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SARTORI Family History, Part I

February 2015
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 family name Sartori likely comes from the Italian sarto, which means "tailor."

January 2015One baptism record of 1687 noted the name "Sartorio or Grefis" (also in feminine form as "Grefia"), suggesting the name may have had other orgins.[Bap 1687]


Sartori Families of Giumaglio, 1692Top

Four Sartori households are found in the first surviving parish census of Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1692:

1. Giacomo Sartori (I)1 (1627-1631) 8 Mar 1693 (65)
A. Giacomo Giumini (1641) (4 Apr 1718) (70s)
B. Giacomo "Giacomino" Sartori (1652) (> 1709) (> 57)
C. Giovanni Sartori (1659-1660) (1692-1698) (30s)

Giacomo SARTORI1 (~1631-1693)Top

May 20141. Giacomo Sartori1 was born between 1627 and 1631, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He had at least one son:

1X. Giovanna Sartori (1641) (> 1703) (> 52)
11. Giovanni Pietro Sartori2 (1666) 2 Feb 1744 (76)

In 1692, Giacomo, a widower of the age of 61, was enumerated with his son Pietro and Pietro's young familiy.[Cen 1692]

Giacomo Sartori died on March 8, 1693, at his home in Giumaglio, reportedly at the age of 65. He was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1693]

Sources
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1693: 8 Mar 1693 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomo SARTORI (~1641-1718)Top

May 2014A. Giacomo Sartori was born about 1641, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He was about 10 years younger than our Giacomo Sartori1 so perhaps he was a nephew. Giacomo married Maria Cerini and had six children:

A1. Giovanni Antonio Sartori (1667) (> 1724) (> 68)
A2. Giovanni Sartori (1673) 21 Jan 1720 (47)
A3. Cristiano Sartori (1677) 26 Feb 1706 (28)
A4. Giovanna Sartori (1681) 15 Jul 1721 (40)
A5. Domenica Sartori (1683) 20 Nov 1735 (52)
A6. Catterina Sartori 2 Jun 1683 --  -- 
A7. Maria Sartori 7 Feb 1687 (1709) (20)
Sartori/Grefi
January 2015Daughter Maria's baptism record named her father as "Sartorio or Grefis" and her as "Sartoria or Grefia", suggesting the family name may have had other orgins.[Bap 1687]

The family was first enumerated in the parish census of 1692, with Giacomo, Maria, and five of their six children, less Domenica.[Cen 1692] All six children were counted in 1698, so why Domenica was omitted is unknown.[Cen 1698]

Jan 2015Giacomo and Maria chose the following as godparents for their children:

Maria (Cerini) Sartori (recorded simply as "Maria Cerini") likely died on April 18, 1695, at her home in Giumaglio. She was reported to be 50 years old and was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1695]

By 1698, sons Antonio and Cristiano had both wed and the extended family was joined by their wives, Maria Cerini and Giovanna Marchese, respectively.[Cen 1698]

Sons Antonio and Giovanni were both reported absent in 1702, perhaps working some distance from Giumaglio, but Antonio's wife Maria remained. Giovanni had also recently married Elena Sartori, the daughter of yet another Giacomo Sartori, but from Bignasco, 10 kilometers upriver. Elena was also reported absent as well. Son Cristiano, his wife, and the two youngest daughters all continued with the family. Daughter Giovanna had married Giovanni Marchese by that year.[Cen 1702-1703]

None were reported absent in 1709, but son Cristiano had died by then and his widow Giovanna was counted as her own household following that of the Sartoris.[Cen 1709]

Giacomo Sartori died sometime between 1709 and 1721 and may correlate to the Giacomo Sartori who died on April 4, 1718, in Giumaglio, at the reported age of 70. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1718]

Sources
  • Bap 1683: 4 Jun 1683 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1687: 8 Feb 1687 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1695: 18 Apr 1695 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
  • Dth 1718: 4 Apr 1718 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomino SARTORI (~1652->1709)Top

May 2014B. Giacomo "Giacomino" Sartori was born about 1652, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He was a generation younger than our Giacomo Sartori1 and was likely an elder brother to Giovanni Sartori. Giacomino married Giovanna Ianzini and had five children. She died by 1697 and Giacomino remarried to Giovanna Maria Casalina/Lafranchi of the neighboring village of Coglio. They had two daughters together:

