Giuseppe Antonio Battista first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1918 when he registered for the draft for World war One. In America, Giuseppe Antonio Battista was known as Joseph A. Battista.
Giuseppe Antonio Battista, son of Giovanni Battista and Angelina Petti, was born on January 25, 1878, at Casalciprano, Italy. He married Maria Assunta Iovine, daughter of Leonardo Iovine and Domenica DiCristofaro, on February 13, 1923 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Giuseppe died on February 19, 1965, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 87. His body was interred at Riverside Cemetery at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
Giuseppe Antonio Battista, age 15, immigrated to the United States on March 13, 1893, travelling to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He established residence in Painesville, Ohio, between 1893 and 1918. Giuseppe’s uncle, Pasquale Battista had been living in Painesville since 1898.
Giuseppe Antonio Batista became a citizen of the United States on February 3, 1944. Giuseppe resided at 120 Sanford Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, when he was naturalized.
Giuseppe was employed was a long term employee of the Diamond Alkali Company. He retired in 1951 after 32 years of service.
The children of Giuseppe Antonio Battista and Maria Assunta Iovine (both born at Painesville, Ohio) are as follows:
1. Anthony J. Battista was born on January 9, 1924. He married Eleanor A. Sabolik, daughter of Michael Sabolik and Anna Titka, on September 28, 1946 at Lake County, Ohio.
2. Leonard F. Battista was born on November 16, 1925. He married Irene M. Shula, daughter of Daniel Shula and Mary Miller, on June 28, 1947 at St Mary Catholic Church, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.