Juan Cruz Vergara

Barili, Cebu, Philippines

The Life of Juan Cruz

When Juan Cruz Vergara was born in 1885, in Barili, Cebu, Philippines, his father, Claro Mercado Vergara, was 45 and his mother, Paulina Cruz, was 43. He married Tariela Undang Canete about 1904, in Barili, Cebu, Philippines. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died before 1990, in his hometown, at the age of 104.

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Juan Cruz Vergara
Tariela Undang Canete
Marriage: about 1904
Nasaria Canete Vergara
Nariesa Canete Vergara
Blas Canete Vergara

Spouse & Children

about 1904
Barili, Cebu, Philippines


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+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 13

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.

Age 17

"Insurrection ends. Taft improves economic conditions, settles disputes over church ownership of land, establishes ""Pensionado""program, allowing Filipinos to study in U.S. , which helped modernize and westernize the country."

Age 50

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.

Name Meaning

Basque: Castilianized variant of Basque Bergara, a habitational name from places so called (earlier Virgara) in the provinces of Gipuzkoa and Navarre. The place name is of uncertain derivation; the second element is gara ‘hill’, ‘height’, ‘eminence’, but the first has not been satisfactorily identified.

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

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