Benito Anselmo Larragoite, the founder of the Larragoite family in New Mexico, was born in Bilbao, Spain. Calculating with the various ages given in censuses and elsewhere it seems that he must have been born in 1811. Larragoite is a Basque name and I am told that this name is practically only found in Vizcaya, which is where Bilbao is located and where Benito Anselmo is supposed to be from. In Basque country the name seems always to be spelled with an i, but once the family came to New Mexico, it was spelled with an e. According to a Basque site on the internet: There are houses found in Lezama, Zamudio, Sopelana, Bilbao and Basauri, all of these in Vizcaya. The name comes from "Larre" or "Larra" which means pasture and "goiti" which means the highest or top part. The coat of arms is divided into two halves vertically. The left half has a field of red with a gold castle on it. The right half is also red and it contains a chain of eight links around this half only is a border of red with eight golden "aspas" (a symbol in the shape of an "x").
I am told that three Larragoite brothers left Spain and that one settled in Mexico (in fact familysearch.org has some interesting looking Larragoites there), one settle in California, and one settled in New Mexico.
The Santa Fe Baptisms book (1747-1848) p. 211 gives Benito Anselmo's father as having been Juan José Larragoiti, the grandfather of Mariano Sisio and Maria Paula Francisca. Benito's mother must have had one of those hard to spell Basque names because it is mpossible to determine just what it was from that records that I know. The Baptisms book for San Juan de los Caballeros gives Benito Anselmo's parents as having been Juan José Larragoiti and Josefa Anguis. The baptismal record for another child gives Josefa Begisechetta. The Baptisms book for Santa Fe says Josefa ?bengoa (page torn). This is the baptismal record for Mariano Sisio. At the NM State Archives there are two items about his having falsified his age to run for the Legislature.
I recently received this message from the ARCHIVO HISTÓRICO ECLESIÁSTICO DE VIZCAYA / BIZKAIKO ELIZAREN HISTORI ARKIBUA
En respuesta a su e-mail me es grato comunicarle que hemos localizado la partida de bautismo de JUAN JOSEF DE LARRAGOYTI Y BALOYS, nacido el 22 de septiembre de 1.783.
Padres: Josef de Larragoyti (Abando) - Ana María de Baloys (Bermeo)
Abuelos paternos: Domingo de Larragoyti (Urduliz) - Josefa Bitorica (Begoña)
Abuelos maternos: Juan Ventura de Baloys (Bilbao) - Ana María de Avadia (Bermeo)
On the internet one finds several references to Larragoite families in Bilbao at the time. There are disputes of wills and an interesting one about a Juan Bautista Larragoite involved in the incarceration of ten ship captains involved in illegal slave trade to Cuba. Those particular documents are to be found in Madrid.
Several legal documents in the New Mexico Archives clearly show his name to be Benito Anselmo, but the Santa Fe Baptisms book calls Benito Antonio.
1830: Came to NM Occupation: Merchant, Farmer
Cleofas Jaramillo (perhaps not completely accurately) writes of Benito Anselmo in Shadows of the Past, Sombras del Pasado (Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1972): " Don Benito Larragoite, called "El Gachupin" (as the Spaniards born in Spain were then called) always rode on horseback. In his long full cape and flat-crowned black hat, he was a real, dashing Caballero. There were a few more of these "Guapos Caballeros" seen leisurely strolling through the streets of La Villa with the right end of their full capes thrown over the left shoulder. They gracefully swung their gold or silver-handled walking canes with an air of importance as they swept off their fine black hats when they met with the friendly greeting of "Caballero! Como está?" There was a great contrast between the pious Don Felipito, coming from Church every morning dangling his silver-medaled rosary, and the dudish abogadito twisting his long, curling mustache. This Spanish dude held the record for the greatest number of marriage contracts. He ordered his wives through the "Police Gazette", and they left him in less than a year. When he finally succeeded in keeping the last one for more than a year, he was host at a noisy celebration of the anniversary." (pp. 90-91).
Benito Anselmo married Feliciana Maria Valdes in about 1839 in San Juan. She was born in about 1820 (the 1850 Territorial census gives her age as 20; the July 1870 Census show her age as 41. Her father was Juan Domingo Valdez (born March 2, 1796 in Nambé, died circa 1872 in San Inldefonso) who married Maria de la Asencion Garcia de Noriega (born to Pedro Antonio Garcia de Noriega and Maria Gertrudis Ortiz on May 10, 1801 in La Joya) after a diligencia dated May 13-June 15, 1825 in Nambé). Feliciana is listed as 20 years old in the 1850 census (Source: 1850, 1860, Census Santa Fe (City) 1870, Rio Arriba). See the Valdes Family Genealogy written by one of Feliciana's descendents, Florence Lucero.
In the Avery papers file 4 of the New Mexico Archives, there is a document signed by C. Juan Domingo Baldes, justice of the peace of this section of the jurisdiction of San Juan de los Cavayeros in the town of Our Lady of Guadalupe of la Joya in 1841.
The Avery Papers (file 4) of the New Mexico Archives have a document that begins (I'm translating from Spanish): In this city of San Francisco de Santa Fe, capital of the department of New Mexico, on the 4th day of the month of March of 1844, appeared before me Benito Anselmo Larragoiti and Juan Domingo Valdez, the former a resident of Santa Fe and the latter of the jurisdiction of San Juan de los Caballeros in that of Rio Arriba being of sound mind and body and not under coercion freely promise and give his word of honor to Juan Domingo Valdez and to his wife and beloved daughter Doña Maria Feliciana Valdez, our of the great love, affection and tenderness and to his honored family… this seems to be a prenuptial agreement made because as a Spaniard he could be sent back to Spain by the Mexican government.
In that file is another document dated August 1, 1857, concerning 1,145 varas of land of his located in the town of La Joya deeded to him Pedro Lucero on July 24, 1851, which begins "Know all men by the present, that I Benito A. Larragoiti for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I bear to my wife Feliciana Valdes, as well as for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand dollars property of my said wife by me previously received and used by me…
Interestingly Benito's signature is none too steady in these documents and looks like the writing of an old man. It is much worse in the 1857 document than the 1844 document.
Benito A. Larragoite is listed in the 1850 census for Santa Fe as being a 40 year old merchant born in Spain. He is listed in the 1860 census as being a 48 year old Merchant with 6000 dollars of real estate assets and a 1000 dollar personal estate.
The family's home in Santa Fe at this time was on Palace Ave. The late A. Staab, one of the pioneer wholesale merchants of New Mexico, bought the property from Benito Anselmo in about 1865 when he moved with his family to Velarde in Rio Arriba County.
The 1850 Territorial Census (p. 97), sheet 345, December 16, Santa Fe, shows
Benito Laragoite, a 40 year old, male born in Spain;
Feliciana, a 20 year old female, born in NM;
Mariano, a 4 year old male, born in NM;
Petra, a 2 year old female, born in NM;
Paula, a 10 month old female, born in NM.
July 16, 1850 agreed to pay $100.00 for the purchase of a printing establishment to be brought from the United States to Santa Fe, NM.
In the 1860 census Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, Benito is listed as a merchant in Santa Fe. The move to Velarde must have taken place after 1860. 1879 NM, Velarde, Rio Arriba County (La Jolla is Velarde)
The 1870 census for Rio Arriba county gives Benito's age as 61. According to the Church records of San Juan de los Caballeros, LDS Film no. 0016980, he was buried on March 18, 1878 and she was buried on March 22, 1904 (p. 49). The name of her surviving spouse is Montoya.
