Greek Diaspora Communities – U.S.A. – ILLINOIS

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ARTICLES

1895-1896 Greek Independence Day, Chicago Style by Stavros Stavridis, published in The National Herald, March 21, 2020

The History of Early Greek Immigrants in Illinois Extends Beyond Chicago – published in The National Herald, May 19, 2013

The Greek Confectioners Chicago the Mecca of the Candy Business – published in the Greek Star, April 1, 1904

Greek Abducts His Sweetheart – published in the Greek Star, April 22, 1904

(Strike-Breakers) General Gathering of Greek Businessmen of Chicago to Protect Their Business and the Greek Name – published in the Greek Star, August 26, 1904

Vervainon Greek Society, Chicago, Illinois – published in the Greek Star, September 30, 1904

The Newly Elected Officers of the Greek Community in Chicago – published in the Greek Star, Mrch 4, 1904

The Heroic Greeks of Chicago during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 – by Stavros T. Stavridis, published in The National Herald, April 1, 2017

Greek Immigration to, and Settlement in, Central Illinois 1880-1930 Dissertation by Ann Flesor Beck

Greek Immigrant became Chicago Gyros Pioneer by Graydon Megan, published in the Chicago Tribune, November 1, 2015

THE GREEKS OF CHICAGO:THE SURVIVAL OF AN ETHNIC GROUP THROUGH EDUCATION by Andrew T. Kopan, Published in the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Volume 16, Issue 1-4, April 1989 

“The Strike in Chicago Ended, the Greek Strike-Breakers Ousted. Union President Sympathetic” – 1994 Editorial in Greek Star Newspaper

“Grand Jury Investigation of County Bondsman – Judge Stirred by Story of Greek Who Paid $225 to Get Out on Bail” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 19, 1914

“Trails Slayer from Old World – Chum of Greek Murder Victim finds Fugitive Can’t Be Taken from Chicago” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, March 27, 1916

“Greek Holiday Saves Prisoners” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 8, 1916

“A Country Without Women” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 6, 1909 

“Italian Girl of 15 Shoots Her Greek Husband” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 21, 1915

“Greek-Armenian Race Feud Suspected in Two Deaths” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, November 23, 1913 

“Greeks Enlist for the War- Chicago Patriots Hold Demonstration at Hull House” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, October 5, 1912

“Greeks in Battle Flee Before Cops – Bootblack Hurls Book at Merchant” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, April 21, 1912  

Wrestling “Greek Meets Greek on Mat – Demetral Tackles Tofalos at Coliseum Tonight” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, November 3, 1910

“Greek Banker Under Arrest – Charged with Defrauding Countrymen” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 29, 1910

“Love Feud in Old Country Carried to Chicago Streets – Two Greeks Fight Over Woman” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 24, 1910

“Greeks Invade Cheap Restaurant Field” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 2, 1909

“Average Wage of Immigrant – GREEK Real Money Maker” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, April 18, 1909

THIS IS A FUNNY ONE – “Long Name Enters Station – Greek Restaurant Proprietor Offers Unheard of Cognomen as Security on Police Bond” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, September 21, 1905 

“When Greek Meets Greek – Community Election Day” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, December 14, 1908

“Runs Away on Wedding Eve . . , Leaves Her Polish Lover for GREEK Suitor” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, August 4, 1908

“Sleuth, Posing as a Greek, Nabs Fake Employment Man” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 10, 1908

“Greek Boys Held in Peonage Here – Federal Immigration Revelations Will Mean Prosecutions” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 25, 1907

“Charged with Beating Greek” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, October 3, 1907

“Greeks Own Shine Parlors; Boys Work Without Pay” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, March 24, 1907

“Greeks to Fight Ordinance – Will Seek Nullification or Repeal of Order Barring Fruit and Flower Stands from Sidewalks” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 5, 1906

“Greeks in Battle Array – Police in Force Await Clash Over Woodlawn Fruit Store” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 16, 1906

“Mayor Addresses Greek-Americans” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 4, 1906

 “Riot at Wrestling Bout – Police Called to Suppress Fight of 500 Greeks” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, July 31, 1905

“Greek Kills Holdup Man – Fruit Store Owner in Ravenswood Resists” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 6, 1905

“Tell of Being Arrested and Paying for Release – Greeks Complain to Police…Will Call on State’s Attorney” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 28, 1904

“Says Boys Are Held Slaves … Campaign Among the Greek Sellers of Fruit” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, June 9, 1904

“Races Shift Like Sand – West Side Scene of Some Strange Migrations … How the GREEKS Came, Seemingly in a Night …” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, September 26, 1902

“Greek Girl Finds New Home – After Attempting Suicide …” article, Chicago Daily Tribune, October 16, 1902

