Donato Farone first appears in at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio, about 1898.
Donato Farone was born about 1857, at Pietrelcina, Italy. He immigrated to the United States on March 10, 1897, travelling to New York City.
Donato Farone was enumerated for the 1900 Census of the United States, on June 15, 1900, living at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio, as a partner of Frank Ross. His name was recorded as Taonia Dornotha. According to the 1900 Census, Donato was employed as a laborer working in the nursery business. He was probably employed by the Storrs and Harrison Nursery.
Mr. Farone apparently left Painesville sometime before 1910.