by Moises Garza

July 5, 2018

Eulalio Gonzalez Piporro
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Growing up I heard my grandma say once or twice that she was the cousin of Eulalio Gonzalez, El Piporro.

My dad used to reinforce this whenever I would be watching a Pedro Infante movie where Piporro would come out. He would also mention it whenever I would watch a movie of his.

in the early 2000’s I came across a website for Eulalio Gonzalez and his email was listed there.

So, I sent him an email asking him if he knew my grandmother and he responded by saying that her name did not sound familiar. I then emailed him back asking for the name of his parents and he sent them to me along with the names of his grandparents.

For whatever reason, I did not follow up on the conversation and months later I found out that he had passed away.

I did not resume my research until recently.

What sparked my interest was a conversation with one of the members of the Mexican Genealogy group where she stated that she comes out in the background of a movie that Piporro filmed, and produced in Laredo, Texas.

I google the movie and a ton of stuff about Piporro came up. I ended up watching an interview of his that was very informative as to his early childhood and of how he ended up making movies.

The Grandparents of Eulalio Gonzalez Piporro

Eulalio Gonzalez Piporro was born Decmeber 21, 1921 in Los Herreras Mexico. His parents Pablo Gonzalez and Elviara Ramirez married January 24, 1921.

His paternal grandparents are Jose Eulalio Gonzalez and Maria Paula Barrera. On his maternal side, they are Martin Ramirez and Antonia Gonzalez, for whom I was not able to find anything else on them.

He was raised in Los Guerras, Tamaulipas.

How Dominga Marroquin is Related to Eulalio Gonzalez Piporro

After doing research, it turns out that they were in fact related. Since my grandmother said they were cousins I was searching for a first cousin and it turns out that they were fourth cousins.

But, one has to keep in mind that this relationship is only through the known ancestors that I found for Piporro. I have yet to find out more about his maternal grandparents. I also have yet to find the father of his 2nd great grandfather Jose Bernardo Gonzalez who was married to Maria Ramona Guerra.

If you are related to him and or have more information about his maternal grandparents please send me a message or leave a comment below.

Interview with Eulalio Gonzalez Piporro

Hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I did.

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Moises Garza

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  1. Hey Primo Moises, you are closer then you think. Your 2nd great-grandfather Andres Gonzalez and Antonia Gonzalez grandmother to Piporro are siblings. Making your grandmother Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez 2nd cousin to Piporro. The information acquire through the birth record of Martin Ramirez Gonzalez brother to Piporro mother Elvira Ramírez Gonzalez . The document show that the grandparents are in fact Francisco Gonzalez and Antonia Salinas. your great-grandmother Amalia Gonzalez and Piporro mother Elvira Ramírez Gonzalez are 1st cousin.
    Here is the link of Martin Ramirez birth record in

  2. Hello Moises, I too have heard from my Mother that she is a distant cousin of Piporro. My Mother was born and raised in Los Guerra. I still have family who live there. In the GEDMatch matchmaker we are shown as being related 3.3 generations. So hello primo!
    Victoria Garcia Salgado

    1. My Grandmother was born in Los Guerras. Ramona Trevino She married my grandfather jose Maria Guerra in Fronton texas

  3. No manches guey we’re related then. I’m his great niece. He was my grandpa’s cousin/brother. My grandpa’s name was Seferino Gonzales (I don’t know how to spell his name).

  4. I was googling some info about my great grandfather and 2nd great grandfather and came across this. Seems that we might be related. My grandfather Cesar Gonzalez and El Piporro are/were 1st cousins from their father’s side. Their grandfather being Eulalio Gonzalez Guerra.
    Sometimes it makes kinda confusing but easier if you add 2nd last names.

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