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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Recommended Reading)

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By The Genealogist - Posted on 29 May 2017

Hello everyone,

I would like to bring some attention to a new book:

Familias paterna y materna de sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: hallazgos documentales
by Guillermo Schmidhuber and Olga Martha Peña Doria

This book is a must have for those who are related to, or simply interested in, the family of this famous seventieth century poet. During the draft stages of this book, Schmidhuber was in personal contact with me which lead to lengthy discussions of his work. My own research is cited in a couple places of overlap, but dwarfed in comparison to the amount of meticulous work that Schmidhuber has put into this book. The book contains transcriptions and photographs of early baptism records from Chimalhuacán Chalco, which have not been microfilmed; along with other documents not available in the United States. The book also fine-tunes Octavio Paz’s research, clarifies Sor Juana Inés’ birth date, and delves into her paternal ancestry – a task which has not been thoroughly tackled until now.

This book works as an excellent compliment with two other books:

La Familia de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Documentos ineditos
by Guillermo Ramirez España


De Juana Inés de Asuaje a Juana Inés de la Cruz: El Libro de profesiones del Convento de San Jerónimo de México
by Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora

A link can be found here:

If it is a little too pricey, you may be able to convince your local library or family research center into acquiring a copy.


There is a correction to the family tree. The reason for the mistake is that I posted the stepfathers ancestry by mistake.

Francisco Nuñez De la Peña is María Laura Ramirez’s Stepfather

1) Gonzalo de Lepe, alcalde de olid (converso)
2) Beatriz Gonzalez de Lepe m. Rodrigo Nuñez De la Peña
3) Francisco Nuñez de la Peña m.Maria Laura Ramirez but this is her second marriage. Sor Juana Ines De la Cruz descends from the first husband Antonio Mayuelo

Actual biological ancestral line of Pedro Azuaje Ramirez
3.) Antonio Moagglio (Mayuelo) m. Maria Laura Ramirez
4) Antonia Laura Ramirez (aka Antonia Laura Mayuelo) m. Damian de Azuaje [aka Damian Zoaggi de Genoa](bap.1564)
5) Pedro Azvaje Ramirez

Rick A. Ricci
Source Mygenes2000

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