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Pozzi Family History, Part B

June 2016

May 2016We descend from three branches of the sizeable Pozzi family of Giumaglio and Coglio so these pages are divided into those three branches (Parts A, B, and C) and a top-level view of each of the other branches (Part X):

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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.

Giovanni "Zane" POZZI2 (~1643-~1706)Top

B1. Giovanni "Zane" Pozzi2 was born about 1643, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He married Giovanna Maria Mazzini by 1668 and had as many as 12 children:

B1A. Giacomo Pozzi (< 1668) (> 1686) (> 18)
B1B. Giovanni Angelo Pozzi 16 Sep 1668 17 Nov 1719 (51)
B1C. Anna Maria Pozzi 7 Mar 1671 12 Mar 1672 (1)
B1D. Pietro Antonio Pozzi 13 Feb 1673 (> 1709) (> 30)
B1E. Lucia Pozzi 11 Feb 1675 (> 1692) (> 16)
B1F. Maria Margherita Pozzi 18 Jul 1677 23 Jan 1712 (34)
B1G. Stefano Pozzi3 3 Feb 1680 29 Dec 1719 (39)
B1H. Giacomina Pozzi 26 May 1682 28 Nov 1732 (50)
B1I. Catterina Pozzi 5 Apr 1685 24 Apr 1685 (19 days)
B1J. Giacomo Filippo Pozzi 2 Jun 1687 29 May 1741 (53)
B1K. Giovanni Battista Pozzi 27 May 1690 6 Aug 1690 (2 mos.)
B1L. Domenica Pozzi 17 May 1695 17 Dec 1719 (24)

Zane and Giovanna chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giacomo: no baptism records found in Giumaglio before 1667;
  2. Angelo: Don Giovanni Battista Franzoni and Giovanna Cerini[Bap 1668B];
  3. Anna Maria: Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, the town notary, and Giovanna Macagnino of Cevio[Bap 1671];
  4. Pietro Antonio: Giovanni Antonio Pozzi and Giovanna Sartori[Bap 1673];
  5. Lucia: Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, the town doctor, and Catterina Pozzi, the doctor's sister[Bap 1675];
  6. Margherita: Giacomo Pozzi and Mrs. Maria (Parinoni) Pozzi, wife of the doctor[Bap 1677];
  7. Stefano3: Martino Macagnino of Cevio and Maria Cerini[Bap 1680];
  8. Giacomina: Antonio Cerini of Riveo and Giacomina Tognini/Romagno of Giumaglio[Bap 1682];
  9. Catterina: Giovanni Cerini (Jr.) and Lucrezia Pozzi[Bap 1685];
  10. Giacomo Filippo: Carlo Antonio Pozzi, the town doctor, and Maria Catterina Pozzi[Bap 1687];
  11. Battista: Don Giovanni Battista Franzoni of Cevio and Mrs. Giovanna (Cerini) Pozzi, wife of Doctor Carlo Antonio Pozzi[Bap 1690A]; and
  12. Domenica: Giovanni Pietro Sartori2 and Giovanna Mazzini.[Bap 1695]

Zane in turn was named as godfather to Giacomo Antonio Lesina[Bap 1668A]; Giovanni Stolfi (either this Zane or the younger)[Bap 1690]; Maria Cerini[Bap 1693]; Maria Pozzi, daughter of the younger Zane[Bap 1693]; Maddalena Stolfi, cousin to Giovanni Stolfi, above[Bap 1694]; and Giacomina Bonetti.[Bap 1698]

Giovanna was also named as godmother to Domenica Scamoni.[Bap 1700]

During the last week of May 1677, 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. Zane appears not to have been confirmed, but Giovanna and sons Giacomo and Angelo were confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22. Their sponsoring godparents were: Catterina Pozzi, who had been godmother to daughter Lucia, Giacomo Terini (Marchese), and Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi.[Con 1677A] Children Pietro Antonio and Lucia, on other hand, were confirmed a week later at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time their godparents were named as Giovanni Pozzi and Domenica Sartori, Giovanna's goddaughter.[Con 1677B] Giovanna in turn was named as godmother at Maggia to Maria Cerini; Mrs. Margherita (Balzari) Stolfi, aunt to the two Stolfi children above; and Domenica Sartori, godmother to daugher Lucia, above.[Con 1677A]

In the first parish census of Giumaglio the family was counted with seven children surving children except Giacomo, who was last recorded as a godfather in 1686[Bap 1686]. Next elder son, Angelo, was noted as absent, likely working some distance from home.[Cen 1692] Come 1698, Angelo was still noted as absent, daughter Lucia was no longer counted (perhaps married), and youngest daughter Domenica was added.[Cen 1698] Over the next four years later, daughters Margherita and Giacomina wed, leaving four sons and young Domenica. Added to the family was Giacomina Rosa Pozzi, a servant, who was likely a younger sister to the younger Zane.[Cen 1702-1703]

Giovanni "Zane" Pozzi likely died on either October 8, 1705, or three months later on January 8, 1706, at his home in Giumaglio. On those dates, two men named Giovanni Pozzi died, reportedly aged 58 and 62 respectively. While Zane, who would have been about 62, fits better for the later date, the other Giovanni2A, who was older, should have been about 74, but if the priest was clear about their relative ages, might the first refer to the younger and the second to the elder? The two records give no further clues to distinguish the two men. Both were buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1705,1706]

Giovanna Maria (Mazzini) Pozzi likely died between 1703 and 1709.[Cen 1703-1709] She was likely in her late 50s.

Sources
  • Bap 1668A: 19 Jun 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1668B: 21 Sep 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1671: 8 Mar 1671 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673: 14 Feb 1673 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 11 Feb 1675 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677A: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677B: 31 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1677: 20 Jul 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1680: 4 Feb 1680 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682: 28 May 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1685: 6 Apr 1685 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1686: 20 Feb 1686 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1687: 3 Jun 1687 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1690A: 29 May 1690 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1690B: 21 Sep 1690 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1692: 21 Oct 1692 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1694: 21 Sep 1694 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695: 18 May 1695 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1698: 28 Oct 1698 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1700: 25 Oct 1700 Baptism, Sancta Maria 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
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomo POZZI (<1668->1686)Top

B1A. Giacomo Pozzi was born before 1668, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He lived through at least 1686 when he was named as a godfather.[Bap 1686]

During the last week of May 1677, 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. Giacomo, his mother, and younger brother Angelo were confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22. Giacomo's sponsoring godfather was Giacomo Terini (Marchese).[Con 1677A]

Giacomo was later named as godfather to Giacomo Romagno, a likely cousin on his mother's Mazzini side[Bap 1683]; and Giacomo Cerini[Bap 1686], who died eight months later. Giacomo Pozzi did not appear in the records of Giumaglio parish afterward.

Sources
  • Con 1677A: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683: 3 Dec 1683 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1686: 20 Feb 1686 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Angelo POZZI (1668-1719)Top

B1B.Giovanni Angelo Pozzi was born on Septebmer 16, 1668, and baptized, simply as "Angelus," on Friday, September 21, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. His godparents were named as Don Giovanni Battista Franzoni of Cevio and Giovanna Cerini.[Bap 1668B] Angelo first married Maria Pietrina Stolfi about January 12, 1705, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio, but she died a month after giving birth. Five months later Angelo remarried to married Maria Catterina Ianzi on June 7, 1707, in an apparent double wedding with Angelo's younger brother Stefano4, who married Pietrina's younger sister, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. They had six children together:

B1B1. Giovanni Pozzi 13 Jan 1707 13 Jan 1707 (Birth)

B1B2. Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi 10 Jun 1708 31 Dec 1708 (6 mos.)
B1B3. Giovanni Battista Pozzi (30) Jul 1710 29 Dec 1762 (52)
B1B4. Giovanni Francesco Pozzi 5 May 1712 4 Mar 1754 (41)
B1B5. Giovanni Angelo Pozzi (Jr.) 24 Jun 1716 --  -- 
B1B6. Pozzi infant (22) Dec 1717 (Infancy) (Infancy)
B1B7. Maria Angela Pozzi 13 Dec 1719 8 Mar 1765 (45)

Recorded witnesses to Angelo's and Maria Pietrina's wedding were Angelo's younger brother Stefano Pozzi and Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi.[Mar 1705]

Maria Pietrina (Stolfi) Pozzi on February 22, 1707, five weeks after giving birth to son Giovanni who died the same day. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Bap 1707, Dth 1707A/B] Maria was about 25 years old.

Before Angelo and Catterina's marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the third and fourth degree of consanguinity (i.e., second cousins, once removed) in one line, the fourth degree (third cousins) in another line, and also a third degree of affinity (i.e., related by marriage rather than by blood). The exact connections of these relationships are not known. Angelo was about 21 years older than Catterina--he about 38 and she about 18. Recorded witness were Angelo's younger brother Stefano Pozzi and Giacomo Antonio Lesina[Mar 1707] (more likely Giovanni Giacomo Lesina, Catterina's cousin).

Two years after their marriage the parish census recorded the Pozzi household as: Angelo and wiife Catterina (mis-recorded as "Jacobina"); younger brother Pietro Antonio, who was noted as absent; brother Stefano and his wife Giacomina; and siblings Filippo and Domenica.[Cen 1709]

Angelo and Catterina chose the following godparents for their children:

Giovanni Angelo Pozzi died on November 17, 1719, at his home in Giumaglio, four weeks before the birth of daughter Angela. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1719] He was 51 years old.

Catterina lived through at least 1741.[Cen 1741]

Sources
  • Bap 1668: 21 Sep 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria 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
  • Mar 1705: (12) Jan 1705 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1707: 13 Jan 1707 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1707A: 13 Jan 1707 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1707B: 22 Feb 1707 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1707: 7 Jun 1707 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708: 11 Jun 1708 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1710: 1 Aug 1710 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1712: 5 May 1712 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716: 24 Jun 1716 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1717: 23 Dec 1717 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719: 17 Nov 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1719: 14 Dec 1719 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Margherita (POZZI GASPARI) SARTORI (1677-1712)Top

B1F.Maria Margherita Pozzi was born on July 18, 1677, and baptized on the 20th, the Feast of Santa Margherita, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. Her godparents were named as Giacomo Pozzi and Mrs. Maria (Parinoni) Pozzi[Bap 1677], the wife of town doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, who was godfather to elder sister Lucia. Maria married Daniele Gaspari on February 26, 1699, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio.[Mar 1699] They had two children together, the second of whom was born six months after Daniele's early death:

B1F1. Giovanna Gaspari 21 Oct 1703 (5/7) Jan 1731 (27)
B1F2. Daniele Gaspari (Jr.) 17 Dec 1709 (17/18) Dec 1709 (Infancy)

Before their marriage, Maria and Daniele obtained dispensation for the fourth degree of consanguinity (i.e., they were third cousins). Their exact relationship is not known but Daniele also had Pozzi ancestry. Recorded witnesses to their union were Giovanni "Rix" ("Rizzo"?) Cerini and Pietro Gaspari (Gasparini).[Mar 1699]

Just before the birth of their first child, Maria and Daniele were enumerated in Daniele's father Giovanni Giacomo Gaspari's household, along with his younger brother Giovanni Antonio. Daniele was recorded as absent, perhaps working some distance away from home. Enumerated before them was another Gaspari household--that of another Giovanni Giacomo Gaspari who was 3 years older. Oddly enough, it was the elder Gaspari whose children took the name Gasparini and the younger whose children kept the name. In that household was Maria's younger sister Giacomina and her husband Pietro Natale Gaspari (later Gasparini). Pietro was also noted as absent[Cen 1702-1703]

Maria and Daneile chose the following godparents for their children:

Daniele Gaspari died on June 19, 1709, at the family home in Giumaglio. Daniele was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Mar 1699] He was only 32 years old.

Maria was about three months pregnant at the time of Daniele's death and when their son was finally born he died on either the same day or the next.[Bap 1709]

Married remarried to Giovanni Pietro Sartori2, a widower with about four surviving children, on May 19, 1711, in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maria was about 33 years old and Pietro was just short of his 43rd birthday. 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). Recorded witnesses were Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi and Pietro Gasparini[Mar 1711], presumably the same one who witnessed her first marriage.

Two months after their marriage. Maria Margherita was named as the godmother 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 reported to be 33 years old, but was 34.[Dth 1712]

Sources
  • Bap 1677: 20 Jul 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1699: 26 Feb 1699 Marriage, Sancta Maria 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: 21 Oct 1703 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1709: 19 Jun 1709 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: 18 Dec 1709 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1711: 19 May 1711 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 19 Jul 1711 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1712: 23 Jan 1712 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Stefano POZZI3 (1680-1719)Top

B1G.Stefano Pozzi3 was born on February 3, 1680, and baptized the following day in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. His godparents were named as Martino Macagnino of Cevio and Maria Cerini.[Bap 1680] Stefano married Giacomina Stolfi3, the sister of his elder brother Angelo's late wife, Pietrina. They married on June 7, 1707, in an apparent double wedding with brother Angelo, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. They had four daughters:

B1G1. Giovanna Maria Pozzi4 (15) Feb 1712 (> 1739) (> 28)
B1G2. Maria Elena Pozzi 17 Jan 1714 16 Dec 1746 (32)
B1G3. Maria Catterina Pozzi (24) May 1716 --  -- 
B1G4. Maria Bertina Pozzi (24) Aug 1718 --  -- 

Recorded witnesses to the marriage of Stefano and Giacomina were Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi and Francesco Pozzi. Stefano also served as witness to his brother's marriage on the same day.[Mar 1707]

Two years after their marriage the parish census recorded the Pozzi household as: elder brother Angelo and wiife Catterina (mis-recorded as "Jacobina"); elder brother Pietro Antonio, who was noted as absent; Stefano and wife Giacomina; and younger siblings Filippo and Domenica.[Cen 1709]

Stefano and Giacomina chose the following godparents for their daughters:

  1. Giovanna4: Giovanni Antonio Lesina and Margherita Mazzini[Bap 1712], perhaps Stefano's cousin on the Mazzini side;
  2. Elena: Giovanni Giacomo Giovanotti and Giovanna Maria Terini (Marchese)[Bap 1714];
  3. Catterina: Giovanni Pozzi and Giovanna Maria Piezzi[Bap 1716]; and
  4. Bertina: Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (brother of Giovanni, above) and Mrs. Bertina (Pozzi) Lesina.[Bap 1718]

Giacomina and Stefano Pozzi died nine days apart on December 20 and 29, 1719, at their home in Giumaglio.[Dth 1719A/B] They were 29 and 39 years old. They were both buried the follwing day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Sources
  • Bap 1680: 4 Feb 1680 Baptism, Sancta Maria 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
  • Mar 1707: 7 Jun 1707 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1712: 16 Feb 1712 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1714: 17 Jan 1714 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716: 25 May 1716 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: [25] Aug 1718 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719A: 20 Dec 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719B: 29 Dec 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomina (POZZI) GASPARINI (1682-1732)Top

B1H.Giacomina Pozzi was born on May 26, 1682, and baptized two days later during the Feast of Corpus Christi in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. Her godparents were named as Antonio Cerini of Riveo, 5 kilometers upriver, and Giacomina Tognini/Romagno of Giumaglio.[Bap 1682] Giacomina married Pietro Natale Gaspari (later Gasparini), a widower who was 9 years her senior--she was 19 and he was 28. They wed on December 13, 1701, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. They had four children together:

B1H1. Giovanna Maria Gasparini 1 Sep 1703 1 May 1773 (69)
B1H2. Giovanni Giacomo Gasparini 8 Dec 1704 30 Nov 1755 (50)
B1H3. Giovanni Paolo Gasparini (1705) (> 1709) (> 4)
B1H4. Felice Gasparini 17 Sep 1706 (1706) (Infancy)

Pietro had previously been married to Maria Catterina Pozzi, but she died after only a year and a half of marriage.

Before their marriage, Giacomina and Pietro were granted dispensation for the impediments of the second and third degrees of affinity (i.e., related by marriage rather than by blood) in one line, a fourth degree in another line, and also a degree of consanguinity (i.e., by blood) that was "detained" (detineri). The nature of these relationships are not known but the affinity suggests that Giacomina and Catterina were related along their Pozzi lines. Recorded witnesses were Daniele Gaspari, husband to Giacomina's elder sister, Maria Margherita, and Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi, who had married Pietro's sister Maria earlier in the year.[Mar 1701]

Just before the birth of their first child, Giacomina and Pietro were enumerated in Pietro's father Giovanni Giacomo Gaspari's household, along with Pietro's elder brother Giovanni and his wife Maddalena Pozzi. Pietro was recorded as absent, perhaps working some distance away from home. Enumerated next was another Gaspari household--that of another Giovanni Giacomo Gaspari who was 3 years younger. Oddly enough, it was the elder Gaspari whose children took the name Gasparini and the younger whose children kept the name. In that household was Giacomina's elder sister Maria and husband Daniele Gaspari. Daniele was also noted as absent[Cen 1702-1703]

Giacomina and Pietro chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giovanna Maria: Stefano Pozzi4, Giacomina's elder brother, and Mrs. Maria (Gasparini) Pozzi, Pietro's sister[Bap 1703] and wife of Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi;
  2. Giacomo: Daniele Gaspari, husband to Giacomina's elder sister Maria Margherita, and Mrs. Maria (Del Notaro) Pozzi, wife of Giacomo Pietro Pozzi[Bap 1704];
  3. Paolo: no baptism records found in Giumaglio[Cen 1709]; and
  4. Felice: Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi, Pietro's brother-in-law, and Mrs. Maria (Pozzi) Gaspari, Giacomina's elder sister.[Bap 1706]

Pietro's elder brother died in October 1708 and his widowed sister-in-law, Maria Maddalena (Pozzi) Gasparini joined the family.[Cen 1709]

Pietro Natale Gasparini died at his home in Giumaglio on November 12, 1719, and was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. He was 46 years old.[Dth 1719]

Giacomina (Pozzi) Gasparini died 13 years later on November 28, 1732, at the age of 50. She was also buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio.[Dth 1732]

Sources
  • Bap 1682: 28 May 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1701: 13 Dec 1701 Marriage, Sancta Maria 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: 2 Sep 1703 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1704: 8 Dec 1704 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1706: 17 Sep 1706 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719: 12 Nov 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1732: 28 Nov 1732 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomo Filippo POZZI (1687-1741)Top

B1J.Giacomo Filippo Pozzi was born on June 2, 1687, and baptized the following day in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. His godparents were named as Carlo Antonio Pozzi, the town doctor, and Maria Catterina Pozzi.[Bap 1687] He first married Maria Mazzini and had one child before her death. He later married Giovanna Maria Marchese and had five more children:

B1J1. Giovanna Maria Pozzi 19 Aug 1718 16 Mar 1745 (26)

B1J2. Giovanni Pozzi (26) Sep 1728 12 Feb 1777 (48)
B1J3. Maria Catterina Pozzi 25 Sep 1730 23 Oct 1761 (31)
B1J4. Maria Margherita Pozzi 17 May 1733 1 May 1772 (38)
B1J5. Giacomo Pietro Pozzi 15 Jun 1736 7 Mar 1797 (60)
B1J6. Giovanna Maria Pozzi 20 Oct 1739 (1741-1748) (Childhood)

Giacomo Filippo married Maria Mazzini on July 8, 1717, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. Before their marriage they were granted dispensation for the impediment of the third degree of consanguinity (i.e., second cousins, however the exact relationship is not known but likely lies along their Mazzini lines). Recorded witness to their union were Giacomo Filippo's elder brother Giovanni Angelo Pozzi and Giovanni Pietro Bonetti.[Mar 1717]

Maria was named as godmother to Giacomo Filippo's grandniece Maria Domenica Piezzi.[Bap 1723]

Maria (Mazzini) Pozzi died on June 28, 1727, and was buried in the cemetery next to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was was reportedly "about 30 years" old[Dth 1727], but was 38.

Three months after Maria's death, Giacomo Filippo remarried to Giovanna Maria Marchese on September 30, 1727, also at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the third and fourth degrees of consanguinity (i.e., second counsins, once removed; however the exact relationship is not known but likely lies along their Pozzi lines). Giacomo Filippo was 40 years old and Giovanna was 26. Recorded witnesses were Giacomo Scamoni (III) and Carlo Antonio Lesina.[Mar 1727]

Giacomo Filippo and his wives chose the following godparents for their children:

Two Giovannas
Normally one would not expect to have two surviving children of the same name, but given that the elder Giovanna was grown and her stepmother was also named Giovanna, it appears that an exception was made and the younger half-sister named after her mother.
  1. Giovanna (elder): Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi of Coglio and Donna Maria Pozzi, wife of Don Giacomo Pietro Pozzi of Giumaglio[Bap 1718], the town surgeon;
  2. Giovanni: Giovanni Battista Pozzi, Giacomo Filippo's nephew, and Maria Catterina Marchese, Giovanna's younger sister[Bap 1728];
  3. Catterina: Giovanni Giacomo Pedrotti and Giacomina (Tognini) Marchese[Bap 1730], Giovanna's aunt by marriage;
  4. Margherita: Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi of Cogio and Bertina Pozzi (Lesina) of Giumaglio[Bap 1733];
  5. Giacomo Pietro: Giovanni (illegible) Pozzi of Coglio and Giovanna Maria Sartori[Bap 1736]; and
  6. Giovanna (younger): Giovanni Battista Stolfi (who would later marry daughter Margherita) and Catterina Pozzi.[Bap 1739]

Giacomo Filippo was in kind named as godfather to: cousin Giovanna Maria Cerini[Bap 1716]; Maria Margherita Stolfi[Bap 1717]; Maria Domenica Mazzini[Bap 1721B]; grandnephew Giovanni Giacomo Piezzi[Bap 1725]; Angelo Giacomo Pozzi[Bap 1729]; grandnephew Carlo Antonio Pozzi[Bap 1731]; grandnephew Giacomo Pietro Gasparini[Bap 1732]; and Giovanna Maria Marchese[Bap 1737], Giovanna's cousin. He was also a witness to to the marriage of Giacomo Pietro Pozzi and Domenica Giovanotti.[Mar 1728]

Similarly, Giovanna was named as godmother (prior to her marriage to Giacomo Pietro) to: cousin Maria Teresia Marchese[Bap 1721A]; cousin Giovanna Maria Sartori[Bap 1721C]; and after her marriage to: Giovanna Maria Ianzini[Bap 1727]; Giovanna Maria Pozzi[Bap 1735]; and Giacomo Filippo's grandniece; and, after Giacomo Pietro's death, to cousin Maria Elena Sartori.[Bap 1745]

Giacomo Filippo Pozzi died on May 29, 1741, and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1741] He was 53 years old.

After Giacomo Filippo

The parish census of 1741 recorded the family with Giacomo Filippo (despite the fact that he died two weeks before), Giovanna, and all six children, including the two half-sisters named Giovanna.[Cen 1741]

Come 1760, Giovanna was living with younger son Giacomo Pietro and enumerated following the household of elder son Giovanni and his family.[Cen 1760]

Giovanna Maria (Marchese) Pozzi died on March 18, 1762, at the family home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Giovanna was 61 years old.[Dth 1762]

