Hello.This is Lisa, Melissa's sister.I wanted to add this information, in case anyone reads this and can provide any further help.This is the information I have on our grandfather, who went by the name Sam Karas here in the U.S.
Efthemious Karaindros(a/k/a Sam Karas)Date Of Birth: 9-10-1889 Greece; to U.S. via New York, New York 4-2-1910; Naturalized 5-24-1954 Douglas County, WI; Date Of Death:?(Age 67)
Also:This is the closest information I could find through Ellis island.com -- from a ship's manifest.It indicated this person was going to stay with his cousin in Cloquet,MN, which is very near to where our grandfather lived.I'm not sure is this is him, as the dates are a year off.
Name: Caraintros, Efthimios Ethnicity: Greece, Greek Place of Residence: Granitsa, Greece Date of arrival: April 17, 1911 Age of Arrival: 21 years, he born maybe in 1889(1911 lest 21 years) Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Athinai Por of departure: Piraeus Arriving at port of: New York