Other documents and other names pop up, but all of them are unrelated. The only good document is dated 21st june 1911: Clelia Zianna and her husband Francesco Pontecorvo bought 4 acres of arable land for 400 liras from Antonio Castorino, who was a musician.
Next week I'll go with the camera. Usually there are no problems to shoot a picture, but I have to ask for permission. This specific document is the copy to be stored in the "ufficio del registro", which is in the Court and held the copies of all sales, public willings and so on. It is not the original one. Due to this, there are no authentic signatures. There is written that Clelia Zianna was illiterate.
First: the document described last week (Clelia Zianna and her husband Francesco Pontecorvo bought 4 acres of arable land for 400 liras from Antonio Castorino, who was a musician):
Second: on Dec 3rd 1893, 325 people created a Company (Societa' Anonima Cooperativa di Consumo), whose target was to buy food at bulk prices. Each partner put 15 liras in the Company. Within the names, there are: 68* Pontecorvo Francesco di Salvatore 69- Pontecorvo Giuseppe di Agostino 70- Pontecorvo Leonardo fu Raffaele 71- Pontecorvo Pio fu Gabriele 94* Zianna Francesco di Raffaele 112- Pontecorvo Alessandro fu GiovanBattista 114- Pontecorvo Francesco fu Giacinto 115- Pontecorvo Agostino fu Stefano 116- Pontecorvo Raffaele fu Antonio 135- Pontecorvo Tranquillo fu Antonio As you can see, two names are already known (marked with an asterisk), but several more Pontecorvos lived in Valmontone at that time. Hope I can link them in some way in the future. In other documents I've found other names too. However, this document is interesting because it lists many (if not all) the families of the town.
Third: I went to the Valmontone's cemetery and found the grave of Clelia Zianna and Francesco Pontecorvo:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am very grateful for the information you have provided. I have the picture of Clelia, but I never had their birth and death information. My grandmother, Concetta Cucchiella's mother was Emilia Pontecorvo. We do not know if my grandparents were cousins. Who is buried next to my great-grandparents? Also, is there a picture under Francesco's dates?
Happy for this. In the cemetery there are other Pontecorvos' graves, but nobody is in the list I'm building. The picture close to Francesco Pontecorvo's dates is of a child whose surname is Ettore Piacentini. Probably those Piacentinis are also your relatives, but till now I don't know the link.
My great-aunt, Maria Pontecorvo (1897-?) (Francesco Pontecorvo and Clelia Zianna) married (23 Feb 1922) Guiseppe Piacentini (Angelo Piacentini 1869-? and Palma Mottia). (Paternal Pontecorvo)
My great grand uncle, Gabriele Pontecorvo (David Pontecorvo 1825-1902 and Caterina Recchia 1836-1897) married (22 Jan 1897) Mazzarena Piacentini (Mario Piacentini 1833-? and Egeziaca Giorgi). David Pontecorvo and first wife Pasqua Massari were my great-grandmother, Emilia Pontecorvo's parents. ((Maternal Pontecorvo))
The names in the grave are: Ettore Piacentini, who lived 22 months, dead on 9th may 1938. Diva Piacentini. She was also a child, but I did not shot well the picture, so her dates are not visible (I focused on Clelia Zianna and Francesco Pontecorvo). However, since this grave is only a few steps away from the one or my family, next time I will search better.
The search continues, even if with very little time available. Today I've found another grand grand grand...ma of yours, living in middle-end 1700. Her name was Petronilla (unknown family name), wife of Stefano Monti. Now your tree has 35 people in 10 generations, as far as I know. http://localhost/familiae/tree.php?id=1-908 Till now I can't find any relationship between me and you. Several times your family and mine are close to each other, but no actual common person found till now. Digging again...
Thank you. I have been researching several individuals (cousins of my grandparents) in their immigration to the US. Alfredo Pontecorvo, Anna Latini and Vincenzo Saracini are buried in a cemetery in the county I live in.
Now that I am familiar with family names, I have observed groups of cousins that emigrated together on the same ships.