Calogera Grottadaurea

Born: about 1760 ~Serradifalco, Caltanisetta, Kingdom of Sicily
Died: 24 June 1831 ~Serradifalco, Caltanisetta,
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Meaning of Grottadaurea [gro-tuh-DOW-reh-uh]: cave of gold
 
 

       Civil birth records were not made in the island portion of the Kingdom of Sicily ('lu Regnu') before 1820, and no church baptism record has been found for my 4th-great-grandmother Calogera Grottadaurea.  Her birth year is estimated from her age given on her church death record, and the birth records of her children.  Because of factors probably associated with the cholera epidemic of that time, civil death records for 1831 and 1832 are missing for Serradifalco.  An epidemic struck Sicily that year and almost 600 residents of Serradifalco perished, about one out of every eight people.

 

From Matrimonii Ecclesiastici (Canonical [church] marriage records)

From Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film 2013010, 1774 Marriages, Page 71, Amadeum lo Vecchio and Calogera Grottadauria

Anno

 domi 1774 die 23 Maij premissis denunciatibus tribus diebus . .
 die 1. 3. et 8 Maij, nulle detecto impedto Ego d: Joseph . . . . . .
 . . . . Amadeum Vecchio innut f: l: C. et nat quondam . . . . . .
 viv. Joannae olim jugs huius Terae et Calogera Grottad'auria
 nat qd Cataldi et Petrae olim jugs huius Terae
 . . . . . . . . . . . . habito consensus per verba . . . . . . . . . . .
 
. . . conjunxi et ad testibus Sancto Vaccari, et d: Paulinus . . .
ac Petri d'Aloysii, et . . . . . R.V.R.E. benedixi

Year

 AD 1774 day 23 May, announced at Mass three times . .
 day 1. 3. and 8 May, with no objections. I Don Giuseppe . .
 . . . . Amadeo Vecchio single, legitimate son of the late . . . .
and living Giovanna of this town, & Calogera Grottad'auria . .
daughter of the late Cataldi & Pietra of this town
 . . . . . . . . . . . . spoke their consent . . . . . . . . . . .
 
. . I joined them; witnesses Santo Vaccari, & Don Paulino . .
 . Pietro d'Alessi, and . . . . . R.V.R.E. I blessed them.
 
 

      Church Death Record

From Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici 2013010, 1831 Deaths, No. 59, Calogera Grottadaurea

   Grottadaurea/Die 24: Junii 1831          No 59
 Calogera Grottadaurea uxor quondam Amodie lo Vecchio et
  filia quandam Leonardi et defuctae Petrae Alessi . . . . .
 annorum septuaginta extremis munita Sacramentis o-
  biit, cuius cadaver  delatum fuit ad Ecclesiam Conceptio-
 nis per Am. D. Salvatorem Lombardo Cappellanum.
 ibique sepultum.

   Grottadaurea/Day 24 of June 1831          No 59
Calogera Grottadaurea wife of the late Amodeo loVecchio and
 daughter of the late Leonard, and of the deceased Pietra Alessi . .
 age seventy.  At the last, fortified by the Sacraments, she
  died, whose body was taken to the Church of the Conception  
 by God's Greater Glory Don Salvatore Lombardo Chaplain.
 There she was buried.

 
 

Calogera Grottadaurea married Amodeo Vecchio on 23 May 1774 in Serradifalco

Known Children


Grazia Maria lo Vecchio:
19 Oct 1778 - ?
Giuseppa lo Vecchio: 15 Oct 1786 - 7 Jul 1864 (Married Pietro Vincenzo Cimino)
Teresa lo Vecchio: abt 1788 - 30 May 1828 (Married Pasquale Aquilina)
Leomardo lo Vecchio: abt 1790 - 28 Jan 1876 (Married Maria Calabrese)
 

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Origins

Genesis

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Heritage

Gaetano & Rosina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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