Felice Cardegna first appears in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, in 1910. Painesville was his destination when he immigrated to America. In America Felice Cardegna was known as Felix Cardina.
Felice Cardegna, son of Filippo Cardegna and Maria Giovanna Mainella, was born on June 3, 1894, at Frosolone, Isernia Province, Moilse, Italy. Felice married Rose Marie Stinziano, daughter of Giuseppe Stinziano and Maria Annunziata Paduano, on July 21, 1917, at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Rose Marie Stinziano was born at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Felice died in September, 1963, at Florida, at age 69.
Felice Cardegna immigrated to the United States on April 12, 1910, at age 15. He was traveling to Painesville, Ohio, with his father, Filippo Cardegna. They were joining Felice’s siblings (Giuseppe Cardegna, Michele Cardegna, and Anna Antonia Cardegna) in Painesville. Felice entered the United States at the Port of New York City aboard the ship SS Berlin.
Felice Cardegna was enumerated for the 1930 Census of the United States, on May 8, 1930, living at 385 Sanford Street, Painesville City, Lake County, Ohio, as a head of household. Felice Cardegna was enumerated as Felix Cardina. According to the 1930 Census, Felice was employed as a millwright for the Diamond Alkali Company.
Felice Cardegna was widowed by the death of his wife, Rose Marie Stinziano, on January 31, 1931, at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Felice and his family were living in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1937, when his brother, Giuseppe Cardegna, passed away.
In 1930, Felice Cardegna was employed by the Diamond Alkali Company. He probably worked for a number of years for the Storrs and Harrisons Nursery Company in Painesville Township.
The known children of Felice Cardegna and Rose Marie Stinziano were as follows:
1. Philip Cardina was born about 1919 at Ohio.
2. Mary Jane Cardina was born on August 24, 1920, at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Mary Jane died on June 13, 1924, at 340 Sanford Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 3, from acute pneumonia. Her body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio
3. Nancy Cardina was born about 1923 at Ohio.
4. Betty Jane Cardina was born about 1926 at Ohio.
5. Josephine Cardina was born about 1929 at Ohio.