Americo Monticelli

6 December 1872–1953 (Age 80)

The Life of Americo

When Americo Monticelli was born on 6 December 1872, in Italy, his father, Luigi Monticelli, was 40 and his mother, Rosa Giammattei, was 35. He married Cristina Biagini on 16 September 1900, in Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Franklin Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1953, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Americo Monticelli
Cristina Biagini
Marriage: 16 September 1900
Albert Monticello
Louis Monticello
America Monticello
Emil Monticelli
Attilio Monticelli
Settimo Monticelli

Spouse and Children

16 September 1900
Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States


    Albert Monticello


    Louis Monticello


    America Monticello


    Emil Monticelli


    Attilio Monticelli


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Luigi Monticelli


    Rosa Giammattei




    Oreste Monticello


    Samuel Monticello



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of numerous places, especially in northern Italy, called Monticello, from Late Latin monticellus ‘mount’, ‘small mountain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Amerigo Monticello in household of Samuel Monticello, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amerigo Monticelli, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Americo Monticelli, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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