Being a regular guy is part of family history

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…

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Abraham Villarreal

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.