Your name, ma’am?

Of all the hobbies I have taken on, the most rewarding has been genealogy, probably because of the way that it combines things I enjoy—history, language, geography, puzzle-solving, among others. For me, the fun of it is not necessarily the discovering who my ancestors were but rather how they lived. I first found my way into genealogy while reading David Starkey’s Elizabeth sometime in the early 2000s. I remember drawing a Tudor family tree based on what I had read before then wondering how extensively I could draw my own tree. A that time, I only knew how to rely on my own family’s oral history. I bought an inexpensive family tree program and filled in as much as I could—grandparents, cousins, great-grandparents. I called my grandparents and a—now deceased—great aunt and asked them everything they knew about their own grandparents and cousins—dates and locations of birth, marriage dates, children, etc. My paternal grandfather was probably the least helpful. He knew knew very little about his father’s family.

Making matters more frustrating, I knew his parents. His father had died while I was a teenager. My father and I drove to South Jersey from Maryland for his funeral. According to my grandfather, his father had siblings (he could only recall an Aunt Lucy and an Uncle Vince, whose real name was Alphonse) and a mother, Ida, and that his father’s parents “had come from Naples,” but settled in Wilmington, Delaware. That was it. Grandpop Fischetti’s family and his Italian immigrant mother, “Ida,” would remain a mystery.

When I decided to get back into genealogy, I purchased an Ancestry subscription and started digging up as much as I could. The first helpful resource was the 1940 United States Census. As expected, the usual suspects were more willing to reveal their secrets. Perhaps this had more to do with the fact that I had more information loaded into my Ancestry tree, which allowed their algorithm to locate more documents for me. A friend and fellow amateur genealogist would argue that those ancestors “were ready to be found.” I laughed then, but the more I thought about it, the more it started to make sense.  Now, I am not trying to say that there are genealogy angels guiding our searches, but that there are sometimes unexplained reasons why the same—or similar—search yields more fruit with the same data years later.

My initial searches on Ancestry began to confirm the little that my paternal grandfather had provided me, and it even helped me fill in some of the blanks. Like I mentioned earlier, his father, Thomas Henry Fischetti, had Italian immigrant parents “from Naples,” several siblings including a sister named Lucy and a brother Alphonse who went by Vince. The 1940 US Cense confirmed these details:

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Source: “United States Census, 1940,” via FamilySearch, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012).

Here we see a widowed Ida Fischetti from Italy residing at 407 Sixth Av, Wilmington, with her son Alphonso and daughters Lucy and Geraldine. This Geraldine was new to me. I knew that my great grandfather had a daughter named Geraldine (my paternal grandfather’s sister), but not that he had a sister by the same name. The same census would reveal three more Fischetti households in Wilmington—that of my great grandfather, that of Michael Fischetti, and finally one with a Madeline Fischetti residing with a sister named Anna Sellers. Madeleine was single and Anna was married, thus meaning that Anna’s maiden name was Fischetti. No one else with the surname Fischetti showed up in Wilmington on the 1940 US Census. Potentially, my great grandfather had the following siblings: Anna, Michael, Lucy, Madeline, Geraldine, and Alphonse. The census proved to be a fairly valuable tool in this case. However, that would be it for the census. No Fischetti households were found in Wilmington on the 1930, 1920, or 1910 censuses.

Once the clues ran out, I set this family aside for a while I looked at other families in my tree. Eventually, I came back to Ida and her children, and discovered her death certificate, which revealed her dates of birth and death (and thus her age) and that a Mrs. Ann Phibbin had provided this information to the coroner’s office.

Laurenziello Ma Gaetana Death Certificate Clip
Source: “Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961,” via FamilySearch (3 December 2014), Hall of Records, Dover, Del.

Could this Ann be Madeline Fischetti’s sister Anna Sellers from 1940? Were Madeline and Anna her daughters, let alone related to her? Her obituary in the Wilmington News Journal would answer these questions:

Obit Laurenziello Ma Gaetana
Source: The News Journal [Wilmington, Del.], 26 May 1959.
And eccoli! There they all were—Anna, Lucy, Madeline, Geraldine, Michael, Alphonse, and Thomas. Seven children and a late husband, Michael. However, now I had a new search on my hands —that of her sister and her step-daughter) and I still did not know her maiden name nor her hometown in Italy. I am still not too sure about her step-daughter other than the fact that I am fairly sure that she was my great great grandfather’s daughter from a previous marriage. The mystery of her sister was quickly solved, once again, thanks to the 1940 Census—Mary J Ciociola, an Italian-born septuagenarian widow residing with three of her children at 1211 Chestnut Street, a fifteen minute walk from Ida at the time.

I still did not knew her maiden name, and the documents I was finding were not helping me. Between 1910 and 1950, I found twelve instances of Ida’s maiden name with eight variations: Lananzella, Lorizenzanda, Larenzel, Lauronziella, Lauringella, Lorenzo, Florence, and Rencelia. The first five occurred between 1910 and 1921, while the other three were provided from 1939 to 1950.

What can we infer from this information? The earlier records were all birth (and one infant death) records of her children. In these instances, either she or her husband provided her maiden name. The later records, on the other hand, were marriage records, which involved her children, who would have provided her maiden name. Thusly, we can assume that Lorenzo, although the most frequent, was not in fact her maiden name. However, it was somewhat similar to the other names. I should not that Lorizenzanda in 1910 was “corrected” in 1950, and Lorenzo was written instead. I then began to do the same for her sister, Mary Ciociola, whose maiden name I was able to find five times from 1909 to 1950: Loorenzello, Lauronziello, Laurenziello, Laurezello, Lorenz.

I now had a set of parameters for finding her last name: (1) It looks like Lorenzo; (2) It has some sort of diminutive; (3) It might have the diphthong /au/ instead of /o/. From there I broke down her maiden name into five parts with possible variants: (1) Lauren- or Laurin-; (2) -g- or -z-; (3) -e- or -ie-; (4) -ll-; (5) -a or -o. This left me with sixteen possible surnames, which I began to enter into surname frequency map for Italy. Only one variant appeared—Laurenziello, which was exactly how her sister’s maiden name appeared in 1916 on a birth certificate.

Unfortunately, her surname was not the only obstacle to uncovering her identity. There was also the issue of her given name, Ida. Two birth certificates—from 1918 and 1921—stood out. On both of these records, the mother of the infant was Gaetana Lauronziella and Gaetana Lauringella, respectively. Ida was clearly her “American” name. Now I had a possible “real” or Italian name for my great great grandmother. She wasn’t Ida Lorenzo; she was Gaetana Laurenziello.

But why the drastic name change? This is where my background in linguistics came in handy, which got me really excited. Gaetana is an Italian name without a common English equivalent. In many Romance languages, names often have masculine and feminine forms—Giuseppe~Giuseppa, Francesco~Francesca, Michele~Michela. Gaetana is the feminine counterpart to the name Gaetano, which is not easily translated into English. Unlike Maria, Giuseppe, and Francesco (Mary, Joseph, and Francis, respectively), the masculine Gaetano is anglicized Cajetan, as in Saint Cajetan. I have yet to find a single Italian immigrant with the name Cajetan, not have I found an anglicization of the feminine Gaetana.  The ‘-ae-‘ diphthong of ‘Gaetana’ in Italian sounds similar to the long /ī/ of ‘Ida in English. The name Ida in English was the closest thing to the Italian name Gaetana. During the first half of the 20th century, assimilation was key. Ida Lorenzo sounds a lot less suspect than Gaetana Laurenziello.

At the same that I was trying to solve the mystery of Gaetana’s name, I was also toiling with the issue of her husband, Michael Fischetti, whose identity was still somewhat murky. Michael Fischetti only seemed to exist on marriage certificates as the father the bride or groom. As I mentioned earlier, there were no Fischetti households in Wilmington on the 1930, 1920, or 1910 censuses. Then, somewhat serendipitously, while looking at city directories from Wilmington in the 1910s and 20s as I was collecting information about other ancestors there, I looked to see if there were any Fischetti listings. While looking through Fis-, I found a Michael and Ida Fisher on the 1100 block of Coleman Street. I tried my census search again—this time looking for Ida Fisher instead of Ida Fischetti.

