submitted by George Argyropoulos on 19.01.2010
This is my grand father: Panagiotis Theod. Leontsinis my mother's father from Keramoto Kythera. He went to USA sometime in the second half of 19th century sailing on a small kaiki from Alexandria Egypt together with some other compatriots, the number of which I do not know and it took them 6 months to reach America. All I know from my mother's words is that on the way they found themselves having no more drinking water and so they had to squeeze the kaik sails and drank. He went to St. Louis the "gate to the west" and from there he started working on laying the rail road tracks. He eventually reached San Francisco and became an American citizen in 1875. On his return to his home village Keramoto in Kythera he was immediately nicknamed "The American". His family thereafter were known as the Americanos family.
submitted by Francie Campbell on 18.01.2010
I am one of four daughters of Mary Combes/Coombes (Maiden name). Her parents were Anastasios & Spiridoula Combes/Coombes. They immigrated in 1924 on the 'Largs Bay'. They spent their first few years at Tenterfield with Anastasios' brother, George. George, the eldest of 4 brothers had first immigrated in 1912, and had owned the Paragon Cafe in Tenterfield. If you have any information on my family, I would be glad to hear about it!
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 26.11.2009
Where was this?
What was the occasion?
What year did this take place?
Help would be appreciated.
A photo from the archives of Spiridoula Alfieris Georgopoulos.
Help with idenfication of people, location, and date, would be appreciated.
submitted by Alexandra Dapontes on 23.12.2008
Alexandra Hastas and husband (I think dimitri Hastas ) my grandparents both deceased RIP
Dapontes 2 kytherians WEDDING Nick Dapontes ( Hora ) and Manty ( aka Daimanti ) Hastas( Kapsali ) year 1958 Port Moresby papua new guinea
submitted by John Miller on 27.10.2008
My grandparents' (John and Helen Cassimatis) visit in 1953 from the US may have been the occasion for this picture. He is seated and bald with round glasses, holding a shotgun. She is in the center with a plume in her hat. Also pictured are Kyra Viola Torakis (behind two boys near front), and her sons Matthaio and Niko (back row).
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 12.05.2015
The lady on the left is my grandmother, Barbara Anastasopoulos (Komninou). She is holding my mother, Kyrani (Anna). The lady on the right is Barbara's mother, Kyrani Komninou (Castrisios). She is holding her grandson, Denis. The little boy in the front is the eldest child, Con. Anastasopoulos was shortened to Poulos when the siblings arrived in Australia in various years during the 1950s.
submitted by James Gavriles on 03.06.2008
Standing left to right. Mrs. Kapsanis,Helen Panaretos Gavriles,Stasa Nomecos,Aspasia Panaretos Nomecos,Mary Panaretos Pappas,unknown, unknown, Mrs Limbiris, Tony Limbiris,unknown, unknown.
Seated left to right; John Nomecos,Theodore Georgopoulos,John Demetrios Gavriles,Anthi Panaretos (my Yia-Yia-blurred),Mrs. Emanual Georgopoulos(Panayiotitsa),Mrs Nicholas Galakatos (Peterson),unknown, Mr. Limbiris, Mr. Nick Cominos.
I have tried to blow up the left side of this 1945 Detroit picnic to identify some of the people. In the back row, there are many familiar faces, but unknown names?? I know 2nd from the left is Emanual Georgopoulos. The 4th from the right is Mrs. Kapsanis. 3rd from the right is Helen Panaretos Gavriles(My Mother),2nd from the right is Stasa Nomecos (daughter of Aspasia), 1st on the right is Aspasia Panaretos Nomecos(wife of John Nomecos).
Seated left to right is Chris Pappas, Mr. Toulis,Paul Galakatos(Peterson),Mrs. Despina Peterson(wife of Paul),Irene Megaloconomou Georgopoulos (wife of Theodore),Nick Galakatos (Peterson),John Nomicos,Theodore Georgopoulos,and just barely half of my Uncle John Demetrios Gavriles.
In front of the group on a little riding/`rockin horse is myself.
I am adding this Detroit picture ,as there are many of the same people as in the Georgopoulos pictures. This is in 1945 at a "Tsirigitis" gathering in the Detrooit area. I am the little guy on the riding horse in front of all the adults sitting. I can identify probably only 1/3 of the people. I will try on the 2 blow-ups of this in the other pictures I am adding.
submitted by Terry Chlentzos on 01.06.2008
Do you know this family? They may belong to the Galakatos or Georgopoulos families. Please add your comments if you can identify these people.
Photo from the archives of Byron Georgeson of Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
From left to right: Triantafilia (Rosalind) Georgopoulos Benardos; her husband Dimitri Benardos of Proggi; her sister Anastasia Georgopoulos Bylos (married to Nicholas Bylos). All lived in the Sydney area.
The two women were sisters to Emmanuel Georgopulos of Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Photo from the archives of Byron Georgeson.
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 01.06.2008
A photo from the archives of Stamatoula Chlentzos.
101 year old Stamatoula identified these men as follows:
Standing: Manolis Coulentianos, Nicholas Coulentianos, Vasilios Coulentianos
Seated: Panayiotis Coulentianos; Haralamobos Coulentianos ; Antonis Mavromatis (Stamatoula's father)
submitted by Terry Chlentzos on 02.06.2008
A group of Kytherians in Detroit gather to meet with Dr. Fotinos, a Kytherian who was a professor of dermatology in Athens.
From left to right:
Paul Theodore Panaretos; Cosmas Panos Gavrilis of St. Louis, MO; Nicholas Demetrios Gavriles; Kosmas Zaglanakis (Gas Station Owner); Unknown; Mr. Fratzeskakis; John Demetrios Gavriles; Unknown; Unknown; Paul (Galakatos) Peterson; Stavros Yiannis Arabatzis; Mr. Pateros; Peter Zanis; Unknown; Dr. Fotinos; (standing) Nick Zanis; Stamatia Peterson (Galakatos); Panagiotitsa Galakatou Georgeson; Emmanuel M. Georgeson; Menas Theodore Georgeson; Irene Megaleconomou Georgeson; Unknown.
Thanks to Jim Gavriles for help in identifying some of the people here.
This fabulous photo is from the archives of Byron Georgeson of Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
From left to right:
Gloria Georgeson (Georgopulos) George (Tzortzopoulos); Mr. Tzortzopoulos from Karava; unknown, possibly a Souris; Gloria Georgeson; Byron Georgeson; Mrs. George (Tzortzopoulos); Theodore George (Tzortzopoulos), husband of Gloria.
If anyone knows the unidentified individuals, please feel free to comment.
Photo from the archives of Byron Georgeson.
Nikolaos Galakatos became Nick Peterson in the USA. He was born in 1894 in Christoforianika to Panagiotis Galakatos and Politimi Coroneos. He was the twin brother of Panagiotitsa Galakatou Georgeson.
Nick appeared as an extra in the silent movie "Ben Hur."
Photo from the archives of his nephew Byron Georgeson of Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
From left to right:
Byron Georgeson (Georgopulos); his mother Panagiotitsa Galakatou Georgeson; sister Gloria Georgeson George (Tzortzopoulos); Mrs. Harry Samios; her son George Samios. This Samios family had a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.
Photo from the archives of Byron Georgeson, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
submitted by Joanne Diacopoulos on 12.05.2008
My Papou George & Fiayia Yiannoula Diacopoulos
submitted by Japio Ruijg on 10.05.2008
father and son at the beach of aghia pelaghia
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