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Piezzi Family History, Part I

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

May 20141. Giovanni Giacomo Piezzi (I)1 was born about 1645, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He was married a first time and had perhap five children. Later he married Domenica Coirata/Coiranta of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver, who was about 16 years younger. They had at least six more children:

1A. Maria Maddalena Piezzi (1675) --  -- 
1B. Pietro Paulo Piezzi (1677) 13 Sep 1741 (64)
1C. Domenico Piezzi (1678) --  -- 
1D. Carlo Antonio Piezzi (1680) --  -- 

1E. Giacomina Piezzi2 (1686-1689) 30 Jan 1743 (55)
1F. Giacomo Piezzi (II) 15 Jul 1691 25 Feb 1764 (72)
1G. Giovanna Piezzi (1692) (1718-1720) (25)
1H. Anna Maria Piezzi (1697) 5 Nov 1742 (45)
1I. Giovanni Domenico Piezzi 12 Mar 1701 18 Nov 1756 (55)
1J. Maria Domenica Piezzi 15 Mar 1704 13 Apr 1764 (60)
Coirata/Coiranta/Tognini
Domenica's family name is variously recorded as "Coirata"[Cen 1692,1703] 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, implying 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."[Cen 1702]

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 amended.[Cen 1698] Maddalena returned by 1702, while Pietro Paulo and Carlo Antonio remained "absent," and the younger Domenico was amended.[Cen 1702,1703] (What became of the elder Domenico is not known. He was only named once.[Cen 1692])

Giovanni 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
  • 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: 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 Maddalena (PIEZZI) SCAMONI (~1675)

May 20141A. Maria Maddalena Piezzi was born about 1675, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She married Giovanni Giacomo Scamoni, a widower who likely had two children, of which his daughter died before he and Maddalena wed. Maddalena is not known to have had any children.

--  Domenica Scamoni (1695-1696) (1698-1702) (2-6)
--  Giacomo Scamoni --  (< 1743) -- 

Maddalena lived with her parents through at least 1703, however, she and younger brothers Pietro Paolo and Carlo Antonio were all marked as "absent" in the parish census of 1698.[Cen 1692-1703]

Giacomo, and his elder brother Giovanni, resided in Giumaglio as early as 1692.[Cen 1692] Giacomo first married Giovanna Maria Pozzi by 1696 and had a daughter named Domenica, however, Domenica died between 1698 and 1702.[Cen 1698] Wife Giovanna died between 1703 and 1709 while in her 30s.[Cen 1703]

Maddalena and Giacomo wed by 1709, at which time they continued to live with Giacomo's elder brother. They were reportedly aged 32 and 40 that year.[Cen 1709] What became of the Scamonis afterward is so far unknown given the span of time between parish censuses in 1709 and 1741.

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

Pietro Paolo PIEZZI (~1677-1741)

July 20141B. Pietro Paolo Piezzi was born about 1677, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He appears to have been married at least twice. He had one daughter from an earlier marriage and later remarried to Domenica Marchese, who was about 13 years younger, and had as many as six more children:

1B1. Maria Piezzi (1710-1711) --  -- 

1B2. Giacomo Pietro Piezzi 28 Aug 1721 (Infancy) (Infancy)
1B3. Maria Domenica Piezzi 6 Sep 1723 19 Oct 1741 (18)
1B4. Giovanna (Anna) Maria Piezzi 4 Nov 1724 31 Jan 1773 (48)
1B5. Maria Domenica Piezzi (6 Sep) 1727 --  -- 
1B6. Giacomo Piezzi 23 Oct 1729 --  -- 
1B7. Maria Anna Piezzi (14) Jun 1735 --  -- 

In 1698, then age 22, and through 1703, he was counted as "absent," perhaps working far from home.[Cen 1692-1703] By 1709 he returned home, but had not yet married by the age of 30.[Cen 1709]

July 2014Pietro and Domenica chose the following godparents for their children:

Pietro was named as godfather to Giacomo Pietro Giumini[Bap 1725] and Maria Catterina Giumini.[Bap 1726]

The Piezzi family was recorded in 1741 to include him, his eldest daughter Maria, age 30, and then followed by his wife Domenica and their four children together, indicating that Maria was from a previous marriage.[Cen 1741]

