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Michael Dromocaiti[1]

Male 1787 - 1854  (67 years)


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  • Name Michael Dromocaiti 
    Born 11 Mar 1787  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 1854  allées des Capucines 8, 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-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although pre-1882 cemetery registers do not exist, it is likely he is buried in the Dromocaiti Family tomb in the Greek section.
    Notes 
    • Occupation: 1850, merchant.
    • Residence: 1850, Marseille, France.
    • Michel Dromocaiti 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 Petrocochino [probably Michel Dimitrios Petrocochino, rather than Michel Andre Petrocochino], George M. Zizinia, Michel Agelasto, Jean Baltazzi, George Petrocochino and George Grimanelli (Echinard). In 1834 Michail Dromokaitis financially supported the building of the Greek Orthodox church on the rue de la grande-Armée, Marseille. [3]
    • He arrived in Marseille in 1824, according to a highly adulatory 1842 letter from the Chamber of Commerce supporting his naturalization (Echinard).
    • He hired a tutor to ensure his daughters received a proper French education (Echinard)
    • Michel Dromocaiti, 42, merchant, rue de petit St. Jean, 31, was a signatory witness to the 1830 Marseille birth of Marie Rodocanachi.
    • French naturalization in 1843 (see particulars) [2, 4, 5]
    • On 9 Aug 1842 the Marseille Chamber of Commerce supported Michel Dromocaïti’s naturalization request: "M. Dromocaïti est un homme fort recommandable et digne sous tous les rapports de la faveur qu’il sollicite: il est de notoriété publique que le sieur M. Dromocaïti, par ses liens d’affaires et de famille, est définitivement fixé a Marseille. Ce négotiant est établi dans cette ville depuis dix-huit ans, ses enfants y sont tous nés, il a acquis de nombreux immeubles […], en un mot [il] remplit les principales conditions de citoyen; il a de fortes racines dans le pays auquel il tient […]. Indépendamment de ces garanties sociales, M. Dromocaïti a des qualités personnelles qui le recommandent particulièrement à la bienveillance du Gouvernement; il est à la tête d’une maison importante qu'il n’a cessé de diriger avec une grande droiture." [6]
    • He owned several ships; in 1825 he participated in discussions on the founding and financing of orthodox church. [7]
    • His business methods are mentioned in personal correspondence between Demetrius M Petrocochino to his father Michel. [8]
    • He participated in the 1825 discussions on establishing an orthodox church in Marseille [9]
    • He was a signatory witness to the 1854 marriage of Michael Sevastopoulos & Smaragda Zizinia.
    • Michel and Nicolas Dromocaiti were located at rue Nationale 31, in 1840. [10]
    Person ID I3032  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2014 

    Family Angelique Schilizzi,   d. 1822, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Nicolas (Michel) Dromocaiti,   b. 06 Aug 1820, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1884, quartier de Louis Barthelemy, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F1284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1787 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1854 - allées des Capucines 8, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dromocaiti Family Tomb
    Dromocaiti Family Tomb
    Likely Michel Dromocaiti's resting place

    Documents
    Michel Dromocaiti Death Certificate
    Michel Dromocaiti Death Certificate
    Michel Dromocaiti French Naturalization
    Michel Dromocaiti French Naturalization
    Source: BAS NET searchable database

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 273, 278, 284.

    2. [S77] BAS NET.

    3. [S91] La Frabrique Communautaire, Mathieu Grenet, ([thesis] European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, 2010), 267, footnote 99; 277.

    4. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 89.

    5. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 150.

    6. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 9.

    7. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 9,143-144.

    8. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 233-234.

    9. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 143, note 401.

    10. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 126.


  

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