Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

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Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby sacesta » 10 Aug 2016, 19:18

Today I found Francesco Gruppuso's Record of Baptism, my 4th great grandfather. Parents are Magistro Joseph Gruppuso and Antonia Monticciolo. Baptized on the 13th of ?? 1769. Born the previous day.

I need help deciphering the month of the event. (is that July or September?) The dates of adjacent records are more difficult to read.

I am also unable to read the name after Francesco's given name.

And it would be nice to know the names of the witnesses.

Thanks, as always.

Steve

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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby erudita74 » 10 Aug 2016, 22:47

Steve
The month is September (7bris).
I have to work on this document. There are other towns mentioned and a different parish. I need to figure out the town names first.
Erudita

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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby sacesta » 11 Aug 2016, 00:05

Ok. Thanks Erudita. I meant to ask "Is that September or November?" (I couldn't tell if the character before the bris was a 7 or a 9), but I'm exhausted and a bit brain dead. I've been looking at way too many records.

It's interesting that all of a sudden, in this generation, different parish names are appearing in the records. Up until now everyone of my ancestors along my paternal grandfather's line were baptized and married in the chiesa cattolica di San Silvestri Papa. There are several records that have been elusive in the 8th generation. Undoubtedly, some of these folks are from another parish or comune.

A più tardi,

Steve
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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby erudita74 » 11 Aug 2016, 00:55

It's September, Steve (7bris).

I have deciphered some of it. Dated Sept 13, 1769 but born yesterday (12th).
Father: (Maestro) Giuseppe Gruppuso
Mother: Antonia Monticciolo
Spouses of this town and Mother Church (Parish)
Infant: Francesco (I believe the middle name is Gaetano)
Godparents:
Godfather: Still working on his town and parish
Godmother: Grazia, wife of Giuseppe Certo, daughter of Giuseppe Corsaro and Concetta Bonnano of the town of Paterno` (that's in the province of Catania)

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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby sacesta » 11 Aug 2016, 14:31

Thanks Erudita!
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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby erudita74 » 11 Aug 2016, 19:05

You're welcome, Steve. Thanks to fellow volunteer, Pippo, I can now decipher the info concerning the first godparent. His name was Don* (title) Nicola Antonio Berti. He was from Palermo. He was the son of deceased Pietro and Benvenuta Berti, who were spouses at one time in Palermo. They were from the parish of S. Nicolo` alla Kalsa, as far as we can determine. Pippo deciphered the surname, town name, and church name for this godparent. I couldn't have done this part without his generous assistance. I know you'll take the time to thank him as well.
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https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiesa_di ... 0_(Palermo)

Chiesa di San Nicolò alla Kalsa o «dei Latini»
• 1306, Datazione dei primi documenti per la richiesta di costruzione di una cappella patrocinata dalla famiglia di Giovanni Chiaramonte.[17]
• 1338, È documentata la costruzione della Cappella del Santissimo Crocifisso per seppellire i membri della famiglia Chiaramonte.[18]
• 1399, La facciata è rivolta ad occidente, i restauri trasformarono le colonne in pilastri, fu dotata di stucchi e dorature. Il prospetto è dedicato all'Immacolata Concezione, sono presenti le statue di Sant'Andrea Apostolo e San Giacomo Minore, Sant'Ambrogio e Sant'Agostino d'Ippona, San Gregorio Magno e San Girolamo, in cima alla cuspide è collocata la statua di San Nicola di Mira.[19]
• XV secolo, Il cappellone è patrocinato dalla famiglia Imperatore.[20]
• 1823, La chiesa è stata completamente distrutta dal terremoto di Pollina del 5 marzo. Le macerie ingombrano la piazza per decenni. Abbattuti i ruderi, al suo posto fu riassemblata una scultura di Ignazio Marabitti la Fontana del Cavallo Marino di piazza Santo Spirito, proveniente dal giardino di palazzo Ajutamicristo.
• XIX secolo, L'edicola di bottega gaginiana raffigurante l'Incoronazione della Vergine è stata assemblata nella terza cappella della navata destra della Chiesa di Santa Maria della Catena.

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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby sacesta » 11 Aug 2016, 22:10

Grazie mille Erudita and Pippo! Sending PMs to you both...
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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby mmogno » 11 Aug 2016, 22:46

erudita74 wrote:Infant: Francesco (I believe the middle name is Gaetano) Cyprianus (?)

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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby sacesta » 12 Aug 2016, 04:40

Yes, very well could be. Thanks!
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Surnames Infranco, La Rocca, Mandina, Bilello, Cacioppo, and Cardino.

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Re: Francesco Gruppuso Record of Baptism

Postby PippoM » 12 Aug 2016, 08:33

You both are very welcome!! :-)
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