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Nella Piccolin: a force for good in Frankfort

kaymac60423@yahoo.com franoi.com/profiles/piccolin In 1926, 16-year-old Onorato Piccolin came to America from Falcade, province of Buluno, region of Veneto, Italy.  He arrived at Ellis Island, settling in the Kensington section of Chicago. A blacksmith in the old country, he eventually found work in Gary, Indiana, at the steel mills. Many of you share this same story. A father, a mother, coming to Chicago, perhaps knowing some relatives who were already here, perhaps not. Starting a life, a family.  Everyone worked hard and contributed in this family of two daughters, Mary Jane and Nella. Nella started in the hair business sweeping up …

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