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Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby CHausmann » 19 Nov 2013, 16:46

Looking for Lucchetti, Scannavino and/or Albertoni connections in Chiavari.

Part of this may not be accurate, but it’s what I have compiled from records and family stories so far.

Francesco Lucchetti (b: 1838) was in love with Rosa Albertoni (b: 1863) while living in Chiavari. He wanted to bring her to America, but her parents would not allow it.

Francesco moved to California (immigrated 1865) and started one of the first Italian restaurants in San Francisco, called Lucchetti’s.

Meanwhile, Rosa (name could be wrong) married Luigi (?) Scannavino and wound up living in Camanche, California. Camanche no longer exists. In 1963, the Camanche Dam was built, and the town was flooded. It is now Lake Camanche. Luigi was a gold miner.

Rosa died, leaving behind 2 or possibly 3 children. Luigi could not work and care for the children, so he asked Francesco (Frank) and wife Frances to raise John Scannavino (b: 1881 in Italy) and Maria Scannavino (b: 1883 in California), who were small children at the time. Supposedly, there was a third child, an older girl, who stayed with Luigi.

A relative told me that Francesco had a brother, Guiseppe “Pepo” Lucchetti, who was married to Josephine “Pena”.

Francesco also was a brother to, Domenico (b: 1834), Luigi Lucchetti (b: 1836) and Carlo Lucchetti (b: 1837). Carlo was a Consulate for Italy in Africa or South America. Carlo had a son, Eduardo, who was killed in a motorcycle accident. Eduardo was a POW and was held in an English camp.

Relatives have said that Francesco’s father was a sea captain. They lived in a 4-story home near the water. Relatives said that the house had a view of the sea, after a row of homes in front of it were washed away in a storm.

I am looking for any information on related Lucchetti’s, Scannavino’s or Albertoni’s who are from Chiavari or who are related to any of the people I have listed. I am particularly interested in finding Francesco’s parents, and also learning about the Scannavino’s.

Maria Scannavino married Albert Lucchetti, Francesco’s son. Maria was my great-grandmother and Albert was my great-grandfather.

Francesco was my great-great-grandfather.
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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 19 Nov 2013, 21:02

Hi Claudia,

don't know if you already checked this site, you'll find many newspaper articles about the Lucchetti and "Captain F. Scannavino":

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/ ... nge&page=2

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 15:50

Just in the case that you don't have, a photo of Frank Lucchetti:

From the book:

"Men of California" Wellington C. Wolfe, 1902

https://archive.org/stream/mencaliforni ... 0/mode/1up

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby suanj » 20 Nov 2013, 16:30

sorry I no understand:
Francesco Lucchetti (b: 1838) was in love with Rosa Albertoni (b: 1863) while living in Chiavari. He wanted to bring her to America, but her parents would not allow it.

Francesco moved to California (immigrated 1865) and started one of the first Italian restaurants in San Francisco, called Lucchetti’s.

Rosa was 2 old when Francesco immigrated in USA..???
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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 16:40

Claudia,

I live in the area and when I read the lastnames Scannavino and Lucchetti I thought that they were for sure coming from my places but not from Chiavari town.
These lastnames are specifically from the area of Varese Ligure, Maissana (which are under the province of La Spezia, same Liguria region) and Castiglione Chiavarese...
So, I tried to find the birth act of Luigi Scannavino's son and found it :!: in Castiglione Chiavarese:

Birth Act number 49 - Year 1881

Scannavino Giovanni Battista Emanuele was born in Castiglione Chiavarese on the day 13 june 1881, son of Luigi Scannavino son of the late Emanuele, age 41, resident in Castiglione chiavarese, and of his wife Albertoni Rosa daughter of the late Giovanni Battista.

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 16:47

Considering that Luigi Scannavino was 41 years old on 1881, then he was possibly born on 1840...
I think this is his 1890 obit in San Francisco:

The morning call., April 21, 1890, Page 8, Image 8

Scannavino Luigi
In this city, april 17, Luigi Scannavino, a native of Italy, aged 49 years


http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/ ... nge&page=1

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 17:07

Found also the record of the arrival in the U.S. about Luigi, wife Rosa and little son Giovanni and another daughter, Silvia on 1882:

From Castlegarden.org

Luigi:
http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... d=10110986

wife:
http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... d=10110987

son:
http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... d=10110985

and ...

CHausmann wrote:Supposedly, there was a third child, an older girl, who stayed with Luigi.


http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... d=10110988

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p.s.I'm adding the arrival manifest image from Ancestry.com:

http://postimg.org/image/l2ivgjw4x/

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 18:20

Francesco also was a brother to, Domenico (b: 1834), Luigi Lucchetti (b: 1836) and Carlo Lucchetti (b: 1837). Carlo was a Consulate for Italy in Africa or South America. Carlo had a son, Eduardo, who was killed in a motorcycle accident. Eduardo was a POW and was held in an English camp.


From Ancestry.it a possible birth act of Domenico Lucchetti's daughter in Castiglione Chiavarese:

Birth Act number 36 - Year 1871

Lucchetti Vittoria was born in Castiglione Chiavarese on the day 3 june 1871 at 1 a.m., the baby's birth was declared to the town hall officer by her father, Domenico Lucchetti son of the living Giovanni Battista, age 36, occupation physician, mother of the baby was his wife Emilia Castiglione daughter of the living Antonio. Their address in Castiglione Chiavarese was in the little hamlet of Morasca

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby CHausmann » 20 Nov 2013, 18:27

Thank you Laura for all your help. I need to look at everything you've provided. I've been searching through all the Lucchetti's in the first link you provided. There are so many listed the San Francisco Call before 1922.

