Jose #32 Involved in Liberty Push
My latest name find is once again something in Google Books. I continue to search on this site with fairly good results. The book in which this Jose is found was published in 1781 and it’s entitled “News and proceedings of the very noble and loyal royal town of San Felipe de Austria de Oruro.” The subtitle is the first cry of Independence Hispanic America.
With the limited time and information I had I was still able to determine that this movement was taking place around 1781 in this town in the Oruro province of Bolivia. Their move for independence from Spain was taking place concurrently with the American war for independence from Britain. Indeed, I think that our war of independence probably bolstered the desire of Bolivia to gain their own independence from the Crown of Spain.
The book was written by Adolfo Mier who may have been related to Jose R. Mier, the latter being involved with the council of this independence movement in San Felipe. At this point in time I have no other information except his name, but that is often the case with the Miers I find in my research. For me it’s enough just to note the name in the source and added to my list.
For those who are unfamiliar with Bolivia you can find some information on Britannica about the Oruro province. There is also a city by that name in west central Bolivia it’s notable for its altitude. It’s located at over 12,000 feet above sea level.
Even in the rarified air of the Bolivian mountains the movement for freedom was very strong and influenced, no doubt, by the American Revolution which was still underway. So to José R Meyer from Bolivia you’re number 32.