Danielle, based on what you've said here, I'm still going to need a bit more information:
You say that your mother has said that Maria Elizabeth "ended up in Michigan for a while."Does that mean that you mother thinks that when she arrived in America, she may have first gone to Michigan and then moved to Ohio later?Or just what does your mother mean by "ended up in Michigan for a while"?
Do you think Samuel and Maria Elizabeth would have most likely gotten married in Lima, Ohio?What was their religious denomination?
Here's something that has me completely baffled:
It took me a while, but I finally did find that 1907 ship manifest you mentioned -- the ship "St. Louis", arriving in New York on 18 March 1907, having set sail from the French port city of Cherbourg.First, you completely misread the name!That man's name was SPYRIDION PHOCA, not "Spyvidion Thora" (there is no such name as "Spyvidion" to begin with).He was a Greek, aged 26, a horse groomer by occupation, born on Greece's Ionian island of Cephalonia, and, according to the ship manisfest, last resided in the city of Constantinople (today Istanbul), Turkey.The arrival record indicates that he would be joining a cousin who operated a Greek restaurant in New York City.What, pray tell, is it that has given you the feeling that this Greek man named Spyridion Phoca and your Romanian great-grandfather named Samuel Ehora -- different nationalities and names not even remotely resembling each other -- are one and the same person???I naturally have to ask you for clarification!I just can't figure out how you would have made a connection there.