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SARTORI Family History, Part I

December 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.

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


Giacomo SARTORI1 (~1631-< 1698)Top

May 20141. Giacomo Sartori1 was born about 1630 or 1631, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He had at least one son:

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 between 1692 and 1698. He was in his 60s.

Sources
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Pietro SARTORI2 (~1666-1744)Top

May 201411. Giovanni Pietro Sartori2 was born about 1666, probably in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He may have married as many as three or four times. He first married Margherita Teresia Cerini and had at least six children before her death. Next, he maried Maria Margherita (Pozzi) Gaspari, the widow of Daniele Gaspari[Mar 1711], but she died within in a year. Then came Catterina Terrini/Marchese2 in 1712.[Mar 1712] They had four children together. Finally, Pietro may have been married yet once more to another woman named Margherita. All together, Pietro fathered as many as 10 children over the span of 33 years:

11A. Giacomo Sartori (1689-1690) (1698-1702) (< 13)
11B. Maria Maddalena/Giovanna Sartori (1692) (> 1716) (> 24)
11C. Giacomo Pietro Sartori (1695) 30 Aug 1732 (36)
11D. Giovanni Sartori 12 May 1698 26 Sep 1754 (56)
11E. Giacomo Sartori 17 Nov 1703 --  -- 
11F. Maria Margherita Sartori 8 Jun 1708 20 Oct 1771 (63)

 -- Giovanna Gaspari 21 Oct 1703 Jan 1731 (27)

11G. Maria Maddalena Sartori3 (19) Jan 1716 (1776-1795) (60-79)
11H. Giovanni Pietro Sartori (Jr.) (3) Mar 1718 --  -- 
11I. Giovanna Maria Sartori 3 Jul 1720 21 Oct 1736 16
11J. Giovanni Giuseppe Maria Sartori (7) Nov 1723 17 May 1775 (51)

August 2014Pietro and his wives chose the following as godparents for their children:

Pietro was named as godfather of Maria Maddalena Adami[Bap 1702] and, on behalf of Carlo Francesco Lesina, to Carlo's niece, Elena Lucia Lesina.[Bap 1703B] He was also godfather to Maria Domenica Giumini[Bap 1708C], Giovanni Battista Pozzi[Bap 1708D], Maria Domenica Mazzini[Bap 1716B], and Maria Domenica Giumini.[Bap 1722]

Margherita Teresia Cerini

In 1692, Pietro, Margherita Teresia, and children Giacomo and Maddalena (the elder, AKA Giovanna), were living with Pietro's father. Pietro's father died sometime before 1698 while in his 60s.

The family continued to grow and in 1702 a 19-year-old Catterina Cerini was enumerated with them as a "servant," but died soon thereafter.[Cen 1702] It is not yet known if or how Catterina might have been related to Margherita Teresia.

Margherita Teresia (Cerini) Sartori died on August 23, 1710, at their home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Margherita was reported to be "about "46 years" old.[Dth 1710] Margherita left Pietro with four children between the ages of 2 and 18.

Maria Margherita (Pozzi) Gaspari

Pietro married Maria Margherita (Pozzi) Gaspari, the widow of Daniele Gaspari on May 19, 1711, in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. He was just short of his 43rd birthday and she was about 33 years old. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the fourth degree of consanguinity (i.e., second cousins, however, the exact connections of their relationship is not yet known) from the Nuncio Apostolic in Lucerne. Recorded witnesses were Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi and Pietro Gasparini.[Mar 1711] Maria had a 10-year-old daughter, Giovanna, from her first marriage.

Two months after their marriage. Maria Margherita was named as the godmother to and apparent namesake of Maria Margherita Marca/Marcha.[Bap 1711]

Maria Margherita (Pozzi Gaspari) Sartori died on January 23, 1712, at their home in Giumaglio, just eight months after their marriage. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maria was 33 years old.[Dth 1712]

Catterina Terini/Marchese2

Only five weeks after Margherita's death, Pietro remarried to Catterina Terini/Marchese2 on March 1, 1712, in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Interestingly, in their marriage record, Catterina was named as a "Catharina de Marchesijs," but later someone added a margin reference that named her as "Catharina Terina." Such interchanges between Terini and Marchese were common from about 1703 through 1724.

December 2014Before their marriage Pietro and Catterina obtained dispensation for several impediments from the Nuncio Apostolic in Lucerne: they were related by affinity (by marriage rather than by blood) to the third and fourth degrees in one line, to the fourth degree in another line, and were also related by consanguinity to the fourth degree (i.e., second cousins, however, the exact connections of their relationships are not yet known.) Recorded witnesses were Stefano Pozzi, the brother of Pietro's late second wife, and Giovanni Giacomo Lesina.[Mar 1712]

Pietro and Catterina had four children together. The baptism records of children Maddalena3 and Pietro do not name Catterina's father, however, Pietro's godmother was named as "Joanna Maria, the daughter of Joannis Tarrini", perhaps Catterina's sister.[Bap 1716,1718]

September 2014Catterina "TERRINA" was named as the godmother of Giovanni Pietro "TERRINUS" in 1716[Bap 1716B], but curiously, the same baptism record was retranscribed over a decade after fact and misattributed to the year 1718. In this record, Catterina was only identified as Pietro's wife (no family name) and the child was named as Giovanni Pietro Marchese.[Bap 1718B] The parents' and godparents' names (except for "TERRINA"/"Marchese" were all consistent.

After 1716 (with the exception of the retranscribed baptism record), Catterina was consistently named as a Marchese. She was named as godmother to Giovanni Giacomo Tomaso Ianzini[Bap 1719] and Giuseppe Pozzi in 1729.[Bap 1729]

Youngest daughter Giovanna Maria is likely the one who died at the age of 16 on October 21, 1736, however her father's name was not recorded.[Dth 1736]

Giovanni Pietro continued on through 1741 when he was enumerated, at the age of 75, with his sons Giovanni and Giuseppe, their wives, and 10-year-old granddaughter Maria Teresia Sartori.[Cen 1741]

Margherita(?)

August 2014A woman named Margherita Sartori died on January 24, 1744, at her home in Giumaglio. She was 60 years old and the first of four or five adults in the parish who died over the following six weeks. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1744A] If she was Pietro's wife, she was not counted as such in the parish census of 1741. A review of the census of that year shows only one woman named Margherita of a similar age: Mrs. Margherita (Cerini) Pozzi, who was 60 years old and still married to Benedetto Pozzi.[Cen 1741]

Pietro's Death

Giovanni Pietro Sartori died on February 2, 1744, at his home in Giumaglio, a week after Margherita Sartori, and the second of five adults in the parish who died over a six-week period. He was reportedly about 76 years old.[Dth 1744B]

Sources
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1698: 12 May 1698 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
  • Bap 1702: 28 Oct 1702 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1703: 8 May 1703 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1703A: 17 Nov 1703 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1703B: 14 Dec 1703 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708A: 8 Jun 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708B: 28 Jul 1709 (sic) Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708C: 21 Sep 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708D: 23 Nov 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1710: 23 Aug 1710 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1711: 19 May 1711 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 19 Jul 1711 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1712: 23 Jan 1712 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1712: 1 Mar 1712 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716A: 20 Jan 1716 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716B: 29 Jun 1716 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716C: 1 (Nov) 1716 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718A: 4 Mar 1718 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718B: 29 Jun 1718 (sic, likely 1716) Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1719: 21 Dec 1719 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720: 3 Jul 1720 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 8 Nov 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 9 Dec 1729 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1736: 21 Oct 1736 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1744A: 24 Jan 1744 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1744B: 2 Feb 1744 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland