Aridas Mihail Georgios

Male 1894 - 1948  (54 years)


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  • Name Aridas Mihail Georgios 
    Born 1894  Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1894  Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth 1896  Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Mitroon Arrenon gives birth year as 1894.
    Immigration 24 Apr 1916  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Ellis Island ship manifest:
      Arrived April 24, 1916, SS Vasilees Constantinos sailing from Piraeus
      Mihail Aridas, age 21, single, workman, able to read and write, from Agios Ioannis; nearest relative from country where came: his mother, Afroditi, Agios Ioannis Greece. He was with his sister, Dimitra.
      Source Citation: Year: 1916; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 2463; Line: 25; Page Number: 31.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Census 1925  Schenectady, Schnectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1925 New York State Census
      Schnectady Ward 04, A.D. 02 E.D. 04
      Corodimas, Chas, stepson, white, male, age 10, born in US, at school
      Corodimas, Nicholas, stepson, white, male, age 9, born in US, at school
      Corodimas, George, stepson, white, male, age 8, born in US, at school
      Ardidas, Mike, 2nd husband, head, white, male, age 31, born Greece, # of years in US: 12; alien, cook, restaurant
      Ardidas, Bessie, wife, white, female, age 30, born in Greece, in U.S. 13 years; if naturalized, when and where: 1st husband, 1922, Schndy; housework
      Pandas, Nicholas, father-in-law, white, male, age 60, born in Greece, in US 18 years, alien.
      Source CitationNew York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 02; City:Schenectady Ward 04; County: Schenectady; Page: 16DescriptionDistrict : A·D· 02 E·D· 04Source InformationAncestry.com. New York, State Census, 1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Original data: State population census schedules, 1925. Albany, New York: New York State Archives.
    FS ID 2N9V-TT5 
    Name Mike 
    Naturalization 19 Feb 1947  Tampa, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Note: how can the following be this same Mihail Georgios Aridas, as the Declaration was made in Florida in 1948, but all the facts match. Did he move to Florida after Bessie died?

      Declaration of Intention, No. 9827
      United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
      Florida, Tampa Intentions, 1943 Jun-1950 Jul, Box 6, No. 9827; ancestry.com
      (1) My full, true and correct name is Mihail George Aridas
      (2) My present place of residence is 708 South Rome Ave., Tampa, Hillsboro, Florida
      (3) My occupation is Restaurant owner
      (4) I am 50 years old
      (5) I was born on July 11, 1896 in St. John Sparta, Greece
      (6) My personal description is as follows: sex male, color white, complexion ruddy, color of eyes brown, color of hair brown, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 170 pounds, visible distinctive marks none, race white, present nationality Greek
      (7) I am not married
      (8) I have no children
      (9) My last place of foreign residence was St. John Sparta, Greece
      (10) I emigrated to the U.S. from Pireaus, Greece
      (1) My lawful entry for permanent residence in the U.S. was at New York, New York under the name of Aridas, Mihail on April 23, 1916 on the SS Vasilefs Constantinos
      (12) Since my lawful entry for permanent residence I have not been absent from the U.S. for a period of 6 months or longer.
      (13) I have not heretofore made declaration of intention.
      Signed Mihail George Aridas at Tampa, Florida this 19th day of February 1947, Certificate No. 0606 K 1104

      Source Citation The National Archives at Atlanta; Atlanta, Georgia, USA.; Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, compiled 1909 - 1976; National Archives Publication:2118219; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States;Record Group Number: 21 DescriptionTitle/Description : Tampa Intentions 1943 Jun-1950 Jul (Box 6)
      Source Information Ancestry.com. Florida, Naturalization Records, 1847-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      Original data: Florida Naturalization Records, 1880-1991. Records of the District Courts of the United States, 1685–2004. Record Group 21. The National Archives at Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
    _FSFTID 2N9V-TT5 
    _UID F78A170168C946718515EFE008969D446922 
    _WEBTAG
    • Dated 1947: Did he move to Florida after Bessie died?
    _WEBTAG
    • Mihail and sister, Dimitra.
    Buried 1948  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 1 Jan 1948  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Nov 9, 1982 is the date recorded in the Mitroon Arrenon.
    Notes 
    • 1. Wife Bessie
      2. She was married before and had three children
      3. He is buried in Semetis plot with Peter, Aspasia, Catherine.
      4. Known as "Uncle Mike" to Andy Kostakos.

      Schenectady Gazette, June 5, 1930, page 4:
      Firemen Called Out for Three Alarms
      Firemen were called out three times last night, once to fight a blaze in a dwelling, once to extinguish a burning automobile and once by a false alarm. The first call was to 616 Liberty Street, the home of M. Aridas, where a fire of unknown origin broke out in the kitchen about 9:22 o'clock. Two large chemical tanks and one garden hose line were used....
      Source: FultonHistory.com - accessed September 10, 2012
      (digital image)

      Schenectady Gazette, May 5, 1948, page 25:
      Auctions: Mike Aridas, restaurant fixtures.
      Source: Fulton History.com - accessed September 10, 2012
      (digital image)

      # # #

      There are many different birth dates as noted below.

      Death: NYC Death Index: Aridas Michael Age 51 y, Jan 1 1948, Certificate #53, Bronx, Soundex-A632 [website: www.italiangen.org]

      1920 Federal Census: Brooklyn, Kings, NY, Brooklyn Assembly District 3, District 179: Michael Arians (Aridas), age 45, single, immigrated 1899, helper in restaurant. This puts his birth year at 1854, not 1896. [Note: not correct, according to NYC Death Record which puts birth year as 1897, however, he died on Jan. 1 so birth year was 1896]


      Tombstone: 1896 is birth year on cemetery headstone. Buried in Mt. Olivet in Semetis plot Lot 7182, Section X, Grave 2. Peter & Aspasia Semetis, John & Helen Kontzias, Michael Aridas, Catherine & Harry Semetis. We have photo.

      WWI Civilian Draft Registration: Michael Aridas, born May 10, 1894, Sparta Greece, NYC (Brooklyn) #25. Unsure if he gave correct birthdate, as it is the same year as my grandmother, Hariklia and I know her info is correct. [Note: not correct, according to NYC Death Record which puts birth year as 1897, however, he died on Jan. 1 so birth year was 1896]


      World War II Draft Registration Card: Mike Aridas, 5201 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, born Sept 23, 1873, age 45; occcupation restaurant; employer's name: self & Kostakos, 5201 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; nearest relative: Stamato Aridas, Sparta, Greece. [Note: not correct, according to NYC Death Record which puts birth year as 1897, however, he died on Jan. 1 so birth year was 1896]


      Ellis Island ship manifest:
      Arrived April 24, 1916, SS Vasilees Constantinos sailing from Piraeus
      Mihail Aridas, age 21, single, workman, able to read and write, from Agios Ioannis; nearest relative from country where came: his mother, Afroditi, Agios Ioannis Greece. He was with his sister, Dimitra.


      Received from General Archives of Greece, Sparta - May 2009
      Mitroon Arrenon, Dimos Lakonias: Aridas, Mihail, born 1894 in Agios Ioannis.
      Father: Georgios
      Death recorded on November 9, 1982

      1930 Census, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York; 4th Ward
      National Archives, 262, Roll 1645; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 575.0.
      ancestry.com. sheet 13A, page 23.
      Address: 616 Liberty Street
      Aradas, Michel, Head, Owns home, $5000 value, male, white, age 36, married, age 31 at first marriage, not able to read or write, born in Greece; parents born in Greece; immigrated 1915; alien; can speak English; chef in restaurant, not a veteran.
      Aradas, Bessie, wife, female, white, age 37, married, age 21 at first marriage; attending school, can read and write; born in Greece; parents born Greece; immigrated to US in 1913; naturalized; can speak English; no occupation.
      Corodimas, Nikolas, stepson, male, white, age 14, single, can read and write; born in New York; parents born in Greece; in school.
      Corodimas, Charles, stepson, male, white, age 15, single, attending school, can read and write, born in New York; parents born in Greece; in school.
      Corodimas, George, stepson, male, white, age 11; single, can read and write; born in New York; parents born in Greece; in school.
      Pantas, Nikolas, father-in-law, male, white, age 65, married, age 20 at first marriage, cannot read or write; born Greece; parents born Greece; immigrated 1910; alien, can speak English.
      Qeribino(?), Stella, lodger, female, white, age 52, married, age 30 at first marriage, cannot read or write, born Greece; parents born Greece; immigrated 1910; alien; can speak English.
      Queribino(?), Hellen, lodger, female, white, age 17, single, can read and write, born New York; parents born Greece; occupation: waitress.

      # # #

      [Note: how can the following be this same Mihail Georgios Aridas, as the Declaration was made in Florida in 1948, but all the facts match. Did he move to Florida after Bessie died?
      Declaration of Intention, No. 9827
      United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
      (1) My full, true and correct name is Mihail George Aridas
      (2) My present place of residence is 708 South Rome Ave., Tampa, Hillsboro, Florida
      (3) My occupation is Restaurant owner
      (4) I am 50 years old
      (5) I was born on July 11, 1896 in St. John Sparta, Greece
      (6) My personal description is as follows: sex male, color white, complexion ruddy, color of eyes brown, color of hair brown, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 170 pounds, visible distinctive marks none, race white, present nationality Greek
      (7) I am not married
      (8) I have no children
      (9) My last place of foreign residence was St. John Sparta, Greece
      (10) I emigrated to the U.S. from Pireaus, Greece
      (1) My lawful entry for permanent residence in the U.S. was at New York, New York under the name of Aridas, Mihail on April 23, 1916 on the SS Vasilefs Constantinos
      (12) Since my lawful entry for permanent residence I have not been absent from the U.S. for a period of 6 months or longer.
      (13) I have not heretofore made declaration of intention.
      Signed Mihail George Aridas at Tampa, Florida this 19th day of February 1947, Certificate No. 0606 K 1104
      (no photo attached)


    Person ID I92  Kostakos
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Aridas Georgios Mihail,   b. Abt 1850, Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 110 years) 
    Mother Lerikos Afroditi,   b. Bef 1866, Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Agios Ioannis - St. Johns, Sparta, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Both Georgios and Afroditi were born in Agios Ioannis.
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet

    Family Pantas Bessie,   b. Abt 1893, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1945, Schenectady, , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1927  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • In the 1930 Census, Mihail was 31 at age of 1st marriage.
      Family believes this was his only marriage.
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S120] General Archives of Greece - Mitroon Arrenon (Male Register).

    2. [S22] Military - World War I Civil Registration.

    3. [S54] Immigration - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.

    4. [S21] Military - World War II Draft Registration Card.

    5. [S67] Tombstone, tombstone birth year 1896.

    6. [S120] General Archives of Greece - Mitroon Arrenon (Male Register).
      Birth year listed as 1894 in Agios Ioannis.

    7. [S54] Immigration - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NYT715_2463-0675/4015545634?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dnypl%26h%3d4015545634%26indiv%3dtry%26o_vc%3dRecord%253aOtherRecord%26tid%3d35043080%26tpid%3d18738991021%26rhSource%3d1850&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord.

    8. [S82] Census, New York State 1925.

    9. [S78] Naturalization - Declaration of Intention, http://interactive.ancestry.com/1850/40340_1220702381_0200-00433/2443474?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLnaturalizationpetitions1932%26h%3d2443474%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t35043080_p18738991021_kpidz0q3d18738991021z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid&ssrc=pt_t35043080_p18738991021_kpidz0q3d18738991021z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid&backlabel=ReturnRecord.

    10. [S67] Tombstone.

    11. [S18] Census, 1930 US Federal.


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