The research done by Anthony Vermandois at Imagines Maiorum-Ancestors from Campania forms the basis for this exploration into the lives of our ancestors who lived in Agropoli.
Imagines Maiorum includes a compilation of vital statistics for families who lived in Agropoli, Atripalda, Castellabate, Laureana Cilento, Monte san Giacomo, Padula. New data is being compiled for the residents of these towns who immigrated abroad.
Carmine Scotti was the son of Francesco and Rosolia (nee Patella) Scotti.
–Uncle Sammy’s Great Grandfather
–EmilyAnn’s 2nd Great Grandfather
Carmine’s Grandfather, Aniello Scotti and his Uncle Giuseppe Scotti, cousin Fillipo Scotti, and father Francesco Scotti are described as “possidente” when their occupation is listed in the records Anthony Vermandois has researched. “Possidente” in the 19th century Italy could have meant the owner of land, owner of a building or buildings or both.
Some development changed the family situation so that Carmine and his brother did not continue in the profession of their father. He and his brother became fishermen. Uncle Sammy and I considered various scenarios in a previous posting that might have led to this change.
On May 27th, 1869 Carmine married Maria Giovanna di Giaimo of Agropoli. The di Giaimo family appears only once in relation to the other families in our bloodline. The di Giaimo family members do not appear as travelling companions of our ancestors when we review ship passenger lists. They also did not marry into the extended families of our bloodline. Nor were there any friendships between the di Giaimo family and the Muro, Serrapede or Scotti family members in the U.S. that we know of. In an effort to get to know Maria Giovanna better, my Uncle and I reviewed her entire pedigree chart based on Anthony Vermandois’ research. The following exercise we did made the family more familiar to us.
The di Giaimo Family Line
We are numbering the generations to make identifying them easier in the pedigree chart.
1. The earliest ancestor Anthony has located is Giuseppe di Giaimo, born before 1790. He married Maddalena Montone. Their children were:
Maddalena does not appear as a daughter amongst the Montone families Anthony has researched so far so at this point her lineage is not known to us.
Giuseppe’s profession was “bracciante” which translates as laborer.
2. Giuseppe and Maddalena’s oldest son Francesco is our direct line ancestor. Francesco’s profession is listed as “colono” which translates as “settler” or “tenant”. At Dictionary Reverso, this word is given as a synonym for “contadino” which means tenant farmer. Francesco married Irene Guzzi and became the father of:
—-Giovanna b.1845 (a/k/a Maria Giovanna)
At this time, there is no information available about Irene and the Guzzi family.
3. Francesco and Irene’s daughter Giovanna became the wife of Carmine Scotti. In Anthony’s entry for the marriage her name was now known as Maria Giovanna.