Luigi Antonio Peila

31 January 1863–25 November 1912 (Age 49)
Bosconero, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

The Life of Luigi Antonio

When Luigi Antonio Peila was born on 31 January 1863, in Bosconero, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, his father, Domenico Luigi Peila, was 25 and his mother, Teresa Agata Ronco, was 26. He married Maria Caterina Iano on 10 November 1886, in Bosconero, Turin, Piedmont, Italy. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Silver Plume, Clear Creek, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Silverton, San Juan, Colorado, United States in 1908. In 1900, at the age of 37, his occupation is listed as miner. He died on 25 November 1912, in Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luigi Antonio Peila
Maria Caterina Iano
Marriage: 10 November 1886
Dominico "James" Peila
Teresa Maria Peila
Teresa Grace Peila
Mario Gabriel Peila
Mary Peila
John Michael Peila
Louise Gemma Agnes Peila
Louis Joseph Peila
Victor Frank Peila

Spouse and Children

10 November 1886
Bosconero, Turin, Piedmont, Italy


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Angela Maria Teresa Peila



    Vittorio Giacomo Peila


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1870: Clear Creek, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: Clear Creek, Colorado, United States
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Italian: possibly a reduced form of Iacopella, a pet form of the personal name Iacopa, feminine form of Iacopo ( see Jacob ), or of Filippella, a pet form of Filippa, feminine form of Filippo .2 Italian: habitational name from Pella in Novara province.3 possibly Catalan: from old Catalan pella ‘used clothes’, perhaps a nickname for someone poorly dressed.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Voyage on Le Savoire

Ship that Domenico and Angela Peila emigrated on from Italy. Luigi (Dominico's son) and Dominico James (Luigi's son) had returned to Italy to bring them to Colorado. SHIP NAME La Savoie ARRIVAL DATE …

Sources (3)

  • Louis A Peila, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Luigi Peila, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bosconero marriage record of Luigi Peila and Maria Catterina Iano

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