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looking for indian heritage

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Apr 2012 12:30AM GMT
looking for great grandfather named cornelius leyvas-think he was born in Mexico and moved to texas

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 9:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
When was he born? Who did he marry?

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 10:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't know when he was born but her married sara limon. They had my grandmother Bertha Leyvas on 3-16-1925 and I believe she was born in Texas. She had a brother nicholas-don't know his DOB. My grandmother bertha married Joe Vasquez and they lived in Santa Clara, CA.

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here's a start...


California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Bertha Leyvas Vasquez


Name:Bertha Leyvas Vasquez
[Bertha Leyvas Leyvas]
Social Security #: 550320263
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1925
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 27 Sep 1987
Death Place: Santa Clara
Mother's Maiden Name: Limon
Father's Surname: Leyvas



California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
about Bertha Leyvas
Name: Bertha Leyvas
Age: 42
Est. Birth: abt 1925
Spouse Name: Joseph B Vasquez
Spouse Age: 47
Date: 17 Aug 1967
Location: Santa Clara





California Birth Index, 1905-1995
about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1927
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Lemon
Birth County: Imperial



U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Birth Year: 1927
Race: White, citizen (White)
State of Residence: California
County or City: Imperial
Enlistment Date: 27 Jun 1945
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Fort Macarthur San Pedro
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: General farmers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 00
Weight: 000




U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Nicolas L Leyvas
Name: Nicolas L Leyvas
Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1927
Death Date: 13 Apr 2004
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Pecos, TX 79772


U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1927
Death Date: 13 Apr 2004
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 27 Jun 1945
Release Date 1: 12 Dec 1946


Nicolas' grave:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=LE...;


Social Security Death Index about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Last Residence: 79772 Pecos, Reeves, Texas, United States of America
Born: 22 Mar 1927
Died: 13 Apr 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)



This is probably "Cornelius"

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Cornelio Verdugo Leyvas
Name: Cornelio Verdugo Leyvas
Social Security #: 527032841
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1897
Birthplace: Arizona
Death Date: 2 Dec 1959
Death Place: Imperial
Mother's Maiden Name: Verdugo
Father's Surname: Leyvas


Ancestry.com has this indexed as Seiva, but it is your family

1930 Census
Calexico, Imperial, California
606 Third
Leiva, Cornelio, head, mex, 33, m, 25, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona, Laborer, farm
Maria, wife, mex, 25, m, 17, Arizona, Arizona, Texas
Bertha, daughter, mex, 5, s, California, Arizona, Arizona
Nicolas, son, mex, 3 1/12, s, California, Arizona, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Calexico, Imperial, California; Roll: 119; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 77.0; FHL microfilm: 2339854.

So Cornelio and Maria married about 8 years earlier (when he was 25 and she was 17)

1910 Census
Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona
155/155 Limon, George, hea, m, m, 36, m1, 10, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1890 AL, Spanish, laborer, Farm
Sara, wife, f, m, 28, m1, 10, 5/3, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Daniel, son, m, M, 7, s, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Maria, daughter, f, m, 4, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Rita, daughter, f, m, 2, s, Arizon, Mexico, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona; Roll: T624_40; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0055; Image: 104; FHL microfilm: 1374053.

Rita died at just 2 years old. You can see her death certificate here:
http://genealogy.az.gov/azdeath/009/10090431.pdf

It says she was born 21 May 1908 and died 27 June 1910 in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona
Name of Father: George Limon, born Mexico
Mother: Sara Palomons, born Arizona

So now you have Maria's parents.


And here is Sara Palomons Limone's death:
http://genealogy.az.gov/azdeath/015/10150858.pdf

She was born 22 May 1883 in Arizona, and died 22 July 1916 in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona
Father: Victonario Palomons, born Mexico
Mother: Refugio Sines(?)

Possibly:

1900 Census
Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona Territory
Palomino, Refugia, head, w, f, Feb 1860, 40, w, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1894, 6, Dressmaker
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona Territory; Roll: 45; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 7; FHL microfilm: 1240045.


Joy

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 12:27AM GMT
Classification: Query

Here's a Victoriano Palomon's death (This would be a BROTHER to Sara)
http://genealogy.az.gov/azdeath/020/10203262.pdf

born 8 aug 1884, died 26 Oct 1919
born in Yuma, Arizona
Father: Victoriano Paloman, born Mexico
Mother: Refugia Sara, born Mexico

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query

1910 Census
Precinct 12, Yuma, Arizona
Levas, Ignacio, head, m, w, 48, m1, 20, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1863, English, Miner, Quartz mine
Andrea, wife, f, w, 36, m1, 20, 12/10, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Levas, Maximo, son, m, w, 19, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona, farmer
Valentina, daughter, f, w, 17, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Lasara, son, m, w, 16, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Serapha, son, m, w, 14, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Cornelius, son, m, w, 12, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Carnilates, daughter, f, w, 11, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Jugjos, son, m, w, 8, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Perfecta, daughter, f, w, 6, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Francisco, son, m, w, 4, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Martina, daughter, f, w, 6/12, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 12, Yuma, Arizona; Roll: T624_41; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0134; Image: 280; FHL microfilm: 1374054.


