no image

Giovanni Frisella (abt. 1852 - 1889)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Giovanni Frisella aka Vella
Born about in Corleone, Palermo, Sicilymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Died in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Nov 2015
This page has been accessed 269 times.

Categories: Murder Victims | Corleone, Italia | Rural Entrepreneurs | Guards.

Biography

Giovanni Frisella (the family is sometimes called Frisella Vella, and some records call him Giovanni Vella) is born around 1852[1] in Corleone, the son of Don Giuseppe Frisella and Donna Giuseppa Orlando[2][1], who married in 1850.[3]

Giovanni marries Donna Ignazia Piazza on 5 November 1876. His parents are both still living.[2]

Giovanni and Ignazia have at least two children, Giuseppa (1885) and Maddalena (1889).

Giuseppa is born 5 June 1885 and baptized ten days later, named after her paternal grandmother. Her godparents are Pietro Simoncini and Francesca Vella Frisella, who is unmarried.[4]

Maddalena is born 19 August 1889 and baptized 7 September. Her godparents are Francesco Vitagliano and Marianna Piazza.[5]

Giovanni is a Sylvan Guard chief, investigating cattle thefts, when he is shot and killed on his way home. Two women witness the killing, and of them, one is threatened and the other is killed.[6] One of the women, Frisella's neighbor, Anna di Puma, recognizes one of two men lurking nearby as Giuseppe Morello. A couple minutes later she hears a shot, and runs back to find Vella dying. She tells neighbors what she's seen.[7]

The Church records Giovanni's murder (interfecta) at age 37 (b. 1852) on 29 December 1889. His father has died by this time. His mother and wife survive him.[1]

Two days later, Anna di Puma is shot in the back and killed. Giuseppe Morello is arrested and charged with the murder, according to Amoruso[7], but Bruno says Morello evades arrest.[6] Di Puma's death record has not been found. Cascio-10 09:51, 9 November 2015 (EST)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Death of Joannes Frisella, Record no. 449, 29 December 1889, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11742-39329-19?cc=2046915&wc=MG3W-JWP:351041801,351041802,351085401 : accessed 5 September 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Morti 1889-1910 > image 29 of 546; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marriage of Joannis Frisella and Ignatia Piazza, record no. 623, 5 November 1876, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11622-13046-80?cc=2046915&wc=MG37-L29:351041801,351041802,351107101 : accessed 5 September 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Matrimoni 1872-1887 > image 157 of 535; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  3. Marriage of Josephi Bernardi Frisella and Josepha Orlando, record no. 36, 4 February 1850, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11593-66921-65?cc=2046915 : accessed 9 November 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Matrimoni 1832-1856 > image 335 of 443; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  4. Baptism of Josepha Frisella Vella, record no. 321, 15 June 1885, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12332-70821-48?cc=2046915 : accessed 16 November 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1884-1888 > image 128 of 398; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  5. Baptism of Magdalena Frisella, record no. 402, 7 September 1889, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12332-64831-53?cc=2046915 : accessed 22 November 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1889-1895 > image 37 of 427; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bruno, Joe. "Joe Bruno on the Mob - The Morello Brothers" Accessed online 4 September 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Amoruso, David. "The Definitive History of the Genovese Family." Accessed online 4 September 2015.


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored by MyHeritage




Search
Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

DNA
No known carriers of Giovanni's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests and no close relatives have taken a 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.



Collaboration

Giovanni is 28 degrees from Judy Garland, 32 degrees from Mindy Silva and 30 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

F  >  Frisella  >  Giovanni Frisella