NameAngelina Teresa CASTAGNETTO14
Birth9 Feb 1856, Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California
Death19 Jul 1945, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California
BurialCoulterville Cemetery, Mariposa Co., CA
FatherFrancisco CASTAGNETTO (1820-<1900)
Spouses
Birth21 Feb 1839, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Death28 May 1906, Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California
BurialCoulterville Cemetery, Mariposa Co., CA
Marriage19 Sep 1869, Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California79
ChildrenLouise Rose (1872-1939)
 Mary Jane (Eugenia) (1874-1935)
 James (1877-1970)
 John (1879-1949)
 Anna (1881-1937)
 William Leonard (1885-1956)
 Amelia (~1887-)
Notes for Angelina Teresa CASTAGNETTO
Housewife, store keeper, loved crochet and gardening.99

Mariposa Gazette, 26 Jul 1945: Text: Mrs. Angelina Canova Of Coulterville Dead
Funeral services were conducted by the Coulterville Rebekah lodge at Coulterville Sunday for Mrs. Angelina Canova 89, who died in Sonora Hospital Thursday.Mrs. Canova, a pioneer native of Coulterville, is survived by three sons James of San Leandro, John and William both of Coulterville, and a sister, Mrs. Rose MUSANTE of Coulterville. Arrangements were handled by Tiscornia, Ivers and Alcorn.60 99
Notes for Giacomo William (Spouse 1)
“Census, California, Mariposa County, 1870,” Census, Maxwell Creek, Township #4, Page 2, Line 13, Family 18/12, 12 Jul 1870: CANOVA, Giacomo 29 ITA Grocer, $500 Real, $700 Personal; Married Sep, Angelina 15 CA Keeping house.99

VOTE, 10 Apr 1888;
Coulterville, Mariposa Co., CA; Giacoma CANOVA, age 52, born Italy, Coulterville merchant, nat. 29 Aug 1871 Store keeper, rancher, wine maker, and gardner.

COULTERVILLE FIRE
Merced Express, July 14, 1899
Coulterville In Ruins.
On Thursday the town of Coulterville was almost entirely destroyed by fire. The entire business part of the town was destroyed, Sixty-seven houses on both sides of Main street from and including Percy Davis’ store at the lower and of town to Wm. Canova’s place at the upper end of town were completely destroyed.
The fire occurred about noon, It commenced in the Bogliogi residence occasioned by the lighting of a fire with coal oil. A conservative estimate of the loss to the community fixes the amount at one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
One man was pretty badly burned and several others met with accidents, but no fatalities occurred.
Mrs. Jeffrey, who hotel was among the number of burned building was over come by the heat and came near dying.
Wm. Canova, who for sometime has not been in the best of health, came near dying.
The fire proof buildings in the center of the town were swept away the same as the wooden residence.
The fire was something awful and the rapidity with which it spread was alarming. It burned for two and one half hours and although there were plenty of men around they were powerless, there being no water to do anything with.
Most of the furniture of the dwellers in the burnt district were destroyed and many of them had no insurance either on house or furniture.
Telephone communication was cut off and not till Friday morning could any news of the calamity be obtained here. Some of the burned buildings were:
Jeffrey hotel and lodging house, Davis store, Thomas’s saloon, Bruschi’s store, residence and ware house. The Merced Company’s building, Gazzolo’s saloon building, Mrs. Reedy’s house, Warren’s store, Murphy’s court building, Patrick’s livery stable, LaVan’s saloon, R. Abraham’s store, Gazzolo’ barber shop, Mrs. Ryan’s restaurant, Mrs. Commissiona’s store and dwelling, Davis’ furniture store, C. Buttman, cigar and stationary store, Wilburn and Bagby’s saloon and residence, Ed Grenfell’s dry goods store, bond’s candy store, John Vigna’s saloon, Mrs. S. B. Sample’s hotel, Old Coulter hotel, Harlow’s livery stable, three dwellings of Mrs. Commissiona, Paul Sagah’s dwelling, J. Mentzer’s dwelling house and barn, Bogliogli [sic] residence, I. O. O. F. Hall, Shimer’s blacksmith shop and dwelling, Mrs. Parker’s residence, Lanyon’s residence, Mrs. Jos. Ryan’s home, Koenig’s Hospital.
–Mariposa Gazette.

CENSUS, 12 Jun 1900; Coulterville South, Mariposa Co., CA; SD 4, ED 34, Sht5B;
CANOVA, G(eo) Feb 1839, 61 M30 ITA ITA ITA Immig 1861/Nat., merchant ,
Angeline Feb 1856, 44 M30 CA ITA ITA 7 of 8 children surviving ,
James Sep 1877, 22 CA ITA CA Clerk ,
Annie Mar 1881, 19 CA ITA CA ,
Willie May 1885, 15 CA ITA CA

CANOVA, John Jun 1879, 20 CA Boarder to James A. GOSS

Mariposa Gazette, June 2, 1906: Death of G. CANOVA.
Giacomo CANOVA, an old and respected resident of Coulterville, Mariposa county, died at his home on Monday of this week.
The deceased was a native of Italy and about 67 years of age. He had resided in Coulterville for a great many years and engaged in general merchanise business. The funeral took place in Coulterville on Wednesday, under the auspices of Coulterville Lodge No. 104, I. O. O. F., of which he was a member, and was largely attended.

Mariposa Gazette, June 9, 1906: OBITUARY
Giacomo CANOVA, aged 67 years, and an old and respected resident of Coulterville, died at his home here last Monday, May 28th. Mr. CANOVA had been a patient sufferer for many years with rheumatism, and for the past seven months was practically confined to his bed. "Billy" CANOVA, as he was familiarly called, was one of Coulterville's early merchants, and was engaged in that business at the time of his death. He was a generous and honest man and had made many friends by his generosity and honest business dealings. Mr. CANOVA was the father of a family of seven children, who with a loving and dutiful wife are left to mourn his demise. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. and the internment was in the Coulterville cemetery. Deceased was an old member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of Coulterville, and that order conducted the funeral, which was largely attended by sorrowing relations and sympathetic friends.

Mariposa Gazette, June 9, 1906: In Memoriam.
The entire community of Coulterville was shrouded in gloom on May 28th when there departed this life one of its oldest and most honored citizens, Mr. Giacomo CANOVA, after a lingering illness, which he bore with heroic patience, surrounded by his family, whose unselfish devotion was a most beautiful example of Christian love.
For many years his devoted wife relieved him of all his business cares, and each of his children vied with the other in bringing cheer and sunshine to brighten the closing days of his life. The tears of sorrow, which they now shed, need not be tinged with regret, and the blossoms they strew on his grave are not more precious than deeds of kindness they so plentifully strewed in his path.
Giacomo CANOVA was born in Italy sixty-six years ago and at an early age came to this country. He lived for a time in San Francisco, but in the early sixties settled in Coulterville, where he engaged in the general merchandise business. His excellent business ability, coupled with his high sense of honor, won him a host of friends and he soon built up a thriving business, which steadily grew, till at the time of his death he was a man whose financial standing was thoroughly secure.
He was married in 1869 to Miss L. CASTAGNETTO, a native daughter of Coulterville, who survives him. The union was blessed with eight children, seven of whom are still living: Mrs. Jas. GOSS, Mrs. George JEFFREY, Mrs. Ed GRENFEL, Miss Annie CANOVA, James, John and Will CANOVA.
His private life, which was above reproach, placed him in the front rank as a husband and father.
A pathetic incident of his death was the grief of his little grandchildren when they realized that their kind friend would greet them no more, but the memory of their beloved grandfather will live after their childish grief has passed away.
B.E. Coulterville, June 4, 1906

The following Directory has been transcribed from the SCHELLENS COLLECTION by W. A. Castor:

Coulterville, 1878 Business Directory
Pg. 81

"is a mining town situated on one of the reads to Yosemite Valley, and is one
of the principal towns in that section."

H. G. AUSTIN, physician
J. L. BERRY, physician and surgeon
Francisco BRUSCHI, genl mdse
G. CANOVIA, genl mdse (Giovanni)
F. CAPPURO, bootmaker
P. CASTRO, jeweler and gunsmith
N. T. Cody, drugs and agt. Wells Fargo (nelson)
Frank CONCO, genl mdse
John DEBALT, liquors
L. GIRARD, tinner
J. HARLOE, blacksmith
George W. HOBRON, sawmill
George JEFFREY, hotel (since 1876)
Ralph JONES, jeweler
Peter LONGHURST, liquors
G. MARZITMO, liquors
John MENTZER, livery stable
Henry MYERS, genl mdse
J. W. REED, bakery and restaurant
J. C. RIHNS, market
A. RIMEL, barber
ROSENTHAL BROS, dry goods
J. SHIMER, blksmiths (James)
Adolph SINNING, cabinetmaker
J. W. SMITH, liquors
A. TISCORNIA, genl mdse
Daniel WAGNER, hotel (Wagner Hotel)

The following Directory has been transcribed from the SCHELLENS COLLECTION by W. A. Castor:
Coulterville
Pg. 85
Polk 1890 Business Directory
"First settled in 1849 on Maxwell’s Creek, in Mariposa county, 25 northwest
of Mariposa, the county seat, 52 east of Modesto, the preferable shipping
point, and 42 NE of Merced, the nearest bank and tel location. A Catholic
church is located here. It is surrounded by a mining country, and ships gold,
grain, fruit and cattle. Pop. 250. Try-weekly stages, fares Merced $4.50,
Modesto $5. Big Oak Flat $2. Exp WF. Mail tri-weekly. W. J.MCCARTHY,
postmaster. "
Hathaway BONDURANT, mine propr
F. BRUSCHI, genl store (Frank John & Frederick)
Francisco CAPURRO, shoemaker
L. H. CARTER, physician
G. CAMMISSIONA, genl store
G. CONOVA, genl store

