Antonio Abbadessa

Antonio Abbadessa appears in the Painesville area living in Fairport Village during the 1920 and 1930 Federal Censuses.  He was a migratory worker.  He immigrated to the United States to find work.  Antonio periodically returned to his home, and family, in Italy. He permanently returned to Italy sometime in the 1930’s.

Antonio Abbadessa was born on January 20, 1887, at Novara di Sicilia.  He married Nunzia Torre about 1909 at Italy.  There is no evidence that Nunzia ever immigrated to the United States.

Antonio first immigrated to the United States on August 2, 1913, at age 26, traveling to Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. Antonio’s name was listed as Antono Aleadessa on the ship manifest.  Antonio Abbadessa registered for the World War I Draft on June 5, 1917. He was living at 321 14th Street, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. He was employed Thew Auto Shovel Company.

Antonio Abbadessa established residence in Painesville, Ohio, about 1918.  He was employed as a laborer by the Diamond Alkali Company at the time of the 1920 and 1930 Federal Censuses.  Antonio’s cousins, Salvatore and Ugo Torre, were residents of Painesville, Ohio.