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Memories of food from Tepatitlan

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By romero89 - Posted on 04 March 2006

Hi Esperanza,

My father was born in Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico. I have
been looking for relatives or someone who may have known his
relatives there. Does anyone in your family know the Romero or de la
Torre families from that area? My father's name was Ramon Romero,
his parents were Castulo Romero and Sofia de la Torre, his
grandparents were Manuel Romero and Marcelina de la Torre. Sofia's
parents were Jose de la Torre and Elena Romero. A whole lot of de la
Torre's and Romero's. My uncle, Rosendo Romero, and aunt Elena
Romero came to the US between 1920 and 1923. Adolfo Romero and my
father came with them.

Since your foster father came from the same city, I am hoping he may
have known about this family.


Linda R Romero

> Researching: Romero, Hallstead/Halstead, Davis, Hamm, Buell,
> Beltz, Chandler, Burgess, Hitchcock, de la Torre, Hotchkiss, Moore,
> Nichol/Nichols, Phelps, Scott, Sherwood, Trowbridge,
> Barba, Brewster

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That is an amazing story.  My dad was big on family medicine and natural cures.  He has a cousin named Esperanza.  I don't know where she is now because I haven't been able to find any living family members in Mexico.   One of my clues is on a letter my mother wrote to her aunt while in Tepatitlan or Guadalajara with my dad.  It was back in early 1942 while they were staying on a ranch belonging to my dad's Uncle Adolph (probably de la Torre).  The letter is on stationery belonging to "La Sultana" Gran Chocolateria, Molina y Tostador de Cafe, Av. Alvaro Obregon 295, Guadalajara.  The Chocolateria was owned by a member of the family.
I had my brother's dna tested and he is haplogroup J2.  I've seen only 1 other person with that haplogroup in Mexico, and it was in Jalisco.  But it isn't a match.
I'm hoping someday that someone on the Rancho's group will pop up with information that will help.
Good luck in your research.
On Mar 4, 2006, at 12:06 PM, wrote:
Hi Linda,   My foster father's family last name was Hurtado.  I might be able to find out about his mothers name from my foster sister who lives in Guadalajara...we are very close.   I have an interesting memory of Tepatitlan. We went to Tepatitlan, where we stayed with my foster father's relatives (I believe they were his sisters), when I became seriously ill with a high fever combined with severe diarrhea, yet I was extremely cold.  These women "cured" me using a mixture of lard and salt which they covered my whole body with.  They then wrapped me in many blankets and began to chant some incantations combined with prayer.  I slept for 2 days and when I awoke, I was ravenous and just fine.    Esperanza
Linda R
Researching:  Romero, Hallstead/Halstead, Davis, Hamm, Buell, Beltz, Chandler, Burgess, Hitchcock, de la Torre, Hotchkiss, Moore, Nichol/Nichols, Phelps, Scott, Sherwood, Trowbridge,Barba, Brewster

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