submitted by Terry Chlentzos on 27.08.2007
Certificate of naturalized citizenship for my grandfather, Diamantis Haralambos Chlentzos, born in 1874 in Christoforianika, and came to the USA in 1898.
Diamantis became a naturalized citizen on 1st October, 1917 in San Francisco. His wife, Yanoula, and children Basileios, Harry, Peter, Angelo, Steven (listed as Sutter on the certificate), and Philip are also listed.
My uncle Philip Chlentzos, was the son of Diamantis Haralambos Chlentzos and Yanoula Koulentianou. He was born in 1916 in Oakland, California, and died in combat on July 27, 1944 in France. Philip was awarded the Purple Heart medal for injuries sustained in the French Invasion on D-day. Several of his v-mail letters to his brother are posted:
WW2 Vmail letter to Pete Clentzos from his brother Philip, Feb. 28 1944
WW2 Vmail correspondence, March 5 1944
This card was distributed at the funeral service for my grandfather Diamantis Haralambos Chlentzos. Diamantis was the son of Haralambos Panagiotis Chlentzos and Efrosyni Venardos, born in Christoforianika. He came to the USA in 1898.
The United States Navy honorably discharged my grandfather, Diamantis Haralambos Chlentzos on January 4, 1961. Diamantis was born in Christoforianika on Oct. 12, 1874 to Haralambos Chlentzos and Efrosyni Venardos.
For an account of how Haralambos obtained his discharge at the ripe old age of 87 read
United States Congressman requests honorable discharge
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 10.06.2007
This card was created from photos taken on our summer 2006 trip to Kythera to send out to all of our friends and family.
Top left to right:
Kastro at Milopotamos,
The Church of the Virgin Mary of llariotissa in Potamos,
Odos Koulentianos in Christoforianika
(the street my Yiayia Maria Chlentzos lived on)
Icon on the ceiling of Agia Elesa,
Porch of cousin Spiridoula Georgopoulos's home in Potamos the morning we arrived.
Potamos Market-Sempriviva flowers,
the house in Potamos that my Papou Yiannis Alfieris grew up in.
View of Kapsali from the Kastro.
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 14.05.2007
Registration date: 17th Nov. 1869
Event date: 9th Nov. 1869
The preist of Agios Vasilios, Fr. Gerasimos Galakatos, in Christoforianika declares that he performed the wedding services of:
Charalambos Chlentzos, son of Panagiotis, age 18 (his 1st marriage) and
Efrosini, daughter of Emmanuel Venardos, age 26, (her 1st marriage)
both resisdents of Christoforianika
The witnesses were:
Panagiotis Chlentzos, son of the late Nicolaos, age 60
George Chlentzos, son of the late Nicolaos, age 59
The witnesses were listed as illiterate farmers, thus the priest signed their names for them.
Special Thanks to Telemachos Combis for locating this document for us.
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 06.02.2007
This is the passport of Vasilis Chlentzos (1808 - ? ) from Christoforianika. He was 28 years old when this passport was issued. He made several trips to Chania, Crete with this passport.
Vasilis was the brother of Panayiotis Chlentzos (1799 - ? ), my great-great-grandfather.
Panagiotis Chlentzos wedding records of 1826 and 1841
Genealogy of the Family Name Chlentzos
Genealogy of the Family Name Christoforos from the Island of Kythera
Many thanks to Telemachos Combis for discovering this document.
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