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Michel (Pandia) Agelasto[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1793 - 1853  (60 years)


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  • Name Michel (Pandia) Agelasto 
    Born 17 Jul 1793  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 Dec 1853  allées de Meilhan 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1824, 37 Montgrand; 1826-1831, 8 Rue Canonge; 1835-53, 45 allées de Meilhan, known as 45 allées des Capucines. 49 allées des Capucines is likely the 1862, 1864 business address. The 1840 business directory lists: 47 allées de Meilhan and 45 allées des Capucines (commercial insurance).
    • Occupation: merchant, insurance broker, accountant. 1820: Zizinia, Petrocochino & Agelasto founded. "It began with Smyrna for cotton, Retimno [Crete] and Hydra for oil. In 1821 it received several products from Livourne and cotton from Alexandria, a little before the dissolution of their company, then the formation of Zizinia & Co. and Petrocochino-Agelasto, two houses that played an important role in Marseille commerce, during and especially after the Greek War of Independence" (Echinard). 1850-52: 47/49A allées des Capucines. After his death the company was known as Agelasto, Michel & Fils (1855-). In 1870, it moved to 1 Rue Beaumont; in 1872, 23 allées des Capucines; in 1884, 9 Rue de la République; in 1895, 2 boulevard du Nord; in 1900, 11 Cours du Chapitre; there in 1907 with phone no. 1.72; in 1915, 137 Rue de Rome; in 1920-33, 15 Rue Gustave-Ricard; in 1950, 5 Cours Honoré d?Estienne d?Orves. The company was run by his sons and eventually his grandson Theodore.
    • Origin: Chios. He and his business partner, Michel Petrocochino, struggled and finally obtained French naturalization (Echinard). Granted French naturalization, 15 May 1834. File N°6012, Série 9, tome 5 states he arrived in France 1819, was in business as "Petrocochino & Agelasto" and that he first expressed his desire for French citizenship: "…transporté a Marseille, depuis treize ans, son établissement de commerce [connu] sous la raison Petrocochino et Agelasto. En 1822 frappé dans ses affections les plus chères par suite des calamités de sa patrie, le soussigné a depuis longtemps renoncé à y retourner et décide de passer sa vie en France." The petition was initially rejected and Michel was required to renounce allegiance to the King of Greece (provided by Michel Calapodis). French naturalization (see particulars). He is cited in reference to streamlined immigration procedures for the earliest Greek immigrants. [9, 10, 11, 12]
    • Dictionnaire historique des Rues de Marseille, Edition 2001, in describing Rue Agelasto, 9e arrondissement, Marseille, says Michel Pandia arrived in Marseille in 1819.
    • Ralli & Agelasto operated in the silk trade in Marseille in 1860-61. See, Gregorii Valerianovich Melgunof, Das südliche Ufer des Kaspischen Meeres oder die Nordprovinzen Persiens (Adamant Media Corporation, 2004), p. 286.
    • He was a signatory witness at the birth of his wife's nephew, Eustratio (Michel) Petrocochino, the brother of Demetrius M. Petrocochino.
    • He was a signatory witness to the births of Marigo (Petros) Vlasto and older brother Jean Vlastos.
    • The 1841 Marseille census for 45 allee de Meilhan lists for the Agelasto household: Piarius [Michel], 48, merchant; Agarith [wife Arghyro], 39; Spar (clerk), 17 [Pandia]; Demetriu, 14; Thermistocle, 10; Theano, 5 [Despina Theano]; Lucise, 2; Bethzi, 1, and two domestic servants. The latter two Agelasto have no registered Marseille births or deaths.
    • Michel Agelasto, 52, merchant, allees de Meilhan 45, was a signatory witness to the 19 Dec 1848 Marseille marriage of Michel Zygomala and Marie Metaxa.
    • Michel Agelato [sic], 52, merchant, allees de Meilhan 41, was a signatory witness at the 5 Sep 1846 Marseille Marriage of Jean Demetrius Apalyra & Despinou Scaramanga, along with Michel Petrocochino, George Sechiari and Paul Rodocanachi.
    • Michel Agelasto is referenced as one of the 1822 massacre refugees who arrived in Marseille (Echinard); This Michel arrived in 1819.
    • 1835, Petrocochino & Agelasto, Marseille operated the Pegasus, 198 tons and the Chariklia, 155 tons. In 1850, handling 13 ships, the firm imported a total of 2,255 tons: from Tarsous 585,066 ocques sesame, 88,000 ocques linseed, 42 bales wool, 183 bales cotton; from Odessa, 4,055 chetwerts wheat; from Berdiansk 6,574 chetwerts wheat, and from Cyprus 201 bales cotton. 1850: 30 rue Sénac. In 1860 it imported 2,165 tons by 10 ships A History of Greek-owned Shipping).
    • Michel Agelasto was among the twenty-one founding members of the Greek church, Marseille, in 1836, a group which also included Paraschewa Sechiari, Emmanuel Rodocanachi, Andre Argenti, George D. Zizinia, Michel Dromocaiti, Michel Petrocochino [probably Michel Dimitrios Petrocochino, rather than Michel Andre Petrocochino,] George M. Zizinia, Jean Baltazzi, George Petrocochino and George Grimanelli (Echinard 284). Michel Pandeli Agelasto participated in church deliberations in 1875 & 1876 (Calapodis). Through his company Zizinia, Petrocochino, Agelasto, he contributed to the church. In 1830 Michail Agelastos was elected a curator of the Greek Orthodox church on the rue de la grande-Armée, Marseille. [13, 14, 15]
    • M. Agelaso, Marseille, is listed among the diaspora Greeks donating 300 fr. to a fund for the Thebes earthquake in 1853. [16]
    • He took in his sister Zenobie around 1829. According to the charity who was taking care of her sons, Michel: “He himself, like his whole family, was also a victim of Turkish atrocity but managed to flee to Marseille, where he is now living in destitute conditions.” "Madame Sagrandy is living since her arrival in Marseille with her brother Michael Ageletto, a good man, father of a number of children, living himself in very difficult conditions." (footnote p. 33) [17]
    • The commercial house Zizinia, Petrocochino, Agelasto was founded by the brothers Pandia and Etienne Zizinia, arriving Marseille in 1813/1816, Michel Petrocochino and Michel Agelasto, both arriving Marseille in 1819. Its initial 1823 location was rue Third Calade 31. After the Zizinias' departure, Petrocochino Agelasto located to rue Montgrand 37 bis in 1825. By 1831 it was located at rue Canonge 8. In 1851 it was at rue Mazagran 51. Michel Agelasto is listed as negociant at various addresses: (1836, 1841) Allees des Capucines 37; (1845 as negociant/assureur, 1851) Allees des Capucines 45; (1851) rue Senac 30. [18]
    • M. Agelasto & sons contributed 100 francs to a group of hospitals in Marseille, (J. Gazan, Rapport au Préfet et Compte-rendu administratif de l'hopital Saint-Louis et des autres établissements hospitaliers créés par la Commission nationale des secours aux blessés à Marseille, 1872).
    Person ID I30  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Pandia (Michael) Agelasto 
    Mother [Agelasto] 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arghyro (Dimitrios) Petrocochino,   b. 1801, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1849, allées des Capucines 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Pandia (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 05 Feb 1824, rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1871, avenue du Prado 194, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Dimitrios (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 25 Nov 1826, rue Canonge 8, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1885, boulevard Longchamp 20, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Demosthenes (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 05 Mar 1831, rue Canonge 8, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1912, avenue Malakoff, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Despina Theano (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 06 Dec 1835, allées de Meilhan 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1932, Avenue de la Grand Armee 22, Paris 17ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jul 1793 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Dec 1853 - allées de Meilhan 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Marseille residences
    Marseille residences
    Michel Pandia Agelasto and his wife Arghyro lived at 8 Canonge St, Marseille, France, 1826-1831 (photographed in 2008).
    Marseille residences
    Marseille residences
    Canonge Street, Marseille, France on which Michel Pandia Agelasto lived, 1826-1831 (photographed in 2008).
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    photo 2009
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    photo 2009
    allées Léon Gambetta 45, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 45, Marseille, France
    From 1835-1867 several generations of the Michel Pandia Agelasto family lived at allées des Capucines 45. Photo 2009; see note on street numbering.

    Documents
    Melgunof on Ralli & Agelasto, Marseille, silk trade, 1860.
    Melgunof on Ralli & Agelasto, Marseille, silk trade, 1860.
    Floor on Ralli-Agelasto silk classification
    Floor on Ralli-Agelasto silk classification
    Blau on Persian trade in 1857
    Blau on Persian trade in 1857
    Michel Agelasto death certificate
    Michel Agelasto death certificate
    Funeral oration for Michel Pandia Agelasto (1793-1853)
    Funeral oration for Michel Pandia Agelasto (1793-1853)
    Chios Funeral Orations 1853-1912, Philip Argenti Collection, Korai Library, Chios
    French citizenship for Michel Agelasto
    French citizenship for Michel Agelasto
    Bulletin des Lois de la République Française, 1834, p 45.
    Michel Agelasto French naturalization
    Michel Agelasto French naturalization
    Source: BAS NET searchable database
    Reflections on my Family
    Reflections on my Family
    Mentioned in an essay by Gertrude Agelasto Barbier.

    Headstones
    Michel Pandia Agelasto family tomb, St Pierre Cemetery, Marseille
    Michel Pandia Agelasto family tomb, St Pierre Cemetery, Marseille

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 30.

    2. [S10] Das südliche Ufer des Kaspischen Meeres oder die Nordprovinzen Persiens, Gregorii Valerianovich Melgunof, (Adamant Media Corporation, 2004), 286.

    3. [S1] A History of Greek-owned Shipping, Gelina Harlaftis, (London: Routledge, 1996).

    4. [S11] Agriculture in Qajar Iran, Willem Floor, (2003, Mage Publishers, illustrated ed), 364-365.

    5. [S12] Commercielle Zustände Persiens: Aus den Erfahrungen einer Reise im Sommer 1857 , Otto Blau, (Adamant Media Corporation, 2004), 37, 38, 50, 73.

    6. [S41] Archives, Korais Library, Chios .
      Chios Funeral Orations 1853-1912

    7. [S54] 1862 French Commercial Directory [Annuaire-Almanche du commerce...Didot-Bottin], (Paris, 1862, v2), 1638, 1862.
      Agelasto (M.), negt, allee des Capucines, 49.

    8. [S22] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 90, 270, 273, 284.

    9. [S96] Bulletin des Lois de la République Française, ( L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris), 45, 1834.

    10. [S100] BAS NET.

    11. [S99] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (L'Harmattan (link)), 92, 291.

    12. [S111] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 150,230.

    13. [S99] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (L'Harmattan (link)), 143, note 401; 73.

    14. [S111] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 177.

    15. [S114] La Frabrique Communautaire, Mathieu Grenet, ([thesis] European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, 2010.), 267, footnote 99; 277; 278, also footnote 145.

    16. [S95] Government’s Gazette of the Kingdom of Greece, January 1854, Greece, 133.

    17. [S97] The Greek orphans John and Pandia Sagrandi from the island of Chios. First report to the members of the Society and other friends of the Greek cause, The Society of The Friends of Greece in Altenburg and its protégés, (1829), 24,33.

    18. [S111] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 110-121.


  

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