And eccoli di nuovo! There they were again. Michael and Ida Fisher lived at 1021 Coleman Street in 1920 with five of their children: Anthony, Michael, Lucy, Thomas, and Madeline. Anthony was a mystery. I had never seen him before, and I am still not convinced that this name is not an error. Their daughter Anna was roughly the same age as Anthony. Nevertheless, enough details matched for me to conclude that Michael and Ida Fischer were Michael and Gaetana (Laurenziello) Fischetti.

1920
Source: “United States Census, 1920,” via FamilySearch, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992).

Then the 1930 Census provided more clues. Michael had died since the last census, and two more children came into the family—”Gertrude” and Alfonzo. Provided that this was the same residence as the 1940 Census, I concluded that Gertrude was in fact Geraldine.

1930
Source: “United States Census, 1930,” via FamilySearch, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

I now had enough clues to start looking for more pieces to the puzzle. Instead of just searching for Fischetti, I would also use the surname Fisher. This yielded more results. Eventually, I would discover that Michael Fisher was actually Amato Fischetti, and that the couple had two sons who died in infancy. Having more name options for my searches allowed me to find birth certificates for all their children (except Anna), which helped paint a better picture of the family. The 1920 Census also revealed a possible arrival date for Gaetana—1904. Having now an Italian name, date of birth, year of arrival, and name of a sister with which to work, I started to look at passenger records from Ellis Island. What would then happen was a fast-paced domino effect that would land me into a genealogical treasure trove.

With more clues in hand, I found two arrival records for Maria Gaetana Laurenziello of Pescopagano in 1903. Unfortunately, there are two localities in Italy with that name—one is a frazione in the Province of Caserta, and the other is a comune in Potenza. A surname frequency map lead me to the latter. Once I had a town, name, and possible date of birth to check, I started looking at the Pescopagano Stato Civile records on Family Search. In a matter of minutes, I had found her.

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Source: “Stato Civile di Pescopagano (Potenza)” via FamilySearch, (Tribunale di Melfi).

At 8:50 am on 13 April 1882, Pietro Rubini, sindaco and official of the Stato Civile of the Comune di Pescopagano, reports that Antonio Laurenziello, a 40-year-old peasant—or farmer, depending on how you want to translate contadino—residing in Pescopagano, declares that, at 11:50 am the previous day, his wife, Maria Laviano, gave birth to a girl whom they have named Maria Gaetana at Via Colombaia, No. 4. This is the same birthdate listed on her death certificate.

Over the next couple of months, I was able to further link Mrs. Ida Fischetti to this record and to other relatives living the United States. I eventually would be able to go back six generations of Laurenziello ancestors in Pescopagano to my seventh great-grandparents Angiolantonio Laurenziello and Olimpia Aranco, who lived in the 18th century. It still surprises that what was once one of the most uncertain branches of my family tree is now one of the clearest and most expansive—or, as my friend says, “they were ready to be found.”

Discendenti di Angiolantonio Laurenziello

The following is an incomplete d’Aboville chart detailing the descendants of Angiolantonio Laurenziello of Pescopagano, my seventh great-grandfather. According to the death record of his son Francesco (d. 15 Sep. 1811), Angiolantonio and his wife, Olimpia Araneo, were his late parents. His mere existence is only known due to his being mentioned on his son’s death record; he does not appear in any other 1809 though 1929 records. It is very possible that Francesco had siblings. However, if he did, they died before 1809 or they died somewhere other than Pescopagano. The former is the most plausible case provided Francesco’s age of 60 at the time of his death.

Death records were not always exact. We know this by comparing the birth and death records of the same person. Often, it seems that ages were approximate. An age of 60 could mean that the deceased was in his sixties. Also, death records usually provide us with the names of parents and spouses. Sometimes the record also indicates whether or not these individuals had preceded the deceased in death. In the case of Francesco Laurenziello (d. 15 Sep. 1811), we know that his parents, Angiolantonio Laurenziello and Olimpia Araneo, and his wife, Teresa Giorgino, had all died before him.

Given names of living individuals and their dates of birth have been redacted. Green indicates an Italian immigrant to the United States; blue indicates a US-born individual. A family tree can be found at the bottom of the page after the chart or by clicking here.

1. Angiolantonio Laurenziello, m. Olimpia Araneo, d. bef. 1809.

1.1. Francesco Laurenziello, b. about 1750, d. Sep. 15, 1811.

m. Teresa Giorgino.

1.1.1. Olimpia Laurenziello, b. about 1766, d. 23 Feb. 1836

m. Domenico Araneo, d. 10 Apr. 1817.

1.1.1.1. Alessio Araneo, b. about 1792.

m. Rosa Maria Villani, 19 Dec. 1822 (b. about 1802, 18 May 1825).

m. Carmosina Graziano, 12 Nov. 1829 (b. about 1797).

1.1.1.2. Francesco Araneo, b. about 1795, d. 22 Dec. 1845.

m. Rosa Di Marco, 16 Nov. 1822 (b. about 1798).

1.1.1.3. Teresa Araneo, b. about 1803, d. 27 Dec. 1838.

m. Pietro Miele, 16 Dec. 1823 (b. about 1799).

1.1.1.4. Antonio Araneo, b. about 1807.

m. Lucrezia Graziano, 30 Dec. 1830 (b. about 1806).

1.1.1.5. Maria Araneo, b. about 1811, d. 6 Aug. 1812.

1.1.1.6. Maria Vittoria Araneo, b. 17 Jun. 1815, d. 27 Aug. 27 1816.

1.1.2. Marianna Laurenziello, b. about 1773, d. 2 Dec. 1832.

m. Nicola Rezzole

1.1.2.1. Anna Maria Rezzole, b. about 1800, d. 24 Aug. 1836.

m. Pietro Martino, 5 Apr. 1827 (b. about 1802).

1.1.2.1.1. Antonio Martino, b. about 1827, d. 20 Nov. 1848.

1.1.3. Angiolantonio Laurenziello, b. about 1775, d. 28 Jul. 1838.

m. Margarita Roselli, b. about 1775, d. 13 Oct. 1847.

1.1.3.1. Francesco Laurenziello, b. about 1800, d. 25 Sep. 1837.

m. Maria Vittoria Bracuto, 26 Jun. 1819 (b. about 1802, d. 17 Nov. 1827).

1.1.3.1.1. Antonio Maria Laurenziello, b. about 1820, d. 30 Aug. 30 1887.

Maria Teresa Casano, 9 Oct. 1840 (b. about 1820).

1.1.3.1.1.1. Francesco Maria Laurenziello, b. 2 Jul. 1845, 1 Oct. 1902.

m. Maria Teresa Roselli, 3 Jun. 1866 (b. 19 Nov. 1843, d. 17 Feb. 1926).

1.1.3.1.1.1.1. Antonio Laurenziello, b. 10 Apr. 1867, d. bef. 30 Mar. 1877.

1.1.3.1.1.1.2. Maria Vittoria Laurenziello, b. 21 Sep. 1868.

m. Pietro Luigi Lanza, 15 Jan. 1891 (b. about 1865).

1.1.3.1.1.1.3. Maria Rosa Laurenziello, b. 5 Mar. 1872, d. 20 Jul. 1872.

1.1.3.1.1.1.4. Maria Rosa Laurenziello, b. 23 Mar. 1874.

m. Angelo Zazzarino, 15 Jan. 1897 (b. about 1868).

1.1.3.1.1.1.5. Antonio Laurenziello, b. 30 Mar. 1877.

m. Maria Rosa Arista, 7 Feb. 1901 (b. about 1882).

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.1. Maria Teresa Laurenziello, 17 Dec. 1901, d. 2 Sep. 1902.

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.2. Maria Teresa Laurenziello, b. 13 Jul. 1903.

m. Pietro Sciocia, 1924.

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.3. Margherita Laurenziello, 1 May 1905.

m. Pasquale Giorgini, 12 Dec. 1926 (b. about 1904).

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.4. Francesco Laurenziello, 19 Aug. 1907.

m. Angela Maria Arista, 23 Sep. 1928 (b. about 1907).

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.5. Maria Giuseppa Laurenziello, b. about Nov. 1909, d. 15 Jul. 1910.

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.6. Vittoria Laurenziello, b. about Jun. 1917, d. 3 Oct. 1917.

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.7. Giambattista Laurenziello, b. about 1923, d. 16 Mar. 1925.

1.1.3.1.1.1.5.8. Lorenzo Laurenziello, b. about Mar. 1925, d. 15 Sep. 1925.

1.1.3.1.1.1.6. Giambattista Laurenziello, b. 19 Mar. 1881.

m. Margherita Giorgini, 14 Jan. 1905 (b. about 1886).

1.1.3.1.1.1.6.1. Maria Teresa Laurenziello, b. 3 Dec. 1905, d. 30 May 1911.

1.1.3.1.1.1.6.2. Maria Laurenziello, b. 17 Dec. 1907.

m. Ambrogio Tringaniello, 20 Jan. 1930

1.1.3.1.1.1.6.3. Francesco Laurenziello, b. about 1912, d. 26 Mar. 1920.

1.1.3.1.1.1.6.4. Pasquale Laurenziello, b. about Jul. 1914, d. 12 Jan. 1915.

1.1.3.1.1.1.6.5. Antonio Laurenziello, b. about Jan. 1920, d. 1 Apr. 1920.

1.1.3.1.2. Giambattista Laurenziello, b. about 1822, d. 30 Sep. 1851.

m. Maria Fasano, 17 Jul. 1845 (b. about 1820).

1.1.3.1.2.1. Francesca Maria Laurenziello, b. 5 May 1846, d. 6 May 1846.

1.1.3.1.3. Laura Laurenziello, b. about 1826, d. 17 Sep. 1828.

1.1.3.1.4. Margarita Laurenziello, b. about 1830, d. 20 Feb. 1853.

m. Antonio Fricchione.

1.1.3.1.5. Andrea Laurenziello, b. about May 1831, d. 25 Nov. 1831.

m. Margarita Valario, 6 Aug. 1833 (b. about 1804).

1.1.3.2. Giambattista Laurenziello, b. about 1805.

m. Maria Luisa Ciampa, 11 Sep. 1833 (b. about 1808, daughter of Roberto Ciampa and Rosa Quaglietta).

1.1.3.2.1. Margarita Laurenziello, b. about 1833, 12 Sep. 1849.

1.1.3.2.2. Rosa Laurenziello, b. about Jan. 1838, 30 Aug. 1838.

1.1.3.2.3. Rosa Maria Laurenziello, b. about 1839.

m. Francesco Maria Gonnella, 7 Jul. 1864 (b. about 1839).

m. Pasquale Bruno.

1.1.3.2.4. Antonio Maria Laurenziello, b. 26 Mar. 1841, 5 Nov. 1918.

m. Mariangiola Laviano, 17 Aug. 1867 (b. 24 Aug. 1841, d. 15 Sep. 1906, daughter of Michelangelo Laviano and Gaetana Rosa).

1.1.3.2.4.1. Giambattista Laurenziello, b. 7 Jan. 1870, d. 20 Oct. 1918.

m. Angela Maria Mazzeo, 11 Sep. 1890 (b. 24 Dec. 1870, daughter of Antonio Mazzeo and Maria Michele Miele).

1.1.3.2.4.1.1. Donatantonio Laurenziello, b. 24 Sep. 1892.

1.1.3.2.4.1.2. Maria Laurenziello, b. 2 Aug. 1895, d. 4 Aug. 1896.

1.1.3.2.4.1.3. Giuseppe Laurenziello, b. about 1896, d. 10 Aug. 1897.

1.1.3.2.4.1.4. Giuseppe Laurenziello, b. 17 Sep. 1897, d. 22 Sep. 1897.

1.1.3.2.4.1.5. Giovanni Laurenziello, b. 17 Sep. 1897, d. 22 Sep. 1897.

1.1.3.2.4.1.6. Maria Laurenziello, b. about 1900, d. 7 Nov. 1918.

1.1.3.2.4.1.7. Michele Laurenziello, b. 6 Apr. 1900.

m. Elisabetta Montano, 12 Jun. 1922 (b. about 1902).

1.1.3.2.4.1.8. Giuseppe Laurenziello, b. 5 Aug. 1903.

1.1.3.2.4.1.9. Pietro Laurenziello, b. Dec. 1905, 12 Aug. 1906.

1.1.3.2.4.1.10. Mariantonia Laurenziello, b. about 1907, d. 9 Oct. 1908.

1.1.3.2.4.1.11. Maria Michela Laurenziello, b. about Jul. 1908, 27 Jan. 1910.

1.1.3.2.4.1.12. Filomena Laurenziello, b. about 1909.

m. Antonio Di Rese, 7 Nov. 1927 (b. about 1906).

1.1.3.2.4.1.13. Pietro Laurenziello, b. 11 Dec. 1911, d. 31 Dec. 1911.

1.1.3.2.4.2. Maria Giuseppa Laurenziello, b. Jan. 28, 1873, d. 22 Jul. 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware.

m. Giulio Ciociola (b. 6 Mar. 1870 in Candida, Avellino, Campania)

1.1.3.2.4.2.1. Anthony Ciociola, b. about 1900 in Orange, New Jersey.

1.1.3.2.4.2.2. Mary Ciociola, b. about 1902 in Orange, New Jersey.

1.1.3.2.4.2.3. Samuel Ciociola, b. about 1905 in Wilmington, Delaware.

1.1.3.2.4.2.4. Julia Ciociola, b. about 1907 in Wilmington, Delaware.

1.1.3.2.4.2.5. Louis Ciociola, b. about 1910 in Wilmington, Delaware.

1.1.3.2.4.3. Michele Arcangelo Laurenziello, b. 27 Apr. 1876.

1.1.3.2.4.4. Maria Gaetana Laurenziello, b. 9 Oct. 1878, d. 26 Aug. 1881.

1.1.3.2.4.5. Maria Gaetana Laurenziello, b. 12 Apr. 1882, d. 25 May 1959 in New Castle County, Delaware.

m. Amato Fischetti, about 1907 in Delaware. (b. 6 Jul. 1862 in Campania, d. 22 Jan. 1926 in Wilmington, Delaware).

1.1.3.2.4.5.1. Anthony Fischetti, b. about 1908 in Delaware, d. bef. 1930.

1.1.3.2.4.5.2. Nicola Fischetti, b. about 1909, d. 11 Jul. 1910 in Wilmington, Delaware.

1.1.3.2.4.5.3. Michael Joseph Fischetti, 29 Nov. 1910 in Delaware, d. 7 Feb. 1966 in Wilmington, Delaware.

m. Ethel E Mioduszewski, about 1935 in Delaware (b. 23 Mar. 1915 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 11 Jul. 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware).

1.1.3.2.4.5.3.1. Michael Joseph Fischetti, 9 Mar. 1937 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 1 Feb. 1997 in Wilmington, Delaware.

1.1.3.2.4.5.4. Lucy Fischetti, 13 Dec. 1912 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 10 Oct. 1987 in Newark, Delaware.

m. Unknown Van Gordon.

m. John H McSwain, 3 Jan. 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware (b. 10 Dec. 1909 in Georgia).

1.1.3.2.4.5.5. Thomas Henry Fischetti, 6 Jul. 1914 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 29 Jan. 1999 in Cape May County, New Jersey.

m. Ann Theresa Givens, before 1935 in Wilmington, Delaware (b. 1. Sep. 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 29 Mar. 2007 in Largo, Florida, daughter of Francis Aloysius Givens and Marguerite Connelly).

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.1. Thomas Francis Fischetti, 18 Jul. 1935 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 26 Jun. 2006 in San Diego, California.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.2. Geraldine Fischetti, 28 Oct. 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 28 Jun. 2016 in Zephyrhills, Florida.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3. Living Fischetti.

m. Living Sealock.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.1. Living Fischetti.

m. Living Norris.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.1.1. Living Fischetti.

m. Living Amos.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.1.1.1. Living Amos.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.1.1.2. Living Amos.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.1.1. Living Fischetti.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.2. Living Fischetti.

m. Living Lindenberger.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.2.1. Living Fischetti

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.2.2. Living Fischetti

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.2.3. Living Fischetti

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.3. Living Fischetti.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.3.1. Living Fischetti.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.3.2. Living Fischetti.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.3.4. Living Fischetti.

m. Mary Ellen Rambo, 15 Sep. 1949 in Wilmington, Delaware (b. 4 Apr. 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 5 Nov. 2003 in North Cape May, New Jersey, daughter of Elmer Rambo)

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.4. Living Fischetti, b. about 1953.

m. Living Frederick, (b. about 1951 in New Jersey).

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.4.1. Living Frederick.

1.1.3.2.4.5.5.4.2. Living Frederick.

1.1.3.2.4.5.6. Madeline Theresa Fischetti, b. 19 Sep. 1916 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. Nov. 1994.

m. Unknown Wheatherly.

m. Charles Joseph Rifon, 12 Apr. 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware (b. 24 Jul. 1916 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 14 Oct. 1995).

1.1.3.2.4.5.7. Luccarso Fischetti, 24 Dec. 24, 1918, d. before 1958.

1.1.3.2.4.5.8. Geraldine Rose Fischetti, b. 19 Jan. 1920 in Delaware, d. 14 Feb. 2002 in Wilmington, Delaware.

m. Joseph Anthony Mangini, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware (b. 13 Aug. 1917 in Delaware, d. 5 Oct. 2001 in Wilmington, Delaware).

1.1.3.2.4.5.8.1. Daughter Mangini, b. about Dec. 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware.

m. Living Lane.

1.1.3.2.4.5.8.2. Son Mangini, b. after 1940 in New Castle County, Delaware.

1.1.3.2.4.5.9. Alphonse L Fischetti, b. 24 Sep. 1921 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 19 Dec. 2004 in Newark, Delaware.

m. Marion Frances Zeron, 22 Nov. 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware (b. 12 Sep. 1924 in Wilmington, Delaware, d. 11 Jul. 1992).m. Ruth Marion Wallace, (b. 26 Oct. 1927 in Wachapreague, Virginia, d. 30 Nov. 2008 in New Castle, Delaware).

1.1.3.2.4.6. Giuseppantonio Laurenziello, b. 27 Apr. 1885.

m. Maria Teresa Somma, 22 Apr. 1916 (b. about 1857, d. 28 Aug. 1923).

1.1.3.2.5. Giuseppe Maria Laurenziello, b. about 1846, d. 23 Feb. 1847.

1.1.3.2.6. Giuseppe Maria Laurenziello, b. about 1849.

m. Bonaventura Maria Frasca, 23 Dec. 1873 (b. about 1850).

1.1.3.2.6.1. Maria Laurenziello, b. 25 Nov. 1874, d. bef. 1876.

1.1.3.2.6.2. Maria Laurenziello, b. 20. Nov. 1876.

m. Salvatore Placido, 26 Feb. 1903 in Melfi (b. 22 Dec. 1878 in Melfi).

1.1.3.2.6.3. Giambattista Laurenziello, b. 25 Feb. 1879.

m. Maria Giovanna Ambrosini, 12 Nov. 1904 (b. about 1884).

1.1.3.2.6.4. Antonio Laurenziello, b. 1883.

m. Maria Giovanna Graziano, 15 Feb. 1908 (b. about 1887).

1.1.3.2.7. Margherita Laurenziello, b. about 1853.

m. Pasquale Maria Altera, 7 Feb. 1876 (b. about 1851).

1.1.3.3. Teresa Laurenziello, b. about 1805, d. 8 Mar. 1809.

1.1.3.4. Vincenzo Laurenziello, b. 21 May 1813, d. 3 Aug. 1843.

m. Maria Sciocia, 3 Aug. 1837 (b. about 1814).

1.1.3.4.1. Angiolantonio Laurenziello, b. about 1838, 21 Jul. 1839.

1.1.3.4.2. Antonio Laurenziello, 3 Oct. 1840, d. 25 Oct. 1840.

1.1.3.4.3. Filomena Laurenziello, b. about 1843, d. 20 Aug. 1844.

1.1.3.5. Rosa Laurenziello, b. 17 May 1814, d. 6 Dec. 1895.

m. Vito Fasano, (b. about 1807).

1.1.3.5.1. Felicia Fasano, b. about Aug. 1834, d. 23 Dec. 1834.

m. Antonio Barosa, 28 Jan. 1836 (d. 20 Jan. 1850).

m. Giampietro Maria Enrico, 2 Jan. 1851 (b. about 1801).

1.1.3.6. Teresa Laurenziello, b. after Mar. 1809, d. 6 Sep. 1815.

1.1.3.7. Teresa Laurenziello, b. about 1817, d. 6 Jul. 1818.

1.1.3.8. Teresa Laurenziello, b. about 1820, d. 10 Jan. 1839.

1.1.4. Brigida Laurenziello, b. about 1787, d. 2 Oct. 1827.

Vito Tullio, bef. 1806 (b. about 1780, d. Sep. 21, 1809).

1.1.4.1. Rosa Tullio, b. about 1806.

1.1.4.2. Maria Teresa Tullio, b. about 1808, d. 19 Apr. 1809.

m. Giovanni Zaccardi, 11 Jul. 1811

Discendenti di Angiolantonio Laurenziello Horizontal
The descendants of Angiolantonio Laurenziello (d. bef. 1811, likely alive during the 18th century) up through (some of) his fifth great-grandchildren (b. 20th century)

Morti dei Laurenziello a Pescopagano dal 1809 al 1929

An index of Laurenziello deaths in Pescopagano from 1809 through 1929

The following is an index of all deaths involving someone with the surname Laurenziello—either the deceased or a parent—in Pescopagano from 1809 to 1930. The records come from three time periods:

(1) From 1809 through 1815 while the Kingdom of Naples was ruled by Napoleon‘s brother-in-law Joachim Murat (Italian: Gioacchino Murat) as a client state of France (1 August 1808 – 3 May 1815).

(2) From 1816 through 1860 during the Bourbon restoration. Ferdinand IV of Naples and III Sicily (Italian: Ferdinando) returned to the throne as Ferdinand I of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies after the Napoleonic Wars (18 May 1803 – 20 November 1815).

(3) From 1861 through 1929 after the unification of Italy (Italian: Risorgimento) as the Kingdom of Italy.

Professions other than contadino (peasant) are given. All locations are Pescopagano unless otherwise stated. Question marks and ellipses indicate illegible script. All names were copied as written in the record. An asterisk notes a possible spelling or transcription error on the part of the clerk. Some names and surnames change or vary over time (e.g. Rosella~Roselli). Parentheses and brackets indicate other possible variations for first names and surnames (e.g. “Somma, Teresina [Maria Teresa]” and “Rosella (Roselli), Maria Teresa”). More often than not, first names for contadini are in Neapolitan (if such a variation exists) and not Italian (i.e. standard Italian) (Margartita, Luisa versus Margherita, Luigia) and are combined instead of being separated (Giambattista, Giuseppantonio versus Giovanni Battista, Giuseppe Antonio). Titles and honorifics such as signor, signora, don, and donna are also provided if they were written in the record. The records vary in terms of how much information is provided. All records provide the name, age, profession, residence, of the deceased. Some records provide the names of parents—and if they were previously deceased—and the names of living or deceased spouses. Take, for example, the following entry:

1902:    1 October – Laurenziello, Francesco (57, son of the late Antonio and the late Casora, Maria Teresa; husband of Rosella, Maria Teresa)

This means that Francesco Laurenziello died on 1 October 1902 at the age of 57. He was the son of the late Antonio Laurenziello and the late Maria Teresa Casora. He was married to Maria Teresa Rosella, who was still alive at the time of his death.

1929:    None.

1928:    None.

1927:    None.

1926:    17 February – Rosella (Roselli), Maria Teresa (82, daughter of the late Giambattista and Scioscia, Rosa, widow of Laurenziello, Francesco)

1925:    16 March – Laurenziello, Giambattista (2, son of Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa);
15 September – Laurenziello, Lorenzo (6 months, son of Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa)

1924:    None.

1923:    28 August – Somma, Teresina [Maria Teresa] (66, daughter of the late Vincenzo and the late Graziano, Arcangela, widow of Laurenziello, Antonio).

1922:    None.

1921: None.

1920:    26 March – Laurenziello, Francesco (8, son of Giambattista and Giorgini, Margherita);
1 April – Laurenziello, Antonio (4 months, son of Giambattista and Giorgini, Margherita).

1919:    5 November – Laurenziello, Antonio (77, son of the late Giambattista and the late Ciampa, Maria).

1918:    7 February – Laurenziello, Maria (18, daughter of Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria);
20 October – Laurenziello, Giambattista (48, son of Antonio and Laviano, Maria, husband of Mazzeo, Angela Maria).

1917:    3 October – Laurenziello, Vittoria (4 months, daughter of Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa).

1916:    None.

1915:    12 January – Laurenziello, Pasquale (6 months, son of Giambattista and Giorgini, Margherita).

1914:    None.

1913:    None.

1912:    None.

1911:    30 May – Laurenziello, Maria Teresa (6, daughter of Giambattista and Giorgini, Margherita).

1910:    15 July – Laurenziello, Maria Giuseppa (8 months, daughter of Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa).

1909:    None.

1908:    9 October – Laurenziello, Mariantonia (1, daughter of Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria).

1907:    None.

1906:    12 August – Laurenziello, Pietro (9 months, son of Giovanbattista* and Mazzeo, Angela Maria).

1905:    None.

1904:    None.

1903:    None.

1902:    2 September – Laurenziello, Maria Teresa (8 months, daughter of Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa);
1 October – Laurenziello, Francesco (57, son of the late Antonio and the late Casora, Maria Teresa; husband of Rosella, Maria Teresa).

1901:    None.

1900:    None.

1899:    None.

1898:    None.

1897:    10 August – Laurenziello, Giuseppe (1, son of Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria);
22 September – Laurenziello, Giuseppe (1 day, son of Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria); Laurenziello, Giovanni (1 day, son of Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria).

1896:    4 August – Laurenziello, Maria (1, daughter of Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria).

1895:    6 December – Laurenziello, Rosa (81, daughter of the late Angelantonio and the late Roselli, Margherita, widow of Enrico, Giampietro).

1894:    None.

1893:    None.

1892:    26 January – Laurenziello, Rosa (50, daughter of the late Giambattista and the late Ciampa, Maria; wife of Bruno, Pasquale).

1891:    None.

1890:    None.

1889:    None.

1888:

1887:    18 July – Laurenziello, Giuseppe (2, son of Antonio and Laviano, Maria); 30 August – Laurenziello, Antonio (60, son of the late Francesco and the late Bra…, Maria Vittoria; husband of Casora, Maria Teresa).

1886:    None.

1885:    None.

1884:    17 April – Laurenziello, Angela (60, daughter of the late Nicola and the late De Cillis, Maria; widow of the late Vallario, Felice).

1883:    None.

1882:    None.

1881:    25 August – Laurenziello, Maria Gaetana (3, daughter of Antonio and Laviano, Rosa).

1880:    None.

1879:    20 September – Laurenziello, Michelangelo (3, son of Antonio and Laviano, Maria).

1878:    14 July – Laurenziello, Brigida (2, daughter of Michele and the late Rosa?, Margarita)

1877:    29 January – Laurenziello, Nicolas (77, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Fasano, Angela, husband of Fricchione, Margherita);
10 July – Laurenziello, Caterina (45, daughter of the late Nicolas and the late Di Cillis, Maria, wife of Enrico, Francesco).

1876:    None.

1875:    None.

1874:    None.

1873:    None.

1872:    20 July – Laurenziello, Maria Rosa (4 months, daughter of Francesco and Roselli, Teresa).

1871:    None.

1870:    3 January – Laurenziello, Giambattista (68 son of the late Angelo Antonio and the late Rosella, Margarita, husband of Ciampa, Maria)

1869:    None.

1868:    None.

1867:    None.

1866:    None.

1865:    None.

1864:    None.

1863:    30 March – Laurenziello, donna Margarita (80, daughter of the late Pietro and the late Araneo, Caterina).

1862:    None.

1861:    None.

1860:    None.

1859:    14 February – Vallario, Giovanni (7, daughter of Felice and Laurenziello, Angela).

1858:    None.

1857:    None.

1856:    None.

1855:    None.

1854:    21 November – Laurenziello, Maria Teresa (12, daughter of Michelangelo and Rosa, Gaetana).
29 September – Fricchione, Michele (8, son of the late Antonio and the late Laurenziello, Margherita).

1853:    26 January – Capasso, Giuseppe (56, son of the late Donato and the late Laurenziello, Lucrezia, husband of Bruno, Carmosina).
20 February – Laurenziello, Margarita (23, daughter of the late Francesco and the late Bracuto, Vittoria, widow of the late Fricchione, Antonio).

1852:    None.

1851:    30 September – Laurenziello, Giovanni (31, son of the late Francesco and the late Bracuto, Maria Vittoria, husband of Fasano, Maria).

1850:    None.

1849:    12 September – Laurenziello, Margarita (16, daughter of Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria).

1848:    20 November – Martino, Antonio (of unknown age, son of the late Pietro and the late Laurenziello, Anna Maria).

1847:    23 February – Laurenziello, Giuseppe Maria (1, son of Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria).

1846:    6 May – Laurenziello, Francesco Maria (1 day, daughter of Giovianni and Fasano, Maria).

1845:    29 September – Laurenziello, Rosa (36, daughter of Giuseppe and Fasano, Angiola, wife of Frasca, Giuseppe).
22 December – Araneo, Francesco (50, son of the late Domenico and the late Laurenziello, Olimpia, husband of Capuano, Rosa).

1844:    18 February – Frasca, Antonio (1, son of Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Rosa);
20 August – Laurenziello, Filomena Maria (1, daughter of the late Vincenzo and Scioscia, Maria);
13 December – Schettino, Antonio (80, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Laurenziello, Vittoria).

1843:    3 August – Laurenziello, Vincenzo (30, son of the late Angiolantonio and Roselli, Margarita, husband of Scioscia, Maria).

1842:    18 August – Laurenziello, donna Rosa (42, daughter of the late Marco and Scioscia, Brigida, widow of the late Miele, Angiolo Maria).

1841:    30 July – Laurenziello, Lucrezia (60, daughter of the late Eugenio and the late Miele, Margarita, widow of the late Filandro, Antonio);
18 October – Ferrara, Maria Battista (46, daughter of the late Giambattista and the late Laurenziello, Gaetana, never married).

1840:    8 April – Ferrara, Monica (84, daughter of the late Tommaso and the late Laurenziello, Perna);
11 July – Araneo, Alessio (40, son of the late Domenico and the late Laurenziello, Olimpia, widower of the late Graziano, Carmosina);
25 October – Laurenziello, Antonio (22 days, son of Vincenzo and Scioscia, Maria).

1839:    10 January – Laurenziello, Teresa (19, daughter of Angiolantonio and Roselli, Margarita);
21 July – Laurenziello, Angiolantonio (1, son of Vincenzo and Scioscia, Maria).

1838:    28 July – Laurenziello, Angiolantonio (63, son of the late Francesco and the late Giorgino, Teresa, hushand of Roselli, Margarita);
30 August – Laurenziello, Rosa (8 months, daughter of Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria);
27 December – Aranco, Teresa 30, daughter of the late Domenico and the late Laurenziello, Olimpia, wife of Miele, Pietro).

1837:    2 May – Laurenziello, Pietro 88, son of the late Lorenzo and the late Di Fresca, Margarita, husband of Araneo, Caterina);
6 May – Laurenziello, Margarita (24, daughter of the late Marco and Scioscia, Brigida, never married);
25 September – Laurenziello, Francesco 32, son of Angiolantonio and Roselli, Margarita, husband of Vallario, Margarita).

1836:    23 February – Laurenziello, Olimpia (70, daughter of the late Francesco and the late Giorgino, Teresa, widow of Araneo, Domenico); Miele, Maria Camilla (3, daughter of Angiolo Maria and Laurenziello, Rosa);
14 April – Laurenziello, Luigi (28, son of Marco and Scioscia, Brigida, never married);
24 August – Rezzole, Anna Maria (36, daughter of the late Nicola and the late Laurenziello, Marianna, wife of Marino, Pietro);
14 September – Frasca, Antonio (1, son of Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Rosa).

1835:    None.

1834:    15 July – Miele, don Francescantonio Arciprete (90, sacerdote, son of the late Antonio and the late Laurenziello, Maria);
11 December – Frasca, Antonio (1, son of Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Rosa);
23 December – Fasano, Felicia (4 months, daughter of Vito and Laurenziello, Rosa).

1833:    2 December – Laurenziello, Marianna (60, daughter of the late Francesco and the late Giorgino, Teresa, widow of Rezzole, Nicola).

1832:    13 September – Laurenziello, Giuseppe (1, son of Nicola and de Cillis, Maria).

1831:    6 September – Laurenziello, Marco (60, son of Tommaso and Scioscia, Rosa, husband of Scioscia, Brigida);
25 November – Laurenziello, Andrea (6 months, son of Francesco and Bracuto, Vittoria).

1830:    10 January – Frasca, Margarita (2, daughter of Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Caterina Rosa);
7 September – Laurenziello, Rosa (50, daughter of the late Vincenzo and the late Miele, Margarita, wife of Caputo, Francesco).

1829:    7 August – Miele, signor Angelo (93, son of the late Antonio and the late Laurenziello, Maria, widower of the late Pinto, Lucrezia).

1828:    28 May – Masini, don Marco (92, sacerdote, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Laurenziello, Camilla);
17 September – Laurenziello, Laura (2, daughter of Francesco and Bracuto, Vittoria);
28 September – Caputo, Vincenzo (15, son of Francesco and Laurenziello, Rosa).

1827:    10 January – Frasca, Margarita (1, daughter of Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Rosa);
2 October – Laurenziello, Brigida (40, daughter of the late Francesco and the late Giorgino, Teresa, wife of Zaccardi, Giovanni).

1826:    13 January – Ferrara, Anna Maria (80, daughter of the late Tommaso and the late Laurenziello, Perna, wife of Navarra, Donatantonio);
6 April – Laurenziello, Maria (50, daughter of the late Giulio and the late Fricchione, Lucrezia, wife of Ciani, Onofrio):
3 June – Papa, Antonio (23, son of Domenico and the late Laurenziello, Maria).

1825:    25 January – Miele, Giuseppantonio (2, son of Angelo Maria and Laurenziello, Rosa).

1824:    31 December – Laurenziello, Angela Maria (2, daughter of Nicola and di Cillis, Maria).

1823:    None.

1822:    None.

1821:    7 May – Laurenziello, Maria Arcangiola (of unknown age, possidente, daughter of the late Tommaso and the late Scioscia, Rosa).

1820:    24 March – Masini, Margarita (86, daughter of the late Giuseppe and the late Laurenziello, Camilla, widow of the late Cazzasso, Bonaventura);
10 May – Miele, Guglielmo (70, son of the late Antonio and the late Laurenziello, Maria, husband of Capuano, Monica);
24 August – Zaccardi, Margarita (82, daughter of the late Giambattista and the late Laurenziello, Chiara, widow of the late Scioscia, Michele).

1819:    23 May – Laurenziello, Lucrezia (70, daughter of the late Angiolo and Rubinetti, Maria, widow of the late Cazzasso, Donato).

1818:    6 July – Laurenziello, Teresa (1, daughter of Angioantonio and Roselli, Margherita);
26 September – Araneo, Angiola (30, daughter of Antonio and the late Laurenziello, Giustiana, wife of Tulia, Antonio).

1817:    27 October – Zaccardi, Vittoria (80, daughter of the late Giambattista y Laurenziello, Chiara, widow of the late Sioca, Fabio)

1816:    24 May – Rubinetti, Perna (77, daughter of Francesco and Laurenziello, Laura, widow of Macciacianoli?, Felice);
21 June – Scioscia, signor Antonio (80, son of the late Fabio and the late Laurenziello, Lucrezia, husband of Miele, Carmosina);
27 August – Araneo, Maria (2, daughter of Domenico and Laurenziello, Olimpia);
13 December – Bavosa, Giuseppe (70, son of Eugenio and Laurenziello, Lucrezia, widower of Scioscia, Caterina).

1815:    6 September – Laurenziello, Teresa (6, daughter of Angelantonio and Roselli, Margarita)

1814:    None.

1813:    17 January – Schettino, Andrea Maria (24, son of Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Rosa);
5 February – Ferarra, Giovanni Francesco (60, son of the late Tomasso and Laurenziello, Anna, husband of Aroziello, Margarita);
11 February – L, Andrea (80, son of the late Giuseppe and Laurenziello, Camilla, husband of Di Mareo, Camilla).

1812: 20 February – Caputo, Margarita (2, daughter of Francesco and Laurenziello, Rosa); 6 August – Araneo, Maria (1, daughter of Domenico and Laurenziello, Olimpia); 28 September – Scioscia, Anna Maria (70, daughter of signor Fabio and Laurenziello, Margarita, single).

1811:    31 March – Laurenziello, Antonio Maria (1 hour, son of signor Marco and Scoiscia, signora Brigida, twin brother of Francesco Paolo);
14 April – Laurenziello, Francesco (2 weeks, son of signor Marco and Scoiscia, signora Brigida, twin brother of Antonio Maria);
27 July – Scioscia, signor Marco, sacerdote (74, son of Fabio and Laurenziello, Margarita);
9 September – Scioscia, Antonio (70, son of Nicola and Laurenziello, Vittoria, widower of the late Enrico, Rosa);
15 September – Laurenziello, Francesco (60, son of the late Angiolantonio and Aranco, Olimpia, widower of the late Giorgino, Teresa);
30 November – Filandro, Donato (3, son of Antonio and Laurenziello, Lucrezia);
10 December – Laurenziello, Margarita (8, daughter of Marco and Scioscia, Brigida);
25 December – Filandro, Angiola (2 months, daughter of Antonio and Laurenziello, Lucrezia).

1810:    1 October – Laurenziello, Maria (43, wife of Papa, Domenico);
2 November – Masino, Cesare (80, son of the late Andrea and Laurenziello, Camilia). Witnesses: 16 June – Laurenziello, Francesco (60, strada della Serra); 23 August – Laurenziello, Pietro (60, strada del Olmo).

1809:    13 January – Laurenziello, Michele, campese, (66, son of the late Lorenzo and the late di Fresca, Margarita);
8 March – Laurenziello, Teresa (4, daughter of Angiolantonio, bracciale, and Rossella, Margarita);
19 April – Tullio, Maria Teresa (1, daughter of Vito and Laurenziello, Bricida*);
21 September – Tullio, Vito (29, son of Giuseppe and Petrozziallo, Rosa, wife of Laurenziello, Bricida*).

Matrimoni dei Laurenziello a Pescopagano dal 1809 al 1930

An index of Laurenziello marriages in Pescopagano from 1809 through 1930

The following is an index of all marriages involving someone with the surname Laurenziello—either the bride, the groom, or a parent—in Pescopagano from 1809 to 1930. The records come from three time periods:

(1) From 1809 through 1815 while the Kingdom of Naples was ruled by Napoleon‘s brother-in-law Joachim Murat (Italian: Gioacchino Murat) as a client state of France (1 August 1808 – 3 May 1815).

(2) From 1816 through 1860 during the Bourbon restoration. Ferdinand IV of Naples and III Sicily (Italian: Ferdinando) returned to the throne as Ferdinand I of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies after the Napoleonic Wars (18 May 1803 – 20 November 1815).

(3) From 1861 through 1929 after the unification of Italy (Italian: Risorgimento) as the Kingdom of Italy.

