Poulianos/Poulos Family: First Greeks in Setauket, Long Island, New York

Poulianos/Poulos Family:  First Greeks in Setauket, Long Island, New York

"Coming to America"

by George Moraitis

" Among the many Greek families who left Greece, during the immigration years, were three sons of Konstantinos Poulianos of Icaria, (Ikaria) Greece: John (Ioannis), Anthony (Antonios), and Louis (Elias). They came to America between 1905 and 1920 choosing to gamble everything on a chance for a better life.  Leaving behind their home that offered few opportunities, they and other Greek immigrants began their great adventure knowing that they might fail but insisting on their right to try for a better life. They sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and after passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, they began the Poulianos/Poulos American history."

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