I searched unsuccessfully for my father's family/ancestors for many years. I knew him as John P. Meyers, and was told he was born in Manassa, Colorado in 1905. My baby book listed my grandparents as Maclowe Meyers and Eliza Meyers; I was told they were dead. After locating my father in the 1930 census, which gave his parents' birthplace as New Mexico, I did a Soundex search of New Mexico for 1900 and found similar given names with a surname "Miera" in Rio Arriba County. After joining Genealogy.com yesterday, I found the same family, with slightly different spelling of the given names, in the 1910 census for the same county. This listing included a 6-year old son "Juan" and a 4-month old son "Carlos." I have letters from a younger brother Charles written in 1932. He spelled his surname "Mier."
I went back to the 1870 census and found a Miera family with a son "Maclobo," age 8. His parents, who would be my great grandparents, are listed as Jose, age 49, and Ruperta, age 28. The census lists 6 children besides Maclobo.
My father refused to talk about his childhood. He was paralyzed from a stroke in 1971 and unable to communicate after that time. He died in 1987.
I would appreciate any information.
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