Foreigners Residing In

Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

during the 19th Century

By

Edwin HernŠndez Quijano

         

The following is a list of 102 persons who immigrated from the various regions and provinces of Spain and other nations to find a new life in the town of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, between 1816 and 1900.

 

The research involved in compiling this list is the product of several years of hard work and of love for my ancestors and for Quebradillas. I hope it will benefit those researchers looking for a link to their family history.

                                                                                                       Edwin Hernandez Quijano

 

Canary Islands, Spain

 

Number

Name

Residing

Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In

Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

1

Bartolome Acuna

Terranova

Canary Islands

1824

1825

 

2

Blas Aguiar

Cacao

Canary Islands

1816

1818

 

3

Juan Gregorio Aguiar

San Jose

Canary Islands

1817

1818

 

4

Francisco Alfaro

San Jose

Canary Islands

1826

1832

 

5

Marcial Arbelo

Cocos

Canary Islands

1824

1824

 

6

Sebastian Biera

Terranova

Canary Islands

1826

1826

 

7

Bernardo Bosgez

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1822

1824

 

8

Francisco Antonio Bravo

Terranova

Canary Islands

1822

1823

Mayor of Quebradillas, during the year 1824.

 9

Antonio Cabrera

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1817

1830

 

10

Antonio Camacho

Terranova

Canary Islands

1826

1826

Mayor of Quebradillas, during the years 1828 & 1839.

11

Bernabe Corujo

Terranova

Canary Islands

1824

1832

 

12

Antonio Diaz

Cacao

Canary Islands

1818

1820

 

13

Miguel Gonzalez

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1824

1825

 

14

Jose Domingo Hernandez Medina

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1816

1833

Wife - Candida Antonia Quijano Velez                   

15

Juan Hernandez

Terranova

Canary Islands

 

1826

 

16

Nicolas Hernandez Medina

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1816

1833

Wife - Ines Ponce Roldan

17

Mariano Oramas

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1823

1825

 

18

Bernardo Reveron

Cacao

Canary Islands

1822

1823

 

19

Jose Saavedra (menor)

Terranova

Canary Islands

1818

1820

Father - Antonio Saavedra

Mother - Isabel Angulo

Wife - Maria Jesus Espinosa

Children - Ramon & Ramonia    

20

Pedro Diaz

San Antonio

Canary Islands

1826

1826

 

 

Source:  1) Estela Cifre De Loubriel,  La Formacion Del Pueblo Puertorriqueno, La Contribucion Los Inleno-Canarios., Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1995 (Includidos es la list adicional de canarios).

               2) Walter A. Cardona Bonet Quebradillas: El Sitio De Terranova, San Juan, 1985.

               3) A.G.P.R. Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Fond: Gobernadores Espanoles., Serie: Asuntos Policticos y Civiles, Caja Nun. 14.

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canary Islands, Spain

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

21

Maria Abreu Reyes

-

San Miguel de Aborno, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1863

Father - Domingo Abreu,

Mother - Merced Reyes,

Widowed from - Juan Antonio Rodriquez

Remarried Husband - Juan Ramon Gonzalez

22

Pedro Amador Perez

Cacao & La Chivas

Realejo, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Simon Amador y Hernandez Oliva,

Mother - Maria Micaela Perez Perez

Wife - Sebastiana Hernandez Gonzalez,

Children - Jose, Sixto, Florencia, Michael, Emilia, Vicente & Pedro.

23

Laureano Borges y Luis

-

Tenerife, Canary Islands

February 14, 1890

1898

Father - Cristobal Borges,

Mother - Maria Luis,

Wife - Margarita Guillama ,

Children - Ramon, Juanita, Camila, Laureano, Rosario, Felipe, Guadalupe, Cristobal, Rafael & Concepcion.

24

Francisca Curvelo

-

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary lslands

1840

1863

Husband - Ignacio Toro

Son - Juan.

25

Francisca Delgado

-

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1863

Husband - Nicolas Quintero

Daughter - Antonia Quintero married Gil Delgado.

26

Gil Delgado

-

San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1864

Wife - Antonia Quintero

 

27

Narciso Delgado Casanova

-

San Miguel  Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Narciso Delgado

Mother - Maria Casanova

Wife - Alejandra Delgado

Children - Maria, Juana, Gregoria & Cecilia.

28

Juana Delgado Delgado

-

San Miguel, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Narciso Delgado

Mother - Alejandra Delgado

Husband - Luis Santana

Children - Jose, Maria, Josefa & Gregoria.

29

Maria Delgado Perez

-

Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1864

Father - Agustin Delgado,

Mother - Maria Antonia Perez,

Husband - Antonio Toledo Delgado

30

Pedro Diaz

San Antonio

Guimar, Tenerife, Canary Islands

1826

1836

Father - Cristobal Dias,

Mother - Maria Leandra   ?

31

Toribio Diaz

-

San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1863

 

32

Damaso de Jesus Garcia de Chaves y Lopez

-

Realejo Arriba, Tenerife, Canary Islands

1843

1863

Wife - Cayetana Reveron

33

Juan Garcia Chaves

-

Santiago de Realejo Alto, Tenerife,

Canary Islands

 

1865

Mother - Josefa Garcia de Chaves

Wife - Juana Diaz

Children - Felipe, Domingo, Jose, Regina, Victor. Carolina, Prajedes, Margarita & Pilar.

34

Juana Garcia Chaves

-

Santiago de Realejo Alto, Tenerife,

Canary Islands

 

1865

Mother - Juana Diaz

 

35

Juan Garcia Siverio

-

Realejo Bajo, Tenerife, Canary Islands

1880

 

1900

Father - Isidro Garcia,

Mother - Marcelina Siverio

Wife - Juana Roca,

Children - Juan & Jose.

36

Antonio Gonzalez

-

Canary Islands

 

1865

 

37

Agustin Gonzalez Gonzalez

-

Arona o Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Augustin Gonzalez,

Mother - Maria Gonzalez,

Wife - Maria Perez,

Children - Francisco, Dominga, Damin & Maria.

38

Antonio Gonzalez Hernandez

-

Realejo Bajo, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Antonio Gonzalez,

Mother - Antonia Hernandez              

39

Domingo Gonzalez Hernandez

-

Realejo Bajo, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Antonio Gonzalez,

Mother - Antonia Hernandez,

Wife - Romona Diaz,

Children - Maria, Juan, Tiburcio, Valentina, Gumersinda & Maria.

40

Margarita Guillama Amador

-

Tenerife, Canary Islands

February 14, 1880

1880

Husband - Laureano Borges y Luis

41

Luis Hernandez

Cocos

Canary Islands

 

1833

Wife - Alvarez

42

Juana Hernandez Guillama

-

Realejo Abajo, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Anselmo Hernandez,

Mother - Javiera Guillama,

Children - Pedro, Anselmo & Maria.

43

Jose Machado Perez

-

Realejo Alto, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Jose Machado,

Mother - Antonia Perez,

44

Miguel Machado Perez

-

Realejo Alto, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Jose Machado,

Mother - Antonia Perez.

Wife - Marcelina Perez

Children - Pedro, Margarita, Antonia, Juan & Carmen.

45

Pedro Machado Perez

-

Realejo Alto, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Miguel Machado,

Mother - Marcelina Perez

46

Mateo Medina

-

Canary Islands

 

1858

 

47

Antoina Perez Martinez

-

Realejo Alto, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Miguel Perez,

Mother - Maria Martinez

Children - Francisca & Micaela.

48

Nicolas Quintero

-

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1863

Wife -  Francisca Delgado

49

Antonia Quintero Delgado

-

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1863

Father - Nicolas Wuintero,

Mother - Francisca Delgado,

Husband - Gil Delgado Hernandez

50

Juan Antonio Riverol Gonzalez

-

Antigua, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Blas Riverol,

Mother - Josefa Gonzalez,

Wife - Ulpiana Delez,

Children - Juan, Valentina, Barbara, Francisco, Clotilde, Maria, Federico, Lorenzo & Juliana.

51

Vicente Suarez y Luis

-

Realejo Alto, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1900

Father - Agustin Suarez

Mother - Juana Luis,

Wife - Celestina Gonzalez,

Children - Maria, Federico, Antonia & Miguel.

52

Jose Lazaro Toledo Delgado

-

San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

1864

Father - Antonio Lazaro,

Mother - Maria Delgado,

Wife - Antonia Maria Monroy.

53

Juan del Toro Curvelo

-

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

1840

1863

Father - Ignacio Toro,

Mother - Francisca Curvelo

Wife - Ana Monroy

              

 

Source: 4) Estela Cifre De Loubriel,  La Formacion Del Pueblo Puertorriqueno, La Contribucion Los Inleno-      Canarios., Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1995.

 5) C.S.J. Catedral San Juan Hoy Archivo Diocesano, San Juan (1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 28, 29 & 32)

 6) A.G.P.R. Archivo General de Puerto Rico, San Juan (2, 7, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,                           27, 30 & 31) El Mundo (3 & 20)

7) A.N. Wash. D.C. Archivos Nacionales, Washington, Distrito de Columbia (10)

 

Catalan Regions of Spain

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

54

Jose Badia

-

Tossa, Gerona, Spain

 

1866

 

55

Jaime Brusi Font

-

San Feliu de Guixols, Gerona, Spain

 

1866

Father - Pablo Brusi

Mother - Teresa Font        

56

Juan Brusi Font            (x)

-

San Feliu de Guixols, Gerona, Spain

 

1866

Father - Pablo Brusi

Mother - Teresa Font

Wife - Basilia Cristela Alvarez Girau (born in Quebradillas)

57

Eduardo Gras Rosell    (xx)

-

Mataro, Barcelona, Spain

1853

Arecibo - 1860

Father - Franciso Gras

Mother - Madrona Rosell

Brother - Francisco Gras Rosell

Wife - Nicolasa Valencia (born in Arecibo)

58

Francisco Gras Rosell (xxx)

-

Mataro, Barcelona, Spain

1840

Arecibo - 1860

Father - Franciso Gras

Mother - Madrona Rosell

Brother Eduardo Gras Rosell

Wife - Maria del Carmen Hernandez Quijano (born in Quebradillas)

59

Felix Rafols

-

San Feliu de Guixols, Gerona, Spain

 

1866

Born in 1821.

60

Juan Roca

-

Palamos, Gerona, Spain

 

1866

Born in 1831.

                                                                                                                       

 

Source:  8) Estela Cifre De Loubriel,  La Formacion Del Pueblo Puertorriqueno, La Contribucion De Los Catalanes, Balearicos y Valencianos., Institution De Cultura Puertorriquena ye el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1975.

 

Note:      (x)     Don. Juan Brusi Fontís wife Basilia Cristela Alvarez Girau was a native born from Quebradillas.

(xx)   Don. Eduardo Gras Rosell was brother to Don. Francisco Gras Rosell.

(xxx) Don. Francisco Gras Rosellís wife Maria del Carmen Hernandez was a native born from Quebradillas.

                

 

 

United States

 

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

61

Lemuel Abrams

Cacao

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Untied States

1828

1828

Wife - Escolastica Hornedo

62

Jorge Abrams Baber      (x)

-

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Untied States

 

1843

Father - Tomas Abrams

Mother - Rebecca Baber

Wife Teresa Elizondo

 

Island of Curazao

                                                                                                                                      

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

63

Luisa Levis

-

Curazao

 

1872

 

 

Dominican Republic

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

64

Dolores Lasalle

-

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

1872

Born in 1801.

 

Venezuela

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

65

Francisco Arteaga

-

Venezuela

 

1872

Born in 1815.

66

Salome Britapaja

-

Venezuela

 

1872

Born in 1812.

Daughter - Ana - born in 1847.

67

Juan Francisco Marenach

-

Venezuela

 

1872

Wife - Ana Abrans

68

Jose Paz

-

Venezuela

 

1874

Born in 1836.

 

 

 

 

Source: 9) Estela Cifre De Loubriel, Catalogo Del Extranjeros Residentes En Puerto Rico En El Siglo XIX., Ediciones De La Universidad De Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1962.

 

Note:     (x) Don. Jorge Abrans Baberís wife Teresa Elizondo was a native born from Quebradillas.

                

Galicia, Spain

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

69

Juan Antonio Cancela

-

La Coruna, Galicia, Spain

 

1834

Born in 1797.

Mayor of Quebradillas, during the year 1826.

Owned Hacienda Perseverance during the year 1857.

70

Juan Melon Barros

-

La Guardia, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

1848

 

Camuy - 1869

Father - Narcisco Melon

Mother - Josefa Barros

Wife - Gabriela Tosado - born in Quebradillas

                                                                                                                                                                    

Asturias, Spain

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

71

Ciriaco Campesino

-

Ponticiella, Asturias, Spain

 

1865

Born in 1825

Husband - Jose Maria Mendez Rodriguez

72

Jose Maria Mendez Rodriguez

-

Santiago de Ponticiella, Concejo de Navia, Asturias, Spain

                 1849

1865

Father - Jose Mendez Argolellas

Mother - Maria Antonia Rodriguez

2nd Wife - Teresa de Jesus Rojas Montano - born in Quebradillas

                                                                                         

 

Source: 10) Estela Cifre De Loubriel,  La Formacion Del Pueblo Puertorriqueno, La Contribucion De Los Gallegos, Asturianos y Santanderinos.,  Editorial De La Universida De Puerto Rico, 1989.

 

 

United States

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

73

Tomas Abrams (Abrahams)

San Jose

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Untied States

May 24, 1824

 

1825

Wife - Isabel Rebecca Bates

Children - Manuel, Tomas, Jorge, Ana Elizabeth & Lemuel

74

Manuel Abrams (Abrahams)

-

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Untied States

 

1828

Married to a Spaniard

Father - Tomas Abrams

Mother - Isabel Rebecca Bates

 

France

 

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

75

Armando Hestres

Cacao

Frances

1826

1828

Married to a Spaniard

76

Julian Lopez Pitrad

Pueblo

Frances

 

1838

Parents were Spaniards

                                            

                                                                                         

Santa Cruz

                                                                                                                                                                    

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

77

Rosa Fitzpatrick

 Pueblo

Santo Cruz

 

1838

Husband - Bartolo Magrover (Ireland)

                                                                                         

 

San Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

78

Francisco Barada

Pueblo

San Thomas

 

1838

Father - Carlos Barada

                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Ireland

                                                                                                                                                     

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

79

Jaime Forest

 Pueblo

Ireland

1817

1824

Married to a Spaniard

80

Bartolome Magrover

Cacao

Ireland

 

1825

Wife - Rosa Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                    

 

 

Peninsula

                                                                                                                                                     

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

81

Juan Cancela

Cacao

Peninsula

1822

1823

 

82

Antonio Comulada

San Jose

Peninsula

1822

1824

 

83

Jose de Pena

Pueblo

Peninsula

1823

1825

 

84

Joaquin Villahermosa

Pueblo

Peninsula

1822

1824

Author - 1836 Census of Quebradillas.

85

Augustin Feliu

Pueblo

Peninsula

1822

1824

 

86

Francisco Sarda

Pueblo

Peninsula

1822

1832

 

87

Manuel Circuns

Pueblo

Peninsula

1824

1830

 

88

Francisco Larragoity

Pueblo

Peninsula

1828

1832

 

89

Jose Antonio Roig

Pueblo

Peninsula

1821

1824

 

90

Miguel Feliu              

Pueblo

Peninsula

1833

1833

 

91

Daniel Feliu

Pueblo

Peninsula

1834

1834

 

92

Pedro Puig

Pueblo

Peninsula

1827

1829

 

93

Ygnacio Coll

Pueblo

Peninsula

1831

1831

 

94

                        ros

Pueblo

Peninsula

1822

1823

 

95

Pablo Juan               

Cacao

Peninsula

1823

1826

 

96

Juean Lloveras

Cacao

Peninsula

1830

1830

 

97

Cristobal Rich

San Antonio

Peninsula

1830

1833

 

 

Costa Firme

 

Number

Name

Residing

Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In

Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

98

Bernabe Carranza

Pueblo

Costa Firme

1823

1825

 

99

Pedro Alvarez

Pueblo

Costa Firme

1831

1835

 

100

      as Alvarez

Pueblo

Costa Firme

1831

1834

 

Margarita

 

Number

Name

Residing

Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In

Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

101

Jose Antonio Hernandez

San Jose

Margarita

1826

1833

 

 

Unknown

                                                                                                                                                                    

Number

Name

Residing Barrio

Origin

Year Arrived In Puerto Rico

Year Resided In Quebradillas

Additional Information

102

Basilio de Jesus

Cacao

?

 

1825

 

                

                

Source:   11) Walter A. Cardona Bonet Quebradillas: El Sitio De Terranova, San Juan, 1985.

Note:              Peninsular = Spain ( Gallegos, Asturianos & Santanderinos).

                       Costa Firme = Continental America, especially the northern coast of South America (costal