Nicola Stanziale

Nicola Stanziale first appears in at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, about 1905. In America, Nicola Stanziale was known Nicholas Stanziale.

Nicola Stanziale, son of Emilio Stanziale and Nicoletta Ruberto, was born about 1888, at Sant’Angelo in Grotte, Italy.  Nicola died on October 18, 1918, at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, of influenza.  His body was interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Nicola Stanziale immigrated to the United States on March 17, 1903, travelling to Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  He was 16 years old, and was traveling with Giacomo Ruberto and Gaetano Ruberto. Giacomo and Gaetano were probably relatives of Nicola’s mother.  Nicola Stanziale became a citizen of the United States in 1905.  He resided at Lake County, Ohio, when he was naturalized.

Nicola Stanziale killed Ernest Bechtol on December 21, 1906, in a work related diagreement.  They were both employees of the Ohio Manufacturing Company.  Nicola pleaded guilty in March, 1907, to manslaughter and was sentenced to spend 6 years and 8 months in prison.  Nicola was incarcerated at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio.  He probably was release from prison in early 1914.  Nicola remained in Columbus after being released from prison.  He registered for the military draft for World War One on September 12, 1918, living at Columbus.

Consider the tragic life of this Painesville Italian.  He came to America in 1903 at age 16.  He was sent to prison in 1906 at age 18.  He was released from prison in 1914  at age 26.  He died from influenza in 1918 at age 30.

Nicola Stanziale was one of five Stanziale siblings who lived in Painesville:  Giovanni Stanziale arrived in Painesville in 1906, Antonio and Giuseppe Stanziale migrated to Painesville in 1926. His sister, Anna Maria arrived in Painesville in 1928. Antonio and Giuseppe lived in Columbus, Ohio, while Nicola was in Columbus.

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