Here is a write up on photos of this family from the Santa Cruz county library.
Pasqual Sonognini (1846-1904) was born in Sonogno, Ticino, Switzerland. He married in Santa Cruz, in 1890, Theresa (Teresina) Davico (1873-1941), born in Gordola, Ticino, Switzerland. They lived in Laurel Grove, California, which was later renamed Swanton. Pasqual was the first postmaster of Laurel Grove, where he and Theresa owned the Laurel Grove Inn.
They had three children, Sylvester (1891-1962), Angelina “Lena” (1893-1985), and Elvezia (1896-1966). In 1904 a forest fire swept through Swanton, Bonny Doon, and Boulder Creek. While fighting the fire, Pasqual died, drowning in a logging flume where he had tried to escape the flames. His widow, Theresa, became the new postmaster. She married in 1906 Riccardo “Richard” Mattei (1878-1932), an immigrant from Cevio, Ticino, Switzerland.
They had three children, twins, Lillie Amelia (1908-1995) and Marguarita “Rita” (1908-1987), and Constance (1912-1986). Lillie Mattei married John Lewis “Jack” Chiorini. The photo albums contain approximately 200 images of the Mattei family, friends, neighbors in the Swanton, Scotts Creek, and Mill Creek area.