Giuseppe Colavecchio

Giuseppe Colavecchio first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1910.  In America, Giuseppe Colavecchio was known as Joseph Colavecchio.

Giuseppe Colavecchio, son of Felice Colavecchio and Saveria Mattarocci, was born on August 1, 1887, at Frosolone, Italy.  He married Mary Cardina, daughter of Giuseppe Cardegna and Lucia Maria Amoruso, on November 11, 1917, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  When Giuseppe married Mary Cardina, she was a widow with two sons, ages 6 and 4.  He died on Saturday August 30, 1958, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 71, of prostate cancer.  His body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.

Giuseppe Colavecchio immigrated to the United States on June 14, 1910, at age 22, travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  He was joining his cousin, Giovanni Scacciavillani (John Square), in Painesville.  John Square and his brothers were first cousins to Giuseppe’s mother, Saveria Mattarocci.  Giuseppe was living in Painesville in 1914 and 1922 when his brother Nicola Maria Colavecchio immigrated to Painesville.  Nicola probably returned to Italy in the late 1920’s.

Giuseppe Colavecchio registered for the World War I Draft on June 5, 1917. He was living at 223 Storrs Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Giuseppe was employed by the Diamond Alkali Company.  Giuseppe served in the United States Army during World War I.  Giuseppe Colavecchio became a citizen of the United States in 1918.

Mr. Colavecchio was a self employed truck farmer. At the time of death, Giuseppe resided at 673 North St. Clair Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.

There were no children of Giuseppe Colavecchio and Mary Cardina.

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