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Pozzi Family History, Part X-II

June 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.

Giovanni POZZI1 (~1646-1695)Top

June 2015X1. Giovanni Pozzi was is not suspected to be of any immediate relationship to our two known Pozzi lines, but is addressed here as part of a closer to look to find connections between his family and that of his brother Doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi. Giovanni was born about 1646, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and married Giovanna Cerini by 1674. They had as many as seven children:

X11. Maria Caterina Pozzi 21 Dec 1675 (30 Aug 1700) (24)
X12. Perpetua Pozzi2 4 Nov 1678 (> 1713) (> 34)
X13. Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi 18 Dec 1680 20 Feb 1731 (50)
X14. Giovanna Angelica Pozzi2 25 Dec 1682 (> 1715) (> 32)
X15. Giovanni Battista Pozzi, Rev. 22 Jun 1685 5 Jan 1731 (45)
X16. Cristiano Pozzi 9 Oct 1690 (Childhood) (Childhood)
X17. Pietro Stefano Pozzi 1 Aug 1694 (> 1709) (> 16)

June 2015Giovanni was correlated the doctor's family through the doctor's known sister Caterina (Pozzi) Cerini when he was named as godfather to Caterina's second daughter Anna[Bap 1678B], and, five weeks later, named as godfather, along with Caterina as godmother, to Maria Margherita Bonetti. In this record both were identified as "children of Giacomo Pozzi.[Bap 1678B] He may also have been named as godfather to Pietro Antonio Bonetti along with sister Maria (Margherita) as godmother.[Bap 1672]

Giovanni and Giovanna chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Caterina: Don Giovanni Angelo Franzoni of Cevio and Maria Cerini[Bap 1675];
  2. Perpetua: Giovanni Pietro Caporgno of Someo and Giovanna Cerini[Bap 1678C];
  3. Giacomo Tomaso: Father Pietro Giacomo Pozzi, Vicar of Giumaglio, and Maria Maddalena Pozzi[Bap 1680];
  4. Giovanna Angelica: Don Giovanni Pozzi of Coglio and Mrs. Domenica (Zanini) Tomasi of Maggia[Bap 1682];
  5. Battista: Don Martino Martinoni of Someo and Margherita Teresa Cerini of Giumaglio[Bap 1685];
  6. Cristiano: Don Antonio Martinelli of Maggia and Giovanna Maria Cerini, Giovanni's niece[Bap 1690]; and
  7. Pietro Stefano: Alonzo Parinoni of Someo and Maria Del Notaro of Coglio.[Bap 1694]

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. Daughter Caterina was confirmed at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time her godmother was named as Giovanna Cerini.[Con 1677B]

Giovanna in turn was named as godmother to as many as nine parishioners during the confirmations: (as " wife of Giovanni") Anna Maria Ianzi (Ianzini); Mrs. Giovanna (Bonetti) Cerini; Giovanna Gaspari; Mrs. Maria (Ianzi/Ianzini) Lesina; Lucrezia Pozzi; Maria Rusca (Giovanotti); Giovanna Rossetti; Mrs. Giovanna (Cerini) Pozzi; and (as "daughter of Giovanni Cerini and wife of Giovanni Pozzi") Mrs. Giovanna (Pozzi) Marchese2.[Con 1677A-B]

This household was the first of 11 Pozzi houesholds in the first parish census of 1692. It listed: Giovanni, age 45; Giovanna, age 39; Caterina, age 23; Perpetua, age 14; Giacomo Tomaso, age 11; Angelica, age 9; Giovanni Battista, age 6; and Cristiano, age 1.[Cen 1692]

Giovanni Pozzi died on November 5, 1695, at his home in Giumaglio, at the age of 50. He was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1695]

Giovanna was left with six or seven children between the ages of 1 and 20 and continued on for another 16 years. In 1698, Giovanna was listed as age 45 with five children--all but eldest Caterina and young Cristiano, who apparently died in childhood.[Cen 1698] As the years went on, eldest son Giacomo Tomaso became head of the household and married, while Battista was noted as absent[Cen 1702-1709], perhaps attending seminary school. Battista was first noted in the priesthood in 1707 when named as a cleric and godfather.[Bap 1707]

