My great grandparents were Antonio Mestas and Maria Francisca Ronquillo (m. 21 Feb 1873 at General Trias, Chihuahua, Mexico). They were living in Las Cruces, NM, by 1900. Their children were: Juan, b.c.1875, m. a Josefina. They had a daughter named Nieves; Julio b.c. 1877; Dolores b.c. 1879; Maria b.c.1880; Fernando b.c. 1882; Guillermo b.c. 1884; Louis b.c. 1885; Apolonia b.c. 1887; and Alberto b.c. 1890. There may have been another daughter named Elosia b.c. 1900. Louis Mestas m. Carmen Herrera. He died in 1921 at the age of 35. My grandmother, Apolonia Mestas m. Margarito Duran on Nov 14, 1910 in Las Cruces. She died at the age of 35 leaving seven young children, including my father.