Diaspora Communities – U.S.A. – ILLINOIS

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ARTICLES

The History of Early Greek Immigrants in Illinois Extends Beyond Chicago

IN THE NEWS – 1904 – The Greek Confectioners Chicago the Mecca of the Candy Business

IN THE NEWS – 1904 – Greek Abducts His Sweetheart

IN THE NEWS – 1904 – (Strike-Breakers) General Gathering of Greek Businessmen of Chicago to Protect Their Business and the Greek Name

IN THE NEWS – 1904 – Vervainon Greek Society, Chicago, Illinois

IN THE NEWS – 1904 “The Newly Elected Officers of the Greek Community in Chicago”

The Heroic Greeks of Chicago during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13

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

Greek Immigrant became Chicago Gyros Pioneer

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 

1904 Editorial in Greek Star Newspaper – “The Strike in Chicago Ended, the Greek Strike-Breakers Ousted. Union President Sympathetic”

“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

BOOKS

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

Book “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

35,804 born in Greece – Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950 

1878-1938 – Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates — 3,373 Parents Born in GREECE 

2,134 Greece Born – Death Records from Cook County, Illinois, 1878-1922

19,415 Greece Born – Death Records from Illinois between 1916-1947 

1888 – Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration (27 listed GREECE as their place of birth)

1890 – Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration (22 listed GREECE as their place of birth)

1892 – Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration (83 listed GREECE as their place of birth)

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