Eugenio Romero Mora County, New Mexico

Eugenio Romero, a merchant of Mora, New Mexico, is a native of the county in which he now lives and was born on his father's ranch May 18, 1872. As the name indicates, Mr. Romero is of Spanish origin. His father, Jose de Jesus Romero, was born in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, May 15, 1834, son of Juan Jose Romero, whose whole life was passed in Rio Arriba County. The mother was, before her marriage, Maria Rita Salagar. Her grandfather, Diego Duran, was a native of Spain, from which place he immigrated to New Mexico, where he passed the rest of his life.

Eugenio Romero spent his boyhood days in caring for his father's stock. He attended school in Mora and here as clerk in the general store of Lowenstein, Strausse & Co. he received his business training. After clerking for them twelve years he was taken into the company as a partner and as such was associated with them for three and a half years, at the end of which time he sold his interest to the firm. Then he bought a lot and built his present store, which he opened August 5, 1901, and in which he has since successfully conducted a general merchandise business.

Politically he is a Democrat and religiously a Catholic, and both in church and in public affairs he is a prominent and active factor. September 21, 1896, Mr. Romero married Miss Amelia Regensberg, daughter of Jacob Regensberg, of Guadalupita, Mora County. Their marriage has been blessed in the birth of three daughters: Isavelita, Sofia and Leonor. Mr. Romero was a visitor to the St. Louis Fair and to him belongs the distinction of being the first man from New Mexico to place his name on the register, the entry bearing date of May 17, 1904.


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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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