* Descendants of Joaquin Sanchez Adan and Amelia de Miranda*

Updated March 4, 2012


La libreta de tía Pepilla

Avellaneda #5 (altos) fue por muchos años la dirección oficial de la familia
Sánchez Miranda en Camagüey. De los doce hermanos sólo quedaba "Pilla"
viviendo en parte de la vieja casona con algunos muebles magníficos, un óleo
de un hermano muerto en la infancia, libros de Buster Brown, discos de
Caruso, recuerdos mayormente traídos de la casa de Nueva York. En esa casa
murió mi abuela doña Amelia. Mi abuelo había muerto en New York antes de nacer el primero de sus cuarenta nietos. Todos los primos recordamos visitar esos altos y algunos de los que vivíanfuera de Camagüey pararon allí por largos plazos. Ese era el centro de la
familia. Todos le escribían, visitaban y llamaban a tía Pepilla y la tenían
al tanto de todos los acontecimientos de familia y ella meticulosamente lo
anotaba todo en su famosa libreta. Por eso nunca se le pasaba un cumpleaños o
un aniversario.
Cuando llego el día de su salida de Cuba, según ella contaba, sacó la libreta
de la maleta para chequear algo y en la confusión del momento se le quedó.
Para consolarla por su pérdida, tratamos de ayudarla a reconstruir la libreta
pero ya no era fácil. Mabilita completó la rama de tío Joaquín; Clemencita y
luego Marta Balais me mandaron datos de la familia de tío Ernesto. Pero desde
1991 nadie se había ocupado de ese proyecto. De los cuarenta primos sólo
quince alcanzamos el nuevo milenio pero, sorprendentemente, muchos de la
nueva generación están interesados en la historia de la familia y están
contribuyendo a la tarea de ponerla al día.Así que aquí la tienen, incompleta pero creciendo, la versión electrónica de
la libreta de tía Pepilla.

Aunt Pepilla’s Notebook

Avellaneda #5 (upstairs) was for many years the official address in Camaguey of the Sanchez Miranda family. Of the twelve siblings “Pilla” was the only one still living in part of the larger old house with a few pieces of magnificent furniture, an oil painting of a brother who died in infancy, Buster Brown books, Caruso recordings, mostly mementos brought from the house in New York City. In this house our grandmother Amelia died. Our grandfather had died in New York before the first of the forty grandchildren was born.
All of us, cousins, remember visiting that upstairs and some of those who lived outside of Camaguey stayed there for long periods of time. That was the center of the family. Everybody wrote, visited and called tia Pepilla and kept her informed of happenings in the family, and she carefully annotated everything in her famous notebook. That was the reason she never missed a birthday or an anniversary.
When the day came for her to leave Cuba--as she recounted—she pulled her notebook out of her suitcase to check something and, in the confusion of the moment, it was left behind.
To console her for that loss we tried to reconstruct the notebook, but it wasn’t easy. Mabilita completed tio Joaquin’s branch; Clemencita, and later Marta Balais, sent me data for tio Ernesto’s family. But since 1991 nobody had been involved in the project. Of the forty cousins, only fifteen of us reached the new millennium but, surprisingly, many of the following generation are interested in family history and are contributing to the task of updating it. So here you have it, incomplete but growing, the electronic version of tia Pepilla’s notebook.






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Angela Sanchez Tischler
203 N Prospect St
Crescent City, Florida 32112
United States
386-698-2667
angelast@windstream.net

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  • El Liceo (45 KB)
    Aqui se reunian los hermanos Sanchez con sus amigos a jugar dominos y hablar de negocios.
  • desconocida- unknown (19 KB)
    Raul Morejon found this with his grandmother's photos. No name, just the name of the studio in Puerto Principe. Is it Amelia Miranda? There is no one alive who remembers her as a young person. I am hoping that someone has another photo for comparison because the only one we have shows her in her eighties.
  • Amelia y Andres con cuatro hijas, Pascuas 54-55 (51 KB)
    De izquierda a derecha: Elsa, Tica con sus hijos Amelia y Carlos Triana, Andres Rodriguez Sanchez, Amelia Sanchez Miranda, Alicia y Chichi.
  • Abisais Sanchez Adan (44 KB)
    Sister of Joaquin Sanchez Adan and mother of Andres Rodriguez, husband of Amelia Sanchez Miranda.
  • Tombstone in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York (62 KB)
    Photo by Eduardo Alvarez
  • Lechon asado en Los Desengaños, Agosto 1938 (119 KB)
    Celebrando el dia de Los Angeles, clockwise from left: Angela Agramonte, Aquiles Rodriguez, Pedro Gallo?, Eduardo, Adolfo, Yuyo, Clemencia LaHerran, Alicia Rodriguez Sanchez, Cuquin, Elsa Rodriguez Sanchez, Oliverio, Cutin, Mina, Lucy y Angelita Sanchez.
  • Cecile y Flora Maria (23 KB)
    at family reunion 2002
  • Bernabe Sanchez Adan (214 KB)
    Photo of Bernabe Sanchez Adan, Oldest son of Pedro Sanchez Doltz and brother of Joaquin.
  • Julian, Armando y Ernesto (24 KB)
    Julian was 3 years old, Armando 14 and Ernesto 6. It was probably taken in Nuevitas at about the time Adolfo was born.
  • Adolfo as a child (36 KB)
    date and place unknown
  • Gilbert family (30 KB)
    All the descendants of Hortensia Sanchez Miranda & Walter Walton
  • Hortensia & Clemencia with their children (61 KB)
    alguien los reconoce? Benny cree que es en la quinta de tio Ernesto en Camaguey. Hortensia y Clemencia con Waltico y Winnie(sentados a la izquierda) y los hijos de Clemencia.
  • Angela Agramonte at 100 (40 KB)
    Front to back: Lucia Sanchez, Danny Tischler, Jeff Tischler, Angelica Alvarez, Lucy Sanchez, Angela Sanchez, Oli Sanchez, Albert Alvarez, Angela Agramonte, Albert Jr. and Marta Menendez
  • Hortensia, Aurelia, Gloria e hijas (61 KB)
    sentadas, Winnie, Aurelita Rincon y Bebita Plazaola
  • Familia de Ernesto (24 KB)
    LLullo, Clemencita, Bebo, Eduardo, Mina & Cuquin. Celebrando los 99 años de Ernesto en 1984
  • Camaguey Cemetery (71 KB)
    Amelia Miranda and other family members are buried here
  • Walter con Clemencita y Cuquin. (73 KB)
    WW,CS y Cuq
  • Boca Raton, Florida (35 KB)
    Standing: Margarita Bacallao, Lydia, Angela, Amelia, Yolanda, Lourdes, friend of Yolanda, Yoli, Rosita(Nena), Julian(Cuco), Florita y Armando. front: Jeff Tischler, Tony Rodriguez, Oli Sanchez, Eduardo Alvarez, Guillermo Gilbert, Raul Morejon, Aldo Arteaga, Guillermo Santiago, Alberto Rodriguez, Cecile & Flora Maria.
  • Avellaneda #5 in 1998 (118 KB)
    This is tia Pepilla's home in its present condition
  • West 90 St., New York (43 KB)
    The family lived at 76 W 90 St NY from 1896 to 1902 in a house like this one just off Central Park. The actual house was replaced by a modern building. Photo by Eduardo Alvarez
  • Nuevitas, Nov. 1924 (41 KB)
    Amelia Sanchez rodeada de sus siete hijos: Alicia, Lili, Andres (Baby), Chichi, Tallo, Tica y Elsa.
 

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