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Re: Elias G Tougias/Artemisa Tougias
Posted by: Paul (ID *****5478) Date: October 11, 2009 at 10:08:51
In Reply to: Elias G Tougias/Artemisa Tougias by Bernard MacArthur of 6879


Here is some information:

Elias Toujas, a baker, who arrived in NY on the ship Moltke on 19 Aug 1913. Port of departure was Naples (which could be the last European port the ship visited before crossing the Atlantic – so might necessarily where Elias originated). He traveled with wife, Artemesia and their destination was listed as Springfield, Mass. They were listed as Greek and their last permanent residence was listed as Piraeus, Greece. He was 34, she 19. In section The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came it looks like “mother Pansjota Stemnitsa.”

World War I draft registration shows an Elias Tougias with the same date of birth you mention registered for the World War I draft in Springfield, MA on 12 Sept 1918. He was a baker, born in Greece and showed his wife as Artemesia. Address 774 Worthington, Springfield.

1942 World War II draft registration shows Elias George Tougias, same date of birth, registered in Springfield, MA. Address 787 Worthington, Springfield. This record shows his birthplace as Tripolis, Greece. Person who would always know his address was listed as Peter Tougias, also at the Worthington address.

For information on Stemnitsa and Tripolis:

"Trikolonoi (Greek: Τρικόλωνοι) is a municipality in northwestern Arcadia, in Peloponnesos, Greece. It is located 220 kilometers (approx. 137 miles) from Athens, the capital of Greece. The municipality includes the villages of Stemnitsa (municipal seat), Syrna, Pavlia, Palamari and Ellinikon. Stemnitsa is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Arcadia. The village's name comes from a Slavic word meaning "a thick forest shaded with trees". The town is located south of Dimitsana, southwest of Levidi and Vytina, west of Tripoli, and north of Megalopoli and Dimitsana. In 2001 Trikolonoi had a municipality population of 1,260. The nearest communities are Dimitsana, about 9 km to the north, and Zygovitsi to the southeast. Its main industries are agriculture and services."

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