“Kidnaped Greek Loses His Money – Tony Pappageorge Charges that Constables took $140 from Cash Drawer” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 18, 1902

“Rioting Factions at Greek Church Election Dispersed by Police” – Drawing insert – Chicago Daily Tribune, April 7, 1902

“Find Body of Greek Woman – Police Suspect A Murder” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, March 2, 1902

“STREET VENDERS OUT OF BUSINESS – Notice Given By Police – GREEKS IN MOST INSTANCES” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, February 19, 1902

“Angry Greeks Attack Fellow Countrymen” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, April 10, 1901

“Greeks to Vote for McKinley” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, November 5, 1900

“Police Quell Riot in Greek Colony” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 21, 1900

Realism at Hull House….Chicago Greeks Produce “The Return of Odysseus” (includes names of Greek actors) – article in Chicago Daily Tribune, December 7, 1899

“Trouble in Greek Colony” article (describes location of “South Side Greek settlement” – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 29, 1898

“Greek Church is Dedicated … 34 Johnson Street” article – Father Theo. Constantine – Chicago Daily Tribune, October 18, 1897

“Police Guard a Church – Pastorage of the Greek Congregation Unchanged” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, September 13, 1897

“Police in a Church – Two Priests; One Flock” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, September 12, 1897

“Greeks in Chicago…” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, February 21, 1897 

“ALMOST A RIOT IN A GREEK MEETING – Nicholas Mazragos Attempts to Pull the Priest’s Whiskers and Is Repeatedly Pitched Down-Stairs” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 5, 1897

“Fights Flames and Man to a Finish – Explosion of a Gasoline Stove Causes a Lively Mix-Up of GREEK, Policeman, and a Peanut Stand” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, August 25, 1896

“War of Two Races – Greeks and Germans Have a Battle at Maywood” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 19, 1896

“Greeks of Chicago in a Parade” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, April 7, 1895

“Stormy History of Fruit Stand” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, November 25, 1894

“Greek Meets Greek – John Glarois Kills Nicholas Moltesso With an Iron Bar” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, July 14, 1894

“Greeks Will Vote for Republicans” article, Chicago Daily Tribune, November 6, 1894

“Greek Peddler Killed in a Quarrel” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, August 27, 1893 

“Government Agent Assaulted – Alleged Greek Counterfeiters Seem to Have Got Into Serious Trouble” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 27, 1893

“Caught Coining Cash – Greeks Arraigned on the Charge of Counterfeiting” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, May 21, 1893

“Greek Orthodox Church Organized in Chicago” article – The Chicago Daily Tribune, April 17, 1892

“Profits in Peanuts – Saved That A Greek Might Send For His Sweetheart” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, January 27, 1892

“A Study of the Greeks in Chicago” article by Grace Abbott, published 1909

Danville Woman Makes Recording Family History Easy – printed on the godanriver.com website, November 4, 2009

BOOKS

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT OF THE GREEK IMMIGRANT IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:  1900-1930, author Alexander Rassogianis, was published in 2015 (75 Greek names transcribed)

“Greek-American Pioneer Women of Illinois” edited by Dr Thomopoulos – includes 242 Greek names

“Greeks in Chicago” is a book by Michael George Davros Ph.D. that was published in 2009 by Arcadia Publishing (369 Greek Names transcribed)

ONLINE DATABASES

BIRTH

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949 – 27,398 parents born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915 – 394 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940 – 212 parents born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

CENSUS

Chicago – Ethnic Groups by Ward – 1913 – Cook County IlGenWeb – FREE – added June 26, 2021

DEATH

Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois – 810 gravestone memorial photographs uploaded to FindAGrave.com – links to posts with names of the deceased below:

Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998 – 33,160 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 25, 2021

Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999 – 434 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 25, 2021

Illinois, Kane County, Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library District, Local Newspaper Obituary Digital Index, 1922-2017 – 5 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 25, 2021

Cook County, Illinois, U.S., Obituaries, 1970-1990 – 214 born in Greece – Ancestry.com $

Illinois, U.S., Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, 1959-1981 – 16 born in Greece – Ancestry.com $

Death Records from Cook County, Illinois, 1878-1922 – 2,134 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org FREE

Death Records from Illinois between 1916-1947 – 19,415 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org FREE

MARRIAGES

Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935 – 89 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 – 50 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

MILITARY

Illinois, Military Discharge Records ca.1862-ca.1965 – 14 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added July 17, 2021

NATURALIZATION

Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950 – 35,804 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998 – 1,805 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1994 – 994 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 – 4 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added August 26, 2021

VOTER REGISTERS

1888 – Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration – 27 born in Greece – Ancestry.com $

1890 – Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration – 22 born in Greece – Ancestry.com $

1892 – Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration – 83 born in Greece – Ancestry.com $

Chicago Voter Registers 1888-1892 – 150 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

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