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby CHausmann » 20 Nov 2013, 18:30

Sue, you're right. It doesn't make sense that Francesco was in love with a 2-yr-old. That was a family story, so perhaps that's not right. Thank you for catching that.

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 18:39

Again, from Ancestry.it, the birth act of Luigi and Rosa Scannavino's first daughter, her name was Maria, maybe the name on the 1882 arrival manifest was mispelled (image was not clear)

Birth Act number 66 - Year 1871

Scannavino Maria was born in Castiglione Chiavarese on the day 8 december 1871 at 2 p.m., The Baby's birth was declared to the town hall officer by Battilana Antonio, farmer, age 45, who assisted to the birth. Mother of the baby was Rosa Albertoni daughter of the late Giovanni Battista , father of the baby was Scannavino Luigi son of the late Emanuele, husband of Rosa.

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 20 Nov 2013, 19:17

Finally, the marriage between Rosa Albertoni and Luigi Scannavino :!:

from Ancestry.it

Marriage Act number 20 - Year 1868

Groom: Scannavino Giacomo Luigi Emanuele, age 29, farmer, born and resident in Castiglione Chiavarese, hamlet Campegli, son of the living Emanuele and of the living Bartolomea Rampone (maiden name) both farmers, living in hamlet Campegli

Bride: Albertoni Rosa, age 21, housekeeper, born and resident in Castiglione Chiavarese, daughter of the late Giovanni Battista, occupation proprietor, and of the living Catterina Battilana

Marriage date: 12 december 1868

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Castiglione Chiavarese is not on the seacost, it is in Petronio Valley on the hills, 8 miles from the sea:

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castiglione_Chiavarese

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 21 Nov 2013, 08:29

From Ancestry.it, from the database "Allegati agli atti di Matrimonio" (documents the bride and the groom had to present to the town hall to be allowed to marry) the baptsim acts for them both:

Parish church of Campegli, Saint Rocco and Gaetano Church, Castiglione Chiavarese - Year 1840

Scannavino Giacomo Luigi Emanuele was born on 20 february 1840 at 5 a.m. and was baptized on the day 23 february 1840, son of Emanuele Scannavino son of the living Antonio and of his wife Bartolomea Rampone daughter of the late Carlo, both farmers resident in fraction Campegli. Godparents were Rampone antonio Giacomo, occupation proprietor resident in Campegli and Linari Luigia daughter of the living Giobatta (short version for Giovanni Battista), occupation shopkeeper, resident in Sestri Levante, fraction San Bartolomeo della Ginestra.

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Church of Saint Antonino in Castiglione Chiavarese - Year 1848

Albertoni Rosa was born in Castiglione Chiavarese on 2 may 1848 at 7 p.m. and was baptized in the church of Saint Antonino on 6 may 1848, daughter of Gio Batta Albertoni son of the late Aurelio occupation wealty man, and of his wife Cattarina Battilana daughter of the late Antonio same occupation, both resident in Castiglione. Godparents were Priest Giacomo De Paoli, parish priest of s_aint Peter Church (in fraction San Pietro di Frascati) and Rosa bracco, wealthy woman resident in Moneglia (Genova province)

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http://www.prolococastiglione.org/index ... &Itemid=34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jskVH60 ... Fg&index=4

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 22 Nov 2013, 09:27

CHausmann wrote:Thank you Laura for all your help.


You're welcome Claudia, I'm always happy to help also because we're talking about the places where I live... :D

I found the death act of Francesco Lucchetti's brother Domenico, it is the transcription of the death act in the register of the town hall of Castiglione Chiavarese they received from the town of Chiavari. As you read he was a physician, he was born and resident in Castiglione Chiavarese but he died in a locality under the town of Chiavari:

Death Act number 3 - Part II - Year 1895

Lucchetti Domenico died on 30 vovember 1895 at 12.30 a.m. in the house number 35 , hamlet San Pietro di Rovereto, Chiavari. He was 62 years old, occupation surgeon, born and resident in Castiglione Chiavarese, son of the late Giovanni Battista, resident when alive in Castiglione Chiavarese, and of the late Vittoria Antonini, resident when alive in Castiglione Chiavarese. He was widow of Castiglione Emilia [maiden name] and husband (second marriage) of the living Antonietta Turò.

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Another Francesco's Brother, Luigi Lucchetti died in Genova on 1886, I found the comunication the Comune (town) of Genova sent to the Comune of Castiglione Chiavarese:

Death Act n. 642 - Part II - Year 1886

Lucchetti Luigi died in Genova in the "Ospedale dei cronici" (It was an hospital for mentally ills)on the day 19 giugno 1886. He was 53 years old, born and resident in Castiglione Chiavarese, single, son of the lates Giovanni Battista and Maria (maiden name unknown)
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ospedale_d ... li_(Genova)

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Re: Lucchetti Scannavino Albertoni from Chiavari

Postby pink67 » 22 Nov 2013, 09:32

Don't know if you already have the 1880 census for Francesco Lucchetti, he was living in San Francisco was married, had two children:

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse. ... &ml_rpos=2

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