Thank you Joan!
I appreciate your hard work. You have eliminated that false lead for me. It could not have been my Mateo Ramirez.
And the Victoriano could not have been his son, my great grandfather.
My Victoriano Ramirez Romo died here in Los Angeles. I've located his grave at Calvary Cemetery.
He was a very prosperous pharmacist, and chemist.
He invented what is now called Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.
Yet he was so cheap as to have his mother, Maria Silvestra Romo, buried as a pauper without a headstone at the same cemetery.
They buried a paying customer over her grave!
Can you figure out the puzzle below regarding the name "RAZO?"
Iíve suddenly developed an interest in the Tlaxcaltecos. Although I knew they were instrumental in the foundation of the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila (just south of Texas), I never thought I had any Tlaxcalteco descent because my family is famous for their bright blue eyes.
But, yesterday I examined several microfilms I had ordered from Salt Lake City, and there it was ďYndios.Ē It doesn't specify the tribe, but it must mean Tlaxcaltecos. The Tlaxcalan Allies of Cortez during the 16th Century Conquest of what became New Spain.
Juan Ysidro Ramirez and his wife Razo had a son on May 13, 1796 named Jose Ascension Ramirez born in Parras de la Fuente.
I wondered why the birth extract listed the mother only as ďRazo.Ē Could it be the name was obscured, the document damaged?
Now I could see it for myself. It was as clear as day, all it said was Razo. Is that a first name, last name? I havenít a clue.
So where did our blue eyes come from?
Their son, Jose Ascension Ramirez married a lady named Maria Noverta Velis, probably spelled Velez today. Could she be the source of the blue eyes in my family? I havenít been able to dig up anything on her, sheís a dead end in my research. Iím sure the name is Noverta. Itís clearly spelled that way in the birth document. I thought it could be Roberta, but no, it is Noverta. I donít know where she was born, or who her parents were.
Their son, Jose Maria de la Asumpsion Ramires Velis married Maria Guadalupe Morales Ylaria who was born in Saltillo on December 15, 1836. Her parents were Jose Tomas Morales and Maria Paula Sebastiana Ylaria who were also born in Saltillo. Tomas Moralesís parents were Jose Morales, and Rosalia Roderiguez.
Perhaps Maria Guadalupe Morales Ylaria was the source of the gene that gave blue eyes to the Ramirez clan.
Perhaps both Maria Noverta Velis, and Maria Guadalupe Morales Ylaria had blue eyes.
I know Maria Guadalupeís son Mateo Ramirez Morales had the gene he passed on to his blue-eyed son Victor Ramirez Romo, he passed it on to his children, and grandchildren down to the present.
It is miraculous, in my opinion that the recessive blue-eyed gene could have survived in the genetic environment of Parras de la Fuente.
Iíve searched hundreds of documents from the era of Juan Ysidro and Razo, the late 18th century, and there occurred much more racial intermarriage and interbreeding in general than I suspected. I find many Ramirez's listed as Indian, Mulatto, Mestizo and Spanish.
Yet, blue eyes survive in my family. Evidence of a union almost two centuries ago in distant Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila.
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|