Paternal Ancestry of Perry Vito Zizzi:Information about Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi
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Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi (b. 26 Apr 1851, d. 31 Dec 1915)Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi (son of Vito Antonio Zizzi and Vit'Antonia Zizzi)4417, 4418, 4419, 4420, 4421, 4422, 4423, 4424 was born 26 Apr 1851 in Cisternino, Brindisi, Italy, and died 31 Dec 1915 in Cisternino, Brindisi, Italy4425.He married Margherita Zizzi on 12 Sep 1880 in Cisternino, Brindisi, Italy, daughter of Vito Francesco Zizzi and Angela Maria Santoro.
Notes for Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi:
Giuseppe Domenico's baptism record mistakenly referred to him in the margin as "Giuseppe Domenico Semeraro", although in the text the surname "Zizzi" is correctly used.
According to Palma Zizzi, from stories told to her by her husband's father, Giuseppe Domenico often beat his children, especially my grandfather, Vitantonio, because he refused to believe them when they gave explanations for their behavior. She also told me that his acquaintances sometimes taunted him. Once, when he was working in the town of Carovigno, the men with he was have having dinner told him that his wife was cheating on him. He apparently dropped everything, walked all the way home to check on her (a trip of 4-5 hours) and then walked all the way back, arriving just in time for work the next morning. Finally, Palma Zizzi recounted that he was known for his tremendous apetite: He was once ate servings of beans intended to feed 7 people!
Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi and his wife and children lived at what is today no. 40/A Localita Pistone, in the countryside near the subdivision of Marinelli, in Cisternino. Interestingly, on my visit there on 15 July 2007, I was informed that a former president of the Italian Parliament (Casini) had just purchased and was renovating several trulli literally 50 meters from where Giuseppe Domenico lived.
More About Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi and Margherita Zizzi:
Marriage: 12 Sep 1880, Cisternino, Brindisi, Italy.
Children of Giuseppe Domenico Zizzi and Margherita Zizzi are:
- +Vitantonio Zizzi, b. 08 Jun 1881, Cisternino, Brindisi, Italy, d. 22 Mar 1972, Utica, New York.