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Carl Andreas Pisani (1838 - 1888)

Carl Andreas Pisani
Born in Bergen, Norwaymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1 Jul 1866 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverigemap
Died at age 50 in Jakob och Johannes, Stockholm, Sverigemap
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Carl Andreas Pisani was born in 1838. Later records list his birth location as Bergen in Norway.

In 1850, he was 12 years old and lived in the Roman Catholic orphanage in Stockholm, Sweden. They were 13 boys and 14 girls. His future wife Selma also lived there at the time.[1]

Goldsmith apprentice/Guldsmedslärling living in kvarteret Skansen in Klara parish, in Stockholm, Sweden in 1860.[2]

He married Selma Carolina Liljedahl on July 1, 1866 in Sankta Eugenia, the Roman Catholic church of Stockholm. The records were kept in latin.[3]

He worked at the National Library of Sweden as a Janitor and his language skills made him useful at the department for foreign books. He committed suicide according to this newspaper.

"Kaffe orsak till sjelfmord. Under grubbleri, förorsakadt af för mycket kaffedrickande, som det tros, afhände sig för några dagar sedan den äldste af kongl. bibliotekets vaktmästare Pisani lifvet. Han greps af den inbillningen att kongl. biblioteket frånröfvats flere sina dyrbaraste sällsyntheter och att han misstänktes vara gerningsmannen. Hans mångåriga bokerfarenhet i förening med hans språkkännedom gjorde att han användes vid utländska afdelningen. Han var till börden italienare." [Source: Sundsvalls Tidning 1888-NOV-03]

In the newspaper article above Pisani is called an Italian, but Carl Andreas (Anders) Pisani was born in Bergen, Norway. He supposedly came of Italian stock. He was married and had children. [Source: Rotemansarkivet, Stockholm]

Research notes

Birth date unsure, many different dates:

  • 12 Jul 1838, household record 1849.
  • 12 May 1838, household record 1850
  • 1 July, 1838, later household records.


  1. Catholska Församlingens Inrättning för Fader- och Moderlösa Barn. Household record 1850: Jakob och Johannes (A, AB) AIa:70 (1850) Bild 12 / sid 8 (AID: v86172.b12.s8, NAD: SE/SSA/0008)
  2. Guldsm Lärl. C. A. Pisani, 38 1/7, Skattskr. i No 14, Drottninggatan. Household records: Klara (A, AB) AI:137 (1860) Bild 28 (AID: v87240.b28, NAD: SE/SSA/0010)
  3. "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920", database, FamilySearch ( : 21 February 2020), Carolum Andræam Pisani, 1866.
  • Carl And. Pisani born July 12, 1838, living in Catholska Församlingens Inrättning för Fader- och Moderlösa Barn in kvarteret Trollhättan. Household record 1849: Jakob och Johannes (A, AB) AIa:69 (1849) Bild 33 / sid 28 (AID: v86171.b33.s28, NAD: SE/SSA/0008)
  • Sveriges Släktforskarförbund. Sveriges Dödbok/Swedish Death Index 1860-2017 ver 7.21, DVD, 2018. ISBN: 9789188341280

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