Angelina Pecoraro first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1913. In America, Angelina Pecoraro was known by her married name, Angelina Chiappone.
Angelina Pecoraro, daughter of Egidio Pecoraro and Carmella Bortina, was born on May 6, 1868, at Montemaggiore Belsito, Sicily, Italy. She married Gaetano Chiappone, son of Ignazio Chiappone and Lucia Nicosia, about 1890 at Sicily. She died on February 9, 1936 at her home, 319 Courtland Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 67, of cerebral apoplexy. Her body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.
Angelina Pecoraro immigrated to the United States on April 5, 1913, at age 44, travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. She was accompied by her children, Francesco and Carmello. They were joining Angelina’s husband, and eldest son, Ignazio, in Painesville.
The children of Gaetano Chiappone and Angelina Pecoraro (all born at Montemaggiore Belsito, Sicily) were as follows:
1. Ignazio Chiappone was born on December 20, 1892. He married Francesca Dolce, daughter of Filippo Dolce and Rosalina Nasca, in 1916. Ignazio died on June 8, 1964, at 336 Owego Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 71 of a heart attack. His body was interred at Riverside Cemetery at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
2. Antonio Angelo Chiappone was born on February 19, 1899. He married Agata Guccione, daughter of Salvatore Guccione, in 1923 at Italy. Antonio Angelo died on January 5, 1941, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 41 of pneumonia.
3. Francesco Chiappone was born on April 2, 1903. He married Carmella C. Pace, daughter of Calogero Pace and Santina Cicero, on May 26, 1924 at St Mary Catholic Church, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Francesco died on October 7, 1954, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 51 of a cerebral hemorrhage. His body was interred at Riverside Cemetery at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
4. Carmello Chiappone was born on August 29, 1906. He married Angeline Catalano, daughter of Liborio Catalano and Epifania Pace, about February, 1930, at Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Carmello died on September 4, 1993, at age 87.