George COULTER, hotel
George W. HARLOW, blksmith
George W. HOBRON, lumber mnfr
George Albert JEFFREY, hotel
Thomas B. MCCARTHY, druggist, stationer, agt Wells Fargo
William J. MCCARTHY postmaster
Rev. Father RAGO, catholic
A. J. REEDY, (1) livery
Louis REPETTO, saloon
RIHN BROS, meat marked
James SHIMER, blksmith
Mrs H. SMITH, restaurant
John THOMPSON, (2) saloon
A. TISCORNIA, genl store
Richard WALSH, saloon Roadhouse kpr

(1) For a while REEDY & MULLIGAN
(2) John THOMPSON, born 1863, father J Violet SACKET


Coulterville
Pg. 65
1915 Bradstreet Business Directory
"Stage from Pleasant Valley, 9 miles. Pop. 350. Telegraph, post office, WF
express: banking at Merced 46 mi."
James BONDS, genl store (on Yosemite road near Bowers Cave)
BROWN & WHIVELL, saloon (Wm. WHIVELL & James BROWN)
BRUSCHI Bros, genl store (Frank John, Demetrio Marco)
W. L. CONONVA, saloon (Wm. L. CONOVA)

James S. GAZZALO, saloon
Ed GRENFELL, notions etc
H. C. HOGER, genl store (Herman)
Charles HOLLAND, genl store
Thomas HOPE, meats
Mrs. Eliza JEFFREY, hotel
J. W. KEMP, Mfr soda water (John)
Charles McLENNAN, shoemaker
J. W. MELVIN, drugs
Mrs. Lida PARKER, hotel
John PENDRAY, saloon
L. M. SAIN, genl mdse
SUN SUN WO CO, genl store
Edward WEBB, livery

The following Directory has been transcribed from the SCHELLENS COLLECTION by W. A. Castor:
Coulterville
Pg. 85
Polk 1890 Business Directory
"First settled in 1849 on Maxwell’s Creek, in Mariposa county, 25 northwest
of Mariposa, the county seat, 52 east of Modesto, the preferable shipping
point, and 42 NE of Merced, the nearest bank and tel location. A Catholic
church is located here. It is surrounded by a mining country, and ships gold,
grain, fruit and cattle. Pop. 250. Try-weekly stages, fares Merced $4.50,
Modesto $5. Big Oak Flat $2. Exp WF. Mail tri-weekly. W. J.MCCARTHY,
postmaster. "
Hathaway BONDURANT, mine propr
F. BRUSCHI, genl store (Frank John & Frederick)
Francisco CAPURRO, shoemaker
L. H. CARTER, physician
G. CAMMISSIONA, genl store
G. CONOVA, genl store

George COULTER, hotel
George W. HARLOW, blksmith
George W. HOBRON, lumber mnfr
George Albert JEFFREY, hotel
Thomas B. MCCARTHY, druggist, stationer, agt Wells Fargo
William J. MCCARTHY postmaster
Rev. Father RAGO, catholic
A. J. REEDY, (1) livery
Louis REPETTO, saloon
RIHN BROS, meat marked
James SHIMER, blksmith
Mrs H. SMITH, restaurant
John THOMPSON, (2) saloon
A. TISCORNIA, genl store
Richard WALSH, saloon Roadhouse kpr

(1) For a while REEDY & MULLIGAN
(2) John THOMPSON, born 1863, father J Violet SACKET


Coulterville
Pg. 65
1915 Bradstreet Business Directory
"Stage from Pleasant Valley, 9 miles. Pop. 350. Telegraph, post office, WF
express: banking at Merced 46 mi."
James BONDS, genl store (on Yosemite road near Bowers Cave)
BROWN & WHIVELL, saloon (Wm. WHIVELL & James BROWN)
BRUSCHI Bros, genl store (Frank John, Demetrio Marco)
W. L. CONONVA, saloon (Wm. L. CONOVA)

James S. GAZZALO, saloon
Ed GRENFELL, notions etc
H. C. HOGER, genl store (Herman)
Charles HOLLAND, genl store
Thomas HOPE, meats
Mrs. Eliza JEFFREY, hotel
J. W. KEMP, Mfr soda water (John)
Charles McLENNAN, shoemaker
J. W. MELVIN, drugs
Mrs. Lida PARKER, hotel
John PENDRAY, saloon
L. M. SAIN, genl mdse
SUN SUN WO CO, genl store
Edward WEBB, livery
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