Santos LOPEZ (18xx – ) was Socorro’s great grandfather.
Santos Lopez was born in Lipa, Bantagas. His parents were xx. He married Maria MERCADO. Santos died xx.
Maria Mercada was born xx. Her parents were Jose Trivino MERCADO and Dorotea Moxica QUIZON. Maria died xx.
Children of Santos and Maria:
|1.||Miguel Lopez||Catalina Mercado Javier|
|2.||Arsensio Lopez||Angeles Rodriguez
Pianing (Pia) Salud
San Juan Batangas
|Eusebio M. LOPEZ
|4.||Leonor Lopez||Dr. Jose (Pepe) Soco|
The Lopez ancestral home was built by Lolo Santos Lopez and Lola Maria Mercado. Santos Lopez of Lipa built their heritage bahay-na-bato house in Mojica Street. Their pictures still hang in the dining room. See Eusebio’s page for more pictures.
The traditional Filipino “Bahay na bato” style for the large houses built of stone and wood combines Filipino, Spanish and Chinese style elements.
The two major rivers of San Juan are the Malaking Ilog and the Lawaye rivers. “Malaking Ilog has the largest watershed area among the rivers of Batangas. It drains an area of about 820 square kilometers that includes most of Malepunyo Volcano, two-thirds of San Cristobal Volcano and the southwest quadrant of Banahaw Volcano. Because of its extensive watershed, the lower reaches of Malaking Ilog are prone to flooding and flash floods which early settlers might have experienced perennially.
On October 28, 1883, San Juan experienced a catastrophe due to continuous high winds and storm rain. “Water in the town rose to a height of three meters; houses were destroyed, livestock drowned and planted crops were washed away.
In agreement with the parish authorities, the town officials initiated the petition for the transfer of the lumang bayan upstream to a new site on January 18, 1886. On December 12, 1890 the bagong bayan or new town location in Calitcalit was formally approved by the Government. Two years later by 1893, the Maura Law was passed and all the town heads under the new set up were formally designated and given the title of Capitan Municipal. Four Tinientes (deputies) would make up the Tribuna Municipal or Municipal Council.
The relatively urgent relocation of the township due to the floods actually gave the people a fresh base to start their life anew. Despite its new town setting, however, the socio-economic setup in San Juan retained its feudal character. The large plantations that fostered the tenancy system and were owned by a few families remained the order of the day. As these plantations grew in the hinterlands around the town, the families that established them clustered together in the new poblacion (town urban center). There they built their fine houses at about the same time and socialized with their peers even as their tenant workers lived out their simple life in their nipa huts in the rural field.
1. Miguel Lopez
Miguel’s wife Catalina Mercado Javier
Children of Miguel and Catalina
i. Marcelo Lopez m. Naty [__?__] Children: Mario, Maricsi, Baby, Lito Lopez
ii. Natividad Lopez m. Rolando Cueto Child Cesar Cuerto
iii. Librada (Lily) Javier Lopez m. Rudy Asuncion Children: Lolly, Greg, Lydia, Bernie, Phil, and Jun
2. Arsenio Lopez
Child of Arsensio and his first wife Angeles Rodriguez.
i. Dennis Lopez m. Noemi Mariano
Children of Arsensio and his second wife Pianing (Pia) Salud
iii. Jun Lopez m. Ofelia Ledesma; Children Cecil Alcantara, Argie Lopez, Manny Lopez, John Paul Lopez, Pia Lorenzo, Mark Lopez
iv. Zenaida Lopez m. [__?__] Fernandez Children: Noli Lopez Fernandez, Ma. Pia Lopez Fernandez, Monica Fernandez Ocampo, Mario Lopez Fernandez, Martin Lopez Fernandez, Isidro Fernandez, Pia Fernandez, Martin Fernandez, Mai Mai Fernandez, Monica Ocampo, Noli Fernandez
3. Soledad LOPEZ (See Eusebio M. LOPEZ‘s page)
4. Leonor Lopez
Leonor’s husband Dr. Jose (Pepe) Soco was 15 years older than her. He was from Hagonoy, Bulacan.
Children of Leonor and Jose
i. Leonor Soco m. Jun Magbag
ii. Aggie Lopez-Soco m. Jenny [__?__] Daughter Maan Soco, son JF’s wedding on 6-9-12 in Tagaytay.
iii. Rene Lopez-Soco m. Trina Montemayor-Misa of Alaminos, Pangasinan. Children are Angela, Jose Miguel (Mitch), and Jose Paolo (Paul). Angela married Bill Mitchell. Angela’s children are Reid (son 12-23-09) and Ryan (daughter 3-23-12). Mitch married Charlene Arguelles. Paolo married Rebecca Dixon. Paul’s first child is expected October 2012.
BTW, Trina (wife of Rene) and son Mitch; and Lena arrived in PI for JF’S Wedding on 6-9-12 in Tagaytay. JF is son of Aggie Lopez-Soco and Jenny.
iv. Digos Lopez-Soco
v. Boy Lopez-Soco Children Yeyet Soco (son) and Nico Soco (son)
vi. Titol Lopez-Soco m. Ruffy [__?__] Child: Banjo Lopez-Soco