Pietro Paolo Piezzi died on September 13, 1741, at his home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Pietro was recorded in both the 1741 parish census and his death records as being about 60 years old[Cen 1741, Dth 1741A], but censuses from his youth put his age at around 64.[Cen 1692-1703]

A month after Pietro's death, an unnamed daughter of "about 18 years" died at their home in Giumaglio. She was also buried the following day in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1741B]

Domenica continued on with son Giacomo and his wife Maria Teresa Sartori living with her in 1748.[Cen 1748] She and Giovanni Bartolomeo Marchese (perhaps her younger brother) were named as godparents to Antonio Giovanotti.[Bap 1745]

Domenica (Marchese) Piezzi died on November 25, 1750, at her home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Domenica was 57 years old.[Dth 1750]

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 1721: 28 Aug 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 7 Sep 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 4 Nov 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1725: 6 Mar 1725 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1726: 27 Feb 1726 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1727: (6 Sep) 1727 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 23 Oct 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1741A: 13 Sep 1741 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1741B: 19 Oct 1741 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1745: 24 Oct 1745 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1750: 25 Nov 1750 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomina (PIEZZI) GIUMINI2 (~1686-1743)

May 20141E. Giacomina Piezzi2 was born between 1686 and 1689, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She married Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (II)2 and had at least nine children over the span of 23 years and into her mid-40s:

1E1. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (III) (1707-1708) --  -- 
1E2. Giacomo Pietro Giumini2 (9) Nov 1710 6 Dec 1751 (41)
1E3. Maria Anna Giumini (1714-1715) 16 Nov 1742 (27)
1E4. Domenica Giumini (22) Aug 1718 --  -- 
1E5. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini (III) 17 Jan 1720 --  -- 
1E6. Giovanna Maria Giumini 18 Jun 1721 28 Feb 1755 (33)
1E7. Maria Domenica Giumini 13 Dec 1724 14 Feb 1729 (4)
1E8. Maria Domenica Giumini 11 Feb 1730 (Infancy) (Infancy)
1E9. Maria Domenica Giumini 13 Oct 1731 6 Aug 1762 (30)

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

Giovanni Giacomo Giumini died on May 18, 1742, at the family home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day in 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.

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]

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 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
  • Bap 1721: 19 Jun 1721 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

Giacomo PIEZZI (II) (1691-1764)

May 20141F. Giacomo Piezzi (II) was born on July 15, 1691, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He married Maria Maddalena "Maria" Pozzi, of the neighboring village of Coglio, and had as many as eight children:

1F1. Giacomo Piezzi (III) 25 Aug 1719 24 Feb 1744 (24)
1F2. Maria Domenica Piezzi 27 Aug 1722 17 Mar 1751 (28)
1F3. Maria Maddalena Piezzi 15 Nov 1724 13 Mar 1762 (37)
1F4. Maria Apollonia Piezzi (8) Jul 1729 --  -- 
1F5. Maria Anna Piezzi 3 (Sep) 1731 (< 1741) (< 9)
1F6. Giovanni Battista Piezzi 25 Jul 1734 10 Feb 1758 (23)
1F7. Maria Anna Piezzi 21 Sep 1737 24 Mar 1773 (35)
1F8. Maria Catterina Piezzi 13 May 1740 (< 1748) (< 8)

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

  1. Giacomo: Giovanni Antonio Pozzi and Maria Rossetti[Bap 1719];
  2. Domenica: Carlo Marchese and Anna Maria Piezzi, Giacomo's younger sister[Bap 1722];
  3. Maddalena: Domenico and Domenica Piezzi, Giacomo's younger siblings[Bap 1724B];
  4. Apollonia: Giovanni Del Notaro of Coglio and (Mrs.) Giacomina Marchese[Bap 1729];
  5. Maria Anna (elder): Giovanni Battista Pozzi and Maria Marcha[Bap 1731];
  6. Battista: Giovanni Battista Pozzi of Coglio (distinct from above) and Domenica Marche[Bap 1734];
  7. Maria Anna (younger): Don Rodolfo Pozzi and Maria Anna Giumini[Bap 1737]; and
  8. Catterina: Giovanni Pietro Bonetti and Maria Catterina Pozzi.[Bap 1740]

Giacomo was named as godfather to niece Giovanna Maria Piezzi[Bap 1724A]; Maria Domenica Giumini[Bap 1724C]; Maria Teresa Pozzi[Bap 1727]; and niece Maria Lesina.[Bap 1729] Maria was likely named as the godmother to Giacomo's nephews Giacomo Pietro Piezzi[Bap 1721A] and Giuseppe Maria Lesina.[Bap 1721B]

In 1741, all but daughter Maddalena were accounted for in the parish census, because she had already married and moved out.[Cen 1741] After seven years, only Battista and Maria Anna remained with their parents, but later Battista's wife and daughter were added to the extended family.[Cen 1748]

Eldest son Giacomo Piezzi (III) died on February 24, 1744, at his parents' home in Giumaglio during a string of four or five adults who died between late January and early March. He was reportedly "about 20 years" old, but may have been as old as 23. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1744]

Daughter Maria Domenica (Piezzi) Tognini died at the Piezzi family home in Giumaglio on March 17, 1751, following an apparently abrupt illness that necessitated all the last rites be administered that day. She was only 28 years old. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1751]

Maria Maddalena (Pozzi) Piezzi died on February 2, 1754, at her home in Giumaglio. She was the first of a string of seven adults who died between February and April.[Dth 1754] She was in her late 50s. Maddalena was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1754]

Younger son Battista died four years later on February 10, 1758, the first of a string of six parishioners who died between February and April 1758.[Dth 1758] He left behind his pregnant widow Giovanna Maria (Pozzi) Pedrotti, who had previously been widowed in 1754. She gave birth to their daughter, Maddelena, four months later. Giovanna Maria and Maddalena lived with Giacomo for sometime afterward.[Cen 1760] Giovanna went on to marry Giovanni Battista Lesina in the early 1760s.

Eldest daughter Maddalena (Piezzi) Pozzi died on March 13, 1762, at her home in Giumaglio, during an apparent malady that took the lives of three adults in a two-week period. The illness likely struck suddenly as all the last rites were given to her on the 10th. She was buried the following day at the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was only 37 years old.[Dth 1762]

Giacomo Piezzi (II) died on February 25, 1764, at this home in Giumaglio, following an illness of at least five days. He was 72 years old (although his death record indicated he was 73 and a half years old). Giacomo was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1764]

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 1719: 25 Aug 1719 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721A: 28 Aug 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721B: 19 Nov 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1722: 28 Aug 1722 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724A: 4 Nov 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724B: 16 Nov 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724C: 13 Dec 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1728: (18) Oct 1727 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 8 Feb 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 8 Jul 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1731: 3 [Sep] 1731 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1734: 25 Jul 1734 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1737: 21 Sep 1737 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1740: 13 May 1740 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1744: 24 Feb 1744 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1751: 17 Mar 1751 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1754: 2 Feb 1754 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1758: 10 Feb 1758 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1762: 13 Mar 1762 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1764: 25 Feb 1764 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanna (PIEZZI) POZZI (~1692-~1718)

September 20141G. Giovanna Piezzi was born about 1692 probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She likely married Giovanni Antonio Pozzi by 1717 and had at least one son:

1G1. Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi (2) Feb 1718 --  -- 

Giovanna was named as the godmother to Maria Catterina Pozzi.[Bap 1716]

Giovanna and Antonio named Giovanni Pozzi, apparently Antonio's younger brother, and Anna Maria Piezzi, Giovanna's younger sister, as godparents for Giacomo.[Bap 1718]

September 2014Giovanna and son Giacomo may not have lived long after Giacomo's birth, as she was not named as a godmother in any baptism records after Giacomo's birth.

September 2014Antonio may have gone on to marry Domenica Ferari by 1720.

Sources
  • 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 1716: 25 May 1716 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 4 Feb 1718 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Anna Maria (PIEZZI) BONETTI (~1697-1742)

July 20141H. Anna Maria Piezzi was born about 1697 probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She married Giovanni Bonetti by 1721 and had at least five children, including a pair of twin daughters who apparently died soon after birth. Only one son lived to adulthood:

1H1. Twin Bonetti daughter 1 Apr 1720 (Infancy) (Infancy)
1H2. Twin Bonetti daughter 1 Apr 1720 (Infancy) (Infancy)
1H3. Giovanni Pietro Bonetti 28 May 1721 21 Dec 1784 (63)
1H4. Maria Domenica Bonetti 29 Jan 1723 --  -- 
1H5. Giacomo Bonetti 28 Oct 1728 (Infancy) (Infancy)

Anna was first noted at the age of 1 in 1698 and onward through 1703.[Cen 1698-1703] After her marriage, she was recorded as being two years younger than Giovanni, placing her birth around 1702 or 1703, but it appears her age was fudged a bit.[Cen 1741]

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

Anna Maria was named as the godmother to nephew Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi[Bap 1718A]; niece Domenica Giumini[Bap 1718B]; niece Maria Domenica Piezzi[Bap 1722]; Maria Mazzini[Bap 1725]; Giovanni Pietro Bonetti[Bap 1726], of an unknown relationship to husband Giovanni; niece Maria Margherita Piezzi[Bap 1728]; nephew Giacomo Piezzi[Bap 1729]; Giuseppe Pedrotti[Bap 1733]; and nephew Giovanni Pietro Piezzi.[Bap 1735] Giovanni was named as godfather to Maria Bonetti.[Bap 1736]

The Bonetti family of four (less Giacomo) was recorded in the parish census of 1741.[Cen 1741]

Giovanni Bonetti died a month after the census, on July 22, 1741. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1741] Giovanni was about 42 years old.

Anna Maria (Piezzi) Bonetti died a year later on November 5, 1742, at her home in Giumaglio. She was one of five adults to die within a period of six weeks. Anna Maria was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was recorded to be "about 45 years" old, an age consistent with the censuses of her childhood.[Dth 1742]

Sources
  • 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 1718A: 4 Feb 1718 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718B: 23 Aug 1718 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720: 1 Apr 1720 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721: 28 May 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1722: 28 Aug 1722 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 29 Jan 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1725: 4 Oct 1725 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1726: 16 Jan 1726 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1728: (7) Feb 1728 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1728: 28 Oct 1728 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 23 Oct 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1733: 23 Oct 1733 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1735: 3 Jul 1735 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1736: 24 Dec 1736 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1741: 22 Jul 1741 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1742: 6 Nov 1742 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Domenico PIEZZI (1701-1756)

May 20141I. Giovanni Domenico Piezzi was born on March 12, 1701, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. He was married three times.[Cen 1748] He first married Giovanna Gaspari and had four children with her before her early death. The second as Maria Marca/Marcha[Bap 1733] with whom he had three more. His third marriage was to Giovanna Maria Cerini, who was 20 years younger and not quite two years older than his eldest daughter. Domenico and Giovanna had six more children together, including one pair of twin boys. All total, Domenico fathered at least 13 children:

1IA. Maria Domenica Piezzi 17 Jul 1723 29 Dec 1749 (26)
1IB. Giovanni Giacomo Piezzi 9 Mar 1725 26 Mar 1726 (15 days)
1IC. Maria Margherita Piezzi (7) Feb 1728 (Infancy) (Infancy)
1ID. Giacomo Pietro Piezzi (I) 30 Oct 1729 7 Aug (1792) (~60)

1IE. Giovanni Antonio Piezzi 23 Feb 1733 19 Dec (1795) (62)
1IF. Giovanni Pietro Piezzi (Sr.) 2 Jul 1735 21 Feb 1772 (36)
1IG. Giacomo Piezzi 2 Apr 1739 18 Apr 1753 (14)

1IH. Maria Domenica Piezzi 10 Aug 1745 16 May 1753 (7)
1II. Giovanni Domenico Piezzi (Jr.) 23 Jan 1748 10 Apr 1748 (2 mos.)
1IJ. Giovanni Francesco Piezzi 23 Jan 1748 --  -- 
1IK. Giovanni Bartolomeo Piezzi 2 Dec 1749 (1817-1826) (67-76)
1IL. Maria Domenica Piezzi 4 Oct 1752 (< 1795) (< 43)
1IM. Giovanna Maria Piezzi 29 Jun 1755 --  -- 

Domenico and his wives chose the following as godparents for their children:

  1. Domenica: Giovanni Antonio Sartori and Mrs. Maria Pozzi, wife of Giacomo Filippo Pozzi[Bap 1723B];
  2. Giacomo (elder): Giacomo Filippo Pozzi and Catterina Pozzi[Bap 1725];
  3. Maria Margherita: Giovanni Giacomo Gasparini and Anna Maria Piezzi, Domenico's elder sister[Bap 1728]
  4. Giacomo Pietro: Giacomo Pietro Giumini and Domenica Piezzi, Domenico's younger sister[Bap 1729];
  5. Antonio: Antonio Pozzi and maternal aunt Catterina Marcha[Bap 1733];
  6. Giovanni Pietro: Giovanni Pietro Marchese, Domenico's brother-in-law, and Anna Maria Piezzi, Domenico's next elder sister[Bap 1735];
  7. Giacomo (younger): Giacomo Piezzi, either Domenico's brother or nephew, and Maria Anna Giumini[Bap 1739];
  8. Domenica (elder): Carlo Antonio Spadong(?) of Onsernone and Giovanna Maria Piezzi (Lesina), a likely cousin[Bap 1745];
  9. Domenico: Giacomo Piezzi and his sister Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Piezzi) Lesina, likely cousins[Bap 1748A];
  10. Francesco: Giovanni Pietro Bonetti, Domenico's nephew, and Mrs. Maria Maddalena (Sartori) Giumini3 [Bap 1748B];
  11. Bartolomeo: Giovanni Bartolomeo Marchese and Mrs. Maria Teresa (Sartori) Piezzi[Bap 1749]
  12. Domenica (younger): Giovanni Piezzi and Maria Teresia (Gasparini) Pedrotti[Bap 1752]; and
  13. Giovanna: Giovanni Antonio Giovanotti and Maria Margherita Pedrotti.[Bap 1755]

Giovanna (Gaspari) Piezzi (curiously recorded as "Maria, wife of Dominici Piezzi") died in early January 1731.[Dth 1731]. She was only about 27 years old.

Domenico remarried to Maria Marca/Marcha, probably later in 1731 or in 1732. He would have been about 31 years old and she about 22. They had three sons together before her death eight years later.

Maria (Marca/Marcha) Piezzi died on December 11, 1740, in Giumaglio. She had confessed on the day before but died suddenly before last rites could be administered. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maria was recorded to be "about 30 years" old.[Dth 1740]

The parish census of 1741 was recorded six months after Maria's death and enumerated Domenico and his five children from his first two marriages, ages 2 through 16.[Cen 1741] In 1748, the census identified Giacomo Pietro as the son of Domenico's first wife; Giovanni Antonio, Giovanni Pietro, and Giacomo, as sons of his second wife; and Giovanna Maria Cerini as his third wife and the mother of their five children.[Cen 1748] June 2014 Daughter, Domenica (the elder) was married, to Giovanni Sartori by 1748, and thus was not enumerated with her father, however, she did name her brother Giacomo Pietro as godfather to her son in 1749.[Bap 1749] Domenica likely died in 1749[Dth 1749] and it appears that her father named her much younger half-sisters, who were born in 1745 and 1752, after her. (The younger two Domenicas were in fact both baptized as such, even though the elder of the two died seven months after the younger was born and baptized. Their shared parents are confirmed in the baptism records.[Bap 1745, 1752, Dth 1753])

Domenico was named as godfather to nephew Giuseppe Maria Lesina[Bap 1721], niece Maria Domenica Bonetti[Bap 1723A], niece Maria Maddalena Piezzi[Bap 1724], niece Maria Domenica Piezzi[Bap 1727], and Giovanna's niece, Giovanna Maria Cerini.[Bap 1744]

Children Giacomo, age 14, and Domenica, age 7, both died during a one-month period when four parishioners died in April and May 1753. They were both buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1753A,B]

Giovanni Domenico Piezzi died on November 18, 1756, at his home in Giumaglio, at the age of 55. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1756]

Giovanna continued on with her four surviving children living together with her through 1769.[Cen 1760,1769]

Giovanna Maria (Cerini) Piezzi died on July 29, 1774, at her home in Giumaglio, apparently following a weeks-long illness in which her confession was given on the 6th and her last rites just before her death. She was 52 years old and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1774]

Sources
  • 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 1721: 19 Nov 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723A: 29 Jan 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723B: 17 Jul 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 16 Nov 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1725: 10 Mar 1725 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1725: 26 Mar 1725 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1727: (6 Sep) 1727 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1728: (7) Feb 1728 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 30 Oct 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1731: Jan 1731 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1733: 23 Feb 1733 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1735: 3 Jul 1735 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1739: 2 Apr 1739 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1740: 11 Dec 1740 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1744: 3 Mar 1744 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1745: 10 Aug 1745 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1748A/B: 23 Jan 1748 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1748: 10 Apr 1748 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1749: 18 Apr 1749 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1749: 2 Dec 1749 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1749: 28 Dec 1749 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1752: 5 Oct 1752 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1753A: 18 Apr 1753 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1753B: 16 May 1753 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1755: 29 Jun 1755 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1756: 18 Nov 1756 Death, 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
  • Dth 1774: 29 J(ul) 1774 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Domenica (PIEZZI LESINA) MARCHESE (1704-1764)

May 20141J. Maria Domenica Piezzi was born on March 15, 1704, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. She first married Innocenzo Lesina, perhaps as early as 1721, and had at least two children. Domenica later remarried to Giovanni Pietro Marchese, who was about 12 years younger than she. She was probably about 30 years old and he about 18 when they wed. They at last five children, but only two survived to adulthood:

1J1. Giuseppe Maria Lesina 19 Nov 1721 26 Dec 1746 (35)
1J2. Maria Lesina 8 Feb 1729 --  -- 

1J3. Maria Catterina Marchese 2 Aug 1735 --  -- 
1J4. Giovanna Maria Marchese 28 Jan 1737 28 Nov 1775 (38)
1J5. Maria Domenica Marchese (14/15) Nov 1739 (< 1748) (<8)
1J6. Giovanni Marchese 30 Oct 1745 18 Dec 1747 (2)
1J7. Maria Domenica Marchese 11 Nov 1748 15 Nov 1748 (4 days)

Domenica and her husbands chose the following as godparents for their children:

Innocenzo Lesina died sometime between 1729 and 1735. He was in his early 50s.[Cen 1741]

Domenica and Giovanni Pietro Marchese wed by 1735, when she was probably about 30 years old and he about 18. Pietro's age was recorded in the parish census of 1748 as June 29, 1716[Cen 1748], which is consistent with his age of 24 (just two weeks prior to his 25th birthday) in the census of 1741.[Cen 1741] Pietro's baptism, on the other hand, was recorded to have been on June 29, 1718, with his birth being on the 24th; however, that record was retranscribed a decade later around 1726.[Bap 1718] Taking all three into consideration, his actual birth may have been on June 24, 1716.

After her remarriage to Pietro, Domenica's son Giuseppe Lesina, lived with them through at least the age of 19.[Cen 1741]

Pietro was named as the godfather, and apparent partial namesake, to Domenica's grandnephew, Giovanni Pietro Maria Cerini, who apparently died in infancy, in 1752.[Bap 1752]

Giovanni Pietro Marchese died on October 27, 1755, at his home in Giumaglio. He was the first of three adults to die over the coming month. He was only 39 years old, an age consistent with his birth in 1716. Pietro was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1755]

After Pietro's death, daughter Giovanna continued to live with Domenica until she married sometime around 1760.[Cen 1748,1760]

Maria Domenica (Piezzi) Marchese died on April 13, 1764, in her home in Giumaglio, following an illness of at least three days. Domenica was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was 60 years old and died 7 weeks after her elder brother Giacomo.[Dth 1764]

Sources
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 29 Jun 1718 (sic, likely 1716) Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721: 19 Nov 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 8 Feb 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1730: 11 Feb 1730 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1737: 28 Jan 1737 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1745: 30 Oct 1745 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1748: 12 Nov 1748 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1748: 15 Nov 1748 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1752: 28 Dec 1752 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1755: 27 Oct 1755 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1764: 13 Apr 1764 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland