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Guglielmetti

Richard Gardner (View posts)
Posted: 24 May 2004 3:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Michelle,

This is cousin Dick, Maria's husband. Your grandfather actually came to the US on March 13, 1905 aboard the La Touraine out of Le Havre, France. His name may be hard to find in the Ellis Island records because of transcription errors from the original ship's manifest. His last name was listed as "Guglichnetti", but the spelling on the manifest was correct.

I have been tracing the Gugliemetti and Mazzochi lines but I am stuck when the lines get back to Italy beyond one generation.

I would like to know the geographical and polictical relationship of Lobbia, Pianadelle (where Michelle's grandfather was from), Farini d-Olmo, and Piacenza. Also, if anyone has information about the Guglielmettis or Mazzochis of Lobbia and Pianadelle, I would appreciate receiving e-mail with the information..

Maria and I visited Lobbia and Pianadelle about 20 years ago and there were few if any Guglielemtti's still there. It was hard to tell since Maria's Italian was a little rusty and the only person there that spoke partial English was a young student we met at an inn.

Re: Guglielmetti

Posted: 14 Mar 2006 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guglielmetti
I also am looking for info on the families of Guglielmetti and Mazzocchi.

I am helping my sister trace her husband's genealogy. Christopher David Guglielmetti, b 1917, Massachusetts (MA), USA, son of Giuseppi & Domenica. I do not know her maiden name, as they both appear on 27 Apr 1896 ship's manifest, arriving Ellis Island, NY from Le Havre; they settled in New York City (NYC)--son Barnard b. 1897, NYC. The family removed to Rhode Island (RI) and then to MA, where several children owned/managed amusement parks. We believe they lived/born in Piacenza, and probably married there before emigrating. I believe other siblings came as well, and there may be a connection to the family Mazzocchi, also settling in NYC, and some removing to RI. (I believe Lorenzo Mazzocchi m. Domenica Guglielmetti; however, I cannot be sure if she is sister of Giuseppi, above. Do you have any info which may help. Thank you.

Frank Pafumi

Re: Guglielmetti

RIchard Gardner (View posts)
Posted: 15 Mar 2006 4:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: guglielmetti gugliemetti mazzocchi
Hello Frank.
I am sure that the Guglielmetti line that you are looking for is tied in with the same Guglielmetti line that I am researching. My wife is Maria Gugliemetti and her father is John J. Gugliemetti (not a typo error). His father was Battisto Guglielmetti. Battisto's brother was George Gugliemetti; he also had a sister (possibly Domenica). George's original name may have been Giuseppi. He changed the family name to Williams (Guglielmi in latin is William, or Guglielmo in Italian). Perhaps the reason you are having a hard time tracing some of these connections is because of the name change. George had several children. They were Benjamin (called Barnie), George (called Georgy), Silvio, and Louis. (Georgy may have been at our wedding, I don't remember. My wife still remembers his wedding present - a beautiful pair of sterling candlesticks that we have to this day. )

They were indeed in the amusement park business around New England including Riverside Park in Agawam, Mass, Canoby Lake in New Hampshire, and Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI. Barnie was the first owner of the PTC#44 carousel from the Philadelphia Tobbogan Company. He sold it to John Araldi, who then sold it to John Gugliemetti, Maria's father, in the 1920's. John kept the carousel at Riverside Park during the 20's up to about 1938 when he was forced to sell it because of the depression. He sold it to his first cousin Georgy WIlliams for $3000. His mother told him to burn it rather than sell it at such a loss, but since George was family, he decided to sell it. George moved the carousel to Roger Williams Park until it was sold in 1973 to King's Dominion Park near Williamsburg Virginia, where it is today (and probably worth millions). Maria remembers all the free rides that she and the family received whenever they visited Roger Williams Park. The memories are somewhat bittersweet.

I don't have too much on George's side of the family. John Gugliemetti, George and Barnie's first cousin, is now 103 and living with us here in San Jose, CA.. Even at 103 John still has a soft spot for carousels. He does not remember too much about George's family.

I can share more about the Guglielmetti - Mazzocchi connections if you contact me directly at ra-gardn@pacbell.net. I would be very much interested in learning anything you could share with us also. I'm always interested in filling in blank spots in the family tree.

Regards - Richard

Re: Guglielmetti

Posted: 15 Mar 2006 11:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guglielmetti
Hi Richard,

Thanks for your speedy reply. It is always nice to hit the jackpot! It is indeed the same family. I will email you immediately to the address you gave me.

Frank

Re: Guglielmetti

Richard Gardner (View posts)
Posted: 16 Mar 2006 6:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
I wanted to add a correction to the reply I posted yesterday. I spoke with John Gugliemetti today about his father, and he indicated his father's name was Battista, not Battisto. I suspect that at one point it may have been Battisto, since the -o ending of the name is usually the masculine form - but John indicates it was Battista, so we have to go with that. I indicated that Barnard's name might have been Benjamin. I believe this also was a mistake. According to my wife, Benjamin was another of the Gugliemetti's that also changed his name to Williams.

Regards - RIchard

Re: Guglielmetti

Tony G (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2006 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
To: Frank Pafume - My Grandfather, Antonio Guglielmetti, was a half-brother to Christopher David Guglielmetti's father, Giuseppi. Chris had 5 brothers, Barney (Barnard), John, Louis, Silvio, and George.
Chris was the youngest. They also went by the surname Williams for business reasons. I last saw Chris in 1962 when he came to New York with his brothers Silvio and George for the wake of his aunt (my Grandmother). If you google in Silvio Guglielmetti, Massachusetts, 2nd website down, "Gramma's Ups and Downs - The Autobiography of Ruth Eaton Bardsley" you will find a lot of information about the family. She was George's wife. Good Luck.

Re: Guglielmetti

Posted: 6 Apr 2006 12:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guglielmetti
Luigi,

Thank you for your post; we are working diligently to learn more about this family. We hope you can fill in the blanks. Richard Gardner has and I will contact you shortly.

Re: Guglielmetti

Posted: 26 Jul 2012 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather was a Joseph (guiseppe) guglielmetti, born 1878. He was married to Jennie kavanau born 1880 in France. They were married in 1900 in NY. They had children... Louis, anthony, albert, morris, charles, george, joseph, mary, and theresa? My grandfather, Anthony, was born 1908 in NY and lived in Brooklyn. All the family members had their last name changed to gale at some point. Williams, gills and gulls were brothers or relations to joseph, my great-grandfather. Joseph, my great grandfather was coming to live with his father, Giovanni.
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