Today’s Birthday ~ Angela Maria di Massimo in Macchie, Farindola ~ My Second Great Grandmother

FarindolaToday’s birthday is Angela Maria di Massimo, born in 1871 at 10 a.m. in Macchie, Farindola, Pescara.  She was the mother of my great grandmother Maria Luigia Massei.

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  -Number 58-

-Angela Maria di Massimo-

The year 1871, day 7 of the month of June at hour 12, at the town hall, announced to me Massimo Ferri, Secretary of this Comune di Farindola, Penne Circuit, Province of Teramo, delegated, the Civil State Official, with the act of the Mayor dated the 20th of July last year, from the Procuratore of the King, appeared Donato di Massimo, of the living Serafino and the deceased Angela Maria Colangeli (Angela Maria Cecilia Colangeli), of 26 years, occupation contadino, living as a resident in Farindola, who presents a baby of the feminine gender, that he says was born on the 7th of the current month at the 10th hour to his wife Anna Domenica Cacciatore, daughter of the living Sabatino and the deceased Antonia Uriani (Oriani/Auriano), of 25 years, with whom he resides in their house in this Comune di Farindola at contrada Macchie, to this daughter he says he has given the name Angela Maria.

The above was declared and was also presented to me by Vincenzo Colangeli of the living Mattia of 37 years of the profession contadino and living as a resident in Farindola and of Costantino Massei (my third great grandfather and future father-in-law of Angela Maria di Massimo), of the living Sabatino of 39 years of the profession of contadino also living as a resident in Farindola.

The rest of the document says something to the effect of “the above act is presented and read to all of those present because they are illiterate.”

Signed: Civil State Officer Delegate

Massimo Ferri

Source: Antenati/Archivio di Stato di Pescara: Stato Civile Italiano, Farindola, Nati 1871 Numero 58

We know from other documents retrievable at Antenati that Angela Maria’s mother Anna Domenica Cacciatore was born in Penne.  Her father Donato di Massimo was born at a place in Farindola area called the Colle della Castagna.  I would love to figure out where that spot is on a map of Farindola.  Donato’s mother Angela Maria Cecilia Colangeli, for whom my second great grandmother was named, was born in Montebello di Bertona, a neighboring village.

Another map of Farindola

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Today’s Anniversary ~ Angela Maria Di Massimo and Antonio Massei

 

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San Nicola di Bari, Farindola

 

Farindola, Pescara ~ Today is the 126th anniversary of the marriage of Angela Maria Di Massimo and Antonio Massei.  Who are they?  They are the parents of Maria Luigia Massei, my great grandmother.

Angela Maria Di Massimo was born in 1871 in Macchie, Farindola and was the daughter of Donato Di Massimo and Anna Maria Domenica Cacciatore.  Antonio Massei was born in 1864 in Farindola and was the twin of Nicola Massei.  He and his twin were both born in the 23rd hour of February 18, 1864 to Costantino Massei and Rosa Antonia Pompili.  There is no mention on their birth records who was born first, but Nicola’s birth was placed before Antonio’s in the birth register in Farindola.

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#1 Matrimoni 1891, Farindola

 

Everyone on the marriage document, except Anna Domenica Cacciatore, was born in Farindola. She was born in Penne.  Antonio Massei signed his name at the bottom of the marriage document.  Because the transfer above is kind of on the weak-side, you can view their marriage online here at Antenati.  You can view the rest of their marriage documents here on Antenati.

My great grandmother’s parents had at least 5 children.  Their oldest, Francesca, married Raffaele Cirone and died in Farindola in 1977.  Their oldest son Gennaro died in Penne in 1975.  We already know Luigia Maria married Paolo Di Francesco.  Another son was named Plinio.

Finally, one of their sons was named Paolo and he married Maria Nicoletta Iezzi, also from Farindola.  Paolo came to the United States in 1920, first coming to Pennsylvania, and then making his permanent residence in New Jersey where some of Paolo’s and Maria Nicoletta Iezzi’s descendants live today.

Angela Maria Di Massimo died in 1927 in Farindola at age 55, while Antonio Massei lived until at least 1928  where the online records stop.

I would love to hear from other Massei descendants in America even if they descend from Clemente Massei and are living in New Jersey!

Drop me a line…cinziarosagenealogy@comcast.net

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