Chasing some possible info on the Gatani (Gaitani/Gatanis) family. I believe some of the family went by the surname of Vassiliou. Any wedding dowry contacts or marriage/birth/death info available to shed more light on this family? Varsamina (Veronica) Gatani married Loukas Manicaros pre 1895 and family now in QLD/NSW. Her father's name may have been Peter and mother Eleni (nee Spero).
Akaterini Gatani (who also went by surname Vassiliou as did her siblings) married Constantine Kotsoglo pre 1908 and possibly in Castellorizo. Chasing further info on who her family was and if a possible connection to Varsamina above. Decendants now live in WA.
Post by Administrator on Dec 24, 2012 7:58:17 GMT 10
This is an interesting one - yes, Aikaterini Ioannou Gatani married Kostas Vasiliou Kotsoglou well before 1906. But what we have in the archive is not their dowry contract, but a record of a hearing in that year before the Demogerontia about a dispute that arose between Aikaterini and her brother Mihail about the extent of her dowry (specifically, whether three plots of land set aside for her by her elder sister, Panagiota, were hers or her brothers). The Demogerontia ultimately ruled in Aikaterini's favour and the three plots were assigned to her as part of her dowry.
The only other Gatanis documents relate to Mihail himself (he married Papadia Christodoulou Hatzikoti in 1900) and Konstandina Panagiotou Gatani (who married Konstandinos Ioannou Syrianos in 1897).