Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Nicolo Accomando

Nicolo Accomando was born in Palermo, Italy, on 16 September 1884, the son of Luigi and Melchiorra (La Mantia) Accomando. He immigrated to America in 1906 and married at Chicago, on 12 March 1911 Rosetta Tedeschi. A Methodist lay reader, he moved to Indianapolis and established a church in 1912. He later moved to Gary in 1915, spearheading a petition to Bishop White for the establishment of an Italian mission there. The result was St Antonio's Italian Mission, founded in 1917. He was ordained to the diaconate later that year. By 1922, the mission was mired in debt and it closed in 1927. Accomando moved to Utica, New York, where he was living as late as 1940.


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