Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca

 My great-grandmother, María Amaro, holds her infant daughter, Catalina Perrotin, on her baptismal day outside the Perrotin family home, flanked by my great-grandfather, Francisco, and their son, Francisco Junior.  Orizaba, Veracruz, 1893. Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca Born May 31, 1893, in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico Died April 5, 1998, in Mexico City, D. F., Mexico … Continue reading "Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca"

Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina Perrotin

Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina PerrotinMy grandparents (Abuelitos, as we called them) were married in the Catholic Church in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz State, in 1908, and their first child, Enrique, was born a year later. They were married civilly in the same town in 1912, in accord with federal law, which … Continue reading "Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina Perrotin"

Jose Gil Alberto Cayetano Huesca

Jose Gil Alberto Cayetano HUESCA Born September 1, 1888, in Canada Morelos, Puebla (State), Mexico Died September 11, 1937, in Mexico City, Mexico My grandfather, known to all as simply “Cayetano” HUESCA, had an ingenious way of solving arguments between his 11 children when they were young. He would hand them newspapers and assign them … Continue reading "Jose Gil Alberto Cayetano Huesca"

Huesca: Origin of the Name

Huesca Origin of the Name It is believed that the Huesca family originated in Spain, in the province of the same name. Huesca lies in the northern Spanish region of Aragon. The city of Huesca is the provincial capital. The city goes back to pre-Roman times, when it was known as Bolskan, but the name … Continue reading "Huesca: Origin of the Name"

Some of the Families Included Here

Some of the Families Included HereAmaroBarronBennettCherryDe la OFayGaffneyHoppinHuescaKangasMakepeaceMcCormickMcGinnisMcGoortyMerloOlsonPerrotinRineyRyanSannellaSchiavonSchiavoneTully


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