Juan de la Cruz Catalán
- Born: 1566, Barcelona, Catalán 252
- Marriage: Beatriz de los Ángeles 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Juan de la Cruz, also known as Juan Catalán because he was from Cataluña, came with the Oñate forces in 1598. He is described then as being thirty-two years old, a native of Barcelona, the son of Antonio de la Cruz, having a bright reddish beard and a wounded right arm. He was in the wagon-train escort of 1613 between Mexico City and Santa Fe, and by 1631 he held the rank of Alférez, his wife being a Beatriz de los Angeles, a native of the valley of Mexico who figured in several instances concerning witchcraft. She appears to be the woman of this name who came in 1700 as a servant of Cristóbal de Brito. Their two known children were Pedro and Juana, who married Juan Griego II.
Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 1227-1238.
Juan married Beatriz de los Ángeles.252 (Beatriz de los Ángeles was born in Valle de Méjico, Nueva España and died after 1631 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)