Joseph L. Gaudieri, who conducts a leading tailoring and dry cleaning establishment in the city of Columbus,
is a veteran of the World War and a popular citizen of the community in which he lives. He was born at Pettorano,
Sul-Gizio, Italy, March 19, 1890, the son of Panfino and Vita Antonia (Monaco) Gaudieri.
Both Panfino Gaudlieri and his wife are natives of Italy, where they reside. He has been a tailor throughout his
life and in 1910 was awarded a diploma and the Cross of Honor by the Catania Italian Permanent Exposition for his
expert craftsmanship as a tailor. There are four children in the Gaudieri family, as follows: Joseph L., the subject
of this sketch; Aquilina, married Antonio DeVictor, lives in Grandview, Columbus; Ida, married Joseph Bisciotti,
lives in Grandview, Columbus; and Alexander V., lives in Columbus.
The boyhood of Joseph L. Gaudieri was spent in his native land, where he was educated. He learned the tailoring
trade at an early age in his father's shop and was thus engaged until 1908, when he went to Rome for two years.
In April, 1912, he was drafted into the service of the Italian Army, in which he served for two years during the
Turkish Italian War. He was discharged in August, 1914, and almost immediately came to America and settled in Columbus,
where he followed his trade until September, 1917. He was then inducted into service during the World War and sent
to Camp Sherman, Ohio, for training. On June 2, 1918, he sailed for overseas duty and saw active service in the
Meuse-Argonne offensive and at Verdun. After the signing of the armistice Mr. Gaudieri was stationed in Germany
with the Army of Occupation until April 22, 1919, when he returned to the United States. He was discharged from
the service on June 5, 1919, and returned to Columbus, where he resumed his trade as a tailor. In February, 1922,
he established a business of his own and in May, 1925, removed to his present location, 1629 West First Avenue,
where he conducts an up to date tailoring establishment.
On January 20, 1921, Mr. Gaudieri was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Thomas, of Columbus, the daughter of
Joseph and Mary Thomas, natives of Italy and residents of Columbus. They have no children.
Politically, Mr. Gaudieri is a Republican. He is most active in the social and civic life of the Italian colony
in Columbus and is recognized as a leader. He also holds membership in the American Legion, being past vice commander,
and belongs to the "40 and 8" Society. He is second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserve Corps, and was
one of the organizers of the 330th Infantry Association Reserve. He is a life member of the 324th Field Artillery
and past national president.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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