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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 21.03.2010

Stamatoula Mavromatis Chlentzos March 14, 2010, age 103

Stamatoula Mavromatis was born in Christoforianika in 1906. She married Angelo Panagiotis Chlentzos in 1931. Shortly after, Stamatoula left her home in Kythera and immigrated with her husband to the USA where she lives today.
In the photo above, she is sitting on the couch at the home of her daughter, Teddi Zes, in Hayward, California, USA where she lives.
On her lap is her wedding dress, stefana, and silver case that held her koufeta.

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 12.11.2006

Panagiotis Chlentzos wedding records of 1826 and 1841

These are the wedding records of Panayiotis Chlentzos (1799 - ?) discovered and translated by Telemachos Combes.

1826 January 28
Wedding of Panagiotis Chlentzos son of Nicolas Chlentzos -in first marriage - with the daughter of Costantis Paspalas named Athinia and coumbaros was Manolis Marietis and Fotini wife of Jan(nis) Aronis

Nikiforos Ieromonachos Christoforos

Athinia Paspalas died 19-9-1840. Panagiotis remarried in 1841

1841 January 26 - old calendar
Wedding of Panagiotis Chlentzos, son of the late Nicolas with Kerana daughter of the late Panagiotis Zaglanikiss - in second marriage- witnesses were ------(?) Georgopoulos son of Dimitri, Dimitrios Galacatos son of the late Theodore and Lambrini wife of Jani Zaglankiki son of the late Theodore.

Telemachos Combes has accounted for virtually all individuals bearing the family name Chlentzos in the transitional period 1750-1850. During this period the name Chlentzos gradually replaced the original name of Christoforos.

See an account of Telemachos' work here:

Genealogy of the Family Name Chlentzos

Genealogy of the Family Name Christoforos from the Island of Kythera

See also:

The Genealogy of the Greek family name Combis

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 02.05.2006

Wedding of Stamatoula Mavromati and Angelo Chlentzos 1931

Angleo Chlenztos immigrated to the USA as a young man. He returned to Kythera to find a bride in 1931. He met Stamatoula in October 1931. Following a brief engagement, Angelo Panayiotis Chlentzos (1895-1982) married Stamatoula Coulentianos Mavromati (1906- ) on December 28, 1931. They were married at the church of Agios Vasilis in Christoforianika by Stamatoula's grandfather Fr. Dionisios Coulentianos. A few months after they married, they moved to Oakland, California.
Stamatoula will celetbrate her 100th birthday on November 1, 2006.