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Perfetti Family

Postby Aaron952 » 25 Mar 2015, 02:24

Looking for potential records regarding Clement (Clementi) Perfetti. Here is some of the background I have so far

Name: Clementi Perfetti
Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1902
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Place: Concord, New Hampshire
Birth Date: abt 1875
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Father's name: Yacopo Bertini
Mother's name: Rebecca
Spouse Name: Clara Pichette
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Father's Name: Michel Pichette
Spouse Mother's Name: Zoe

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 25 Mar 2015, 06:23

Performed a search for Clementi Perfetti at FamilySearch. org. Came up with this list of records. Please look through them for some that might apply. Included are marriage records, naturalization records, census record, etc.

https://familysearch.org/search/record/ ... Aperfetti~

Here is the marriage record.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL85-WWD
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1520640

Here is the naturalization record.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1840474

Birth record of their child.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1784223

Looks like Clement remarried; His first wife died. By this time, he is living in Vermont.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1784223

Death certificate of Clement.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1784223

Marriage of Clement's son.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1784223

If you continue to scan down the multiple pages of the original link I provided at the top of my post, you will likely find more information about the family. Good luck!
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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 25 Mar 2015, 07:11

These look like Clement's immigration records. Age looks about right. Though the given name appears as Cleomene, people who checked in the immigrants often made phonetic attempts at spelling.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD4G-7V9
http://castlegarden.org/quick_search_de ... id=9844104
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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby adelfio » 25 Mar 2015, 14:40

Clement Pufetti staying with the Nardini family
United States Census, 1900
Name: Clement Pufetti
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Concord city Ward 5, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Lodger
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Lodger
Birth Date: Feb 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Joseph Nardini Head M 38 Italy
Sophie Nardini Wife F 30 Italy
Frank D Nardini Son M 12 Massachusetts
Beatrice F Nardini Daughter F 10 New York
Eleanor M Nardini Daughter F 2 New Hampshire
Rapheal Nardini Brother M 44 Italy
Clement Pufetti Lodger M 26 Italy

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 25 Mar 2015, 16:05

To round out your timeline, here is the death certificate for Clement's first wife Clara. She died of appendicitis in Vermont in 1905. Here is the record.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1784223

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Here is the timeline-->

1874/5 - Clement born in Italy (possibly Pisa...see 2nd marriage record)
1891 - Clement immigrates to NY
1900 - Clement boards with family in Merrimack, New Hampshire
1902 - Clement marries Clara Pichette in Concord, NH
Feb. 1903 - Clement is naturalized; lives in Rutland, Vermont
Apr. 1903 - Clement's son is born with Clara in Rutland, Vermont
1905 - Clara dies of appendicitis in Rutland, Vermont
1910 - Clement remarries Benilde C. Catozzi in Rutland, Vermont
1914 - Clement dies of stomach carcinoma in Rutland, Vermont
1928 - Clement and Clara's son marries in Rutland, Vermont

Lots of good, additional information beyond this timeline on these records. Enjoy!
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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 25 Mar 2015, 16:32

Clement's burial record.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK5-BB3N

Clement's tombstone and cemetery records and photos.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=47977111
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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 25 Mar 2015, 16:37

Came across this too.

Clement and Benhilde had a child in 1911.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 636-387-15
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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby adelfio » 26 Mar 2015, 16:08

Prego Claire!!
With Clemente's father being a different surname Bertoni checked the births of Pisa found this birth record of Cleomene?? Prefetti a foundling
Index#1371
1874 Aug 26th in the town of Pisa birth of Cleomene?? Prefetti a foundling parents unknown
PG LINK TO RECORD
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,387058401

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby Aaron952 » 27 Mar 2015, 00:35

Marty - can you help explain more? I am not sure I understand your findings regarding Pisa.

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 27 Mar 2015, 04:37

Aaron, here are two links that talk about foundlings, their method of surrender, and the lives one could expect them to lead in foundling homes. Generally, a foundling is an infant/child that is abandoned by its parent(s), either because the child was born out-of-wedlock or because the parents were too poor to care for the child. Sometimes, a child surrendered because of a family's difficult circumstances might be reclaimed when times were better, but not always. Marty is telling you that the child was surrendered, but the birthparents' names were unknown. And perhaps, the gentleman who is listed as Clement's father is really his adoptive father. When Marty comes back on the board, I'm sure he will tell you more of his findings.

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... bandonment

http://italianamericanbootclubsantabarb ... es-ducale/
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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby adelfio » 27 Mar 2015, 15:18

On his second marriage record to Benilde C Catozzi it says Clemente was born in Pisa I searched through Pisa birth records 1873-1876 and found that POSSIBLE BIRTH RECORD in 1874
On the first marriage it listed his father as Yacopo Bertini different surname possible foster father

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby Aaron952 » 28 Mar 2015, 13:39

This is all very interesting! Do you have an idea of how many children were foundlings? Or what percentage of the population?

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby adelfio » 28 Mar 2015, 15:09

Im not sure of that info.
Did you read Claires links she left for you about foundlings?

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Re: Perfetti Family

Postby OrangeBlossom44 » 28 Mar 2015, 21:07

Death certificate of Clara and Clement's son...lived a very nice long life.
If you go into FamilySearch.org and search on the names of your ancestors, you will find more information on this son and his family. Each time you find a new name, verify it (by assessing whether the names and dates that surround it are reasonable), then slowly trace your way.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JP33-4ZW

As for the foundling question you have asked, I recommend doing a Google search on foundlings in Italy during that time period, perhaps too in the location you are interested in. There are some papers and books pertaining to that subject. You will learn that the practice of surrendering foundlings was fairly common, that a very, very large number of the foundlings died in care, that the women who gave birth to them often volunteered to nurse (sometimes given payment) but were not allowed to nurse the child they had given birth to, and that some unscrupulous men married the nursing women, not because they loved them, but because they wanted the money they received. Then, when the woman stopped nursing, the men would abandon them. In some instances, the family that felt it could not afford to take care of the child, would surrender it to a foundling home, then volunteer to foster with stipend. I read that sometimes too the child's date of birth would be recorded as the date surrendered. I have read that there were at least 3 foundling homes/hospitals in the Pisa area. This would be a very interesting chapter of your family's history to pursue. Foundlings, whose parentage was "unknown" would be given names by the foundling homes. These names would often reflect the fact that they were abandoned. The names varied by the home and region. Click on this link and scroll down.

http://www.conigliofamily.com/Foundlings.htm

Definitely, an interesting topic. I imagine that obtaining numbers and percentages would be difficult, because record keeping was so decentralized.
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