Michele Cardegna first appears in the Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, area in 1903. When Michele immigrated to the United States, Painesville was his destination. In America, Michele Cardegna was known as Michael Cardina.
Michele Cardegna, son of Filippo Cardegna and Maria Giovanna Mainella, was born on February 23, 1892, at Frosolone, Isernia Province, Molise, Italy. He married Clara DeMonaco, daughter of Luigi DeMonaco and Giovanna Delsano, on July 21, 1919 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Clara DeMonaco was born at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Michele died on April 6, 1924, at Ivanhoe Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, at age 32, from injuries caused by an automobile accident. His body was interred at Calvary Cemetery at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Michele Cardegna immigrated to the United States on July 17, 1903, at age 11. He was travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Michele was joining his uncle, Nicandro Cardegna, in Painesville, Ohio. He was traveling with his uncle, Cristofaro DiCristofaro. They arrived in the United States at the Port of New York City aboard the ship SS Manilla.
Michele registered for the military draft for World War One on June 5, 1917, living at 623 North State Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. He was employed by the he was a sailor for the Great Lakes Company.
When Michele married in 1919, he established residence on the East Side of Cleveland.
There were no children of Michele Cardegna and Clara DeMonaco.