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Piezzi Family History, Part I

March 2015
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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.

PIEZZI Families of Giumaglio, 1692Top

One Piezzi household and two households with Piezzi wives are found in the first surviving parish census of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. Their closeness of ages suggest they could have been siblings:

A. Maria (Piezzi) Giumini (1643) (1703-1709) (60s)
1./11. Giacomo Piezzi (I)1 (1645) 18 Aug 1724 (79)
C./12. Catterina (Piezzi) Mirenini (1649) 9 May 1716 (66)

Giacomo PIEZZI (I)1 (~1645-1724)Top

May 20141. Giacomo Piezzi (I)1 was born about 1645, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He was first married to Maria Pedrotti and had as many as five children. Giacomo later married married Domenica Coirata1 of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver, who was about 16 years younger. They had at least six more children:

1A. Maria Maddalena Piezzi (1675) (28 May 1718) (43)
1B. Pietro Paulo Piezzi (1677) 13 Sep 1741 (64)
(1X.) Domenico Piezzi (1678) (2 Oct 1694) (Childhood)
1C. Giovanni Giacomo Piezzi 25 Jul 1680 (Childhood) (Childhood)
1D. Carlo Antonio Piezzi 27 Oct 1683 (> 1703) (> 20)

1E. Domenico Piezzi 8 Jan 1688 2 Oct 1694 (6)
1F. Giacomina Piezzi2 (1686-1689) 30 Jan 1743 (55)
1G. Giacomo Piezzi (II) 12 Jul 1691 25 Feb 1764 (72)
1H. Giovanna Piezzi 6 Jul 1694 (1718-1720) (25)
1I. Anna Maria Piezzi 25 Jul 1698 5 Nov 1742 (44)
1J. Domenico Piezzi 12 Mar 1701 18 Nov 1756 (55)
1K. Domenica Piezzi 15 Mar 1704 13 Apr 1764 (60)
Coirata/Coiranta/Tognini
Domenica's family name is variously recorded as "Coirata"[Cen 1692,1703, Bap 1704] and "Coiranta"[Cen 1698,1702], and in one case as "Togninea"[Cen 1709], which may suggest a connection to the Tognini family of Someo.

Giacomo and Domenica are first found in the parish census of 1692 with Maddalena and Pietro noted as Giacomo's children, revealing they were from a previous marriage. Domenico (the elder), Carlo, Giacomina, and Giacomo were apparently added later as a group and simply named as "children," suggesting they were the children of both Giacomo and Domenica.[Cen 1692] However, Carlo Antonio was later grouped with Maddalena and Pieto Paulo as "children only of Giacomo" and Giacomina and the younger children as "children of both," which is born out by baptism records, with the notable exception of Domenico, who was born to Domenica but 10 years after that indicated in the 1692 parish census.[Bap 1688, Cen 1692-1702]

November 2014Giacomo and his wives chose the following godparents for their children:

Giacomo was named as godfather to likely nephew Giovanni Antonio Mirenini, the son of his suspected younger sister Catterina (Piezzi) Mirenini.[Bap 1678]

Six-year-old son Domenico died on October 2, 1694, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was buried at the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1694]

By 1698, children Maddalena, Pietro Paolo, and Carlo Antonio were all annotated as "absent," while teenaged Giacomina and Giacomo remained and Giovanna and Anna Maria were added.[Cen 1698] Maddalena returned by 1702, while Pietro Paulo and Carlo Antonio remained "absent," and the younger Domenico was added.[Cen 1702,1703]

Giacomo Piezzi died on August 18, 1724, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. He was reportedly "about 82 years" old[Dth 1724] but may have been about 79 years old based on ages recorded earlier.

Domenica (Coirata) Piezzi died 9 months later about June 6, 1725, at her home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery next to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1725] Domenica was in her early 60s.

Sources
  • Bap 1680: 28 Jul 1680 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683: 28 Oct 1683 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1688: 9 Jan 1688 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1691: 15 Jul 1691 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Dth 1694: 2 Oct 1694 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1698: 26 Jul 1698 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 12 Mar 1701 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Bap 1704: 15 Mar 1704 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 7 Sep 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1724: 18 Aug 1724 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 4 Nov 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1725: (6) Jun 1725 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria (PIEZZI) GIUMINI (~1643-< 1709)Top

December 2014A. Maria Piezzi was born about 1643, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She may have been an elder sister of our Giacomo Piezzi (I)1. Maria married Giacomo Giumini and had at least three children:

A1. Giovanni Battista Giumini (1667) (> 1709) (> 39)
A2. Maria Apollonia Giumini (1671-1672) (> 1694) (> 22)
A3. Domenico Giumini (1675) (> 1703) (> 28)

Giacomo Giumini died prior to the first surviving census of the parish of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1692. In that year, Maria was enumerated living with their son Giovanni Battista Giumini and his wife Maddalena Ianzi. Enumerated following them, as a separate household, were children Maria Apollonia and Domenico Giumini:[Cen 1692]

Come 1698, sons Battista and Domenico were both counted as "absent," perhaps working away at some distance from Giumaglio, which left 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 22 years old at that time so perhaps she married outside of Giumaglio.

Maria (Piezzi) Giumini died sometime between 1703 and 1709 while in her early 60s.[Cen 1709]

Sources
  • Bap 1685: 13 Jun 1685 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Catterina (PIEZZI) MIRENINI (~1649-1716)Top

December 2014C. Catterina Piezzi was born about 1646 or 1647, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She may have been a younger sister of our Giacomo Piezzi (I)1. Catterina married Giovanni Mirenini who had died prior to the first surviving census of the parish of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1692. They had at least three sons:

C1. Guglielmo Mirenini (1673) 4 Dec 1720 (47)
C2. Giovanni Antonio Mirenini 12 Aug 1678 23 Nov 1708 (30)
C3. Giacomo Mirenini 9 Oct 1682 23 Feb 1691 (8)

December 2014Catterina and Giacomo chose the following as godparents for their children:

Eight-year-old son Giacomo died February 23, 1691, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1691]

Catterina was enumerated with her two eldest sons in 1692, with Guglielmo, age 19, named as the head of household. They were counted following the family of Giacomo Mirenini, who may have been her brother-in-law. This arrangement continued through 1703.[Cen 1692-1703]

Son Antonio died on November 23, 1708, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was said to be 25 years old, but was 30. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1708]

Catterina continued to live with Guglielmo and his young family through 1709.[Cen 1709]

Catterina (Piezzi) Mirenini died on May 9, 1716, at her home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was recorded to be "about 60 years" old but may have been about 66 years old.[Dth 1716]

Sources
  • Bap 1682: 10 Oct 1682 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1691: 23 Feb 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
  • Dth 1708: 23 Nov 1708 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1709: 9 May 1716 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland