Amanuensis Monday: 1848 San Donato Val di Comino, Italy Marriages

While searching for family names in the San Donato Val di Comino records, I thought the San Donatese diaspora might appreciate having an accessible transcription of some of the historic civil registration indexes for the town. Awhile ago I transcribed the 1849 Births. Today I have transcribed the 49 marriages recorded during the year 1848.

1848 Marriages

Tavola alfabetica annual de matrimonj per l’anno mille ottocento quarantotto

Alphabetical table of annual marriages in the year one thousand eight hundred forty-eight

No. d’ord.

Page #

Cognomi e Nomi de sposi

Names and Surnames of Spouses

Patria

Home

Cognomi e nomi de genitori

Name and surname of parents

Giorno della celebrazione del matrimonio innanzi alla chiesa

Day of the marriage celebration in the church

Osservaz.

Observations

5

Antonellis, Antonio

San donato

Domenico Antonellis and Pasqua Gallo

28 February

 

Salvucci, Carmina

Idem

Luigi Salvucci and Caterina Salvucci

 

7

Antonellis, Giuseppe

Idem

Angelo Antonellis and Francesca Cantilli

3 March

 

Mazilli, Maria

Idem

Antonio Mazilli and Orazia Decitto

 

4

Bona, Donato

Idem

Loreto Bona and Tomasa Valentini

10 February

 

Cucuzzo, Angelica

Idem

Antonio Cucuzzo and Lucia Mulilli

 

14

Bona, Donato

Idem

Vincenzo Bona and Angela Ceccone

20 May

 

Marini, Marta

Idem

Luigi Marini and Loreta Rufo

 

8

Celluci, Carmine

Idem

Michele Celluci and Giovanna Cugini

8 March

 

Piscelli, Maria Annalia

Idem

 Pasquale Piscelli and Carolina Pesce

 

11

Casilli, Pietro

Idem

Vincenzo Casilli and Teresa Ceccone

31 March

 

Fabrizio, Sommata

Idem

Nicola Fabrizio and Maria Giuseppa Quintilini

 

11

Cugini, Gerardo

Idem

Pietro Cugini and Loreta Valentini

16 April

 

Baccaro, Costanza

Idem

Valerio Baccaro and Lucia Trojani

 

15

Casseti?, D Girolamo

Arce

Niccola Casseti? and Anna Franconi?

23 May

 

Salvucci, D Luigia

San donato

Emilio Salvucci and Clementina Antonangelo

 

20

Cardarelli, Gaetano

Idem

Giovanni Cardarelli and Lucreza Cedrone

15 August

 

Di Bona, Clementina

Idem

Gaetano Di Bona and Teresa Mazilli

 

15

Coletti, Paolo

Idem

Antonio Coletti and Nora Coletti

20 October

 

Quintiliani, Marianna

Idem

Luigi Quintiliani and Teresa Caruzzo

 

26

Ceccone, Gerardo

Idem

Gaetano Ceccone and Frigsda? Venture

23 October

 

Cardarelli, Antonia

Idem

Giuseppe Cardarelli and Felicia Saulutti?

 

28

Cellucci, Antonio

Idem

Donato Cellucci and Maria Tramontozzi

6 December

 

Visco?, Cesidia

Idem

Domenico Visco? and Anna Leone?

 

29

Cucchi, Sigr: Loreto

Idem

Francesco Cucchi and Susanna Vitti?

24 December

 

Cedrone, Giuseppa

Idem

Alessio? Cedrone and Costanza Cardarelli

 

2

Gentile, Cesidio

Idem

Mario? Gentile and Loreta Ventura

23 January

 

Cucchi, Maria

Idem

Felix Cucchi and Loreta Cedrone

 

12

Gentilucci, Giovanni

Idem

Francesco Gentilucci and Lucia Celluci

15 April

 

Leone, Vittoria

Idem

Francesco Leone and Clemenza Cucuzzo

 

5

Leone, Carmine

Idem

Michele Leone and Marianna Ventre

22 February

 

Ventre, Giuseppa

Idem

Vincenzo Ventre and Clementina Trojani

 

15

Bona, Pietro

San Donato

Vincenzo Bona and Angela Ceccone

20 February 1848

 

Coletta, Maria Elisabetta

Idem

Agostino Coletta and Blandina Cardarelli

 

16

Bona, Vincenzo

Idem

Domenico Bona and Marianna Salvucci

22 March

 

Roffo, Teresa Nunziata

Idem

Gaetano Roffo and Maria Angela Gallo

 

4

Cellucci, Loreto

Idem

Giovanni Cellucci and Lucrezia Cucuzzo

22 January

 

Cellucci, Anna Maria

Idem

Gaetano Cellucci and Lucia Quintiliano

 

6

Cugini, Domeniantonio

Idem

Carmine Cugini and Domenica Salvucci

29 January

 

Rufo, Caterina

Idem

Francesco Rufo and Maria Cedrone

 

7

Cellucci, Niccola

Idem

Giuseppe Cellucci and Antonia Cucchi

5 February

 

Tramontozzi, Maria Luisa

Idem

Angelo Tramontozzi and Maria Leone

 

11

Cardarelli, Donato

Idem

Giuseppe Cardarelli and Marianna Quintiliano

12 February

 

Quintiliano, Carmina Pasqua

Idem

Giuseppe Quintiliano and Loreta Masilli

 

12

Cardarelli, Luigi

Idem

Domenico Cardarelli and Maria Sacchetti

12 February

 

Tempesta, Domenica

Idem

Loreto Tempesta and Beladina Cellucci

 

17

Cellucci, Niccola

Idem

Gaetano Cellucci and Carmina Cucuzzo

3 April

 

Vergati, Antonia

Idem

Gaetano Vergati and Santa di Bona

 

18

Cecchi, Cesidio

Idem

Angelantonio Cecchi and Areangela Ventura

9 April

 

Salvucci, Nachele

Idem

Matteo Salvucci and Giacinta Gentile

 

19

Cugini, Luigi

Idem

Agostino Cugini and Antonia Coletta

6 May

 

Fabrizio, Loreta

Idem

Angelo Fabrizio and Giuseppina Valentino

 

20

Coletta, Benedetto

Idem

Niccola Coletta and Carolina Quintiliano

7 May

 

Paglia, Lucia

Idem

Loreto Paglia and Maria Luigia Ventura

 

21

Coletta, Carlo

Idem

Luigi Coletta and Diomira Cedrone

10 June

 

Ceccone, Maddalena

Idem

Gaetano Ceccone and Brigida Ventura

 

26

Cucuzzo, Carlo Donato

Idem

Giuseppe Cucuzzo and Venanzia Tempesta

5 August

 

Cardarelli, Blandina

Idem

Luigi Cardarelli and Giovanna Fabrizio

 

?

Camillo, Nunziato Agostino

San Donato

Francesco Camillo and Giuseppa Sambucci

14 October 1848

 

Rufo, Donata

Idem

Luigi Rufo and Luigia Salvucci

 

?

Coletta, Niccola Carmine

Idem

Liborio Coletta and Santa Tempesta

23 December

 

Rufo, Clementina

Idem

Antonio Rufo and Maria Ventre

 

?

Gatti, Raffaele Carmine

Idem

Fabiano Gatti and Maria Delicata

13 January 1849

 

Evangelista, Carmina Evagelista

Idem

Davide Evangelista and Loreta Cugini

 

?

Leone, Giuseppe Cedrone Domenico Francesco

Idem

Francesco Leone and Clemenza Cucuzzo

22 January 1848

 

Cucuzzo, Clemenza

Idem

Rocco Cucuzzo and Angela Celluci

 

?

Leone, Flamminio

Idem

Domenico Leone and Loreta Tocci

22 January “

 

Antonellis, Chiara

Idem

Luigi Antonellis and Nunziata Magnarelli

 

?

Leone, Cesidio Domenicantonio

Idem

Giovanni Leone and Antonia Rufo

5 February

 

Vergati, Domenica Natalizia

Idem

Pietro Vergati and Lucia Gatti

 

?

Leone, Pasquale

Idem

Giovanni Leone and Teresa Decina

12 February

 

Cucuzzo, Pasquala

Idem

Loreto Cucuzzo and Rosaria Antonellis

 

?

Leone, Domenico

Idem

Gaetano Leone and Livia Baccaro

16 February

 

Coletta, Teresa

Idem

Vincenzo Coletta and Giuseppina Pesce

 

?

Marini, Antonio Fortunato

Idem

Loreto Marini and Carmina Antonellis

5 February

 

Salvucci, Lucia

Idem

Pietro Salvucci and Giovanna Antonellis

 

?

Mazzala, Carlo

Idem

Donato Mazzala and Gaetana Gentilucci

25 November

 

Cedrone, Costanza

Idem

Teodoro Cedrone and Domenica Cedrone

 

?

Paglia, Giovanni

Idem

Pietro Paglia and Carmela Antonellis

17 June

 

Cardarelli, Marta

Idem

Saverio Cardarelli and Serafina Cotello

 

?

Piselli, Raffaele

Idem

Francesco Piselli and Teresa Cedrone

23 July

 

Coletta, Teodora

Idem

Francesco Coletta and Annamaria di Bona

 

26

Paglia, Cristino

San Donato

Pietro Paglia and Carmela Antonellis

7 October 1848

 

Cardarelli, Eleonora

Idem

Niccola Cardarelli and Serafina Gatti

 

28

Pellegrini, Carmine

Idem

Benedetto Pellegrini and Cardina Delina? Gatti

28 October

 

Tocci, Angiola

Idem

Francesco Tocci and Carmina Lombardi

 

30

Quintiliano, Loreto

Idem

Donato Quintiliano and Maria Cedrone

14 December

 

Marini, Cesidia Maria

Idem

Vincenzo Marini and Mazia Lanno

 

13

Rufo, Giuseppe

Idem

Filippo Rufo and Caterina Ruffo

12 February

 

Salvucci, Paolina

Idem

Luigi Salvucci and Caterina Salvucci

 

2

Salvucci, Luigi

Idem

Niccola Salvucci and Maddalena de Angelis

2 January

 

Rufo, Carmina Maria Lucia

Idem

Domenico Rufo and Teresa Cugini

 

1

Tocci, Domenico

Idem

Giovanni Tocci and Giusta Salvucci

2 January

 

Celluci, Maria Loreta

Idem

Giovanni Celluci and Lucrezia Cucuzzo

 

25

Tocci, Donato

Idem

Francesco Tocci and Carmina Lombardi

7 October

 

Mazzola, Maria

Idem

Luigi Mazzola and Lucia diStazio

 

32

Tocci, Angelantonio

Idem

Antonio Tocci and Anna Tramontozzi

7 January 1849

 

Rufo, Lucia

Idem

Pasquale Rufo and Maria Mazzola

 

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1848 San Donato Val di Comino Index of Marriages, Courtesy of Family History Library [FHL 1173844]

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1848 San Donato Val di Comino Index of Marriages, Courtesy of Family History Library [FHL 1173844]

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1848 San Donato Val di Comino Index of Marriages, Courtesy of Family History Library [FHL 1173844]

 

1848 San Donato Val di Comino Index of Marriages, Courtesy of Family History Library [FHL 1173844]

1848 San Donato Val di Comino Index of Marriages, Courtesy of Family History Library [FHL 1173844]

 

Did you locate an ancestor in this transcription – or have a correction to suggest? Leave a comment below to let me know! Then order the microfilm San Donato Val di Comino Matrimoni [Marriages] giugno 1827-1861, FHL 1173844 Items 1-15 to view the full marriage record using the page number provided by the index (or scan through the year if the indexed page number was obscured by the binding – the marriage records are arranged chronologically and therefore easy to find).

Travel Tuesday: Connecting Hurricane Island, Maine to the San Donato Val di Comino Diaspora

Loreto Salvucci, a granite stonecutter from San Donato Val di Comino, Italy, left his home in the Comino Valley – and his usually pregnant wife Carmela (DiBona) four times to come to the U.S. to work in American quarries in 1899, 1904, 1905, and 1909. In 1906, his younger half-brother, Gaetano Salvucci, had moved permanently to the U.S., settling in Quincy, Massachusetts where he worked as a granite polisher. Additionally, Loreto’s mother-in-law Carmela (Paglia) DiBona, and several DiBona in-laws were also living and working in the granite industry Quincy, Mass. by 1900 – along with numerous extended friends and family members from San Donato Val di Comino who also settled in Quincy.

According to the family, Loreto’s wife Carmela and their four children Luigi (b. 1898), Lucio (b. 1903), Raffaele (b. 1906) and baby Eda (b. 1910) immigrated from Italy to Boston to permanently join Loreto and reunite the family. Their next child, Eva, was born at Quincy in 1912. All their remaining children were born in Quincy, and during the ten years after being reunited, Loreto saved his earnings to afford a home of his own in Quincy, having rented several apartments during that time.

