Is Juana Gertrudes Romero a daughter of Jose Romero and Nicolasa Trujillo. This couple has a child Getrudes who is baptized in Nambe in June 1741. So is she the mother of Manuel Ricardo Maria Romero who is in the following record? Right off, the answer would be no; WE need to find more information.
On May 2, 1792, at San Ildefonso, married and veiled, Manuel Ricardo Maria Romero, son of unknown father and Juana Gertrudes Romero, with Maria Paula Valdes, natural and legitimate daughter of Juan Domingo Valdes and and Andrea Lucero, all from Cuyamungue. Witnesses: Juan Domingo Gomez and Nicolas Gomez. [San Ildefonso, Reel 29, Frame 93]
So if Manuel is born between the ages of 18-21; this would make Juana Getrudes' age somewhere in her early 30's. Is this possible?
Additional record name a Getrudes Romero in Pojoaque. One is dated August 1822, we find a Getrudes Romero as a grandparent to a child named Jose Ramon Mestas born to Ysidro Mestas and Maria de Jesus Romero; would this Maria de Jesus be a sister to Manuel Ricardo? At this point, need to do further research to ascertain who she might be related to.
Another record is dated September 1783, a Maria Getrudes Romero married to Jose Antonio Gonzales, baptizing a child named Maria Rosa.
- At this point we need to further look into the children of Manuel Romero and Paula Valdes.
- Find the family of Maria de Jesus Romero who marred Ysidro Mestas; see if there is any compadrazgo.
- Is the Getrudes Romero married to Antonio Gonzales a viable family to research?
- Look at burial records in order to see if Juana Getrudes is listed anywhere?
References: AASF, Reel 29, frame 93; New Mexico Baptisms, Nambe 1707-1837 and Pojoaque 1779-1839 published by NMGS.
Ⓒ 2012 Henrietta M. Christmas