Masilia Gardella first appears at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, in 1913. In America, Masilia Gardella was known Celia Gardella.
Masilia Gardella, daughter of Giovanni Gardella and Caterina Basso, was born about 1897, at Neirone, Italy. She immigrated to the United States on May 7, 1913, at age 16. She travelling to Painesville, Ohio, with her brother, Antonio Gardella.
Celia Gardella was enumerated for the 1920 Census of the United States, on January 12, 1920, living at Eagle Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, as a sister of Anthony Gardella. She was employed at the family confectionary store in Painesville.
The Gardella’s moved from Painesville sometime after 1923, but before 1930. They probably moved to Detriot, Michigan.
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.