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Zamaroni Family History

March 2017
Italian and Latin Names
Parish records, from which most of this information comes, are 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.
The Zamaroni (also observed as Zamarone) family of Avegno is largely known through parish records Giumaglio and Coglio; March 2017however, in February 2017 Kathleen Mayes, a descendant of the Zamaroni and Bizzini families of Avegno, began collaboraing with me on parish record in Avegno. As of March 2017 we're still about four or five generations from making a connection, but stay tuned.

Francesco ZAMARONI1Top

1.June 2016Francesco Zamaroni1 is so far only known through the parish records of Coglio and Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. He had at least five children, of whom three daughters married in Coglio and Giumaglio:

11. Maria Domenica Zamaroni (< 1759) (> 1781) (> 22)
12. Maria Giacomina Zamaroni2 (1752-1753) 22 Dec 1806 (52)
13. Francesco Zamaroni (Jr.) (< 1760) (> 1775) (> 15)
14. Maria Catterina Zamaroni (1760-1761) (1795-1789) (35-37)
15. Martino Zamaroni (< 1769) (> 1779) (> 10)

Francesco's daughters married into the Caneverini and Lafranchi families of Coglio and the Giumini family of Giumaglio.

Marianna (ZAMARONI) LAFRANCHI (<1721->1752)Top

X.September 2016Marianna Zamaroni is so far only known through the parish records of Coglio and Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. She was the daughter of Pietro Zamaroni. Her relationship to Francesco Zamaroni1 is unknown but she was about a generation older, judging from the ages of their children. Marianna married Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi (Sr.)3 on October 20, 1735, and became his third wife. Giovanni Antonio had one son with his first wife, but he died in childhood, and one or two daughters with his second wife. Marianna and Giovanni Antonio went on to have six more children together. Their blended family was:

-- Maria (Perpetua) Lafranchi4 28 Dec 1733 (13 Jan 1782) (48)
-- Domenica Lafranchi 2 Sep 1735 (> 1760) (> 24)

X1. Maria Catterina Lafranchi 8 Nov 1737 (1764-1769) (26-31)
X2. Giovanni Battista Lafranchi 10 Dec 1741 --  -- 
X3. Pietro Lafranchi 10 Nov 1742 --  -- 
X4. Giovanni Antonio Maria Lafranchi (Jr.) 21 Sep 1745 (1770) (24)
X5. Angela Maria Lafranchi 30 Aug 1747 --  -- 
X6. Maria Margherita Lafranchi 1 Aug 1749 --  -- 

Marianna and Giovanni Antonio married only about a month after the death of Giovanni Antonio's first wife and the birth of his daughter Domenica. They wed at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo in Coglio on October 20, 1735. Recorded witnesses were Giovanni Maria Del Notaro and Antonio Del Notaro.[Mar 1735]

Marianna and Giovanni Antonio and chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Catterina: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (I) and Maria Catterina, wife of Don Rodolfo Maria Pozzi[Bap 1737];
  2. Battista (younger): Giovanni Battista Lafranchi and Maria Domenica (Adami), wife of Don Rodolfo Maria Pozzi[Bap 1741];
  3. Pietro: Pietro Antonio Pozzi and Giovanna Maria (Tomasini), wife of Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (I)[Bap 1742];
  4. Antonio: Giovanni Battista Zamaroni of Avegno and Mrs. Maria Apollonia Guglielmetti[Bap 1745];
  5. Angela: Giuseppe Maria Lafranchi and Marianna Lafranchi[Bap 1747], both of whom wed the following year; and
  6. Margherita: Don Rodolfo Maria Pozzi and Mrs. Giacomina (Bontempi) Pozzi.[Bap 1749]

Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi may have died in 1749, prior to birth of daughter Margherita.[Bap 1749] As such he would have been about 41 years old.

Marianna (Zamaroni) Lafranchi lived until at least 1752 when she was named as godmother to Maria Domenica Del Notaro, whose mother, Margherita (Boggione) Del Notaro of Avegno, may have been a relative.[Bap 1752]

Sources
  • Mar 1735: 20 Oct 1735 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1737: 8 Nov 1737 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1741: 10 Dec 1741 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1742: 10 Nov 1742 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1745: 21 Feb 1745 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1747: 1 Sep 1747 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1749: 2 Aug 1749 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1752: 18 Jul 1752 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Domenica (ZAMARONI) CANAVERINI (<1759-)Top

11.June 2016Maria Domenica Zamaroni was probably born in Avegno, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in the 1750s, or perhaps earlier. She married three-time widower Giovanni Antonio Maria Caneverini of Coglio[Mar 1773], 10 kilometers upriver. He had five children from his previous marriages and they had four more together:

-- Antonio Caneverini (12) Dec 1751 --  -- 

-- David Antonio Caneverini 14 Nov 1754 --  -- 
-- Abram Giuseppe Antonio Caneverini (5) Mar 1757 --  -- 
-- Giovanni Luigi Davide Caneverini 26 Dec 1758 (> 1820) (> 61)
-- Marianna Margherita Anastasia Caneverini 15 Jun 1761 --  -- 

111. Giovanni Francesco Caneverini 2 Jan 1775 --  -- 
112. Pietro Francesco Maria Caneverini (11) Apr 1777 --  -- 
113. Maria Catterina Caneverini (4) Mar 1779 --  -- 
114. Giovanna Maria Caneverini 5 Apr 1781 --  -- 

Prior to their marriage, Antonio had married three times to: Giovanna Maria Perinoni of Someo; Anna Berna, daughter of Don Abramm Berna of Prato, Val Lavizzaria; and Maria Domenica Pozzi, granddaughter of Don Chancellor Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (I) of Coglio. Antonio had fathered one son with his first wife and four children with his second, but only one is known to have survived to adulthood.

Domenica and Antonio married on November 9, 1773, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo in Coglio. Recorded witnesses to the their marriage were Antonio's brother Giovanni Giacomo Caneverini and his son Giovanni Antonio Caneverini.[Mar 1773]

June 2016Domenica and Antonio chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Francesco: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (II), an uncle to Antonio's third wife, and Maria Catterina (Caneverini) Pozzi, sister-in-law to Giovanni Francesco Pozzi (II)[Bap 1775];
  2. Pietro Francesco: Pietro Paolo Perinini of Someo, a brother to Antonio's first wife, and Maria Barbara Caseri of Prato, Val Lavizzaria;
  3. Catterina: Martino and Catterina Zamaroni, Domenica's brother and sister[Bap 1779]; and
  4. Giovanna: Giuseppee Lafranchi and Mrs. Maria Catterina (Caneverini) Pozzi.[Bap 1781]

Domenica was named as at the sponsoring godmother to to Maria Catterina Pozzi of Giumaglio when Bishop Muggiasca visited the valley and confirmed children at the Church of Santi Giacomo e Filippo in Gordevio on July 30, 1776.[Con 1776]

Sources
  • Mar 1773: 9 Nov 1773 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1775: 2 Jan 1775 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Con 1776: 30 Jul 1776 Confirmation, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1777: 13 Apr 1777 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1779: 5 Mar 1779 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1781: 5 Apr 1781 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomina (ZAMARONI LAFRANCHI) CERINI2Top

12.Maria Giacomina Zamaroni2 was probably born in Avegno, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1752 or 1753. She first married five-time widower Giovanni Battista Lafranchi4 in Coglio, 10 kilometers upriver, in 1775. Of his six children from his previous marriages about three survived. July 2016Giacomina and Battista went on to have six children together. After Battista's death Giacomina remarried to Antonio Cerini (V)5, a widower with four surviving children, on April 24, 1784, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo in Coglio. She and Antonio had one more son together. Her blended families looked like:

