By Richard L. Nostrand

ISBN-10: 0806135468

ISBN-13: 9780806135465

ISBN-10: 0806181478

ISBN-13: 9780806181479

El Cerrito, New Mexico captures the essence of a village that, regardless of cultural disintegration, sparks the fervour of a small variety of population who are looking to preserve it alive. Richard L. Nostrand opens a window into the prior of the higher Pecos Valley, revealing the everyday life of this small, remoted Hispanic village whose inhabitants waxes and wanes within the face of kin feuds, payment struggles, and the ever-encroaching smooth world.

Nostrand identifies the demanding situations dealing with 8 generations of households. using fundamental assets from govt, census, and church documents, in addition to from burials, dwelling house records, and interviews with sixty Cerriteños, Nostrand info village existence from its founding in 1824 to the hole years of the twenty-first century. the writer weaves ancient proof with actual info from soil analyses, topology, and geology to give an explanation for how the land itself formed lifestyles in El Cerrito.

Previous group experiences have pinpointed a specific time to evaluate kinship and social association, yet El Cerrito, New Mexico examines switch over centuries to bare a extra whole photo of societal evolution. Lavishly illustrated with images and maps, El Cerrito, New Mexico explores how one village has preserved neighborhood traditions for greater than a century.

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When Manuel died in 1883, Clementa inherited his property, and when she died in 1901, the Saiz family in El Cerrito essentially came to an end. Given Saiz family strength in La Cuesta, it is not surprising that when the four adults died, Sim6n and Andrea in 1870 and 1871, then Manuel and Clementa, villagers interred each in the cemetery at La C u e ~ t a . ~ Fernando Quintana probably moved to El Cerrito when he and Gertrudis Martin married in September 1840. l, 1841, no. 64). Fernando and Gertrudis are absent in the March 1841 census, which is curious, because three months earlier, on 27 December 1840, clergy recorded them as padrino and madrina at a village baptism.

Manuel's second wife, was the daughter of Nicolas Ortiz 111. 2. El Cerrito Landholding Heads of Household, 26 May 1824 Source Area Heads of Household Spouses Baptized Married Residence a f t e r 1824 Buried ca. 1 782 Santa Fe A l a r i [Alarid], Jos6 R a m o n Antonia Troncoso Maria Manuela Antonia Jaramillo San Jose? ca. 1 789 ca. 181 1 7 826 Borrego, P a b l o Flores, l s i d r o Antonio Maria Juana Nepomucena Carcia Santa Fe Albu area ca. 181 0 ca. 181 0 Garcia, Eusebio Lorenzo Maria Catalina Santillanes Maria Luciana Martin Maria Dolores Mares Albu area Albu area ca.

Moreover, a gap in the baptismal records for Albuquerque between 1803 and 1821 makes it difficult to know when Juan Cristobal and Tomasa moved to the Pecos Valley. In 1822, however, undoubtedly the El Cerrito Juan Cristobal Garcia received land in the Anton Chico enterprise, and two years later he received land at El Cerrito. 12 Of the three Garcia sons, Eusebio, Roman, and JuliAn, the most is known about Eusebio, probably the eldest. In 1819, while still in Albuquerque, Eusebio married Maria Catarina Santillanes, with whom he had seven known children.

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