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Pozzi Family History, Part C

May 2016
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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):

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.

Maria Maddalena POZZI (~1644-1679)Top

C1. Maria Maddlena Pozzi was born about 1644, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She married Giovanni Adami (Sr.) and had as many as eight children:

C11. Giacomina Adami (1661) (1709-1741) (> 46)
C12. Domenica Adami (1662-1663) 8 Nov 1687 (24)
C13. Giovanna Adami (1668) (15 Feb 1709) (41)
C14. Giovanni Adami (Jr.) (1669) (1698-1702) (> 28)
C15. Anna Maria Adami 2 Jan 1670 (> 1711) (> 41)
C16. Giovanni Guglielmo Adami 1 Sep 1672 --  -- 
C17. Giovanni Giacomo Adami 27 Feb 1675 (3 Jan 1737) (61)
C18. Apollonia Adami 28 Mar 1678 (> 1700) (> 21)

Maddalena and Giovanni chose the following as godparents for their children:

Giumaglio Aristocracy
Granddaughter Maria Domenica Adami (1726-1771), daughter of youngest son Giovanni Giacomo, went on to marry Don Rodolpho Maria Pozzi in 1741.

Maddalena in turn was named as godmother to Domenico Giovanotti/Rusca[Bap 1668A] and likely nephew Giovanni Antonio Marchese.[Bap 1668B]

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. Most of the Adami children were confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22[Con 1677A], while daughter Anna Maria was recorded to have been confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31[Con 1677B] and son Giovanni (Jr.) was recorded to have been confirmed on May 22 but listed both locations. (Many of the records were back-entered as much as 18 months after the fact.) In birth order, their godparents were named as follows: Domenica's was Maria Cerini; Giovanna's was Domenica Sartori; Giovanni's was Battista Del Notaro/Mogius of Coglio; Anna Maria's was Mrs. Giovanna (Cerini) Pozzi; Guglielmo's was Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, likely his maternal uncle; and Giacomo's was Giovanni Antonio Pozzi.[Con 1677A-B]

Maria Maddalena (Pozzi) Adami died on December 8, 1679, at the family home in Giumaglio. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maddalena was recored to be 35 years old.[Dth 1679]

Giovanni apparently did not remarry after Maddalena's death despite having six or seven children between the ages of 20 months and 18 years. In the first parish census of 1692, Giovanni was enumerated with children Giovanni, (Anna) Maria, Giacomo, and Apollonia.[Cen 1692] His eldest three daughters had all married. What became of son Guglielmo is not known. The same four children remained with Giovanni through 1698.[Cen 1698]

Giovanni Adami died on December 31, 1699, at his home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Giovanni was recorded to be "about 60 years" old.[Dth 1699]

Sources
  • Bap 1668A: 29 Jan 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1668B: 8 Dec 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1670: 3 Jan 1670 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672: 2 Sep 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 28 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 1678: 29 Mar 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1679: 8 Dec 1679 Death, 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
  • Dth 1699: 31 Dec 1699 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanna POZZI (MARCHESE)2(~1649-1714)Top

September 2014C2. Giovanna Pozzi2 was born about 1649, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She married Giovanni Terini/Marchese (II)2, who, in view of her 13-year age difference with Giovanni, may have had a son from an earlier marriage. She and Giovanni had as many as seven children together:

 -- Giacomo Marchese (1662-1663) 13 Aug 1683 (20)

C21. Giovanni Marchese (III) (1667-1668) 1 Aug 1719 (51)
C22. Giovanni Antonio Marchese 7 Dec 1668 (> 1695) (> 26)
C23. Carlo Maria Marchese 21 Oct 1670 7 Apr 1743 (72)
C24. Maria Domenica Marchese 14 Aug 1672 (15 Dec 1715) (43)
C25. Anna Maria Marchese 2 Jun 1675 20 Jul 1709 (34)
C26. Giovanna Marchese 2 May 1681 (> 1709) (> 27)
C27. Maria Catterina Marchese2 27 Dec 1684 (1729-1741) (45-56)

February 2015During Giovanni's life, his family name was recorded as Terini, but by 1690 the name Marchese appeared among his children, alternating or even being listed together with Terini through 1724, after which the name settled on Marchese.

