Francesco Ghilardi

Francesco Ghilardi was buried at St. Mary Cemetery, Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio, in 1877.  His burial is the earliest recorded event for a person born in Italy asscociated with Painesville.  Mr. Ghilardi was a resident of Geauga County, Ohio.  St. Mary Cemetery was the closest consecrated Catholic cemetery to Geauga County.  In America, Francesco Ghilardi was known Frank E. Gill.

Francesco Ghilardi was born in 1833 at Bagni di Lucca, Italy.  Francesco died on January 8, 1877, at Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio. His body was interred at Saint Mary Cemetery, Painesville Township.

“Frank Hill”, age 37, born in Italy, was enumerated in the 1870 Federal Census living at Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio.  He was a stone cutter.  He was enumerated with Louisa Hill, age 27, Louisa Hill, age 9, and May Hill, age 6.

ghilardi (francesco) 1877 obituary