Saturday, December 1, 2018

Extended Family for Riccardo Chialastri and Maria Sapochetti Part 2 - Immigration Records Lead to More than Extending the Family Tree

Immigration records link our ancestors’ lives from birthplaces and family to new beginnings. However, the records can provide more than just a birthplace when reviewed for additional details. While researching the travels of Riccardo Chialastri through multiple trips to the United States prior to moving permanently, potential additional family members were identified within the records.1

The table repeated from Part 12 shows potential relationships. Part 1 of the research was able to identify the relationship of Riccardo to the Pasquazzi surname. However, the relationship to Alessandro Chialastri was less than conclusive. This research will explore the relationship of Umberto Lupi and Antonio Chialastri to both Riccardo and Alessandro Chialastri.

Immigrant Year of Immigration Family Identified Relationship Location from Manifest
Riccardo Chialastri 1911 Salvatore

Pietro Milani
Father

Cousin
Cave, Italy

Atlantic City, NJ
Umberto Lupi 1911 Francesco

Pietro Milani
Father

Cousin
Cave, Italy

Atlantic City, NJ
Riccardo Chialastri 1913 Salvatore

Alessandro Chialastri
Father

Cousin
Cave, Italy

Atlantic City, NJ
Antonio Coluzzi 1913 Rosa Chialastri

Alessandro Chialastri
Wife

Cousin
Cave, Italy

Atlantic City, NJ
Riccardo Chialastri 1927 Eugenio Pasquazzi Brother Cave, Italy

The recent indexing of the Italia, Roma, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1863-1930 on FamilySearch.org provided an initial searching point for the unknown relationships. Since Riccardo Chialastri and Umberto Lupi listed a Pietro Milani as a cousin, the first search was for Pietro Milani. The simple hope was to find a familiar name. Four results were found and when scanning the result for Nazzareno Romeo Pietro Milani, a familiar name, Sapochetti was noted in the Atti di Matrimonio.3 Nazzareno Romeo Pietro Milani married Blandina Maria Bonelli. Nazzareno’s parents were Giuseppe Milani and Matilde Projetti. His wife, Blandina’s parents were Gaspare Bonelli and Rosalisa Sapochetti. Sapochetti was the maiden name to Riccardo Chialastri’s wife, Maria Flavia Sapochetti.

Prior research indicated that Maria Flavia Sapochetti’s parents were Salvatore Sapochetti and Anna Maria Cleri. Anna Maria Cleri married Salvatore Sapochetti on 30 Dec 1874.4 Anna Maria’s was listed as 22 years old, the daughter of Giovanni Cleri and Giacinta Renzi. Salvatore Sapochetti was listed as 25 years of age, the son of Antionio Sapochetti and Francesca Colajacomo.

With the unique name of Francesca Colajacomo, a search was done on the indexed records. The death of Antonio Sapochetti was one record. The Atti di Morte for Antonio Sapochetti lists his death as 13 Feb 1880.5 His parent were listed as Giuseppe Sapochetti and Maddalena Sapochetti, though it is unknown if this reflected not knowing her last name or whether like many Italian women of the era, she kept her last name. Antonio was listed as 60 years old when he died, putting his birth around 1820.

Three other children were identified with Francesca identifying her spouse as Antonio Sapochetti. The Atti di Morti for Luigi Sapochetti, married to Emma de Meis6, the marriage of Salvatore Sapochetti to Anna Maria Cleri as previously mentioned, and the Atti di Matrimonio for Margherita Sapochetti to Francesco Lupi.7 The name Lupi will be examined below in relation to Umberto Lupi.

In the interim, no connection was identified with Rosalisa until a search was performed using her husband’s name, Gaspare Bonelli. The result was the Atti di Matrimonio for Gaspare Domenico Bonelli to Rosalia Sapochetti.8 Rosalia’s parents were Antonio Sapochetti and Francesca Colajacono [sic] which is most likely a transcription error. Thus, it appears that Rosalisa and Salvatore were siblings.

According to the marriage of Rosalia in 1884, her mother, Francesca Colajacomo, was still living. It is interesting to note that Gaspare Bonelli’s parents are Marco Bonelli and Teresa Chialastri, representing another potential link to search.

Employing alternative spellings to Colajacomo, resulted in the identification of two other children of Antonio Sapochetti and Francesca Colajacomo, identified per the records in the table below:

Children of Antonio Sapochetti &
Francesca Colajacomo
Birth Death Marriage Date Spouse
Salvatore ~ 1847 1927 30 Dec 1874 Anna Maria Cleri
Luigi ~ 1851 15 Oct 1895 18 Feb 1882 Elena Emma de Meis
Margherita ~ 1863 18 Feb 1883 Francesco Lupi
Giuseppe Augustino ~ 1854 15 Dec 1880 Remigia Sperduti
Angela ~ 1860 16 Jul 1877 Antonio Scarozza
Rosalia ~ 1847 25 Mar 1884 Gaspare Domenico Bonelli

The final search was to establish additional children of Salvatore Sapochetti and Anna Maria Cleri. Through indexed records and prior searches the table below indicates that Salvatore Sapochatti and Anna Maria Clara had at least six children.

