Tacucelli TACUSSEL TAQUECHEL

Tacucelli                             TACUSSEL                               TAQUECHEL   

 

 

 

 

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Researchers have connected the cuban TAQUECHELs from the Oriente Province with the french TACUSSELs from the meridional portion of France, based in various official documents found in Cuba, where the name TACUSSEL was in effect acknowledged as the precursor to TAQUECHEL. It is evident that the French last name TACUSSEL was deformed to TAQUECHEL in Cuba, to more closely emulate the sound of the name in Castillian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The mentioned documents that give proof of the last name deformation in Cuba are available to TACUSSEL Family members and to TAQUECHEL Family members, by contacting Jose Angel TAQUECHEL III or Roberto Balbis).

The TACUSSEL

(France 1400 to date)

 

 

The TACUSSEL last name is first found in the 1400's, when Pietro Tacucelli or TACUSSELl entered France. According to the family tradition, he came from Grece after the fall of the Greek Empire of Constantinople on May 29, 1453 as it can be verified at Compois Cadastral de Caderousse de l'An 1460, Archives de Caderousse, Série CC, Tome 1, Page 162; his first name became Pierre and his last name was deformed or changed to TACUSSEL.

 

Pierre TACUSSEL had two sons: Jehan and Claude born during 1459, who settled in Caderousse and commenced the French family line, as it can be verified at Compois Cadastral de Caderousse de l'An 1490, Archives de Caderousse, Série CC, Tome 2, Page 80, where a Testament in their favour is registered.

 

The descendants of Jehan and Claude were: Antoine (1510), Claude (1512), Pierre (1513), Jaulmet-Jacques (1513), Gabriel (1514) and Barthelemy (?), being Claude (1512), the second son, the one producing the family line that would eventually procreate Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER, who would be known in Cuba as Vicente TAQUECHEL GRANIER. The secuency of descendance from Pietro Tacucelli or Pierre TACUSSEL to Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER would be the following:

 

Pierre TACUSSEL  >  Claude   >  Claude   >   Pierre   >   Andre   >   Claude   >   Pierre   >   Francois   >   Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL

 

Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER was born in Violes, France, on January 22, 1787; he was the son of Monsieur Francois TACUSSEL, born during 1730, 31, 32 or 33 and deceaced in Aix Provence on December 30, 1813 and Madame Francoise GRANIER born in Marseille on 1764 and deceaced in Marseille on March 1st, 1837, who at the time of death she was domiciled in 42 Street du Ferrats; Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER was the grandson of Pierre TACUSSEL (1685) who married on June 26, 1729 Marie Laffanour (1695) and of  Joseph GRANIER AND LOUISE OLIVIER. Pierre TACUSSEL, the grandfather of Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER, was the author of Branch “J” TACUSSEL, as it can be verified within the TACUSSEL original Family Tree.

 

 

 

(The TACUSSEL Family Tree is available to all family members by contacting Jose Angel TAQUECHEL III)

The TAQUECHEL

(Cuba 1800 to date)

 

 

The TAQUECHEL last name is first found in the 1800's in Santiago de Cuba, when Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL entered Cuba. According to the family tradition, one Monsieur TAQUECHEL came from Marseille, however, his procedence in the documents found in Cuba refered to the port of his departure from France rather than to the place where he was born. In short, the first TAQUECHEL in Cuba was Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER, born in Violes, France, on January 22, 1787. Church records for Vicente TAQUECHEL in Cuba mention his parents: Francisco (François) TAQUECHEL (TACUSSEL) and his mother Francisca (Françoise) GRANIER, as being from France, where they lived AND DIED. Other children were born in France to the couple of Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER.

 

It is likely that Don Vicente TAQUECHEL was the only TACUSSEL who migrated to Cuba in the early 1820's, possibly coming from Saint Domingue de Haiti, a very prosperous and important French Colony at the time and entering the island by the Port of Santiago de Cuba, Oriente Province, a very important and prosperous Spanish Colony at the time. Don Vicente TAQUECHEL apparently lived in Santiago de Cuba, Capital of the Oriente Province in the early 1800's when he befriended Isabelle Vigneron, with their union resulting in the birth of three children born in the 1821-1825 period. Don Vicente then befriended Galatea Marrot, with their union resulting in the birth of seven children born in the 1832-1848 period.

 

As it is to be supposed, the ten children would be named in French: Pierre Theodore (1821), Jean Vincent (1823), Pierre Vincent (1825), Jean Baptiste Eugene (1832), Jean Joseph Numas (1834), Antoinette Cecile (1837), Paul Alexis (1839), Jules Charles (1842), Emile Francois (1845) and Alphonse (1848). However, they would be baptized with their given names translated into Spanish and with their original last name TACUSSEL, deformed into TAQUECHEL and officially inscripted in Cuba, by the Catholic Church, as such.  These ten children born in Cuba, are the authors of the Ten TAQUECHEL Familly Branches detailed within this document.

 

Don Vicente TAQUECHEL died in his coffee plantation on November 1, 1855 and buried in the Cementerio General as it can be verified at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba within Libro 11 de Entierros de Blancos, Folio 24, n 144; he was 68 years old. Don Vicente prepared a Testament that is full of interesting details, as it can be verified at the Archivo Histórico Provincial (AHP) de Santiago de Cuba, Fondo: Protocolos Notariales, Legajo: 400, Folio 4, Escribanía: Real Hacienda, Ano: 1854, Notario actuante: José Ramón Chacón, Notario en cargo de la Escribanía: Pedro Secundino Silva.

In brief, Don Vicente states in his Testament that when he married Galatea he did not have any possessions and that his wife only had one slave. His only registered possession at the time of his death was the “El Refugio” plantation covering six and a half caballerias (roughly 100 acres or roughly 300 hectares) and 24 slaves. He mentions seven children that he had with Galatea Marrot and two that he had with Isabelle Vigneron, with the number of children mentioned probably being the ones which had survived to 1854, the date of the testament. He promises freedom to two small black boys under his tutelage and disposes of the others amongs his wife and children. He mentions that he has had Galathie Marrot, the niece of his wife under his tutelage ever since her mother had died. It is possible and apparent that Don Vicente had disposed of some of his properties among his children prior to making this testament, accounting for the various plantations and mining concerns that his sons appeared to have had in the vicinity of El Cobre at the time of his death; he may have tried to avoid taxation on his legacy by disposing of property prior to his death or simply, giving his children land to work and patrimony for their financial independency.

 

 

 

 

 

(The document entitled “La Historia de Los TAQUECHEL” by Jose Angel TAQUECHEL III, tells the story of this family beginning in France 1453 until most of them exiled from Cuba, during the 1960’s. It is available for family members and friends just by requesting it.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- TAQUECHEL is an original Cuban last name whose ten (X) branches are presented below -

The TAQUECHEL Vigneron Linage

 

 

Pierre Vicent TACUSSEL GRANIER, known in Cuba as Vicente TAQUECHEL, had a relationship in Santiago de Cuba with Isabelle Vigneron in the early 1820's, producing the TAQUECHEL Vigneron linage described below. Don Vicente TAQUECHEL apparently lived in Santiago de Cuba before moving to Hongolosongo in La Partida del Cristo with Rio Frio, near El Cobre, en route to Palma Soriano.

 

 

Don Vicente and Dona Isabel had at least three children as given below based on baptismal records filed at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba. However, it must be noted that Don Vicente only recognized two of his children with Telis in the testament which he prepared in 1854, which may simply mean that one of their sons, Juan Vicente, was dead by that time. Curiously, the names that he provides for his children with “Telis” are Teodoro and Hermogenes, and Hermogenes was not the true name of any of his children. Considering that Pedro Teodoro and Pedro Vicente were confirmed to be alive at the time of his death, and that Pedro Teodoro was surely the Teodoro mentioned by Don Vicente, it stands to reason that Hermogenes was the nickname of Pedro Vicente. It is apparent that the TAQUECHEL Vigneron stayed in Santiago de Cuba all of the time and that the boys grew up there with their mother.

 

 

Isabelle Vigneron Pireau was born in New Orleans circa 1798.  She was the daughter of Jean Vigneron and Françoise Pireau (or Perou?) both from France. She was called “Telis” by her relatives and friends in Santiago de Cuba. Telis parents are registered in several documents related to her and her life in Cuba however we do not know as to date, if she had brothers and sisters. Madame Isabelle Vigneron Pireau died of fevers in Santiago de Cuba, possibly on December 9 since she was buried on December 10, 1870 as it can be verified at Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol in Santiago de Cuba within Libro 7 de Defunciones, Folio 191 vuelto, n 239; she was reportedly 72 years old, lived within the Parroquia Santo Tomas at that time and was buried by Priest Pedro Guerra, with rites reserved for people with some means.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch I TAQUECHEL

Pierre Theodore TACUSSEL Vigneron was born on April 30, 1821, probably in Santiago de Cuba. The son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Isabelle Vigneron Pireau. His paternal grandparents were Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Vigneron and Francoise Pireau, all from France. He was baptized Pedro Teodoro TAQUECHEL y Vigneron, at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on June 26, 1821 by Priest Pedro Palacios Saldurtum as it can be verified within Libro 12 de Bautismos, Folio 104, n 50.  His godparents were Pedro Colombat and Isabel del Rey. He was called Teodoro by his immediate family and close friends in his daily life in Oriente, Cuba. At home, French was spoken among the family members. We have found descendancy to Pedro Teodoro in Cuba.

 

It is evident that Pedro Teodoro had a relationship with Felicita Sarthous in the 1850’s which resulted in at least one descendant.

 

At age 45 Pedro Teodoro married Ana Jourdain Letiroac, by Priest Pedro Guerra, on May 26, 1866 in the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol in Santiago de Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 4 de Matrimonios, Folio 24 vuelto, n 18. Jean Vigneron and Isabelle Vigneron were witnesses to the wedding.  Ana Jourdain Letiroac was the daughter of Joseph Antoine Jourdain and Marie Francoise Letiroac, pressumably both from France. We have not found descendancy to this couple in Cuba to date.

 

There are records of several children that appear to be related to Pedro Teodoro although there are no records of other marriages by Pedro Teodoro:

 

1.  Maria Dolores Petra was exposed (or shown) in the residence of Pedro TAQUECHEL on June 2, 1843. She was baptized by Priest Pedro Guerra at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba on June 9, 1843 as it can be verified at Libro 16 de Bautismos, Folio 87, n 97. Her godparents were Pedro TAQUECHEL and Ana Rosa Luxando. At the time of this event, Pedro Teodoro was 22 years old and single.

 

 

2.  Victor TAQUECHEL y Sarthous was born in Santiago de Cuba, on March 6, 1858. He was baptized at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba on August 16, 1858 as it can be verified within Libro 35 de Bautismos, folio 59-v (Suplida). His progenitors were Pedro Teodoro TAQUECHEL y Vigneron of 37 years of age, single and Felicita Sarthous, the daughter of Pedro Sarthous and Marcelina Llorent. Victor TAQUECHEL y Sarthous was reportedly a “Maquinista” which means a mechanic, the operator or repairman of heavy machinery.

 

At age 48, he married Isabel Carvajal, at 08:00 pm in the Registro Civil Norte of Santiago de Cuba on March 18, 1907 as it can be verified within Libro de Matrimonios, Tomo 8. At that time Victor lived at Calle baja de San German # 24 and Isabel lived at Calle del Toro # 9, both in Santiago de Cuba. The Municipal Judge in officiating was Don Francisco Odio y Canazas and his Secretary Don Francisco Ortiz y Salazar.

 

Isabel Carvajal was the natural daughter of Pedro Carvajal y Crombet; her mother is unknown to us to this date.

 

 

3.  Maria Caridad Wenceslao was exposed (or shown) in the residence of Pedro Teodoro TAQUECHEL on date unknown. She was baptized by Priest Pedro Guerra at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba on November 5, 1864 as it can be verified within Libro 9 de Bautismos, Folio 55-v, n 132. Her godparent was Pedro Teodoro. At the time of this event, Pedro Teodoro was 43 years old and single.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note : Exposed or Shown means that the child was the illegitimate offspring of a woman in the household or of a female relative or friend who remained officially undeclared. The child was basically adopted by the head of the household.

 

 

 

Branch II TAQUECHEL

Jean Vincent TACUSSEL Vigneron was born on January 10, 1823.  The son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Isabelle Vigneron Pireau, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Vigneron and Francoise Pireau, all from France. He was baptized Juan Vicente TAQUECHEL y Vigneron, at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on April 26, 1823 by Priest Juan Tomas de Mena as it can be verified within Libro 16 de Bautismos, Folio 165, n 97.  His godparents were his grandparents Jean Vigneron and Francoise Pireau. At home, French was spoken among the family members. We believe he died without descendancy, before 1854.

 

 

 

 

 

Branch III TAQUECHEL

Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL Vigneron was born in Santiago de Cuba on July 11, 1825. The son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Isabelle Vigneron Pireau, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER ad his maternal grandparents Jean Vigneron and his wife, all from France. He was baptized Pedro Vicente TAQUECHEL y Vigneron, atthe Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on October 6, 1825 by Priest Pedro Aznares as it can be verified within Libro 13, Folio 23, n 259. His godparents were Pedro Luis Nicolas Rivery and Lucía Numeré. He was addressed as Hermogenes in his daily life by his parents, brothers and relatives. He grew up in Santiago de Cuba; was a tailor by trade, owning and operating a fine clothing store in Corona (San Juan Nepomuceno #10) Street in Santiago de Cuba where he offered an ample assortment of cashmere, silks, alpacas and linen (llí in catalan) cloth for suits (drill) as well as excellent tailoring techniques. In August of 1855 he enrolled in the Santiago de Cuba regiment of Volunteers (Voluntarios), which was created as a result of the scare given by the revolt led by Narciso Lopez. Lopez was an exiled Spanish General who had found support in filibuster circles in the United States. Lopez led two armed expeditions to Cuba, both unsuccessful, with the last one ending in his capture and subsequent garroting in La Habana.  Don Pedro befriended Don Federico Grimany Gich when both were serving in this militia-like organization, although they served in different battalions. Don Pedro served in the Second Battalion of the Santiago de Cuba Volunteer regiment during the civil war of 1868-78. These regiments were mainly formed by Spanish-born residents, particularly, those engaged in commerce. However, many Cuban born citizens also joined to fight the rebels who they believed to be mere thieves and rejects. The Volunteer regiments were dedicated to defend the cities, allowing the regular Spanish Army to conduct offensive operations in the countryside. During the 1868-1878 war he served as part of the garrison of Santiago de Cuba, manning various perimeter fortifications.  He participated in various patrols in the countryside surrounding the city and helped protect the expeditions that went to collect drinking water from the San Juan river near Santiago de Cuba when the aqueduct that fed water to the city was damaged by the Cuban rebels.  Don Pedro received two White Silver Cross Military Merit medals, the medal created for the Volunteers in Cuba in 1871 by King Amadeo, and three official recognitions by the Spanish Courts in Madrid. When the war started Don Pedro was a corporal but he became a lieutenant in 1873 and a Captain in 1878.  He left the service on January of 1880; died circa 1887.    

 

At age 53, he married Florencia Justina Mirabal y Ledson by Priest Bernabe Gutierrez y Gutierrez on August 22, 1878 (at the end of the war) in the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol in Santago de Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 4 de Matrimonios, Folio 122, n 26. The wedding witnesses were Francisco Antonio Fernandez and Leonor Marcané y Marrot. Justina’s family lived in the Northwest (Santo Tomas) quadrant of Santiago at the time of her marriage. Don Pedro died in the late 1880's. French and English, along with the native Spanish language were spoken at the TAQUECHEL residence at the end of the 1900's. Pedro Vicente TAQUECHEL Vigneron and Justina Florencia Mirabal Ledson would be the Authors of Branch III TAQUECHEL.

 

Justina Florencia Mirabal y Ledson was born in Saint Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.  She was the daughter of Pedro Mirabal, who was from Santiago de Cuba, and of Mary Ledson, who had been born in England but apparently resided in Saint Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands. She was very beautiful according to the ones who knew her, blonde with blue eyes.

 

 

They had ten children of Second Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.  Maria Isabel TAQUECHEL y Mirabal was born on June 12, 1865. She was baptized by Priest ??? at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba on ???. as it can be verified within Libro ?? de Bautismos, Folio ??, n  ??. Her godparents were Bernardo Clemenceau and Marcelina Ducongé.

 

At age ?? Maria married the merchant Pedro Celestino Montero Nelly.

 

Don Pedro was the son of Pedro Montero, who had been born in Costa Firme, Venezuela; and of Maria Luisa Nelly, who was from Kingston, Jamaica.

They had four children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

            1.  Pedro Vicente Montero TAQUECHEL. He was born in 1887.

 

 2.   Pedro Juan Evangelista Montero TAQUECHEL. He was born on December 27, 1892. He was baptozed at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba. His godparents were Joaquin Villalón and his wife Mercedes Montero, possibly his aunt.

3.   Eduardo Gerardo Montero TAQUECHEL. He was born on October 13, 1890. He was baptized at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba. His godparents were Francisco TAQUECHEL, represented by Juan Lefebre and Dolores TAQUECHEL. He married the pharmacist Josefa Trillo.

     They had three children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL: 

i.      Maria Montero Trillo.

ii.     Antonio Montero Trillo.

iii.    Estela Montero Trillo.

 

4.   Florencia Isabel Antonia Montero TAQUECHEL. She was born on June 23, 1895. She was baptized at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Adriano TAQUECHEL Sallier and Justina Mirabal. She was crosseyed, a condition that had no remedy in the early 1900's.

        

 

2.  Maria Agueda TAQUECHEL y Mirabal. She was born on February 5, 1868. Her godparents were Luis Borde and Rosa Nario. She apparently died being a child before 1878.

 

3.  Francisco Cornelio TAQUECHEL y Mirabal. He was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 16, 1869. His godparents were Francisco Duffour and Maria Ascencion Clemenceau. He was the godfather of Berta de los Dolores TAQUECHEL y García Escalona, one of the daughters of his cousin Jose Vicente TAQUECHEL y Miyares. He studied Pharmacy in La Habana and became an employee of Drogueria Johnson, one of two leading wholesale drug sales concerns in La Habana. He eventually became general manager of this business and decided that he could own a similar business of his own. He bought the Santa Rita pharmacy at Obispo Street # 155 near Mercaderes Street in La Habana on April 27, 1898. He changed its name to “Farmacia y Drogueria TAQUECHEL” opening the new establishment in January of 1900. His main business was the importing, manufacturing and distribution of drugs and other products for the use of pharmacies throughout La Habana. He struggled at the beginning but was kept afloat by the support of French emigrés that lived in the town of Regla, across Havana Bay. This became a franchising concern, with other retail outlets throughout La Habana. He bought a house in the Vista Alegre neighborhood in Santiago de Cuba for the use of some of his single and/or widowed sisters The “Farmacia y Drogueria TAQUECHEL” was expropriated on October 13, 1960 at 11:45 am and is kept as a combination store/museum by the Castro government (2006). Francisco died in La Habana, on June 24, 1955.

Francisco married Caridad Barrueco in Santiago de Cuba on June 7, 1905. After the wedding this couple established their residence in Jesus del Monte # 621. Later on, this family lived at # 851, 13th Street, corner to 4th Street, in El Vedado, La Habana.   

 

Maria de la Caridad Amparo de los Dolores Barrueco y Rosell was born in Santiago de Cuba on May 19, 1878. She was the daughter of Manuel Barrueco Diez and Maria Caridad Rosell. Manuel Barrueco was the son of Fernando Barrueco and Rosa Diez and had been born in Fermoselle, Zamora province, Spain. Manuel Barrueco Diez married thrice: first to Anela Soler (1869), then to Caridad Rosell (September 14, 1871), and finally to Gavina Ines Granado Castilla. The godparents of Maria de la Caridad Barrueco were Alejandro Blanco and Amelia Seguí. Maria de la Caridad died in La Habana on June 11, 1935.

Francisco and Maria de la Caridad had one daughter of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:        

 

1.   Mercedes Wenceslaa TAQUECHEL y Barrueco was born in La Habana on September 28, 1907 at the family residence as it can be verified in the Registro Civil Oeste, La Habana, Folio 257, Tomo 27, Seccion Nacimientos, carta Q251. Mercedes died on March 13, 1999.

      Mercedes married Joaquin Vinals Vallcorba in La Habana on April 26, 1930 in the Iglesia Parroquial del Vedado and they both lived in the TAQUECHEL family residence in La Habana after their marriage.

      Joaquin Valentin Vinals y Vallcorba was born in Baracoa, Cuba, on January 11, 1903. Joaquin was the son of Mr. Vinals and Consuelo Vallcorba. He was an executive at the “Farmacia y Drogueria TAQUECHEL” while attending the Universidad de La Habana where he obtained the title of Doctor en Farmacia on November 8, 1927. He was 24 years old at the time. Joaquin Vinals Vallcorba died on September 23, 1974.

 

      They had three children of Fouth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

i.    Joaquin Vinals TAQUECHEL. He was born on May 22, 1933. He married Gladys Arnoldson Alacán on November 24, 1957. She was the daughter of Carlos and Clotilde.  Their email is:

      They had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

a.     Adriana Vinals Arnoldson. She was born on October 3, 1958.

b.     Carlos Joaquin Vinals Arnoldson. He was born on December 30, 1961. He married Judy Morales.  They have one son of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

  Daniel Vinals Morales.

 

ii.    Francisco Vinals TAQUECHEL. He was born on October 21, 1935.

