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Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Berean50 » 08 Oct 2016, 13:54

Hello,

I am looking for Luigi Covatta's brothers and sisters (if he had any). Luigi was born to Francesco Covatta and Margherita Oporto on the 18 Decemeber1867 in Casacalenda, Campobasso. He died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the 2 February 1945.

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Oct 2016, 16:38

Hello Robert,

Here is the birth act in 1867 for Luigi Covatta (bottom right on image)
#271
He was born on 19 December 1867 to Franceso Covatta, age 44, a farmer residing in the town, who is the son of deceased Luigi. Mother is Margherita Oporto, his wife, residing with him, daughter of unknown parents. Born at the house at Strada San Giovanni.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

I will check for siblings :-)

EDIT TO ADD:


A brother, Giuseppantonio Covatta, born 1 March 1872 (record #60)
Same parents - bottom right side of image
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

AND... here is the death of Giuseppantonio on 14 March 1872, at age 13 days (record #72)
Right side of image
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 7.jpg.html

I checked the records from 1857 - 1885, and this is the only sibling I found.

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Berean50 » 09 Oct 2016, 17:08

Thank you Tessa. Much appreciated. I know that the Covatta families each had a surname to differentiate their respective lineage. You wouldn't have that kind of information pertaining to Francesco's line by any chance?

I also know that Margherita Oporto was born in 1840, Feb 22nd in the town of Casacalenda from unknown parents as you stated and she was presented by midwife Teresa Delmonte age 42. Do you have more information regarding this mid-wife and by whom was Margherita raised as we know that she lived on San Giovanni road in Cascalenda.

Thank you once again for your time.

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2016, 21:51

I will look at the records again to see what I can find.
If I can find a marriage act for Francesco and Margherita, it may hold some clues.

As to your question about Francesco...
The following record may give some information about Francesco's line :-)
It is a possible birth act for a sister to Francesco named Giustina. (Record #6 on left)
She was born in 1825 on 10 January, in Casacalenda, to Luigi Covatta, a 27yo farmer, son of Gennaro; and to Maria Antonia Carbone, his wife, age 23, residing with him
Child give the name GIUSTINA, and baptized on the 11th at the Parish Church of S. Maria Maggiore.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 7.jpg.html

AND...another possible sister, Angiola Maria Covatta, born on 4 February 1826, to same parents.
Record #38 - left side of image.
Baptized on the same day.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

I will continue to search for Francesco's birth record to confirm that he had the same parents as these two girls.

EDIT TO ADD***

This marriage record for Francesco Covatta and Margherita Oporto confirms that his parents were Luigi Covatta and Maria Antonia Carbone :-)

#19 - Dated 23 April 1963 in Casacalenda at the town office.
Groom: Francesco was age 40, farmer, son of deceased Luigi, and of deceased Maria Antonia Carbone
Bride: Margherita was age 22, born of unknown parents.
Among the records presented by the couple were: 1 - birth act of groom; 2 - birth act of bride; 3 - death act of father of the groom; 4 - certificate of notification of marriage and of not impediment to the marriage.
Church celebration of marriage took place on 27 April at S. Maria Maggiore.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 1.jpg.html

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2016, 23:06

I located the marriage processetti which includes the records presented at the marriage.

Link to the cover page:
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

Link to the birth act of Francesco Covatta on 23 May 1833 (#130)
Father: Luigi Covatta, age 25, farmer son of Gennaro [Covatta]
Mother: Maria Antonia Carbone, his wife, age 20.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

Link to the birth extract of Margherita Oporto, born about 22 February 1840.
She was presented by Teresa Belmonte, a midwife who found her at the wheel of the abandoned at about 1 day old. The official gave the child the name Margherita Oporto, and consigned her for nutrition to Angiola Gabriele (for nursing). This is a long record. I will go back to look it over.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

This is the death act for Luigi Covatta who died 14 August 1837.
He was the son of deceased Gennaro Covatta and deceased Angela Gravina; and was born in Limosano.
He was age 46, a farmer, and the husband of Maria Antonia Carbone.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

This is the death act of Maria Antonia Carbone who died 19 August 1837.
She was the daughter of deceased Berardino Carbone and deceased Giustina Giommaria.
She was age 40, a farmer, and the widow of Luigi Covatta.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

AND...another generation back -
This is the death act of Gennaro Covatta [father of Luigi, grandfather of Francesco]
Gennaro died 5 December 1840 in Limosano.
He was the son of deceased Romaldo and deceased Teresa Covatta.
He was the widower of Angela Gravina
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

Publication of Banns of Marriage
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Berean50 » 10 Oct 2016, 10:47

Hi Tessa,

I have this link to Francesco's marriage act : http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0 - see record number 7.
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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2016, 19:12

Yes, the link you posted is for the index of marriages that year.
It was #7 of the alphabetical index, but you can see at the end of the line that the number of the Act (record) is #19.

I posted the link and translation of the marriage act above as an EDIT addition to my earlier post.

All of the additional records I posted were part of the attachments to the marriage file.

They show Francesco's line as...
Francesco Covatta - son of Luigi
Luigi Covatta - son of Gennaro
Gennaro Covatta - son of Romaldo Covatta.

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby liviomoreno » 12 Oct 2016, 08:09

Tessa78 wrote:Yes, the link you posted is for the index of marriages that year.
It was #7 of the alphabetical index, but you can see at the end of the line that the number of the Act (record) is #19.

I posted the link and translation of the marriage act above as an EDIT addition to my earlier post.

All of the additional records I posted were part of the attachments to the marriage file.

They show Francesco's line as...
Francesco Covatta - son of Luigi
Luigi Covatta - son of Gennaro
Gennaro Covatta - son of Romualdo Covatta.

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Berean50 » 12 Oct 2016, 11:49

Hi Tessa,

Thank you for your much appreciated assistance. I have at least moved ahead in rebuilding the family history in a way. I am still going to search for more clues as to when my great-great-grand-father (Luigi Covatta) left for Canada in the 1880's or so and try to get more input on my 3 times great grand-mother Margherita Oporto who was adopted at one point. Luigi took a ship with Vincenzo DiCesare in Naples or at least we think it was Naples as history seems to point to this city for any one wanting to cross over to North America back then. I've been to Casacalenda and Limosano a few years back and I saw the Limosano cemetary where I believe that Francesco's father was buried but since it was a communal grave, it was not possible to know exactly where he laid to rest. Do you have any other records higher that Romualdo Covatta?

I thank you again very much for all the work that you have done in this matter.

Best regards,

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Berean50 » 24 Oct 2016, 12:12

Hello Tessa,

Did you have the time to look over the document for Margherita Oporto where you stated "This is a long record. I will go back to look it over."? This would be appreciated.

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Oct 2016, 17:34

Yes, I did take another look. This is what I read.

The child was found in ragged woolen clothes and with no sign (identifying marks) on it's body. The official identified it as a female child with no identifying marks or signs left with it, and consigned the child to Angiola Gabriele for nutrition, and gave her the name Margherita Oporto.
Witnesses to this record were Giovanni Fidotti, 42, farmer residing in Casacalenda; and Michele Ferrara, 40, residing there. The act was entered into two registers of the Civil State, read to the declarant and witnesses, noted day and month, and signed by the official as the others were unable.
It then indicates that on 22 February the Sacrament of Baptism was administered to Margherita Oporto.
The final notation states that this record was for the marriage and dated 18 April (1863 is covered by the binding fold)

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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Berean50 » 24 Oct 2016, 20:03

Tessa,

This is very much appreciated. it sheds light onto my great-great-great ancestor how-be-it a sad one for her at such a young age. Happiness has most certainly set in later on in her life as she married and had children and so on until I happened. I think that she was abandoned because her parents were not married at the time and this was not very well seen by the catholic church.

I thank you again so very much for all that you have done.
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Re: Luigi Covatta family (brothers or sisters)

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Oct 2016, 17:00

Robert,

You may find this article interesting.
http://www.italiangenealogy.com/article ... e-marriage

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