Category Archives: Villarreal

Desiderio Flores Flores and Guadalupe Villarreal

1st Generation

Desiderio Flores Flores is my wife’s great-grandfather, he was born on Dec. 12, 1883 in Mexico and died on Jan. 25, 1968 in Pct. #4, Hidalgo, Texas.  He was the son of Anastacio Flores Flores and Manuela Flores Vela. He married Guadalupe Villarreal on Feb. 11, 1919 in Starr, Texas, USA. Guadalupe, daughter of Juan Villarreal* and San Juana Rodriguez*, was born Mar 10, 1895 in Texas, USA and died Jun 25, 1968 in Mission Municipal Hospital, Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, USA. Note: Unfortunately I have not been able to find her parents due to her name being very common and the little facts known about her. Since the story goes that she divorced Desiderio and married several times after him. If anyone has any information about her please contact me. Thank you Rosie for your invaluable information.

Children of Desiderio Flores and Guadalupe Villarreal

    1. Maria Dedar Flores died on an unknown date.
    2. Paula Flores was born About 1911 in Texas, USA.
    3. Leonor Flores was born About 1914 in Texas, USA.
    4. Cipriano Flores was born About 1919 in Texas, USA.
    5. Manuela Flores was born on Aug. 13, 1923 in Los Ebanos, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 23, 1968 in Mission Municipal Hospital, Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, USA.
    6. Andrea Flores was born on Nov. 31, 1928 in Starr, Texas, USA.
    7. San Juanita Flores was born on May 29, 1930 in Starr County, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
    8. Ananstacio Flores was born on Aug. 11, 1933 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 4, 1934 in Precinct 5, Starr County, Texas, USA.

2nd Generation (Children)

  1. Maria Dedar Flores died on an unknown date.  She married Vicente Perez on Oct. 28, 1940 in Starr, Texas, USA. Vicente, son of Francisco Perez and Paula Contreras, was born on May 24, 1917 and died on Feb. 14, 1990 in Starr, Texas, USA.
  2. Paula Flores was born About 1911 in Texas, USA.
  3. Leonor Flores was born About 1914 in Texas, USA.
  4. Siprian* (aka Cipriano) Flores was born Dec 28, 1919* in Texas, USA.
  5. Manuela Flores was born on Aug. 13, 1923 in Los Ebanos, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 23, 1968 in Mission Municipal Hospital, Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, USA.  She married Enrique Flores.
  6. Andrea Flores was born on Nov. 31, 1928 in Starr, Texas, USA.
  7. San Juanita Flores was born on May 29, 1930 in Starr County, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
  8. Ananstacio Flores was born on Aug. 11, 1933 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 4, 1934 in Precinct 5, Starr County, Texas, USA.

Sources:

  • Rosie Flores, facts with a * where provided by Rosie
  • FamilySearch
  • Interviews with my Father In-Law Heraclio Perez

Danny Villarreal’s Website – A Hispanic Genealogy Treasure

Danny Villarreal’s website is another treasure for Hispanic genealogy and the most complete resource when it comes down to researching the Villarreal Surname, but don’t be deceived. Many people may turn it’s back quickly thinking “I don’t have Villarreal ancestors what am I doing here?”. Danny’s website will not disappoint you he has an extensive database of over 11,000 individuals and most of them are from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.

Screen Shot of Website:

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In His Own Words:

The Villarreal surname is a Noble and very old surname its lineage is very well extended throughout the entire Iberian Peninsula. There are several different casas solares in Aragon, Castilla, Pais Vasco y La Rioja. There were only a handful of Villarreal families that entered the New World during and after the conquest. There is also a large concentration of this surname in Argentina. This web page is an attempt to document all of these men and women so that all with this surname can have a starting or ending point for your ancestral search. Y-DNA testing has helped us determine which family group we belong to. The most dominat family group is the Northern Mexico and Southwestern USA family. This area has the largest surname population even larger than Spain. This groups common ancestor is Diego de Villarreal. This family may be related to the Villarreal family from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Zacatecas, Saltilo, Durango and Monterrey, Mexico. Only DNA testing of people from Mexico will verify this. – Danny Villarreal

In my own experience using this website is that I have found countless ancestors and also the citations to find the original documents to support my research. Give it a try search for your ancestors and you will find them. Good luck and happy hunting, enjoy.