about 1750 ~Serradifalco, Caltanisetta, Sicilia??
Married to Anna dell'Aria: 11 September 1774 ~Serradifalco, Caltanissetta,
Kingdom of Sicily
Died: before January 1824 ??
Meaning of Cimino
[chee-MEEN-oh]: small peak or ridge; point
records weren't made in Sicily before 1820. Church
baptism records are missing for 1743 - 1756.
Antonio's birth year is estimated from the date of his
marriage and the dates of the baptisms of his children.
Antonio was born during the reign of
Carlo V (Charles
V) King of Spain and All its Holdings, who also
ruled the Kingdom of Sicily (Il
Regno di Sicilia, or simply Il Regno).
was not an Italian, because no nation
called Italy existed at the time of his birth, nor at
his death. He was probably born in Serradifalco and he
died in the same town, by then a part of the Kingdom of
the Two Sicilies (I Due Sicilie), ruled by
Carlo's son Ferdinando I. Antonio Cimino
was a Sicilian.
(Canonical [church] marriage records)
To understand my paternal gggg-grandfather Antonio
Cimino's church marriage record, in
Latin, several documents are required. The first is
the multi-year index of marriages for
Serradifalco's Chiesa Madre for the years 1756
through 1859, which is tabulated roughly alphabetically
by the first letter of the groom's first name, Antonio.
The Chiesa Madre, the "Mother" or Main Church in
those years was the Chiesa San Francesco.
Note that the bride's surname is given as dell'Aria,
a variation of the original, dell'Aiera.
portion of the index:
Cimino et An-
na dell'Aria----------- f 72
"Antonio Cimino & An-
na dell'Aria----------- page 72"
The page with the actual record is folded over, and the
date of the marriage is not legible. But the last
record on the previous page, and the record following
Antonio and Anna's,
each gives the date as 11
Anno dom 1774
die 11 7bris
"1774 AD day 11 of September"
is folded over at the left. Extrapolated portions of
the record are in red.
From Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film
1774 Marriages, Antonio Cimino and Anna dell'Aria
Anno dom 1774 die 11
denunciato tribus festibus con
tinuus die 24; 28
Augusti; et 4
7bris, nulloque dioca impedimento, Ego
Parochi licentia Antonium Cimino
et nat Petri, et Gratiae jug huius Terrae; et Anna
- - fil: leg et nat Raphaelis et Rosae jug huius Terrae
- - - hoc Francesci Ecclesia
interrogavi eorum et Parentis habito con-
- - - cor testibus d: Michaele
Cimino, et d: Felice Giardina
- - - - - benedixi: - - - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - Ann Dom 1774, 11
Year 1774 AD day 11
announced at Mass three con-
secutive feast days 24; 28
of August; and
4 of September, with no objection, I
Parochial permission: Antonio Cimino,
& natural of Pietro & Grazia, a couple from this
Place; & Anna
- - daughter: legit & nat of Raffaele & Rosa, a couple from
- - - here in the
Church of S. Francesco
I asked them and
their Parents and - - -
- - - before witnesses Don Michele Cimino and Don
- - - - - I blessed them: - - -
- - - - - - - -
- - - - 1774 AD, 11 September
dell'Aria on 11 Sep 1774 in Serradifalco
Cimino: 18 Dec 1775 - 15 Jan 1824 (Married
Giuseppa lo Vecchio)
Vincenza Concetta Cimino: 14 Jan 1778 -
Giuseppe Biagio Pietro Cimino: 5 Nov
Raffaele Cimino: abt 1788 - aft 1825