Giovanni Gardella first appears at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, in the early 1910’s.
Giovanni Gardella, son of Luigi Gardella, was born about 1889, at Neirone, Italy. He immigrated to the United States on May 7, 1913. Giovanni was travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. He was travelling with his cousin, Antonio Gardella, and was joining his brother Davide Gardella in Painesville.
Mr. Gardella moved from Painesville sometime before 1917.
The Gardella Family was one three Painesville Italian families from the Provence of Genoa, Italy. These families were related by marriage. Painesville Italian Vittoio DeBarbieri was born in Genoa, Italy, and also operated a confectionery store in Painesville. Giuseppe Schiappacasse and Andrea Schiappacasse were both born in Neirone, Italy, and lived in Painesville.