Giovanna (Cerini) Pozzi died on December 16, 1711, at the family home in Giumaglio. She was recorded to be 60 years old, but may have been 58. Giovanna was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1711]

Sources
  • Bap 1672: 17 Nov 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 22 Dec 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 1678A: 31 Jul 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678B: 8 Sep 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678C: 6 Nov 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1680: 21 Dec 1680 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1680: 27 Dec 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1685: 24 Jun 1685 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1690: 14 Oct 1690 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1692: 3 May 1692 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1694: 3 Aug 1694 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1695: 5 Nov 1695 Death, 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 1707: 20 Jul 1707 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1709: 1709 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1711: 16 Dec 1711 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Dr. Giovanni Giacomo POZZI (~1647-1680)Top

May 2015W2. Don Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, doctor of Giumaglio, was born about 1647, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He is not suspected to be of any immediate relationship to our two known Pozzi lines, but is addressed here as part of a closer to look to find connections. Doctor Pozzi married Maria Parinoni of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver, by 1675 and had as may as five children:

(W21.) Carlo Antonio Pozzi, Doctor (1662-1663) 15 Feb 1700 (45)

W22. Giacomo Antonio David Pozzi 13 Jun 1675 21 Jun 1675 (8 days)
W23. Mose Pozzi 5 Apr 1676 5 Apr 1676 (Birth)
W24. Maria Caterina Pozzi 3 Mar 1677 18 Nov 1740 (63)
W25. Giacomo Pietro Pozzi, Surgeon 7 Dec 1678 (1718) (39)
Dr. Carlo Antonio Pozzi
The identification of Dr. Carlo Antonio Pozzi as a son is unconfirmed. His marriage record named him as "son of the late Giacomo Pozzi" in 1685[Mar 1685] and his medical profession strongly suggest such a relationship, but his age indicates that his parents would have been about the ages of 15 and 14 when he was born.

Giacomo and Maria chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Carlo Antonio: no baptism records found in Giumaglio before 1667;
  2. Giacomo Antonio David: Don Baldassare franzoni of Cevio and Maria Pozzi[Bap 1675];
  3. Mose: died at childbirth so no godparents recorded[Bap 1676];
  4. Caterina: no godparents recorded following troublesome birth[Bap 1677]; and
  5. Giacomo Pietro: Don Giovanni Angelo franzoni of Cevio and Giovanna Cerini.[Bap 1678]
Pozzi-Parinoni
Don Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, notary of Giumaglio, also married into the Parinoni family of Someo by 1670. His wife Giacomina Parinoni was 20 years or more older than Maria. Any relationship between the two couples is unknown.

May 2015Giacomo, by virtue of his prominent position as the town doctor, was named as godfather to as many as 16 children. The closest kin among these were: niece Giovanna Maria Cerini[Bap 1674]...

May 2015
Doctor as godfather of Maria Apollonia GIUMINI (1671); Aloysius GASPARI (1671); Martha Catharina CERINI (1671); Petrus Antonius BONETTI (1671); Gaspare GASPARI (1671); Jacobus Antonius LESINA (1672); Angelus Maria LESINA (1672); Joannes Guglielmus ADAMI (1672); Innocens Marianus GASPARI (1672); Dominica LESINA (1673); Simone POZZI (1673); ...Lucia RUSCA (GIOVANOTTI) (1674); Lucia POZZI (1675); Catharina Symforosa SARTORI (1676); Maria Magdalena REIT/MOLINARI (1677);
Maria: Godmother of Joannes Jacobus Dionisius STOLFI (1675); Joanna Maria Christina POZZI (1677); Maria Margarita POZZI (1677); Maria GASPARI/GASPARINI (1681); Joanna Maria GIUMIN (1687); and Petrus Jacobus STOLFI (1691).

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 may have been confirmed on May 22 at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia, at which time his sponsoring godfather was named as Dom. Antonio Marchetius (Marcacci?) of Locarno.[Con 1677A] Likely son Carlo Antonio, who was recorded after Giacomo and was identified as the "son of Giacomo," and daughter Maria Caterina, who was identified as the daughter of Doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi and Maria Parinoni, were both confirmed on May 31 at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo. Carlo Antonio's godfather was named as Dom. Pietro Zesna/Zena of Ascona and Maria Caterina's godmother as Giovanna Cerini.[Con 1677B] Doctor Pozzi was in turn named as godfather to five parishioners at both churches: Giovanni Cerini, Giovanni Mirenini, and Giovanni Antonio Pozzi (Jr.), all at Maggia[Con 1677A]; and Giovanni Agostino Pozzi and Giovanni Pietro Sartori2, both at Someo.[Con 1677B]

Don and Doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi died on January 22, 1680, at this home in Giumaglio. He was only 32 years old. Giacomo was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1680]

Maria was left with a 1-year-old and 2-year old. Come the first parish census of 1692, she, age 42, was enumerated with her daughter and son, ages 15 and 14, and with a servant woman named Maria Muscio from Someo.[Cen 1692] By 1698, Caterina had left home and Giacomo Pietro married. In this year their servant was Giacomina Rosa Pozzi, age 28.[Cen 1698]

Maria (Parinoni) Pozzi died at her home in Giumaglio on Novemeber 29, 1701, and was buried the following day in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was recorded to be 50 years old[Dth 1701], but may have been as old as 52.

Son Giacomo Pietro went on to become a surgeon and built a chapel between Giumaglio and Someo in 1712 that bears his name.[Filippini 193]

Sources
  • Bap 1674: 10 Sep 1674 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 16 Jun 1675 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1676: 5 Apr 1676 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1677: 3 Mar 1677 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: 10 Dec 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1680: 22 Jan 1680 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1685: 2 Jun 1685 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
  • Dth 1701: 29 Nov 1701 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Filippini, Federico. Storia Della Valle Maggia (1500-1800).

Caterina (POZZI) CERINI (~1651-1686)Top

May 2015X3. Caterina Pozzi was born about 1651, likely in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She was the sister of Doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi. Caterina and her brother are not suspected to be of any immediate relationship to our two known Pozzi lines, but are addressed as part of a closer to look to find connections. Caterina married Giacomo Cerini by 1670 and had three daughters:

X31. Giovanna Maria Cerini (8 Sep 1674) (11) Oct 1726 (52)
X32. Anna Cerini 30 Jul 1678 21 Aug 1720 (42)
X33. Caterina Brigida Cerini 28 Jun 1681 (< 1707) (< 26)

Caterina and Giacomo chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giovanna: Doctor Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi, Caterina's elder brother, and Mrs. Giovanna (Cerini) Pozzi, Giacomo's younger sister[Bap 1674A];
  2. Anna: Giovanni Pozzi, Caterina's brother, and Domenica Sartori[Bap 1678B]; and
  3. Caterina: no godparents named because of problematic birth.[Bap 1681B]

Caterina was named as godmother to as many as 20 children in the parish and likely namesake to 7: Giovanna Bonetti[Bap 1668]; Giovanna Lesina[Bap 1670]; Margherita Teresia Cerini[Bap 1671A]; Marta Caterina Cerini[Bap 1671B]; Angelo Maria Lesina[Bap 1672A]; Caterina Cerini[Bap 1672B]; Domenica Lesina[Bap 1673A]; Lucia Pozzi[Bap 1675]; Caterina Lesina[Bap 1676B]; Antonio Maria Pozzi[Bap 1677B]; Maria Margherita Bonetti[Bap 1678C]; Pietro Giacomo Reit (Molinari)[Bap 1678D]; Giovanni Antonio Sartori[Bap 1681C]; Pietro Paolo Pozzi[Bap 1682A]; Caterina Pozzi[Bap 1682C]; Cristoforo Pozzi[Bap 1682D]; Caterina Sartori[Bap 1683A]; Caterina Pedrotti[Bap 1683B]; Caterina Giumini[Bap 1683D]; and Giacomo Romagno (Jr.).[Bap 1683E]

Giacomo was also named as godfather to as many as 11 parish children: Benedetto Pozzi[Bap 1667]; Maria Cerini[Bap 1669]; Maria Giumini[Bap 1672C]; Domenico Cerini[Bap 1673B]; Lucia Lesina[Bap 1674B]; Giovanna Cristina Bonetti[Bap 167A]; Giacinto Lesina[Bap 1677A]; Giovanni Maria Rusca (Giovanotti)[Bap 1678A]; Maria Gaspari (Gasparini)[Bap 1681A]; niece Lucia Cerini[Bap 1682B]; and Maria Rossetti.[Bap 1683C]