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

Giovanna was named as godmother to Maria Maddalena Ianzini[Bap 1669] and likely Simone Pozzi.[Bap 1671]

In the last week of May 1677, The Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Dom. Dom. Giovanni Ambrogo Torriano, Bishop of Como, held mass confirmation ceremonies for parishes in the valley at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. The Marchese family was confirmed in Maggia and at that event, the following sponsoring godparents were named for each:

Notably, son Giacomo's parents were not recorded, in contrast to that of his siblings. He was enumerated following his apparent father and in birth order before his siblings, but this may suggest he was from a previous marriage.[Con 1677] This omission calls attention to the fact that 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. Furthermore, there is about a five-year gap between Giacomo's birth and that of his next younger brother Giovanni (III).

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

Giovanni Marchese (II) died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1686, at his home Giumaglio. He was reported to be "about 50 years" old and was buried the following day in cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1686]

Giovanna continued on for as much as another 27 years. In 1692 she was recorded as a 42-year-old widow with five children (all but youngest Catterina2), of whom Giovanni (Jr.) was named as the head of household.[Cen 1692]

Six years later, Antonio, Domenica, and Anna had all left home but Catterina, age 12, was present, and Giovanni (Jr.) had wed.[Cen 1698] Giovanni's (Jr.) 1-year old daughter joined the family by 1702.[Cen 1702,1703]

Giovanna Maria (Pozzi) Marchese was not recorded with her son Giovanni in 1709[Cen 1709], but likely died on January 14, 1714, at her home in Giumaglio. She was recorded to be "about 63 years" old. Giovanna was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1714]

Sources
  • Bap 1668: 8 Dec 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1669: 21 Mar 1669 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1670: 26 Oct 1670 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672: 15 Aug 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673: 29 Oct 1673 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 3 Jun 1675 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681: 3 May 1681 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1683: 13 Aug 1683 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1684: 28 Dec 1684 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1686: 25 Dec 1686 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1688: 14 Dec 1688 Baptism, Sancta Maria 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
  • Dth 1714: 14 Jan 1714 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Apollonia (POZZI) DEL NOTARO (->1684)Top

May 2015C3. Apollonia Pozzi was the daughter of a Giovanni Pozzi, presumably our ancestor. She married Giovanni Battista Del Notaro of Coglio on February 18, 1676, in Giumaglio. They had at least three children:

C31. Giovanni Antonio Del Notaro 4 Mar 1677 --  -- 
C32. Giovanni Del Notaro 5 Feb 1681 --  -- 
C33. Maria Domenica Del Notaro 16 Feb 1684 --  -- 

Prior to her marriage, Apollonia was named as godmother to likely niece Maria Domenica Terini (Marchese)[Bap 1672A]; likely nephew Giovanni Guglielmo Adami[Bap 1672B]; Maria Rusca (Giovanotti)[Bap 1673]; Giovanni Antonio Ianzi[Bap 1674A]; and Antonio Guglielmetti (III) of Coglio.[Bap 1674B]

Apollonia and Battista married on February 18, 1676, at the Church of of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio. Before 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 known). Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Cerini, Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, and Giacomo Sartori.[Mar 1676]

Apollonia and Battista chose the following godparents for their children:

June 2015During 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. Apollonia's family was confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia, at which time she was named (curiously as "the wife of Antonio Del Notaro of Coglio") as godmother to likely niece Domenica Pozzi.[Con 1677]

The newliweds likely lived in Coglio as Apollonia no longer appeared in the parish records of Giumaglio afterward, except for Battista, whom sister Maddalena named as godfather to daughter Apollonia, who was apparently named her sister.[Bap 1678] February 2016Apollonia may have gone on to remarry to Don Giovanni Pozzi in April 1686.

Sources
  • Bap 1672A: 15 Aug 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672B: 2 Sep 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673: 5 Mar 1673 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1674A: 2 Mar 1674 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1674B: 16 Dec 1674 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1676: 8 Dec 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1677: 4 Mar 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678: 29 Mar 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681: 5 Feb 1681 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1684: 16 Feb 1684 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Giacomo POZZI (~1652-1720)Top

C4. Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi was born about 1652, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He first married Giacomina Sartori in 1676, but they are not known to have had any children during their 13-year marriage. Three months after Giacomina's death, Giacomo remarried to Giovanna Maria Bassi of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. They had as many as eight children together over their 26-year marriage:

C41. Giovanni Antonio Pozzi 14 Jan 1691 4 Sep 1747 (56)
C42. Giovanni Pozzi 11 Apr 1693 (> 1719) (> 26)
C43. Giovanni Maria Pozzi 1 Apr 1695 (< 1709) (11)
C44. Francesco Giacomo Pozzi 30 Mar 1697 (Infancy) (Infancy)
C45. Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi (Jr.) 26 Feb 1700 (Infancy) (Infancy)
C46. Domenica Pozzi 2 Jan 1702 23 Jan 1752 (50)
C47. Maria Antonia Pozzi 13 Jun 1706 21 Jan 1749 (42)
C48. Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (1) Aug 1709 (Infancy) (Infancy)

June 2015Giacomo and Giacomina wed on April 24, 1676, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediments of consanguinity (i.e., cousins) in two lines: one to the third and fourth degrees (i.e., second cousins, once removed) and the other to the fourth degree (i.e. third cousins). The exact connections of their relationships are not yet known. Recorded witnesses were Giacomo Pozzi, Gaspare Gaspari, and Giovanni Giacomo Ianzini.[Mar 1676]

Giacomo was named as godfather to 12 children in the parish. He was named to three before he married, eight during his marriage to Giacomina, and one during his marriage to Maria. His godchildren were: Giovanni Agostino Pozzi[Bap 1672]; godfather and apparent namesake to nephew Giovanni Giacomo Adami[Bap 1675A]; Felice Lesina[Bap 1675B]; Giovanna Maria Mazzini[Bap 1676]; Giacomina Rosa Pozzi[Bap 1679]; Giovanni Stolfi[Bap 1681]; godfather and perhaps partial namesake of Giovanni Giacomo Lesina[Bap 1682]; Giacomina Pozzi[Bap 1686A]; Silvestro Pozzi[Bap 1686B]; grandniece Maria Giovanotti[Bap 1687]; Giovanna Rossetti[Bap 1689]; and grandnephew Giovanni Antonio Rossetti.[Bap 1690]June 2015

During the last week of May 1677, The Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Dom. Dom. 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 and Giacomina were confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22, at which time Giacomo's sponsoring godfather was Father Pietro Giacomo Pozzi, Vicar of Giumaglio, and Giacomina's was Catterina Pozzi. In turn, Giacomo was named as the sponsoring godfather to five parishioners: Giacomo Cerini; nephew Carlo Maria Marchese; Giacomo Pozzi; nephew Giovanni Guglielmo Adami; and Angelo Pozzi. Giacomina was named as godmother to Giacomo's niece Maria Domenica Marchese.[Con 1677]

Giacomina (Sartori) Pozzi died on December 2, 1689, in her home in Giumaglio. She was about 32 years old. Giacomina was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1689] She and Giacomo had been married 13 years.

Giovanna/Maria Bassi
Maria was recorded consistently as such until 1706, when, in the baptism record of daughter Antonia, she was identified as "Joanna."[Bap 1706] That name continued in the parish census of 1709 and the baptism of son Francesco and .[Bap 1709, Cen 1709] When she died she was recorded as Maria.[Dth 1716]

June 2015Three months after Giacomina's death, Giacomo apparently (correlation not fully confirmed) remarried to (Giovanna) Maria Bassi of Someo on March 6, 1690, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation for the impediment of the third and fourth degrees of affinity (i.e., related by marriage rather than by blood). Recorded witnesses were Carlo Antonio Pozzi, Giovanni Cerini, and Giacomo Ianzi.[Mar 1690]

Giovann(i) Maria, Son or Daughter?
The baptism record of their fourth child gives the name "Joannes Maria" (Giovanni), as do the parish censuses of 1698, 1702 and 1703. This was in addition elder son Giovanni. In the 1709, a recently deceased 11-year-old daughter Maria, whose age was a little younger, was enumerated casting doubt on the child's gender.

Giacomo and Maria chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Antonio: Don Giovanni Angelo Franzoni of Cevio and Domenica Marchese, Giacomo's niece[Bap 1691];
  2. Giovanni: Giovanni Antonio Pozzi and Domenica Pozzi[Bap 1693A];
  3. Giovann(i) Maria: Giovanni Marchese (III) and (Anna) Maria Adami, Giacomo's nephew and niece[Bap 1695];
  4. Francesco: Don Francesco Franzoni of Cevio and Maria Pozzi[Bap 1697];
  5. Giacomo (Jr.): Giovanni Maria Bassi of Someo and Mrs. Giovanna (Stefani) Eusebio (Lesina)[Bap 1700];
  6. Domenica: Giovanni Giacomo Adami, Giacomo's nephew, and Domenica Del Notaro of Coglio[Bap 1702];
  7. Antonia: Giovanni Angelo Pozzi and Giacomina Pozzi[Bap 1706]; and
  8. Giovanni Francesco: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi. (No godmother was recorded.)[Bap 1709]

In turn, Maria was named as godmother to Giovanni Giacomo Rusca (Giovanotti)[Bap 1692] and Maria Pozzi.[Bap 1693B]

June 2015The parish censuses of the time show that Maria's likely younger sister Catterina married Giovanni Pietro Pozzi, the son of an elder Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, by 1692 and was enumerated near Giacomo and Maria. Enumerated between the two households were Francesco and Lucrezia Pozzi. To confuse matters more, Francesco was the son of a deceased Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi. In 1692, Giacomo, Maria, and one-year-old son Antonio lived with Giacomo's 75-year-old father.[Cen 1692]

Giacomo's father died in 1695 and by 1698 children Giovanni and Giovann(i) Maria joined the family.[Cen 1698] Come 1702, daughter Domenica was added to the family (making no mention of the two infant sons who died), and a 13-year-old servant girl named Giovanna Cerini was added, but died soon before or after the census was completed.[Cen 1702] Other than the addition of daughter Antonia, no further changes were noted through 1709.[Cen 1703, 1709]

Maria's apparent sister Catterina (Bassi) Pozzi, as noted above, attended as midwife to the birth of Giacomo and Maria's daughter Antonia, and because of fear that the Antonia might die, performed an emergency baptism on the child.[Bap 1706]

(Giovanna) Maria (Bassi) Pozzi died on May 28, 1716, at the family home in Giumaglio. She was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Maria was recorded to be "about 46 years" old, but may have been in her early 50s. Curiously, she was identified as Giacomo's "former wife" (olim uxor), but he died four years later[Dth 1716]

Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi died on January 26, 1720, at his home in Giumaglio. He was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Giacomo was recorded to be "about 66 years."[Dth 1720]

Sources
  • Bap 1672: 28 Aug 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675A: 28 Feb 1675 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675B: 20 May 1675 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1676: 24 Apr 1676 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1676: 8 Aug 1676 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1677: 22 May 1677 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1679: 5 Nov 1679 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681: 5 Oct 1681 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682: 10 Feb 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1686A: 24 Feb 1686 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1686B: 20 Apr 1686 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1687: 10 Aug 1687 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1689: 19 Aug 1689 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1689: 2 Dec 1689 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1690: 6 Mar 1690 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1690: 26 Oct 1690 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1691: 17 Jan 1691 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1692: 11 Oct 1692 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1693A: 12 Apr 1693 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1693B: 17 May 1693 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1695: 2 Apr 1695 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1697: 31 Mar 1697 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1698: 6 Jun 1698 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1700: 27 Feb 1700 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1702: 2 Jan 1702 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
  • Bap 1706: 13 Jun 1706 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: 1 Aug 1709 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1716: 28 May 1716 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1720: 26 Jan 1720 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Antonio POZZI (Sr.) (~1638-1688)Top

July 2015CX. Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Sr.) was likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He married Berta "Bertina" Pozzi, an apparent relation of unknown degree. Antonio was the son of a Giovanni who appears to have died sometime after 1680. Antonio and Berta had at least seven children:

CX1. Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Jr.) (15) Jan 1668 (Apr 1731) (63)
CX2. Angelo Maria Salvatore Pozzi 1 Jan 1671 (> 1698) (> 26)
CX3. Domenica Pozzi 25 Sep 1673 (> 1693) (> 19)
CX4. Antonio "Tonino" Maria Pozzi 13 Nov 1677 (> 1698) (> 20)
CX5. Giovanni Francesco Pozzi 1 Nov 1680 11 Jul 1687 (6)
CX6. Giovanni Paolo Pozzi 30 Jun 1682 10 Jul 1682 (10 days)
CX7. Maria Maddalena Pozzi 31 May 1684 23 Mar 1686 (21 mos.)
Pozzi Connections
July 2015Baptism and confirmation records show strong connections between the Pozzi and those of the Pozzi-Adami and Pozzi-Del Notaro families such that it is likely that either Antonio or Berta were a sibling to them. Antonio's father was a Giovanni Pozzi, but so far it is unconfirmed which one he was the son of. The name of Berta's father is no known.

