Bonazzola, Marcellino Ambrogio (1873-1958)
Known as Ambrogio, he was born October 12, 1873 in Sueglio, Como, Lombardia, Italy. His wife Theodolinda Pandiani was born August 22, 1881 in Sueglio. They married in Sueglio on February 16, 1905. They immigrated to the USA on the ship Lusitania, out of Liverpool, arriving at Ellis Island May 1, 1908. They first settled in Monessen, PA, and Ambrogio worked at Pittsburgh Steel Company as a stonemason. Children born in Monessen: Gloria (born February 2, 1909, passed shortly after birth); Guido (AKA William ( May 2, 1910-Nov 28, 1978); Lindo (1912-?) They moved to Santa Barbara in 1922. Ambrogio worked as a stonemason with Italian immigrants. He helped rebuild the tower of the Mission that was damaged in 1925 earthquake.
Ambrogio and Theodolinda Pandiani Bonazzola
Photo courtesy of Cherie Bonazzola
This naturalization certificate shows Ambrogio Bonazzola as 41 years old, his wife Theodolinda age 33, and children Guido 5, and Lindo 2 all living in Monessen, Pennsylvania.