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Giumini Family History, Part VI

September 2017
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) FILIPPONI (1760->1807)Top

134C1B. Anna Maria Giumini was born and baptized on June 3, 1760, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Her godparents were Giovanni Antonio Giovanotti, who was married to cousin Giovanna Maria Piezzi, and her maternal aunt, Mrs. Maria (De Bernardi) Bettanta.[Bap 1760] Anna Maria married Giovanni Giacomo Filipponi (Sr.) of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver, between 1799 and 1803.[Bap 1799,1803] They had at least one son:

134C1B1. Giovanni Giacomo Filipponi (Jr.) (1799-1800) 16 Jun 1848 (48)

Anna Maria was confirmed on June 16, 1761, when Giovanni Battista Albrici, Count Peregrini, Bishop of Como (1760-1764) held confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Her sponsoring godmother was named as Mrs. Maria Teresia (Sartori) Piezzi.[Con 1761]

August 2016Anna Maria was named as the godmother and apparent namesake of niece Anna Maria Giumini[Bap 1781]; niece Anna Maria Elisabetta Lafranchi[Bap 1793]; niece Maria (Maddalena) Giumini[Bap 1796]; nephew Giovanni Giumini in 1799[Bap 1799]; niece Anna Maria Piezzi[Bap 1803]; nephew Giovanni Giacomo Francesco Marcello Lafranchi[Bap 1805]; and niece Anna Maria Cerini.[Bap 1807]

August 2016Giovanni Giacomo Filipponi died between 1805 and 1807.[Bap 1805,1807] What became of Anna Maria afterward is not known. She was in her mid-40s when Giacomo passed.

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
  • Con 1761: 16 Jun 1761 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1769: 15 May 1769, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1781: [1 Dec] 1781 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1793: 19 Nov 1793 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1796: 28 May [1796] Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1799: 27 Mar 1799 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1803: 1 [Mar] 1803 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1805: 6 Feb 1805 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1807: 3 Nov 1807 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Catterina GIUMINI (1762->1817)Top

134C1C. Maria Catterina Giumini was born and baptized on November 10, 1762, in Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Her godparents were Giacomo Piezzi, a cousin, and Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Pozzi) Piezzi, the widow of her late cousin Giovanni Battista 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:

1341CA. Anna Maria Giumini 1 Dec 1781 3 Dec 1781 (3 days)
1341CB. Anna Maria Giumini (1780) 25 Jan 1838 (57)
1341CC. Maria Giacomina Giumini 20 Dec 1783 --  -- 
1341CD. Giovanni Pietro Giumini (5) Sep 1786 15 Feb 1850 (63)
1341CE. Giovanni Francesco Giumini (1791-1792) (< 1817) (< 26)
1341CF. Giuseppe Maria Giumini 12 May 1791 16 Nov 1827 (36)
1341CG. Carlo Antonio Giumini (1792-1793) (< 1808) (< 16)
1341CH. Michele Paolo Antonio Giumini 3 Jul 1795 27 Jul 1857 (62)
1341CI. Maria Angiola Giumini 8 Apr 1797 2 Dec 1862 (65)
1341CJ. 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)Top

134C1D. 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, who was married to Giacomo's cousin Maria Giacomina Cerini. His godmother was Mrs. Maria Catterina (Marchese) Pozzi, a Piezzi cousin.[Bap 1765] 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:

134C1DA. Maria Innocenza Giumini (1791-1792) --  -- 
134C1DB. Maria Angela Giumini (27) Oct 1794 --  -- 
134C1DC. Giovanni Giacomo Giumini 27 Sep 1796 11 Dec 1807 (11)
134C1DD. Giovanni Giumini 27 Mar 1799 --  -- 
134C1DE. Maria Anna Giumini 16 Jun 1801 (> 1840) (> 39)
134C1DF. Maria Rosa Giumini 25 Oct 1805 --  -- 
134C1DG. Maria Apollonia Giumini 29 Dec 1806 13 Oct 1844 (37)
134C1DH. (Giovanna) Maria Giumini --  --  -- 
134C1DI. 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)Top

134C1E. 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 Cerini, who had been married to Giacomo's late aunt Giovanna Maria Giumini. Her godmother was Anna Maria Pozzi, daughter of Don Rodolfo Pozzi.[Bap 1767]

Maddalena married Giovanni Domenico Piezzi (Sr.), son of Giacomo Pietro Piezzi, and her first cousin, once removed through their Piezzi lines. They had four children. Maddalena died 12 days after their youngest was born. Afterward Domenico remarried to Maria Angiola Piezzi, also his first cousin, once removed, through their Piezzi lines and a cousin to Maddalena as well. They had nine children:

