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Greek Ancestry In Middletown, Ohio
 
Last Updated  11/08/2012


  January 31, 1911  Tuesday    Middletown News-Signal, Middletown, Ohio
ARRESTED IN HAMILTON
  Mr. John Brown, the Greek baker of this city was arrested in Hamilton on the charge of selling bread to two Greek dealers, George and Gus Papos. John was bound over to the grand jury. He gave bond.
 

by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

    Alex Politz to marry Catinna Lembassis in June in Dayton, Ohio.

He lives in Middletown and she lives in Athens, Greece. Upon her arrival, the wedding will take place at the Politz family home in Dayton.  A huge celebration is planned,

by
Kathy Spyrou
May 2010

  May 7, 1920  Friday  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
COUPLE IN JAIL
    May Johnson and Theodore Alex, charged with improper relations, were arrested at 415 Wood street last night.

by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

  October 13, 1931 Tuesday  Hamilton Daily News, Hamilton, Ohio
Church At Middletown May Borrow $3,286
 
  Trustees of the St. Constantine Greek Orthodox Church of Middletown were authorized in common pleas court Monday to borrow $3,286.12 on a real estate mortgage.

by
Vivian Moon
2 November 

May 25, 1932  Middletown Journal,  Middletown, Ohio

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS THREATEN TO DEPORT WIFE OF MIDDLETOWN GROCER
Mrs. Louis Nick was granted permission to study at the Cincinnati College of Music but 3 weeks later she married Louis Nick.

by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

 

 
February 16, 1933  Hamilton Daily News Journal, Hamilton, Ohio 
 
Louis  Constantopoulos of Middletown Estate Valued at $16,012  American Trust and Savings Bank and Steve Vradelis administrators. 

by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

 
July 25, 1933 Tuesday   Hamilton Journal The Daily News, Hamilton, Ohio
MAY MARIANOS SUES FOR DIVORCE. 
Absence for three years despite her request that he return, is charged against Alexios Regas Mariannos in the divorce suit of May Mariannos, Middletown, on file in common pleas court.  They were married August 12, 1925, and have one daughter of whom the mother asks custody.   

by
Cleo Gavin
18 November 2008

  September 19, 1933 Tuesday  Hamilton Daily New Journal, Hamilton, Ohio
ENTRIES ARE FILED ON DIVORCE CASE
Delia Pallas obtained a decree divorcing her from Sam Pallas.

by
Vivian Moon
16 November 2008

  May 28, 1936  Thursday  Hamilton Daily News Journal, Hamilton, Ohio
Junior Girl Reserves Enjoy Hike Monday
    The Junior Girl Reserves closed their year's activities with a hike on Monday afternoon. Their destination was the attractive home of Miss Louise Gantz, in Forest Hills. After an enjoyable round of games a picnic supper was held on the lawn beside the pool. Those participating in this event were: Betty Cole, Doris Cole, Virginia Rooke, Marion Hatton, Loraine Cloyd, Dorothy Kilgour, Marjorie Rost, Dorothy Chakeris, Delores Chaifant, Dorothy Davis, Virginia Nolan, Beatrice Riley, Gladys Baldwin, Virginia Chambers, Beaureta Amburgey, Mary Pegg, Suzanne Warwick, Marie Meeks, Clara Rowland, the advisers Miss Senia Pabst and Miss Wilheimina Gentile; Miss Louise Gantz, Girl Reserve secretary.








by
Vivian Moon
25 October 2008

 

December 11, 1937  Saturday  Hamilton Daily News, Hamilton, Ohio

Middletown - Order of Ahepa Names George Lambesis

George C Lambesis was elected president of the Middletown Chapter of the Order of Ahepa.  Other officers are William Netsos, vice president. V.P. Karras, secretary, Chris Pape  Treasure, Paul Matthews , Euclid Katsulos and George Manos, George Eliopoulos and Chris Pappas, members of the board of Directors. 

by
Cleo Gavin
15 November 2008

  March 3, 1940  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
 John Pantel is separated from his new bride by an ocean.  He is able to gather support for his cause and bring her to America even though the start of World War II became a political obstacle.    Read this Journal story of that chapter in his life.

by
Nick Pantel
Email April 2012

  December 5, 1946  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
AHEPA CHOOSES NEW OFFICERS
    George Poolitsan was chosen president of the Order of Alpha at it's meeting last evening at the "Y".
    Other officers elected are:
Vice-president, Nick Kostan; secretary, George Comminos; treasurer, George Manos; and Board of Governors, Pete Laras, chairman, Paul Mathews, Chris Papas, John Pantel, and Tom Stoikos. Officers will be installed January 8.