The Church record for this second marriage (unfortunately I forgot to write down the year) reads: En la Iglesia de San Juan a la 31 Diciembre, despues de la diligencias echas y de la tres bans dispensadas junté en matrimonio segun el orden del la Santa Madre Iglesia Romana a José Melkinny (?) Montoya, soltero hijo legt. de Jesus Maria Montoya y de Maria Estefana Sanchez con Feliciana Valdez viuda de Benito Larragoiti, hija legt. de Juan Domingo Valdez y de Maria Asencion Garcia deftos. (Ambos de la Jolla). Padr. Gabriel Valdez y Juana Montoya. (LDS microfilm 0016979 Marriages San Juan Church 1857-)
The Census of 1870 for La Joya (Velarde) Rio Arriba County Prec. 2 (p. 424b.txt) lists Benito A Larragoite, a 61 year old farmer born in Spain. Feliciana is given as 41 years old. Then come Mariano 24; Paula 20; Roberta 18; Cointa 16; Juan B. 12; Rufina 6; Lucia 3; Teodora 1.
In the New Mexico Census of 1880 for Velarde, Rio Arriba County, Feliciana is listed under her maiden name with 4 children. In a very clearly written document from file 4 of the Avery Papers of the New Mexico Archives dated March 21, 1902, Feliciana Valdes de Montoya of Velarde, New Mexico divides her land, Rancho de los Pinos Altos, among her children, whom she lists as: Mariano, Petra, Paula, Roberta, Cocinta, Juan Benito, Rufina, Lucia and Virginia. She signed it with her mark, a cross.
Mariano Sisto. According to the Santa Fe Baptisms book (p. 120), he was baptized on April 6, 1846, when he was eleven days old. His paternal grandparents are given as Juan José Larraoiti and Josefa Ag (page torn) Bengoa. Born March 1846 in La Joya (Velarde), NM. 4 years old in the 1850 census. He died on December 16, 1908 in Santa Fe County.
Marie Petra Larragoite. According to the Santa Fe Baptisms book (p. 161), she was baptized on August 6, 1848, when she was four days old. She is listed as 2 years old in the 1850 census. She married Juan Bouquet on February 22, 1867 in San Juan Pueblo and died in Pojoaque NM. I have a death certificate for a Petra S. Bouquet who died on April 9, 1925 in Santa Fe County.
Maria Paula Francisca, born January 25, 1850 in San Juan, Santa Fe Co., NM and baptized on February 12, 1850, when she was fifteen days old, according to the Santa Fe Baptisms book (p. 197). Her parents are given as Benito Larragoiti and Feliciana Valdez, her paternal grandparents as Juan José Larragoiti and Josefa Bengisechetta, maternal grandparents Juan Domingo Valdez and Asencion Garcia. She died September 4, 1933. She married Pacomio Velarde November 21, 1870 in San Juan Catholic Church (Source: Church Records, LDS film 1985248). He was born May 22, 1836, burial: October 23, 1924, Velarde, Rio Arriba Co. NM.
Maria Roberta, born June 1852, baptized July 2, 1852 in San Juan Catholic Church, San Juan de la Joya, Rio Arriba, NM (San Juan Church records, p. 420 in the book labeled bautismos desde enero 13, 1837 hasta abril 11, 1856; (tape 016981). Died after 1920 in CO.
Maria Cointa Larragoite, born about 1854 in Velarde, NM. According to LDS microfilm no. 001690 she was buried on April 19, 1884 and her surviving spouse was José Benito Garcia.
Juan Benito Larragoiti, born May 6, 1858. He was baptized May 26, 1858 at St. Francis Parish in Santa Fe. His baptismal record says that he was 21 days old. His godparents were Simon Delgado and Peregrina Campbell (LDS 0016894). He died September 21, 1926 in Velarde, NM. He was buried in the old cemetery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Velarde on September 23, 1926. His grave is still to be seen there.
Perfinia Larragoiti (the name is hard to read) baptized October 3, 1860 at St. Francis Parish in Santa Fe. She was born on September 15. Her godparents were Felipe S. Delgado and his wife Benigna Garcia (LDS 0016894), the parents of Cointa's future son in law, Alfredo Delgado.
Abraham Larragoiti, baptized April 1, 1862 at St. Francis Parish in Santa Fe, born on March 16. His godparents were Don Gaspar Ortiz and his wife Madalena Lucero, the father and mother in law of Felipe B. Delgado (LDS 0016894).
Rufina Larragoiti, baptized March 7, 1864, born February 28th. Her godparents were José Cena and Isabel Romero. (LDS 0016894). She was born in La Joya (Velarde) NM.
Lucia Larragoite, born March 1867, baptized April 3, 1867, in San Juan Catholic Church (tape 016981); died 1935 in Gamerco, NM. I also have born February 19, 1866 and died January 16, 1935, Gibson, NM.
Maria Teodora, baptized April 18, 1869 (tape 016981)
Virginia, baptized June 19, 1871 (LDS film 016976, 1837-1885). She married William Humphry Roberts at Santa Cruz de la Cañada (LDS film 016969).
In a very clearly written document from file 4 of the Avery Papers of the New Mexico Archives dated March 21, 1902, Feliciana Valdes de Montoya of Velarde, New Mexico divides her land, Rancho de los Pinos Altos, among her children, whom she lists as: Mariano, Petra, Paula, Roberta, Cocinta, Juan Benito, Rufina, Lucia and Virginia. She signed it with her mark, a cross.
A picture of Benito Anselmo's and Feliciana's children taken in about 1920. Cointa and Petra had died by then. Written on the back is a list of their names Juan (married Lujan), Paulita (de Velarde), Roberta (de Lucero), Rufina (de Hartt), Lucia (de Alary) and Virginia (de Roberts). (I added the names in parentheses.
was born in March 1846 in Velarde, NM and baptized on April 6, 1846, according to the Santa Fe Baptisms book. The July 1870 census show his age as 24.
An entry for the 1880 Census for Las Animas, Colorado apparently concerns him. Mariano Larragoite is given as a 33 year old attorney at law born in New Mexico and married to Benigna a 27 year old housekeeper.
He married Pablita (La China) Lopez (daughter of Rafael Lopez and Maria Montoya) in a Protestant ceremony. She was born in 1865 and died in Oakland, California. He was Superintendent of Schools for Rio Arriba County.
At the New Mexico State Archives there is information about the fact that Mariano apparently lied about his birth date in order to run for the State Legislature. There are two records.
Cleofas Jaramillo writes in Shadows of the Past, Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, pp. 89-90:
"Don Mariano Larragoite, still remembered as the flowery orator in New Mexico's legislatures, succumbed to the irresistible, alluring charms of La China's beautiful eyes, peach complexion and tumble of auburn hair. La China embarked on her 3rd matrimonial adventure, became the wife of Don Mariano… to live at Chamita. She then had to be her own maid and was seen even doing her washing in the acequia (stream); but this time La China had married for love, and she did not mind the hardships. She was happy. Later feeling that luck would favor them more kindly in California, they moved to the 'Sunny State'. But fate was against La China, and her romantic life ended there in an automobile accident."
Cleofas Jaramillo had explained on p. 90 that Pablita Lopez' first husband had been Don Perfecto Irrisarre, the widower of her sister Magdalena Lopez. She had then eloped with a doctor, who deserted her after a few years. Mariano Larragoite was therefore her 3rd husband, which perhaps explains why they married in a Protestant ceremony.
According to his death certificate, he died of heart disease on December 16, 1908 in Santa Fe. His profession is listed as sheepraiser.
Zulema Larragoite, born in Chamita. I have a baptismal record for Maria Zulema Larragoiti, baptized March 15, 1887 at the age of eight days, daughter of Mariano Larragoiti and Maria Pabla Lopez, godparents M??? Montoya and Maria Feliciana Valdez.
Jose Armando Larragoite, born October 14, 1889 in Chamita, NM; died December 19, 1971 in Santa Fe, NM.
Jose Claudio Larragoite, born 1896 (Source: San Juan Church Records 16976). Claude L. Larragoite (mother's maiden name Lopez) is listed in the California death records as having been born in New Mexico on October 30, 1896 and as having died in Santa Clara, CA on February 8, 1968 at the age of 71.
