Ashtabula Co., Ohio
SOURCE: History of Ashtabula County, Ohio
Large, Moina W.
Topeka :: Historical Pub. Co.,, 1924, 1132 pgs.
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|* NAPOLETANO, Joseph
* NEARPASS, F. J.
* NELSON, O. W.
* NEIL, Vern L.
* NEWBOLD, John
* NEWMAN, Barnard
* NEWMAN, Walter
* NEWTON, L. L.
|* NICKA, Peter
* NIEMI, Ivar S., Dr.
* NILES, B. V.
* NIMS, C. W.
* NIMS, W. A.
* NURMILAHTI, Andy
* NYSTROM, Elvira
NAPOLETANO, a notary public of Ashtabula Harbor, who is
successfully engaged in the real estate business, is a prominent citizen
of Ashtabula County. He was born in Italy, June 6, 1867, and is
the son of Savatore and Mary V. Natpoetano.
Salvatore Napoletano and his wife were born in
Italy, where they had always lived. He was a city clerk of his
town which was a life time position; He died in 1912. His
wife died in 1918. They were the parents of the following
children: Alfred, lives in New York; Joseph. the
subject of this sketch; Attilo, lives in Italy; Pasqualine,
Esther, who also live in Italy.
Joseph Napoletano received his education in the
schools of his native land and practiced law there for five eyars, after
having served in the Italian army for five years. In March, 1894,
he came to the United States and located in Ashtabula, where he was
employed on the docks. Later he engaged in the insurance business
for 12 years and represented the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Mr. Napoletano studied law in the law offices of Mr. Goddard
at Ashtabula Harbor and during Mr. Goddard's absence in the west
for 18 years, Mr. Napoletano had complete charge of his practice.
He is also interested in the real estate business and does a large
volume of business. His offices is located at 68 1/2 Bridge
Street, Ashtabula Harbor.
(See Note 2 below for Source)
|F. J. NEARPASS,
who is successfully engaged in business at North Kingsville, where he
owns a garage and lunch room, is a native of Ashtabula County. He
was born at South Kingsville, April 1, 1888, and is the son of
I. V. and Winona (Morris)
I. V. Nearpass was a veteran of the Civil and
Black Hawk wars. He was a native of Michigan and an early settler
of Ashtabula County. For many years he owned and was editor of the
Kingsville Tribune. Mr. Nearpass made four trips west after
the Civil War and his companion, Frank Kirkwood, was killed by
the Indians while enroute to California. Mr. Nearpass died
in 1904. His wife, who died in 1923, was the daughter of Dr. J.
L. Morris, Kingsville's pioneer physician and surgeon. To
Mr. and Mrs Nearpass one son was born, F. J., the subject of
F. J. Nearpass received his education in the
schools of Kingsville and began his career as a mechanic in Ashtabula,
which trade he followed for seven years. He was employed by the
Ashtabula Fork & Hoe Company and the Phoenix Iron Company. In 1921
Mr. Nearpass engaged in his present business on North Ridge Road,
which he and his wife purchased from Mrs. Celia Morse. He
has an uptodate garage and does general repair work. There is also
a filling station in connection with the garage. Mrs. Nearpass
conducts the restaurant, which is first class and well patronized.
Both the garage and restaurant are on the same property. The brick
building on this property was the first of its kind to be built at North
Kingsville, having been built in 1860. The upper portion of the
building is also occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Nearpass and contains
12 sleeping rooms on one floor and a dance hall on the floor above.
On Sept. 30, 1909, Mr. Nearpass
was married to Miss Charlotte Harmon,the daughter of Reuben and Charlotte (Hammond)
Harmon. Mr. Harmon was born at North Kingsville in 1858 and
his family is among the leading pioneer families of Ashtabula County.
Mr. Harmon now lives retired on his farm of 35 acres. Mr. and
Mrs. Nearpass have a daughter, Charlotte Jane, who was born
Mr. Nearpass is identified with the Republican
party and he and his family are members of the Presbyterian church.
He is a public spirited and progressive business man and has many
friends and acquaintances.
(See Note 2 below for Source)
Source 1 - Biographical History of
Northeastern, Ohio Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake.
Containing Portraits of all the Presidents of the United States with a Biography
of each, together with Portraits and Biographies of Joshua R. Giddings, Benjamin
F. Wade and a large number of Early Settlers and Representative Families of
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company - 1893.
Source 2 - History of Ashtabula County, Ohio by Mrs. Moina W. Large - 1924
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