Angelo Grizzaffi is born in Corleone on via S. Leoluca, the son of Giuseppe Grizzaffi, age 50 (b. 1815), agricola (farmer), and his wife Domenica Russo, age 40 (b. 1825).
Angelo is born on 12 July 1855 and baptized the next day as Angelum. His godparents are Dominicus Patella and Mariana, his sister.
Angelo marries Maria Carmela Nieli on 11 January 1880. They have five children, including three sons named Giuseppe (1881, 1882, and 1884). The first son dies at a month of age. The second is believed to have also died in infancy. They also have two daughters: Domenica, in 1887, and Antonina, in 1889.
Note: For a table of Latin baptismal names and their Italian equivalents, and a discussion of naming conventions among the Corleonesi, see the Cascio Family Space.
Their first son named Giuseppe is born and baptized on 26 April 1881. His godparents are Joannes di Leo and Francesca di Palermo.
Giuseppe dies on 29 May 1881 at one month of age.
Maria Carmela and Angelo marry in the civil record on 27 June 1882 in Corleone, both for the first time. Angelo is 26 years old. His father has passed away at this time, but his mother is living.
Giuseppe dies at seven months of age on 16 March 1883.
The third son named Giuseppe is born 5AM and baptized Joseph the same day, 5 Feb 1884. His godparents are Benedetto Sabatino and Giuseppa Colletti.
Domenica is born 28 June 1887 and baptized Dominicam the next day. Her godfather is the unmarried Vincentius Gennaro.
Antonina is born 19 March 1889, according to the record of her marriage.
Angelo dies on 20 April 1890, age 35. He is killed in the night, along with Placido Mannina, his brother-in-law, in the fiefdom of Castro (Ex feudo Castro... in predicto ex feudo... it is called the Castro land, contrada Castro, in the civil record). A week previous, an unidentified person was found murdered in another fiefdom (in Ex fendo inbriaca).
The last son named Giuseppe dies, reportedly at age 12 (he is ten) on 12 April 1894.
According to a transcript in the Corleone matrimonial record for 14 March 1909, Antonina marries Antoninio Salerno, from Messina, in the parish of San Lucia, "Neo Eborari, America."
Estratto d'atto di nascita, Angelo Grizzaffi, dated 13 July 1855
Baptism of Angelus Grizzaffi, 13 July 1855
Marriage of Angelo Grizzaffi and Maria Nieli, record no. 1063, 11 January 1880
Baptism of Joseph Grizzaffi, 26 April 1881
Death of Joseph Grizzaffi, record no. 167, 29 May 1881
Certificato di Defissione, Angelo Grizzaffi and Maria Carmela Nieli, 27 June 1882
Atto di matrimonio, Angelo Grizzaffi and Maria Carmela Nieli, Record #70, 28 June 1882
Baptism of Joseph Grizzaffi, Record no. 425, 23 July 1882
Death of Joseph Grizzaffi, record no. 141, 16 March 1883
Baptism of Joseph Grizzaffi, 5 February 1884
Baptism of Dominica Grizzaffi, record no. 351, 29 June 1887
Death of unidentified person, 13 April 1890
Death of Angelus Grizzaffi, record no. 131, 20 April 1890
1890 registro degli atti di morte, Angelo Grizzaffi
Death of Joseph Grizzaffi, record no. 140, 12 April 1894
Marriage of Antoninum Salerno and Antoninam Grizzaffi, record no. 31, 14 March 1909
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