Who is this Lafranchi woman?

sepia1From Debra Talbot, Australia

A Lafranchi reunion was held on the last day of the Swiss Italian Festa (18th October at Cricket Willow in Sheperds Flat).

Out of the reunion, I met Kaye Poustie.

This is her line:

Pietro Antonio Lafranchi born 1st October 1840 Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Youngest child from his 2nd marriage is: Elsie Francis Elizabeth Lafranchi who married William Patrick Maidment.

Their 2nd born: William Francis Maidment.
His daughter: Kaye Poustie nee Maidment.

She sent me this photo.

sepiaHer grandmother, Elsie had this, and it was passed down to Kaye’s mother and father when Elsie died.

No one knows who she is, but there are family resemblances.

Hopefully someone might know her. Kaye has given permisssion for this to happen.

2 thoughts on “Who is this Lafranchi woman?

  1. Hi Debra,

    I am wondering if your Pietro Antonio Lafranchi (I know him as Peter Antonio La Franke) is my GG grandfather by his first marriage to Sarah Standen at Young, NSW in 1864. His eldest child by that marriage was Mary Jane La Franke, also born in 1864 at Young, NSW. Mary Jane married my G Grandfather, Thomas Fitzgerald in 1883. Eldest born son, Thomas Augustus, born in 1884, is my Grandfather. Sarah Standen re married in 1883, but I have no further records on Peter, howeverI believed he died around 1933. Any further info you can give me would be most helpful. Thank You

    Best Regards


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