Mario Mandracchia's Ancestors

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The church records on this page were obtained from the research of  Raimondo Lentini of the GenAG - Genealogie Agrigentine Facebook group. Translations provided by members of the GenAG - Genealogie Agrigentine and the Italian Genealogical Records Facebook groups.
Note that the Latin months September thru December are often written in numbers, 7ber, 8ber, 9ber and 10ber, respectively.
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Vincenzo Mandracchia is the only known child of Leonarda Marino and her husband Mario Mandracchia. He was most likely born and raised in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. On December 31st, January 12th and 19th marriage banns were read for Vincenzo to marry Anna Sutera. They were married at the mother church in Sciacca on January 20, 1721. (Mouse over and click on their Latin church marriage image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Anna is the only known child of Rosa Avona and her husband Ignazio Sutera. Vincenzo and Anna’s only known child is ancestor Mario. 

Not much is known about Anna’s parents Rosa and Ignazio. On Anna’s marriage document, her father is listed as Ignazio alias Crapa. This alias could mean that Crapa was his mother’s surname. It is not known when Rosa and Ignazio died, but she was alive, and he was deceased when Anna was married.

It is also not known when Vincenzo and Anna died, but he was deceased and she was alive at the time of their son Mario’s July 29, 1753, marriage. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about Vincenzo, Anna, Rosa and Ignazio.

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Mario Mandracchia is the only known child of Francesca Lombardo and her husband Vincenzo Mandracchia. He was probably born in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. He was not named after his father’s father, so he probably wasn’t the eldest son.

On July 6th, 13th and 20th, marriage banns were read at the mother church in Sciacca for Mario to marry the widow Leonarda Marino. A month later, on August 23, 1692, they were married there. (Mouse over and click on their Latin church marriage image right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Because Leonarda was a widow, her parents are not listed on their marriage document. Instead it mentions her first husband’s name of Giuseppe Giordano. It is not known if Leonarda had any children with her first husband. On her marriage document, she is listed as Leonarda Marino alias Citola. The alias usually refers to the person’s mother’s surname, but it is not certain that it does in this instance. Mario and Leonarda’s only known child was ancestor Vincenzo.

It is not known when Mario and Leonarda died, but he was deceased and she was alive when their son ancestor Vincenzo was married on January 20, 1721. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about them.

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Vincenzo Mandracchia was the son of Pietra Gulotta and her husband Francesco Mandracchia. He was probably born in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. On December 26, 1665, Sciacca notary Onofrio Sole oversaw a marriage contract for Vincenzo to marry Francesca Lombardo. At the same time, on December 25th, 26th and 27th, church marriage banns were read for Vincenzo to marry her. They were married two weeks later on January 10, 1666, in the mother church in Sciacca. (Mouse over and click on their Latin church marriage image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) On their marriage document he is called Mastro, which means he was a highly respected person. It also states he was from Sciacca but lived in Sambuca, which is also in the providence of Agrigento. There is nothing on this document about Francesca, not even her parents names, only her name, squeezed into the text. Their only known child was ancestor Mario.

It is not known when Vincenzo and Francesca died, but he was deceased and she was alive when their son ancestor Mario was married on August 23, 1692. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about them.

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Francesco Mandracchia was the son of Caterinella Bennichi and her husband Vincenzo Mandracchia. He was probably born in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. Francesco married Pietra Gulotta on May 8, 1623, in Sambuca, which is also in the providence of Agrigento. (Mouse over and click on their Sambuca church marriage image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) She was probably born there, the only known daughter of Francisca, whose surname is unknown, and her husband Paolo Gulotta. Francesco and Pietra’s only known child was ancestor Vincenzo.

Unfortunately, not much else is known about any of them, except that both Francesco and Pietra were deceased before before January 10, 1666, the date of their son ancestor Vincento’s marriage.

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Vincenzo Mandracchia and Caterinella Bennichi’s ancestries are unknown. They were both probably from Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. They entered into a notarial marriage contract in Sciacca, with notary Vito Maniscalco, on November 17, 1586, when the dowry was decided. (Mouse over and click on their notarial marriage contract index line image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) They probably married within a few weeks or months later. Their only known child was ancestor Francesco. That is all that is known about them.

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This map shows the areas that many of the ancestors came from. Filippo Biundo was born in Licata. Pellegrino Triolo, Angela Girgenti, her husband Gacomo Li Buffi and their dauhter Nunzia were all born in Caltabellotta. Antonino Calogero Navarra died and was buried in Menfi. Albertino Attardo and his wife Caterina were probably married there. Francesco Mandracchia and his wife Pietra Gulotta were married there.