Birth record for Perfecta Leyvas
http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/405/405-0284.pdf
Born in Weiver, Yarapai, Arizona
Perfecta Leyvas
Born 6 March 1904
Father: Ygnacio Leyvas, residence Octane
Race: Mex, age last birthday: 43
birthplace: Hermosillo, Mexico, state or county: Sonora
Occupation: Miner
Mother: Andrea Verdugo, residence Octane
race: Mex
age at last birthday: 29 years
Birthplace: Date Creek, Arizona
Occupation: Domestic

Here is a death record for a child of Ignacious and Andrea
http://genealogy.az.gov/azdeath/010/10100498.pdf
Ignacious Leyvas Jr, born May 1911, died 19 April 1912
Born in Phoenix, Arizona
father: Ignacious Leyvas Sr, born Mexico
Mother: Andrea Burdugo, born Arizona


There is an Ignacio Leyvas in Phoenix Arizona city Directory 1912
Leyvas, Ignacio lab 214 N 11th
Leyvas, Valentine r 214 N 11th



1930 Census
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
1008 E Jefferson
Leyvas, Ygnacio, head, m, mex, 66, m, 25, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, Labour, odd jobs
Andrea, wife, f, Mex, 55, m, 15, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Serapio, son, m, Mex, 32, s, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona, laborer, construction co
Magdalina, daughter, f, Mex, 17, s, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona, laundress, laundry
Julio, son, m, Mex, 10, s, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona
Frank, son, m, Mex, 22, s, Arizona, Mexico, Arizona, laborer, odd jobs
Rita, grand daughter, f, Mex, 3, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; Roll: 57; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 1059.0; FHL microfilm: 2339792.



There is an Ignacio Leyvas in Calexico, California in the 1942 "El Centro California" directory
Leyvas, Ignacio (Andra) lab r426 Giles av Calexico
Leyvas, Magdalena r426 Giles av Calexico
Leyvas, Serapio V, lab r426 Giles av Calexico

Note... I checked the 1940 census for this address and it is occupied by the Luis Andrada family, not the Leyvas. (Calexico, Imperial, California, ED 13-1, page 4 of 32), but I did find them!

1940 Census
Calexico, Imperial, California
ED 13-1
510 Giles Ave
Leyvas, Ygaco, head, m, mex, 77, m, no, 0, Mexico, where lived in 1935: same house
Andrea, wife, f, w, 64, m, no, 2, Arizona, same house
Serapio, son, m, w, 42, s, no, 6, Arizona, same house, laborer, farm
Francisco, son (gave the information for the census), m, w, 33, s, no, 5, Arizona, same house, laborer, farm
Magdalena, daughter, f, w, 26, d, no, 7, Arizona, same house, maid, private home
Fierro, Dolly, granddaughter, f, w, 5, s, no, 0, California
Leyvas, Rita, granddaughter, f, w, 12, s, yes, 5, California, same house
510A Giles Ave
Munez, Teofilo and Yldefonso family
510B Giles Ave
Leyvas, Cornelio, head, m, w, 39, m, no, 2, Arizona, same place
Esperanza, wife, f, w, 23, m, no, 6, Mexico, AL, Same place
Bertha, daughter, f, a, 15, s, yes, 7, Mexico, AL, same place
Nicholas, son, m, w, 13, s, yes, 5, California, same place
Beatrice, daughter, f, w, 5, s, No, 0, California, same hous
Alice, daughter, f, w, 3, s, No, 0, California
Rebecca, daughter, f, w, 1, s, California

So, Cornelio married Esperanza after Maria. Esperanza is definitely too young to be the morther of Bertha and Nicholas, but is the mother of Beatrice, Alice, and Rebecca.

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Beatrice Leyvas
Name: Beatrice Leyvas
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1935
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Elisa Leyvas
Name: Elisa Leyvas
Birth Date: 21 Sep 1936
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arcias
Birth County: Imperial
(this would be Alice)

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Rebecca Leyvas
Name: Rebecca Leyvas
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1938
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

There are several children born after 1940 in Imperial county with the surname Leyvas and mothers name of Arce, which may or may not be children of Cornelio and Esperanza...

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Jesus Leyvas
Name: Jesus Leyvas
Birth Date: 9 Oct 1940
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Cornelio Verdugo Leyvas
Name: Cornelio Verdugo Leyvas
Birth Date: 13 May 1942
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Ignacio Leyvas
Name: Ignacio Leyvas
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1944
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial


California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Conrado Andres Leyvas
Name: Conrado Andres Leyvas
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1946
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Gloria Leyvas
Name: Gloria Leyvas
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1947
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Andrea Leyvas
Name: Andrea Leyvas
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1949
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial


California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Josephine Leyvas
Name: Josephine Leyvas
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1951
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Mary Louise Leyvas
Name: Mary Louise Leyvas
Birth Date: 10 Jan 1952
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial


California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Yolanda Leyvas
Name: Yolanda Leyvas
Birth Date: 5 Jun 1954
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Susana Leyvas
Name: Susana Leyvas
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1957
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Arce
Birth County: Imperial







California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Ygnacio Y Leybas
Name: Ygnacio Y Leybas
Social Security #: 0
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1862
Birthplace: Mexico
Death Date: 5 Feb 1944
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Higuera
Father's Surname: Leybas



Esperanza went to Mexico and is in the Border Crossing records:
Calexico, Calif.
8/27/43
Arce De Leyvas, Esperanza
accompanied by no one
No 4356958
born: 8/1/17 in Mexicali, BC, Mexico
Age: 26
Female, married
No occupation
Language: Eng-Spanish
race: white
nationality: Mexico
Last permanent address: 510B Giles Av., Calexico, Calif.
Nearest relative; husband, Cornelio Leyvas, same address
US from 10/7/19 to Date, where: Calif.
joining husband, as above
Height: 5' 1 1/2
Md Dk complexion, hair brown, eyes brown, scar lt wrist; mole lt of lt/eye; sm mole below outer.....
Previously examined at Calexico, Cal. 10/7/19, Adm. Imm.
Arrived afoot.
Did not depart
remarks: Records of this Office show that appl. immigrated to the US at this Port on 10/7/19. Appl. states she had lived in or nr Calexico ever since that date but has never crossed the Line into Mexico. States her grandmother in Mexicali is now getting so old she wants to go over to see her. Will bring proof of residence.
8/26/43 - presents letter from Wesley Anderson of Calexico in proof of cont. US res.
Is adm. I and F687 is issued


1968 El Centro, California, City Directory
Leyvas Esperanza (wid Cornelio) maid neighborhood house H947 E 5th St (C)

Social Security Death Index about Esperanza Arce Leyvas
Name: Esperanza Arce Leyvas
Last Residence: 92231 Calexico, Imperial, California, United States of America
Born: 1 Aug 1917
Died: 17 Dec 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)



Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query

California Death Index 1930-1939
Leyvas, Maria
Spouse initial: C
Age: 26
Death place: 13
Date of death: 1/6/32
Cert #883

Leyvas, Julio
Spouse Initial: J
age: 24
death place: 13
date of death: 12/1/39
#73092


1920 Census
Whittier, Los Angeles, California
Arce, Felice, head, m, w, 26, m, 1919 AL, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, Laborer, Farm
Genoveia, wife, f, w, 24, m, 1919 AL, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico
Esperanza, daughter, f, w, 2, s, 1919 AL, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico
Felice, son, m, w, 11/12, s, 1919 AL, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Whittier, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_120; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 629; Image: 335.


1930 Census
Calexico, Imperial, California
Arce, Felio, head, m, Mex, 36, m, 23, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1908, AL, Laborer, Farm
Henio V, wife, f, Mex, 32, 20, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1919
Esperanza, daughter, f, Mex, 12, s, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1919
Felio, son, m, Mex, 10, s, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1919
Isabel, daughter, f, Mex, 9, s, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1919
Margarita, daughter, f, Mex, 7, s, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1921
Ervira, daughter, f, Mex, 5, s, California, Mexico, Mexico, 1923
Jose, son, m, Mex, 1, s, California, Mexico, Mexico
Arce, Manuel, head, m, mex, 48, m, 39, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1926, laborer, farm
Josefa B, wife, f, Mex, 39, m, 18, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1926
Maria T, daughter, f, Mex, 4, s, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1926
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Calexico, Imperial, California; Roll: 119; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 184.0; FHL microfilm: 2339854.


Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
WOW thank you sooooooo much i don't know how you did that but i really appreciate it. I did find a family tree with Cornelio Leivas that is 100% my great-great grandfather becuase my mom verified it by his pix. Now to research his parents and their parents. Thank you again

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 3 May 2012 12:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, my name is Claudia Najera... Yolanda Leyvas is my mother, Esperanza was my Grandmother and Cornelio Leyvas was my Grandfather. Some of the location info on here is incorrect but I looked over the lists here and everyone is related to our fam. I had 16 aunts & uncles from just the Leyvas side (currently there are 12 living) & at last count, there are just under 200 family members. I believe I met Bertha when I was very little (I'm 33 now) and I have heard Nicks name mentioned by my aunts.
Lots of Christmas cards huh. Hahaa...I have barely started this family tree thing on here, mostly us cousins just email our text. You can reach me at thesdkid@hotmail.com and we can swap info.

Re: looking for indian heritage

Posted: 3 May 2012 1:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
OMG thank you so much this is so cool. So my personal email is natsilva13@yahoo.com. Bertha was my grandmother and I guess that makes Cornelio my great-great grandfather. But Bertha's mom was Sara Leyvas so I think that was before he married Esperanza.So I am new to this family tree and am trying to trace our Indian heritage, if there's anything you can tell me about that I would really appreciate it. I live in San Jose, ca. How about you?
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