The story of my great-grandfather Luigi Canepa

From Barbara Canepa Saul

Luigi Canepa (Luigi Canepa di Filippo) was born in 1839 in Monzonio, Canton Ticino. His parents were S. Gicomo Filippo Canepa (b. 1805) and Maria Conti Maza. His grandparents were Giovanni Canepa and Maria Anzini. Luigi was one of eight children. In 1864 Luigi, age 25 and his younger brother, Angelo, age 23, went to Australia to try their hand at gold mining. Records show that in 1865 Luigi married Mary Jane Pender, age 18 (from Scotland) in Melbourne. At this time his profession was listed as “miner”.

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Looking for people with Pedrotti connections

From Peter Pedrotti, New Zealand

Giovanni Pietro Pedrotti emmigrated to Australia with his uncle Cesare Felice Pedrotti in 1855. He married Mary-Anne Byrnes in Daylesford 1864. The marriage certificate says place of birth is Giumaglio, Valle Maggia. His parents are Giovanni Felice Pedrotti b.1812 -1862 and Giovanna Maria Pozzi B1817–??. Giovanni Pietro Pedrotti 1788-1857 & Anna Maria Pozzi 1790-1826 were his parents. Does any Pedrotti conect with this family line?