by
Vivian Moon
21 November 2008

Steve Manos  ARTICLE June 25, 1949 Saturday  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio by
Vivian Moon
21 November 2008
  February 20, 1950 Monday  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
NEWS OF SOCIETY
   
Miss Sue Mardas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Madras of McGee Ave. journeyed to Columbus to spend the weekend with former Middletonians, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Vradelis, Saturday night she attended the Sweetheart Ball of Sigma Epsilon Phi of Ohio State University of Beechwold Inn and was elected queen of the ball. Six young ladies were selected from the entire group by three judges who then decided upon Miss Madras. The other five served as the queen's attendants. Miss Madras brought home a beautiful loving cup presented to her by the 1949 queen.







by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

  February 20, 1950 Monday  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
Daughters Of Penelope, Ahepa Combine To Honor New Priest
  
 Last night 125 members of Ahepa, Daughter of Penelope and their families assembled at Nelva Center for a pre-Lenten dinner dance given by the Daughters in honor of the newly assigned priest of the Greek Orthodox community.
    A delicious dinner, prepared covered dish fashion, was served, after which chairman of the committee, Mrs. Peter Laras, introduced, Albert Jones, president of Ahepa. Mr. Jones gave a brief but fascinating talk on Brotherhood week.
    Mrs. Laras introduced George T. Poolitsan president of the community, who stressed that in order to progress, it is necessary to have complete unity and cooperation from every member of the community.
    One of the highlights of the evening was the introduction of Michael Papadopoulous of Greece, a student at Miami University under the sponsorship of the Marshall Plan. He spoke in gratitude for all the assistance the United States has tendered Greece.
    Upon being presented the guest of honor, the Rev. John Papadopoulos expressed his pleasure at being honored, and read several passages and symbolic poems written to him by his children. His children are still in Greece awaiting passage to the United States.
    President of Daughters of Penelope, Miss Dena Eliopoulis was introduced and presented the guest of honor a gold watch on behalf of the chapter.
    Officers of the chapter were presented and the committee in charge of the highly successful affair, Mrs. Gus Mardas, Mrs. John Demetrion, Miss Mary Johnson and Mrs. Gus Christy.
    The balance of the evening was spent in folk dancing with music provided by Chris Haggias.

















by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

  February 23, 1950 Thursday  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
NEWS OF SOCIETY
   
Madame Katherine Courey of Middletown left yesterday for New York City where she will be presented Sunday by Nicholas Sevastopoulos, president of Liberty Recording Company in a program of song and dance. Sunday morning Mrs. Courey will broadcast a group of Greek folk songs and modern songs in the Greek tongue. In the evening she will appear before a show sponsored by Manufacturers of Fashion and present three dances; "Jota" a Spanish peasant dance, "Corrido" a male dance and "Toto-Torero" a female dance. Remaining until March 5, Mrs. Courey plans to study with Madame LaMeri, world famous ethnologist.








by
Vivian Moon
2 November 2008

March 10, 1950 Friday  Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
    Authority to enter into a $6,500 mortgage to finance improvements of property was sought in Common Pleas Court through a petition of St. Constantine and Helene Greek Orthodox Church of Middletown. The request was by these trustees: George T. Poolitsan, Gus Valen, George C. Lambesis, John Pantel, George Manos, Peter Laras, Peter Janetos, Gust Skalkos, and Konstantine A. Politz.




by
Cleo Gavin
20 October  2008

 
March 12,1950  The Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
20 Years Ago  
Fifteen persons from Middletown were naturalized at the courthouse.  Those who became citizens were Peter Mesan, Anna Garofalos, Peter Laras, David Finkleman, Saveno Paombo, Giovanni Stefano, Chirkios Thomas, Nick Velkos, John Basidkis, Stefan Hupka, John Revelos, Carlo Sciannamblo, Helene Beres Yank, Elizabeth Gebhardt, and Rocco Cristofore. 

by
Cleo Gavin
22 November  2008

  Clipping from the Cincinnati Enquirer
a picture of Stratton Papakirk and Nick Georgopoulos accompanied story of their arrival in Middletown and their adjustments to their new life in America

by
George Christy
Aug 2010

 
15 March 1950 The Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio 
News of Society Peg Rosing 
Mrs. Nick Revelos of Harrison St. is in New York where she will leave Friday for Sparta, Greece.  She will leave on The tourist ship Nea Hellas which is arranged for by the Ahepans and Daughters of Penelope for members to tour the old country.  Mrs. Revelos will visit her family Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mihalakakos of St. John, Sparta Greece.  She will be gone for three months.  Bill Revelos will take the same trip and visit his family.

by
Cleo Gavin
22 November  2008


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