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Marchese (Terini) Family History, Part III

May 2016
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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.

Giacomo MARCHESE (~1663-1683)Top

September 2014111. Giacomo Marchese was probably born in 1662 or 1663 in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He is the eldest known son of Giovanni Marchese (II)2 and may have been from a previous marriage. When he attended a mass confirmation ceremony with his family in May 1677 at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, he was recorded following his apparent father, but his parents were not recorded as had been done with all his younger siblings who followed him.[Con 1677] Secondly his mother (or stepmother) Giovanna Pozzi2 was about 13 years younger than his father and would have been about 14 years old at the time of Giacomo's birth. And finally, there is about a five-year gap between Giacomo's birth and that of his next younger brother Giovanni (III).

Giacomo was in turn named as godfather at the confirmation of Giacomo Pozzi at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia.[Con 1677]

Giacomo Marchese died on August 13, 1683, when he fell from crags at Barsona (unlocated). He was only 20 years old. Giacomo was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1721]

Sources
  • Con 1677: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1683: 13 Aug 1683 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni MARCHESE (III) (~1668-1719)Top

September 2014112. Giovanni Marchese (III) was probably born in 1667 or 1668 Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He married Giovanna Sartori in 1698 and they had as many as six children:

1121. Giovanna Maria Marchese 2 Jan 1701 18 Mar 1762 (61)
1122. Maria Marchese (1705) (25) Oct 1709 (4)
1123. Domenica Bertina Marchese 1 Sep 1708 (20) Nov 1708 (3 mos.)
1124. Maria Catterina Marchese 12 Jan 1710 (10 Dec 1731) (21)
1125. Giovanni Marchese 1 Feb 1713 (8 Aug 1713) (6 mos.)
1126. Giovanni Pietro Marchese (28) Jun 1716 27 Oct 1755 (39)
Record Inconsistencies

Giovanni's family name is spelled as "Terins" in the baptism records of daughters Domenica[Bap 1709] and Catterina.[Bap 1710] Later the spelling reappears in son Pietro's baptism, which was recorded twice. Originally, it recorded that he was born the night prior to June 29, 1716, with the family name of "Terrinus" and that his godmother was Mrs. Catterina "Terrina" Sartori.[Bap 1716] It was retranscibed nearly a decade later and in that version, Pietro's baptism, as a "Marchesio," was recorded as having been on June 29, 1718, and born on June 24, rather than "the previous night." Pietro's godmother Catterina was simply identified as the wife of Giovanni Pietro Sartori2.

To further confuse matters, the marriage records of daughters Domenica and Giovanna in 1726 and 1727, respectively, both name their father as "the late Antonii Marches," rather than as Giovanni.[Mar 1726, 1727]

Giovanni's father died in 1686 and come the earliest existing parish census of 1692, he was listed as the head of household with his 42-year-old widowed mother and four younger siblings (all but youngest Catterina2).[Cen 1692]

Over the next six years, Giovanni and Giovanna wed, as may have his siblings Antonio, Domenica, and Anna, who had all left home. His mother remained, brother Carlo was marked as "absent," and sister Catterina was counted.[Cen 1698]

Giovanni and Giovanna wed on July 29, 1698, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the fourth degree of consanguinity (i.e., second cousins, however, the exact connection of their relationship is not yet known) from the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne. Recorded witnesses were Pietro Antonio Marchese and Cristiano Sartori, Giovanna's elder brother.[Mar 1698]

Giovanni and Giovanna chose the folliwng as godparents for their children:

  1. Giovanna: Cristiano Sartori, Giovanna's elder brother, and Mrs. Domenica Marchese Molinari, Giovanni's younger sister[Bap 1701];
  2. (No baptism record found for Maria)
  3. Domenica Bertina: Giovanni Antonio "Terinus" (Marchese), Giovanni's brother, and Bertina Pozzi[Bap 1708A, 1709];
  4. Catterina: Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Jr.) and the widow Mrs. Maria (Adami) Giovanotti[Bap 1710];
  5. Giovanni: Stefano Pozzi and Mrs. Domenica (Pedrotti) Giovanotti[Bap 1713]; and
  6. Pietro: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi and Mrs. Catterina "Terrina" Sartori, Giovanni's sister.[Bap 1716,1718]

December 2014Similar to the curious baptism records for son Pietro, daughter Domenica may also have been recorded twice. Two baptisms records were entered for Domenica Bertina, baptized on September 2, 1708, and born the previous day[Bap 1708A], and for Domenica, born on February 4 or 5, 1709 and born the previous night.[Bap 1709] The "first" died three months later in late November[Dth 1708] and a mere two months before the birth of the "second," which calls into question the validity of the second record. Interestingly, on the page prior to the second record, there were other discrepanies in dates that suggest those records were back entered a few months after the fact.

Giovanni (as "Joannes Terrinus") was named as godfather to Catterina Ianzi[Bap 1688] and niece Maria Catterina Marchese.[Bap 1703]

Giovanna was named as godmother to Giacomina Giovanotti[Bap 1708B], her niece (by marriage) of Maria (Adami) Giovanotti, who later became godmother to daughter Catterina; and sister-in-law of Domenica (Pedrotti) Giovanotti, who later became the godmother of son Giovanni.

Giovanni's brother Carlo remained Giovanni's young family in 1709, but his mother was no longer counted with them.[Cen 1709] Giovanni's mother died in January 1714.[Dth 1714]

Giovanni Marchese (III) died on August 1, 1719, and was the second in a string of nine deaths over an eight-week period. He was buried two days later in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. He was recorded to be "about 46 years" old[Dth 1719] but was more likely around 51.

Giovanna (Sartori) Marchese died on July 15, 1721, at her home in Giumaglio. (Her death record states "1720" but sequentially it was recorded in 1721.) She was recorded to have been "about 45 years" old and was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1721]

Sources
  • Bap 1688: 14 Dec 1688 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Mar 1698: 29 Jul 1698 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 2 Jan 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 1703: 10 Dec 1703 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708A: 2 Sep 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708B: (21) Nov 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1708: 2X Nov 1708 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: (5) Feb 1709 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1709: (25) Oct 1709 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1710: 12 Jan 1710 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1713: 1 Feb 1713 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1713: 8 Aug 1713 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1714: 14 Jan 1714 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716: 29 Jun 1716 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 29 Jun 1718 (sic, likely 1716) Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719: 1 Aug 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1721: 15 Jul 1720 [sic] Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1726: 3 Aug 1726 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1727: 30 Sep 1727 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Antonio MARCHESE (1668)Top

September 2014113. Giovanni Antonio Marchese was born on Friday, December 7, 1668, and baptized the following day, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. His godparents were named as Giovanni Rusca (Giovanotti) and Mrs. Maddalena (Pozzi) Adami, likely his maternal aunt.[Bap 1668] Antonio is first recorded living with his mother and siblings in 1692[Cen 1692], but was not found in the subsequent three parish censuses between 1698 and 1703.[Cen 1698-1703] He was named as godfather to Giovanna Terini (Marchese)[Bap 1685], Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (III)[Bap 1695A], and Giacomo Antonio Rossetti (Jr.).[Bap 1695B]

December 2014This Giovanni Antonio, or perhaps a younger Giovanni Antonio, who was the son of a younger Giovanni Marchese, may be the one who was named as godfather to Giovanna Illuminata Marchese[Bap 1701], Maria Giacomina Ianzi/Ianzini[Bap 1708], and Domenica Terini (Marchese).[Bap 1708] Neither Antonio was counted in the parish census of 1709.

SourcesFebruary 2015
  • Bap 1668: 8 Dec 1668 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1685: 11 Sep 1685 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695A: 7 Jan 1695 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695B: 15 Nov 1695 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1697: 9 Mar 1697 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1698: 11 Feb 1698 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 24 Dec 1701 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708: 22 Sep 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: (5) Feb 1709 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1709: 3 Sep 1709 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1709: 20 Jul 1709 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1725: 24 Jan 1725 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1735: 20 Nov 1735 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Carlo Maria MARCHESE (1670-1743)Top

114. Carlo Maria Marchese was born in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, on Tuesday, October 21, 1670, and baptized on Sunday the 26th. His godparents were named as Father Carlo Osvaldo Fricar of Zocchi and Domenica Ianzi.[Bap 1670] He married later in life to Giacomina Tognini of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. He was 49 years old and she just short of 16. They had four children, including a pair of twins, but only one daughter lived to adulthood:

1141. Giovanna Maria Marchese (17) May 1724 15 Sep 1724 (3 mos.)
1142. Giovanna Maria Marchese 29 Mar 1737 (> 1775) (> 37)
1143. Giovanni Antonio Marchese 30 Jun 1740 --  -- 
1144. Maria Catterina Marchese 30 Jun 1740 --  -- 

Carlo lived with his eldest brother Giovanni and mother until at least 1709, however, between 1698 and 1703 he was noted as "absent," perhaps working outside of Giumaglio.[Cen 1692-1709]

Carlo was named as godfather at the confirmation of Giovanni Battista Pozzi and Giovanni Giacomo (Tomaso) Pedrotti when Giuseppe Olgiati, Bishop of Como, held confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver.[Con 1719]

Carlo and Giacomina married on July 30, 1720, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. He was about 46 years old and she not quite 16 years old. Recorded witnesses to the marriage were Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi of Coglio and Antonio Lesina.[Mar 1720, Cen 1748,1760]

Carlo and Giacomina chose the following as godparents for their children:

Carlo in turn was named as godfather to Giacomo Mazzini[Bap 1719]; niece Giovanna Maria Sartori[Bap 1720]; Maria Margherita Adami[Bap 1723A]; Maria Domenica Piezzi[Bap 1723B]; Giovanna Maria Lesina[Bap 1724A]; and Anna Maria Pozzi.[Bap 1724C]

The Marchese family was last recorded together in the parish census of 1741, with wife; daughter Giovanna, age 4; and twins Antonio and Catterina, age 1. They were enumerated followed by the families of nephews Giovanni Pietro Marchese and Giovanni Bartolomeo Marchese.[Cen 1741]

Carlo Maria Marchese died on April 7, 1743, at his home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. He was recorded to have been "about 66 years" old[Dth 1743], but was 72.

Two years after Carlo's death, Giacomina remarried to Giovanni Antonio Cerini3.[Mar 1745]

Giacomina (Tognino Marchese) Cerini died at her home in Giumaglio on March 7, 1762, the first to die during an apparent malady that took the lives of three adults in a two-week period. The illness likely struck suddenly as the last rites were given to her the two days prior. She was buried the same day at the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was 57 years old.[Dth 1762]

Sources
  • Bap 1670: 26 Oct 1670 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1719: 12 Jun 1719 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1719: 25 Nov 1719 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720: 3 Jul 1720 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1720: 30 Jul 1720 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723A: 18 Jan 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723B: 7 Sep 1723 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724A: 29 Jan 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724B: 18 May 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724C: 6 Dec 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1737: 29 Mar 1737 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1740: 30 Jun 1740 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1743: 7 Apr 1743 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1745: Sep 1745 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1762: 7 Mar 1762 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Domenica (MARCHESE) MOLINARI (1672-~1715)Top

September 2014115. Maria Domenica Marchese was born on August 14, 1672, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized the following day. Her godparents were named as Don Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, the town notary, and Apollonia Pozzi.[Bap 1672] Domenica married Giacomo Pietro Molinari (Reit/Raitini/Bonetti) (Jr.) in 1697 and they had one daughter, who died in infancy, before Giacomo Pietro's early death:

1151. Giovanna/Domenica Lucia Molinari 27 Oct 1708 (Infancy) (Infancy)

April 2015Domenica's baptism record inexplicably recorded her father's name as "Joanne de Medicis" (Giovanni Medici, or "Doctor"), yet her mother's name was accurately recorded and her age is consistent[Bap 1672] with the parish census of 1692 in which she was recorded to be two years younger than brother Carlo and two years older than sister Anna Maria.[Cen 1692] Another priest later annotated "Maria Dominica Terina" in the margin of her baptism record.

Domenica's father apparently died before the earliest existing parish census of 1692. In that year, Domenica was listed with her eldest brother, Giovanni (III), their 42-year-old mother, and three other siblings.[Cen 1692]

Domenica and Giacomo wed on March 9, 1697, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. February 2015Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the fourth degree of consanguinity (i.e., third cousins, however, the exact connection of their relationship is not yet known) from the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne. Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Adami and Antonio Marchese.[Mar 1697] On their wedding day, Domenica was named as godmother and aparent namesake to Domenica Maria Sartori, who was born that same day.[Bap 1697]

Giacomo was named as a Molinari in their marriage record, but over the following three parish censuses they were named as the Raitini family. Giacomo's mother, Giacomina (Sartori) Raitini lived with them through 1703.[Cen 1698-1703]

Domenica was named as godmother to Giovanna Terini (Marchese)[Bap 1688]; Giovanni Antonio Pozzi[Bap 1691]; Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (III)[Bap 1695]; Giacomina Cerini[Bap 1696]; as godmother and apparent namesake to Domenica Maria Sartori[Bap 1697] (as noted above); and as godmother and apparently a partial namesake (as "Domenica Marchesia, wife of Jacobi Petri Bonetti") to Giovanna Domenica Cantoni, who was possibly Giacomo's niece.[Bap 1699A] She was also named as godmother to Giovanni Bonetti, and in that record she is identified as the wife of "Jacobi Petri Molinarij seu [or] Raitini," indicating that Giacomo had apparently changed his family name to Molinari.[Bap 1699B] After that time he was only recorded as a Molinari. Domenica went on to be named as godmother to niece Giovanna Maria Marchese[Bap 1701], nephew Giovanni Pietro Sartori[Bap 1702], Domenica Piezzi[Bap 1704], Maria Margherita Cerini[Bap 1710], and perhaps Maria Maddalena Pozzi.[Bap 1721]

Domenica and Giacomo christened their daughter as Giovanna Lucia, but the same baptism record named her as "Domenica Lucia" in the margin. In addition, Domenica was named as a "Terrini," in the same way that her eldest brother was often recorded during this time. They chose Giovanni Giacomo Giovanotti and Bertina Pozzi as godparents for their daughter, but little Lucia died in infancy.[Bap 1708]

Giacomo Pietro Raitini/Molinari died between 1708 and 1710, when Domenica was named identified as wife of "the late Jacobi Molinarij."[Bap 1710] Giacomo would have been around the age of 32.

A "Domenica Molinaria, wife of the late Jacobi," died on December 5, 1715, at her home in Giumaglio at the age of "about 40 years," which fits for her age; however, the baptism record of Maria Maddalena Pozzi, six years later, names "Dominica, wife of Jacobi Molineri" (sic) as the child's godmother.[Bap 1721] No other corresponding death record after 1715 or 1721 has been found for Domenica.

Sources
  • Bap 1688: 31 Sep 1688 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1691: 17 Jan 1691 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695: 7 Jan 1695 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1696: 25 Jun 1696 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1697: 9 Mar 1697 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1697: 9 Mar 1697 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1699A: 10 Jun 1699 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1699B: 16 Nov 1699 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 2 Jan 1701 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1702: 12 Jan 1702 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1702: 20 Aug 1702 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1703: 8 May 1703 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708: 28 Oct 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1710: 5 Nov 1710 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1715: 5 Dec 1715 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721: 31 Dec 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Anna Maria MARCHESE (1675-1709)Top

March 2015116. Anna Maria Marchese was born on June 2, 1675, Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized the following day as "Anna Maria Terini." Her godparents were named as Don Baldassare Franzoni of Cevio and Maria Pozzi. She married Giovanni Antonio Marchese, a likely cousin whose father was also named Giovanni. She and Antonio are not known to have any any children together.

When Anna Maria was nearly 2 years old, Giovanni Ambrogio Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. The Marchese family was confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22, at which time Anna Maria's godmother was named as Catterina Pozzi.[Con 1677]

Maria (as she was recorded at the time of their marriage) married Antonio on February 11, 1698, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. March 2015Eight months before their marriage they applied dispensation for the impediment of the second and third degrees of consanguinity (i.e., first cousins, once removed, which is consistent with a common ancestor of Giovanni Marchese1). The three traditional declarations were made on December 29, 31, and January 1, 1698, which was followed a week later with approval from the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne on January 9. Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Terini (Marchese), presumably her elder brother; Giovanni Cerini; and Giacomo Pietro Molinari, her brother-in-law.

After their marriage, Antonio's mother, Domenica Rossetti, his younger sister Domenica, maternal aunt Giovanna lived with the couple through 1703.[Cen 1698-1703] Antonio's mother passed away in May 1709[Dth 1709A] and his aunt died sometime before that, leaving his sister with the couple.[Cen 1709]

Anna Maria Marchese (recorded as "Maria, wife of Jo~is Antonij Terrini") died on July 20, 1709, killed in an apparent boating accident in which she drowned. Her body was returned to Giumaglio and buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maria was reported to be "about 29 years" old[Dth 1709B] but was 34 years old. Anna and Antonio had been married 9 years.

Two years after Maria's death Antonio went on to remarry to Domenica Sartori and had four children together before his death in 1725.

Sources
  • Bap 1675: 3 Jun 1675 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1698: 11 Feb 1698 Marriage, 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
  • Dth 1709A: 10 May 1709 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1709B: 20 Jul 1709 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanna (MARCHESE) SARTORI (1681->1709)Top

February 2015117. Giovanna Marchese was born on May 2, 1681, Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized the following day. Her godparents were named as Giovanni Pozzi and Mrs. Domenica (Rossetti) Terini (Marchese).[Bap 1681] Giovanna was not counted with her family in the parish censuses of 1692 and 1698[Cen 1692, 1698], but may be the one who married Cristiano Sartori in 1699. They had two children:

1171. Giovanni Pietro Sartori (18) Aug 1702 (Infancy) (Infancy)
1172. Maria Sartori (1705) 6 Oct 1730 (25)

August 2015Giovanna was confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on June 29, when Carlo Ciceri, Bishop of Como, held confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Her sponsoring godmother was named as Mrs. Catterina (Righetti) Pozzi.[Con 1683]

Giovanna and Cristiano wed on March 20, 1699, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the fourth degree of consanguinity (i.e., second cousins, however, the exact connection of their relationship is not yet known) from the Nuncio Apostolic to Switzerland in Lucerne. Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Pedrotti and Giovanni Antonio Marchese. Giovanna was subsequently amended after-the-fact to the 1698 census record of Cristiano's family with no children and both continued to be counted with his family through at least 1703.[Cen 1698-1703]

Giovanna and Cristiano chose Giacomo Pietro Giornica and Domenica Marchese, Giovanna's elder sister, as godparent for son Pietro.[Bap 1702, Cen 1703] Maria's baptism record is not found among the parish records of Giumaglio. Son Pietro apparently died in infancy before the 1703 parish census.

Giovanna was not noted as godmother to any of the parish children, but Cristiano was named as godfather to Giovanna's niece Giovanna Maria Marchese[Bap 1701] and Domenica Piezzi[Bap 1704], who was the youngest daughter of Cristiano's own godfather. Domenica would go on to marry Giovanna's nephew, Giovanni Pietro Marchese.

Cristiano Sartori died on February 26, 1706, at their home in Giumaglio. He was reported to be "about 32 years" old, but was 31. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1706]

The last known record of Giovanna was the parish census of 1709, which listed her following Cristiano's family as his widow. She was 27 years old at the time.[Cen 1709]

Sources
  • Bap 1681: 3 May 1681 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1683: 29 Jun 1683 Confirmation, 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
  • Mar 1699: 20 Mar 1699 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 2 Jan 1701 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1702: 12 Jan 1702 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1702: 20 Aug 1702 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Dth 1706: 26 Feb 1706 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Catterina MARCHESE2 (1684-<1741)Top

118. Maria Catterina Marchese2 was born on December 27, 1684, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized the following day as "Maria Catharina Terina." Her godparents were named as Giovanni Pietro Pozzi and Domenica Adami.[Bap 1684] Her father died on Christmas day, just two days before her second birthday. Catterina married Giovanni Pietro Sartori2, a double widower with five children, in 1712. She was 27 years old and he 43. They had four more children together:

 -- Giovanna Sartori 7 Oct 1693 (> 1716) (> 22)
 -- Giacomo Pietro Sartori 26 Jul 1695 30 Aug 1732 (37)
 -- Giovanni Sartori 12 May 1698 26 Sep 1754 (56)
 -- Giacomo Sartori 17 Nov 1703 --  -- 
 -- Maria Margherita Sartori 8 Jun 1708 20 Oct 1771 (63)

1181. Maria Maddalena Sartori3 (19) Jan 1716 (1776-1795) (60-79)
1182. Giovanni Pietro Sartori (Jr.) (3) Mar 1718 --  -- 
1183. Giovanna Maria Sartori 3 Jul 1720 21 Oct 1736 16
1184. Giovanni Giuseppe Maria Sartori 8 Nov 1723 17 May 1775 (51)

Prior to Catterina's marriage, Pietro was married to Margherita Teresia Cerini, who gave him six children, five of whom survived to the time of his marriage to Catterina. After Margherita's death, Pietro married the widow Maria Margherita (Pozzi) Gaspari in 1711, but she died within the year.

