Maria Gertrudes Piedad " Pilar" Filamena Garcia

23 July 1863–28 July 1919 (Age 56)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Maria Gertrudes Piedad " Pilar" Filamena

When Maria Gertrudes Piedad " Pilar" Filamena Garcia was born on 23 July 1863, her father, David Escapula Garcia, was 46 and her mother, Maria Manuela Salazar, was 41. She married Friderich "Fritz" Trödel on 21 April 1889, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fairmont, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years and Perris, Riverside, California, United States in 1920. She died on 28 July 1919, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 56.

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Friderich "Fritz" Trödel
Maria Gertrudes Piedad " Pilar" Filamena Garcia
Marriage: 21 April 1889
Hortense Gladys Troedel
Henrietta Troedel
Fred Troedel
Daisy Grace Troedel
Frank B Troedel
Lillie Manzanita Troedel
Harry Troedel
Edna Hazel Troedel

Spouse and Children

21 April 1889
San Bernardino, California, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    David Escapula Garcia


    Maria Manuela Salazar




    Eliseo La Sale Garcia



    Juan Ygnacio Garcia


    Maria Garcia


    Casimiro Ismael Garcia


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 4

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Spanish (García) and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. It is normally found in medieval records in the Latin form Garsea, and may well be of pre-Roman origin, perhaps akin to Basque (h)artz ‘bear’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Predad Garcia in household of Esquipala Garcia, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ina Troedel in household of Fred Troedel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Piatha Troedel in household of Jose Rodrigues, "United States Census, 1920"

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