Giuseppe MARCHESI Federico Antonio MARCHESI Giovanni Antonio Giuseppe MARCHESI Giuseppe Luigi MARCHESI Luigi Maria MARCHESI Pietro Giovanni MARCHESI Maria Margherita Orsola MARCHESI Giovanni Pietro MARCHESI Maria Orsola MARCHESI Tomaso MARCHESI Mary Elizabeth MARCHESI Margaret (Maggie) May MARCHESI Catherine Eveline MARCHESI Elizabeth Ann MARCHESI Adolfo Frederick MARCHESI Elizabeth Anne HESTER Maria Orsola MARCHESI Vittore Domenico MARCHESI Anna Maria GAIGHER Mini tree diagram

Salvatore Adolfo MARCHESI

21st Dec 1853 - 7.10.1921

Life History

21st Dec 1853

Born in Poschiavo, Switzerland.

15th Jun 1884

Married Elizabeth Anne HESTER in St Mary's Church, Heathcote, Australia

1887

Birth of daughter Margaret (Maggie) May MARCHESI in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

1890

Birth of daughter Catherine Eveline MARCHESI in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

21st Jun 1900

Birth of son Adolfo Frederick MARCHESI in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

9th May 1947

Death of Elizabeth Anne HESTER in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

1951

Death of daughter Margaret (Maggie) May MARCHESI in Armadale, Victoria, Australia.

6th Apr 1962

Death of daughter Catherine Eveline MARCHESI in Kew, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

13th May 1970

Death of daughter Mary Elizabeth MARCHESI in Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

12th May 1974

Death of son Adolfo Frederick MARCHESI in Mornington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1980

Death of daughter Elizabeth Ann MARCHESI in Malvern, Victoria, Australia.

4.06.1885

Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth MARCHESI in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

17.7.1894

Birth of daughter Elizabeth Ann MARCHESI in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

7.10.1921

Died in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

Notes

  • Salvatore Adolfo went to Australia, departing on the steamer ss Durham (2289 tons) on 28 March 1876, for Melbourne, to join his older brothers. Like many emigrants to the New World, he journeyed first to Great Britain and departed from there to Australia. He lived in Bendigo near Melbourne, marrying Elizabeth Ann Hester, and working in the gold mines. The miners were relatively well paid due to the dangers and when the gold became harder to find, the miners searched for antimony, which is a very toxic mineral used in metal processing.

    Dolf, as he was known, became very ill and eventually died of the "miner's disease," and we have some interesting letters which he wrote to his brother Giuseppe Luigi after the latter had returned to Poschiavo. When Dolf became too ill to write, his wife Elizabeth took over these letters, which provide a brief and touching insight into the way of life for many in those days. The letters may be viewed on this website, on the "Old documents" page. You can see a photograph of Dolf and his family on the Photo Gallery page.

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