Another Jose Mier from the Nineteenth Century
My latest Jose Mier find—number 26—is another from the early 1800s, about the same time as Father Jose Mier from Mexico. Again this was a search done within Google Books since I have been having great success with this method. I may not find a lot of detailed information about the Joses I find this way—it may be just a blurb or a mention—but it’s enough for my purposes.
This particular Jose Mier appears to have died sometime prior to 1820 since the excerpt from the book makes reference to his daughter, Maria Rosa Mier who is requesting a sequester of her father’s inheritance. What all this means I have to speculate but it’s interesting to get a glimpse of everyday life and concerns in faraway countries centuries ago. Even if I only get a name and a few details it’s enough to spur my imagination and create a story in my head. If I had the time it could even serve as the seed for some great novel set in Chile in the 1800s!
Here’s the excerpt from the book.
From the Southern town of Los Angeles in 1820, Maria Rosa Mier, possibly a relation of Manuel De Mier, petition to have a sequester order on her inheritance from father José Mier lifted but no decision was recorded.
Cryptic? Yes, but nonetheless interesting to me. So, Senor Mier, you are the twenty-sixth Jose Mier to be added to my “famous” list.