134C1E1. Marianna Piezzi 25 Jul (1794-1795) 8 Oct 1870 (75)
134C1E2. Giovanna Maria Piezzi (1 Mar 1797) (> 1843) (> 45)
134C1E3. Giacomo Pietro Piezzi (Sr.) 1 Mar 1801 10 Nov 1871 (70)
134C1E4. Anna Maria Piezzi (1/11) Mar 1803 25 [Mar/May] 1866 (62)

 -- Angiola 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 --  -- 

Maddalena and Domenico married on September 30, 1792, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for three impediments: to forgo the traditional three marriage declarations; the third and fourth degrees of consanguinity from one stock (i.e., second cousins, once removed, along their Piezzi lines); March 2015and the fourth degree of consanguinity in another stock (i.e., third cousins, but the exact connection of this relationship is not yet known). Dispensation was coordinated with the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne and approved on September 27. Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Cerini (Jr.) and Giovanni Giacomo Pedrotti.[Mar 1792]

September 2016Maddalena and Domenico chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Marianna: Giovanni Pietro Pezzoni of Someo, who was likely Domenico's brother-in-law, and the widow Mrs. Marianna Tomasini of Lodano[Bap 1794], a likely relative on Domenico's mother's side;
  2. Giovanna: Martino Galeazzi of Lodano, possibly a cousin on Maddalena's mother's side in Lodano, and Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Gasparini) Piezzi[Bap 1797], the wife of Domenico's uncle and Maddalena's cousin;
  3. Giacomo Pietro: Giovanni Pietro Sartori, Maddalena's cousin, and Maria Angiola Piezzi[Bap 1801], Domenico's cousin and future second wife; and
  4. Anna Maria: Giacomo Piezzi, Domenico's cousin and the son of Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Gasparini) Piezzi, above, and Mrs. Anna Maria (Giumini) Filipponi of Someo[Bap 1803], Maddalena's eldest sister.

Maria Maddalena (Giumini) Piezzi died on 23 Mar 1803 in her home, not long after giving birth to daughter Anna Maria. She was buried in the church cemetery in Giumaglio the following day. Maddalena was only 35 years old[Dth 1803] and had been married 10 years. She left behind four children between the ages of 12 days and 7 years.

Domenico remarried a year later to Maria Angiola 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 were related by second and third unequal degress of consanguinity (i.e., first cousins, once removed, along their Piezzi lines) and third and fourth degrees of affinity (i.e., related by marriage rather than by blood, referring to Angiola's relationship to Maddalena).[Mar 180[5]]

Maria Angiola 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
  • Mar 1792: 30 Sep 1792 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1794: 25 Jul 179(4/5) Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1797: 1 Mar (1797) Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1801: 1 Mar 1801 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1803: 1 Mar 1803 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, 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

Maria Teresa (GIUMINI) CERINI6 (1770-1831)Top

134C1H. Maria Teresa Giumini6 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 second cousin and likewise a twin; and her godfather was Giuseppe (Antonio) Giovanotti, who married cousin Maria Domenica Piezzi two weeks later.[Bap 1770] Teresa married Giovanni Antonio Cerini6 and had at least six children:

134C1H1. Maria Maddalena Cerini 28 May 1796 --  -- 
134C1H2. Maria Margherita Cerini 15 Apr 1798 --  -- 
134C1H3. Giacomo Pietro Cerini5 8 May 1800 25 Sep 1860 (60)
134C1H4. Antonio Maria Marcello Cerini 9 Oct 1802 19 Dec 1866 (64)
134C1H5. Anna Maria Cerini 3 Nov 1807 (> 1729) (> 21)
134C1H6. Maria Angiola Cerini 15 Sep 1809 6 May 1849 (39)

Oddly, Teresa was not named in the parish census of 1776[Cen 1776]; however, Teresa and sister Maria Anna were confirmed on July 30, 1776, when Giambattista Muggiasca, Bishop of Como (1765-1789), held confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at the Church of Santi Giacomo e Filippo in Gordevio, about 8 kilometers downriver. Their sponsoring godmothers were named as Maria G. Toschona (Toscona?) of Broglio, Val Lavizarra, and Maria Catterina Muscio of Someo.[Con 1776]

Antonio and Teresa chose the following as godparents for their children:

  1. Maddalena: Giovanni Maria Guglielmetti of Coglio and Maria Giumini, Teresa's elder sister[Bap 1796];
  2. Margherita: Giovanni Domenico Piezzi and Mrs. Margherita Guglielmetti, wife of Giovanni Guglielmetti, above[Bap 1798];
  3. Giacomo Pietro7: Giacomo Pietro Adami and Catterina Sartori, Teresa's cousin[Bap 1800];
  4. Antonio Marcello: Antonio Maria Lafranchi of Coglio, husband of Teresa's younger sister, and Mrs. Marianna (Bonetti) Cerini, wife of Giacomo Pietro Cerini, Antonio's second cousin[Bap 1802];
  5. Anna Maria: Giovanni Pietro Pozzi and the widow Mrs. Anna Maria (Giumini) Filipponi of Someo, Teresa's eldest sister[Bap 1807]; and
  6. Maria Angiola: no baptism record available.

Teresa in turn was named as godmother to nephew Giuseppe Antonio Lafranchi.[Bap 1807]

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, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1776: 30 Jul 1776 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1796: 28 May 179[6] Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1798: 15 Apr 1798 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1800: 8 May 1800 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1802: 9 Oct 1802 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1807A: 1 Jun 1807 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1807B: 3 Nov 1807 Baptism, Sancta Maria 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) LAFRANCHI (1772-<1850)Top

134C1I. Maria Anna (Marianna) 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, husband of cousin Maria Catterina Marchese who was godmother to elder brother Giacomo Pietro; and Mrs. Maria Catterina Pozzi, a Piezzi and Marchese cousin who five months earlier married Giacomo Pietro Pozzi, who was also godfather to elder brother Giacomo Pietro.[Bap 1772] Maria Anna married Antonio Maria Marcello Lafranchi of the neighboring village of Coglio by 1793[Bap 1793] and had as many as 11 children, including two sets of fraternal twins.

134C1IA. Anna Maria Elisabetta Lafranchi 19 Sep 1793 --  -- 
134C1IB. Anna Lucia Lafranchi 15 Feb 1795 --  -- 
(134C1IC) Giovanni Domenico Lafranchi 11 Dec 1796 (1846-1847) (49-50)
(134C1ID) Maria Margherita Vittoria Lafranchi 27 Jan 1799 (> 1836) (> 37)
134C1IE. Maria Cattarina Lafranchi 9 May 1803 --  -- 
134C1IF. Giuseppe Antonio Lafranchi 9 May 1803 (< 1807) (Childhood)
134C1IG. Giovanna Maria Lafranchi 6 Feb 1805 --  -- 
134C1IH. Giovanni Giacomo Francesco Marcello Lafranchi 6 Feb 1805 --  -- 
134C1II. Giuseppe Antonio Lafranchi 31 May 1807 --  -- 
134C1IJ. Antonio Francesco Bernardo Lafranchi 16 Dec 1811 --  -- 
134C1IK. Maria Apollonia Lafranchi (1815) 3 Oct 1850 (35)

Maria Anna and elder sister Teresa5 were confirmed on July 30, 1776, when Giambattista Muggiasca, Bishop of Como (1765-1789), held confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at the Church of Santi Giacomo e Filippo in Gordevio, about 8 kilometers downriver. Their sponsoring godmothers were named as Maria Catterina Muscio of Someo and Maria G. Toschona (Toscona?) of Broglio, Val Lavizarra.[Con 1776]

Children's Parents

Records for Antonio Maria Marcello's children curiously suggest three marriages: Maria Anna Giumini (1793-1795), Anna Maria Piezzi (1796-1799), and Maria Anna Giumini again (1803-1811). Marriage records were not found in Giumaglio or Coglio, perhaps suggesting something "non-traditional." Details are:

Anna Maria Elisabetta's parents were recorded as "Antonio Lafranchi, son of Giuseppe, and Marianna, daughter of Giovanni Giacomo" (family name omitted)[Bap 1793]; "Marianna, wife of Marcello" was named as a godmother in 1794[Bap 1794]; and Anna Lucia's as "Antonio Maria Lafranchi and Maria Anna Giumini."[Bap 1799]

Domenico's parents were recorded as "Marcello Antonio Lafranchi and Anna Maria Piezzi"[Bap 1796] and Margherita Vittoria's as "Antonio Marcello Lafranchi and Anna Maria Piezzi."[Bap 1799] September 2017However, Anna Maria Piezzi (1774-1841) married Giovanni Pietro Pezzoni in 1793 and had at least three children between then and 1798. One possible explanation for a mix-up is that Father Giuseppe Antonio Leoni was rather new to the parish having arrived the year before Domenico was born.

Then, beginning with twins Cattarina and Giuseppe Antonio, the children's parents are identified as "Antonio Maria Marcello, son of the late Giuseppe, and Mari' Anna, daughter of the late Giovanni Giacomo Giumini."

August 2016Maria Anna and Antonio chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Elisabetta: Giacomo Filippo lafranchi, likely Antonio's younger brother, and Anna Maria Giumini[Bap 1793A], Maria Anna's eldest sister;
  2. Anna Lucia: Giacomo Pietro Giumini, Maria Anna's elder brother, and Mrs. Maria Lucia Bertola Orinda Gaspari[Bap 1795], Antonio's step-grandmother;
  3. Domenico: Giovanni Domenico Piezzi, elder brother of Anna Maria Piezzi, and Mrs. Anna Maria Lafranchi, the wife of Antonio's younger brother Giacomo Filippo Lafranchi (as above)[Bap 1796];
  4. Margherita Vittoria: Giuseppe Lafranchi (Jr.), Antonio's younger brother, and Mrs. Margherita Vittoria Del'Avo of Campo[Bap 1799];
  5. Cattarina: Giovanni Antonio Guglielmetti and the widow Mrs. Maria (Margherita) Guglielmetti[Bap 1803A], wife of Antonio's late cousin;
  6. Giuseppe Antonio (elder): Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi and Mrs. Maria Giovanna (Lafranchi) Del Notaro[Bap 1803B], Antonio's elder half-sister;
  7. Giovanna: Giuseppe Antonio Lafranchi and the widow Mrs. Maria Serafina (Tonini) Francescioli-Zoppi of Broglio[Bap 1805A];
  8. Giovanni Giacomo Francesco Marcello: Giacomo Maria Gaspari, Antonio's maternal uncle, and Mrs. Anna Maria (Giumini) Filipponi[Bap 1805B], Maria Anna's eldest sister;
  9. Giuseppe Antonio (younger): Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi of Someo and Maria Teresa (Giumini) Cerini6[Bap 1807], Marianna's elder sister;
  10. Antonio Francesco Bernardo: Giovanni Francesco Lafranchi and Maria Lafranchi[Bap 1811]; and
  11. Apollonia: no baptism record found in Coglio.

Mrs. Maria (Angiola Margherita) (Caneverini) Lafranchi attended as midwife during the birth of twins Cattarina and Giuseppe Antonio and performed an emergency baptism on them because of imminent danger of death.[Bap 1803A,B]

Marianna was named as godmother to Bernardo Lesina.[Bap 1794] Antonio Maria Marcello was named as godfather to nephew Giuseppe Francesco Maria Lafranchi[Bap 1793B]; Giuseppe Maria Andrea Del Notaro[Bap 1801]; wife's nephew Antonio Maria Marcello Cerini[Bap 1802]; and niece Maria Maddalena Angiola Lafranchi.[Bap 1808] He also served as witness to the marriages of Giuseppe Del Notaro and Anna Maria Guglielmetti[Mar 1797]; and Carlo Antonio Pezzaglia and Maria Margherita .[Mar 1809]

In June 1831, a baby boy was found at the family home. He was baptized on the 14th or 15th, given the name Antonio Dionigi, and assigned godparents Antonio Lafranchi and Mrs. Giovanna Maria Lafranchi, the wife of son Domenico.[Bap 1831]

Marianna (Giumini) Lafranchi died sometime before the death of daughter Apollonia in 1850.

Antonio Maria Marcello Lafranchi died on May 31, 1848, at the home of his youngest daughter Apollonia and her husband, Giovanni Battista Tacchella, in Someo. He was about 75 years old. He was buried at the cemetery of the Church of Sancti Placido ed Eustachio in Someo.[Dth 1848]

Sources
  • Bap 1772: 27 Nov 1772 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1776: 1776, Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1776: 30 Jul 1776 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1793A: 19 Nov 1793 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1793B: 3 Dec 1793 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1794: 10 Sep 1794 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1795: 15 Feb 1795 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1796: 12 Dec 1796 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1797: 9 Jan 1797 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1799: 28 Jan 1799 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1801: 30 Nov 1801 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1802: 9 Oct 1802 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1803A: 9 May 1803 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1803B: 9 May 1803 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1805A: 6 Feb 1805 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1805B: 6 Feb 1805 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1807: 1 Jun 1807 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1808: 11 Jul 1808 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1809: 8 Feb 1809 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1811: 16 Dec 1811 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1828: (10) Jan 1828 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1831: (14) Jun 1831 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1848: 31 May 1848 Death, Someo Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1850: 3 Oct 1850 Death, Someo Parish, Ticino, Switzerland