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Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino[1, 2]

Male 1823 - 1895  (71 years)


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  • Name Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino 
    Born 06 Dec 1823  rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 1895  rue Montgrand 39, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Feb 1895  St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cemetery 1895 register, folio 110, line entry 1850 midi carré 2, ter grec, no. 12, residence rue Montgrand 39.
    Notes 
    • On his death the Greek press described him as the richest Greek of Marseilles, a commercial genius who ran a large and respected business in the city. (Christopher Long)
    • Occupation: merchant.
    • Residence, Marseille, France: 1858, 1861, 1874, allees de Meilhan 6; 1895, rue Montgrand 39.
    • Demetrius Petrocochino was one of the signatory witnesses to: the birth of his nephew Pavlos (Thomas) Scouloudi; the birth of Michel (Pandia) Agelasto; and the 1865 Marseille marriage of Augustis Salvago and Maria Zizinia.
    • Demetrius Petrocochino was in partnership with John Demetrius Caralli [possibly Jean Caralli](who retired on 14 Jun 1865), John Alexander Petrocochino, and Alexander Petrocochino [possibly Alexander Pandia Petrocochino], as Merchants, at Liverpool, under the firm of John Petrocochino and Co., and at Alexandria, under the firm of D. and A. Petrocochmo and Co. (London Gazette18 Aug 1865).
    • Demetrius Petrocochino was among the six Greeks born in Marseille between 1821-1830 who declared their intention to become French citizens the year following their reaching majority age. The others included Pandia Agelasto, Leonidas Argenti, Pierre Rodocanachi, Aristide Dromacaiti, Etienne Ralli, Meandre Zizinia, Eustratius Petrocochino, Laurent Dromocaiti and Etienne Schilizzi (Echinard).
    • At the College Royal, Marseille, in 1840 Demetrius Petrocochino received several academic prizes in Rhetoric: 2nd prize of excellence, 1st discours francais and Greek translation, 3d & 4th Latin (Echinard).
    • Demetrius Petrocochino had extensive correspondence between 1843-1850 with his father. They handled various commodities – cotton, silk, leather, sponges, oil, sesame – for delivery in various ports – Trieste, Marseille, London, Livorne – with various financial arrangements – insurance, guarantees, advances. [3]
    • An intellectual whose personal library was composed of classical literature and philosophy. He had 'études brillantes au Collège royal de Marseille' 1840-1841, including 5 academic awards. He entered into the silk business with Vastarchi in an unpremeditated manner. He was a careful observer of the rival commercial houses, noting in an 1844 letter to his father how [Michel] Dromocaïti did business. [4]
    • He was a witness at the 1853 Marseille wedding of his sister, Ariadne.
    • He was a signatory witness to the 1861 marriage of Constantine Negroponte and Angelique Zizinia.
    • Demetrius Petrocochino is listed the 1851 Marseille census, Allees de Meilhan 35. [5]
    Person ID I90  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Father Michael (Dimitrios) Petrocochino,   b. 21 Apr 1792, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1861, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Anastasia (Eustratius) Petrocochino,   b. 4 Jun 1796, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1874, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married
    • Given as 1815 by one source. [6]
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cleopatra Penelope (Michael) Galati,   b. 30 Sep 1836, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1874, allées de Meilhan 6, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1857  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriages witnesses included Paul Rodocanachi, 42, merchant, member of Chamber of Commerce, allees de Capucines 18 [likely Paul Emmanuel Rodocanachi; Pandias Angelasto [sic], 33, merchant, allees de Capucines 45; Georges Zizinia, 66, consul general of Greece at Marseille, Legion of Honor, Royal Greek Officer of the Order of The Saviour, chavalier of the Imperial Ottoman Majesty, Bd Du Gommier 29; and George Demetrius Zizinia, 58, merchant, allees de Meilhan 28.
    Children 
    +1. Anastasia (Dimitrios) Petrocochino,   b. 11 Sep 1858, allées de Meilhan 6, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Demetrius Petrocochino and Cleopatra Penelope Galatti Marriage Certificate
    Demetrius Petrocochino and Cleopatra Penelope Galatti Marriage Certificate
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Dec 1823 - rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1857 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1895 - rue Montgrand 39, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Feb 1895 - St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dimitrios Petrocochino (courtesy of Genevieve de Broche)
    Dimitrios Petrocochino (courtesy of Genevieve de Broche)
    Demetrios & Cleopatra Petrocochino (courtesy of Genevieve de Broche)
    Demetrios & Cleopatra Petrocochino (courtesy of Genevieve de Broche)
    rue Montgrand 39, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 39, Marseille, France
    photo 2009
    rue Montgrand 37-39, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37-39, Marseille, France
    photo 2009
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    Michael D Petrocochino and his wife Anastasia lived here, where their children Dimitrios and Ariadne were born, in 1823 and 1827 respectively. Photo 2009.
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    photo 2009
    allées Léon Gambetta 35, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 35, Marseille, France
    Michael D Petrocochino and his wife Anastasia lived at allées de Meilhan 35, Marseille, France, 1835-1846, with their children. Photo 2009; see note on street numbering.
    allées Léon Gambetta 6, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 6, Marseille, France
    Dimitrios M. and Cleopatra Petrocochino (with daughter Anastasia) lived at 'allees de Meilhan 6', from their marriage until her death in 1874; photo 2009; see note on street numbering.

    Documents
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    His and his wife's names were included in his father's funeral announcement along with those of other members of the ex-pat Chiot families living in Marseille
    The funeral notice of Anastasie M Petrocochino
    His and his wife's names lead the list of persons announcing the funeral of his mother which includes many other members of the ex-pat Chiot families living in Marseille. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino death certificate
    Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino death certificate
    Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino birth certificate
    Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino birth certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 276, 277.

    2. [S110] Les Grecs de Marseille, Erato Paris, (Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales).

    3. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 219 & note 568; p230-232.

    4. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 231; 233-234; 227 note 580.

    5. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 108.

    6. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 278.


  

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