Professions other than contadino (peasant) are given. All locations are Pescopagano unless otherwise stated. Question marks and ellipses indicate illegible script. All names were copied as written in the record. More often than not, first names for contadini are in Neapolitan (if such a variation exists) and not Italian (i.e. standard Italian) (Margartita, Luisa versus Margherita, Luigia) and are combined instead of being separated (Giambattista, Giuseppantonio versus Giovanni Battista, Giuseppe Antonio). Titles and honorifics such as signor, signora, don, and donna are also provided if they were written in the record. The records vary in terms of how much information is provided. All records provide the name, age, profession, residence, and parents of both the bride and groom. Some records provide dates of death for deceased parents and former spouses (in the case of widows and widowers). Some even provide the ages of parents. Take for example, the following entry:

1829:     12 November – Araneo, Alessio (37, son of the late Domenico—having died 10 April 1817—and Laurenziello, Olimpia—residing with her son—and widower of Villiano, Rosa—having died 18 May 1825) weds Graziano, Carmosina (32, daughter of the late Orazio—having died 31 August 1827—and the late Quaglietta, Margarita—having died 28 April 1817—and widow of Altera, Giovanni—having died 10 March 1827).

This means that Alessio Araneo and Carmosina Graziano were married on 12 November 1829. Alessio was 37. His father, who was dead at the time of the marriage, was Domenico Araneo, and his mother, who was still alive and residing with him, was Olimpia Laurenziello. His previous wife, Rosa Villiano, had died 18 May 1825. Carmosina was 32. Her father, Orazio Graziano, died on 31 August 1827, and her mother, Margarita Quaghlietta, died 28 April 1817. Her previous husband, Giovanni Altera, had died 10 March 1827. The death dates for deceased spouses are important, because they indicate that the previously married bride or groom is eligible to be married again. Also, some records indicate the death dates of parents. For several decades during the Bourbon restoration, the consent of the parents of both parties was noted. In the case of a deceased parent, only the consent of the living parent is noted, while the death date of the deceased parent is documented. In the case of both parents being deceased, consent was given by close family members, whose names were not noted.

1930:     20 January – Laurenziello, Maria (22, daughter of Giambattista and Giorgini, Margherita) weds Tringaniello, Ambrogio(?) (son of Pasquale).

1929:     None.

1928:     23 September – Laurenziello, Francesco (21, Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa) weds Arista, Angela Maria (21, Pietro and Ma…, Mariantonia);

1927:     7 November – Laurenziello, Filomena (18, Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria) weds Di Rese, Antonio (21, Michele and Scioscia, Rosa);

1926:     12 December – Laurenziello, Margherita (21, Antonio and Arista, Maria Rosa) weds Giorgini, Pasquale (22, Vincenzo and Barcosa, Lucrezia);

1925:     None.

1924:     None.

1923:     None.

1922:     12 June – Laurenziello, Michele (22, Giambattista and Mazzeo, Angela Maria) weds Montano, Elisabetta (20, Angelo Maria and Salminci, Maria)

1921:     None.

1920:     None.

1919:     None.

1918:     None.

1917:     None.

1916:     22 April – Laurenziello, Antonio Maria (74, Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria) weds Somma, Maria Teresa (59)

1915:     None.

1914:     None.

1913:     None.

1912:     None.

1911:     None.

1910:     None.

1909:     None.

1908:     15 February – Laurenziello, Antonio (25, born in Melfi, residing in Melfi, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Franca, Bonaventura) weds Graziano, Maria Giovanna (21, Pescopagano, Bartolomeo and Scioscia, Chiara).

1907:     None.

1906:     None.

1905:     14 January – Laurenziello, Giambattista (23, son of the late Francesco and Roselli, Maria Teresa) weds Giorgini, Margherita (19, daughter of Pasquale and Mazzeo, Maria Filomena).

1904:     12 November – Laurenziello, Giambattista (25, son of the late Giuseppe and Franca, Bonaventura) weds Ambrosini, Maria Giovanna (20, daughter of Francesco and Frasco, Mariantonia)

1903:     None.

1902:     None.

1901:     7 February – Laurenziello, Antonio (23, son of Francesco and Roselli, Maria Teresa) weds Arista, Maria Rosa (19, daughter of the late Giuseppe and the late Frasca, Margherita)

1900:     None.

1899:     None.

1898:     None.

1897:     15 January – Laurenziello, Maria Rosa (22, daughter of Francesco and Roselli, Maria Teresa) weds Zazzarino, Angelo (29, son of Pietro and Pesce, Antonia).

1896:     None.

1895:     None.

1894:     None.

1893:     None.

1892:     None.

1891:     15 January – Laurenziello, Maria Vittoria (22, daughter of Francesco and Roselli, Maria Teresa) weds Lanza, Pietro Luigi (26, son of the late Antonio and Capuano, Giustiniana).

1890:     11 September – Laurenziello, Giambattista (20, son of Antonio and Laviano, Maria) weds Mazzeo, Angela Maria (19, daughter of Antonio and Miele, Maria Michele).

1889:     None.

1888:     None.

1887:     None.

1886:     None.

1885:     None.

1884:     None.

1883:     None.

1882:     None.

1881:     None.

1880:     None.

1879:     None.

1878:     None.

1877:     None.

1876:     7 February – Laurenziello, Margherita (23, daughter of the late Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria) weds Altera, Pasquale Maria (25, son of Giuseppe and Mazzeo, Ciesenzia?)

1875:     None.

1874:     None.

1873:     23 December – Laurenziello, Giuseppe Maria (25, son of Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria) weds Frasca, Bonaventura Maria (24, Giovanni and Fasano, Felicia).

1872:     None.

1871:     None.

1870:     None.

1869:     None.

1868:     None.

1867:     17 August – Laurenziello, Antonio Maria (25, son of Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria) weds Laviano, Mariangiola (26, daughter of Michelangelo and Rosa, Gaetana).

1866:     3 June – Laurenziello, Francesco Maria (20, 2 July 1845, son of Antonio—son of Francesco—and Casora, Teresa) weds Roselli, Maria Teresa (23, 19 November 1843, daughter of the late Giambattista and Scioscia, Rosa).

1865:     None.

1864:     7 July – Laurenziello, Rosa Maria (25, daughter of Giambattista and Ciampa, Maria) weds Gonella, Francesco Maria (25, son of Lorenzo and Lanza, Caterina).

1863:     None.

1862:     20 September – Filandro, Donato Maria (46, son of the late Antonio and the late Laurenziello, Lucrezia) weds Araneo, Maria Teresa (46, daughter of the late Francesco and Vallario, Giovanna).

1861:     None.

1860:     None.

1859:     None.

1858:     None.

1857:     None.

1856:     26 April – Frasca, Pietro Maria (25, son of the late Giuseppe–having died 10 December 1855–and the late Laurenziello, Rosa–having died 29 September 1845) weds Araneo, Angela Maria (22, daughter of the late Carmino–having died 6 January 1840–and the late Vallario, Lucrezia–having died 1 November 1855).

1855:     None.

1854:     None.

1853:     20 June – Miele, Giuseppantonio (26, son of the late Angelo Maria–having died 18 October 1838–and the late Laurenziello, Rosa–having died 18 August 1842) weds Orlando, donn’Anna Maria (24, daughter of the late Giambattista–having died 27 August 1848–and Navarra, donna Margarita).

1852:     None.

1851:     2 January – Laurenziello, Rosa Maria (36, daughter of the late Angioantonio–having died 28 July 1838–and the late Rosella, Margherita–having died May 1848–and widow of the late Bavosa, Antonio–having died 20 January 1850) weds Enrico, Giampietro Maria (50, son of the late Michele–having died 4 September 1803–and Ciamiarello, Olimpia and widower of the late Quaglietta, Rosa–having died 16 November 1848).

1850:     None.

1849:     31 December – Miele, donna Brigida (29, signor Angelo Maria–having died 18 October 1838–and the late Laurenziello, Rosa–having died 18 August 1842) weds Scioscia, don Giambattista (24, signor Angelo and Miele, Maria Giuseppa).

1848:     None.

1847:     14 October – Laurenziello, Caterina Maria (19, daughter of Nicola and the late Di Cillis, Maria) weds Enrico, Francesco Maria (27, son of the late Pasquale–having died 9 December 1844–and Freda, Margarita).

1846:     None.

1845:     17 July – Laurenziello, Giambattista (23, son of the late Francesco–having died 25 September 1837–and the late Bracuto, Vittoria–having died 17 November 1832) weds Fasano Maria (25, daughter of Giambattista and Preciniolo?, Catarina).

1844:     None.

1843:     None.

1842:     None.

1841:     15 February – Miele, Maria Battista (22, daughter of the late Angiolo Maria–having died 18 October 1838–and Laurenziello, Rosa) weds Santori, don Giuseppe Maria of Cairano (24, son of don Leone and the late Scioscia, Concetta);
7 May – Laurenziello, Nicola Maria (41, son of the late Giuseppe–having died 30 May 1807–and Fasano, Angiola–having died 19 June 1819–and widower of the late Di Cillis, Maria–having died 28 November 1840) weds Fricchione, Margarita Maria (34, daughter of the late Michele–having died 22 September 1818–and the late Barosa, Crescenzia–having died 14 October 1835).

1840:     9 October – Laurenziello, Antonio Maria (20, son of the late Francesco and the late Bracuto, Vittoria) weds Casano, Maria Teresa (20, daughter of Giuseppe and Pacio, Porzia).

1839:     None.

1838:     6 December – Filandro, Donato (22, son of Antonio and Laurenziello, Lucrezia) weds Pinto, Caterina (25, daughter of the late Mattia–having died 7 September 1827–and the late Freina, Rosa–having died 1 September 1823).

1837:     3 August – Laurenziello, Vincenzo (25, son of Angiolantonio and Roselli, Margarita) weds Scioscia, Maria (23, daughter of Felice and Araneo, Laura).

1836:     28 January – Laurenziello, Rosa (21, daughter of Angelantonio and Roselli, Margarita and widow of the late Fasano, Vito–having died 26 October 1834) weds Barosa, Antonio (34, son of the late Giuseppe and Vallario, Perna and widower of Lanza, Lucrezia–having died 22 September 1935);
17 March – Filandro, Margarita (23, daughter of the late Antonio–having died 2 December 1829–and Laurenziello, Lucrezia) weds Graziano, Donato (22, son of the late Biosi–having died 7 April 1830–and Araneo, Laura).

1835:     6 June – Tullio, donn’Orsola (21, daughter of Antonio and Laurenziello, Margarita) weds Morcaldi, don Francesco (27, of Contursi, son of the late Domenico—having died 8 October 1814—and Elisabetta).

1834:     None.

1833:     6 August – Laurenziello, Francesco (33, son of Angelantonio and Roselli, Margarita and widower of the late Bracuto, Vittoria–having died 17 November 1817*) weds Vallario, Margarita (29, daughter of the late Pietro–having died 25 April 1825–and Ianello, Giovanna);
5 September – Laurenziello, Rosa (19, daughter of Angelantonio and Roselli, Margarita) weds Fasano, Vito (26, son of the late Angelo–having died 2 February 1826–and the late Marina, Felicia–having died 19 April 1822);
11 September – Laurenziello, Giambattista (26, son of Angelantonio and Roselli, Margarita) weds Ciampa, Maria Luisa (26, daughter of Erberto and Quaglietta, Rosa).

1832:     None.

1831:     6 November – Caputo, Donato (27, son of Francesco and the late Laurenziello, Rosa–having died 7 September 1830) weds Fasano, Porzia (23, daughter of the late Angelo–having died 2 May 1826–and the late Ranozzi, Rosa–having died 4 April 1818).

1830:     26 July – Filandro, Maria Vittoria (24, daughter of the late Antonio–having died 2 December 1829–and Laurenziello, Lucrezia) weds Pinto, Cosimo (22, son of the late Mattia–having died 7 September 1827–and the late Frecina, Rosa–having died 1 March 1828);
30 December – Araneo, Antionio (23, son of the late Domenico—having died 10 April 1817—and Laurenziello, Olimpia) weds Graziano, Lucrezia (24, daughter of the late Pietro—having died 1 December 1828—and Mongiello, Annunciata).

1829:     12 November – Araneo, Alessio (37, son of the late Domenico—having died 10 April 1817—and Laurenziello, Olimpia—residing with her son—and widower of Villiano, Rosa—having died 18 May 1825) weds Graziano, Carmosina (32, daughter of the late Orazio—having died 31 August 1827—and the late Quaglietta, Margarita—having died 28 April 1817—and widow of Altera, Giovanni—having died 10 March 1827).

1828:     None.

1827:     5 April – Rezzole, Anna Maria (20, daughter of the late Nicola and Laurenziello, Marianna) weds Martino, Pietro (25, son of the late Antonio—having died 15 July 1816—and Cafaro, Maria).

1826:     None.

1825:     None.

1824:     20 July – Laurenziello (19, daughter of the late Giuseppe—having died 30 May 1807—and the late Fasano, Angiola—having died 18 June 1819) weds Frasia, Giuseppe (32, son of the late Pietro—having died 2 August 1808—and Picciritto, Margarita).

1823:     15 January – Cazzasso, Giuseppe (31, son of the late Donato—having died 12 April 1807—and the late Laurenziello, Lucrezia—having died 23 May 1819) weds Bruno, Carmosina 28, daughter of Francesco and Salmini, Annunciata);
16 December – Araneo, Teresa (20, daughter of the late Domenico—having died 10 September 1817—and Laurenziello, Olimpia) weds Miele, Pietro (24, son of the late Giacomo—having died 25 July 1812—and Niscia, Angiola).

1822:     3 July – Laurenziello, Nicola (22, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Fasano, Angiola—having died 19 June 1819) weds De Cillis, Maria (22, daughter of Angelo and Pirro, Caterina);
16 November – Araneo, Francesco (27, son of the late Domenico—having died 10 April 1817—and Laurenziello, Olimpia) weds Di Marco, Rosa (24, daughter of Angelo and Capiano, Maria);
19 December – Araneo, Alessio (30, son of the late Domenico—and Laurenziello, Olimpia) weds Villani, Rosa Maria (20, daughter of Francesco and Fasano, Teresa);
27 December – Pinto, Giampietro (20, son of Giovanni and Freina, Maria) weds Tullio, Rosa (16, daughter of the late Vito—having died 12 September 1809—and Laurenziello, Brigida).

1821:     None.

1820:     None.

1819:     26 June – Laurenziello, Francesco (19, son of Angiolantonio, 46, and Roselli, Margarita, 44) weds Bracuto, Vittoria (17, daughter of Francesco and Pinto, Margarita);
24 December – Papa, Vincenzo (18, son of Domenico, 50, and the late Laurenziello, Maria) weds Miele, Rosa (22, Francesco and Pacio, Maria).

1818:     None.

1817:     30 January – Miele, Angiolo Maria (17, possidente, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Quaglietta, Maria Battista) weds Laurenziello, Rosa (18, daughter of Marco, 50, and Scioscia, Brigida, 48).

1816:     None.

1815:     None.

1814:     None.

1813:     None.

1812:     None.

1811:     11 July – Zacardi, Giovanni (25, son of the late Giuseppe and Pacio, Margarita) weds Laurenziello, Brigida (24, daughter of Francesco and Giorgino, Teresa);
18 July – Tullio, signor Antonio (25, possidente, son of signor Giambattista and Cataldo, signora Orsola) weds Laurenziello, signora Margarita (27, possidente, daughter of signor Pietro and the late Araneo, signora Caterina).

1810:     None.

1809:     None.

Prologo

My goals for starting this blog are threefold. Firstly, it is my hope that my research might help other amateur genealogists searching for their Italian ancestors. I did not realize how rich and helpful 19th century Italian civil records were. Until recently, I assumed that my Italian line was a dead end. Instead, I have been able to trace my Laurenziello ancestors back to my seventh great grandfather Angiolantonio Laurenziello and his wife, Olimpia Aranco, who lived during the 18th century. Secondly, I would like to connect with other descendants of Pescopagano residents throughout the world. A cursory Facebook search for Laurenziello yields results in Argentina, Italy, and the United States. Thirdly, I would like to connect with currently residents of Pescopagano to whom I might possibly be related. I was urged to start this blog by my friend and fellow genealogist Michael Krasulski, whose blog can be found here.