Sources
  • Bap 1687: 3 Jun 1687 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716: [May/Jun] 1716 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1717: 4 Apr 1717 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1717: 8 Jul 1717 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 22 Aug 1718 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721A: 7 Jan 1721 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721B: 24 Apr 1721 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721C: 26 Dec 1721 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 17 Jul 1723 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1725: 10 Mar 1725 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1727: 28 Jun 1727 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1727: 30 Sep 1727 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1727: 23 Nov 1727 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1728: Feb 1728 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1728: 2[6] Sep 1728 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 2 Oct 1729 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1730: 25 Sep 1730 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1731: 23 Apr 1731 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732: 9 Jan 1732 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1733: 17 May 1733 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1735: 29 Oct 1735 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1736: 15 Jun 1736 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1737: 29 Mar 1737 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1739: 20 Oct 1739 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1741: 29 May 1741 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1745: 30 Oct 1745 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1760: 15 Apr 1760 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1762: 18 Mar 1762 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Domenica (POZZI) BONETTI (1695-1719)Top

B1L.Domenica Pozzi was born on May 17, 1695, and baptized the following day in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. Her godparents were named as Giovanni Pietro Sartori2 (who would later marry Domenica's elder sister Maria) and Giovanna Mazzini.[Bap 1695] Domenica married Giovanni Giacomo Bonetti, a widower, on October, 24, 1719, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Sadly, Domenica died seven weeks later.

When Domenica was 14 years old she was named as godmother to nephew Daniele Gaspari (Jr.), but the baby died soon after birth.[Bap 1709]

Husband Giovanni Giacomo Bonetti had previously been married to Elena Lesina and had one son who likely died in childhood. Elena died on August 30, 1719, at their home in Giumaglio. She was recorded to be "about 40 years" old[Dth 1719A], but was 48.

Seven weeks after Elena's death, Giacomo and Domenica wed. This came after they were granted dispensation on October 11 for the impediment of the third and fourth degrees of affinity (i.e., they were related by marriage, rather than by blood, which suggests that Domenica and the late Elena may have been related somehow). Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Jr.) and Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi.[Mar 1719] Domenica as 24 years old and Giacomo was 40.

Domenica (Pozzi) Bonetti died seven weeks after her wedding at the family home in Giumaglio on December 17, 1719. She had apparently been gravely ill for 11 days or more as she had confessed on the 6th and given her last rites (the Viaticum and anointment) on the 7th. Domenica was buried the day after her death in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was only 24 years old.[Dth 1719B]

After Domenica

Four months later, Giacomo remarried again to a woman of the same name--Domenica Pozzi. Her relationship to the late Domenica is not known, but Giacomo and Domenica were granted dispensation for the fourth degree of affinity (presumably this Domenica was also related to either of Giacomo's previous wives) and for the third degree of consanguinity in two lines (i.e., they were second cousins twice by two different sets of ancestors). Their wedding was on April 13, 1720, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and recorded witnesses were Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Jr.) (as before) and Giovanni Pietro Sartori2 [Mar 1720], godfather to the late Domenica, as above, and brother-in-law to the late Domenica. Giacomo was 40 years old and Domenica 18.

Giacomo and Domenica went on to have four children, only one of whom (Maria Domenica (Bonetti) Lafranchi) is known to have gone on to marry and have children. In 1741 the family was recorded as Giacomo, age 60 (actually just 6 days short of his 62nd birthday); Domenica, age 40 (actually 39); and children Giuseppe Antonio, age 7, and Maria (presumably Maria Domenica), age 4.[Cen 1741]

Giovanni Giacomo Bonetti died sometime between the 1741 and 1748 parish censuses.[Cen 1741,1748] He would have been in his 60s. Domenica afterward lived with her younger sister Maria Antonia[Bap 1748] and later died on January 23, 1752, at her home. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Domenica was reported to be "about 52 years" old[Dth 1752], but had just turned 50 three week before.

Sources
  • Bap 1695: 18 May 1695 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: 18 Dec 1709 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719A: 30 Aug 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1719: 24 Oct 1719 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1719B: 17 Dec 1719 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1720: 13 Apr 1720 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1741: 13 Jun 1741 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1748: 1748 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1752: 23 Jan 1752 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland