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Leontine Collaro from Istanbul (Italian) daughter of Joachim Collaro and Maria Terzioglu, birth 1859 died in Izmir 1936. Married to Charles Manghir (Virna Mulinoís maternal granmotherís maternal grandmother).
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Charles Manghir (born Izmir 1860 died same city 1926) a dentist with a diploma, like all his four sons. Charles Manghirís ancestry goes back to Nachcivan Armenia, refugees of persecution, the first to leave West being Paul Manghir (born c. 1730).
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One of the sons of Charles Manghir: Gaspard Manghir, b. 1886, death date unknown.
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The younger brother of Gaspard, Joseph Manghir.
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The other brother Alfred Manghir who married Alice Ester Caporal (1891-1973).
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The other brother Jean (John) Manghir who settled in America after the fire.
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Charles Manghirís only surviving daughter, (my grandmotherís mother), Marie Ann Manghir, b. Izmir 1890 - d. 1963, married to Demetrio Stratigopulo (Greek from Athens).
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Marie Annís husband Demetrio Stratigopulo who according to family legend had a jewellery shop near St. Polycarp Church, and during the Greek occupation of the city, volunteered for the front, got wounded, left for Athens in 1922 and died later (date unknown) in that city.
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Demetrio Stratigopulo and Marie Annís children: Egla (on the right) b. 1915 - Olga (my grandmother) b. 1917.
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Marie Ann with her children dated 1921, possibly their passport photo: From the left Olga, Elga and their third child Edouard b. 1919.
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The Mangir family in a refugee camp in Southern France: from the left: seated is Gaspard Manghir, next one along seated is his wife Evangelia and 4 children around her are theirs (Anna standing between them, Maria on her lap, Edouard with white shirt sitting on the ground and next to him the two girls: Egla and Olga). The lady holding her baby Edouard is Marie Anne Stratigopulo, sister of Gaspard. Other persons in this photo unidentified.
Below, postcard views - hover for rollover - of this military camp (not part of the family collection) that operated till the 1960s.
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From the left: Egla Stratigopulo, Charles Manghir, Leontine Manghir, Joseph Manghir and the pregnant lady is possibly Evangelia. Visiting the Parthenon in Athens, on their way back to Turkey. Gaspard and his family stayed on in Greece.
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Cristine Gigante wife of Joseph Manghir and his niece Egla.
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Cristine Gigante, an Italian Levantine, daughter of Giuseppe Gigante and Mery Collaro.
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Egla (third from the left, back row) and Olga (extreme left back row) in the French School around 1930. Other names: fourth from the right first row standing: Marie Novakovich, the second one from the right sitting: Carmen Novakovich.
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This nunís school (possibly the order of the Sisters of Charity) was in Bornova (almost certainly this one depicted in Pereís drawing here) and included well of children as well as orphans in its intake. First row on the extreme right Olga and on the extreme left Egla.
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Possibly one of Luigi Bertamini (1859-1929 Izmir) and Stella Bonisís children. Luigi was the grandson of the first Bertamini (also Luigi) that came to Izmir from Bonasola, Italy. Stella Bonis was a Greek from Athens.
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Michele Bertamini (on the left) and his family at his elder daughterís Communion, with his mother Stella nee Bonis in the centre, other names to be identified soon.
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From left: Maria Stavro (Stella Bonisís niece and wife of Francesco Bertamini), the child possibly is Jeanneau Novakovich, the lady in the middle is Maria ... in Buca, around 1930.
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My grandfather (1919-1990 Izmir), Angelo Bertamini in the 1940s who worked as a clerk at the Italian Consulate in the city. He was the son of Francesco Bertamini and Maria nee Stavro.
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Angeloís brother, Erasmo Bertamini (1912 Izmir, 1978 Italy) and his wife Maria Merani (Italian).
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Angelo Bertamini with his wife Olga nee Stratigopulo (married in 1942).
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From left: Jeanneau Novakovich, Maria Stavro, Cristina Bertamini (the first daughter), Olga & Angelo Bertamini, 1946.
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On the chair Miralda (Maria Francesca) Bertamini, from left: Teresa Bertamini (1947 Izmir - 2008 Athens), Cristina Bertamini, Nadia Karakulak (Stefo Karakulak and Carmen Novakovichís daughter, half cousin), in the garden of Antoni Karakulakís house Buca, 1954.
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From the left first row: Pino Dragonetti, Gabriella Missir, Bianca De Portu, Nadia Visentini,
second row, from left: Dea Pallamari, Pierette Fantasia, Livio Corsini,
the two boys on the third row unknown,
fourth row from left: Dea Filinesi, ?, Ezio Missir, Flavia ?, Maria Pia Consolo,
fifth row from left: Cristina Bertamini, Giovanni Giulietti, Giorgio Mulino, Cristiana Bertuzzi,
6th row from left: Alain Fantasia, ?, ?, Antonietta Scagliarini - the two boys in the middle were Italians from Italy.