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 was confirmed at Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on May 22, at which time his sponsoring godfather was named as Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi.[Con 1677A] Caterina and daughter Giovanna Maria were confirmed a week later at the Church of Santi Placido ed Eustachio in Someo on May 31, at which time their sponsoring godmothers were named as Berta Pozzi and Giovanna Gaspari.[Con 1677B] Caterina in turn was named as godmother at both events. At Maggia she was simply identified as Caterina Pozzi and named as godmother for Anna Maria Marchese, Mrs. Giovanna (Mazzini) Pozzi, and Mrs. Giacomina (Sartori) Pozzi.[Con 1677A] At Someo she was identified as Giacomo's wife and named as godmother to Mrs. Maria (Mazzini) Romagno (and later as godmother to her son Giacomo Romagno (Jr.), as noted above), Giovanna Maria Mazzini, and Elena Stolfi.[Con 1677B]

Similarly, Carlo Ciceri, Bishop of Como, held confirmation ceremonies in June 1683 for parishes in the valley at Maggia, 4 kilometers downriver, and Someo, 2 kilometers upriver. Daughters Anna and Caterina were confirmed at the Church of San Maurizio in Maggia on June 19, at which time their godmothers were named as Domenica De Zanaci of Maggia and Giovanna Cerini. Caterina in turn was named as godmother to Maria Caterina Gaspari.[Con 1683]

Caterina (Pozzi) Cerini died on October 23, 1686, at the family home in Giumaglio and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. She was recorded to be "about 35 years" old.[Dth 1686]

Giacomo Cerini died two years after Caterina on May 18, 1689, at his home in Giumaglio. He was 45 years old. Giacomo was buried in the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.[Dth 1689]

Sources
  • Bap 1667: 13 Oct 1667 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1668: 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 1670: 28 Feb 1670 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1671A: 3 Jan 1671 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1671B: 29 Jul 1671 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672A: 4 Jun 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672B: 30 Oct 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672C: 7 Nov 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673A: 28 Sep 1673 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1673B: 16 Oct 1673 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1674A: 10 Sep 1674 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1674B: 9 Oct 1674 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1675: 11 Feb 1675 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1676A: 26 Feb 1676 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1676B: 18 Dec 1676 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 1677A: 14 Sep 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1677B: 14 Nov 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678A: 17 Jul 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678B: 31 Jul 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678C: 8 Sep 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1678D: 18 Sep 1678 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681A: 22 Jan 1681 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681B: 28 Jun 1681 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1681C: 31 Aug 1681 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682A: 25 Jan 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682B: 13 Feb 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682C: 20 Mar 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1682D: 25 Jul 1682 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683A: 4 Jun 1683 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683B: 7 Jun 1683 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1683: 19 Jun 1683 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683C: 31 Oct 1683 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683D: 8 Nov 1683 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1683E: 3 Dec 1683 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1686: 23 Oct 1686 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1689: 18 May 1689 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Margherita (POZZI) RIGHETTI (->1674)Top

May 2015X4. Maria Margherita Pozzi was likely born in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She is not suspected to be of any immediate relationship to our two known Pozzi lines, but is addressed here as part of a closer to look to find connections. Margherita married Giacomo Pietro Righetti of Someo, 2 kilometers upriver, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta on May 20, 1674. Witnesses to their union were Giovanni Giacomo Giumini of Giumaglio and Giovanni Ludovico Bellio of Lucerne.[Mar 1674]

Prior to her marriage, Margherita was named as godmother to four parish children: Maria Teresia Gaspari (as "Maria")[Bap 1670]; as godmother an likely namesake to Margherita Bonetti[Bap 1672A]; Pietro Antonio Bonetti, with Giovanni Pozzi as godfather (perhaps "Maria's" brother)[Bap 1672B]; and, as "Maria" and along with her brother Dr. Giovanni Giacomo Pozzi as godfather, Innocenzo Mariano Gaspari.[Bap 1672C]

After Margherita and Giacomo's wedding, they no longer appear in parish records in Giumaglio, suggesting that she moved to Someo.

Sources
  • Bap 1670: 10 Aug 1670 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672A: 23 Sep 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672B: 17 Nov 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1672C: 28 Dec 1672 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1674: 20 May 1674 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Don Giovanni Francesco POZZI (I) (1688-~1747)Top

June 2016Z1. Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (I) was born on August 12 or 13, 1688, and baptized on the 13th in Coglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. His godparents were named as Don Notaio Giovanni Francesco Franzoni of Cevio and Donna Anna Caterina Franzoni, wife of Don Knight Giovanni Franzoni of Cevio.[Bap 1688] Francesco married three times. He and Domenica Tomasini of Lodano married in 1709 and had ten children. Next he married Giovanna Maria Tomasini, also of Lodano, and had one more son. And lastly, he married Giovanna Maria Pozzi of Giumaglio, the widow of Giovanni Maria Del Notaro, but Francesco died soon after. All together Francesco father 11 children:

Z1A. Giovanni Battista Pozzi, Pastor of Coglio (2) Jul 1712 (Apr-Aug) 1782 (70)
Z1B. Giovanni Pietro Pozzi 6 Aug 1714 --  -- 
Z1C. Maria Pozzi 6 May 1716 --  -- 
Z1D. Giuseppe Pozzi 4 Sep 1719 --  -- 
Z1E. Rodolfo Maria Pozzi, Notaio 19 Apr 1720 23 Sep 1771 (51)
Z1F. Pietro Antonio Maria Pozzi 15 Aug 1723 (1753-1765) (30s)
Z1G. Giuseppe Maria Pozzi 1 Nov 1726 (> 1742) (> 15)
Z1H. Maria Apollonia Pozzi 14 May 1729 (1752-1753) (22)
Z1I. Giovanni Pozzi 6 Feb 1731 --  -- 
Z1J. Giovanni Francesco Maria Pozzi (II) 28 Jun 1733 (1791-1802) (58-68)

Z1K. Giovanni Giacomo Maria Pozzi 13 Nov 1744 --  -- 
A fire destroyed most Coglio parish records on January 24, 1745. Father Giovanni Battista Pozzi selectively reconstructed the baptism and marriage records in that year from other records and the testimony of parishioners. As such the majority of the information about Coglio before 1745 is from that reconstruction, except for a few records from the neighboring parish of Giumaglio. Death records are not available for Coglio until 1888 so deaths throughout are estimated.

Francesco's father died in 1696 when Franceso was about 7 or 8 years old. In 1701, age 12, he was first recorded as a godfather to Giovanni Antonio Del Notaro (Jr.).[Bap 1701] Come 1709, after his marriage, parish records began addressing him as "Don"[Bap 1709], but it wasn't until later in life that he was recorded as a notaio and then posthumously as chancellor.

Francesco and Domenica Tomasini wed on July 8, 1709, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo.[Mar 1709]

June 2016Francesco and his wives chose the following godparents--a "who's who" of the aristocracy of Valle Maggia--for their children:

  1. Battista: Don Duke Giovanni Battista Franzoni of Cevio and Donna Giovanna, wife of Don Francesco Franzoni of Cevio[Bap 1712];
  2. Pietro: Giacomo Pietro Pozzi, surgeon of Giumaglio, and his wife Maria Maddalena[Bap 1714], Francesco's younger sister;
  3. Maria: Giovanni De Bernardi and Maria Tomasini, both of Lodano[Bap 1716];
  4. Giuseppe: Giovanni Del Notaro and Mrs. Domenica Del Notaro[Bap 1719];
  5. Rodolfo: Don Carlo Rodolfo Corragioni of Broglio and Mrs. Margherita (De Bernardi) Caneverini[Bap 1720];

 

Sources
  • Bap 1688: 13 Aug 1688 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1701: 10 Jan 1701 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1709: 8 Jul 1709 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1709: 1 Aug 1709 1674 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1712: 5 Jul 1712 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1714: 6 Aug 1714 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716: 6 May 1716 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1719: 4 Sep 1719 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1720: 20 Apr 1720 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland