Heinzen – Gentinetta Update (Helen Kirsch Ferraro’s Swiss Ancestry)

The genealogy angels continue to shine on the Heinzen – Gentinetta branch with Christmas gifts of information from Valais, Switzerland. Earlier and more detailed posts on the Heinzen and Gentinetta ancestry of Helen Kirsch Ferraro are here and here. It turns out that two x great grandmother Anna/Annie Heinzen Kirsch was actually the OLDEST child of Josef Anton Heinzen and Regina Gentinetta. We knew she had at least one younger brother, Leo, mentioned in my previous posts. We now know that she had at least one other brother named for his father Josef, b. 1874, and three younger sisters. Respectively, they were Cresenzia b. 1864, Anna Maria b. 1866, and Regina b. 1870. Yes, Anna had a younger sister named Anna Maria. Anna was also Anna Maria but she had the middle name Aloisia.

Again, it was confirmed that Anna Heinzen’s grandfather Francois Joseph Gentinetta, mentioned in previous posts, was born in Bognanco, Italy. Two very different looking Heinzen family crests were also included in the correspondence received this week to add to the previous crest we received. It is not known which family crest belongs to which branch of the Heinzen in Brig, Valais. More research continues…

 

Happy New Year!

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3 thoughts on “Heinzen – Gentinetta Update (Helen Kirsch Ferraro’s Swiss Ancestry)

  1. AC January 2, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Genealogy angels….

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