Catterina married Pietro 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 note that named her as "Catharina Terina." Such interchanges between Terini and Marchese were common from about 1703 through 1724.

December 2014Before their marriage Catterina and Pietro 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., third cousins) (The exact connections of their relationships are not yet known.) Recorded witnesses were Stefano Pozzi, the brother of Pietro's second wife, and Giovanni Giacomo Lesina.[Mar 1712]

After Catterina and Pietro's marriage, they chose the following as godparents for their children:

Catterina was named as godmother to Domenica Rusca (Giovanotti).[Bap 1708] Pietro was named as godfather to Maria Domenica Mazzini[Bap 1716B] and Maria Domenica Giumini.[Bap 1722]

May 2014 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]

Maria Catterina (Marchese) Sartori likely died between 1729 (her last mention as a godmother[Bap 1729]) and 1741 (when Pietro and family was enumerated without her[Cen 1741]). She is estimated to have been in her late 40s or early 50s.

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]

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
  • Bap 1684: 28 Dec 1684 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, 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
  • Bap 1708: 28 Jul 1709 (sic) Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, 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

Giovanni Antonio MARCHESE (1682-1725)Top

February 20151X1. Giovanni Antonio Marchese was born on September 18, 1682, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized the following day. His godparents were named as Giovanni Pietro Pedrotti and Domenica Terrini (Marchese).[Bap 1682]

Two Giovanni Antonios, sons of two separate Giovanni Marcheses, were 11 years apart in age. The younger, this Antonio, married (Anna) Maria Marchese, the younger sister of the elder Antonio. In fact, Maria was 7 years older than Antonio and the two were first cousins, once removed. They wed on February 11, 1698, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Witnesses to their union were Giovanni Marchese, Giovanni Cerini, and Giacomo Pietro Molinari (Raitini).[Mar 1698] They are not known to have had any children. Maria died in a boating accident on July 20, 1709, at the age of "about 29 years"--actually 34 years old--and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1709] They had been married 9 years.

Antonio went on marry Domenica Sartori on July 3, 1709, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Recorded witnesses to their marriage were Don Giacomo Pietro Pozzi and Carlo Maria Bonetti.[Mar 1709] Both would have been about 28 years old. They had four children:

1121. Giovanni Bartolomeo Marchese 21 Aug 1711 8 Apr 1777 (65)
1122. Maria Marchese 1 (Nov) 1717 3 Jan 1757 (39)
1123. Maria Teresa Marchese 7 Jan 1721 1 Oct 1722 (1)
1124. Giovanni Antonio Marchese (Jr.) 15 Mar 1724 (Infancy) (Infancy)

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

  1. Bartolomeo: Giacomo Pietro Giornica and Maria Rossetti[Bap 1711];
  2. (No baptism record found for Maria);
  3. Maria Teresa: Giovanni Antonio Sartori, Domenica's brother, and Giovanna Maria Marchese[Bap 1721]; and
  4. Antonio (Jr.): Giacomo Felice (record incomplete, likely either Lesina or Pedrotti).[Bap 1724]

Son Bartolomeo was confirmed on June 12, 1719, when Giuseppe Olgiati, Bishop of Como, held confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver. Bartolomeo's sponsoring godfather was named as Giacomo Coppi of Someo. Antonio in turn was named as godfather to Giovanni Sartori (Jr.).[Con 1719]

Giovanni Antonio Marchese died at his home in Giumaglio on January 24, 1725. He was reported to be "about 40 years" old, which would fit for the younger Antonio rather than the elder, who would have been about 53 years old. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1725]

Domenica (Sartori) Marchese died ten years later on November 20, 1735, at the age of "about 50 years." She was also buried at the cemetery in Giumaglio.[Dth 1735]

Sources
  • Bap 1682: 19 Sep 1682 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1685: 11 Sep 1685 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695A: 7 Jan 1695 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695B: 15 Nov 1695 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1697: 9 Mar 1697 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1698: 11 Feb 1698 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 24 Dec 1701 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708: 22 Sep 1708 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 22 Aug 1711 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1719: 12 Jun 1719 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721: 7 Jan 1721 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 15 Mar 1724 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: (5) Feb 1709 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1709: 3 Sep 1709 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1709: 20 Jul 1709 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1725: 24 Jan 1725 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1735: 20 Nov 1735 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland