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Giumini Family History, Part W

July 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.

Anna Maria GIUMINI (1760->1799)

111B. Anna Maria Giumini was born and baptized on June 3, 1760, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Her godparents were Giovanni Antonio Giovanotti and her maternal aunt, Mrs. Maria (De Bernardi) Bettanta.[Bap 1760]

March 2014

Anna Maria was named as the godmother and apparent namesake of niece Anna Maria Giumini in 1781, niece Maria (Maddalena) Giumini in 1796, and nephew Giovanni Giumini in 1799. What became of her afterward is not known.

Sources
  • Bap 1760: 3 Jun 1860 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, 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

Maria Catterina GIUMINI (1762->1817)

111C. Maria Catterina Giumini was born and baptized on November 10, 1762, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Her godparents were Giacomo Piezzi and the widow Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Pozzi) Piezzi.[Bap 1762] Catterina married Carlo Francesco Maria Giumini, reportedly her second cousin, January 24, 1781, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio.[Mar 1781] They had as many as 10 children:

111CA. Anna Maria Giumini 1 Dec 1781 3 Dec 1781 (3 days)
111CB. Anna Maria Giumini (1780) 25 Jan 1838 (57)
111CC. Maria Giacomina Giumini 20 Dec 1783 --  -- 
111CD. Giovanni Pietro Giumini (5) Sep 1786 15 Feb 1850 (63)
111CE. Giovanni Francesco Giumini (1791-1792) (< 1817) (< 26)
111CF. Giuseppe Maria Giumini 12 May 1791 16 Nov 1827 (36)
111CG. Carlo Antonio Giumini (1792-1793) (< 1808) (< 16)
111CH. Michele Paolo Antonio Giumini 3 Jul 1795 27 Jul 1857 (62)
111CI. Maria Angiola Giumini 8 Apr 1797 2 Dec 1862 (65)
111CJ. Maria Maddalena Giumini 30 Jun 1799 19 Sep 1850 (51)
Two Anna Marias
The two Anna Marias are a bit of a curiosity. The "first," by age noted on her death record, would appear to have been born before her parents' wedding. The "second," was born and died as noted. It is likely that age given of the "first" at death was too high and that she was born after the "second," rather than before her.

Prior to the marriage of Catterina and Francesco, the customary three announcements were made on Sunday, November 26, 1780; the Feast of St. Andrew on November 30; and Sunday, December 3. Dispensation for their third degree of consangunity (second cousins) was obtained in early January from the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne, and they were wed by Father Giacomo Filipponi, the vicar and rector of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Witnesses to their union were Giacomo Piezzi and Giuseppe Pozzi.[Mar 1781]

Giumini-Lesina
Granddaughter Anna Maria Domenica Giumini married Giuliano Lesina, the great-grandfather of sixth cousin and Giumaglio research colleague, Mark Lesina.

In 1817, the Giuminis were in their mid-50s and all of their surviving children, except Anna Maria, were still living with them, including eldest son Giovanni Pietro's wife and 3-year-old daughter.[Cen 1817]

Maria Catterina and Carlo Francesco Maria Giumini likely died sometime between 1817 and 1826, during a period of missing parish records. There were likely in their late 50s or early 60s.

Sources
  • Bap 1762: 10 Nov 1862 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1769: 15 May 1769, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1781: 24 Jan 1781 Marriage, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1808: 1808, Civil Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1817: 1817, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomo Pietro GIUMINI (1765-<1831)

111D. Giacomo Pietro Giumini was born and baptized on May 2, 1765, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He was likely named for both his late paternal grandfather and his godfather Giacomo Pietro Pozzi. His godmother was Mrs. Maria Catterina (Marchese) Pozzi.

Giacomo Pietro married Maria Angela Maranta, of the village of Villa, Valtellina, Lombardy, Italy, about 170 kilometers east-southeast of Giumaglio. They had at least nine children:

111DA. Maria Innocenza Giumini (1791-1792) --  -- 
111DB. Maria Angela Giumini (27) Oct 1794 --  -- 
111DC. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini 27 Sep 1796 11 Dec 1807 (11)
111DD. Giovanni Giumini 27 Mar 1799 --  -- 
111DE. Maria Anna Giumini 16 Jun 1801 --  -- 
111DF. Maria Rosa Giumini 25 Oct 1805 --  -- 
111DG. Maria Apollonia Giumini 29 Dec 1806 13 Oct 1844 (37)
111DH. (Giovanna) Maria Giumini --  --  -- 
111DI. Maria Maddalena Giumini 31 Aug 1811 --  -- 
Name Variations
Records vary on Pietro's name. While his baptism record and the majority of others hold him as Giacomo Pietro, in the parish censuses of 1769 and 1776, he is named as "Joannes Jacobus" (Giovanni Giacomo)[Cen 1769,1776] and in the 1817 census as "Petrus Jacobus" (Pietro Giacomo).[Cen 1817] Later, in the baptism records of the children of daughter (Giovanna) Maria Torneri, between 1827 and 1841, he is named seven times as "Joannis Petri" (Giovanni Pietro).

In October 1799, "Gio. Pietro Giumino" was recorded the highest bidder at a public auction of sheep grazing rights in the Alpe di Spluga, an alpine valley 1,440 meters above Giumaglio. His bid was 55 Milanese lire and one penny (soldo). This price was likely per year over a period of perhaps six years, as noted in another similar transaction[Medici 44-45]

Eldest son Giacomo died at the age of 11 on December 11, 1807.[Dth 1807]

Giacomo Pietro Giumini died sometime before the birth of granddaughter Maria Anna (Giumini) Torneri in 1831[Bap 1831], perhaps even before 1826 when the was a 17-year gap in parish vital records. He was probably in his late 50s or early 60s.

Maria Angela (Maranta) Giumini died on September 3, 1846, in her home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1846] She was 74 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1765: 2 May 1865 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1769: 15 May 1769, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Medici: Medici, Mario. Libro Settecentesco Degli “Ordini” di Giumaglio. Bellinzona, Switzerland: A. Salvioni & Co., 1981
  • Cen 1808: 1808, Civil Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1817: 1817, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1807: 11 Dec 1807 Death, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1831: 3 Nov 1831 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1846: 3 Sep 1846 Death, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Maddalena (GIUMINI) PIEZZI (1767-1803)

111E. Maria Maddalena Giumini was born on the night of September 17, 1767, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland, and baptized that night. She may have been named for her paternal grandmother. Her godfather was Giovanni (Giovanni Pietro Maria) Cerini, likely her father's first cousin, and her godmother was Anna Maria Pozzi, daughter of Don Rodolfo Pozzi.

Maddalena married Giovanni Domenico Piezzi (Sr.) and had at least four children, but died 12 days after their youngest was born. Domenico remarried to Maria Angela Piezzi, apparently his first cousin, once removed through their paternal lines. They had nine children:

111E1. Marianna Piezzi 25 Jul 1795 8 Oct 1870 (75)
111E2. Giovanna Maria Piezzi (1) Mar 1797 --  -- 
111E3. Giacomo Pietro Piezzi (Sr.) 1 Mar 1801 10 Nov 1871 (70)
111E4. Anna Maria Piezzi 11 Mar 1803 25 [Mar/May] 1866 (62)

 -- Angela Maria Piezzi 27 Oct (1804/1805) --  -- 
 -- Francesco Piezzi 14 Nov 1806 23 Mar 1892 (85)
 -- Giovanni Giacomo Pietro Piezzi Jun 1808 --  -- 
 -- Giuseppe Maria Piezzi 19 Mar 1809 --  -- 
 -- Maria Elisabetta Piezzi 4 Jun 1813 --  -- 
 -- Giovanni Domenico Piezzi (Jr.) 30 Nov 1815 20 Aug 1863 (47)
 -- Giovanni Antonio Piezzi 21 Dec 1817 15 Apr 1864 (46)
 -- Giovanni Pietro Piezzi 22 Nov 1819 --  -- 
 -- Celestino Piezzi 6 Dec 1825 --  -- 

Maria Maddalena (Giumini) Piezzi died on 23 Mar 1803 in her home, 12 days after giving birth to daughter Anna Maria. She was buried in the church cemetery in Giumaglio the following day. She was only 35 years old.[Dth 1803]

Domenico remarried a year later to Maria Angela Piezzi in June of 1804 or 1805 at the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. Dispensation was obtained to forego the usual three marriage proclamations and because they had were related by second and third unequal degress of consanguinity (first cousin, once removed) and third and fourth degrees of affinity.[Mar 180[5]]

Maria Angela Piezzi died on March 11, 1851, at their home in Giumaglio. She was interred two days later at the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1851] She was 68 years old and they had been married 46 years.

Giovanni Domenico Piezzi (Sr.) died on January 17, 1856, his 87th birthday, at his home in Giumaglio. He was buried two days later at the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1856]

Sources
  • Cen 1769: 15 May 1769, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1803: 23 Mar 1803 Death, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 180[5]: 2[3] Jun 180[5] Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1851: 11 Mar 1851 Death, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1856: 17 Jan 1856 Death, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanna Maria GIUMINI (1770-<1776)

111G. Giovanna Maria Giumini was born on the morning of April 22, 1770, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland, the second named of triplet girls. Her godmother and apparent namesake was Giovanna Maria Pozzi, and her godfather was Giovanni Pietro Sartori, a first cousin on her mother's side.[Bap 1770]

Giovanna was not named in the parish census of 1776, which could mean that she had died in childhood, however, her twin sister Teresa4, who did live to old age, was also not named.[Cen 1776]

Sources
  • Bap 1770: 22 Apr 1770 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Teresa (GIUMINI) Cerini4 (1770-1831)

111H. Maria Teresa Giumini4 was born on the morning of April 22, 1770, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland, the third named of triplet girls and the only one to survive beyond infancy. Her godmother and apparent namesake was Maria Teresia Gasparini, her father's first maternal cousin and also a twin, and her godfather was Giuseppe (Antonio) Giovanotti.[Bap 1770] Teresa married Giovanni Antonio Cerini4 and had at least six children:

111H1. Maria Maddalena Cerini 28 May 1796 --  -- 
111H2. Maria Margherita Cerini 15 Apr 1798 --  -- 
111H3. Giacomo Pietro Cerini5 8 May 1800 25 Sep 1860 (60)
111H4. Antonio Maria Marcello Cerini 9 Oct 1802 19 Dec 1866 (64)
111H5. Anna Maria Cerini 3 Nov 1807 --  -- 
111H6. Maria Angiola Cerini 15 Sep 1809 6 May 1849 (39)

Oddly, Teresa was not named in the parish census of 1776.[Cen 1776]

Baptism and Census Records
The church census records the eldest two daughters, Maddalena and Margherita, as being of the ages of 2 years and 4 days, respectively, in 1795, but baptism records are dated May 28, 1796, and April 15, 1798. Normally we would expect the baptism record to be the most reliable except that the available records from 1785 to 1807 are retranscriptions completed in 1808. The census records also frequently show additions made years afterward, so their appearance in 1795 cannot be relied upon. Lastly, the 1817 census shows the earlier dates.

Giovanni Antonio Cerini died before the 1817 parish census, probably after his last known child was born in 1807 or 1809. He was therefore probably in his forties.[Cen 1817]

In 1817 Maria Teresa, age 47, lived with five children between the ages of about 8 to 24, the youngest of whom, Maria Angiola, was curiously not recorded in the parish census of 1817 but later was in the civil registry.[Cen 1817, Reg ~1851 ] Furthermore, no baptism record for Angiola has been found to confirm that she was in fact Antonio and Teresa's daughter because parish baptism records from 1809 until 1826 are lost to history.

Maria Teresia (Giumini) Cerini died on December 6, 1831, at her home in Giumaglio. She was 61 years old. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1831]

Sources
  • Bap 1770: 22 Apr 1770 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1817: 1817, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1831: 6 [Dec] 1831 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Anna GIUMINI (1772-)

111I. Maria Anna Giumini was born on the night of November 27, 1772, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She was baptized that night and assigned godparents Pietro Antonio Pozzi and Maria Catterina Pozzi, none of whom are yet known to be related to one another.

Sources
  • Bap 1772: 27 Nov 1772 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland