Vincenza Ricotta

Born: about 1723

20 November 1800, Serradifalco, Caltanisetta, Kingdom of Sicily

Meaning of Ricotta [rih-KOHT-tuh] a soft cheese made from sheep's milk


        I have not found any records of baptism or marriage for my great-great-great-great-grandmother Vincenza Ricotta, but I know her first name from baptism, marriage, and death records of her offspring, and her surname Ricotta from the 1821 death record of her son Amodeo Coniglio.   The 1737 baptism and 1759 marriage records of Pasquale Domenico Coniglio give his parent's names, in Latin, as Philippus (Filippo) Coniglio and Vincentia (Vincenza).  Both parents were living in 1759 at the time of Pasquale's marriage, and in 1772 at the marriage of their daughter Giuseppa.  The same names appear as parents on the 1740 baptism record of Gaspare Epifanio Coniglio and the 1828 death record of Concetta Coniglio. Vincenza's death record, below, is barely legible, but the key dates and names can be recognized.


Morte (Church Records of Deaths)

Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film 2013010, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione 1800 Morte, page 121, Vincentia Coniglio
                                    Die 20 9bris 1800
Coniglio/ Vincentia  uxor qdm Phi-
    lippi an. 67
                                    Day 20 November 1800
Coniglio/ Vincenza  wife of the late Fi-
     lippo; age 67
from Serradifalco Ecclesiastical Registers Film 2013010, Church of the Immaculate Conception1800 Deaths, page 121, Vincenza Coniglio

Below is the civil death record of Vincenza's son Amodeo, confirming her surname as Ricotta.

Number One hundred eight
eighteen hundred twenty-one ~ day twenty-eight of the month of October
at hour
three postmeridiem before Us Priest Francesco li Calsi, Mayor
                    and official of civil records of the Town of Serradifalco

district of Caltanissetta Val of Caltanissetta have appeared
__ age forty-two years, occupation peasant sharecropper
subject of  the Kingdom of  the Two Sicilies, living in said Town, at Strada Delle Logge number Seventeen,

and Giuseppe Lombardo __ age twenty-four years, occu-
pation peasant sharecropper subject of the realm, living here at Strada Cimino number Five, ________________________________________who have

declared that on day Twenty-eight of the month of October,
year as above, _______ at hour one post meridiem has died in
his own house Amodeo Coniglio, age
seventy-four, husband of Arcangela d'Orlando, deceased

                                   he was born in Serradifalco, ____ status
middle-class townsman _________ domiciled at Piano della Concezione
number Seventeen

son of
Filippo, deceased ____ of occupation ________
                                      domiciled ____________________  and of
Vincenza Ricotta, deceased ____ domiciled _____________

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

From Serradifalco Registri Stato Civile 1466473, 1821 Deaths, No. 108, Amodeo Coniglio    


 Vincenza Ricotta married Filippo Coniglio

Known Children

Pasquale Domenico Coniglio: 4 Aug 1737 - aft. 1828 (Married Rosa Volpe) < These are my ggg-grandparents

Gaspare Epifanio Coniglio: 6 Jan 1740 - aft 1786
(Married Gaetana Cumbo) < ggg-grandparents of Vinnie Scim

and gggg-grandparents of Samuel Crin

                                          and of John Puma of Serradifalco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and ggggg-grandparents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Sebastiano A. M. LoCurto


Felicia Ludovica Coniglio: 8 Jan 1742 - ?

Angelo Coniglio: est 1745 - bef 21 Apr 1825
(Married Anna lo Curto)

Amodeo Coniglio: abt 1747 - 28 Oct 1821
(Married Arcangela d'Orlando)

Angela Coniglio: ? - ? 
(Married Giuseppe Bruno on 3 Feb 1765)

Concetta Coniglio: abt 1754 - 26 Jan 1828
(Married Gaetano Cimino)

Giuseppa Coniglio: ? - ?
(Married Leonardo Petix on 26  Jan 1772)

Rosa Coniglio: bef 1759 - ?

Felice Carmelo Paolo Gregorio Coniglio: 22 Jun 1759 - ?



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