B1. Giacomo Antonio Sartori (1672-1673) --  -- 
B2. Giacomina Maria Sartori (1678-1679) 13 Apr 1689 (10)
B3. Giovanni Battista Sartori 28 Aug 1681 (Infancy) (Infancy)
B4. Giovanna Sartori 10 Dec 1683 (8 May 1710) (26)
B5. Giovanni Battista Sartori (14) Jun 1686 10 Apr 1694 (7)

B6. Giovanna Maria Sartori 8 May 1697 --  -- 
B7. Catterina Illuminata Sartori 22 Mar 1700 18 Oct 1701 (18 mos.)

Giacomino and likely brother Giovanni were enumerated adjacent to one another in the first parish census of 1692, January 2015however, both had son born the same day on August 28, 1681, yet neither chose the other as a godfather for any of their children.[Bap 1681] Giacomino and son Antonio, age 19, were both reported absent that year, perhaps working some distance from Giumaglio.[Cen 1692]

Giovanna (Ianzini) Sartori died between 1692 and 1696, while in her late 30s or early 40s.[Cen 1692-1698]

Casalina/Lafranchi
Giovanna's family name was not recorded in the parish census of 1698, but she was noted to be from Coglio. She was recorded as a "Casalina" from Coglio in the parish censuses of 1702, 1703, and 1709. In her children's baptism records, however, she was recorded as the "daughter of Joannis Jacobi Lafranchi of Coglio."

Giacomino remarried to Giovanna Maria Casalina/Lafranchi by 1696 and their first daughter was born in 1697. Giacomino's daughter Giovanna was the only one to remain from his first marriage. Despite having a younger daughter of the same name, the younger one went by "Maria." What became of son Antonio is not known.[Bap 1697, Cen 1698]

December 2014Giacomino and his wives chose the following godparents for their children:

Giovanna was subsequently named as godmother to Maria Bonetti.[Bap 1701]

Elder daughter Giovanna was no longer counted with the family in 1709, suggesting she had either died or married. She would have been in her mid-20s at that time. Giacomino and his wife were not found in records after 1709. At that time they were reported to be 54 and 40 years old, respectively.[Cen 1709]

Sources
  • Bap 1681: 31 Aug 1681 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683: 13 Dec 1683 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1686: (1)5 Jun 1686 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1689: 13 Apr 1689 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1694: 10 Apr 1694 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1697: 9 May 1697 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1700: 22 Mar 1700 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 15 Feb 1701 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1701: 18 Oct 1701 Death, 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 SARTORI (~1660-<1698)Top

May 2014C. Giovanni Sartori was born about 1659 or 1660, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He was a generation younger than our Giacomo Sartori1 and was likely a younger brother to Giacomino Sartori. Giovanni married Elena Stolfi, who was five or six years older than he. They had three children together:

C1. Giovanni Antonio Sartori 28 Aug 1681 (1698-1702) (18)
C2. Maria Sartori 22 Nov 1683 16 Apr 1733 (49)
C3. Carlo Antonio Sartori 31 Oct 1689 14 Aug 1693 (3)

January 2015Giovanni and Elena chose the following as godparents for their children:

Giovanni and suspected brother Giacomino were enumerated adjacent to one another in the first parish census of 1692, January 2015however, both had son born the same day on August 28, 1681, yet neither chose the other as a godfather for any of their children.[Bap 1681] Giovanni and eldest son Antonio, age 10, were both reported absent that year, perhaps working some distance from Giumaglio.[Cen 1692]

Giovanni Sartori died between 1692 and 1698 while in his 30s. Youngest son Carlo also died during that same time span and eldest Antonio died sometime after 1698 and having attained the age of 18.[Cen 1698]

Elena stayed with her daughter Maria through 1709 and after Maria's marriage to Carlo Maria Bonetti, the son of Pietro Bonetti, who as her younger brother's godfather.[Cen 1702-1709]

Elena (Stolfi) Sartori died on April 16, 1714, at her home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Elena was 60 years old.[Dth 1714]

Sources
  • Bap 1681: 31 Aug 1681 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683: 22 Nov 1683 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1689: 2 Nov 1689 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1693: 14 Aug 1693 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
  • Dth 1714: 16 Apr 1714 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland