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Calogero Morello (1776 - 1839)

Calogero Morello
Born in Corleone, Palermo, Sicilymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 4 Feb 1797 (to 16 Jan 1839) in Corleone, Palermo, Sicilymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 62 in Corleone, Palermo, Sicilymap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Dec 2014
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Calogero Morello is born and baptized 14 August 1776 in Corleone. He is the son of Biagio Morello and Maria Ridulfo. His godparents are Vincenzo and Anna Maria Nicolosi, son and mother.[1]

Calogero marries Antonina Crapa on 4 February 1797. His parents are living.

Calogero and Antonina have at least nine children: Biagio (c. 1800), three daughters named Maria (1798, 1804, and 1825), Salvatore (1805), Giuseppe (1809), Angelo (1813), Leoluca (1816), and Luca (1819).

Biagio appears in the 1811 stato delle anime, age eleven.

The first daughter named Maria, after her paternal grandmother, is born and baptized 24 April 1798. This record calls Antonina by her mother's surname, Caputo. Maria's godparents are Luca and Gaetana di Giglio, a married couple. Maria is presumed to have died before her sister is born in 1804.

The second daughter named Maria is born and baptized 1 May 1804. Her godparents are Luciano and Maria Jannazzo, a married couple. Two of Luciano and Maria's sons will be members of a criminal gang in 1834.

Maria is presumed to have died before the 1811 stato delle anime.

Salvatore is born and baptized 6 August 1805. His godparents are Gaetano and Maria Russo, a married couple.

Giuseppe is born 4 August 1809 and baptized the next day. His godparents are Leoluca Terrusa and Diana, wife of Antonino Terrusa.

In 1811, living in the cortile Addorata, are Calogero, 29 (b. 1782), his wife Antonina, 38 (b. 1773), and their children Biagio, 11 (b. 1800), and Salvatore, 6 (b. 1805).

Open Issue: Giuseppe does not appear in the 1811 stato delle anime. He would be two years old, and he is known to survive to marry.

In 1812, Calogero, 31 (b. 1781), lives in the same place, off a courtyard near [,13.3017773,3a,75y,139.29h,96.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skPx_3n6_ywFXaxKkdrFV8w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 the Chiesa Dell'Addolorata], with his wife, Antonina, 30 (b. 1782), and children Biagio, 11 (b. 1801), Salvatore, 8 (b. 1804), and Giuseppe, 3 (b. 1809). Note that Giuseppe has reappeared.

Angelo is born and baptized 25 August 1813. His godparents are Spts Baron Don Angelo and Donna Maria Teresa Cannarozzo, a married couple.

Leoluca is born and baptized 4 October 1816. His godparents are Giuseppe Crapa and Carmela Rumore, wife of Giuseppe. He may have died before his brother, Luca, is born in 1819.

Luca is born and baptized on 26 December 1819. His godparents are Giuseppe and Francesca Crapa, a married couple.

The third daughter named Maria is born and baptized on 21 March 1825. Her godparents are Giuseppe and Francesca Crapa, a married couple.

Angelo dies, reportedly at age 18 (he is 20) on 19 May 1833.

In 1834, Calogero Morello, 52, his wife Antonina, 51, and their children Biagio, 37, Salvatore, 29, Giuseppe, 24, Leoluca, 14, and Maria, 9, appear in the stato delle anime, living in an unnamed courtyard in the San Nicolo' quarter. He still lives next door to the Vasi family and appears to be in the same place as in previous censuses.

Giuseppe, a farmer (agricola), marries Maria Grizzaffi on 4 June 1837. His parents are both living, and hers have passed away.

Death of Calogero

Calogero dies, reportedly at age 40 (he is 62) on 16 January 1839. His wife, Antonina, survives him. This record calls his mother Maria Ruffino.

The surviving Maria marries Biagio Mule' on 12 November 1841.

Salvatore marries Vita Cutrone on 18 April 1847. Antonina is still living.

Salvatore dies at age 60 (b. 1806) on 3 December 1866. Vita survives him.

Giuseppe dies at age 71 on 26 February 1881. His wife, Maria, dies two months later.

Maria dies, reportedly at age 85 (actually, she is almost 79) on 16 February 1904. She is the widow of Biagio Mule'.[2]


  1. Baptism of Calogerus Morello, 14 August 1776, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 February 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1774-1776 > image 162 of 187; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  2. Death of Maria Morello, record no. 43, 17 February 1904, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 March 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Morti 1889-1910 > image 392 of 546; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).

Marriage of Calogeri Morello and Antonina Crapa, record no. 1409, 4 February 1797

Baptism of Maria Morello, 24 April 1798

Baptism of Maria Morello, 1 May 1804

Baptism of Salvatore Murello, 6 August 1805

Baptism of Josephus Morello, 5 August 1809

Calogerus Morello family, 1811 stato delle anime

Calogerus Morello family, 1812 stato delle anime

Baptism of Angelus Morello, 25 August 1813

Baptism of Leonemlucam Morello, 4 October 1816

Baptism of Maria Morello, 21 March 1825

Death of Angelus Morello, 19 May 1833

Marriage of Joseph Morello and Maria Grizzaffi, record no. 497, 4 June 1837

Death of Calogerus Morello, 16 January 1839

Marriage of Blasii Mule' and Maria Morello, record no. 219, 12 November 1841

Marriage of Salvatoris Morello and Vita Cutrone, record no. 1832, 18 April 1847

Death of Salvator Morello, 3 December 1866

Death of Joseph Morello, record no. 72, 26 February 1881

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