(A26JB) Maria Apollonia Lafranchi 8 Nov 1756 (1802-1813) (45-56)
(A26JC) Giovanni Francesco Lafranchi (11) Oct 1759 (> 1784) (> 24)
(A26JD) Maria Catterina Lafranchi 9 Jan 1768 (1793) (25)

(117322) Maria Innocenza Cerini 28 Dec 1764 (> 1795) (> 32)
(117323) Giovanni Antonio Cerini (VI)6 18 Jun 1767 (< 1817) (< 50)
(117324) Pietro Antonio Cerini6 10 Oct 1769 12 Jan 1859 (89)
(117325) Giuseppe Antonio Maria Cerini 28 Jan 1774 (> 1795) (> 21)

121. Giovanni Battista Lafranchi (Jr.) 22 Aug 1775 (< 1781) (< 6)
122. Giovanni Antonio Maria Lafranchi 13 Oct 1776 (> 1805) (> 28)
123. Maria Catterina Lafranchi 9 Jun 1778 (< 1780) (Infancy)
124. Maria Catterina Domenica Lafranchi5 21 Jan 1780 (16 May 1847) (67)
125. Giovanni Battista Lafranchi (Jr.) 18 Sep 1781 --  -- 

126. Giovanni Giacomo Cerini 8 Jun 1785 29 Mar 1848 (62)
Confusion with sister Catterina
In the baptisms of her last three children[Bap 1778,1780,1781], Giacomina was incorrectly recorded as Maria Catterina, the name of her sister who married Giuseppe Giumini. Both were recorded correctly and contemporaneously in the parish census of 1795.[Cen 1795]

Giacomina and Battista wed but five months after the birth of a son and the loss of his wife. They married on March 4, 1775, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo. Before their marriage they obtained dispensation from the Bishop of Como to forgo the traditional three declarations, likely because Giacomina was already pregnant, as evident by the birth of their first son five months later. Recorded witnesses to their marriage were Giacomina's brother Francesco Zamaroni and Pietro Zamaroni, both of Avegno.[Mar 1775] Battista and Giacomina had four children together.

Giacomina and her husbands chose the following godparents for their children:

Daughters Catterina
Battista had an elder surviving daughter named Catterina. As unusual as it appears to have two living daughters of the same name, this is not unheard of. The first was named for Battista's cousin, her godmother; the second (who died young) was named for her maternal aunt and godmother; and the third was named for the same godmother as first's.
  1. Battista (Jr.) (elder): Giovanna Giacomo Pozzi and Mrs. Maria Domenica (Fanora) Lafranchi[Bap 1775], Battista's cousin and his late wife Giovanna's mother;
  2. Antonio: Giovanni Antonio Del Notaro and Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Caneverini) Guglielmetti[Bap 1776];
  3. Catterina (elder): Carlo Antonio Pozzi and Giacomina's sister Maria Catterina Zamaroni of Avegno[Bap 1778];
  4. Catterina5 (younger): Giacomina's brother Martino Zamaroni and Mrs. Maria Catterina (Caneverini) Pozzi, Battista's cousin; and
  5. Battista: Pietro Zamaroni and Maria Catterina (Caneverini) Lafranchi[Bap 1781];
  6. Giacomo: Giovanni Giacomo Pedrotti, apparently his namesake and Giacomina's stepson-in-law, and Mrs. Maria Angela Cerini, the wife of Giovanni Cerini.[Bap 1785]

Giovanni Battista Lafranchi died between 1783 and 1784, when his grandson Giovanni Antonio Pedrotti was born.[Bap 1784] As such he would have been about 51 years old.

After Battista

Giacomina went on to remarry to Antonio Cerini (V)5 and became his fourth wife. They wed on April 24, 1784, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo in Coglio. Recorded witnesses to the their marriage were Giacomo Pietro Pozzi, Antonio's son-in-law, and Giovanni Giacomo Pedrotti[Mar 1784], husband of Giacomina's eldest stepdaughter Maria Apollonia Lafranchi. Antonio was about 46 years old and Giacomina was about 32.[Cen 1795] Antonio and Giacomina went on to have one more son together.

In 1795, the Cerini household in Giumaglio included Antonio's two youngest sons, their wives (which included Giacomina's daughter Catterina5 who had married Antonio's son Pietro Antonio), their children, and Giacomina's and Antonio's son Giacomo.[Cen 1795]

Antonio Cerini5 died between 1802 and 1805 and Maria Giacomina (Zamaroni Lafranchi) Cerini2 followed on December 22, 1806.[Dth 1806] He was in his early 60s and she around 52 or 53 years old.

Sources
  • Mar 1775: 4 Mar 1775 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1775: 22 Aug 1775 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1776: 14 Oct 1776 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1778: 9 Jun 1778 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1780: 22 Jan 1780 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1781: 19 Sep 1781 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1784: 24 Apr 1784 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1784: 4 Jun 1784 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1785: 8 Jun 1785 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1806: 22 Dec 1806 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Maria Catterina (ZAMARONI) GIUMINI (~1761-<1789)Top

14.Maria Catterina Zamaroni was probably born in Avegno, Ticino canton, Switzerland, in 1760 or 1761. She married the widower Giuseppe Maria Giumini of Giumaglio, 11 kilometers upriver. Catterina had as many as five children before her early death but only one may have survived to adulthood. September 2016After her death, Giuseppe remarried to Maria Margherita Respini of Cevio and had one more son:

141. Maria Domenica Giumini 1786 (> 1817) (> 30)
142. Giuseppe Giumini (Jr.) 7 Jun 1789 28 Jan 1848 (58)
143. Pietro Martino Giumini (1791-1792) (< 1808) (Childhood)
144. Giovanna Maria Giumini 1794 --  -- 
145. Giovanni Antonio Giumini (1795-1798) --  -- 

 -- Carlo Antono Giumini 22 Feb 1800 13 May 1835 (35)

Giuseppe had been married to Marianna Del Notaro but she died in Giumaglio on May 22, 1784[Dth 1784], a mere five weeks after their marriage.[Mar 1784] They had no children.

Catterina and Giuseppe chose the following godparents for their children:

Catterina in turn was named as godmother and apparent namesake to niece Maria Catterina Lafranchi[Bap 1778]; and niece Maria Catterina Caneverini.[Bap 1779]

Maria Catterina (Zamaroni) Giumini died between 1795 and 1798. She was likely in her mid-30s.[Cen 1795]

The 1795 parish census of Giumaglio recorded the family with Giuseppe, Catterina, and their four children. It identified Catterina as Giuseppe's second wife and later added infant son Giovanni Antonio followed by the addition Giuseppe's subsequent wife, Maria Margherita Respini.[Cen 1795]

After Catterina

Giuseppe remarried to Maria Margherita Respini of Cevio, about 8 kilometers upriver, on Saturday, June 9, 1798, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio.[Mar 1798] They had one son together and named his godparents as Margherita's brother Carlo Antonio Respini (Jr.) and Giuseppe's cousin Mrs. Maria Maddalena (Giumini) Piezzi.[Bap 1800]

Giuseppe Maria Giumini died sometime before 1808 while in his 40s.

Margherita, stepson Giuseppe, and son Carlo Antonio were recorded together in the 1817 parish census.[Cen 1817]

Maria Margherita (Respini) Giumini may have died during the gap in parish records that continued unitl 1826 and therefore would have been in her 50s.

Sources
  • Bap 1778: 9 Jun 1778 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1779: 5 Mar 1779 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1784: 29 Apr 1784 Marriage, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Dth 1784: 22 May 1784 Death, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1786: 1786 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1789: 1789 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1795: 19 Apr 1795 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1798: 9 Jun 1798 Marriage, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1800: 22 Feb 1800 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cen 1817: 1817 Church Census, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland