My great-great-grandfather, General Geronimo Trevino (1836-1914, son of Francisco Trevino, of 'La Escondida'; his mother's maiden name was Leal) had a son called Geronimo.
Near Paras, Geronimo Trevino (the elder), then a colonel, beat the French Foreign Legion (which came to Mexico in aid of Emperor Maximiliano), until then considered unbeatable.
Trevino became a general, the Minister of War (under Porfirio Diaz), Guvernor of Nuevo Leon, founder of the University of Monterrey, etc., etc.
He acquired land in Coahuila, i.a. the beautiful and very old hacienda de la Babia, originally a missionary station.
He had one daughter, Ana (my great-grandmother), with his 1st wife, Elena Barragan, and a son, Geronimo, with his 2nd wife Roberta Ord (daughter of his one-time enemy, the US General Ord. The general also had some illegitimate issue.
I have inherited a picture allegded to be the 'kitchen wing' of la Escondida, where Geronimo Trevino was born.
I also have the 'fiancÚ-ring' given by Trevino to Miss Ord.
The story is said to be this:
At the dinner on the occasion of the end of hostilities the widower Gen. Trevino sat next to gen. Ord's daughter, Roberta. She spotted a large ruby ring on the general's finger and expressed her adoration. Promptly, General Trevino - gentleman as he was - said: "Miss Ord, it's yours!" Roberta took the ring, held it up in the air, and shouted: "Look, Father, the general has proposed to me!" They got married, and she bore him his only son, Geronimo, who was sadly poisoned and lost his mind. I believe he died as late as in the 1950'es.
Literature, i.a.: Raul Rangel Frias: "Geronimo Trevino, Heroes y Epigonos", Monterrey, 1967.
May I ask why you are interested in Trevino?
Count Henrik Holstein
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