On this day 98 years ago…

My great grandparents Cesidio Marcella and Serafina Merlenghi were married in Farindola.  Their marriage was recorded at 3:40 in the afternoon at the Farindola town hall.

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Because Cesidio’s father Filippo was deceased, his mother Elisabetta Rossi gave consent to the marriage.  Serafina’s parents Cesidio Merlenghi and Maria Michela Cirone were both still living.  Witnesses to the marriage were Antonio Carusi and Cesidio Colella.  You can see down at the very bottom that my great grandfather signed his name.

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The first signature is Marcella Cesidio

 

And the paragraph I mentioned in yesterday’s post referencing Maria is enlarged below:

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The legitimization of a baby born to genitori ignoti (unknown parents)?

My translation is “the parents present with testimony also declare that from their natural union a daughter was born to unknown parents, …….the Uffizio de Stato Civile, the day 29 October 1916 with the name Maria and the surname of Battistisimi, presently recognize the same as a daughter effected to legitimacy.  Please step in here native Italian speakers…

So now I ask again, how did my great grandmother get pregnant if my great grandfather was at war?  He was on leave.

 

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