. Giovanni Giumini (1629-1630) 13 Aug 1690 (60)
14. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)2 (1634) 7 Nov 1699 (66)
(15.) (Giovanni Giumini) (1635-1636) 4 Aug 1681 (45)
(16.) (Giovanni Antonio Giumini) (1642-1643) (> 1703) (60s)
Sources
  • Dth 1690A: 13 Aug 1690 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1690B: 1 Sep 1690 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1699: 7 Nov 1699 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanna GIUMINI (~1628-1685)Top

April 201511. Giovanna Giumini was born about 1627 or 1628, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She was the daughter of Giovanni[Dth 1685], who could correlate to our Zanis1. So far she is only known through two parish records.

June 2015During the last week of May 1677, The Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Dom. Dom. Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Although Giovanna was not recorded as having been confirmed, she was named as the godmother of likly niece Maria Giumini at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31.[Con 1677]

Giovanna Giumini, daughter of the late Giovanni, died at her home in Giumaglio on March 4, 1685, and buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was recorded to be "about 57 years" old.[Dth 1685]

Sources
  • Con 1677: 31 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1685: 4 Mar 1685 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni GIUMINI (~1630-1690)Top

April 201513. Giovanni Giumini was born in the early 1630s, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He married Giovanna Pozzi and had as many as four or five children:

(131.) (Giovanni Giacomo Giumini, "Veneziano") (1659-1660) (> 1710) (> 50)
132. Felice Giumini 8 Jul 1669 23 Dec 1676 (7)
133. Marco Antonio Giumini 20 Jan 1672 (> 1692) (> 20)
134. Catterina Giumini 20 Feb 1675 (> 1703) (> 28)
135. Donato Giumini 5 Aug 1678 (Childhood) (Childhood)

Giovanni and Giovanna chose the following as godparents for their children:

  1. Giacomo: no baptism records found in Giumaglio before 1667;
  2. Felice: Don Giovanni Battista Franzoni of Cevio and Maria Bonetti[Bap 1669];
  3. Marco Antonio: Giovanni Pozzi and Mrs. Maria (Mazzini) Romagno[Bap 1672];
  4. Catterina: Giacomo Pietro Reit (Raitini/Molinari) and Giacomina Sartori[Bap 1675], and
  5. Donato: Carlo Antonio Pozzi and the widow Mrs. Giacomina (Stolfi) Rusca (Giovanotti).[Bap 1678]

In turn, Giovanna was named as godmother to Giovanna Mazzini after performing an emergency baptism on the infant.[Bap 1673] Giovanna also performed an emergency baptism for a child of Antonio and Pietrina (Pezzoni) Giumini.[Bap 1668].

During the last week of May 1677, Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Strangely, only daughter Catterina was recorded as having been confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time her godmother was named as Maria Cerini. While Catterina, who was identified as the daughter of Giovanni and Giovanna Pozzi) Giumini, a Giovanna Giumini, identified only as the daughter of Giovanni, was recorded to have been confirmed on the same date immediately before her. This Giovanna in turn was named as godmother to two parish girls: Maria Maddalena Reit/Molinari and Maria Maddalena Piezzi, both at Someo.[Con 1677]

May 2015Giovanni died sometime following the birth of son Donato in 1678[Bap 1678] and before wife Giovanna's death in 1691.[Dth 1691] Two Giovanni Giuminis of similar ages died during this period, one in 1681[Dth 1681] and the other in 1690. The other is recorded to have died before 1685, which leaves the later candidate as the more likely. Giovanni Giumini, son of the late Zanis, died on August 13, 1690, at his home in Giumaglio. He was reported to be "about 60 years" old. Giovanni was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1690]

Giovanna (Pozzi) Giumini died a year later on October 22, 1691, at her home in Giumaglio. She was recorded to be 55 years old. Giovanna was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1691]

May 2015In 1692, three Giumini households were enumerated following our Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)2. The first was of Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (121) and his wife Maria Fusaschi, which was followed by siblings Marco Antonio and Catterina Giumini (123 and 124). Next came the family of and elder Giovanni Antonio Giumini (15).[Cen 1692]

Giacomo's wife Maria Fusaschi apparently died between 1693 and 1698, probably in her early 30s. In that time Giacomo remarried to Maria Giumini, the daughter of Giovanni Antonio Giumini. Giacomo's sister Catterina was also enumerated with them in 1698, but was reported to be absent.[Cen 1698] In the years that followed, Giacomo's family grew to four children and his siblings were no longer recorded.[Cen 1702-1709]

Sources
  • Bap 1668: 20 Nov 1668 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1669: 10 Jul 1669 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672: 21 Jan 1672 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673: 4 Nov 1673 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 20 Feb 1675 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1676: 23 Dec 1676 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 31 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678: 7 Aug 1678 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1681: 4 Aug 1681 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1690: 13 Aug 1691 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1691: 22 Oct 1691 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • 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

Giovanni Giacomo GIUMINI (I)2 (~1634-1699)Top

May 201414. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)2 was born around 1634, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He married Giovanna Beltrami (Beltami/Baltami/Baltrimi)1 of Brontallo, Val Lavizzara, 14 kilometers upriver. They had five children before she died in 1691. Giacomo remarried to the widow Elena (Iorio) Pozzi, also of Brontallo, in 1692. She was about 24 years younger--he in his early 60s and she in her late 30s. They did not have any children together.

141. Maria Giumini 26 May 1678 3 Dec 1717 (39)
142. Anna Margharita Giumini 21 Sep 1681 5 Apr 1686 (4)
143. Catterina Giumini 7 Nov 1683 4 Apr 1686 (2)
144. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (II)3 11 Jan 1687 18 May 1742 (55)
145. Giovanna Battista Giumini 29 May 1690 (Infancy) (Infancy)

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.

Giacomo and Giovanna wed by 1677. During the last week of May 1677, Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Giacomo was not confirmed but Giovanna was at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time her sponsoring godmother was named as Mrs. Maria (Ianzini) Lesina.[Con 1677B] In turn, Giacomo was named as godfather to four children: Giovanni Battista Giumini, Gaspare Gaspari[Con 1677A], Giacomo Antonio Rossetti, and Giovanni Antonio Stolfi. In the last record, Giacomo was identifed as "Giovanni Giacomo Rizonus or Geminus" (Giumini), the only record of the name "Rizonus" during his lifetime.[Con 1677A-B] Giovanna likewise was named as godmother to four parishioners: Apollonia Giumini (sister to Battista, above), Mrs. Domenica (Bonetti) Pedrotti, Anna Maria Marca, and Giacomina Marca.[Con 1677A]

Giacomo and Giovanna chose the following as godparents for their children:

  1. Maria: Giacomo Ianzi and Anna Maria Marca[Bap 1678];
  2. Anna Margherita: Giacomo Beltrani (Beltrami), perhaps Giovanna's brother, and Giovanna Giumini[Bap 1681];
  3. Catterina: Notary Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi and Catterina Pozzi[Bap 1683];
  4. Giacomo2: Giovanni Giacomo Giumini and Giovanna Ianzini, likely the wife of Giacomino Sartori[Bap 1687A]; and
  5. Battista: Carlo Antonio Pozzi, the town doctor and don, and Maria Baltami (Beltrami) of Brontallo, likely Giovanna's sister.[Bap 1690]

Prior to Giacomo's marriage, he was likely named as godfather to Domenico Giumini.[Bap 1675] Giovanna was named as godmother to Pietro Paolo Piezzi[Bap 1677], her future son-in-law; Maria Barbara Rusca (Giovanotti), whose mother was also from Brontallo[Bap 1678B], and to Maria Rusca (Giovanotti).[Bap 1687B]

Tragedy struck the Giuminis, and widely across Giumaglio, in 1686 when 25 parishioners died that year--the most on record in a single year. 15 of them, mostly children, died in the spring, including daughters Catterina and Anna Margherita, who died on April 4 and 5 at the ages of 4 and 2. Both were buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1686A/B]

Giovanna (Beltrami) Giumini died on September 3, 1691, at their home in Giumaglio. She was reported to be "about 35 years" old. Giovanna was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1691]

Giacomo and Elena married on July 27, 1692, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was the widow of Giovanni Antonio Pozzi. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediments of being twice related by affinity (i.e., related by marriage rather than by blood) from the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne. They were recorded to have a third and fourth degree in one line and a fourth degree in another. March 2015The exact connections of their relationships are not yet known, but they may have been through the Pozzi family and Elena's and Giovanna's roots in Brontallo. Recorded witnesses were Antonio Bonetti, Giovanni Antonio Cerini, and Giovanni Marca.[Mar 1692]

Giovanni Giacomo Giumini died seven years later on November 7, 1699, at his home in Giumaglio. He was reported to be "about 65 years" old. Giacomo was buried the following day at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1699]

After Giacomo's death, children Maria and 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 was named as godmother to Maria Pozzi, daughter of Don Giacomo Pietro Pozzi.[Bap 1702] She was also a midwife and attended to the births of the Terini (Marchese) triplets (all of whom died soon after)[Bap 1708] and Maria Margherita Pozzi, who was born in Elena's home on July 18, 1711.[Bap 1711] (Note that midwives were only recorded when they performed baptisms under emergency conditions. She likely attended the births of many more, but was only named in baptism records when circumstances were less fortunate.)

Elena (Iorio) Giumini died on April 21, 1717, at her home in Giumaglio, at "about 61 years" old. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1717]

Sources
  • Con 1677A: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677B: 31 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1677: 23 Dec 1677 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678A: 29 May 1678 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678B: 4 Dec 1678 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681: 25 Sep 1681 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683: 8 Nov 1683 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1686A: 4 Apr 1686 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1686B: 5 Apr 1686 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1687A: 12 Jan 1687 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1687B: 10 Aug 1687 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1690: 30 May 1690 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1691: 3 Sep 1691 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1692: 27 Jul 1692 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1699: 7 Nov 1699 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1702: 12 Jan 1702 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1702: 6 Jul 1702 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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 1708: 9 Jul 1708 Baptisms, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 19 Jull 1711 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1717: 21 Apr 1717 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Antonio GIUMINI (~1643->1703)Top

December 201416. Giovanni Antonio Giumini was likely a relative of Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)1, perhaps a younger brother, and was enumerated following Giacomo1 in the census of the parish of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1692. Antonio married Pietrina Pezzoni of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver, and had four children:

161. Giumini Infant 20 Nov 1668 20 Nov 1668 (Birth)
162. Antonio Giumini 26 Sep 1670 (> 1703) (> 32)
163. Maria Giumini 7 Nov 1672 (> 1710) (> 37)
164. Santino Giumini 31 Oct 1676 13 Feb 1681 (4)

Curiously, in the first two records of their marriage--the baptism and death of the infant who died at birth in 1668--named Antonio as the son of Tonini Praonzi rather than Giumini. This is all the more curious because the midwife who baptized the child was Mrs. Giovanna Giumini (in Latin as "Gemini").[Bap 1668] The spelling of Praonzi was reiterated in the child's death record.[Dth 1668] Records afterward identify Antonio's father as Zanis Giumini1.

Antonio and Pietrina chose the following as godparents for their children:

  1. Maria: no baptism records found in Giumaglio before 1667;
  2. Infant: no godparents named[Bap 1668];
  3. Antonio: Giacomo Pezzoni of Someo (likely a maternal relative) and Maria Bonetti[Bap 1670];
  4. Maria: Giacomo Cerini and the widow Mrs. Maria (Marca) Sartori[Bap 1672]; and
  5. Santino: Giacomo Mirenini and Giacomina Stolfi.[Bap 1676]

June 2015During the last week of May 1677, The Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Dom. Dom. Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Oddly, only daughter Maria was recorded as having been confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time her likely paternal aunt Giovanna Giumini was named as her godmother.[Con 1677]

The family of four (less Santino) were enumerated together in 1692, and later, by 1698, son Antonio's wife Domenica Cerini was added.[Cen 1692-1698]

Pietrina (Pezzoni) Giumini died on March 18, 1694, at the family home in Giumaglio. She was reported to be 57 years old and was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1694]

By 1698 and through 1703, father and son were both recorded as being absent, perhaps working away at some distance from Giumaglio, which left daughter-in-law Domenica living alone. In 1703 it was noted that Domenica was living in the residence of Antonio Bonetti.[Cen 1698-1703]

Giovanni Antonio Giumini probably died between 1703 and 1709 while in his 60s.[Cen 1703]

Sources
  • Bap 1668: 20 Nov 1668 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1670: 28 Sep 1670 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672: 7 Nov 1672 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1676: 1 Nov 1676 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 31 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1681: 13 Feb 1681 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1694: 18 Mar 1694 Death, 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

Giovanni GIUMINI (~1636-1681)Top

December 2014A. Giovanni (or Giacomo) Giumini was likely a relative of Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)1, and judging from the ages of their children, was proabably a little older. In his lifetime he was recorded as Giovanni, but posthumously in the parish censuses he was referred to as Giacomo. Giovanni married Maria Piezzi and died prior to the first surviving census of the parish of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1692. In that year, his widow was enumerated living with their son Giovanni Battista Giumini and his wife Maria Maddalena Ianzi/Ianzini. Enumerated following them, as a separate household, were children Maria Apollonia and Domenico Giumini:[Cen 1692]

A1. Giovanni Battista Giumini (1667) (> 1709) (> 39)
A2. Giovanni Antonio Giumini 3 Mar 1669 24 May 1669 (2 mos.)
A3. Maria Apollonia Giumini 9 Feb 1671 (> 1694) (> 23)
A4. Domenico Giumini 12 Feb 1675 (> 1703) (> 28)