With all these details, it seemed natural to assume that the family reunited in Quincy in 1910 and immediately began to settle in to home and work there. I had previously been unable to locate Loreto, either as a solitary granite worker, or with his reunited family in the 1910 Census. However, I knew that Carmela and the kids arrived in Boston in April of 1910, right around the time of the census, so guessed that perhaps they had not yet arrived and Loreto was simply lost in the shuffle or somehow mistranscribed in the census.

But a family photo pointed to a clue:

Lucio “Lou”, Raffaele “Ralph”, Luigi “Gig”, and Eda Salvucci, Hurricane Island, Maine, 1910

The back of the photograph was labeled:

Photograph Label for the Salvucci Children, Hurricane Island, Maine, 1910

Never assume!! I searched for Knox County, Maine, and located a family whose head of household was transcribed on Ancestry as “Lauis Salwrisi”. This actually showed the family of “Louis” and Carmela Salvucci – both listed as unable to speak English, only Italian. Enumerated 7 May 1910, just a week after Carmela and the Salvucci children arrived in the port of Boston on 28 April 1910 aboard the S.S. Canopic, the language barrier most likely was the cause of numerous errors that the census taker recorded for the family:

Louis [sic, Loreto] Salvucci, 38, married for 12 years, b. Italy, immigrated 1899, alien, a granite stonecutter, rents home

His wife Carmela, 35, mother of 4 living children, b. Italy, immigrated 1900 [sic, 1910]

His son Lugi [sic, Lucio] 6, b. Maine [sic Italy]

His son Raphael, 4, b. Maine [sic, Italy]

His son [sic, daughter!!] “Eighty” [sic, Eda, likely a phonetic spelling of nickname “Edy”], 6 months, b. Maine [sic, Italy]

His son Louis, 11, b. Maine [sic, Italy]

The family also lived with domestic Italian servant Mary Luxbring (21) and boarder Charles McCarthy, a crane car engineer.

They lived in the same dwelling house with two other families – likely it was a three family granite company tenement house.

In 1910, Hurricane Island was essentially a granite town, run by Booth Brothers & Hurricane Island Granite Company, which had been a thriving business until 1900 when demand began to wane and other quarries in New England offered easier access to the granite than an island off the coast of Maine. Hurricane Island granite was known for its pink-gray stone. The last shipment of granite from the island was in 1914, and by 1916 the island had been completely deserted, becoming a ghost town.

But in 1910, the granite company changed management, in an effort to try to revitalize the company, and likely Loreto Salvucci heard of their new job openings through the San Donato network, and hoped, along with the Hurricane Island Granite Company, for a new direction for both his job and newly arrived family. Numerous San Donato granite workers were located in both Quincy and Hurricane Island, passing word of jobs and connections through a wide network of family and friends. According to the history of Hurricane Island, workers earned $1.75-$2.50 per week, which went directly into an account at the company store.

Company houses at Hurricane Island, Maine, early 1900s, where the Salvucci family resided in 1910-1911, Courtesy of http://www.antique-photography.com/

Eastern End of the Hurricane Island Quarry

But the granite company struggled, and Loreto must have soon realized the stress of the struggling business was not worth the security of his family, so they returned to Quincy by 1912, where they had a larger support network of friends and family, and easier access to both necessities and comforts than they had found on the tiny island on the ocean off the coast of Maine. Choosing to leave Hurricane Island of their own accord, Loreto Salvucci unknowingly saved the family from the company’s final collapse: Hurricane Island Granite company’s final shipment was a barge of giant granite blocks en route to Rockport, which got caught in a storm on Nov. 8, 1914 and sank to the bottom of Penobscot Bay. That was the final straw for the company which ruined their finances. Management came to the island and announced the closing of the company and town immediately. Tools were left where they dropped.  The workers and families quickly gathered their possessions and got on the boat to the mainland.  All possible equipment was sold, and some still sits on the island abandoned. Several families remained for a few years, gathering abandoned possessions from the company housing tenements, and taking apart the buildings to sell for wood. At least the Salvucci family left on their own terms two years before this situation developed, and went on to prosper in the Quincy community.

[References: History of Hurricane Island; Booth Brothers and Hurricane Island Granite Company Manuscript Collection]