Giuseppe Abbate (Abate)

Born: about 1776 ~Serradifalco, Caltanisetta, Regnu di Sicilia
Died: 2 December 1832 ~ Serradifalco, Caltanissetta, Regnu delle Due Sicilie

Meaning of Abbate [uh-BAHT-eh], Abate: abbott


        No primary records of my great-great-great-grandfather Giuseppe Abbate's birth have been found.    His surname is given on his ecclesiastic death record as Abbate, and on the marriage records of his children as Abate.  His parents' names are given on his death record.  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 the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies that year and almost 600 residents of Serradifalco perished, about one out of every eight people.
      Besides the names of his children, and of his wife Margherita Antinorio, no other information about Giuseppe Abbate is known for certain.  His year of birth was calculated from his age, 56, at his death in 1832.  We can be thankful that Giuseppe's son, our ancestor also named Giuseppe, born in about 1803, survived the cholera epidemic.
      Giuseppe Abbate was not an Italian, because no nation
called Italy existed at the time of his birth, nor at his death.  It's assumed that he was born in Serradifalco in the Kingdom of Sicily (Lu Regnu di Sicilia, or simply Lu Regnu) and he died in the same town, then a part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Li Due Sicilie).  He was a Sicilian.

     The map on the left shows the Kingdom of Sicily as it existed, with variations, from its founding by Ruggiero II in 1130, until 1816.  On the right is the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, as the nation was called from 1816 through 1861.  Note that there was no nation called 'Italy', which came into existence only after the 'unification' of the northern states with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.


Morte (Church Records of Deaths)

dal Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film 2013010, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione 1832 Morte, f. 165, No. 169, Joseph Abbate
Abbate   Die 2 Augusti 1832  No. 169.
Joseph Abbate vir Margaritae Antinorio et filius defuncti
Joachim et Annae annorum 56, extremis munitus Sacmentis
obiit cuius cadaver per Revdus Don Nicolaus Romanus
fuit ad Eccsiam Conceptionis, ibique Sepultum
Abbate   Day 2 of August 1832  No. 169.
Giuseppe Abbate husband of Margherita Antinorio, son of the late Gioachino and Anna, age 56, at the end armed by theSacraments,
died.  His body, by Reverend Don Nicola Romano
was brought to the Church of the Conception, & there buried.
from Serradifalco Ecclesiastical Registers Film 2013010, Church of the Immaculate Conception1832 Deaths, Page 165, No. 169, Giuseppe Abbate

Giuseppe Abbate married Margherita Antinorio

Known Children
Giuseppe Abate: about 1803 - 29 Mar 1869
(Married Rosa Saetta)
Vincenzo Abate: about 1816 - 18 Sep 1823
Giuseppa Abate: about 1817 - 10 May 1865
(Married Santo Degli Uomini) ancestors of Paula Degliuomoni


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