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Document: Ontario Marriage Registration of Moise Meloche and Corinne Bessette

Bessette, Corinne - Ontario Marriage

Name of Husband: Moise Meloche
Name of Wife: Corinne Bessette
on the 18 day of October, 1920
at the Roman Catholic Church of Loiselleville, Ontario
in the county of Essex
Occupation of Husband: Farmer
Occupation of Wife: Farmer
Bachelor or Widow: B
Spinster or widow: S
Age of Husband: 20
Age of Wife: 17
Religious Denomination: Roman Catholic for both
Residence: Loiselleville
Full Name of Husband’s Father: Henri Meloche
Full Name of Wife’s Father: Louis Bessette
Occupation of Husband’s Father: Farmer
Occupation of Wife’s Father: Farmer
Name and Maiden Name of Husband’s Mother: Cecile Meloche
Name and Maiden Name of Wife’s Mother: Eliza Gagnon
Names and Addresses of Witnesses: Jose Bessette, Loiselleville, Ont / Stela Meloche, Loiselleville, Ont.
Name, Address and Denomination of Person Solemnizing Marriage: Rev. W. Roy, Loiselleville, Ontario

Moise Meloche and Corinne Bessette are my great great grandparents. They were my father’s mother’s mother’s parents.  They lived in an area that is now part of Windsor, Ontario, but back then was called Loiselleville.  The community was only called Loiselleville for a short period of time in the early 1900’s, the area was originally Rivière aux Canards, and today is called “River Canard”, an anglicized version. They were married in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, which still stands today and holds mass in French.

This record was found on Ancestry.com, in their Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928 collection

Document: Civil Marriage Record of Giacomo DeGrandis and Santa Ambrosi

DeGrandis, Giacomo - Marriage Stato Civile

COMUNE DI CASTELFRANCO VENETO
Provincia di Treviso
CERTIFICATO DI MATRIMONIO
L’UFFICIALE DELLO STATO CIVILE
Visto il registro degli atti di matrimonio
CERTIFICA che

cognome: DE GRANDIS
nome: GIACOMO
nato in: CASTELFRANCO VENETO
in data: di anni 30
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cognome: AMBROSI
nome: SANTA
nata in: CASTELFRANCO VENETO
in data: di eta 23 anni
hanno tra loro contratto il matrimonio
in CASTELFRANCO VENETO – il 15.02.1876
come risulta dall’atto Nr. 14 – Parte 1 – Serie/-Anno 1876

Giacomo DeGrandis and Santa Ambrosi are my great great great grandparents. Their daughter Maddalena immigrated to Canada with her husband Arnaldo Morianti and their four sons.  This is an extract from their civil marriage registration,  obtained from the Stato Civile of the Comune of Castelfranco Veneto. It is fairly easily understood by an English speaker – Giacomo DeGrandis, aged 30, married Santa Ambrosi, aged 23 on February 15, 1876 in Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso, Italy. Both were born in Castelfranco. From their ages, you can presume Giacomo was born in 1846 and Santa in 1853, prior to when civil records began to be kept – which was around the time of Italy’s unification – 1861.

Giacomo and Santa are the earliest Italian ancestors I have found so far.