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Luigi Lovati (1874)

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Luigi Lovati
Born in Varsi, Italymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 16 Sep 2019 | Created 20 Aug 2009 | Last significant change: 16 Sep 2019
10:55: Eva Ekeblad edited the Biography and Birth Place for Luigi Lovati (1874-). (New source) [Thank Eva for this]
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Luigi Lovati has Italian Roots.

Luigi Lovati, Italian citizen, born 5 April 1874, came to Sweden as a barrel organ grinder in 1898. 20 May he was registered in S:ta Eugenia Katolska församling.[1] 23 May he was registered in Stockholm as living at Katarina Kyrkbacke 2, Lilla Glasbruksgatan 16[2]

In 1900 he was mentioned twice in Swedish Police Reports.

"För inbrott och nidingsdåd har d. 5/3 häktats och till länsf. i Linköping införp. italienske undersåten Luigi Lovati, född d. 5/4 74 och skrifven i katolska församlingen i Stockholm. Lovati kommer att undergå ransakning inför Åkerbo, Bankekinds och Hanekinds H.R. enl. medd. af länsm. Linderström i Hanekinds härad."[3]

"I n:o 31 B4 d.å. omn. italienske undersåten Luigi Lovati har d. 12/3 af Åkerbo, Bankekinds och Hanekinds H.R. dömts att för snatteri och hemfridsbrott böta 35 kr samt att i skadeersättning och vittneslöner m.m. utgifva tillhopa 43 kr 50 öre, och försattes han på fri fot, enl. medd. af länsm. Linderström i Hanekinds härad."[4]

In short, he was accused on a charge of burglary and heinous deeds. The sentence was downgraded to petty theft and trespassing. He was fined and released 12 March 1900. This was south of Stockholm, in Östergötland, near Linköping.

In the residence records for Stockholm he had been transferred to the "residence unknown" list in 1900.[5] In the registers for S:ta Eugenia katolska församling in Stockholm he has been transferred to the list of absentees in 1902.[6] He does not seem to have returned to Sweden.


  1. S:ta Eugenia katolska församlings kyrkoarkiv, Flyttningslängder, SE/SSA/0108/B/1 (1895-1920), bildid: 00067702_00017, sida 14 Riksarkivet SVAR
  2. Överståthållarämbetet, Skatteverket. Rotemännens arkiv. Rote 13 Stadsgårdsroten (A, AB) DIa:129 (1878-1926) Bild 240 / sid 12a (AID: v929696.b240.s12a) Arkiv Digital
  3. Polisunderrättelser 1900:31:B4
  4. Polisunderrättelser 1900:34:C2
  5. Överståthållarämbetet, Skatteverket. Rotemännens arkiv. Rote 13 Stadsgårdsroten (A, AB) DIa:1209 (1878-1926) Bild 140 / sid 7a (AID: v930776.b140.s7a) Arkiv Digital
  6. S:ta Eugenia katolska församlings kyrkoarkiv, Böcker över obefintliga, SE/SSA/0108/A III/1 (1899-1915), bildid: 00067701_00048, sida 47 Riksarkivet SVAR

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On 16 Sep 2019 at 10:28 GMT Eva Ekeblad wrote:

The gender change was not done by the profile managers. I have changed his gender back, found a few more sources and fleshed out the bio a bit.

On 7 Aug 2019 at 12:26 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:


I'm a little confused. This profile has a male name but the gender is female. In the conviction citation it says "and he was set free, according to the message of County Linderström"

Was the gender change accidental?

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