       He married Carmen Coyula Cowley on October 24, 1959.  Their e mail is: carmen_vinals@bellsouth.net

       They had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.     Ana Maria Vinals Coyula. She was born on January 26, 1961.

She married Robert John Kemp who died before 2006. Ana Maria’s e mail is: anakemp@bellsouth.net

        They had two daughters of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

  Alison Dolly Kemp Vinals. She was born on November 8, 1990.

  Diana Mercedes Kemp Vinals. She was born on April 2, 1995.

 

                     b.     Andrew Michael Vinals Coyula. He was born on March 13, 1973. He is an Architect.

                             Andrew married Joanna Casas on May 3, 2003. Andrew’s e mail is: NeoTHD@aol.com

                             They have one child of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

  Victoria Marie Vinals Casas. She was born on September 12, 2005.

 

iii.    Antonio Jesus Ramon Vinals TAQUECHEL. He was born on November 29, 1940. He was baptized at the Chapel of the Catalans in La Habana. His godparents were his uncle Pedro Barrueco and Elena Martinez. His godmother was the grandaughter of one of the brothers of his grandmother Caridad.

 

         At age 22, Tony married Consuelo Lopez Alvarino of 19 years of age, at the Chapel of Faith, Hope and Charity on Park Avenue, New York on August 3, 1963. Tony’s e mail is: antoniovinals@aol.com

Maria del Consuelo Matilde Lopez de Grado Alvarino was born on August 21, 1943 in La Habana. She was the daughter of Antonio Lopez de Grado y Lopez and Maria de la Presentacion Alvarino y Crespo. Lopez de Grado was the ancestral, official family name in Pravia, Spain due to the fact that a member of the family had been given a commendation by the Spanish crown but the name fell in disuse and the family only retained the name of Lopez.

They had one child of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.     Antonio Vinnals y Lopez was born on October 5, 1967.  His godparents were Genevieve Yurkus and Francisco Vinals TAQUECHEL. He is a Medical Doctor and a practicing Ophthalmologist.

 

        He married Liselotte Pieroth in Bingen, Germany on May 29, 1999. Antonio and Liselotte are both ophthalmologists and live in Germany (2006).

        Tony and Liselotte have 2 children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

·       Matilde Beatriz Vinals Pieroth. She was born on December 12, 2003 in New York City. She was baptized in Binge, Germany. Her godparents were Carlos Joaquin Vinals Arnoldson and Maria Pieroth.

·       Theresa Alexandra Vinals Pieroth. She was born in New York City on October 29, 2005.

         

4.  Maria Dolores Eustaquia TAQUECHEL y Mirabal She was born on September 20, 1871 and baptized at Santo Tomas church on December 8, 1871. Her godparents were Jose Enrique Nunez and Maria Clemenceau. She did not marry.

 

5.  Dolores TAQUECHEL Mirabal (1873) died very young.

 

6.  Justina Modesta Crescencia TAQUECHEL y Mirabal. She was born on June 15, 1874 and baptized at Santo Tomas church in Santiago de Cuba on August 4, 1874.  Her godparents were Jose Pomar and his wife Francisca.  Justina married Ricardo Danza Roque on September 16, 1912. Ricardo was born in Gibara, Oriente and was the son of Bartolo (Bartolome ?), who was born in Valencia, Spain,  and Manuela, who was born in Nuevitas, Cuba. Ricardo was a locomotive or heavy machinery operator. The family lived at General Portuondo Street # 32 in 1915.

     

Justina and Ricardo had 4 children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

 

1.  Manuela Elena Danza TAQUECHEL was born on August 18, 1913. She was baptized at the St. Thomas      church in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Francisco TAQUECHEL Mirabal and Maria TAQUECHEL. Francisco TAQUECHEL could not attend the baptism and Ernesto TAQUECHEL Miyares atended on his behalf.

   2.   Juan Ricardo Danza TAQUECHEL was born on July 25, 1915 in Santiago de Cuba. He married Virginia Armanda Sigas Batista on December 3, 1940 in Palma Soriano, Oriente.

                                  3.   Rafael Laureano Danza TAQUECHEL was born on July 1 or 4, 1919. He was baptized at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba. His godparents were Carmen TAQUECHEL and Rafael Sanchez.

                                   4.   Juan Bautista Danza TAQUECHEL .

 

7.  Maria Dominga de la Caridad (Cachita) TAQUECHEL y Mirabal. She was born on May 12, 1876 and baptized at Santo Tomas church on December 19, 1880.  Her godparents were Manuel Rebustillos and Caridad Ortiz. Caridad married Jose Grimany Durruthy. They had two children who reached adulthood. The family lived at Saco (Enramadas) Street Alta # 16 in 1909.

They had 3 children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

 

1.  Caridad Justina Grimany y TAQUECHEL.  She was born in Santiago de Cuba on June 16, 1906. Her godparents were her uncle Francisco TAQUECHEL Mirabal and Caridad Barrueco Rossell. She married Heliodoro García Rojas at the Sacred Heart church in El Vedado, La Habana on April 21, 1930. She died in Miami on April 16, 1994.

                      2.  Jose Federico Grimany y TAQUECHEL. He was born on November 24, 1909. It is apparent that he died at a very young age.

                3.  Lidia Adelaida del Carmen Grimany y TAQUECHEL. She was born in Santiago de Cuba on June 4, 1912. Her godparents were her uncles Federico Grimany Durruthy and Carmen Grimany Durruthy. She married Nicolas Bravo Bockmeyer at the Sacred Heart church in El Vedado, La Habana on June 5 or 11, 1937.

                     They had one son of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL.

i.  Nicolas Bravo y Grimany. He was born in 1944.

 

 

 

8.    Mariana Clotilde (Nana) TAQUECHEL y Mirabal. She was born on June 3, 1878. She was baptized at Santo Tomas church on September 15, 1878.  Her godparents were Santiago Castillo and (her aunt?) Maria TAQUECHEL. Maria TAQUECHEL was likely to have been Maria Eugenia TAQUECHEL Sallier of the TAQUECHEL - Marrot line. Mariana remained single.

 

 

9.    Maria de los Angeles de la Concepción (Conchita) TAQUECHEL y Mirabal.  She was born on March 31, 1880.  She was baptized at the Santo Tomas church on December 19, 1880.  Her godparents were Ramon Gainza and Dolores Cuevas. Her birth certificate was amended in 1956 to attest that her mother’s name was Florencia and not Justina. Concepción remained single.

 

 

10.   Maria del Carmen Maura TAQUECHEL y Mirabal She was born on November 30, 1884.  She was baptized at Santo Tomas church on May 10, 1885.  Her godparents were Pedro Celestino Montero and Eugenia TAQUECHEL. Eugenia TAQUECHEL must have been Maria Eugenia TAQUECHEL Sallier, of the TAQUECHEL - Marrot line. Carmen was a teacher, having gone to La Habana to study, which had not been possible for her elder sisters. Her brother Francisco was her probable benefactor.

 

Carmen married Rafael Sanchez Grimany, in 1919.

 

Rafael Sanchez Grimany was born in Colombres, Asturias in 1884. He was the son of Victor Sanchez, who had retired in Colombres after making a fortune in the manufacturing and sale of clothing in Santiago de Cuba, and after marrying the very young Mercedes Grimany Durruthy. He studied in France and England.  He was sent when young to Cuba to work at the La Fortuna clothing store that belonged to his father Victor but was being run by his cousins the Ibanez - Sanchez.  After some time Rafael and his brother Aurelio broke up with their cousins and opened a new clothing store called La Nueva Fortuna in Santiago de Cuba. 

They had four children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.    Rafael Sanchez y TAQUECHEL.  He married a lady named Sara.

 

2.    Florencia de las Mercedes Sanchez y TAQUECHEL.  She was born on May 30, 1922. She was baptized at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Aurelio Sanchez Grimany and Mariana TAQUECHEL Mirabal.  She married Manuel Marino Rodriguez at the Dolores church in Santiago de Cuba on August 19, 1943.  Manuel owned a bakery in Santiago de Cuba.

       They had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

i.      Carmen Marino Sanchez. Pharmacist in Miami.

ii.     Manuel Marino Sanchez. Pharmacist.

 3.    Victoria Carmen Sanchez y TAQUECHEL. She was born on June 12, 1924. Was baptized at the St. Tomas church in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Victor Sanchez Escalante and Maria TAQUECHEL Mirabal. She married Raul Blanché at the St. Lucia church on July 14, 1945.

4.    Mercedes Francisca de la Caridad Sanchez y TAQUECHEL.  She was born on October 4, 1927. She was baptized at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Sergio Gonzalez and Ana Cecilia Hudson. She married Ramon German Roges at the Vista Alegre church on January 4, 1953.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TAQUECHEL Marrot Linage

 

Pierre Vicent TACUSSEL GRANIER, known in Cuba as Vicente TAQUECHEL, had a relationship in Santiago de Cuba with Galathie Marrot Besson in the 1830's, producing the TAQUECHEL Marrot linage described below. Don Vicente TAQUECHEL was born in France as Vincent TACUSSEL and apparently lived in Santiago de Cuba before moving to Hongolosongo, near El Cobre where he spend the rest of his life.

 

 

At age 41, Vicente TAQUECHEL GRANIER was married to Galatea Marrot Besson of 20 years of age, by Priest Bartolome Palacios on January 23, 1827, at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 6 de Matrimonios de Blancos, Folio 80, n 2. Witnesses to the wedding were Don Jose Neulan and her mother Gabrielle Virginie Besson. Don Vicente and Dona Galatea had at least seven children as given below based on baptismal records filed at the Cathedral de Santiago de Cuba and at the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Caridad del Cobre, in El Cobre, Cuba. However, it must be noted that Don Vicente recognized his seven children with Galatea in the testament wich he prepared in 1854, by the names of Eugenio, Numa, Cecilia, Alejo, Julio, Ernesto and Alfonso. Considering that the given names of their children were translated into Spanish and that we can relate each one of those names with the baptismal records, it is not inaproppiate to assume that those were the names by which the children were called in their daily life in Cuba. The TAQUECHEL Marrot stayed near El Cobre until the late 1860's when they moved to Santiago de Cuba to escape the Cuban rebels terrorizing the countryside during the 1868-78 civil war.

 

 

Galatea Marrot Besson was born in Saint Domingue de Haiti or New Orleans circa 1807.  She was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson, apparently from Digne Les Bains, in the Provenze region of France. Monsieur Marrot indicates in his Testament that he had emigrated from France to Saint Domingue at the end of the 1700's. Unfortunately, they lost all of their possessions in that colony when the slaves rebelled. They apparently moved to Cuba, then to New Orleans and then back to Cuba. The Marrot Besson had five daughters who survived to adulthood: Julia, Gabriela, Virginia, Galathea, and Galatea Maria Antonia. Maria Antonia, as she was called, married the parisian Eugenio Sallier. Virginia married a frenchman in the St. Thomas church. Julia or Gabriela had a child outside marriage named Galathie Marrot who lived with the TAQUECHEL Marrot in Hongolosongo after she died.  Don Jose may have had a mining venture near El Cobre. He was able to prosper in Santiago de Cuba after immigrating without any money leaving about 5000 pesos and two slaves to his family; he apparently died in 1839.

BRANCH IV TAQUECHEL

 

Jean Baptiste Eugene TACUSSEL Marrot was born in Cuba on November 21, 1832. The legitimate son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson all from France. He was baptized Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on April 22, 1833 by Wenceslao Callejas y Asencio as it can be verified within Libro 14 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 47 vuelto, n 51.  His godparents were the maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and his wife Gabrielle Virginie Besson. The birth records were reformed on May 4, 1833 in order to correct the father’s last name; the correction reads TACUSSEL. Juan Bautista Eugenio was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to his father, located in La Partida del Cristo with Rio Frio, in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members. Juan Bautista Eugenio was called Eugene or Eugenio by his immediate family and close friends in his daily life in Oriente, Cuba. It is known that he died before 1896, even though his death certificate has not been found to date.

 

At age 23, he was married to his first cousin Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot of 20 yeas of age, by Priest Francisco Airosa, on September 6, 1855 in the Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago del Prado Real de Minas del Cobre, in Oriente, Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 3 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 19 vuelto, n 87. They established their residence near El Cobre until the late 1860's when they apparently moved to Santiago de Cuba (Parroquia Santo Tomas) to escape the civil war raging in the countryside. Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot would be the Authors of Branch IV TAQUECHEL.

 

Galathea Marie Antoinette Sallier y Marrot, was born in Cuba on September 1, 1835. The legitimate daughter of Eugene Julian Sallier Sallenave, born in Paris and Marie Antoinette Marrot y Besson, who was said to be born in La Luisiana. She was baptized Galatea Maria Antonia on November 23, 1835 by Priest Wenceslao Callejas y Asencio, at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 14 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 99, n 788. Her godparents were her maternal grandfather Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Marie Coiteau, resident in Paris and not present at the ceremony but represented by Gabrielle Marrot. Eugene Julian Sallier was the son of Eugene Sallier and Therese Sallenave, both from France. Galatea Maria Antonia was called Maria Antonia and Antonia by her immediate family and close friends in her daily life in Oriente, Cuba.

 

 

They had at least six children of Second Generation TAQUECHEL:

         

1.  Maria Eugenia TAQUECHEL y Sallier was born on September 19, 1856. The legitimate daughter of Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot, she was baptized by Priest Francisco Airosa, on October 29, 1857 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre as it can be verified within Libro 11 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 89, n 498. Her godparents were Eugenio Sallier and Galatea Marrot. At the time of her birth this family lived in El Cobre, Oriente, Cuba. Maria Eugenia was probably the godmother of Maria Clotilde and Maria del Carmen TAQUECHEL y Mirabal.

 

She married Angel Maria Fernandez y Marcane in ??? , on ??

 

Angel Maria was the son of Francisco Antonio Fernandez y Mojena who was from Santiago de Cuba, and of Leonor Marcane y Marrot, who was from El Cobre. Leonor Marcane y Marrot was the daughter of Leonardo Marcane, from Bayona and of Julia Marrot, from France; Julia Marrot was the sister of Gabriela, Virginia, Galatea and Maria Antonia Marrot.

 

Maria Eugenia and Angel Maria had four children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

              1.  Maria de los Angeles Fernandez y TAQUECHEL, was born on February 27, 1890 in Santiago de Cuba.

                   She was baptized at the St. Thomas church. Her godparents were her grandparents Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL and

                   Leonor Marcane de Fernandez.

 

              2.  Maria Eugenia Fernandez y TAQUECHEL, was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 30, 1892.

                   She was baptized at the St. Thomas church. Her godfather was her uncle Luis Fernandez Marcane.

 

              3.  Angel Maria Fernandez y TAQUECHEL, was born on April 18, 1893.

                   He was baptized at the St. Thomas church. His godparents were his uncles Francisco Fernandez Marcane and

                   Maria Fernandez Marcane. He married Antonia Maria Martinez in La Habana on April 21, 1930.

 

              4.  Luis Carlos Fernandez y TAQUECHEL, was born on May 23, 1894 in Santiago de Cuba.

                   He was baptized at the St. Thomas church. His godparents were Carlos TAQUECHEL Sallier and Caridad Villasana G.

 

 

                            

 

2. Jose Alberto TAQUECHEL y Sallier was born circa 1860.

He was a “maquinista” which can mean a locomotive or a large machinery operator. He was called Alberto in his daily life. Alberto married twice. Alberto lived in Santiago de Cuba then moved to Guantanamo so that his mother in law Mama Juanica, could help him raise his children. He later married Felina Perez in Guantanamo. Alberto lived in Guantanamo in 1926 when he traveled to the United States. He died of a heart attack in 1932.

 

At age ??, he was married to Guadalupe Martí Alayo of  ?? years of age, at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci, in Guantanamo, Cuba, on May 4, 1887 by Priest Jose Riu, as it can be verified within Libro 3 de Matrimonios, Folio 113, n 297. Witnesses to the wedding were Pablo Vives and Juana Alayo. Don Alberto and Guadalupe had a very good and prosperous life together, however, short. After the death of Guadalupe Marti y Alayo (1900), Don Alberto TAQUECHEL y Sallier moved to Guantanamo so that his mother in law, Juana (“Mama Juanica”) could help in the upbringing of his daughters.

 

Guadalupe Marti Alayo was born in El Caney, on ???. Her parents were the catalan Enrique Martí Fabrega, who died in 1878, and his wife Juana Alayo Aranda, a mythical figure for the family known as “Mama Juanica”. She had at least one sister named Margarita. Guadalupe died in 1900 due to an infection contracted during the birth of her son Alberto.

 

Don Alberto and Guadalupe had five children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                   1.       Eladia Emelina TAQUECHEL y Martí was born in Guantanamo on February 18, 1888.

 

She married Luis Felipe Duany y Gola. The marriage took place at the Blessed Trinity church in Santiago de Cuba on March 27, 1916, with the civil ceremony having taken place in Guantanamo in 1910. Witnesses to the wedding were Alberto TAQUECHEL who had widowed by that time, and Alfredo Brook. In 1918 the family lived at Avenida de la Republica where it met 11th Street in Vista Alegre neighborhood in Santiago de Cuba. In 1913 the residence is described as being at 8th Street between 11th and 13th in Vista Alegre, probably describing the same address.

 

Luis Felipe Duany y Gola was born in Santiago de Cuba circa 1883. He was the son of Ambrosio Constanso Duany y Montes (17/Feb/1846) and Maria Caridad Gola y Portuondo (27/Nov/1851). The name Duany derives from the old Irish name O’Duanmhaigh which also produced the name Devany in the area of Sligo. The first known Duany from Sligo was Eugene Duany (1), who married Elizabeth Lynch before 1660 in Ireland. They had John Duany (2) who married Mary Fallon, the daughter of Andrew Fallon and Eleanor Biggs before 1662 in Ireland. It is apparent that this family had members who had businesses in Jamaica and Philadelphia in the early 1700's, with some members leaving behind substantial estates after their death.

 

John and Mary had Ambrosio Duany Fallon (3), who was born on December 7, 1678 in Sligo Ireland and died in Santiago de Cuba on January 29, 1738. He was a Military Engineer and was contracted to help build the Morro Castle at the entrance to Santiago Bay. He remained in Santiago where he married Maria Teresa Albear Rebolledo in 1715. He bought various properties including a sugar mill and was able to successfully petition to be allowed to stay in Cuba after proving that his family was Catholic, and free of Jewish blood for at least two generations. Ambrosio and Maria Teresa had eight children to start the Duany family tree in Cuba. Two of the branches lead to individuals who married TAQUECHEL family members. Luis Felipe Duany y Gola died in Miami on September 9, 1979.

 

Emelina and Luis Felipe had seven children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                 i.    Nelly (Neli) Duany y TAQUECHEL, was born on November 10, 1911. She was baptized at the Cathedral in    Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Maximo Puente and Caridad Duany. She married Julio Fresneda Palenta. She died in 2000.

 

                          ii.      Berta del Carmen Duany y TAQUECHEL was born at 11:00 am on January 21, 1913 at her family’s residencein Calle 8, between 11 and 13 in Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified at the Registro Civil Norte, Santiago de Cuba, Tomo 60 de Nacimientos, Folio 419, Acta n 218. Witnesses to the registry of her birth with civil authorities were Andres Duany Suarez, landowner who lived in Vista Alegre, and Federico Jaén Salas. She was baptized at the cathedral in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Alberto TAQUECHEL and Galatea Sallier.

 

She married Nicolas Valls (Vales?) Tamayo in New York on June 15, 1935. She died in 2002.

                            

      iii.     Olga Maria Duany y TAQUECHEL was born at 04:00 am on November 24, 1917 at her family’s residence in Avenida de la Republica, esquina a calle 11, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified at the Registro Civil Norte, Santiago de Cuba, Tomo 80 de nacimientos, Folio 379, Acta 239. She was baptized at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on October 6, 1919. Her godparents were Guillermo Adams and Leonor TAQUECHEL de Adams. The Duany family moved to New York in 1924. She graduated from the Katherine Gibbs preparatory school in New York City in 1937. She worked at the Bendix Corporation office at the Rockefeller Center in NYC from 1937- 41. The Duany family apparently returned to Cuba in1941. She was a teacher at the Rosarian Academy in Havana (1941-45). Olga died in 2004.

 

She married Carlos Antonio Rionda y Vergara, in La Habana, on July 2, 1945. Carlos Rionda was a noted attorney and sugar cane farmer. This family moved to Guayos in 1946. The family moved to Sacti Spiritus in 1952 where they lived at Tellio Sanches #252 and the Carretera Central. The family migrated to Miami in 1961.The family owned the El Gozo bakery in Miami. Carlos died in 1962. El Gozo Bakery is sold in 1965.

 

Carlos Rionda y Vergara was born in 1920; the son of Silvestre Rionda y Fernandez and Maria Vergara y Valverde, he was a noted attorney and sugar cane farmer. Carlos died in 1962.

 

Olga and Carlos had had one son of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                         a.       Carlos S. Rionda y Duany. He was born in 1947. Became an Engineer. Email riondape@aol.com

                                                   He married Maria Gonzalez Iniesta who was born in 1949.

   Carlos and Maria had four children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                  1.       Carlos S. Rionda y Gonzalez was born in 1969.

                                                            He married Xiomara Diaz in 2003.

                                                            Carlos and Xiomara had one child of Seventh Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

    Carmen Carolina Rionda y Diaz. She was born in 2004.

 

 

Olga marries Arturo Weiss Lopez-Callejas in 1976. She suffers a stroke on April 13, 2004 and died on September 29, 2004.

