I scrolled through the many Oller's on this site.There are so many that suggest having relationship to Francisco - the painter.Although he has paintings at the Louvre in Paris and taught Cezane, he died in abject poverty.He was one of the original great impresionist painters.But if you are part of the family, you also have Dr. Jose Oller who brought Penicillin to Puerto Rico and a less illustrious Jose Oller who created the Moulin Rouge in France.
Your line comes from Barcelona with two branches: One in France and the other in Russia.How they all got there is beyond us, but your line is an interesting one.
My name is Jose E. Oller and I have a son: Jose E. Oller (36) in New York, another son Manuel Jose Oller (30) in Chicago, a daugher Isabelle Teresa Oller (33)in Chicago and another son Pablo Jose Oller (11) in Dallas, Texas where we live.My father was Jose E. Oller, an attroney, brother of Ferdinand-who inherited the Oller theater and opened the Carmen theater (that was his wife's name-Carmen Barroso), Isabelle, Rafael, Jose-"Pepito"-the oldest-who founded Caribe Shipping, Jorge, Laura, "Mela" who was the first Puerto Rican woman to pass the New York Bar exam, Felix and "Techin." Only Rafel survives them.Francisco (the painter) is my great granduncle.
Jose Oller Cestero was my grandfather.A lawyer by profession, he opened the Oller theater in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.He was married to Petra Monclova and they had 10 children.We come from a long line of Doctors, Lawyers, and Entrepreneurs; some successful some not so much. Our families, and we are an example, continue their migration and are more and more spread out.Every bit of information is helpful to help you, and us, find our roots and stay in touch.