My grandfather, Guglielmo (William) Abele, immigrated to this country around 1900 from Venice, Italy and lived in Bronx, NY until his death in 1943. I believe my last name is German in origin but there are definitely Abele's in Italy (just a hop, skip, and jump across the Alps from Germany). The founder of the Bolla wine company was named Abele and his ancestors still run that company. It would appear that your search has really now begun knowing you may have ancestors in Italy. I'm sorry that I have no information on Abella's from Cleveland. Hope this helps.