Antonio and Berta chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Antonio (Jr.): Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi and Mrs. Giovanna (Parinoni) Pozzi (apparently the town notary and his wife)[Bap 1668A];
  2. Angelo: Don Giovanni Angelo Franzoni of Cevio and Mrs. Catterina (Pozzi) Caneverini of Coglio[Bap 1671A];
  3. Domenica: Giovanni Pietro Pozzi (likely the son of Giovanni Giacomo and Giacomina (Parinoni) Pozzi, above) and Giovanna Pozzi[Bap 1673B];
  4. Tonino: Giovanni Pozzi of Coglio and Mrs. Catterina (Pozzi) Cerini of Giumaglio[Bap 1677];
  5. Francesco: Don Francesco Franzoni of Cevio and Giacomina Adami of Giumaglio, possibly Berta's niece[Bap 1680];
  6. Paolo: Giovanni Giacomo Caneverini of Coglio and Domenica Adami (sister to Giacomina, above, and likely Berta's niece)[Bap 1682]; and
  7. Maddalena: Giovanni Giacomo Ferari of Coglio and Maria Maddalena Pozzi of Giumaglio (likely the daughter of Giovanni Giacomo and Giacomina (Parinoni) Pozzi, above).[Bap 1684];

Antonio in turn was named as godfather to Giovanna Bonetti[Bap 1668B], Giovanni Antonio Stolfi[Bap 1671], Antonio Rusca (Giovanotti)[Bap 1672], and Pietro Antonio Pozzi.[Bap 1673A] Berta likewise was named as godmother to Maria Cerini[Bap 1669], Anna Maria Adami (sister to the Adami girls above and possibly Berta's niece)[Bap 1670A], and Catterina Cantoni.[Bap 1670B]

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. The Pozzi family was confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22[Con 1677A], except for Antonio, who was confirmed a week later at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31.[Con 1677B] Their sponsoring godparents were named as follows: Antonio's was Giovanni Pietro Caporgno of Someo; Berta's was Giovanna Pedrotti; Antonio's (Jr.) was Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, the town doctor; Angelo's was Don Giovanni Battista (Franzoni) of Cevio; and Domenica's was Mrs. Apollonia (Pozzi) Del Notaro of Coglio. In turn, Antonio was named as sponsoring godfather to: Felice Lesina and Giovanni Giacomo Adami, both at Maggia; and Giovanni Antonio Lanzi/Cantoni (brother of Catterina Cantoni, above) and Simone Pozzi, both at Someo and with both records describing Antonio as a ferrier. Similarly, Berta was named as sponsoring godmother to Mrs. Catterina (Pozzi) Cerini (who later that same year became godmother to Berta's son Tonino) and Domenica Lesina (sister to Felice Lesina, above).[Con 1677A-B]

Berta Pozzi died on September 6, 1686, at the family home in Giumaglio. She was recorded to be "about 42 years" old. Berta was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1686]

Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Sr.) ostensibly died after Berta and before his son Francesco, when Francesco's father was named as "the late Giovanni Antonio Pozzi"[Dth 1687], however, no death record is found for him in that tme period. The next likely candidate is was Giovanni Antonio Pozzi who did on November 5, 1688, at his home in Giumaglio. He as said to be "about 50 years" old. Antonio was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1688]

Sources
  • Bap 1668A: (17) Jan 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1668B: 26 Jun 1668 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1669: (15) Sep 1669 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1670A: 3 Jan 1670 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1670B: 4 Feb 1670 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1671A: 5 Jan 1671 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1671B: 21 Oct 1671 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672: 17 Oct 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673A: 14 Feb 1673 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673B: 26 Sep 1673 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: 14 Nov 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1680: 3 Nov 1680 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682: 2 Jul 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1684: 1 Jun 1684 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1686: 6 Sep 1686 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1687: 11 Jul 1687 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1688: 5 Nov 1688 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland