Edward Foletta


Contributed by: Carol Lackey



Edward FOLETTA in History of Merced CA

Edward FOLETTA was the son of Jasper and Filomina (PEDRAZZI) FOLETTA. They died in Switzerland, the father at the age of 63 and the mother at the age of 65. They had 14 children, eight of which were alive at the time of the article.

Josephine, in Switzerland
Mary, in Italy
John, at King City
Mrs. Joseph VOSTI, of Modesto
Harry, in Modesto
Constantine and Rosalinda, both of Switzerland.

Edward was born in Canton Ticino Switzerland Oct 12 1865. In 1889 he came to America and eventually arrived at Pescadero, San Mateo County, where he worked on a dairy ranch as a milker for $25 a month for two years.

On Feb 21 1898, Edward married Ernestina CICARDINI, a native of Canton Ticino Switzerland, born Nov 28 1876, daughter of Joseph and Mary (GOI) CICARDINI. Joseph was a native of Piedmonte ITA and Mary was of Swiss decent.

Ernestina was one of eight children: Basilio, Theresa, Encelmo, John, Modesto, Angelina, Lena, and Ernestina. She arrived on Apr 13 1893 in Santa Cruz from Switzerland to meet her sister Theresa who was living there.

Edward and Ernestina had seven children:

Mary (Mrs. Albert BIZZINI) of Volta
Lena of Los Banos
Emma (Mrs Hugo Debene) of Los Banos

Edward belonged to the Sunset Center of the Merced County Farm Bureau and served as trustee of the Central School District for 9 years.

From the CADI

Edward Folette (note the e) spouse E died age 67 in Merced Mar 18 1933