Domenico DiCristofaro

Domenico DiCristofaro first appears at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, in 1901. Painesville, Ohio, was his destination when he immigrated to the United States.  In America, Domenico DiCristofaro was known Dominic Christopher.

Domenico DiCristofaro, son of Nicola DiCristofaro and Maria Palangio, was born in 1873, at Frosolone, Isernia Province, Italy.  He was married before 1901, in Italy.  His 1909 passenger ship manifest indicated that his wife’s surname was Mezzanotte.

Domenico DiCristofaro first immigrated to the United States on September 3, 1901.  He was travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  Domenico returned to Italy in 1909. He is shown to re-enter the United States on March 23, 1909.  He was travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. He was joining his brother-in-law, Bartolomeo Colavecchio.

Domenico DiCristofaro was enumerated for the 1910 Census of the United States, on April 25, 1910, living at Fairport-Nursery Road, Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.  He was a boarder of Egidio Zampini. According to the 1910 Census, Domenico was employed as a laborer working in the nursery business. He probably was employed by the Storrs and Harrison Nursery Company.

Domenico DiCristofaro had three siblings living in Painesville. His sisters, Palma Dicristofaro Colavecchio and Teresa DiCristofaro Cardegna, and brother, Cristofaro DiCristofaro, all migrated to Painesville together in 1897. Palma and Teresa settled permanently in Painesville. Cristofaro eventually returned to Italy after settling his son, Nicola DiCristofaro in Painesville.