 

 

                                                         

                                                  2.       Ileana O. Rionda y Gonzalez. She was born in 1970.

                                               

                                                  3.       Luis A. Rionda y Gonzalez. He was born in 1972.

 

                                                  4.       Anthony A. Rionda y Gonzalez. He was born in 1987.

                            

                           

iv.    Luis Felipe Duany y TAQUECHEL was born on December 26, 1919 in Santiago de Cuba.

                                         He married Alicia Gualls y Alfonso.

                            

                                 v.     Mary Margarita Duany y TAQUECHEL was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 16, 1921.

                                         She married Ulyses Virgilio Valdes Lianso (Llanso?) In La Habana on December 6, 1945.

                                                        

         vi.    Raul Ambrosio Duany y TAQUECHEL was born in Santiago de Cuba on March or April 23, 1923.

                 He was baptized at the cathedral in Santiago de Cuba. His godparents were Juan Bautista Gallart and

                 Maria Luisa TAQUECHEL de Gallart. He died as an infant in 1925.

 

                                vii.     Yvette del Carmen Duany y TAQUECHEL was born on July 15, 1924 in Santiago de Cuba.

                                                                  She was baptized at the cathedral in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Enrique Herrera and Luz Godoy.

                                         

She married Raul de Jesus Armand y de la Torre in La Habana, on June 14, 1947.

 

                   2.        Albertina Luisa  (“Bitin”) TAQUECHEL y Martí was born on June 21, 1889. She may have been born in El Cobre, in a coffee plantation named “La Fraternidad” that belonged to her father, as well as, another of her sisters. She was baptized at the church of Dolores in Santiago de Cuba. She died in Guantanamo on November 15, 1961.

 

Albertina married Rafael Arturo Castellanos y Castillo, the son of Manuel Castellanos and Antonia Castillo, Cuban rebel sympathizers during the 19th century. They established their residence in Guantanamo.

 

Albertina and Rafael had three children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                            

 i.   Jorge Arturo Andrés Castellanos y TAQUECHEL was born in Guantanamo on November 30, 1915. He married Valentina Mercedes Cordova Fernandez and had one daughter, Isabel Mercedes Castellanos Cordova, born on November 9, 1939 in Havana. On November 10, 1940, his wife Valentina died and Isabel went to live with her paternal grandparents, Rafael Arturo and Albertina, in Guantanamo. He later married Enriqueta Carmela Llanos Fernandez and had 3 more daughters: Helena, Gabriela, and Carmen Victoria (Toa). Jorge was a professor at the Instituto de Segunda Enseñanza in Santiago de Cuba and at La Universidad de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba. He and his family left Cuba in 1961 and in 1962 they moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he became professor of History and department Chair at Marygrove College. A historian, he has written numerous books about Cuban and Colombian history, among them Tierra y Nación, Pioneros de la Cultura Afrocubana, Invención Poética de la Nación Cubana, 24 de Febrero de 1895, and the 4-volume work entitled Cultura Afrocubana, with his daughter Isabel as co-author. His latest book, Encuentro en 1898, is currently in press. Jorge’s e mail is: castellanosjorge@bellsouth.net

 

 

                           Jorge and Valentina had one child of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                         

 a. Isabel Castellanos Córdova, born in Havana on Nov. 9, 1939. After her mother’s death, Isabel was raised by her paternal grandparents, Rafael Arturo Castellanos and Albertina TAQUECHEL, in Guantánamo. She attended the Sarah Asshhurst School in Guantánamo for 14 years, then studied Filosofía y Letras at Universidad de Santo Tomás de Villanueva in Havana. She left Cuba on January 26, 1961. She obtained a Master of Arts in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has taught at Georgetown, Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, and at Florida International University, where she became full professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages. She is the author and/or editor of several books on Afro-Cuban and Afro-Colombian topics. Among them Elegua quiere tambo, Fiestas de negros en el Norte del Cauca, and the four-volume work entitled Cultura Afrocubana, co-authored with her father Jorge Castellanos y TAQUECHEL. She retired from FIU in 2002 and now volunteers in her parish (St. Patrick Catholic Church in Miami Beach) assisting the needy and the homeless, and teaching Centering Prayer, a form of Christian meditation. Her hobby is photography and she enjoys opera. Isabel lives in Miami Beach and her email is castellanosisabel@yahoo.com

 

                           Jorge, remarried Enriqueta Carmela Llanos Fernandez and had 3 more daughters: Helena, Gabriela, and Carmen Victoria (Toa) of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

 <   a. Helena Castellanos y Llanos was born in Santiago de Cuba on Sept 1, 1943. She received a B.A. in social work from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. She married Agustin Venero and the two of them own and manage a firm that builds high precision scientific instruments, called VTI Corporation. Agustin has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

        Helena and Agustin had three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

·       Helena Maria Venero y Castellanos, born on June 26, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan. Married and later divorced Scott Austine and has one daughter of Seventh Generation TAQUECHEL:

·       Lucinda Austine Venero, born on February 16, 2001.

Helena is currently married to Aaron Hester and is expecting a second daughter.

 

·       Agustin Ignacio Venero y Castellanos (Gugi), born on July 27, 1966 with Down Syndrome. Gugi has been a great blessing to the family and he spends most of his days painting and drawing.

 

·       Isabel Venero y Castellanos, born on April 28, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan. Isabel lives in New York and she is a free-lance editor of art books. Among her edited works are books on Fernando Botero and Santiago Calatrava.

 

                            b.  Gabriela Castellanos Llanos was born in Santiago de Cuba on November 27, 1944. Gabriela has a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Notre Dame University and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Literature from the University of Florida. She has taught at the University of Florida and at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, where she founded the Instituto de Estudios de Genero. Gaby is the author of numerous books on literary topics and on feminism. She is married to Luis Eduardo Valencia Hurtado, born in Cali, Colombia.

                                 Gabriela and Luis Eduardo have three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

·       Victoria Helena Valencia Castellanos, born in Cali, Colombia on July 25, 1972. Tori is a medical doctor and lives and works in New Orleans. She is married to Jaime Palomino, who is also a physician.

·       Santiago Valencia Castellanos, born in Cali, Colombia, on August 26, 1974. Santiago is an architect who lives in Miami Beach and works in Miami. He is married to Maria Cecilia Rincon, also from Cali, Colombia.

 

·       Virginia Estela Valencia Castellanos was born in Cali, Colombia on January 8, 1976. She lives in New York and is an interpreter and an actress.

 

c.   Carmen Victoria Castellanos Llanos was born in Santiago de Cuba on January 26, 1946. Toa has a      Master of Arts in Art Education from Notre Dame University and is currently Curriculum Coordinator at the REVEST Program at Miami-Dade College. She lives in Miami Beach. Toa married and later divorced Gustavo Adolfo Renjifo, of Cali, Colombia.

       Toa and Gustavo Adolfo had three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

·       Mariana Renjifo Castellanos, born in Cali on June 25, 1975. She is an architect who is currently pursuing an M.A. degree in Architecture at Pratt Institute in New York. She is married to Rolando Lineros, from Bogotá, Colombia. Rolando is also an architect and is finishing his M.A. degree in architecture at Columbia University in New York City.

 

·       Catalina Renjifo Castellanos, born in Cali, Colombia, on January 28, 1977. Cati has a degree in arts from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and is an artist. She currently lives in Paris, France, with her husband Christopher Summerfield and her son Oliver Summerfield Renjifo, born in New York City on November 7, 2005.

 

·       Daniel Arturo Renjifo Castellanos, born in Cali, Colombia, on October 31, 1978. Daniel and his wife Carolina Abadia, from Cali, Colombia, both have degrees in Communication and both work at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. They are expecting their first child, a boy to be called Simon Arturo, in August 2006.

 

 

ii.    Gloria Guadalupe Castellanos TAQUECHEL. Born in Guantanamo, on April 29, 1917. Died in Miami on Feb. 11, 2000. Buried at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Miami. Gloria was a Certified Public Accountant. She used to teach at La Escuela de Comercio in Guantanamo and also worked at the U.S. Naval Base. In 1961 she took refuge at the Naval Base and was air lifted in a military plane to the U.S. during the U.S. Missile Crisis in October 1962. She lived in Falls Church, Virginia and worked for 22 years at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, Virginia. She retired in 1985 and moved to Miami where she shared a home with her niece Isabel. She never married and had no children.

 

       iii.   Graciela Castellanos TAQUECHEL was born in Guantanamo on December 31, 1920. She studied Physics and Chemistry at the University of Havana and married Francisco Gurri Garrido, who died in 2005. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia.  

               Graciela and Francisco had three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

              

a.  Martin Francisco Gurri Castellanos, married to Amy Tilson and parents to Adam, David and Catherine Gurri Tilson. They live in Vienna, Virginia.  Adam is majoring in history at George Mason University and IS VERY INTERESTED IN GENEALOGY.

 

b. Maria Graciela Gurri y Castellanos married to James (Jim) Reeves. They live in Annandale, Virginia.

              

c. Gloria Gurri y Castellanos who is a teacher in the Arlington, Virginia, Public School System, married to Daren Dell.

Children: Julian Dell Gurri and Marina Dell Gurri.

 

3.       Leonor  Elena TAQUECHEL Marti was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on August 18, 1892. The legitimate daughter of Jose Alberto TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Guadalupe Marti y Alayo, she was baptized by Priest Jose Riu, on January 6, 1894 at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 14 de Bautismos, Folio 62, n  231. Her godparents were Angel Cervera Marti and Altagracia Alayo.

 

                             At age 17, married Guillermo Adams y Mata, in the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci on July 20, 1919. She died on September 7, 1965 in Dallas County, Texas, U.S.A..

 

Guillermo Adams y Mata was a lawyer and “Registrador de la Propiedad”.

                             Leonor and Guillermo had three daughters of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

i.    Esther Adams TAQUECHEL, born on Nov. 2, 1920, who married Oscar Salas Marrero, had two sons:

A.    Oscar Alberto Salas Adams, who died in his twenties with no children.

B.    Guillermo Salas Adams, who married and later divorced Sue Curtis and has two sons: Jessiah Salas Curtis and Matthiah (Matt) Salas Curtis.

 

ii.     Olga Adams TAQUECHEL, born on August 13, 1924, married and later divorced John Hensmann. Olga died in 2002. They had 3 children: John Hensmann Adams, who has a daughter, Kimberly; Teresa, who has two children: Patricia and Andres (I don’t know their last names); and Julie who has three children: Adriana, Vanessa, and Jonathan Bermudez Hensmann.

 

iii.   Diana Adams TAQUECHEL, born on January 15, 1930, first married Robert Stafford and had two children: Robert (father of Jason Stafford), and Gloria. Gloria Stafford Adams married Michael Selcis and has four children: Michael (who has 3 children), Tatiana, Natasha, and Shawn. Diana later married Armando Barrios and had two children: Armando, who married Rebeca Martinez, parents of David Barrios Martinez; and Marta, married to Willie Rodriguez, parents of Sabrina Rodriguez Barrios.

 

 

                                

                    4.    Maria Luisa (“Güicha”) TAQUECHEL y Martí was born on August 13, 1893 at the family residence at 48 San    Geronimo (Alta) Street in Santiago de Cuba. Her birth was registered in 1902. Maria Luisa was baptized by Priest Jose Riu on January 6, 1894 as it can be verified at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo, within Libro 14 de Bautismos, folio 61, n 230. Her godparents were her uncle Adriano TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Catalina Marti. Maria Luisa died in Florida, on March 1982.

                             

At age 24, she married Juan Bautista Gallart y Carcasses of ?? years of age, on November 20, 1918.

Maria Luisa and Juan Bautista had one child of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                              i.        Marta Gallart y TAQUECHEL was born in ???, on ??? (died on September 2001)

                                        Marta married John Anderson y Mayo born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in ???. on ???

                                        Marta and John had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                          a.  John Anderson y Gallart was born in ??, on ?? married to Pamela ???

 

                                          b.  Maria Elena Anderson y Gallart was born in, ??, on ?? (Maria Elena es comisionada de Coral Gables y ha sido vice-alcaldesa de Coral Gables, Florida). Married to Theodore (Ted) Evangelakis. Maria Elena’s e mail: maria@trapezoid.com

                                               Maria Elena and Ted have one son of  Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

·       Peter Evangelakis Anderson a student attending Darmouth College.

 

 

 

 

                    5.       Alberto Juan TAQUECHEL y Martí. He was born on April 25, 1900.

                              He was baptized at the Dolores church in Santiago de Cuba and died shortly after.

        

Don Alberto TAQUECHEL Sallier later married Maria Felina Perez with whom he had six children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Severo Alberto TAQUECHEL y Perez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on November 15, 1901. He was baptized by Priest Manuel Espino, on August 28, 1902 at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 36 de Bautismos, Folio 25, n 74. His godparents were Don Eduardo Gonzalez and Caridad Gros de Balart. He became a Medical Doctor. Apparently he remained single with no children.

 

                          2.      Maria Eloisa TAQUECHEL y Perez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on March 29, 1904. She was baptized by Priest Manuel Espino, on June 6, 1906 at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 36 de Bautismos, Folio 25, n 75. Her godparents were Don Fernando Campos and Caridad Perez who attended in representation of Luisa Selva.

 

At age 30 Maria Eloisa married Jose Manuel Castellanos y Rodiles of ?? on December 22, 1934.

 

Jose Manuel Castellanos y Rodiles was born in ??, on ??; he was a cousin of Rafael Arturo Castellanos y Castillo, the father and progenitor of the first registered Castellanos y TAQUECHEL Family.

 

Maria Eloisa and Jose Manuel (Pepe) had at least one child of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                                                                      i.     Jorge Castellanos y TAQUECHEL was born in ??, on June 10, 1936. Died in San Diego California on July 12, 1993.

 

 

                             3.       Paula Antonia (“Nica”) TAQUECHEL y Perez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on Februarry 20, 1905. She was baptized by Priest Joaquin Vicente Uguet, on November 16, 1918 at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 36 de Bautismos, Folio 25, n 76. Her godparents were Don Ramon Porte and Dona Luisa Selva.

 

 

                           4.      Maria Lucia TAQUECHEL y Perez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on January 8, 1909. She was baptized by Priest Joaquin Vicente Uguet, on November 16, 1918, at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 35 de Bautismos, Folio 519, n 1034. Her godparents were Don Manuel Comas and Dona Galatea Sallier representing Carmen Fernandez.

 

At age 31, she married in la Parroquia del Vedado, La Habana, Jose Manuel Beltran y Martinez on December 30, 1943. (Children ???)

 

 

                            5.          Angelica “Lili” TAQUECHEL y Perez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on December 6, 1912. She was baptized by Priest Joaquin Vicente Uguet, on November 16, 1918 at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 35 de Bautismos, Folio 519, n 1035. Her godparents were Don Eduardo Gonzalez and Caridad Gros de Balart.

 

                        

                          6.         Onelia (“Nelly”) TAQUECHEL y Perez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, on October 27, 1914. She was baptized by Priest Joaquin Vicente Uguet, on November 16, 1918 at the Parroquia Santa Catalina de Ricci in Guantanamo as it can be verified within Libro 35 de Bautismos, Folio 520, n 1036. Her godparents were her brother Severo Alberto TAQUECHEL Perez and her sister Maria Eloisa TAQUECHEL Perez. She died in Florida on May 1979; she was 64 years old.

 

At age 23, she married in Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de El Vedado, La Habana, Guillermo Bueso Aquiles on September 13, 1938.

 

Guillermo Bueso Aquiles was born in ??, on April 10, 1912. Died in Florida on September 23, 1995.

                                         

                            They had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                                                                                            i.     Willy Bueso y TAQUECHEL was born in ??, on September 21, 1940. Died in Illinois on April 14, 1993.

                                                                                          ii.     Alberto Bueso y TAQUECHEL

 

 

    3. Carlos Alejo TAQUECHEL y Sallier was born on July 7, 1861. The legitimate son of Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot, he was baptized by Priest Jose Carbo, on January 28, 1862 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre as it can be verified within Libro 11 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 129, n 607. His godparents were Don Pablo Alejos TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Dona Aspasia Bister. He grew up within Santa Filomena del Mamey, a small parish covering Hongolosongo and belonging to the Palma Soriano district, in Oriente Cuba, until the late 60’, when the family moved to Santiago de Cuba to avoid the effects of the Civil War raging the countryside.

   

     At age 29, Carlos Alejo was married to Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez of 21 years of age, by Priest Manuel Navarro y Villar on December 22, 1890 in the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 274, n 310. The witnesses to the wedding were Don Francisco Fernandez and Don Angel Navarro. Carlos Alejo was described as a “Maquinista” (possibly a locomotive, steam ship or heavy machinery operator and/or mechanic) in 1890, living in Guantanamo at the time of the wedding. In 1892, he was described as Hacendado (landowner) in other related documents. This couple lived at San Tadeo Street No. 5 in Santiago de Cuba in 1907. In 1915, the TAQUECHEL y Villasana Family, apparently lived in Matanzas as declared in Ship manifests of that time, while Don Carlos was frequently traveling to the United States.

 

 

     Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez was born in Guantanamo circa 1869. The legitimate daughter of Jose Ramon Villasana y Mora and Manuela Rodriguez y Bernal, both born in Cuba.

     Carlos Alejo and Caridad had seven children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                  1.   Manuela TAQUECHEL y Villasana was born on March 29, 1890. The legitimate daughter of Carlos Alejo TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez she was baptized by Priest Manuel Navarro y Villar, on December 22, 1890 at the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 15 de Bautismos, Folio 623, n 98. Her godparents were the paternal grandparents Don Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot, represented at the ceremony by Don Angel Navarro y Villar and Dona Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier.

                         

      2.   Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Villasana was born on April 15, 1891 in or near Guantanamo, Cuba. The legitimate son of Carlos Alejo TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez he was baptized by Priest Manuel Navarro y Villar, on June 28, 1892 at the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 16 de Bautismos, Folio 236 vuelto, n 658. His godparents were his uncle Don Alberto TAQUECHEL y Sallier, represented at the ceremony by Don Angel Navarro y Villar and his wife Dona Maria Fernandez de Navarro. Eugenio visited frecuently the house of his cousins The TAQUECHEL y Garcia-Escalona in Santiago; he was reportedly a very close friend of Jose Angel (born 1892) their eldest son and also maintained excellent relationships with his female sisters. He became an Ambassador for the Government of Cuba servicing in Guatemala from 1925 to 1928, in Mexico from 1928 to 1930, in Germany from 1930 to 1934 and in Brazil from 1934 until 1948. In 1928 Eugenio’s book, La Alhambra Romantica (Leyenda Morisca), was published in Madrid, Spain, by Espasa-Calpe Editores. Eugenio died in La Habana July 2, 1958; he was 67 years old.

           

At age 34, Eugenio married Margot Heydrich y Ortiz in El Vedado, Habana province on July 19, 1925.

 

Margot Heydrich y Ortiz was born on December 31, 1900 the legitimate daughter of Fernando Heydrich and Maria de los Angeles Ortiz y Cano. Margot died in Rio de Janeiro on September 27, 1978

                        Eugenio and Margot had six children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

i.      Carlos Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Heydrich, was born in Guatemala on July 17, 1926. He became a Medical Doctor in Brasil, specializing in Cardiovascular Surgery in the U.S.A..

       

        At age 24, he married Leticia Sa Rego in Brazil on July 7, 1951 of 23 years of age.  Leticia Sa Rego was born om July 18, 1927. They lived in Petropolis and presently (2006) live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he has retired from practice. Carlos e mail is: carlosTAQUECHEL@yahoo.com.br

         

          Carlos and  Leticia had 3 children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.    Lillian TAQUECHEL y Sa Rego. She was born in Petropolis, Brazil, on November 17, 1953.

                              She married Claudio Lana Moreira (born Nov 17, 1951) and later divorced him.

                              Lilian’s e mail is: lTAQUECHEL@hotmail.com

                              They had three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                1.       Guilherme Lana Moreira y TAQUECHEL was born in Rio de Janeiro on January 18, 1979.

 

                                                2.       Luiza Lana Moreira  y TAQUECHEL was born in Rio de Janeiro on November 13, 1980.

 

                                                3.       Antonio Lana Moreira y TAQUECHEL was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 14, 1985.

 

b.     Marcos Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Sa Rego was in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA on July 9, 1958. He married Marie Elaine Ceccanse on July 7, 1985. Marcos’s e mail is: marcos9999@yahoo.com 

 

         Marie Elaine Ceccanse was born in Fort Wayne, Inciana, USA on Jan 23, 1957.

         They have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                1.       Adriel TAQUECHEL y Ceccanse. He was born in New York City, NY, USA, on August 30, 1989

 

                                                2.       Julian TAQUECHEL y Ceccanse. He was born in Piedmont, California, USA, on December 25, 1992.

 

c.      Ana TAQUECHEL y Sa Rego was born in Petropolis, Brazil, on September 6, 1965.

                                She married Antonio Augusto Casari y Kos (Dec 3, 1962) on June 3, 1993. They live in Brazil.  Ana’s e mail is: kos@compuland.com.br

         They have one child of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                                             

   1.       Gabriel  Kos y TAQUECHEL. He was born in Petropolis, Brazil on December 25, 2000.

 

 

ii.     Rebeca Allayh TAQUECHEL y Heydrich. She was born in Mexico on July 4, 1928 and died in California  in 1991. On May 28, 1951 she married the Matanzas-born Manuel de Estrada y Heydrich, the son of Manuel de Estrada and Candelaria “Candita” Heydrich.

         They had three children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

  a.       Manuel Eugenio de Estrada y TAQUECHEL was born in La Habana on July 9, 1952.

            He married Kim ??? on ???.

They have three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Michael

2.     Justin

3.     Kaylee

 

                                                                   Manuel Eugenio and Kim presently live in Brandon, Florida, U.S.A. (2006)

  

 b.        Elena Marta Estrada y TAQUECHEL. She was born in Santiago de Cuba on December 28, 1953. She    was baptized at the Vista Alegre church. Her godparents were Arturo TAQUECHEL and Maria Elena Estrada. She first married David Lawrence Campbell in California on April 1972.  They had one child of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                1.       David Campbell y Estrada.

 

 Elena Marta Estrada later married Armando Chavez.

 They had one child of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                1.       Armando Chavez y Estrada.

                                     

                                                             Elena Marta and Armando presently live in Los Angeles, California (2006).

                                                         

  c.       Ana Maria Estrada TAQUECHEL. She was born in La Habana on December 3, 1954.

            She married Jim Parkinsons on March 1978. They have two children.

 

                                                1.       Kaleb Parkinsons y TAQUECHEL.

 

                                                2.       Seth Parkinsons y TAQUECHEL.

         

iii.    Lucía Zadira TAQUECHEL y Heydrich. She was born in Mexico on October 31, 1929.

        She married Alberto Garcia Heydrich to later divorce him without having had children.

        She presently lives in Rio de Janeiro (2006).

 

iv.    Hortensia Maria Rita TAQUECHEL y Heydrich was born in La Habana on May 22, 1934.

        She remained single and lives (2006) in Atlanta.

 

v.     Dario Nicolas TAQUECHEL y Heydrich was born in Rio de Janeiro on September 10, 1937.

        He married Beth Louise Johnson on April 1, 1965. He died at 66 years of age on May 16, 2004.

        Dario and Beth had three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.     Christine Lizette TAQUECHEL y Johnson was born in Tucson, Arizona on October 22, 1966.

        Christine married Italo Victor Mattei on June 27, 1998. Christine’s e mail is: mattei@comcast.net

        Christine and Italo have three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Christian Whitfield Mattei y TAQUECHEL, was born on February 4, 2000.

2.   Lindsey Nicole Mattei y TAQUECHEL, was born on December 10, 2001.

3.   Andrew Victor Mattei y TAQUECHEL, was born on April 7, 2005.

 

b.     Deborah Marie TAQUECHEL y Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 22, 1968.

        She married Mike McConathy on August 9, 1997. They live in Oakland, CA.

      

        They have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Evan Reed McConathy y TAQUECHEL was born on January 1, 2004. 

2.     Ryan Nicholas McConathy y TAQUECHEL was born on September 23, 2005.

 

c.     Scott Eugene TAQUECHEL y Johnson was born on September 28, 1971. He remains single.

 

 

 vi.  Arturo Pedro TAQUECHEL y Heydrich. He was born on January 16, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro and died in     Atlanta in Atlanta on February 9, 1991. He married Susan Fraser on August 14, 1978.

       

        They had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                        a.      Eric TAQUECHEL y Fraser was born in Atlanta on August 5, 1980. Email eric.TAQUECHEL@gmail.com

 

                                        b.      Emily TAQUECHEL y Fraser was born in Atlanta on July 18, 1982.

                                                 Emily’s e mail is: mangoes54@hotmail.com

 

 

     3.   Arturo TAQUECHEL y Villasana was born in Santiago de Cuba at 03:00 am on October 23, 1893. The legitimate son of Carlos Alejo TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez was registered by Municipal Judge Don Prisco Odio y Casanas at the Registro Civil Norte in Santiago de Cuba within Tomo 31 de Nacimientos, Folio 272, n 186. Witnesses were Joaquin Ferrer y Bory and Francisco de Mora y Portuondo. He became an eye doctor (Oculista). He lived in Consulado 47 in La Habana in 1922 when he visited the United States.

     

      He married Esperanza Vidal.

                  They had three children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                             i.        Lillian TAQUECHEL y Vidal. She was born on February 27, 1928.

                                       She married Manuel Alejo Munguia.

                                       They had one child of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                     a.       Manuel Alberto Mungia y TAQUECHEL.

 

                          ii.       Elsa TAQUECHEL y Vidal was born on April 13, 1929.

                                    She married Juan Pestana y Valdes.

                            

                                      iii.      Arturo TAQUECHEL y Vidal was born on March 1, 1932. Died in Florida on May 15, 1992.

 

  

     4.   Carlos Manuel TAQUECHEL y Villasana was born in Santiago de Cuba on February 15, 1896. The legitimate son of Carlos Alejo TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez he was baptized by Priest Desiderio Mesnier y Cisneros, on December 26, 1897 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 11 de Bautismos, Folio 182 vuelto, n 585. His godparents were Don Fidel Maymir and Dona Rosa Ibarra de Maymir. He was an eye doctor (Oculista) practicing in La Habana where he lived on 12th Street between 21st and 23rd in the El Vedado neighborhood in 1959.

 

He married Adelaida Maymir, who was probably the daughter of his godfather

They had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                             i.      Arturo Guy TAQUECHEL y Maymir.

                                     He married Ofelia Tur y Morales.

                                     They had one child of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                     a.       Carlos Manuel TAQUECHEL y Tur.

 

                         ii.      Nora TAQUECHEL y Maymir.

                                  She married Rolando Ramirez.

                                  They had one daughter of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                  a.       Ileana Ramirez y TAQUECHEL.

 

                 5.       Hilda TAQUECHEL y Villasana.

                           She married Roberto Caruya. They did not have children.

 

                 6.       Eduardo TAQUECHEL y Villasana. 

                           He married Ana Perez. They did not have children.

 

                7.       Rebeca TAQUECHEL y Villasana was born in Santiago de Cuba on April 8, 1905. The legitimate daughter of Carlos Alejo TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Caridad Villasana y Rodriguez was registered by Municipal Judge Don Prisco Odio y Casanas at the Registro Civil Norte in Santiago de Cuba within Tomo 22 de Nacimientos, Acta 398.

                           She married Candido Bolivar Moreyra.

                           They had three children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

i.         Rebeca Bolivar y TAQUECHEL.

           She married Fernando Lara e Hidalgo-Gato. 

           They had four children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                     a.      Miguel de Lara Bolivar.

                                              He married Tammy Owens.

 

                                     b.      Beatriz Lara Bolivar.

                                              She married Carlos Barrocas García.

 

   c.      Ana Maria Lara y Bolivar.

          She married Maximo Alvarez-Mena y Bonet, the son of Maximo Alvarez-Mena y Rodriguez and     Ana Bonet.

          They had at least one child of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                                1.       Rebeca Alvarez-Mena y Lara.

 

                                      d.     Jose Ignacio Lara y Bolivar.

 

 

ii.      Carlos Bolivar y TAQUECHEL. He married Carlota Carreras Fernandez de Velasco, the daughter of       Guillermo Carreras e Ibarra and of Zoila Fernandez de Velasco.

            They had three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                      a.       Carolina Bolivar Carreras.

 

                                      b.       Carlos Enrique Bolivar Carreras.

 

                                      c.       Cristina Bolivar Carreras.

 

 

iii.       Patricia Bolivar y TAQUECHEL.

           She married Rodolfo Herrera Nogueira, the son of Rodolfo Herrera y Rodriguez and Mary Nogueira y                     Sanguily. They live in Puerto Rico.

           They had five children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                                      a.       Rodolfo Herrera y Bolivar.

 

                                      b.       Patricia Herrera y Bolivar.

 

                                      c.       Rafael Herrera y Bolivar.

 

                                      d.       Roberto Herrera y Bolivar.

 

                                      e.       Maria Cristina Herrera y Bolivar.

 

     

 

4. Lino Arturo TAQUECHEL y Sallier was born on September 22, 1863. The legitimate son of Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot, he was baptized by Priest Juan Pujades, on January 12, 1864 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre as it can be verified within Libro 12 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 15, n 1. His godparents were Don Julio TAQUECHEL and Dona Elisa Mendes. Julio TAQUECHEL is a personage unknown, possibly a mistake by the priest. We have no further information on Lino Arturo and have not found a Marriage nor Children descending from him to this date (2006).

 

 

 

5. Adriano de la Caridad TAQUECHEL y Sallier was born on September 8, 1869. The legitimate son of Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot, he was baptized by Priest Pedro Guerra, on 1870 at the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol de Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 10 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 105, n 1. His godparents were Ernesto Dario TAQUECHEL y Miyares and Ursula Miyares y Portuondo de TAQUECHEL. At the time of his birth his family lived in the Parroquia Santo Tomas in Santiago de Cuba. It is known that Adriano de la Caridad grew up to be a  landowner who died before December 26, 1897.

 

At age 27, he was married to Maria Medina y Hugat, of 29 years of age on October 4, 1896 in the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol de Santiago de Cuba, as it can be verified within Lobro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 49, n 51. Witnesses to the wedding were Ernesto Dario TAQUECHEL y Miyares who was married and 30 years old at the time, and Joaquin Rizo (Ernesto’s brother in law) who was 32 years old at the time of the wedding; the Wedding Certificate was signed by Don Juan Luis Soleliac.

 

Maria Narcisa Medina y Hugat was born circa 1867 in Palma Soriano. She was the legitimate daughter of Juan de los Santos Medina and Luisa Hugat at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba on October 4, 1896.

 

Adriano and Maria had one daughter of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                   1.       Adriana Albertina TAQUECHEL y Medina was born in Santiago de Cuba on August 26, 1897. The legitimate daughter of Adriano de la Caridad TAQUECHEL y Sallier and Maria Narcisa Medina y Hugat, she was baptized by Priest Desiderio Mesnier y Cisneros on December 26, 1897, at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores as it can be verified within Libro 11 de Bautismos de Todas las Clases, Folio 183, n 586. Her godparents were her uncle Alberto TAQUECHEL y Sallier and her grandmother Maria Antonia Galatea Sallier y Marrot.

 

         

 

 

 

6. Emilio de Jesus TAQUECHEL  y Sallier was born on July 2, 1871. The legitimate son of Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Galatea Maria Antonia Sallier y Marrot, he was baptized by Priest Jose Dolores Giro on August 30, 1871 at the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 22 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 42, n 127. His godparents were uncle Don Alfonso TAQUECHEL y Marrot and his aunt Dona Leonor Marcane y Marrot. At age 2 while still an infant, Emilio de Jesus died of a declared “Infeccion Organica del Corazon”. He was buried at the Cementerio General de Santiago de Cuba by Priest Jose Dolores Giro on July 23, 1873 who issued the pertinent certificate and copied it to Libro 3 de Defunciones, Folio 99, n 99 of the Catedral de Santiago de Cuba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch V TAQUECHEL

Jean Joseph Numas TACUSSEL Marrot was born on January 21, 1834. The legitimate son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson, all from France. He was baptized Juan Jose Numas TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on March 22, 1834 by Priest Wenceslao Callejas y Asencio as it can be verified within Libro 14 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 66, n 43.  His baptismal record is one of the documents that proves the connection between the TACUSSELs and the TAQUECHELs. His godparents were Don Juan Rebel and Dona Joaquina Cayret. Juan Jose Numas was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to his father, located in La Partida del Cristo in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members. Juan Jose Numas was called Numas by his immediate family and close friends in his daily life in Oriente, Cuba. It is possible that Paul Alexis died before 1888 but no document proving this, or revealing any other aspect of his live abroad, has been found to this date (2006).

 

 

At age 22, he was married to Maria Juliana Aspasia Bister Dugard of ?? years of age, on August 2, 1856 in the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre, in Oriente province, Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 3 de Matrimonios de Blancos, Folio 22, n 99. Their godparents to the wedding were his sister Antonia Cecilia TAQUECHEL y Marrot and her husband Felix de Valois Vister Dugard. Witnesses to the wedding were Manuel Agustin Gregoire, Pedro Cupull and Manuel Lage. Juan Jose Numas TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Maria Juliana Aspasia Vister y Dugard would be the Authors of Branch V TAQUECHEL.

 

Maria Juliana Aspasia Bister y Dugard, was born in Santiago de Cuba; she was the daughter of François Vister who was born in Louisiana, and of Juana Magdalena Dugard, who was born in Saint Domingue. She was the sister of the husband of  Antonia Cecilia TAQUECHEL y Marrot.

 

Juan Jose Numas and Maria Juliana Aspasia  had at least three children of Second Generation TAQUECHEL:

         

A.     Maria Caridad TAQUECHEL  Bister. She was born circa 1859. She died of high fever circa September 12, 1863.

B.     Osvaldo TAQUECHEL Bister. He was born circa 1862. He married Elena Alvarez, natural child of Eustaquia Alvarez on September 3, 1937, well after the birth of their children. They apparently lived in Trinidad (Alta) Street # 15 in Santiago de Cuba in 1905.

                   1.       Isabel Luisa TAQUECHEL Alvarez. She was born on November 22, 1904.

                   2.       Osvaldo TAQUECHEL Alvarez. He was born on April 7, 1904. He married Gloria Maria Font Chacon on February 20, 1937.

C.  Maria Ana de la Caridad TAQUECHEL Bister. She was born on April 17, 1864. She was baptized in El Cobre. Her godparents were Felis Vister and Cecilia TAQUECHEL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch VI TAQUECHEL

Antoinette Cecile TACUSSEL Marrot was born on June 13, 1837. The legitimate daughter of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were her paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson, all from France. She was baptized Antonia Cecilia TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on August 28, 1837 by Priest Joaquin Fernandez as it can be verified within Libro 14 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 132 vuelto, n 109.  Her godparents were Eugene Sallier and Gabrielle Marrot. Antonia Cecilia was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to her father, located in La Partida del Cristo in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members. Antonia Cecilia was called Cecilia by her immediate family and close friends in his daily life in Oriente, Cuba. Cecilia was a widow when she died on May 4, 1898 as it can be verified within the Libro 13 de Definciones, Folio 263, n 1234. She was buried as a very poor person with rites provided by the church. She lived within the parish of St. Thomas at the time.

 

 

At age 17, she was married to Felix de Valois Bister Dugard of ?? years of age by Priest Antonio Pujol on October 19, 1854 in the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre as it can be verified at Libro 13 de Matrimonios de Blancos, Folio 17, n 75. Witnesses to the wedding were Jose Mercadé, DoZa Galathea Sallier, and Eugenio Sallier.

 

Felix de Valois Bister Dugard was born in Santiago de Cuba; he was the son of François Vister who was born in Louisiana, and of Juana Magdalena Dugard, who was born in Saint Domingue, He was the brother of the wife of her brother Juan Jose Numas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRANCH VII TAQUECHEL

Paul Alexis TACUSSEL Marrot was born in Cuba on February 8, 1839. The legitimate son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson, all from France. He was baptized Pablo Alejos TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on April 7, 1839 by Priest Joaquin Fernandez as it can be verified within Libro 15 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 30 vuelto, n 45.  His godparents were Alejos Morentié and Angela Lefebre. Jose Dumas was a witness. Pablo Alejos was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to his father, located in La Partida del Cristo, in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members. Pablo Alejos was called Paul Alexis or Alexis by his immediate family and close friends in his daily life in Oriente, Cuba. It is possible that Paul Alexis died before 1888 or left Cuba, but no document proving this hypothesis, or revealing any other aspect of a possible life abroad, has been found to this date (2006).

 

At age 24, he was married to Ursula Petrona de la Caridad Miyares y Portuondo by Priest Juan Pujades, on April 15, 1863 in the Parroquia de Santiago del Prado Real de Minas del Cobre, in Oriente province, Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 3-B de Matrimonios de Blancos, Folio 30 vuelto, n 3. Their godparents to the wedding were his brother Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and her mother Maria de la Caridad Portuondo y Portuondo. Jose Dumas was a witness to the wedding.  Circa 1868, Pablo Alejos TAQUECHEL y Marrot left Cuba en route for Paris leaving his wife and descendants behind, never to be seen again. Pablo Alejos TAQUECHEL y Marrot and Ursula Miyares y Portuondo, would be the Authors of Branch VII TAQUECHEL.

 

Ursula was the daughter of Carlos Miyares y Ferrer and Maria Caridad Portuondo y Portuondo. The Miyares family have had and apparently maintained for generations, close and strong liaisons with the Spanish Crown due to the Cuban born Fernando Vicente Antonio de Miyares y Perez Bernal (1749/Jan/27) a Spanish Army General and “Caballero de la Real Orden de Carlos Tercero” who was appointed by the Spanish Crown as “Gobernador General Politico y Militar” of several Spanish Colonies in the Americas. Having spent most of the commissioned time in Venezuela and there are many historical documents about him available. About Miyares wife, the Cuban born Ines Mancebo y Quiroga, Simon Bolivar would confirm in 1813, that she, a close friend of the family, acted as his first substitute mother breastfeeding him daily to keep him alive. The Portuondo Family would also be joined several times with this TAQUECHEL Branch in more than one generation and with the Miyares Family as well.

They had at least four children of Second Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.  Jose Vicente Carlos Alejo de la Caridad TAQUECHEL y Miyares was born in El Cobre, Oriente province, Cuba, on March 19, 1864. The legitimate son of Pablo Alejos and Ursula was baptized by Priest Juan Pujades at the Parroquia Santiago del Prado Real de Minas del Cobre on May 3, 1864 as it can be verified at Libro 12 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 19, n 18. His godparents were his maternal grandfather Carlos Miyares y Ferrer and his paternal grandmother Galatea Marrot y Besson Vda. de TACUSSEL. He grew up in Santiago de Cuba with his mother, who raised him along with her other three children in the absence of his father. He became an entrepreneur in various fields. Jose Vicente owned an active copper mine in El Cobre; was the Exclusive Representative for Cuba of the champagne La Veuve Clicquot and imported liquors and perfume from France for wholesale within Cuba and possibly other Islands in the Caribbean at the time; he was a landowner with sugarcane and coffee plantations in Oriente Province; Jose Vicente was also part of a group that established an Electrical Power Company in Santiago de Cuba in 1899. Jose Vicente died in Santiago de Cuba on May 25, 1942 at 11:00 am as it can be verified within the Registro Civil Norte de Santiago de Cuba, Tomo 138, Folio 179, n 179; he was 77 years old.

 

At age 24, he married Maria Concepción García Escalona y Martinez of 19 years of age, at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on November 22, 1888 as it can be verified within Libro 3 de Matrimonios, Folio 27, n 69. Witnesses to the wedding were Calixto Acosta y Narino and Adolfo Danguillecourt y Bangé. In 1906 the family lived at San Félix No 9 in Santiago de Cuba. Jose Vicente and Maria Concepcion had a very good and prosperous life together.

 

Maria Concepción Eulalia de los Dolores Ramona de la Caridad García Escalona y Martinez, was born in Santiago de Cuba on February 12, 1869. She was the daughter of Antonio García Escalona, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Spanish Army and of Maria de la Concepción Martinez. She was baptized by Priest Pedro Guerra at the Parroquia Santo Tomas Apostol, on April 9, 1869 as it can be verified within Libro 10 de Bautismos, Folio 50, n 51. Her godparents were Don Francisco Hernandez y Herrerón, Colonel of the Spanish Army who had being honored and distinguished with his appointment as “ Comendador de Isabel la Catolica,” and her maternal grandmother Isabel Francisca Matos. Her father Don Antonio was born in Igualejo, Malaga province, Spain, the son of Pedro Garcia and Mariana Escalona. Maria’s mother was Maria Concepción Martinez y Matos, the daughter of Juan de la Cruz Martinez, retired Lieutenant of the Army who was from La Habana and of Isabel Francisca Matos who was from Santiago de Cuba. Maria Concepcion died in Santiago de Cuba on February 6, 1951 at 10:30 am as it can be verified within the Registro Civil Norte de Santiago de Cuba, Tomo 169, Folio 44, n 44; she was 81 years old.

Jose Vicente and Maria Concepcion had eleven children of Third Generation TAQUECHEL:

1. Maria de la Concepción Ramona de la Caridad TAQUECHEL y García Escalona (Conchita) was born on April 29, 1890. She was baptized by Priest Antonio Barnada y Aguilar at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba, on June 15, 1890 as it can be verified within Libro 9 de Bautismos, Folio 301, n 1459. Her godparents were Pablo Badell and her maternal grandmother Maria Concepcion Martinez y Matos. Witnesses were Don Juan Portuondo y Estrada, Don Manuel Perea and Don Rafael Cuevas.

At age 19, she was married to Juan Valiente y Murillo of 22 years of age, at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores circa 1909, as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 81, n 98. Witnesses were Don Juan Portuondo y Estrada, Don Manuel Perea and Don Rafael Cuevas. At the time of the wedding Juan was a practicing Attorney at Law living in Baracoa, Cuba. At the time of the wedding Don Juan Valiente y Murillo was living in Baracoa.

Juan Valiente y Murillo was born in Santiago de Cuba circa 1887; the son of Juan Valiente y Correoso-Catalan and Rafaela Murillo y Montes.

Conchita and Juan had one daughter of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

i.      Graciela Rafaela Maria de la Caridad Valiente y TAQUECHEL was born on September 19 of 1918. She was baptized by Priest Antonio Sola y Cisneros at the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores (Santa Lucia) in Santiago de Cuba on August 24, 1919 as it can be verified within Libro 18 de Bautismos, Folio 386, n 904. Her godparents were her paternal uncle Jose Angel TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona and his newlywed Maria Teresa “Terina” Manduley y Castellanos.

 

At age 21, she married Emiliano Augusto Antúnez y Miniet at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba on January 16, 1940 as it can be verified within Libro 6 de Matrimonios, Folio 184, n 311.

 

Emiliano was the son of Emiliano Antúnez y Estrada from Manzanillo and Isabel Luisa Miniet y Yero from Santiago de Cuba. 

Graciela and Emiliano had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

a.    Emiliano “Emilianito” Antúnez y Valiente was born in ???, on ???. : eantunez@intlfinancebank.com

       He first married Dulce Maria Puerto.

       Emilianito and Dulce Maria had one son of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.  Emiliano Antúnez y Puerto, was born in ???, on ???...           

 

   Emiliano Antunez Valiente then married Vivian Benitez

   Emilianito and Vivian had one son of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.     Javier Antúnez y Benitez, was born in ???, on ???...           

    

        b.    Juan “Guancho” Antúnez y Valiente was born in Santiago de Cuba, on ???. Arrived in Miami during 1961. Master of Engineer, University Of Florida, 1971 Civil Engineer, University of Florida, 1970 State General Contractor (Inactive) Construction Estimator and builder from 1971 to 1976 Real Estate Appraiser from 1976 to 2000. Private Investigator from 1997 to 2003. Ad Valorem Tax Appeal Agent from 1989 to 2003. Realtor from 1976 to present. Email: jvantunez@msn.com

                He married Ada Luisa Perez de Abreu y Lenzano, daughter of Cesar and Dolores.

                Guancho and Ada Luisa had three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1. Juan Carlos Antúnez y Perez de Abreu, was born in ???, on ???.

2. Victor Luis Antúnez y Perez de Abreu. ???, on ???..

3. Michelle Marie Antúnez y Perez de Abreu. ???, on ???..    

 

 

2. Pablo TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 13, 1891 and died on March 14, 1891 as it can be verified at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad within Libro 8 de Entierros, Folio 243 vuelto, n 1571; Pablo survived for only 21 hours.

 

3. Jose Angel de los Dolores TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on April 8, 1892. He was baptized at Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on June 10, 1892 as it can be verified within Libro 10 de Bautismos, Folio 137, n 605. His godparents were Eduardo Martinez and his paternal grandmother Ursula Miyares y Portuondo. At age 13 he was sent to New Orleans to finish his High School, returning to Cuba only three times before enrolling in Tulane University where he graduated an Agricultural Engineer. Jose Angel was in charge of his family’s sugar cane plantation near El Central Miranda sugarmill. It was called Colonia TAQUECHEL, neighboring with the Colonia Diaz; he also managed the Family’s Coffee Plantation in El Cobre. Jose Angel TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona died a young man in Santiago de Cuba on December 8, 1928 at 10:00 pm, in his residence, due to “Endocarditis Septica” an infection that started in the eyes, contracted in the Sugar Cane Fields, that eventually reached his heart and killed him (Antibiotics had not been developed at the time). He was 36 years old. His youngest son, Jose Angel, was 4 months old at the time of his death.

 

    At age 26, he married Maria Teresa Grazziela Manduley y Castellanos on August 8, 1918, at 09:00 pm who was in Imminent Danger of Death, according to medical doctors and to information provided in the marriage documents, as it can be verified at the Registro Civil de la demarcacion Norte de Santiago de Cuba, in Pagina 557, Tomo # 24 de la Seccion Matrimonios, n 336. At that time Jose Angel lived at Aguilera Street # 5 and Maria Teresa “Terina” lived at Calle Alta de Bartolome Maso # 28. The witnesses were the close family friend and neighbor Don Ernesto Ganivet y Roch, with residence in Calle Alta de Bartolome Maso # 26 and the close family friend Don Fernando Aguilar y Almeida, with residence in Calle Alta de Heredia # 3. “Terina” survived her illness and the Catholic Wedding took place at the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba, on September 6, 1918 as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 276, n 342. Witnesses were Don Alfredo Blanco and Don Juan Aguilar. Jose Angel and Terina enjoyed a good, prosperous and very happy life together while living at 3rd Street, next to the intersection with 8th Street, in Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba.

 

Maria Teresa Grazziela “Terina” Manduley y Castellanos was born in her family residence, located in Calle del Comercio in Holguín, on September 6, 1893 at 06:30 a.m., as it can be verified at the Registro Civil de Holguin, Folio 287, Tomo 10 seccion Nacimientos, n 197. The Municipal Judge was Don Francisco Perez Fernandez and the Secretary Don Federico A. Pittaluga y Gonzalez. She was the daughter of Don Rafael Maria Manduley y del Rio (1856-1924) and Dona Teresa Guadalupe Castellanos y de Feria (1866-1919). Rafael Manduley was a noted Cuban from Holguín, Oriente province who fought in the 1895-98 Civil War, was a Colonel of the Liberator Army, Chief of State of the Second Army Corp, Vicepresident of the First Declared Cuban Republic and Delegate and Vice President of the Asamblea Constituyente de Jimaguayu, Subsecretary and Secretary of the Republic in Arms, Chief of State of the Oriental Division of Holguin, President of the First War Veterans Club, Municipal Judge by popular election, Delegate to the Constituent Convention in 1901, Representative to the Chamber, Governor of the Oriente Province, honorary member of several associations, clubs and social causes. There is a bust of him in the Manduley Avenue, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. There were 7 different Manduley Avenues in Towns and Cities in Cuba before 1958 in Honor of Don Rafael, whose last name, Manduley, is the 4th acknowledged 100% Cuban last name, originated by deformation of Amandolesi (Italian). Terinas’s maternal grandfather was Don Cesar Castellanos y Fuentes also a distinguished Coronel del Ejercito Cubano de la Guerra de 1868. Terina repeatedly said that “she was raised to be An Individual in a world made and dominated by Man”; she was thin physically, relentless in pursuing her will and, following her family tradition, she was a passionate and a proud Cuban Revolutionary Woman contributing with all resources at her reach to the deposing of authoritarian regimes and to feminist movements. In her house all kind of political activities took place during 1950’. She left Cuba in 1963 to Mexico, where she was received by her good friend Zenaida Rossell y Franco (Vda. de Bacardi); in 1964 she went to Panama, where she was received by her son Jose Angel staying for nine months before going to New York to live with her daughter Maria Teresa in 1965. Maria Teresa Grazziela “Terina” Manduley y Castellanos Vda. TAQUECHEL, died in New York on August 24, 1980; she was 86 years old.

 

Jose Angel and Maria Teresa had five children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL (reaching adulthood four of them):

 

i.      Jose Rafael Bernardo TAQUECHEL y Manduley was born in Santiago de Cuba on December 4, 1920. He was baptized on September 10, 1921, by Priest Jose Moline at the Parroquia Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 16 de Bautismos, Folio 433, n 1281.  His godparents were his paternal grandfather Don Jose Vicente TAQUECHEL y Miyares and his maternal grandmother Teresa Guadalupe Castellanos y de Feria. He died in 1922 being an infant.

 

ii.     Enrique Jose Gregorio TAQUECHEL y Manduley was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 12, 1922. He was baptized on September 14, 1922 by Priest Manuel Aymerich, at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 17, Folio 45 vuelto, n 269. His godparents were Antonio de Jesus Manduley and Carmen Portuondo. He attended Dolores School, located in Calle Aguilera, Santiago de Cuba and Colegio Belen y La Habana. Within the family members and close friends he was called “El Marques” because of his exquisite taste and distinguished maners. Enrique lost the right eye due to a tumor (malignus melanoma). Enrique died from cancer in Rio de Janeiro, in 1985.

         At age 28, he married Eva Saiz y Gonzalez in Vista Alegre on June 17, 1950. At the time he worked for General Electric in Santiago de Cuba. Enrique and his family migrated to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1962 where he worked for Bacardi. Then moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1972.

         Eva “Bebita” Saiz y Gonzalez, was the daughter of Don Antonio Saiz and Dona Eva Angelina Gonzalez.

         Enrique and Bebita had three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.      Enrique Maximo TAQUECHEL y Saiz was born on May 11, 1951 in Santiago de Cuba. He was baptized at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo del Caney in the Iglesia de Vista Alegre in Santiago de Cuba on August 26, 1951 as it can be verified within Libro 18 de Bautismos, Folio 177, n 708. His godparents were Don Antonio Martin Rivero and Dona Ines Saiz. “Enriquito” lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

         He married Edwina Martins Pereira.

 

b.     Eva del Carmen TAQUECHEL y Saiz was born on April 20, 1953 in Santiago de Cuba. She was baptized on June 27, 1953 at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo del Caney in the Iglesia de Vista Alegre in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 18 de Bautismos, Folio 441, n 1761. Her godparents were Don Julian Tablada and Dona Leonor Manduley. “Ivette” lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

         She married Luis Gonzaga Ferreira da Rocha.

         They have one child of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.     Antonio Luiz TAQUECHEL da Rocha, was born on June 17, 1988.

 

c.      Maria Teresa TAQUECHEL y Saiz was born on August 7, 1959 in Santiago de Cuba. She  was baptized on September 12, 1959, by Priest Antonio Gonzalez at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo del Caney en la Iglesia de Vista Alegre in Santiago de Cuba, as it can be verified at Libro 20 de Bautismos, Folio 24, n 93. Her godparents were Don Jorge Bosch and Dona Ivelise Molina. Teresa lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

         She married Reynaldo Calixto Campos.

         They have three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

         1. Pedro Enrique TAQUECHEL y Campos, was born on March 27, 1987.

         2. Laura TAQUECHEL  y Campos was born on August 19, 1989.

         3. Jozio Gabriel TAQUECHEL y Campos was born on January 21, 2005.

 

Bebita remarried in Miami Ramon Espino y Escales (widow of Conchita Navarrete); they were divorced before his death.

 

iii.    Maria Teresa Isabel TAQUECHEL y Manduley was born in Santiago de Cuba on November 5, 1925. She was baptized at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on March 18, 1928 as it can be verified within Libro 19, Folio 14, n 106. Her godparents were her maternal uncle Dr. Calixto Manduley y Castellanos and her maternal aunt Isaura Manduley y Castellanos. Maria Teresa studied in Sacred Heart and went on to the Universidad de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba where she was part of the first group of Graduates from that institution in 1953. She became a Dra. en Pedagogia. Maria Teresa, single at the time, was deeply involved in politics. There are several incidents and militia like affaires that are well documented and available. At the beginning of 1959 she moved to La Habana. She migrated to New York, during August 1961; she was 36 years old at the time. She graduated from Fordham University as a Social Worker in 1976. She presently (2006) lives in New York.

 

At age 40, she married in New York City, the Cuban born Attorney at Law Delio Silva y Herrera on January 15, 1965. Dr. Delio Silva y Herrera, was born in Camaguey, Cuba, on March 16, 1924 and died in New York City on May 2, 2002.

Maria Teresa and Delio had one son of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

a.     Jorge Silva y TAQUECHEL was born in New York, NY, on July 22, 1967.

At age 31, married Michelle Sayer on August 8, 1998.

Michelle Sayer was born in ???, on December 31, 1970.

Jorge and Michelle have not had children to date (2006).

 

iv.   Gloria de los Angeles TAQUECHEL y Manduley was born In Santiago de Cuba, on August 7, 1927. She was baptized at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on April 1, 1928 as it can be verified within Libro 19, Folio 15, n 114. Her godparents were Francisco “Don Pancho” Henriquez y Carvajal and Dona Maria de los Angeles Manduley. She moved to La Habana circa 1955 where she lived in Calzada # 801, esquina a Calle 2, Apto # 1, Vedado 4, in the City of La Habana, Cuba. She remained single until her death on July 30, 2002.

 

v.    Jose Angel Antonio Cristino TAQUECHEL (II) y Manduley was born in La Clinica Gustavo de Los Reyes at 11:30 pm in La Habana on July 24, 1928 as it can be verified at the Registro Civil del Vedado, Habana, Cuba, Folio 11, Tomo 55, seccion Nacimientos, n 227. He was baptized by Priest M. Alvarez, at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on October 7, 1928 as it can be verified within Libro 19, Folio 40 vuelto, n 318. His godparents were Dr. Antonio Martin Rivero y Martinez, from La Habana and his paternal aunt Berta TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona. Jose Angel’s nickname as a child was “Nene”; he grew up in Santiago de Cuba, in Vista Alegre in Calle 3 y 6, # 101, among cousins and friends, attended Colegio de Dolores as well as his elder brother Enrique. As a teenager he was nicknamed “Cognango. Antonio Martin Rivero y Martinez, took the fatherless Jose Angel under his wing; not having children from his marriage to Maria de los Angeles Manduley y Castellanos, this gentle couple provided much love and care to him as well as guidance until adulthood. A reference figure also was Dr. Calixto Manduley y Castellanos, his maternal uncle.

 

At age 24, he married his cousin Hilda Maria Manduley y Masforroll in Santiago de Cuba, at 10:30 am on August 3, 1952. Their godparents were his mother Maria Teresa Manduley y Castellanos Vda. de TAQUECHEL and her father Jose Camerino Manduley y Espeleta. Newlyweds, they lived in Calle 17, between Avenida Manduley y Calle 8 en Vista Alegre. Later on, they moved to Calle 6, number 305, between calle 11 y calle 13 in Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. Jose Angel worked at the General Electric in Santiago de Cuba before leaving the island on November 1960 to Miami. While in Miami, he stayed at the house of their cousins Carlos Mata and Yolanda Guernica, who had left months before. On December 25, 1960 he went to Panama where his brother in law, Jorge Juan Manduley y Masforroll lived and was waiting for him. Jose Angel became a very well known figure in Panama. He was a successful businessman that formed, with other partners, a company that would become an important national conglomerate comprised by a PVC Pipe manufacturing facility, a Plastic Containers manufacturing facility, a Screen and Fencing manufacturing facility, a Zinc Roofing manufacturing facility along with other Plastic and Metal distribution facilities that were complementary to the businesses he had engaged in. Acted as President of several Panamanian Associations related to Industry and Commerce as well as a permanent member of the Chamber of Construction. He supported always the new immigrants, providing temporary free housing and often employment to them. Jose Angel temporarily retired in 1989 after selling his share of the businesses he was a part of. Initiated new business ventures in 1991 and died on the day of his 76th birthday, at 03:30 am, at the Clinica Paitilla in Panama, on July 24, 2004, from Cancer.

 

Hilda Maria de la Caridad Manduley y Masforroll was born in Holguín on June 18, 1929 at 07:30 p.m. at the family residence in Calle de Maceo # 13 as it can be verified at the Registro Civil de Holguin, Folio 180, Tomo 50, seccion Nacimientos, n 127. The Municipal Judge was Don Antonio Rosado y Rodriguez and the Secretary was Don Luis Alvarez y Zaldivar. She is the eldest daughter of Jose Camerino Manduley y Ezpeleta (1893-1958) and Rosa Maria Masforroll y Galiana (1905-1940). She was baptized on January 12, 1930 in the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba; her godparents were Rafael Rosell y Leyte-Vidal and Hilda Masforroll y Galiana de Rosell. Jose “Pepito” was the eldest son of Don Juan Antonio de Jesus Manduley y Salazar from Holguin and Dona Maria Ezpeleta y Perez from Holguin. Rosa Maria was the 4th daughter of Dr. Alfredo Masforroll y Garcia from Santiago and Rosa Galiana y Suarez from Matanzas. Pepito was an Insurance Broker and Agent before accepting a position as Treasurer of the National Lottery Rent, in La Habana, to where he moved his family. Hilda Maria attended Colegio Sedano in la Calle Linea de El Vedado, La Habana. When her mother died in 1940, her father took them to Santiago de Cuba where the sisters (Hilda Maria and Marta Luisa (1930-1996)) would live with her maternal aunt Hilda Masforroll y Galiana and her husband Rafael Rosell y Leyte-Vidal (Mani y Pani) who had no children and acted as Adoptive Parents to the kids. The boy Jorge Juan (1931), was sent to Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, USA, circa 1946 (and then to Toronto, Canada, where he spent his University years) while his sisters attended Sacred Heart in Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba; before High School graduation on 1947, at 17 years of age, Hilda Maria received from The Conservatorio Provincial de Musica de Oriente, 3 individual diplomas: one as Profesora de Piano, one as Profesora de Teoria de la Musica and one as Profesora de Solfeo. She went to the Universidad de Oriente to study Pedagogia. Hilda Maria left Cuba on December 26, 1960 in the penultimate Braniff Airline Flight that took off from La Habana with her two sons in order to reunite, in the Republic of Panama, with her husband Jose Angel, who had left the island to Miami in November of the same year. She died from Cancer on September 14, 2006 in her home in Panama.

 

Jose Angel and Hilda Maria had three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.     Jose Angel TAQUECHEL (III) y Manduley was born at 11:30 pm in la Clinica Los Angeles in Santiago de Cuba on January 29, 1958; the Gynecologist in charge was Dr. Fernando Santa Cruz y Pacheco and assisting was Dr. Eduardo “Lalito” Guernica y TAQUECHEL. He was baptized by Priest Sabino Perez, at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo del Caney in the Iglesia de Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, on February 8, 1958 as it can be verified within Libro 20 de bautismos, Folio 24, n 93. His godparents were his paternal uncle Enrique Jose Gregorio TAQUECHEL y Manduley (1922-1980) and his maternal aunt Marta Manduley y Masforroll (1930-1996). He was raised in Panama, finished his High School studies in Costa Rica and his University studies in New England. He presently (2006) owns and operates a Bioengineering Contracting Company and lives in Panama after having studied, worked and lived in several countries. Jose’s e mail is: tc@cableonda.net

 

At age 33, he married Maria Isabel Conde y Cousido of 28 years of age, in Panama City, Republic of Panama. In the afternoon of July 22, 1991 the Civil Marriage took place in the Juzgado 3ro del Ramo Civil, located in Obarrio neighborhood; the Municipal Judge was Don Arcelio Vega Castillo, the witnesses were Margarita Maria Medina y Medina and Virgilio Ernesto De Leon y Paz, as it can be verified in Acta de Inscripcion # 555. Two days later, on July 24, at 03:00 pm, at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Iglesia de la Virgen del Carmen, located in the intersection of Via Espana with and Avenida Samuel Lewis, the Wedding Ceremony took place with Maria Victoria Eugenia Conde y Cousido and Rafael Jorge TAQUECHEL y Manduley as witnesses, as it can be verified within Libro 4 de Matrimonios, pagina 442, n 572. The Carmelita Priest officiating was Don Jacinto Aguirre. At the time of the wedding Jose Angel lived in Boquete, a mountain town in the Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama. They presently live in Panama.

 

  Maria Isabel “Eli”, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 22, 1963 as it can be verified in Acta de Nacimiento # 1, 173, written by Dr. Arturo Amador Garcia, First Civil Authority of the Parroquia San Jose, Departamento Libertador del Distrito Federal, inscripted on July 15, 1963. She was baptized at the Parroquia San Alfonso Ligorio in Caracas, Venezuela. The legitimate daughter of Spanish immigrants to Venezuela in 1955, Jorge Conde y Rios who was born in La Linea de la Concepcion, Cadiz province, Spain on April 13, 1924 and Eugenia Cousido y Carballo who was born in her family Country House in Estribela, Municipio Lourizan between Pontevedra and Marin, Galicia province of Spain, on December 18, 1924. Maria Isabel’s paternal grandparents were Don Isidro Conde y Carter and Dona Maria Rios y Jimenez while her maternal grandparents were Manuel Cousido y Area and Antonia Carballo y Santiago, all from Spain. The second and youngest daughter of Jorge and Eugenia attended Colegio La Concepcion located in Terrazas del Club Hipico, Caracas, Venezuela, where she graduated in 1980. She was an amateur Rhythmic Gymnastics competitor both intercollegiate, interclub and after enrolling in La Universidad Simon Bolivar, she became part of the University’s Team competing nationally until a spine injury retired her from the sport. She studied Urbanismo (Urbanism) and graduated as such (a certified and licensed Town Planner) in 1987. Worked as Town Planner in Massive Public Transportation Systems, in an Aeroriel Project in Margarita Island, another one in Caracas and then worked for a Geosynthetics Company where she met her husband to be.

Jose and Eli have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Isabella TAQUECHEL y Conde was born in Panama on January 12, 1994. She was baptized by Priest Juan Mengual in the San Martin de Porres Church, City of David, Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, on February 26, 1994. Her godfathers were her paternal uncle Rafael Jorge TAQUECHEL y Manduley and her maternal aunt Maria Victoria Eugenia Conde y Cousido. Isabella is presently (2006) in 7th Grade of High School in Panama.

2.     Juan Manuel TAQUECHEL y Conde was born in Panama on January 6, 1999. He was baptized by Priest Manuel Villareal y Nunez in the San Francisco de Asis Church, City of Panama, Province of Panama, on September 11, 1999. His godfathers were his paternal uncle Rafael Jorge TAQUECHEL y Manduley and his maternal cousin Melissa Brito y Conde (daughter of Dr. Maria Victoria Eugenia Conde with Dr. Pedro Brito y Evora). “JuanMa” is presently (2006) in 2nd Grade of Elementary School in Panama.

