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BIOGRAPHY OF EMIL G. BERTOLINI

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 185:

 EMIL G. BERTOLINI has utilized most effectively his technical and artistic talent since establishing his home in the Untied States, and in the City of Youngstown he now controls a substantial and prosperous business as a contractor in the installation of tile, marble and mosaic work, especially in connection with interior architectural work. Along this line he had served a specially excellent apprenticeship in his native Italy, and had followed similar work also in Germany. Mr. Bertolini was born in the picturesque and historic old city of Venice, Italy, in the year 1887, and there he received his early education, as well as his original training for the trade and art of which he has become a successful and popular exponent in the land of his adoption. In the year 1913 Mr. Bertolini came to the Untied States, and after having followed his trade about three months at Akron, Ohio, where he was associated with his brother Arthur, he passed two years in working at his trade in the City of Washington, District of Columbia. During the next two years he was similarly employed in the City of Cleveland, and he then came from the Ohio metropolis to Youngstown, where he has since been engaged in business as a contractor in tile, marble and mosaic construction. It should be noted that he suffered a great loss in the death of his brother Arthur, January 1, 1913, shortly after his arrival in the United States. At Youngstown he and his wife are earnest communicants of the Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. In the year 1911 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Bertolini and Miss Lucy De Ponte, who likewise was born in Italy, and they have three children, Dominick, Henry and Arthuretta. The well equipped business establishment of Mr. Bertolini was started at 26 North Walnut Street, about 1917, and from a humble beginning he has developed a business of large proportions, which in the fall of 1924 will be housed in a modern up-to-date building located on three acres of ground on Wicklife Bouleveard in Youngstown.