Posted By:Judy Artley
Subject:Re: MONTIEL; CESENA 1881 Mexico to San Diego, CA
Post Date:October 12, 2012 at 22:18:01
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Forum:San Diego County, CA Genealogy Forum
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You didn't say where or how you are stuck so I made some assumptions.

Have you ordered copies of the obits? Obituaries are great sources of information. There is an obituary volunteer at
Scroll down to San Diego Co.

If he can't find them, contact the San Diego Library,
Hover over Community Services
Click on Libraries
Click on AskALibrarian on right-hand side of screen

Here's information that I found.

Eueuterio Montier
Born: 28 Nov 1873, San Diego County, CA
Residence: September 12, 1918 St. Joseph's Sanitarium, San Diego
Occupation: cement worker @ St.Joseph's Sanitarium, San Diego
Nearest Relative: Maria Seria Monteil, St. Joseph's Sanitarium
Source: u. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.

In 1920 the family was living in El Cajon, San Diego, CA.
Eleut* Montiel, b. CA, 48, laborer street.
Mary, wife, b. mexico, 37.
Mary, b. CA, 12.
Anita, b. CA, 11.
William, b. CA, 8.
Alexander J., b. CA, 6.

A maria C. Montier
Married April 1922
Carlos B. Morales
Residence: El Cajon, San Diego Co.
Source: RootsWeb Marriages,

In 1940 Alexander and family were living in San Diego, San Diego.
he's shown on the Census as Alexander Montillo, b. CA, 27, education=8th grade, picker lemon packing plant.
Laureta, wife, b. Mexico, 27, education=3rd grade.
mary Esher, b. CA, 5.
Rosa, b. CA, 3.
Edward, b. CA, 1.

It looks like Mary Esther Montiel b. June 4, 1935 San Diego, San Diego married a Tony Lopez.
Source: Forsberg Family Tree, However, you need to verify this before entering into your database.

Mary E. lopez
Born: 4 June 1935
MAYBE Last Residence: San Diego, San Diego
Died: 3 oct 1999
Her soc. sec. # was assigned in CA in 1952.
Source: Social Security Death Index.

You can verify that this is your Mary Montiel but ordering a copy of her obituary (if one was published).
Successful Searching!

In 1930 Mary and sons were living in El Cajon.
Mary Cesena, 48.
William Montiel, 18.
Alexander Montiel, 16.