At the New Mexico State Archives there is information about the fact that Mariano apparently lied about his birth date in order to run for the State Legislature. There are two records about his in the State Archives.
She was born in June 1850 and baptized on July 2, 1850 in San Juan Catholic Church (church records, p. 420 in the book labeled bautismos desde enero 13, 1837 hasta abril 11, 1885 (tape 016981). Died after 1920 in Colorado.
She married Narcisco Jose Lucero November 7, 1870 in San Juan Catholic Church (Source: Church Records), son of Jose Lucero and Maria Valdez. He was born April 1851, and died Aft. 1910 in Wagon Mound, Mora Co., NM (Source: No Death Certif. from NM).
1870 En la Jolla a las seite Noviembre despues de las diligencias echas las tres banas concedidas junté en matrimonio a Narciso Lucero de Mora soltero higo legt de José Maria Lucero y de Maria Santos Valdez. Con Maria Roberta Larragoiti de la Jolla soltera hija de Benito Larragoiti y de Maria Feliciana Valdez. Test: Pablo Trujillo y José Ortiz. Padr: Luis Ortiz y Maria Elsa Clarke. (LDS microfilm 0016979 Marriages San Juan Church 1857-
Narcisco Jose Lucero: Census:
1870 NM, San Antonio, Mora County
1880 NM, San Antonio, Mora County
1900 NM, Wagon Mound, Mora County
1910 NM, Wagon Mound, Mora County
Roberta is listed in 1920 as a widow.
He was killed in Wagon Mound but seems to be no grave.
Pedro Lucero, born January 18, 1872 in Correllero (Source: Church Records, Mora, NM).
Jose Francisco Lucero, born July 26, 1873 in San Antonio, Mora County, NM (Source: San Juan Church Records #16976).
Maria Juana (Juanita) Lucero, born July 7, 1876.
Helena Lucero, born October 1880.
Conrado Lucero, born September 22, 1882; died in Las Animas, Colo.
Maria Feliciana (Lilly) Lucero, born October 2, 1885 in Vermijo, Colfax Co., NM; died April 19, 1979 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM.
Jacobo Lucero, born June 1889 in Wagon Mound, NM; died about September 9, 1978 in Pueblo Colorado.
Alfredo Jose Lucero, born June 1893 in Wagon Mound, NM; died October 8, 1977 in Albuquerque, NM.
was born May 6, 1858 in Velarde, NM, and died September 21, 1926 in Velarde, NM. He married Quillina Lujan on November 15, 1883 in San Juan Catholic Church, daughter of Jose Lujan and Maria Velarde.
The church record for this marriage reads: 1883. En la Capilla de la Jolla a las quinze de Nbre despues de la diligencias echas y de las dispensas concedidas de las banas del cuarto grado de consanguinidad igual junté en Matrimonio segun el orden de la Santa Madre Iglesia Romana a Juan Benito Larragoiti soltero hijo legt de Benito Anselmo Larragoiti difto y de Feliciana Valdez. Con Quilina Lujan soltera hija de Jose de la Luz Lujan y de Maria Antonia Velarde (Ambos de la Jolla). Padr: José Remedio Lucero y Mariana Archuleta. Test: David Martinez y Pacomio Velarde. (LDS microfilm 0016979 Marriages San Juan Church 1857-)
She was born 1868, and died 1952.
According to his death certificate, no physician had been lately in attendance and he had been paralyzed for over a year. He died in Velarde in Rio Arriba County on September 21, 1926. He had been born on an unknown day in 1858 and was a 68 year farmer at the time of his death. His parents were Benito Anselmo Larragoite born in Spain and Feliciana Valdez born in Velarde. He was buried in Velarde on September 23, 1926. The informant was Quilina Lujan Larragoite of Velarde, New Mexico. He was the husband of Quilina Lujan and is grave is in the cemetery of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Velarde.
Child of Juan Larragoite and Quillina Lujan is:
Flora Garcia De Larragoite, born about 1881.
