Jesus Velarde, my grandfather, immigrated to the U.S. in or around the early 1900's from the Basque region of Spain. He resided until the time of his death, in 1968, in Tampa Florida. Jesus worked in the cigar factories in West Tampa. I know that he had one brother, his name is unknown to me. In or around 1929, Jesus married Angela Velasco. I am very interested in corresponding with extended family members.