Joseph Chesti first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area from 1917 to 1920.
Joseph Chesti was born on September 26, 1896, at Italy. He immigrated to the United States on June 1, 1914, at age 17, travelling to New York City, New York.
Joseph Chesti was enumerated for the 1920 Census of the United States, on January 9, 1920, living at Fairport-Nursery Road, Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio. He was as a boarder in the household of Felix Giusti. According to the 1920 Census, Joseph was employed as a laborer working on a farm. He probably was employed by the Storrs and Harrison Nursery.
Joseph Chesti’s place of birth and name at birth are not known.