Burial in Ogden City Cemetary.
Sources differ on dates and places, so information has been used from
following sources in order of preferences. (l) Death Certificates of Battista
and Maria Bertinotti (Mary Maero). (2) Personal record of Armeda Maero Jones
in possession ot Evelyn Gamett. (3) 1900 Fed. census of Utah, Kelton Twnsp.
(4) St. Joseph's Catholic Church records, Ogden Ut.
Armeda Maero Jones' record says that her mother, Marie BERTINOTTI , was
58 years old in 1931, thus born in 1873, but death certificate date has been
used for her birth, as also was the anglicised spelling of her Italian name
which was on the death record. (MARY BURTON)
1900 Federal census of Utah, in Kelton, Box Elder County, the family is
listed as MAROUF, not MAERO, and is thus found in the Utah Soundex for that
year. Battista's birth date is given as July 1871 and Maria's is given as July
1872, but again the dates given on the death records were used. Also, Armeda's
record coincides with the 1865 birth date and gives it as 2 Jan. as it appears
on the death certificate.
The census record indicates that Battista and Maria were married for ten
years, thus the marriage date of approximately 1890. The 1900 Census records
indicate that Maria had only had three births and all were living at that time,
but the two infant deaths are recorded on Armeda's record, and the living
children of Battista and Mary recall their parents mentioning the two babies,
thus they have been listed with the family. It also gives Battista's
birthplace as "Italy" instead of France.
According to passenger records, the MAEROS departed from Genoa, Italy, on
21 Oct. 1896, on the Queen Anne, which coincides with the data on the census of
1900, which says that they had been in the country for three years.