A Mexico civil death registration record confirms that great-aunt Celedenia Robledo died at just 18 months of age, one year prior to the family immigrated to the U.S. She is the older sister that my grandfather never knew.
A few weeks ago, while strategically perusing through Mexico Civil Birth Registrations for as-yet-unfound birth records for the two children born to my great-grandparents when the family still lived in Mexico, I made an unexpected discovery. I came across the birth registration for a third child born in Mexico–a daughter named Celedenia Robledo.
Taking a closer look at the lifestyle of the pre-revolution Mexican landed class to which my ancestors allegedly belonged before having to flee and start a new life in the United States.
Photos and videos of Villa Hidalgo and San José parish, in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This is where my 2nd great-grandparents, Refugio Nieto and Aurelia Compean, married n 1883.
An English translation written by my Spanish-fluent father helps me better interpret the genealogical information contained in the 1883 Mexico Catholic church pre-marriage investigation record for my 2nd great grandparents, Refugio Nieto and Aurelia Compean.
A brief profile of my grandfather’s younger brother, Joe Robledo, Jr., and his service during World War II. Nineteen years after making the U.S. their new home, my immigrant great-grandparents now had multiple sons in the war.
The recent discovery of the last of the border crossing records for my paternal grandfather’s immediate family has prompted me to try to solve a similar mystery about his grandmother Aurelia, whose border record indicates she immigrated alone in 1919. There is just no way my 55 year old non-English-speaking 2nd great grandmother crossed into a new country and traveled from Texas to California by herself.