Manuel Chavez Berrelez

Manuel Chavez Berrelez
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October 17, 1921
December 31, 2004
Pearsall Cemetery

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Manuel Berrelez was born in Charlotte, Texas in Atascosa County.  His father was Marcos Sierra Berrelez and his mother was Paz Chavez Berrelez.  Margarito Berrelez was Manuel's only uncle.  Manuel had 3 brothers, Gregorio, Alejos, Jesse, and 5 sisters, Eloisa, Catarina, Julia, Trinida, and Petra.  Manuel was 16 years old when he lost his father who was riding a wagon full of cotton pulled by horses. The wagon rolled over Manuel's father and killed him.  At this time Manuel was the oldest male living at home and became the provider for the rest of the family. Later in life Manuel moved to Pearsall, Texas in Frio County where he married Soila De Flores when he was 26 years old and she was 16 years of age. They had four children, Richard, Thelma, Mario, and Manuel Jr.  Manuel Chavez Berrelez lived the rest of his life in Pearsall and worked as a contracted truck driver hauling anything he could find to make a living. Throughout...

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Let's Talk Richard Berrelez
Some years ago I was in Pearsall, Texas visiting from Denver, Colorado and went to visit my father in his home.  My...

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Thelma Berrelez Nieto
January 29, 2012
My DAD and MOM LOVED THEM AND WILL NEVER FORGET THEM