Antonio Stanziale first appears in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, in 1926. He probably migrated to northeast Ohio from Columbus, Ohio, at the same time as his brother, Giuseppe Stanziale, about 1924. Antonio was a migrant worker. He maintained a family in Italy while being employed in the United States. He permanently returned to Italy in 1951. In America, Antonio Stanziale was known Tony Stanzi.
Antonio Stanziale, son of Emilio Stanziale and Nicoletta Ruberto, was born on Saturday, September 7, 1895, at Sant’Angelo in Grotte, Italy. Antonio married Maria DiCarlo, daughter of Carmen and Rosa DiCarlo about 1919, at Columbus, Ohio. Maria passed away in 1921. Antonio then returned to Italy and married Giuseppa (surname not known) in 1922. Antonio died in July, 1955, at Sant’Angelo in Grotte, Italy, at age 59.
Antonio Stanziale immigrated to the United States on April 8, 1912, at age 16, travelling to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Antonio was joining his brother, Giuseppe, in Columbus. Antonio lived in Columbus, Ohio, from 1912 until he returned to Italy in 1921. His brother, Nicola Stanziale, was incarcerated at the Ohio State Penitentiary until 1914. After Antonio’s wife passed away in 1921, Antonio, and his infant daughter, Nicoletta Margherita, returned to Italy in 1921.
Antonio Stanziale is cited on a passenger ship manifest re-entering to the United States on April 11, 1923, at age 27, travelling to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. He was returning to his home in Columbus, joining his brother, Giuseppe Stanziale, in Columbus. Antonio’s wife and daughter remained in Italy. Antonio Stanziale became a citizen of the United States in 1924. Antonio resided at Hart Street, Mentor, Lake County, Ohio, when he was naturalized. Antonio made at least two additional “trips” to Italy, returning to Painesville in 1927 and in 1934, before permanently returning to Italy in 1951.
Mr. Stanziale was employed by Wayside Gardens in Mentor, Ohio, from 1925 to 1951.
Giuseppe Stanziale was one of five Stanziale siblings who lived in Painesville: Nicola Stanziale arrived in Painesville in 1905, Giovanni Stanziale in 1906, and Giuseppe Stanziale migrated to Painesville in 1926. His sister, Anna Maria arrived in Painesville in 1928.
The children of Antonio Stanziale and Maria DiCarlo were:
1. Nicoletta Margherita Stanziale was born on December 23, 1919, at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Nicoletta married Francesco Bertone, son of Giorgio Bertone and Rosa Bertone, on February 22, 1937, in Italy. Nicoletta Margherita died on March 11, 1999, at LakeEast Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 79. Her body was interred at All Souls Cemetery at Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio.
There were no known children of Antonio Stanziale and his second wife, Giuseppa.