Giovanni and Maria chose the following as godparents for their children:

  1. Battista: no baptism records found in Giumaglio before 1667;
  2. Antonio: Matteo Giornica and Mrs. Giovanna (Sartori) Lesina[Bap 1669];
  3. Apollonia: Doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi and Mrs. Domenica (Ianzini) Gaspari[Bap 1671]; and
  4. Domenico: Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (I)1 and Mrs. Giovanna (Fiori) Gaspari.[Bap 1675]

During the last week of May 1677, The Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Dom. Dom. Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. The Giumini family (less Giovanni) were confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22, at which time their godparents were named: Maria's as Mrs. Giovanna (Bonetti) Cerini; Battista's as Giovanni Giacomo Giumini; Apollonia's as Mrs. Giovanna (Beltrami) Giumini1; and Domenico's as Giovanni Cerini (Jr.).[Con 1677A] Domenico's record indicated that he was confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo[Con 1677B], however, he was more likely confirmed with the rest of the family. Maria was in turn named as godmother at the confirmation of Elena Lesina at Maggia and perhaps for Catterina Cantoni at Maggia and Maria Maddalena Ianzi/Ianzini at Someo.[Con 1677A-B]

May 2015Giovanni Giumini died between 1677 and 1685, when daughter Apollonia was named as a godmother and daugther of "the late Giovanni."[Bap 1685] Two Giovanni Giuminis of similar ages died during this general time period, one in 1681[Dth 1681] and the other after 1685 in 1690.[Dth 1690] As such, Giovanni was likely the one who died in a fall from a mountain cliff on August 4, 1681. He was reported to have been 45 years old. Giovanni was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1681]

Come 1698, sons Battista and Domenico were both counted as "absent," perhaps working away at some distance from Giumaglio, which left mother Maria and Battista's wife Maddalena in the household.[Cen 1698] Battista and Domenico returned and the four remained together through 1703.[Cen 1702-1703]

Daughter Apollonia was named as godmother to Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (Jr.)[Bap 1685] and Giovanna Piezzi, prehaps Maria's niece, in 1694.[Bap 1694] What became of Apollonia after that time is not known. She about 23 years old at that time so perhaps she married outside of Giumaglio.

Maria (Piezzi) Giumini died sometime between 1703 and 1709[Cen 1709] and is likely the widowed Maria Giumini who died on September 11, 1705, at her home in Giumaglio. She was reported to be "about 56 years" old[Dth 1705], but was likely around 62. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Sources
  • Bap 1669: 3 Mar 1669 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1669: 24 May 1669 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1671: 10 Feb 1671 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 13 Feb 1675 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1681: 4 Aug 1681 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1685: 13 Jun 1685 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1690: 13 Aug 1690 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1694: 6 Jul 1694 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Dth 1705: 11 Sep 1705 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni GIUMINITop

December 2014B. Giovanni Giumini died prior to the first surviving census of the parish of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1692. In that year, three children, believed to be his, were enumerated separately in the parish:[Cen 1692]

(B1.) Giovanna Giumini (1664-1665) 26 Aug 1698 (34)
B2. Giacomo Giumini (Sr.) (1665) 14 Apr 1718 (53)
B3. Catterina Giumini (1677) --  -- 

June 2015During the last week of May 1677, The Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Dom. Dom. Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Daughter Giovanna was recorded as having been confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time her godmother was named as Domenica Sartori. Following Giovanna, who was descibed as the daughter of Giovanni, was a Catterina Giumini, however, Catterina was named as the daughter of Giovanni and Giovanna (Pozzi) Giumini.[Con 1677]

Giovanna Giumini, an unconfirmed sister of Giacomo, married Giovanni Rossetti and by 1692 they had three children.[Cen 1692] She also named sister Catterina as the godmother and apparent namesake of daughter Catterina.[Bap 1691] Giovanna's relationship to Giacomo is largely based on proximity between the two in the 1698 parish census and their closeness of age.[Cen 1698]

Giacomo Giumini married Domenica Cerini and had one son, Giovanni, by 1692. In that year Giacomo's youger sister Catterina lived with them.[Cen 1692] Their son Giovanni later became a notary and don of Giumaglio.

Domenica (Cerini) Giumini died on October 18, 1700, and two months later Giacomo remarried to Maria Lafranchi of the neighboring town of Coglio.[Mar 1700, Dth 1700] They went on to have seven more children.

Catterina Giumini lived with her brother through 1703 when she was reportedly 31 years old.

Sources
  • Con 1677: 31 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1691: 5 Aug 1691 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1700: 18 Oct 1700 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1700: 14 Dec 1700 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland