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Arline De Haseth, Loria y Tacoronte of East Stroudsburg, Pa Updated July 31, 2005
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Loida Esther Ortiz Diaz Irizarry Celaya Pancorbo Perez was born in Puerto Rico.
A Miss Celia Lopez/MOTHER, Registered Elisa Lopez also known as Loida Esther in Yauco,Puerto Rico on January 24th,1930.
Elisa was born on January 1,1930 at 11am. Her mother Celia was 19 years old at this time.
Celia's parents are: Manuel Lopez from Yauco and a resident there at time of Elisa's birth. ManueL was born approx. in the year 1875 or 78.
Felicita Garcia born 1900 or 1903,she was a resident of Guayanilla,Puerto Rico.
Census Ages are questionable because it seems that the entire family has changed their ages in 1930,maybe to avoid detection of being the family of Elisa Lopez (aka) Loida Esther.
Story goes that Celia Lopez was an unwed mother;but had relation with a cousin.
That cousin would be Antonio Angel Ortiz Diaz Pancorbo Jr. the son of Julia and Antonio Irizarry Celaya Pancorbo Perez.
Or the real Celia could be Carlota Ortiz Diaz married to Carlos Puente and she mothered the child with Angel.
Elisa/Loida was raised in the Puente Household. Angel's sister Delia was married to Sal Puente.
All my life I was kept seperate from family and now know why. Delia Maria,Angel's sister also changed her name to Velia, for unknown reasons. Delia Maria was born 1909 Angel was born 1906-1907 give or take a few months My entire family refuses to cooperate with the search, so I am alone.
Do know that when some of the cousins born in the 30's would ask who Elisa's/Loida's mother was, they said everyone shut down and looked away.
Till this day,no one will or wants to talk to me about this. I hope someone reads this and realizes they are related and will continue this search if ever I am gone.
I loved my mom so much and shared in her pain and loneliness of not knowing her parents.
Elisa Lopez/ Daughter of Celia Lopez (28 KB) This is a photo of Elisa Lopez (aka) Loida Esther. This was taken in 1936.
In 1930 she was registered as a boarder along with Eugenia Maria Figueros Ramirez who was a wet nurse who helped with births and or breast fed children who were not accompanied by parents. Julia my great grand mother used to deliver children. Julia raise Elisa/Loida in her daughter's home/the home of: Delia Maria Ortiz Diaz Celaya Pancorbo and her husband: Salvatore Puente. Sal's brother's were: Juan Carlos,Santos,Tito,Ernesto Jr.
Carmen Rivera was mother to these children, there father separated from Carmen approx. 1912 and moved to NY where other children were present.Sal and Juan Carlos lived in NY in their father's and stepmother's home in 1930 along with their stepbrother's.who were much younger than them.
Hope these people are familiar to some and would contact me or someday see this and continue the search.
References: US Census and Microfilm
Juan Carlos was in a Mental Rehabilitation Mental State Hospital on and off in the state of New Jersey.
Santos, was a Brooklyn resident and a member of the Fire Department;his wife was Carlota Ortiz Diaz. All Natural of Puerto Rico.