Nicola Maria Colavecchio

Nicola Maria Colavecchio first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1903.

Nicola Maria Colavecchio, son of Felice Colavecchio and Saveria Mattarocci, was born on August 22, 1881, at Frosolone, Italy.  He married Immacolata Colaneri, daughter of Michelangelo Colaneri and Vincenza Conti.  Nicola died on April 16 1962, at Frosolone, Italy.

Nicola Maria Colavecchio first immigrated to the United States on October 8, 1903, at age 22, travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  He was joining his uncle, Cristofaro DiCristofaro, in Painesville.  Nicola made at least two more “trips” from Italy to Painesville.  He is shown re-entering the United States on May 27, 1914, at age 32, returning to Painesville.  He was joining his brother, Giuseppe Colavecchio, in Painesville.  Nicola previously lived in Painesville from 1903 to 1908.

Nicola registered for the World War I Draft on September 12, 1918. He was living at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio. Nicola Maria Colavecchio was employed by the Storrs and Harrsion Nursery.  Nicola is shown re-turning to the United States on November 8, 1922.  He was re-joining his brother, Giuseppe, in Painesville.  He was previously in Painesville from 1914 to 1919.  Nicola probably returned to Italy in the late 1920’s.

As noted above, Nicola Maria Colavecchio was the nephew of Cristofaro DiCristofaro.  That relationship has not been confirmed.  However, Nicola Maria Colavecchio’s maternal grandmother was Marta Scacciavillani.  Marta Scacciavillani was the aunt of Cristofaro’s wife, Maria Donata Scacciavillani, and therefore, a cousin (first cousin, one removed) to the Scacciavillani’s (Square’s)  who immigrated from Frosolone to Painesville, Ohio.

colavecchio  (nicola maria) 1918 draft registration card