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inscription on grave marker

Post by kencwalker » 14 Oct 2016, 19:15

Ciao IG members,
I could use a little help reading and translating the inscription on a grave marker.
The marker is in the Italian Cemetery in San Francisco, and written in Italian.
It is for Bartolomeo Vallerga on FindaGrave, here:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=44421529

The photo is also here:
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find ... 594588.jpg

I can read the birth and death dates.
I can't read enough to determine the birth location in Italy (Nato in Alp--???).
Can anyone figure it out?
Also, what do the Italian inscriptions below the date of death say?

Mille grazie!!
Ken
Researching surnames Pedroncelli and Pilatti in Sondrio; Cantoia in Novara; Penna in Asti.

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Re: inscription on grave marker

Post by mmogno » 14 Oct 2016, 20:48

In memoria di
BARTOLOMEO VALLERGA
Nato in
Alpicella Italia
....
....
Lascia la desolata
moglie ???? ????
Riposa in pace

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Re: inscription on grave marker

Post by Tessa78 » 14 Oct 2016, 21:21

mmogno wrote:In memoria di
BARTOLOMEO VALLERGA
Nato in
Alpicella Italia
il 11 marzo 1872
Morto in S.F.
Il 25 ott. 1918
Lascia la desolata
moglie ???? ???? 2 figli
Riposa in pace
T.

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Re: inscription on grave marker

Post by kencwalker » 14 Oct 2016, 21:33

mmongo,
Very Nice! Good stuff. Thanks!
I can "see" it now that I know what it says. :)

T,
Thanks for confirming my read of the dates and the help on the ???.

The wife's name was Lydia Olivia, but don't think that's part of the ???.
The reference to 2 figli is interesting as he had 4 sons and 2 daughters at the time of his death (and his wife was 2-3 months along with son #5). Of course, this assumes this is the correct Bartolomeo Vallerga connected to son Benjamin James "Benny" Vallerga. I don't know enough about the Vallerga family to be sure. Stumbling into other peoples family trees can be sooooo interesting.
Grazie!
-Ken
Researching surnames Pedroncelli and Pilatti in Sondrio; Cantoia in Novara; Penna in Asti.

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Re: inscription on grave marker

Post by AngelaGrace56 » 14 Oct 2016, 21:50

Tessa78 wrote:
mmogno wrote:In memoria di
BARTOLOMEO VALLERGA
Nato in
Alpicella Italia
il 11 marzo 1872
Morto in S.F.
Il 25 ott. 1918
Lascia la desolata
moglie 1 but more likely 4 figli e 2 figlie
Riposa in pace
T.
I see 1 (but most likely 4 sons because it is plural and 2 daughters which confirms what Ken has just written.

Angela

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