i have started a yahoo group devoted to the Achelis family, originally from Bremen, germany.
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/achelis.It is private and restricted to family members.
Achelis is known in two different forms, Achelis and Achgelis.
Dr. Hans Achelis was the author of Die Familie Achelis, published in Leipzig in 1921.After the publication appeared , he found a namesake in the person of a Greek poet from the 16th century.In vol 3 of Collection des monuments pour sevir a l'etude de la langue et de la literature neo-hellenique publishe din paris in 1910, Hans Achelis found the following:
An epic poem about the seige of the island of malta by the Turks in 1565, in 20 cantos for a total of 2541 verses.At the end of the prologue the author calls himself "Antonios Achélis".The poem was printed at venice in 1571.It is very rare.
It is only known that he came from the cuty of Rhestrymnos on the island of Crete.He translated into greek a description of the seige of Malta previously published by the Frenchman Gentil de Vendosme.