Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Even More Marriages

Before and after the turn of the 20th century, Crespin and Andreita’s oldest children were marrying at San Miguel Church in Socorro, New Mexico. Monica’s marriage record is in the previous post.

  • Before Monica married, Domitila married Moises Sanchez on Feb. 13, 1884. Their family lived in Socorro until at least 1921, when Moises died. Domitila and had two teen-age children still living at home and moved to Los Angeles. The marriage record states that Moises is the son of Francisco Sanchez and Marcelina Padia. Witnesses were Charles Adelman and Griselda Gutierrez.

  • Apolonio Torres married Aurora Tarin on April 30, 1900. According to her 1944 obituary in Los Angeles, California, Apolonio survived his wife. The marriage record states that she is the daughter of Leonidez Tarin and Luisa Trujillo. Witnesses were Moses Trujillo and Telesfora Chavez.
    NOTE: Moises was a first cousin and Telesfora, an aunt by marriage. They’re a son and the wife of Atanacio Trujillo.

  • Ignacio Torres married a widow, Andreita Marquez, on Aug. 25, 1906. She had married her first husband, Miguel Marquez, on Aug. 18, 1900; she outlived Ignacio by 24 years. The Ignacio-Andreita marriage record states that her parents were Casimiro Montoya and Manuela Abeyta. Witnesses were Ignacio's brother and sister-in-law, Apolonio Torres and Aurora Tarin.

    Sources: San Miguel Catholic Church, Socorro, N.M., Marriages, Family History Library Film 16997, Pg. 32, Pg. 267 and Pg. 323, respectively

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Montoya Marriages

The couple in the picture are Juan José and Sara Montoya, who got married in Tucson, Ariz., on July 7, 1920. The groom met his bride in Arizona after he got out of the Army. They later moved to California.

Below is a copy of the marriage record of Juan Jose’s parents, Monica and David Montoya, who married on June 20, 1887, in Socorro, New Mexico. Monica died when Juan Jose was a boy.

Note: Record shows David's mother was Marcelina Baca and his father was Marcos Montoya, "dif." That’s short for difunto, or deceased.
Source: San Miguel Catholic Church, Socorro, N.M., Marriages, Family History Library Film 16997, Pg. 73

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Francisco Sanchez Wedding

This is the wedding photo of Francisco and Maria Sanchez in 1912. This was the ceremony in which José Torres was NOT married (see previous post). But José and his sister Dolores Torres were witnesses at Francisco’s Nov. 25, 1912, wedding at Sacred Heart Church in Albuquerque. Francisco was their nephew but close to them in age. They were all born in the 1880s.

The marriage record shows the union of Francisco Fidel Sanchez to Maria Eucaris Lueras of Albuquerque. His parents were Moises and Domitila and her parents were Plutarco and Clara. Plutarco was deceased at the time.
Witnesses, according the ledger entry, are Joseph Torres and Maria Del. Torres.

Source: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Albuquerque, N.M., Marriages, Family History Library Film 16632, Pg. 63