Francesco Fontana first appears in at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, about 1915. Francesco migrated to Painesville from Maryland when his parents moved to Painesville. In America, Francesco Fontana was known as Frank Fontana.
Francesco Fontana, son of Antonino Fontana and Antonina Riccobono, was born about 1910, at Palermo, Sicily. He immigrated to the United States on July 24, 1913, travelling to Cumberland, Maryland. Francesco, his mother, and siblings, were joining the family’s father in America.
Frank Fontana was enumerated for the 1930 Census of the United States, on April 28, 1930, living at 798 Prospect Street, Painesville, Ohio. He was living in his mother’s household.
Mr. Fontana probably moved from Painesville between 1930 and 1940.