I am trying to locate ancestors born in Bedollo. My great-grandmother, Domenica Casagranda was born there in 1885. I need help translating the following document:
Dai registri dei Nati questa Parrocchia al Tomo V, pag. 119, No 18 risota che:
CASAGRANDA DOMENICA figlia di
Padre: Antonio di Giov. battista e Domenica Toniolli
e di Madre: Mazzani Virginia fu Giovanni e Casagrand Rosa e nata in Bedollo il giorno trenta maggion milleottocento e ottant cinque (30. V/1885) e fu battezzata in questa Chiesa li 31 detto.
I understand the string of names is parents (?) but my Italian is zip - I can't figure out what the "fu" and "battista e" parts mean. I have found a family tree with an Antonio Domenica that could be a relative - but I need more dates and details to confirm.
Any help with translation and tips on how to research up this tree much appreciated.
From the Register of Births in this Parish at Book V, page 119, No.118 it results that:
CASAGRANDA DOMENICA daughter of
Father: Antonio (son of) of Giovanni battista and Domenica Toniolli
and of Mother: Mazzani Virginia of Giovanni and Casagrand Rosa was born in Bedollo on the thirtieth of May Eighteen eighty five. (30.V/1885) and was baptised in this church the 31st ditto. (the same month)
The "battista" however 'could' be part of his first name of Giovanni battista (John the Baptist). So his name would be Giovanni-battista Toniolli.
if you'll like to know about the surname:
CASAGRANDA (changed into years to CASAGRANDE) means "big house".
This was the surname given to children of unknow parents and, as Republic of Venice laws, which were grown up all togheter in a "big house" (from which the surname cames).
You can find also surname as "DEL PIO LUOGO" o "DELLA PIETÃ€" (which was DEL PIO OSPITALE DI VENEZIA or DELLA PIETÃ€ DI VENEZIA).
The Pio Ospitale di Venezia (Venice's Pio Hospital) was the place were the "unknown" mothers left their just born children. After a few the children was given to a family in territory of the Republic of Venice ("tolti a latar" taken to give milk), were they will grow and stay, abitually as servant, and taking the surname DEL PIO LUOGO or DELLA PIETÃ‚ or CASAGRANDA.
Your Grand-grandmother grandfather was probably one of these children