The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

31 March 2014

Zimmerly Family Marriages in Socorro newspapers

In the early 1900s, four of Samuel Zimmerly and Maria Pabla Torres' children were married. All four were announced in Socorro newspapers. Although Samuel Zimmerly was not alive to see any of his children marry, his wife, Pabla (Torres) Zimmerly attended each of her children's weddings.

Two announcements are not shown here: those for Juan Jose Zimmerly and Maria Gertrudis Zimmerly. Both were married before the turn of the century.

The March 3, 1900 issue of "The Chieftain" had this notice:

Married, at the Catholic church of this city on Monday, February 26, Ricardo M. Zimmerly and
Miss Eloise Stackpole, both of Socorro. There was a large attendance at the reception which followed the wedding ceremony, also at the ball in the evening. The happy couple were the recipients of many presents from friends who thus expressed their good wishes. 

The March 29, 1902 issue of "The Socorro Chieftain" had an announcement for Ricardo Abeyta and Maria Dolores (a.k.a."Lola") Zimmerly.  

 Prospective Wedding.
It is announced that Ricardo Abeyta, nominee for city treasurer, will on Monday lead to the matrimonial altar Miss Lola Zimmerly, also of this city. The happy pair will start upon their journey of married life with the good wishes of a large circle of relatives and friends.

In the same issue "The Socorro Chieftain" published a slate of Republican Party candidates. Ricardo Abeyta is listed as the candidate for City Treasurer. Ricardo's brothers Seferino and Abran are also on the slate, running for the Board of Education and Alderman respectively.

The April 5, 1902 issue had an announcement about one couple that attended to the wedding:

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Sais of Casa Colorada were in the city Monday to attend the Abeyta-Zimmerly

The June 2, 1906 issue had an announcement of the Miera/Zimmerly wedding. The wedding reception occurred at the house of the bride's mother.
On last Monday young Estanislao Miera from San Antonio surrendered his heart to beautiful Miss Teresita Zimmerly of this town, being united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. Ph. Martin at Saint Michael's church. After a bountiful repast at Mrs. Zimmerly's, with many relatives and friends, the happy couple left for San Antonio where they will make their future home.

Lastly, on April 18, 1908, the newspaper had this announcement for my great-grandparent's wedding:

Zimmerly Torres.
There will be a notable wedding in Socorro next Wednesday morning. invitations as follows: "Yourself and family are respectfully invited to attend the wedding of our children, Delfina Torres and Estevan Zimmerly, which will be celebrated the 22nd of April, A. D. 1908, 7 a.m. at the
Catholic church of San Miguel in Socorro, N. M., and from there to a refreshment at the house of J. E. Torres, and the same night to ball which will be given at the Garcia opera house.
Jose E. Torres
Paulita T. Zimmerly

The chieftain. (Socorro, N.M.), 03 March 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

The Socorro chieftain. (Socorro, N.M.), 29 March 1902. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

The Socorro chieftain. (Socorro, N.M.), 05 April 1902. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
The Socorro chieftain. (Socorro, N.M.), 02 June 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 

The Socorro chieftain. (Socorro, N.M.), 18 April 1908. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

29 March 2014

Henrietta M. Christmas - Digging Up Your Roots - April 19, 2014

April 2014

The Genealogy Center
On the Second Level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Henrietta Martinez Christmas
Digging Up Your Roots -
Using Land Grant Records;
With a Focus on the
Albuquerque/ Bernalillo Area
Land grants were handed out to individuals and communities during Spain and Mexico's control of the Southwest. This lecture will focus on records for the Albuquerque and Bernalillo land.

Henrietta M. Christmas is an author, lecturer, and full-time genealogist. She lectures statewide in New Mexico and Colorado on topics related to Hispanics from as early as 1542 through 1850. A native New Mexican who descends from eleven soldiers who came with OƱate in 1598; she currently resides in Corrales.

This program is free and open to the public.

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