Biography of Nick Germanitis
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Nick Germanitis is well and favorably known in East Liverpool, where he is successfully engaged in the restaurant business. He is a native of Divey, Greece, born Dec. 6, 1885, and the son of Demetres and Aggeleke (Panajoule) Germanitis.

Demetres Germanitis, deceased, was a prosperous farmer of his native land, Greece. He raised olives and grapes extensively and was the owner of 200 acres of land. He was a prominent politician and held many local offices. Mr. Germanitis died in 1903 and is buried in Athens, Greece. His wife resides at Divey. To Mr. and Mrs. Germanitis the following children were born: Gus, deceased; Tresevgene, married Nick Tsehleas, lives at Divey, Greece; Nick, the subject of this sketch; Xanthos, lives in Athens; John, a veteran of the World War, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; George, served with the Grek Army during the World War, lives in East Liverpool; Angelos, lives at Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Harry, lives at Divey, Greece ; and Aileen, lives at Divey, Greece.

After completing his schooling in the schools of his native land, Nick Germanitis went to Athens, where he remained until 1910, at which time he came to the United States. He located at South Bethlehem, Pa., and worked as a machinist with the Bethlehem Steel Company for two years, afterward removing to Wheeling, W. Va., where he was connected with the National Tube Company. In 1915 he entered the employ of the Crucible Steel Company at Midland, Pa., and in 1921 came to East Liverpool, where he has since engaged in the restaurant business as proprietor of the "Busy Bee". Since 1923 he has been located at 525 Market Street.

On May 2, 1919, Mr. Germanitis was united in marriage with Miss Sophia Rougoune, of Sparta, Greece, the daughter of Stavros Rougoune. They have two children: Lena, born at Wheeling, W. Va., March 25, 1920; and James, born at East Liverpool, March 18, 1923.

Mr. Germanitis holds membership in the Greek Orthodox Church. He is a reliable man who has been successful in his work.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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