Amelia Luisa PESCE (1845 - 1900)
Hello...I'm looking for *any* information on my gggrandmother Amelia Luisa PESCE. The following is the info that I have so far...
Amelia was born ~1845 in Italy (don't know where) and died at the age of 56 on April 15, 1900 in Clapham, London.
We believe that Amelia's father was a fairly high-ranking military figure and that his name was Gennaro Maggiore PESCE (that's how his name appears on a marriage invitation we have - see website for a scan).
Amelia married a British Naval Engineer and they had around 8 kids. Some of the kids were born in Floriana, Malta where her husband, William Edward PILCHER, was stationed for several years. The rest appear to have all been born in Portsea, Hampshire in England. The names and birth years I have so far are:
- William Garibaldi Pilcher(1863 Portsea)
- Alfred Louis Pilcher (1866 Malta)
- Annie L Pilcher (1870 Malta)
- Oscar A Pilcher (1872 Malta)
- Olga E Pilcher (1874 Malta)
- Amelia May Pilcher (1878 Portsea)
- Catherine Frances Pilcher (1881 Portsea)
We believe that both Amelia's father and her husband may have had some connection with Garibaldi. We were quite excited to have this confirmed by the discovery of Amelia's first-born son's middle name...Garibaldi! We also have a picture, which was originally thought to be of Gennaro Pesce but now seems like it just might be an early photo of Garibaldi himself (see website for scan). We've got ourselves a wonderful little mystery here and are looking for any clues that could help us solve it!