She was baptized June 19, 1871 (LDS tape 016976, 1837-1885).The IGI has a record of her marriage to William Humphry Roberts (son of John Roberts and Mary Griffith) on January 26, 1891 at Santa Cruz de la Cañada (LDS tape 016969).
Adelina Ortiz de Hill says that he was a reporter who covered Pancho Villa and traveled with him. Apparently he was portrayed in a film about Pancho Villa.
According to her baptismal record from Saint Francis Parish in Santa Fe, Maria Rufina Larragoiti was born on February 28th and was baptized on March 7th. The year I have is 1864. She married George Inman on January 13, 1881 in San Juan Catholic Church. The church record of this marriage reads:
1881. En San Juan a las trece de Enero despues de las diligencias echas dispensada de las tres banas y la ….? consequidas junté en matrimonio a George Inman Metodista. de Douglas, Butler Co. Kansas, soltero hijo legt. de Richard Inman y de Mary Inman. Con Rufina Larragoiti de la Jolla soltera hija legt. de Benito Larragoiti defto. y de Feliciana Valdez. Padrs: Juan Bouquet y Maria Petra Larragoiti. Test: Mariano Larragoiti y Felipe Calache. (LDS microfilm 0016979 Marriages San Juan Church 1857-)
A second husband was Squire Jr. Hartt. He was born on May 3, 1857 in Ranchos de Taos and died at 5:30 am of vascular heart disease. November 25, 1935 in Albuquerque. Mr Hartt was a merchant. Children: Eli Hartt (born 25, 1885 Ranchos de Taos. He married Delia Liebert on June 28, 1906 and was a lifetime farmer. He died February 19, 1937 of a Gastro ulcer perforation in Ranchos de Taos.
Alice Hartt, born April 1890, died June 19, 1949 in Albuquerque.
According to her death certificate she lived at 114 Santa Fe Ave. in Santa Fe. She died October 8, 1935 at 6.30 pm. She fell ill with influenza which on October 1st and contracted pneumonia on October 7th. Her husband was Squire Hartt and she was born on February 28, 1865. She died at the age of seventy years and seven months. She was a housewife in her own home for 52 years. It says that she was born in Santa Fe and her father was Juan B. Larragoite born in Barcelona, Spain (of course this is wrong) and her mother Feliciana Valdez born in Velarde, New Mexico. The informant was Squire Hartt of 114 Santa Fe Ave. She was buried in Rosario cemetery on October 10, 1935. Her tombstone reads 1865-1935. She is buried with Squire 1857-1935.
Lucia Larragoite was born on February 19, 1866? and baptized April 3, 1867, in San Juan Catholic Church (tape 016981) She married Augustine Alary (son of Lousi Alary and Josefina Cognet) on May 4, 1886 (Santa Cruz de la Cañada church records, film 016969) and died January 16, 1935 in Gibson, NM.
Josephine Alary, born May 10, 1879 in Corrales, NM; died January 10, 1961.
Augustine Alary, born August 19, 1893 in Gallup, NM; died August 2, 1971 in Albuquerque, NM.
Alfredo Alary, born 1896 in Corrales, NM; died October 24, 1931 in Corrales, NM.
Ben Alary, born February 4, 1900 in Corrales, NM; died August 21, 1981 in Albuquerque, NM.
Roberta Alary, born Aft. 1900.
Paula Larragoite 1853-1933
According to her death certificate, Lucy Alary residing in Sandoval, NM , died in House 8 in Gibson, Mc Kinley County, New Mexico. She was Female, white and married, the wife of Augustine. She was born on February 19, 1866 and was 69 years, 1 month and 3 days old at the time of her death on January 16, 1935. She had worked as a housewife in her own home. She was born in Santa Fe and her father was Benito Larragaite, born in France and her mother Lucy Larragaite, birthplace unknown (untrue of course). She was attended by a physician from December 20, 1934 to Jan 16th 1935. The cause of death is hard to read: Chronic nufocorditis, chronic ???chmotoses, nephritis, first diagnosed in her home.
Maria Paula Larragoite was born January 25, 1853 in San Juan, Santa Fe Co., NM. According to her baptismal record Maria Paula Francsica Larragoiti was baptized on February 12, 1850 at the age of fifteen days, the dzughter of Benito Larragoiti and Feliciana Vladez, paternal grandparents Juan Jose Larragoiti and Josefa Bengisechetta (sic); maternal godparents Juan Domingo Valdez and Asencion Garcia. She is listed as 10 months old in the 1850 census; she died September 4, 1933.
She married Pacomio Velarde November 21, 1870. I have the church as being La Jolla, Rio Arriba, which seems to me to be Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de la Joya. The entry in the church records reads:
1870. En la Jolla a las 21 de Nbre dispensa canonica de las tres banas y dispensa (im quarto grado consanguinitatis) conseguida junté en matrimonio a Pacomio Velarde soltero hijo legt de Matia Velarde y de Maria Manuela Trujillo. Con Maria Paula Larragoiti soltera hija legt de Benito Larragoiti y de Feliciana Valdez. Test: Manuel Valdez, Nestor Ortiz. Padr: Juan Bouquet y Petra Larragoiti. (LDS microfilm 0016979 Marriages San Juan Church 1857-)
Pacomio was born May 22, 1836, burial: October 23, 1924, Velarde, Rio Arriba Co. NM.
Children of Paula Larragoite and Pacomio Velarde are:
Epimenia Velarde, born Jan 2, 1874, La Jolla, NM (LDS film 1985434). She married Merijildo Martinez on December 11, 1879, San Juan, Rio Arriba. (LDS film 1985248)
Bersabe Velarde, born Jan 23, 1872, La Jolla (LDS film 1985434). She married José Secundino Lucero on February 3, 1893 in San Juan, Rio Arriba (LDS film 1985248) .
Jeremias (Germias) Velarde, born January 1, 1876, La Jolla (LDS film 1985716); died about 1946.
Zacarias Velarde, born April 7, 1879, La Jolla. (LDS film 1985702)
Juan Velarde, Baptized 6, 1880, San Juan, Rio Arriba, NM (LDS film 1985702)
Ezequiel Velarde, born Nov. 1882, La Jolla (LDS film 1985702)
Anita Velarde, born September 1887. A descendent, Tony Martinez has shared this information with me:
She married Ursulo Ortiz (son of José Jacinto Ortiz and Maria Benita Baca, who are buried in the courtyard of the Santuario de Chimayo. Jacinto’s parents were Jose Hipolito Ortiz born in Santa Cruz de la Cañada and Maria Manuela Martin born in 1823 in Rio Arriba. Jose Hipolito Ortiz I guess went by the name Hipolito de Jesus Maria Ortiz and his parents were Juan José Ortiz (b. 1785) and Paula Gudalupe Martin (b. 1783). Anita and Ursulo had five children: Rose (married Señor Martinez), Willie, Ursulo, Emma (married Señor Zamora), Lugarda (married Señor Gallegos).
Tony Martinez found the following information on Jacinto Ortiz, who is buried at the Santuario, in a publication called Chimayo Station that was put together in celebration of Chimayo’s 100 Years.
Jacinto Ortiz was born to Jose Hipolito Ortiz and Maria Manuelita Martinez on Sept 17, 1886 in Chimayo close to Plaza del Cerro. His father was a man of great dignity and was described in a family obituary as one of the better attorney’s and Counselors at Law in Chimayo. He is believed to have been born in Spain and came to this area in the 1850’s. Jacinto married Benita Baca and supported his family by farming and weaving. He had a blanket shop at what is not #37 State Highway 76 and it was here that the pose office was first established and he was appointed a the first postmaster in the community of Chimayo. The building is no longer there. He farmed all of his life until the summer of 1947, one hear before his death at 84. He sold his fruits and produce mostly in northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Twice a month the priest would come to Chimayo by buggy and stay overnight with Jacinto and Benita. Jacinto Ortiz died January 9, 1948 and he and his wife are buried in the courtyard of the Santuario de Chimayo to the left of the gate to honor them for opening their home to the priests.
Adelina Velarde, born April 1892.
José Candido, born November 3, 1894, La Jolla, Rio Arriba (LDS film 1985276)
According to the 1900 Census, La Joya, Rio Arriba Co. NM, Paula Larragoite Velarde had had 10 children and 7 were alive.
According to her death certificate she resided at 715 Dunlap St. in Santa Fe. She was widowed. She had been born on January 25, 1853 and died on September 4, 1933 of cancer of the stomach involving bile ducts. She had been ill since January 1933. She worked as a housewife in her own home for 60 years. She was born in Santa Fe. It mistakenly gives her father as Juan B. Larragoite from Spain and her mother as Feliciana Valdez of New Mexico. She was buried in Rosario Cemetery on September 6, 1933.
Mariano Larragoite, 71, passed away Sunday, January 8, 1995 at St. Vincent's Hospital. He was survived by three sons: Lawrence, Estevan and Robert; three sisters: Dolores, Amelia and Fannie; six brothers: Alfonso, Armando, Philip, Benny, Claude and Gilbert; and eight grandchildren: Jason, Jennifer, Jacob, Sara Emma, Ciera, Sean, Indica and Billy Ray; also many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass was celebrated January 10, 1995 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at 1:30 p.m. followed by an honor service a The Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Armando Larragoite Jr. died December 23, 2004. He was 83 years old. He was born in Santa and was a graduate of Santa Fe High School. He married Marie Alarid in Santa Fe in 1948.
He attended George Washington University, majoring in foreign service. After completing his university studies, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service and was appointed U.S. vice counsel in charge of eastern Venezuela for three years. He then transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, where also was a vice counsel. He later worked for the U.S. Department of Labor as an assistant manager of the agency's Farm Placement Bureau, stationed in Guadalajara, Mexico.
He was a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1957 through 1960, a member of the Labor Committee in 1957 and 1958, Public Affairs and Military Affairs Committee from 1957 through 1960, the Natural Resources Committee in 1957 and 1958 and was the committee's vice chairman in 1959 and 1960. He was a member of the Santa Fe County Commission from 1963 through 1966, director of the Santa Fe County Housing Authority and a private business owner. He was a member of La Union Protectiva. He ran for state land commissioner in 1960, but lost to Democrat Johnny Walker. In 1967, he was hired to supervise the night janitorial staff at the state Capitol.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Armando Larragoite, Sr. and Paula Larragoite; and brother, Mariano Larragoite. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Pauline Brown and husband Don of Park City, Utah; son, Mark and wife Donna of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Bussell of Alameda, Calif., Amelia Brown of Portland, Ore., and Fannie Romero; brothers, Alfonso and wife Eva, Phillip and wife Margaret and Benny, all of Santa Fe, Claudio and wife Valentine of Oklahoma City, Gilbert and wife Marge of Albuquerque; and many other relatives. Mass for Larragoite was said at 11 a.m. December 29, 2004 at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe.
Ben Larragoite, Age 75 of Santa Fe, passed away Monday, May 9, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents Armando Sr. and Paula Larragoite; brother: Armando and Mariano Larragoite. Ben was born January 20, 1930. He served in the U.S. Navy and as a member of the Santa Fe City Police Department. He worked for the US Postal Service and for various businesses in Santa Fe. Ben is survived by his sisters: Dolores Bussell of Alameda CA, Amelia Brown of Portland OR, and Fannie Romero; sister-in-law Marie Larragoite; brothers: Alfonso (Eva), Philip (Margaret, Claude (Valentine) of Oklahoma City OK, Gilbert (Marjorie) of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial mass... celebrated on Monday May 16, 2005, 10 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers meorial contributions may be directed to the Carmelite Nuns, Heart Association, or the charity of your choice.