Emilio Salvatore Castagnola here
Giovanni Castagnola was born on July 15, 1869 in Riva Tregosa, Genoa. He married Angela Batta who was born on June 21, 1865. Giovanni (Gio) worked on sailing vessels hauling wine to different parts of the world -Africa, and Spain. They came to the United States in 1905 and settled in Santa Barbara. He started a wholesale fish business with one boat and increased the business with a fleet of row boats. They operated between Santa Barbara and El Capitan. Gio and Angela had six sons: Battista and Andrew were born in Italy; Mario, Virginio Albert (George, and Lino were born in Santa Barbara. George opened George V. Castagnola's Sea Foods at 131 Anacapa St. At one time, George owned Stern's Wharf and he and Mario managed The Harbor Restaurant.