The 16th Family of the List of Canary Islanders taken at: Cuautitlán, November 8, 1730, consisting of four single men
The brothers, Phelipe and Jose Antonio Perez, both single men, along with the Lorenzo
de Armas brothers, were considered on the November 8th Cuautitlán list as the Sixteenth
Family. They were sons of Domingo Peres and Maria Granado.
Don Phelipe Perez, the older of the two brother, was born in 1710 on the island of
Tenerife. He is described as 20 years old, medium height, broad shoulders, long
face, dark complexion, thin nose, blue eyes, black hair & eyebrows, large forehead. It
is believed that he never married.
Don Joseph Antonio Perez, brother of foregoing and son of the same parents, native
of Tenerife, 19 years old, good height, long face, thin nose, black hair, eyes &
eyebrows. Jose Antonio married twice, first to Paula Granado of the Fourteenth Family
and then after her death to Gertrudes de la Zerda the daughter of Matias de la Zerda
and Florencia del Rio, who where in San Antonio de Bexar prior to 1735. [De La Zerda
Some of the Perez descendents began using the surname Perez Casanovashortly after
their arrival at the villa de San Fernando. Many of them dropped the name Perez
and just used Casanova.
The oldest son of Jose Perez (Casanova) and his wife Paula Granado, was Domingo,
first Cabo in the Presidio of San Antonio in 1779. He married Maria Concepcion de
Carvajal, and their son Juan Ignacio was the third of thirteen children. He was
born in 1761 and died in 1823, he was well known "Colonel Perez" who married Clemencia
According the De La Garza Notes, Antonio Perez, who married Josefa Falcon, was a
descendant of Domingo Perez. Antonio and Josefa were the parents of Antonio R. Perez,
who married in 1879, Tomasa Teresa Cassiano. They were the parents of ten children,
of whom Ester married G. C. de Carvajal, and Bertha married A. R. Marmion.
Jose Ignacio Perez, the son of Colonel Perez, was born in 1786 and married Maria
Josefa Cortinas in 1812. Their daughter, Maria Josefa Perez married Jacob Linn who
arrived in Texas from Germany about 1833 and was orphaned shortly after his arrival.
Their daughter Concepcion Linn married Frank T. Walsh, while another daughter married
Santiago Herrera, whose son Jacob, adopted by his maternal grandmother, according
to family tradition, married Evelyn Heermann, who as a widow, married Bryan Mauermmann.
Ignacio Perez, and Ignacio the Younger, were brothers of Josefa Linn. One married
Madelina Menchaca by whom he had several children.