Source:National Archives Soldiers Certificate No. 888.418 (Pension document packet) Romualdo CORDERO, Co. C1. Battalion Native, California Volunteer Cavlary Enlisted July 25, 1864 Date of birth- Monterey, CA 7 FEB1834 1st marriage- Vistacion FELIZ -died 1873 Monterey Children - Griselda born 14 DEC 1864, Matias born 12 FEB 1871 2nd marriage-[Emerica?]Cordero- died several years before 1909 in Santa Barbara 3rd marriage -Maria MARQUEZ [nee CASTILLO] AGE 36 (Romaldo sic age 66) Santa Barbara, July 13, 1909, R M Carrillo and Ramon Leyva witnesses.Maria divorced from Pablo Marquez June 30,1909
1915 statement by Romualdo states "I am living with my present wife Maria." Question No 9. State the names & dates of birth of all your children, living or dead. "child one from 1st wife and died about 54 years ago;2nd wife had four children, all died; the last one being man sic, died at the age of 27 years, died four years ago. Maria my present wife has one boy, 5 years old.
Death Certificate Romuldo Cordero, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA Male, white, married, wife Maria Cordero, DOB Feb 7th, 88 years 7 months 28 days; retire, birthplace CA; Father Matias Cordero, birthplace CA; mother Masiwasir Herman [could this beMA Yygnacia Zuniga German?], birthplace Spain;Informant, Mrs. Maria Navarez 217 Anacpa St;Death 1 OCT 1920;Cause, chronic Myocarditis with decompensation, duration 3 years;Signed A F Burkard;Burial Calvary Cemetery;Burial 4 OCT 1920, Santa Barbara, CA