Catalina de Villanueva
- Born: Tepeaca, Valle de Méjico, Nueva España 239
- Marriage: Juan López Olguín Villasaña
Catalina was probably all or part Mexican Native America. The HGRC data base give Chief Don Joseph as her father.
Noted events in her life were:
• Family Background. 1469
There were three Tlascaltec sisters, known to be the daughters of a "Don Joseph" of Tepeaca who traveled to New Mexico with Juan López. One of these sisters named Agustina married Francisco, the Native American servant of Juan López. Of the other two, both were unmarried, brought their daughters along with them to New Mexico. Their names were María and Catalina. There are a few clues that lead Chávez to believe one of these women married Mateo. Mateo lived not far from Tepeaca, the home of the sisters, and one of Mateo's grandchildren from Santa Clara used the name López Naranjo, López coming from his grandmother, a possible servant of Juan López. Also Mateo's son, Domingo Naranjo, the representative of Pohé-yemo in the Pueblo Revolt council, was very fluent in Mexican Indian lore.
~"Pohè-Yemo's Representative and the Pueblo Revolt," New Mexico Historical Review, XLII:II, pp. 97-98
• Web Reference: Women Who Joined Don Juan de Oñate's New Mexico Settlement; The Gordejuela Inspection, 1600.
María, native of Tepeaca, daughter of Don Joseph, unmarried, servant of Juan López. She brought a young daughter named Mariana.
Catalina, sister of the above-mentioned woman, unmarried, who is in the service of the said Juan López and is taking along a girl named María.
Agustina, sister of the above, married to Francisco, servant of the said Juan López.
Catalina married Juan López Olguín Villasaña, son of Juan López de Villasaña and Isabel Ruíz. (Juan López Olguín Villasaña was born in 1558/1559 in Fuente Ovejuna, Cordova, España 253, baptized on 9 Feb 1559 in Church of Nuestra Castillo, Fuente Ovejuna, España 250 and died after 1626 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)