Raimonda Vincenza Ricotta

Born: 12 April 1717
,Serradifalco, Caltanisetta, Kingdom of Sicily
20 November 1800, Serradifalco, Caltanisetta, Kingdom of Sicily

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


        My great-great-great-great-grandmother Raimonda Vincenza Ricotta's common name is given as Vincenza on 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.


        A 1717 baptism record is likely that of Vincenza. The record itself is damaged, but the index to the record gives information that helps decipher it.  Below are the index and the pertinent entry, as well as the page of baptisms and the record for Vincenza, whose full name is given as Raimonda Vincenza.

 Ricotta  Raymunda  I Fil: Petri, et
       Catherine___________f 190
 Ricotta Raimonda Infant daughter of Pietro &
        Caterina______page 190

Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film 2012918
dell'Immacolata Concezione 
1717 Baptism Index, Raymunda Vincentia Ricotta,
FamilySearch image 1364/2996


    Die 12: Aprilis 1717
_ _D. Mattheus Geraci Rvs
     baptizavi infm natum
ex Petri, et Catharina Ricot-
ta jugbus. Cui impositum fuit
nomen Raymunda, et Vincentia
PP fuere Antoninus Middione
et Raymunda uxor Bartolomei Palum
bo huius Terrae Serrafalchi

Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film 2012918, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione
1717 Baptisms, Page 190, Raymunda Vincentia Ricotta
FamilySearch image 1473/2996

     Day 12 of April 1717
_ _Don Matteo Geraci Reverend
     baptizied an infant born
of Pietro, and Caterina Ricot-
ta a married couple. The child was given
the name Raimonda Vincenza
Godpaernts were Antonino Middione
and Raimonda wife of Bartolomeo Palum
bo of this Land, Serradifalco

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 Conception 
1800 Deaths, page 121, Vincentia Coniglio
FamilySearch image 1913/3133

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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