Children of Salvatore Sapochetti &
Anna Maria Cleri
Birth Death Marriage Date Spouse
Nazarena Maria ~ 1879 24 Jun 1899 Filippo Antonio Marcelli
Antonio
Erminia Blandina Luisa 14 Nov 1884
Clemintina Emilia 3 Jan 1887 30 Jun 1887
Giovannia Francesco 29 Aug 1889 5 Apr 1897
Maria Flavia 11 Oct 1892 15 Apr 1972 4 Dec 1912 Riccardo Chialastri
Angelo Luigi Nazzareno Jul 1882 24 Aug 1891

The current conclusion that can be inferred from the data is Pietro Milani is cousin to Anna Maria Sapochetti, wife of Riccardo Chialastri. Re-visiting the Lupi name, the initial table identified Umberto’s father as Francesco Lupi and his cousin as Pietro Milani. No indexed record for Umberto Lupi was found, but one could infer that his father is Francesco Lupi from his immigration record. Francesco married Margherita Sapochetti, and thus he is a cousin as well to Maria Sapochetti. No additional link to Antonio Coluzzi or Alessandro was uncovered.

The Sapochetti tree is shown below.

SVG Family Tree TreeSapochetti
Generated by Parallax View's SVG Family-Tree Generator V5.1.1. See http://parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.com/2017/05/interactive-trees-in-blogs-using-svg.html Giuseppe Sapochetti Antonio Sapochetti ~1820–1880 Maddalena UNKNOWN Francesca Colajacomo Rosalia Sapochetti ~1847-unk Gaspare Domenico Bonelli Blandina Maria Bonelli Nazzareno Romeo Pietro Milani Angela Sapochetti ~1860-unk Antonio Scarozza Margherita Sapochetti ~1863-unk Francesco Lupi Remigia Sperduti Giuseppe Augusto Sapochetti ~1854-unk Luigi Sapochetti ~1851–1895 Elena Emma de Meis Anna Maria Cleri ~1854–1901 Salvatore Sapochetti ~1847–1927 Giovanni Cleri Giacinta Renzi Giovanni Francesco Sapochetti 1890–1897 Clementina Emilia Sapochetti 1887–1887 Angelo Luigi Nazzareno Sapochetti 1882–1891 Nazarena Maria Sapochetti ~1877-unk Filippo Antonio Marcelli Maria Flavia Sapochetti 1892–1972 Riccardo Antonio Filippo Chialastri 1892–1983 Umberto Lupi







1 Barrett, William C. "The Transatlantic Journeys of Ricardo Chialastri - Settling in America and Identifying Family in Italy from Ship Manifests." The Times of Their Lives (blog). Entry posted July 25, 2017. Accessed November 24, 2018. https://thetimesoftheirlives.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-transatlantic-journeys-of-ricardo.html.
2 Barrett, William C. "Extended Family for Riccardo Chialastri and Maria Sapochetti Part 1 Immigration Records Lead to More than Extending the Family Tree." The Times of Their Live (blog). Entry posted November 11, 2018. Accessed November 24, 2018. https://thetimesoftheirlives.blogspot.com/2018/11/extended-family-for-riccardo-chialastri.html
3 Italia, Roma, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1863-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPQZ-TW6L : 12 October 2018), Nazzareno Romeo Pietro Milani and Blandina Maria Bonelli, 7 Dec 1903; citing Marriage, 14, Archivio Stato Civile, Tribunale di Roma (State Civil Archives), Italy; FHL microfilm 2,252,580
4 Lazio, Roma, Matrimoni Records of Cave, Image 9, Salvatore Sapochetti Atti di Matrimonio, 30 December 1874; digital image, Antenati Gli Archivi per la Ricerca Anagrafica (http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Roma/Stato+civile+italiano/Cave/Matrimoni/ : Online 8 July 2017); Portale Antenati.
5 Italia, Roma, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1863-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPQD-7VCD : 12 October 2018), Francesca Colajacomo in entry for Antonio Sapochetti, 13 Feb 1880; citing Death, 16, Archivio Stato Civile, Tribunale di Roma (State Civil Archives), Italy; FHL microfilm 2,252,580
6 Italia, Roma, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1863-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPQD-9N7S : 12 October 2018), Francesca Colajacomo in entry for Luigi Sapochetti, 15 Oct 1895; citing Death, 99, Archivio Stato Civile, Tribunale di Roma (State Civil Archives), Italy; FHL microfilm 2,252,580
7 Italia, Roma, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1863-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPQD-MKTK : 12 October 2018), Francesca Colajacomo in entry for Francesco Lupi and Margherita Sapochetti, 18 Feb 1883; citing Marriage, 3, Archivio Stato Civile, Tribunale di Roma (State Civil Archives), Italy; FHL microfilm 2,252,580
8 Italia, Roma, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1863-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPQ8-3V6Z : 12 October 2018), Gaspare Domenico Bonelli and Rosalia Sapochetti, 25 Mar 1884; citing Marriage, 3, Archivio Stato Civile, Tribunale di Roma (State Civil Archives), Italy; FHL microfilm 2,252,580