Leonarda Prizzi

about 1770
7 January 1820 ~ Serradifalco, Caltanissetta, Sicilia

Meaning of Prizzi [PRREE-tzee]: The town, Prizzi, from the Greek Pyrizios, incendiary


        I have not found any records of baptism or marriage for my great-great-great-grandmother Leonarda Prizzi, but I know her name and approximate birth year, and the names of her parents, from her death records. 




Number Second
Year Eighteen hundred twenty, day
_____ of the month of January
at hour
four AM before us Francesco li Calsi
and official of the Civil Record of the Town of Serradifalco
district of
Caltanissetta valle of Caltanissetta have appeared Antonino Volpe, age sixty-one, occupation Farm guard
subject of the realm, living
in this Town at Vicolo Volpe No. Sixteen

Arcangelo Tumminello age forty-four, occu-
Sharecropper, subject of the realm, living in this Town at Strada
Mintina No. Six
                               who have declared
that on day
seven  ~ of the month of January,
Eighteen hundred twenty, at hour ten ~ has died in her
own house Leonarda Prizzi, age fifty, wife of Luiggi Saetta

she was born in Serradifalco, occupation ~
 she lived in Serradifalco at Strada Mintina No. 5. 

daughter of
the late Antonino Prizzi occupation Farmer ~
who lived in Serradifalco ~  and of the late Anna
of whom the surname is unknown
who lived in Serradifalco. 

According to the law
we went together with the named witnesses
to the side of the deceased, and we have acknowledged her actual death.
have today created this document, we have inscribed it on the two re-
gisters and
have read it to the declarants, on the day, month and year as
above, and it is signed by us
alone, the witnesses Antonino Vol-
pe and Arcangelo Tumminello having stated that they don't know how to write.
  [Signed] The Mayor  
Francesco Li Calsi

From Serradifalco Registri Stato Civile Film 1466474, 1820 Deaths, No. 2, Leonarda Prizzi



From Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici 2013010,  1820 Deaths, page. 150, Leonarda Prizzi

Leonarda's church death record gives her husband's surname, Saetta [Sajitta].

Sajitta/ die 17: Januarii 1820
 Prizzi                   Saetta
Leonarda  uxor  Aloysii  staris suis
annorum 50 - - Sacra-
mentis munito - - - -
- - - - - - - -
sepulta, per me d. Nicola
Fontana, Cappellanus

Saetta/ day 17 of January 1820
Leonarda[Prizzi] wife of Luigi[Saetta] ended her
50 years - - by the Sacra-
ment fortified - - - -
- - - - - - - -
buried, by me Don Nicola
Fontana, Chaplain



 Leonarda Prizzi married Luigi Saetta

Known Children

Stanislao Saetta: abt 1794 - 24 Jan 1877 (Married Gaetana Polizzi)
Salvatore Saetta: abt 1799 - 25 Nov 1869 (Married Vincenza di Francesco)
Maria Saetta: abt 1801 - 14 Jul 1841
Angela Saetta: abt 1804 - 10 Sep 1849 (Married Onofrio Vella)
Rosa Saetta: abt 1808 - 16 Sep 1877 (Married Giuseppe Abate)
Leonarda Saetta: abt 1813 - 20 May 1839 (Married Pietro Lombardo)


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