Welcome!

Picture of Ramon and Maria on their wedding day.

Here, you will find our family history. We begin with the life and times of Ramon VILLARREAL TREVINO and Maria RODELA PENA. Both were born in Mexico and immigrated to South Texas where they met and married, raised a family and made a life.

They live on in our hearts, with much love ❤


Keep in mind when reading these entries:

Surnames or last names will be in ALL CAPS, father’s last name followed by mother’s last name.

Often in these documents, names of people and places are spelled differently and dates differ between documents.

Sometimes during baptisms, the name Jose for boys and Maria for girls was added to the child’s given name.

Someone’s Padrino and Madrina are godparents or sponsors who are close family and friends.

Resources include:
The Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza collection of genealogical data located in the Laredo Public Library, Laredo, Texas.

Recently added:
TISCHLER-HOEGERL Family
This is a partial family history of
Joseph TISCHLER KOLLER 1848-1910 and of
Henry Frank TISCHLER HOEZELBECH 1893-1938.


Click the images to read about Ramon and the VILLARREAL-TREVINO family.

Photo of Ramon VILLARREAL TREVINO.
Ramon VILLARREAL TREVINO 1910-1973
Photo of Arnulfo VILLARREAL GUTIERREZ.
Ramon’s father, Arnulfo
VILLARREAL GUTIERREZ 1872-1960
Photo of Manuela TREVINO FLORES.
Ramon’s mother, Manuela
TREVINO FLORES 1885-1951
Image of Arnulfo VILLARREAL and Manuela TREVINO on descendants' page.
Descendants of Arnulfo VILLARREAL and Manuela TREVINO
Two lovebirds on a branch.

Click the images to read about Maria and the RODELA-PENA family.

Photo of Maria RODELA PENA.
Maria RODELA PENA 1918-2016
Photo of Benito RODELA SALINAS.
Maria’s father, Benito
RODELA SALINAS 1882-1930
Photo of Viviana PENA GUERRERO.
Maria’s mother, Viviana
PENA GUERRERO 1886-1921
Image of Benito RODELA SALINAS and Viviana PENA GUERRERO on descendant's page.
Descendants of Benito RODELA and Viviana PENA
Map of Maguey Street and surrounding neighborhood, 1995.
Map of Maguey Street and surrounding neighborhood, Corpus Christi, Texas 1995.