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Agnes Baca and/or John Anthony Werner

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Re: Agnes Baca and/or John Anthony Werner

Posted: 1208479984000
Classification: Query
If it may help you:
I "googled" Melchior Werner, and found him to be listed in the book "History of New Mexico-It's Resources and People"-as having come to NM in 1849,from Germany. He built and owned the Centennial Hotel in Albuquerque,was the postmaster of Bernalillo by 1862, worked as a probate clerk from about 1862 until his death in Sept of 1883.

A picture of his hotel is at the bottom of this page:

In the 1860 census, he lives in Taos,NM,age 30,working as a clerk.
In 1870,he is:
Werner,Melchior-40;;born Nassau?-Germany;farmer,postmaster
wife-Josefa-28;born NM
(It is interesting to note that: in this year,Mrs.Werner owns $5000 worth of real estate and has $1000 worth of personal property--that's huge in that time!)
In 1880--they are a little murky;whether the children are adopted or not,or to him or her--who can say. Language barriers etc. affected answers given-
Werner,Melchior-50;born Germany;probate clerk
adopted son-Tomas-21;clerk
adopted daughter-Candelaria,Simona-15
adopted son-Adolfo-11

Then in 1900,Albuquerque:
Werner,Tomas-born Nov 1858;41;married 12yrs;born NM,father born France,mother born NM;bookkeeper
wife-Montoya,Genova-born Jan.1859;40;9 children born,5 living;born NM,father born MX,mother born NM
daughter-Teresita-born Apr.1888;12
son-JUAN ANTONIO- born June 1889;10
son-David-born Feb.1893;7
son-Mariano- born May 1896;4
daughter-Margarita-born Mar.1899;1

Based on age, this looks to be the family of Agnes in 1910 Albuquerque?
Adela R.-39

John A.Werner registered for the WWI draft in Albuquerque in 1917; born June 24,1890 (these are often off by a year--could go either way!)born in Albuquerque. Lives at 916 N.11th, with is wife and 2 children. Works as an abstractor for the Albuquerque Title Guarantee Co. on Gold Ave.

It appears that Melchior Werner arrived in NM as a calvary soldier--his wife applied for a widows pension-her name(s) given on the application as "Werner,Josefa C" or "de Lucero Josefa C."
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