A Dream Come True

Perrotin Family Reunites for First Time in 112 Years Tonight my family and I will bust a decades-old family myth when we meet for the first time members of a branch of the Perrotin family, who were supposedly killed by a bomb during the Second World War. Their names are Don and Jennifer Murray, and … Continue reading "A Dream Come True"

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"