 

b.    Rafael Jorge TAQUECHEL y Manduley was born in la Clinica Los Angeles at 09:10 am in Santiago de Cuba on August 15, 1959; the Gynecologist in charge was Dr. Fernando Santa Cruz y Pacheco. He was baptized by Priest Porfirio Diez at the Parroquia de San Luis Obispo del Caney in the Iglesia de Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, on January 10, 1960 as it can be verified at Libro 20 de Bautismos, Folio 71, n 282. His godparents were his maternal uncle Jorge Juan Manduley y Masforroll (1931) and Maria de los Angeles Manduley y Castellanos. Rafael Jorge was nicknamed “Pillin” and later on “Pillo” because he ate his elder brother’s food during lunch as a child. He was always an excellent student that finished his High School in Colegio Javier in Panama and then attended universities in Washington D.C., New England and Florida where he received Summa Cumme Laude Honors. Working for a North American Multinational in Venezuela and Mexico, he is presently (2006) an International Executive Manager based in Miami. Rafael’s e mail is: rafael.TAQUECHEL@hp.com

At age 21, Rafael first married in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, Maria Luisa Rial y Prada of 22. She was born on February 10, 1958; the daughter of Rogelio and Mercedes, both from Ourense, Galicia region, Spain. She is an Art Major graduated from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, presently living in Caracas. She is a self employed Artist.

Rafael and Maria Luisa had one child of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 1.   Jose Angel TAQUECHEL (IV) y Rial was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 9, 1986. He was baptized in Panama at the Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad on June 25, 1986. His godparents were his paternal uncle Jose Angel TAQUECHEL (III) y Manduley and his maternal aunt Victoria Sabio de Rial from Venezuela. Jose Angel (IV) finished his High School studies in Miami, where he presently (2006) lives and attends College.

 

Rafael divorced Maria Luisa and married in 1990, in Caracas, Venezuela, Marines Rodriguez y Palacio who was born on November 18, 1966. She is the daughter of Luis Clemente Rodriguez y Rodriguez and Lilian Palacio de Rodriguez. Marines is an Engineer presently working for a North American Multinational based in Miami.

Rafael and Marines had one child of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                                            1.    Andres Eduardo TAQUECHEL y Rodriguez was born in Miami, Florida, USA, on September 2, 1998. He was baptized at the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, in Miami Springs, Florida, on February 21, 1999. His godparents were Ruben Rotulo and Maria Eugenia Molino.

 

c.    Ana Victoria TAQUECHEL y Manduley was born in Panama on July 28, 1966 (Certificado de Nacimiento inscrito a Tomo 257, Provincia de Panama, Folio 1, Partida 3). Ana Victoria was baptized by Priest Arostegui at the Capilla del Colegio Las Esclavas del Sagrado Corazon, in Panama City, on September ??, 1966. Her godparents were Julio Manduley y Gutierrez and Ana Mari Ganivet de Portuondo. She is nicknamed Nani; she is Down Syndrome, attended Escuela Experimental para Ninos de Lento Aprendizaje (a School for Special Children) and remains single, living with her mother in Panama. Nani is presently (2006) 39 years old.

 

4.   Sara Gertrudis TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on October 9, 1893. She was baptized by Priest Antonio Barnada y Aguilar at the Parroquia Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on February 18, 1894 as it can be verified at Libro 10 de Bautismos, Folio 258, n 1127. Her godparents were Don Juan Francisco Portuondo and Dona Isabel Portuondo.

 

At age 17, she was married to Juan Eduardo Aguilar y Almeida of 27 years of age at the Parroquia de Parroqia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, in Santiago de Cuba, on July 23, 1911 as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 114, n 141. The witnesses were Don Rafael Maria Manduley y Del Rio and Don Rodrigo Claudio Portuondo y Miyares.

 

Juan Eduardo Aguilar y Almeida, was the son of Juan Aguilar y Cordero and Rosa Almeida y Rodriguez. He was a civil engineer graduated from Cornel University in Ithaca, New York. Juan Eduardo was the brother of the husband of Sara’s sister Berta TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona.

Sara y Juan had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                             i.        Elsa Georgina Aguilar y TAQUECHEL was born on April 23, 1913 in Santiago de Cuba. Her birth records have not been found yet (2006). She lived at Santa Rita (Baja) Street # 10 in 1936. Elsa was a schooled pianist and teacher, she also won trophies for deep sea fishing (Marlin) and her love of the sea was commemorated in a short documentary called "Old Woman of the Sea." She was so good at this sport that they had to rewrite part of the yacht club rules so that she could fish with the men and help them win.  In Cuba she learned to fly small planes.  In short, she was an amazing lady for her time and ours. She died on October 20, 2005; she was 92 years of age.

 

At age 22, she married “in facie Eclesia” Mario Gonzalez y Lazcano of 35 years of age, at the Parroquia de la Santa Iglesia Catedral in Santiago de Cuba, on October 26, 1936 as it can be verified at Libro 13 de Matrimonios, Folio 190, n 134. Witnesses to the wedding were Don Jose Vicente TAQUECHEL y Miyares and Don Juan Valiente. Mario was a local merchant in Santiago de Cuba at the time of the wedding.

 

Mario Gonzalez y Lazcano was born in La Habana at 02:00 am on August 17, 1900 and baptized on April 21, 1901 at the Parroquia Espiritu Santo as it can be verified at Libro 54, Folio 50 vuelto, n 152. He was the legitimate son of Juan Gonzalez y Betancourt, a merchant from “El Recreo” and of Josefina Lazcano y Gonzalo who was from Jovellanos, Matanzas province, that had their residence at Calle de La Merced # 47. Juan was the son of Carmelo Gonzalez y Rodriguez who had been born in Bolanga, Galicia, Spain, and Antonia Betancourt y Sanchez who was from La Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. Josefina was the daughter of Juan Bautista Lazcano y Bezornard from Navarra, Spain, and Isabel Gonzalo y Diaz who was from Jovellanos, Matanzas province in Cuba. 

Elsa and Mario had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

a. Sara Gonzalez y Aguilar email: sgozalez@unionok.com

b. Sergio Mario Gonzalez y Aguilar email: sego138@bellsouth.net

    Sergio and ??? have one son of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.     Eric Gonzalez Fernandez

                    

                             ii.      Juan Eduardo Joaquin “Fifo” Aguilar y TAQUECHEL was born at 6:30 am on June 24, 1921 (Certificado a Pagina 142, del tomo 95, de la seccion de Nacimientos) in Santiago de Cuba. Parents were Juan Aguilar y Almeida, civil engineer and Sara TAQUECHEL y Garcia-Escalona.  Maternal grandparents were Jose Vicente and Maria. He was baptized by his Excellency The Archbishop Felix Guerra at the Parroquia de la Asuncion de la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santiago de Cuba on October 30, 1921 as it can be verified within Libro 39 de bautismos, Folio 349, n 1046. His godparents were Joaquin Chalons and Caridad Gonzalez. This Baptismal Act was sign by Fernando Santiesteban as a witness. Fifo was a published author and has to his credit many articles in "El Diario de Las Americas".  The titles of the books he wrote are under the pen name of Nauj Raliuga: Imagenes written in the style of the Japanese Haiku and Los Peros de Naishapur. Fifo died on April 18, 1999 after a long battle with cancer.

 

Juan Eduardo married Gertrudis Adela Campaneria y Angel in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church on May 8, 1954 at 8 p.m..  Their Civil ceremony was witnessed by Guillermo Martinez and Amaro Rodriguez Soler. The religious ceremony can be verified in (Libro 9 de matrimonios al folio 336) in the Parroquia de Termino de Nuestra Senora del Carmen de la Habana. The wedding was performed by Bishop of Matanzas, Exelentisimo Dr. Alberto Martin Villaverde.  

 

Gertrudis Adela Campaneria y Angel was the daughter of Juan Manuel Campaneria and Gertrudis Angel; Juan Manuel Campaneria was a civil engineer graduated from Cornel University in Ithaca, New York.

 

Fifo and Gertrudis had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL :

 

a.     Gertrudis Maria Aguilar y Campaneria was born on March 27, 1955 as can be verified (folio 164 del tomo 162 de la seccion de nacimientos).  Paternal grandparents: Juan and Sara; Maternal grandparents: Juan Manuel and Gertrudis. Gertrudis was baptized on July 31, 1955, by the Bishop of Matanzas, Monsenor Alberto Martin y Villaverde.  After leaving Cuba with her parents on October 1961 they moved to Rochester, New York where she grew up with her brother.  She graduated with a BS in the School of Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington DC and studied French and Art History at the University of Dijon, France. With Her first marriage to Rodolfo Antonio Zaldivar on March 3, 1987, in Miami, Florida, her name changed to Gertrudis (Trudy) Aguilar Zaldivar.  Trudy was divorced on March 26, 2003 and is the head of a household of three generations, mother, daughter and grandmother. Her email is Angelmoon32755@cs.com

 

 Trudy and Rodolfo had one daughter of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:  

 

1.     Alexis Gabrielle Zaldivar was born on August 25, 1988. She was baptized on December 17, 1988 by Reverend and Pastor Jose P. Nickse at Saint Brendan Church in Miami, Florida. Her godfather was her maternal uncle, Johnny Aguilar y Campaneria. Alexis Gabrielle will be attending Florida International University the summer of 2006 with a scholarship earned for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for all four years of high school.  

 

b.    Juan Eduardo Aguilar y Campaneria born on October 7, 1956 as verified by (folio 420, del tomo 165, Seccion de nacimientos, acta 786).  He was baptized on December 25, 1956 in la Capilla de el Central Conchita. Godparents were his maternal grandparents, Gertrudis Angel de Campaneria and Juan Manuel Campaneria.  Johnny as he was known in his field earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Theater Arts and Cinematography from the University of California at Berkley.  He directed two productions: "Nuestro Pueblo" (Our Town) and "Ana de Dios" (Agnes of God).  Both plays received critical acclaim and "Nuestro Pueblo" received a Theater and Arts Award.  He was godfather to his beloved niece Alexis Gabrielle Zaldivar. Johnny died on March 19, 1990 in Santa Monica, California.  

 

 

5.  Berta de los Dolores TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 28, 1895. She was baptized by Priest Desiderio Mesnier y Cisneros at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba on June 13, 1895 as it can be verified within Libro 10 de bautismos, Folio 699, n 1590. Her godparents were her uncle Francisco TAQUECHEL y Mirabal and her paternal grandmother Maria Concepcion García Escalona y Martinez.

       

At age 22, she was married to Luis Felipe Aguilar y Almeida of 32 years of age, on November 12, 1917 by Priest Mauricio Tovar, as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 249, n 309. At the time of the wedding Luis Felipe was a Doctor in Pharmacy. Witnesses to the wedding were Don Juan Portuondo y Estrada and Don Fernando Canto, both from Santiago de Cuba. Berta and Luis apparently moved to Puerto Padre on the north coast of the Oriente province.

       

  Luis Felipe Aguilar y Almeida was born in Victoria de Las Tunas, Oriente province; the son of Juan Aguilar y Cordero and Rosa     Almeida y Rodriguez.

Berta and Luis Felipe had four children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

         i. Juan Jeronimo Aguilar y TAQUECHEL was born in Santiago de Cuba on November 27, 1918. He was baptized by Priest Antonio Sola y Cisneros on January 16, 1919 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores (Santa Lucia) as it can be verified within Libro 18 de Bautismos, Folio 307, n 724. His godparents were his paternal grandfather Juan Aguilar y Almeida and his maternal grandmother Maria Concepcion Garcia Escalona de TAQUECHEL. He became a Medical Doctor.

At age 31, Juan Jeronimo was married to Gladys Esperanza Guerra y Ravelo of 22 years of age, on December 10, 1949 by Priest Julio Rodriguez at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo del Caney of the Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia in Vista Alegre, in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 4 de Matrimonios, Folio 109, n 204. Witnesses to the wedding were Edmundo Pedro Robaina y Grasso and Alejandro Posada y Recio, both residents in Santiago de Cuba, Oriente province, Cuba.

Gladys Esperanza Guerra y Ravelo was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 12, 1927. She was baptized at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad on June 11, 1934 as it can be verified within Libro 20, Folio 124, n 506. The legitimate daughter of Pedro Guerra y Cisneros and Amparo Ravelo y Gonzalez, Pedro was the son of Don Eustaquio Guerra and Dona Teresa Cisneros. Amparo, was the daughter of Don Domingo Ravelo and Dona Angela Gonzalez.

Juan and Gladys had two sons of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

a.    Juan Pedro Aguilar y Guerra was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 21, 1950. He is a Medical Doctor and a practicing Ophthalmologist in Miami, Florida. Jancito’s e mail is: jpaguilar@aol.com

 

       At age ??, “Jancito” married Ann on ???

 

Ann Elizabeth Ballen y Kalfus was born in Geneva, NY, on December 2, 1952. She is the Daughter of Dr. Peter H. Ballen and Suzanne Kalfus of Old Westbury, NY; Peter Ballen Rosenwasser is the son of Dr. Herman Ballen married to Mrs. Jeanette Rosenwasser; Suzanne Kalfus Lewis is the daughter of Mr. Arthur Kalfus married to Mrs. Hannah Lewis, all from The Bronks, NY. Ann Elizabeth is a medical doctor and a practicing ophthalmologist in Miami, Florida.

                                   Jancito and Ann have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.  Juan Alberto (Jonathan Albert) Aguilar y Ballen, was born in Miami on February 7, 1986. He is currently attending Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

2.     Rebecca Darcy Aguilar y Ballen, was born in Miami on February 19, 1988. She is currently a rising freshman at the University of Chicago, in New Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois.

 

b.   Luis Alberto Aguilar y Guerra was born in Santiago de Cuba on November 21, 1953. A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Luis also received a master of laws degree in taxation from Emory University; he is an original member of the Advisory Council of Hemisphere, Inc.; is named as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers 2004, 2005 and 2006 as published in Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine; is also listed in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America; was named Member of the Year in 2005 and the Atlanta Hispanic Businessman of the Year in 1994 by Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; received MALDEF'S (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) "Excellence in Leadership" Award in April 2005; was also named the 2005 Latino Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association.  Luis is active in numerous civic and business associations. He is presently a practicing attorney and partner in the firm of McKenna Long & Aldrich LLP, Atlanta, GA. Luis Alberto’s e mail is: laguilar@mckennalong.com

         At age 37, Luis Alberto married Denise Traylor of 33 years of age, in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 30, 1989.

 

Denise Traylor y Nix was born on April 12, 1956 in Roanoke, Alabama. She is the daughter of Willie Jackson Traylor and Sue Nix; her paternal grandparents are Willie G. Traylor and Beulah Jackson; her maternal grandparents are Pierce and Georgia Nix.

 

                             ii.  Berta Aguilar y TAQUECHEL was born in Santiago de Cuba on December 15, 1920. She was reportedly baptized at the St. Lucia church. Her godparents were her paternal grandmother Rosa Almeida and her maternal grandfather Jose Vicente TAQUECHEL y Miyares. The Baptism Records were not found, however, official details of it are available at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo in the Iglesia de Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba.

At age 24, she was married by Priest Antonio Sotes in the Iglesia Sagrada Familia located in Vista Alegre to Raul Dewelde y Salazar of 22 years of age, on September 22, 1945 as it can be verified at Libro 4 de Matrimonios, Acta n 67. Witnesses to the wedding were Don Ramon Corona from Santiago de Cuba and Guillermo Morales from Palma Soriano.  Berta and Raul were divorced without having had children.

 

Raul Simon de la Caridad Dewelde y Salazar was born in Santiago de Cuba on October 28, 1923. He was baptized on May 25, 1924 at the Parroquia de Santo Tomas as it can be verified within Libro 29, Folio 168, n 1001; the son of Abelardo Dewelde y Pujol and Mercedes Salazar y Gomez. He was a shop employee at the time of the wedding. Bertica and Raul divorced withouth having had children.

 

Bertica then married Isaac Behar circa 1958 in Cuba; Isaac was either a divorcee or a widow with children of his own; he was called Tio Angel by Bertica’s nephews; he died in a car accident in Cuba.

      

        iii.  Idalia Mireya Edith Aguilar y TAQUECHEL was born in Puerto Padre on May 6, 1923. She was baptized by Priest Manuel Alonso Salcedo at the Parroquia del Sagrario de la Santa Iglesia Catedral in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified witin Libro 40 de Bautismos, Folio 141, n 276. Her godparents were her grandfather Jose Vicente TAQUECHEL y Miyares and her paternal aunt Esperanza Sabina TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona. Mireya died in Miami on March 22, 2006; she was 82 years old.

 

At age 26, she married Guillermo Augusto Puente-Duany y Salcedo of 25 years of age, in the church in El Cobre on July 4, 1949 as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 65, n 204.

 

Guillermo Augusto Puente-Duany y Salcedo, was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 7, 1922. He was the son of Don Guillermo Puente-Duany (October 2, 1897 – September 15, 1980) who legalized the Puente-Duany last name and Dona Maria Eugenia Salcedo y Gutierrez from Victoria de Las Tunas, Oriente province.  He was a Medical Doctor, Pathologist. Willy died of a cardiac arrest in Miami on February 6, 2003.

Mireya and Guillermo had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

      a.      Guillermo Luis “Willito” Puente-Duany y Aguilar was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 6, 1950. Single (2006).

b.      Roberto Ramon Puente-Duany y Aguilar was born in Santiago de Cuba, on August 31, 1953. He died on October 2, 1989.

                            

iv.  Neyda Aguilar y TAQUECHEL was born in Santiago de Cuba on August 21, 1928.

      At age 21, she was married to Ruben Franco y Gutierrez of 27 years of age, on June 17, 1950. Ruben, at the time of the marriage was Secretario de la Audiencia de Santiago de Cuba.

      Ruben Franco y Gutierrez was born in Santiago de Cuba on February 27, 1923. He is an Attorney at Law.

      Neyda and Ruben had two daughters of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.      Rosa Maria Franco y Aguilar was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 10, 1952.

At age 19, she married in Miami Rene Portela y Ruano of 20 years of age, on April 28, 1972.

                Rene Portela y Ruano was born in La Habana, Cuba, on April 19, 1952; he is an entrepreneur. Their e mail is: rportela@quality-1.com 

Rene Portela y Ruano is the son of Rene Fausto Portela and Carmen Ruano de Portela.

               Rosa Maria and Rene have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

1.          Rene Ruben Portela y Franco was born in Miami on July 2, 1975.

His e mail is: reneruben@quality-1.com

At age 28, he married Geovanna Padron y Vives of 25 years of age, in Miami, on November 29, 2004.

Geovanna was born in Miami, on December 20, 1978. She is the daughter of Ernesto Padron and Socorro Vives.

They have one child of Seventh Generation TAQUECHEL:

·       Isabella Renee Portela y Padron was born in Miami on January 23, 2006.

 

2.          Michael Portela y Franco was born in Miami on February 27, 1979. He is presently single.

 

b.    Marlene Franco y Aguilar was born in Santiago de Cuba on June 17, 1956. She has an Urban Education Masters degree from Florida International University obtaining Summa Cumme Laude honors. Marlene presently works as Teacher of the Gifted (Mathematics) in Miami, Florida.

 

        At age 21, she married in Miami Alberto del Toral y Lasalle of 25 years of age, on February 26, 1977. Alberto del Toral was born in La Habana, Cuba on November 2, 1952. He is the son of Alberto Ubaldo del Toral y Maria Siomara Lasalle.

         Marlene and Alberto had two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL

1.         Michelle del Toral y Franco was born in Miami on November 28, 1979. She has a   Social Work Masters degree from F.I.U.; her e mail is: mdeltoral@hotmail.com

            Michelle married Ruben Suarez y Perez in Miami, on September 18, 2004. They live in Miami Beach, Florida.

            Ruben was born on August 24, 1976; he is a Computer Information Manager.

 

2.         Albert Anthony del Toral y Franco was born in Miami on December 16, 1983. He has a Bachelors degree in Journalism from F.I.U.; he is single (2006). His e mail is: adeltoral@hotmail.com

                

Marlene’s second marriage was on June 23, 1991 with Pedro Rossie y Quintero who was born in Marianao, Cuba, on January 30, 1953. He is the son of Jesus Pedro Rossie and Maria Estrella Quintero. Pedro is a Contractor in Florida. They live in Miami. Marlene’s e mail is: marlenerossie@bellsouth.com

 

6.  Amaro Enrique Ramon TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on December 15, 1896. He was baptized by Priest Enrique Secundino Alvarez at the Parroquia Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on September 16, 1897 as it can be verified at Libro 11 de Bautismos, Folio 235, n 938. His godparents were Don Esteban García and Dona Dolores García. Amaro died in Florida, on September 1984.

 

Amaro married Gertrudis Pola y Montoro at the Parroquia Montserrate in El Vedado, La Habana, on November 24, 193 (continua)

 

Gertrudis “Tula” had been born in La Habana, on February 8, 1902. She was the daughter of Celestino Pola and Gertrudis Montoro. She died in Florida on October 16, 2000…(continua)

Amaro and Tulita had one son of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                          

 i.   Amaro TAQUECHEL y Pola was born in Santiago de Cuba on January 5, 1935. He was baptized by Priest Gonzalez at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 20 de Bautismos, Folio 239, n 961. His godparents were Ramon “Mon” Corona and Josefina Villar. “Amarito” studied Architecture in La Habana where he became an Architect. Amarito’s e mail is: TAQUECHEL@aol.com

 

At age 26, Amarito was married to Julia Aurelia Amezaga y Garcia at the Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus del Vedado, La Habana, on June 17, 1961.

 

Amarito and Julia have four children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.  Ana Maria TAQUECHEL y Amezaga was born in September of 1962. She married Carlos Alvarez. Ana    Maria’s e mail is: aatacky@aol.com

     Ana Maria and Carlos have three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                                                1.       Gaston Alvarez y TAQUECHEL

                                                2.       Sofia Alvarez y TAQUECHEL.

                                                3.       Ana Gabriela Alvarez y TAQUECHEL.

                                 

b.  Pablo Amaro TAQUECHEL y Amezaga was born in November of 1963..   Pablo Amaro’s e mail is: taqtapia@bellsouth.net

    Pablo married Elizabeth Tapia Graham of Peru in ???, on ???

 

     Elizabeth Tapia y Graham was born in Lima, Peru, on ???; she is the daughter of Dr. Fernando Tapia and the late Jacqueline Kay Graham de Tapia; Fernando Tapia is the son of ?? and Elizabeth Graham was the daughter of Brownie and Frieda Graham.

     Pablo Amaro and Elizabeth have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                                                1.       Kiara TAQUECHEL y Tapia.

                                                2.       Andres TAQUECHEL y Tapia.

                                     

c.  Maria Teresa TAQUECHEL y Amezaga was born in in Jacksonville, Florida on November 17, 1964. She attended school (Kindergarten - 8th grade) at St. Theresa School in Coral Gables, FL; then went on to high school at St. Brendan High School (9th - 12th grade) in Miami, FL; graduated from Florida International University in Miami, FL with a Bachelor's degree in Exceptional Student Education from there went to Nova Northeastern University (in a Miami branch site) and graduated with a Master's Degree in Library/Media Education (equivalent to a School Librarian). Maria Teresa’s e mail is: tlogue@stsocg.org

 

    At age 27, Maria Teresa married Philip John Logue at the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL on November 23, 1991.

   

    Philip Logue was born in ???, on ??? (parents and grandparents)

 

    Maria Teresa and Philip have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                                                1.     Kelly Taylor Logue y TAQUECHEL was born on April 24, 1996 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL

                                                2.       Kevin Patrick Logue y TAQUECHEL was born on May 18, 1998 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL..

                                     

d. Roberto Luis TAQUECHEL y Amezaga was born in Miami on May 13, 1968 in Doctors Hospital In Coral Gables, Florida on May 13, 1968.  He attended elementary school in St. Theresa from 1st grade to 8th grade and then enrolled in Christopher Columbus High School run by the Marist Brothers and graduated there in 1986. He went on to attend Florida International University where to earn a degree in Construction Management in 1991. Pablo worked for several different companies and later established his own construction company in 1999. The TAQUECHEL y Gutierrez family currently lives in Coral Gables and their e mail is: rcTAQUECHEL@bellsouth.net

  

    At age 25, Roberto married Cristina Gutierrez y Sampedro of 25 years of age in St. Augustines Catholic Church in Coral Gables on February 26, 1994.

   

     Cristina Gutierrez y Sampedro was born February 25, 1969 in Sagua la Grande, Santa Clara, Cuba. The daughter of Miguel Jeronimo Gutierrez y Cardenas, son of Fausto Gutierrez y Casanova and Felicia Manuela Cardenas y Garcia and Julia Guillermina Sampedro y Garcia, daughter of German Sampedro Ocejo and Francisca Garcia y Amador; she exiled to Spain in July 23, 1979 with her Mother, Father, Brother, and Sister where they lived for 3 months before going to Miami. She enrolled in Pinecrest Elementary School until the 9th grade and then went to Sunset High School where she graduated in 1987. She graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Painting from Florida International University in 1991. Cristina currently co-owns a Jewelry Store with her brother in Coral Gables, Florida.

     Roberto and Cristina have three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 1.       Carolina TAQUECHEL y Gutierrez was born on August 2, 1999 in South Miami Hospital and currently attends St. Theresa Catholic School; she is in first grade.

                                                

 2.       Julia TAQUECHEL y Gutierrrez was born on September 12, 2001 in South Miami Hospital and she currently attends The Growing Place Learning Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

 

                                                     3.       Roberto Alejandro TAQUECHEL y Gutierrez was born October 28, 2003 in South Miami Hospital.

 

 

7.  Jose Vicente Enrique TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on July 4, 1899. He was baptized at the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified at Libro 12 de Bautismos, Folio 17, n 72. His godparents were Ignacio Leyte-Vidal y Puente and Dolores Chacón Vda. Larrea. “Enrique”, as he was called by his family and friends in his daily life, was a superb Baseball player pretended and Pre Signed (as a player) by the Dodgers. The permission to engage in Professional Baseball was denied by his parents. Shortly after, he died in Cuba of natural causes.

 

8.  Silvia Maria TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on November 2, 1900. She was baptized by Priest Manuel Martinez de la Junquera y Mancebo at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba on February 10, 1901 as it can be verified at Libro 12 de bautismos, Folio 112, vuelto n 479. Her godparents were Eduardo Ramirez y Rodriguez and his wife Caridad Melendez.

 

At age 22, Silvia Maria was married to Eduardo Ramirez de Arellano y Melendez of 22 years of age, by Priest Ambrosio Guerra on November 28, 1923 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 6 de Matrimonios, Folio 44, n 56. Witnesses were the Coronel Eduardo Pujol, the Coronel del Ejercito Libertador Rafael Maria Manduley y Del Rio, Don Juan Portuondo y Estrada, Don Luis Maria Buch, Don Carlos Miyares and Don Cesar Echemendia. At the time of the wedding, Eduardo was Medical Officer of the National Army.

 

Eduardo Ramirez de Arellano y Melendez, was born in Santiago de Cuba circa 1900; the son of Don Eduardo Ramirez de Arellano and Caridad Melendez, became a Medical Doctor.

Silvia Maria and Eduardo had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

                             i.       Silvia Maria Ramirez de Arellano y TAQUECHEL. Born on august 20, 1926 married Lawyer Alfredo Casero y Guillen.

  They had two children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

   a. Alfredo Casero y Ramirez de Arellano

   b. Silvia Casero y Ramirez de Arellano

 

                             ii.      Patricia  Hortensia “Ten Ten” Ramirez de Arellano y TAQUECHEL. Born May 20, 1929.

                                      At age ??, Hortensia married Alfredo Loret de Mola, in Santiago de Cuba  on (date)

                                      Alfredo was a Lawyer, the son of Don Alfredo Loret de Mola and Lucrecia Betancourt y Ferrer de Couto.

                                      Hortensia and Alfredo had three daughters of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

a. Vivian Ana Loret de Mola y Ramirez de Arellano was born in ???, on ???.

     At age ??, she was married to, ???.

    They have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

b. Ana Mari Loret de Mola y Ramirez de Arellano was born in ???, on ???.

 

c. Ana Cristina Loret de Mola y Ramirez de Arellano was born in ???, on ???.

 

Patricia Hortensia “Ten Ten” widowed Alfredo Loret de Mola and after 15 years, she remarried Gonzalo de la Pezuela, a Lawyer and Economist. She lives in Miami.

 

9.   Adelina Beatriz TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on August 22, 1902. She was baptized by Priest Manuel Martinez de la Junquera y Mancebo at the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba on December 7, 1902 as it can be verified at Libro 13 de bautismos, Folio 7, vuelto n 24. Her godparents were her brother Jose Angel TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona and her sister Concepción TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona.

 

At age 23, she was married to Eduardo Guernica y Crespo of 25 years of age, by Priest Jose Villalonga y Pons on April 10, 1926 at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 6 de Matrimonios, Folio 72, n 113. Witnesses were Don Juan Portuondo and Don Juan Aguilar. At the time of the wedding Eduardo was a practicing Surgeon, Medical Doctor.

 

Eduardo Guernica y Crespo was born in Santiago de Cuba circa 1901; the son of Eduardo Guernica and Angelina Crespo.

 

Adelina and Eduardo had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL:

i.      Yolanda Gregoria de la Caridad Guernica y TAQUECHEL was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 12, 1927. She was baptized by Priest Anastasio Alonso at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba as it can be verified within Libro 18, Folio 153, n 916. Her godparents were her grandfather Eduardo Guernica y Comas, and her grandmother Maria de la Concepcion Garcia Escalona de TAQUECHEL. Yolanda was a teacher. Sre presently lives in Miami.

 

At age 22, she married Carlos Mata y Guerra of 25 years of age within the Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia in Vista Alegre on June 25, 1949 as it can be verified at Libro 4 de Matrimonios, Folio 95, n 176. Witnesses to the wedding were Rafael Font y Zayas and William Edith Dubois. Carlos, Yolanda, and their 4 Cuban born children left Cuba on October 31, 1960. They settled in Miami. On December 1, 1961, the family moved to New Orleans, La. In the summer of 1970, the family, joined by two American born children, Roberto and Caroline, moved to Central America. An Attorney at Law and Chief Counsel for Latin America for a North American Multinational Company, Carlos Mata and his family lived all over Central America before retiring in the United States.

 

 

Carlos Mata y Guerra was born in Santiago de Cuba on February 13, 1924. He was baptized at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores on August 2, 1925 as it can be verified within Libro 19 de Bautismos, Folio 763, n 190.  His godparents were Pedro Guerra y Cisneros and Amparo Albertina Ravelo y Gonzalez. Carlos’ father was the Spaniard Jose Mata e Inglada, who was the son of Pedro Mata y Balta and Dolores Inglada y Seguí. His mother was Angela Guerra y Cisneros, the daughter of Eustaquio Guerra y Rodriguez and Teresa Cisneros y Diez. Carlos died on August 27, 2003. He was 79 years old.

Yolanda and Carlos had six children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL (a seventh child, a girl, was stillborn):

a.   Carlos Alberto Mata y Guernica was born at 6:30 PM on March 22, 1951, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, at the Clinica Los Angeles. He was baptized on June 17, 1951, at Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia, Parroquia de San Luis de El Caney, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, by Father Agustin S. Davalos. These records are listed in the Libro 18 de Bautizos, Folio 159, Numero 634. His god parents were his uncle Eduardo (Lalito) Guernica y TAQUECHEL and his paternal grandmother, Angela Guerra y Cisneros vda. de Mata. Carlos Alberto attended Catholic schools in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans on May 12, 1973, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Carlos’s email: carlosm1951@hotmail.com

 

       On May 26, 1973, he married Mary Louise Gernhauser. The wedding took place at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, in Metairie, La. With the Reverend Lawrence De’Maria officiating. In December, 1976, he moved to the Houston, Texas, area when Carlos went to work for the Monsanto Co. in Texas City. Carlos and Mary have lived in Friendswood, Texas since 1988. Carlos is the Maintenance Manager at Sterling Chemicals in Texas City.

 

       Mary Louise Gernhauser was born November 16, 1951, in New Orleans, daughter of John Edward   Gernhauser and Lucy Elmire Thomas both of New Orleans.

                                            

                                             Carlos and Mary had 2 children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Christine Lisa Mata born on March 17, 1977 at Clear Lake Hospital, in Webster, Texas.  She was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in League City, Texas. Christine Lisa graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in December, 1999. She is an elementary school teacher.

 

On November 23, 2002, Christine married Devin Lynn Johnston

Devin Lynn Johnston (born February 28, 1974) son of Sammie and Steve Maricelli of Friendswood, Texas, and the late Tom Johnston. Devin is an architect.

 

Christine and Devin have 1 child of seventh Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

·       Brooke Victoria Johnston was born on December 26, 2005.

 

2.   Jeffery John Mata, born August 13, 1979 at Clear Lake Hospital, in Webster, Texas. He was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in League City, Texas. Jeffrey John Mata graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in May 2002. Jeffrey is single at this time. He is an Information Systems Consultant with the international consulting firm, Cap Gemini.

 

 

 

b.    Yolanda Maria Mata y Guernica was born in Santiago de Cuba on October 14, 1952. She was baptized in Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia, Parroquia de San Luis de El Caney, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, Her godparents were her maternal grandmother, Adelina TAQUECHEL vda. de Guernica and her godfather was her paternal great uncle, Alfredo Guerra y Cisneros. She was raised in New Orleans where she graduated from high school. After graduation, she lived extensively in Latin America, first with her parents and later with her husband and children. Yoly holds a teaching degree from Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela and graduated from Berlitz, Escuela de Traducción e Interpretación in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated cum laude with a degree in International Relations from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Yoly’s e mail is: ymt2000@sbcglobal.net

 

On December 16, 1972, Yoly wed Tommy Thompson in St. Theresa of Avila Church, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

 

Tommy Thompson Aguilar Jr. was born in Rivas, Nicaragua on June 21, 1952.  He is the son of Tommy Thompson Burns and Margarita Aguilar Chamorro. After graduating from high school in Managua, Nicaragua, Tommy went to college in New Orleans where he received an Associate Degree in Business Administration. After having worked and lived in several Latin American countries for many years, Tommy and Yoly presently live in Houston, Texas.  Tommy works for Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids and is Vice-President for Latin American Operations.

 

 

Tommy and Yoly have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.Yolande Marguerite Thompson y Mata was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 4, 1974.  On July   7, 2004, she was baptized in St. Theresa of Avila Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her godparents were her paternal aunt, Mary Thompson de Herrero and her maternal uncle, Carlos Alberto Mata y Guernica.  After having studied in different schools in different countries, Yoliemar, as she is known, was an excellent student who graduated first in her high school class at Santa Rosa de Lima in Caracas, Venezuela.  She went on to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in Telecommunications.  Shortly after, she traveled to Colege Internationale de Cannes, in Cannes, France and then onto Paris to futher increase her knowledge of the French Language. Presently, she works as Carrier Support Manager for Global Crossing, the largest fiber optic company in the world.

      

       On June 10, 2001, she wed David Hanono y Behar in Coral Gables, Florida.

     

       David Hanono y Behar was born in Guantanamo, Cuba on August 15, 1965.  David received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.  At present, he is Director of Business Development for Genexxis, a mobile content company headquartered in Spain.  In 2006, he will finish his Masters Degree in film direction and production. David and Yolie, also, have their own business out of their home in Coral Gables, Florida.

 

2.   Tommy Thompson Mata III was born in Managua, Nicaragua on July 1, 1976. On August 7, 1976, he was baptized in Iglesia la Sierrita de Santo Domingo, Managua, Nicaragua.  His godparents were Barney Mejía and Estrella Díaz y Guernica.  After having studied in different schools in different countries, Tommy finished high school in Don Bosco de Altamira in Caracas, Venezuela.  He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he received a B.S. in Journalism/Advertising and Marketing in 1997.  After graduation, he worked for Siboney Ad Agency in Dallas and for del Rivero Messianu, DDB in Coral Gables, Forida, where he was named Employee of the Year 2001.  Presently, he is President of Inspire, an advertising agency, which focuses on the Hispanic market in the U.S.A, whose main accounts include: McDonald’s, Verizon and Midas. 

 

       On October 2,1999, he married Sheri Henderson, whom he met during his college years. Sheri Henderson Shoaf was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on December 17,1973.  She graduated with a double major Sociology and Spanish from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.  At present, she is an Assistant Vice-President/Credit Supervisor for Town North Bank in Dallas, Texas.

 

      Tommy and Sheri have one child of Seventh Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

·       Tommy Thompson Henderson IV was born October 6, 2004 in the Richardson Regional Medical Center in Richardson, Texas.  On February 11, 2005, he was baptized in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richardson, Texas.  His godparents were Yolande M. Thompson-Hanono and Pete Lerma.

 

 

                     c.   Jorge Ignacio Mata y Guernica was born on August 2, 1957, in Santiago de Cuba in the Clinica de los Angeles. He was baptized at Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia, Parroquia de San Luis de El Caney, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, Jorge attended Catholic schools in New Orleans and in various Central American countries. In December, 1979, he graduated from Louisiana Sate University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also has a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Houston. Jorge’s e mails is: jmatalsu79@aol.com

 

On August 22nd, 1986, he married Cynthia Comerford of Houston at St Paul's Catholic Church, Nassau Bay, Texas, officiated by Father Anton Schultz.  Witnesses were Byron Sketchler of New Orleans and Theresa Gleason of Friendswood. Cindy is the daughter of   Claire and Bernice Comerford on Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

They had 4 children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL (three survived).  

 

1.     Lillian Patricia Mata, born at Hermann Hospital in Houston on May 23rd, 1987.

2.     Charlotte Elizabeth Mata was also born at Hermann Hospital in Houston on October 30th, 1990.

3.     Kevin Anthony Mata, was born stillborn on June 6th, 1993.

4.     Alexander Joseph Mata was born on May 3rd, 2000. Jorge joined Amoco Oil Company (later acquired by BP), in Texas City in January, 1980. He has held various engineering and management assignments during his career. Jorge, Cindy, and their children have resided in Friendswood, Texas, since 1990.

 

 

d.    Eduardo Angel Mata y Guernica was born on August 2, 1960, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in the Clinica de los Angeles. He was baptized on September 3, 1960, at Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia, Parroquia de San Luis de El Caney, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. His godparents are his brother and sister, Carlos Alberto and Yolanda Maria. Less than 3 months after his birth, the family immigrated to Miami. Eduardo grew up in Central America and in 1983 moved to Miami.

 

On July 30, 1988, he married Aydalina Fatima Amador y Suarez. Aydalina was born on December 13, 1956, in Rivas, Nicaragua. She is the daughter on Luis Amador y Acosta (born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua) and Eva Maria Suarez y Romero (born in Nicojomo, Nicaragua). Eddy and Aydalina have no children and live in Miami.

 

 

e.     Roberto Luis Mata y Guernica was born in Mercy Hospital at 9:45 am in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 3, 1964 (Louisiana State Birth Certificate No. 64000260).  The doctor in charge was Dr. Luis Oms.  Roberto’s godparents were Juan Jeronimo Aguilar y TAQUECHEL and Amarilys García Guernica.  Roberto subsequently lived in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama before returning to the United States and graduating from the St. Paul’s School in Covington, Louisiana in 1982.  Roberto obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1987, and a Masters in Business Administration from Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia in 1992. He is currently employed by the United States Mint in Washington, DC and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Roberto’s email is: rmata@usmint.treas.gov

 

On July 25, 1991, Roberto married Susan Marie Parker in Alexandria, Virginia. 

 

Susan was born in Monroe, Louisiana on December 16, 1967 at St. Francis Hospital (Louisiana State Birth Certificate No. 67055370).  Susan is the daughter of Dorie Marie Austin and George Wright Parker. Susan obtained degrees in French and Accounting at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 1996 and is currently employed by the U.S. Government Accounting Office in Washington, DC. Roberto and Susan have no children.

 

f.     Caroline Marie Mata y Guernica was born April 25, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana at Mercy Hospital. She was baptized at Christ the King Church in Terrytown (Gretna). Her godparents were her brother, Jorge Mata and aunt, Elvira Font Mata. Her elementary and high school education was carried out in different schools in different countries. After graduating from Country Day School in San José, Costa Rica, in 1986, she attended Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she graduated Cum Laude with a double major in French and Communications. During this time, Caroline traveled to France to further increase her knowledge of the French language. Caroline is currently working in the Western Union Regional Operations Center as a training specialist. Carolina’s e mail is: cmata90@yahoo.com

 

 

She married Javier Francisco Aragón Carmiol on September 22, 1990, in the Santa Teresa Chapel in San Jose Coate Rica at 9:00 a.m. The officiating priest was Father Douglas Aragón Carmiol, Javier’s older brother. The maid of honor was Yolanda Mata Thompson. The best man was Carlos de la Luz, Javier’s best friend.

 

 

Caroline and Javier have 2 children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Sofia was born September 1, 1993 at the Hospital Clínica Biblíca.  Her pediatrician was Dr. Rolando Vargas Arrea.  Her godmother is Ana María Oñoro and godfather, Esteban Aragón. Father Carlos Humberto Rojas in the San Pedro church baptized her September 21. Sofía is 12 years old and is currently studying her first year of high school.

 

2.     Fernando was born on July 29, 1996. He was born in the Hospital Clínica Bíblica assisted by Dr. Rolando Vargas Arrea. Father Douglas Aragón Carmiol baptized him in the Parroquia San Antonio de Padua in Curridabat. His godparents are Maureen Mora Castro (aunt) and Roy Aragón Carmiol (his paternal grandfather).  He is currently in 4th grade in Colegio Calasanz.

 

 

ii.     Eduardo “Lalito” Guernica y TAQUECHEL was born on September 19, 1928. He was baptized at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on February 14, 1929 as it can be verified at Libro 19, Folio 56, n 448. He was given several nicknames by his cousins (Pistolas and Chiguete).

 

At age 30, Lalito was married to his cousin Amarilys García y Guernica of 20 years of age, by Priest Antonio Gonzalez, at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo del Caney in Santiago de Cuba, on August 2, 1959 as it can be verified within Libro 5 de Matrimonios, Folio 45, n 89. The godparents to the wedding were her father Don Oscar Garcia and his mother Adelina TAQUECHEL y Garcia Escalona. Witnesses to the wedding were Celso Garcia y del Rio and Jose Maria de Goya y Uriarte; the Acta de Matrimonio was signed by Valentin Martinez. Lalito and Amarilys lived at 13th Street # 10 in the Vista Alegre neighborhood of Santiago de Cuba in 1959. He was a Medical Doctor and she was reportedly a Secretary at the time of the wedding. This family migrated to the United States in 1962; they established themselves in Lima, Ohio, where Lalito continued with his medical practice as a Cardiovascular Surgeon and their daughters grew up. Lalito and Amarilys presently (2006) live in Miami.

 

Amarilys Maria de las Mercedes Adela Rosa de la Caridad García y Guernica was born on December 28, 1938. She was baptized at the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre, in Oriente, as it can be verified within Libro 32 de Bautismos, Folio 398, n 1589. Her father was Oscar Garcia y Bernardo, born in Asturias, Spain, son of Adolfo Garcia and Maria de las Mercedes Bernardo. Her mother was Adela Guernica y Guernica, the daughter of cousins Antonio Guernica and Dolores Guernica.

Lalito and Amarillys had three children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

a.      Amarillys María Guernica y García was born in Santiago de Cuba on July 2, 1960. She was baptized in Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia in Vista Alegre. Her godmother was her paternal grandmother, Adelina TAQUECHEL vda.de Guernica and her godfather was her maternal grandfather, Oscar Garcia y Bernardo.  Mari, as she is known, studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated with a Business and Marketing degree. Mari’s email is: marbles@columbus.rr.com

 

On May 3, 1986, she married John Hoge of Lima, Ohio.  John studied and graduated with a degree in Journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. They live in Columbus, Ohio where they have their own business.

 

       Mari and John have three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Jonathan Hoge Guernica was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 15, 1991.  He was baptized in Columbus, Ohio and his godparents were Mercy Maley and Nick Starr.

 

2.     Connor Hoge Guernica was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 28, 1992.  He was baptized in Dublin, Ohio and his godparents were his maternal aunt, Lourdes Guernica-Chamberlain and Esperanza García-Walton.

 

3.     Maria Hoge Guernica was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 8, 1994.  She was baptized in Dublin, Ohio and her godparents were her maternal aunt Adele Guernica-Schaffer and Roy Walton.

 

 

b.     Lourdes Maria Guernica y García was born in Ravenna, Ohio on December 29, 1961.  She was baptized in Ravenna, Ohio.  Her godmother was Miriam Bravo and her godfather was her maternal uncle, Alberto García y Guernica.  Lourdes or Lulu, as she is known, studied and the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio where she graduated with a degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy.  She went on to the University of Cincinnati in Ohio where she received her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing. Lourdes’s e mail is: kchamberlain@carolina.rr.com

 

On August 22, 1986, she married Kirk Chamberlain of Mississippi.  Kirk studied and graduated from the University of Ole Miss in Mississippi. For 22 years, he worked with Hallmark and is presently, the Regional Sales Manager for Brighton.  They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.                         

 

Lourdes and Kirk have three boys of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Trent Chamberlain Guernica was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 20, 1989.  He was baptized in Cleveland Ohio, and his godparents were his maternal aunt, Adele Guernica-Schaffer and Eric Chamberlain, his paternal uncle.

 

2.     Ryan Taylor Chamberlain Guernica was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 5, 1991.  He was baptized in Chicago, Illinois and his godparents were his paternal aunt, Leah Chamberlain-Gardner and his maternal aunt, Amarillys Guernica-Hoge.

 

3.     Joshua Taylor Chamberlain Guernica was born in Kansas City, Kansas on September 13, 1995.  He was baptized in Kansas City, Ks. and his godparents were Rodolfo and Maria Luisa Villegas.

 

 

c.      Adele Mari Guernica y García was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 24, 1963.  She was baptized in Cleveland, Ohio.   Her godmother was her maternal grandmother, Adela Guernica de García and her godfather was René Padrón.  Adele graduated from Ohio State University.  She, then, went on graduate from Ohio University Medical School.  She completed her 4 years residence in Pediatrics in Kansas City and also, a 2 year Fellowship on allergies.  At present, she is a practicing M.D. specializing in Pediatric Allergies. Adele’s e mail is: amgshaffer@comcast.net

 

On October 10, 1987 she married David Schaffer of Mansfield, Ohio.  David has a Doctorate degree in Math and Finances and is a Professor at the Villanova University in Philadelphia.  They live in Philadelphia.

 

Adele and David have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Ana Marie Schaffer Guernica was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 8, 1994. She was baptized in Kansas City, Kansas and her godparents were Kirk and Lourdes Guernica Chamberlain.

    

2.     Christian David Schaffer Guernica was born in Philadelphia on December 23, 

2000 in Philadelphia. He was baptized in Columbus, Ohio and his godparents

      were John and Amarillys (Mari) Guernica Hoge.

 

 

 

 

10.    Esperanza Sabina TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba on October 27, 1903. She was baptized by Priest Desiderio Mesnier y Cisneros at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Santiago de Cuba on May 28, 1904 as it can be verified at Libro 13 de Bautismos, Folio 135, n 496. Her godparents were Esteban Larrea and his wife Dolores García de Larrea.

 

At age 24, she was married to her cousin Rodrigo Alberto Portuondo y Grimany of 23 years of age, on May 23, 1928 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Santiago de Cuba, as it can be verified within Libro 6 de Matrimonios, Folio 116, n 169. The witnesses were Don Julio Hernandez Miyares and Don Juan Valiente. At the time of the wedding, “Rodriguito” was a successful Artist Manager besides being an Attorney at Law.

 

Rodrigo Alberto was born in Santiago de Cuba on October 16, 1905; the son of Rodrigo Claudio de la Caridad Portuondo y Miyares (1873-1927) from Holguin and Maria Adelaida Estanislada Grimany y Durruthy (1871-1926). This family lived in Holguin, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba and finally, moved to La Habana circa 1907 due to the appointment of Dr. Portuondo y Miyares in the Supreme Court as a Judge, a most prestigious distinction. Rodriguito died on 1941, at age 36, from Tuberculosis after extensive care in the United States; his son Rodri was 10 years old.

 

Esperanza and Rodriguito had two children of Fourth Generation TAQUECHEL (one reached adulthood):

 

i.  Rodrigo Jose Bartol Portuondo y TAQUECHEL was born in La Habana, Cuba, at 01:00 pm on August 19, 1931. He was baptized by Fray Eugenio Perez Hermida y Rodriguez from the Orden de Predicadores at the Parroquia Sagrado Corazon del Vedado y Carmelo on October 16, 1931 as it can be verified at Libro General de Bautismos n 35, Folio y n 574. His paternal aunt “Tita” Adela Clotilde de la Caridad Portuondo y Grimany (1901-1993) and her husband Henry Bartolo Estrada “Tito” (1899-1990) took care of him and his mother when his father died. While living in New York with his Aunt Tita, “Rodri” finish High School there. He was the youngest Television Director at CMQ in La Habana, we he lived, a Theater Director and was involved in promotion publishing. He died on April 1, 1984 in Panama City, Republic of Panama due to a general deterioration of his health and complications derived from his severe Diabetic condition.

 

At age 23, was married to Ana Mari Ganivet y Fernandez of 21 years of age by Priest Angel Hernandez y Cabanius at the Parroquia San Luis Obispo in the Iglesia de Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, on September 19, 1954 as it can be verified at Libro 4 de Matrimonios, Folio 204, n 303. The witnesses were Dr. Hector Ortiz y Fernandez and Dr. Luis Augusto Mestre, both married and residents of Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. At the time of the wedding Rodri lived at Calzada # 951 esquina a Calle 8 Vedado, La Habana and Ana Mari lived in Calle 7 # 54 in Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. The Portuondo y Ganivet family migrated to the United States in 1960 where Rodrigo trained with the United States Army Special Forces to land in the eastern end of Cuba as a diversionary force to the force landing at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. The landing of this group was aborted when it was learned that was expected by Castro’s forces. The entire operation became a fiasco when the irresolute Kennedy brothers decided to withdraw air support to the small invasion group that had no air protection and was doomed to failure once its supply ships were sunk. In 1962, they moved to the Republic of Panama, where Rodrigo owned and operated Publicidad Interamericana, S.A. (PISA) a successful Advertising Company. He was also an appreciated Theatre Director at the Teatro en Circulo in Panama.

 

Ana Mari Ganivet y Fernandez, who was born in San Sebastian, Spain, on May 8, 1933 and grew up in Santiago de Cuba is the daughter of the Attorney at Law Fernando Jose Justo Ganivet y Horruitinier and of Marina “Nina” Fernandez y Casas. She has two sisters: Elena who married Venancio Mercade; and Lucia, who married Ramon Corona. Fernando was the son of Francisca Horruitinier y Asencio, and of Ernesto Ganivet y Roche, who was Inspector of the waterfront (“muelles”) facilities in Santiago de Cuba in 1897 and then became the virtual City Mayor 1898 when the officeholders fled to El Caney during the siege by the American Army at the end of the Spanish American War. At that time he had to break the safe in City Hall to obtain money to pay the municipal employees; this act was witness by various officials who attested to the proper disposition of those funds. Fernando had two siblings: Ernesto Ganivet y Horruitinier who married Eufemia Badell; and Mercedes Ganivet y Horrouitinier who married Sr. Prats. Ernesto Ganivet y Roche was the son of Ernesto Ganivet and Julia Roche. Marina Fernandez y Casas “Nina”, was the daughter of Federico Fernandez y Rosillo, and America Casas y Saumell. She had eight siblings: Enriqueta, Federico, Carolina, Angeles, Africa, Emma Rosa, Beby and Dora.

 

                            Rodri and Ana Mari had five children of Fifth Generation TAQUECHEL:

                            

          a.      Maria Cristina Portuondo y Ganivet (“Boti”) was born in La Habana on June 29, 1955. She attended Saint Mary’s Mission School in Panama before enrolling in Las Esclavas del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus where she graduated in ???. Maria Cristina is involved in various social causes and projects. She presently lives in Panama. Maria Cristina’s e mail is: mcportuondo@cwpanama.net

 

At age 18, Maria Cristina first married Fernando Henriquez of 24 years of age in ??, on ??. At the time of the wedding, Tanano was one of the owners of Motores Cosmos, S.A., representatives of Mazda, Honda and Lincoln Vehicles and Cars in Panama.

 

Fernando Henriquez y Perino (“Tanano”) was born in Panama on January 11, 1949. He is the son of Fernando Mario Henriquez y Quintero and Paulina Perino y Heranval de Viras. Fernando Mario was the son of Don Haim Henriquez y De Lima and Dona Nivia Quintero y Olmos. Paulina was the daughter of Don Tomas Perino y Scarcella and Dona Blanca Heranval de Viras.

Maria Cristina and Tanano had two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL: 

                                               

                                                1.    Fernando Antonio Henriquez y Portuondo was born in Panama on ???

                                                       He married Ximena ???, on ???.

                                    

2.    Cristina Maria Henriquez y Portuondo was born in Panama on ???.. She died an infant.

 

At age ??, after divorcing Tanano, she married Eusebio Marchosky y ??? of ?? years of age, in ??, on ??: Chepy was also divorced.

 

Eusebio Marchosky y ?? (“Chepy”)was born in ??, on ??. He was the son of…………

Chepy was an Attorney at Law (19??-2005) a well known and a respected professional and intellectual. Chepy was deported to exile in 1968 when the Military led by Torrijos took over the country. He died in 2005.

 

  b.      Adela Maria Portuondo y Ganivet was born in Santiago de Cuba on March 6, 1957. She attended Saint Mary’s Mission School in Panama before enrolling in Las Esclavas del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus where she graduated in ???. Attended College in Miami and presently lives in Panama where she is involved in several social causes. Adelita’s e mail is: adelahenriquez@hotmail.com

 

            At age 20, Adelita was married to Ricky Henriquez of 22 years of age, by Priest Manuel Prada at the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen, located in the intersection of Via Espana with and Avenida Samuel Lewis in Panama City, Panama, on July 30, 1977. At the time of the marriage, Ricky was one of the owners of Motores Cosmos, S.A., representatives of Mazda, Honda and Lincoln Cars in Panama.

 

Ricardo Henriquez y Perino was born in Panama on May 14, 1955.  He is the son of Fernando Mario Henriquez y Quintero and Paulina Perino y Heranval de Viras. Fernando Mario was the son of Don Haim Henriquez y De Lima and Dona Nivia Quintero y Olmos. Paulina was the daughter of Don Tomas Perino y Scarcella and Dona Blanca Heranval de Viras y Carcamo. Ricky is the brother of Fernando Henriquez, first husband of Maria Cristina (Adela’s eldest sister).  Ricky is presently an entrepreneur. They live in Panama.

Adelita and Ricky had four sons of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Ricardo Henriquez y Portuondo was born in Panama, on June 19, 1979. He was baptized on September 1, 1979. His godparents were, his paternal aunt “Tana” Henriquez and his maternal uncle Juan Carlos Portuondo. He is an Engineer, presently (2006) single.

2.     Juan Manuel Henriquez y Portuondo was born in Panama on February 8, 1982. He was baptized on May 15, 1982. His godparents were, his maternal aunt Maria Cristina Portuondo and the close family friend Dr. Alfonso Lavergne. He is an Engineer, presently (2006) single.

3.     Luis Felipe Henriquez y Portuondo was born in Panama on April 26, 1984. He was baptized on July 21, 1984. His godparents were, the close family friend May Maduro de Spirito and Fernando Henriquez. He is presently (2006) a university student in the U.S.A.

4.      Rodrigo Henriquez y Portuondo was born in Panama on June 10, 1993. He is presently (2006) in 8th Grade in High School in Panama.

 

c.      Rodrigo “Bobby” Portuondo y Ganivet was born in Santiago de Cuba on June 16, 1958. He attended Saint Mary’s Mission School in Panama before enrolling in Valley Forge Military Academy. “Bobby” was a superb painter and sketcher, truly talented. He suffered an accident in Santa Clara beach in Panama when he was 16 years old that left him Quadraplegic.

         Bobby married the Peruvian born Faruba Riva and lives in Miami, Florida.

 

d.       Juan Carlos Portuondo y Ganivet was born in Miami on October 7, 1960. He was raised in Panama City, Republic of Panama where he attended Saint Mary’s Mission School and then completed High School at Colegio Javier. Juan Carlos became a Dentist after Graduating from the Falcultad de Odontologia de la Universidad de Panama. He did Social Work as a graduated intern in Penonome, Cocle Province of Panama, before attending Jonhs Hopkins where he specialized in Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a practicing Surgeon and a Scuba Diving enthusiast in Key Biscayne, Florida, where he lives. Juan Carlos’s e mail is: jcportuondodds@aol.com

 

At age ??, Juan Carlos married Teresita Maria Díaz y Deutsch.  Lives in Key Biscayne, Florida.

 

Teresita Diaz y Deustch, was born in ???, on ???. She is the daughter of Ariel Diaz y Arza and Gladis Deutsch. Teresita’s paternal grandparents were Don Enrique Diaz and Dona Amparo Arza. Her father Ariel, his brothers Pachuco, Gangui, Quiquin as well as sisters, Lolo, Nina and Elba were very close friends of the TAQUECHEL family in Santiago de Cuba and therefore of Juan Carlos’s Father (Rodri). The Diaz family lived in calle 4 entre 13 y 15 in Vista Alegre. Don Enrique Diaz was the owner of Colonia Diaz next to the one Sugar Cane Plantation belonging to Don Jose Vicente TAQUECHEL y Miyares.

 

Juan Carlos y Teresita had three children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL.

 

                                                 1.     Carolina Isabel Portuondo y Diaz, was born in Miami on ???..

 2.     Daniella Cristina Portuondo y Diaz, was born in Miami on ???.

 3.     Juan Carlos Portuondo y Diaz, was born in Miami on ???.

 

 

   e.      Fernando Jose Portuondo y Ganivet, was born in Panama on July 22, 1970.  His godparents to the baptice were his uncle Jose Angel TAQUECHEL (II) y Manduley and his wife Hilda Maria Manduley y Masforroll de TAQUECHEL. He went to (school), university???. He is presently a Lawyer in Miami. Fernando’s e mail is: portuondof@bellsouth.net

 

            He married Kelly Szukalski.

            Fernando and Kelly have have two children of Sixth Generation TAQUECHEL:

 

1.     Marina Victoria Portuondo Szukalski. She was born in Miami on ??

2.     Daniel Portuondo Szukalski. He was born in Miami on ??

                          

Rodri later married the Panamanian born Molly Ruiz in Panama on 1981 (Molly lives in Panama).

                           Ana Mari later married the Cuban born Orlando Rivas y Melo in Miami circa 1993 “Orlandito” was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 15, 1930 and died in Miami on July 6, 2005. (Ana Mari lives in Miami).

                           

 

  ii.       Alicia Portuondo y TAQUECHEL was born in 1931, year in which she died.

 

 

 

11.  Dora Maria TAQUECHEL y García Escalona was born in Santiago de Cuba, at 05:00 am on May 5, 1906 at the TAQUECHEL residence, located at San Felix # 9. Her birth was registered by Don Prisco Odio y Casanas, Municipal Judge and Francisco Ortiz y Salazar his Secretary at the Registro Civil Norte de Santiago de Cuba, at Tomo 26, Folio 62, n 41. Don Alfonso Chicoy y Ferrer and Don Pascual Simon y Vives acted as witnesses. Her baptismal records have not been found to date (2006) but, it is known by testimony of her brothers and sisters that Dora Maria did not survived her infancy.

2. Pablo Enrique TAQUECHEL y Miyares was born in El Cobre, Oriente province, Cuba, on July 15, 1865. The legitimate son of Pablo Alejos and Ursula, was baptized by Priest Juan Pujades at the Parroquia Nuestra senora de La Caridad del Cobre on December 24, 1865 as it can be verified within Libro 12 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 44 vuelto, n 59. His godparents were his paternal uncle Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL y Marrot and his maternal grandmother Maria de la Caridad Portuondo y Portuondo. Pablo Enrique died in Santiago de Cuba on October 5, 1889 at 01:00 am as it can be verified at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad within Libro 8 de Entierros, Folio 199, n 1219. He was 23 years old and single at the time of his death.

 

 

 

3. Ernesto Dario TAQUECHEL y Miyares was born in El Cobre, Oriente province, Cuba, on December 19, 1866. The legitimate son of Pablo Alejos and Ursula, was baptized by Priest Juan Francisco Martinez at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores on March 15, 1867 as it can be verified in Libro 4 de Bautizos de Blancos, Folio 75, n 39. His godparents were his paternal relative Ernesto TAQUECHEL  and his maternal grandfather Carlos Miyares y Ferrer.

 

At age 24, he married Caridad Rizo y Diaz of 27 years of age at the Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad in Santiago de Cuba on June 25, 1891 as it can be verified within Libro 3 de Matrimonios, Folio 68, n 192. To date (2006), we are still looking for children to this couple.

 

Caridad was the daughter of Joaquin Rizo and Maria de la Caridad Diaz, deceased at the time. Witnesses to the wedding were Don Joaquin Rizo y Vera, Don Pedro Perez and Don Ernesto Olivares.

 

 

 

4. Enricca Ursula TAQUECHEL y Miyares was born in El Cobre, on June 12, 1868. The legitimate daughter of Pablo Alejos and Ursula, was baptized by Priest Juan Pujades at the Parroquia Nuestra Senora de La Caridad del Cobre on October 2, 1868 as it can be verified within Libro 12 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 89 vuelto, n 65. Her godparents were her maternal relative Juan Miyares and her maternal grandmother Maria de la Caridad Portuondo y Portuondo. Enricca died in Santiago de Cuba on June 24, 1869 as it can be verified at Parroquia Santisima Trinidad within Libro 5 de Entierros, Folio 100, n 53; she was one year old and 12 days.

 

Branch VIII TAQUECHEL

Jules Charles TACUSSEL Marrot was born on February 10, 1842. The legitimate son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson all from France. He was baptized Julio Carlos TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on July 6, 1842 by Priest Joaquin Fernandez as it can be verified within Libro 16 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 61, n 157.  His godparents were Don Carlos Marroisin and his aunt Maria Antonia Marrot. Julio was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to his father, located in La Partida del Cristo with Rio Frio, in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch IX TAQUECHEL

Emile Francois TACUSSEL Marrot was born on October 28, 1845. The legitimate son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson all from France. He was baptized Emilio Francisco TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba on March 18, 1846 by Priest Jose Dolores Giro as it can be verified within Libro 17 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 25, n 38.  His godparents were Don Emilio Noblet and his wife Dolores Cairet de Noblet. Emilio Francisco was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to his father, located in La Partida del Cristo with Rio Frio, in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members. It is apparent that he was called Ernesto even thought his baptismal records do not have that name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch X TAQUECHEL

Alphonse TACUSSEL Marrot was born on June 10, 1849. The legitimate son of Pierre Vincent TACUSSEL GRANIER (1787-1855) and Galatea Marrot Besson, were his paternal grandparents Francois TACUSSEL and Francoise GRANIER and his maternal grandparents Jean Baptiste Joseph Marrot Pouset and Gabrielle Virginie Besson all from France. He was baptized Alfonso TAQUECHEL y Marrot at the Santa Iglesia de Santiago del Prado Real de Minas del Cobre on July 21, 1849 by Priest Luis Jose Morcillo as it can be verified within Libro 11 de Bautismos de Blancos, Folio 33, n 165. His godparents were Don Alfonso Dagner and his wife Carmen. Alfonso was a First Generation TAQUECHEL who grew up in “ Refugio ” a Coffee Plantation that belonged to his father, located in La Partida del Cristo with Rio Frio, in Hongolosongo, en route to Palma Soriano. At home, French was spoken among the family members.

A.      Maria Tecla TAQUECHEL y Meulaire was born on September 23, 1879. She was baptized at the St. Thomas church in Santiago de Cuba. Her godparents were Juan Bautista Eugenio TAQUECHEL and Maria Antonia Sallier.

            B.      Andres TAQUECHEL y Meulaire. He married Maria Ferrand Durand. She was the daughter of Jose and Belen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All the documents mentioned throughout this essay conforming the Data Base and Archives necessary to produce this Genealogical Chart, among with other documents and images not included in it, are available for members of The TACUSSEL Family and for members of The TAQUECHEL Family by contacting: Jose Angel TAQUECHEL III (tc@cableonda.net) or Roberto Balbis (robertobs@bellsouth.net ). To better understand the history of this family you may want to read first La historia de Los TAQUECHEL by Jose Angel TAQUECHEL III.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The unified TACUSSEL -TAQUECHEL genealogical tree will be reproduced during 2007

 

 

JAT III / 2007 / Nov / 02

 

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