Being a regular guy is part of family history

Abraham Villarreal
3 min readJan 17, 2021
Great grandfather Elias Villarreal standing in front of a happy crescent moon in 1912.

In the ongoing search for details on my family history, I have come up with one common thread — my family on both sides have been poor laborers for generations.

For five years, I have been digging through passport documents, census records, phone directories, and birth notices. I’ve found interesting names like Zenon and Maximo. The journey has been exciting and frustrating. You see…

Abraham Villarreal

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