A typical Otomi Indian lady and child. (Thanks to Modern 247 for the picture.)

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Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina Coporation or FSBMC is an international non-profit organization owned and administered by Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina descendants to make the world a better place to live each day for every nation and every person from across the continents regardless of differences. Know us more at our official corporate website.

We trace our Sauza roots from Galicia, Spain where our great ancestor Don Alfonso Ricardo Nicolas Sauza y Holguin (11 June 1721, Galicia, Spain - 12 November 1822, Intramuros, Ciudad Manila, Las Islas Filipinas) originally came from before joining in 1740s his fellow Spaniards for trade in New Spain, the former name of Mexico. In Jalisco, Mexico,  Don Alfonso Ricardo Nicolas Sauza y Holguin met and married Altagracia Sanchez (12 December 1725, Jalisco, Mexico - 11 January 1821, Hacienda Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina, Pueblo de Mariquina, Las Islas Filipinas), an Otomi lady from Jalisco, Mexico. The Otomi people is one of the ethnic groups of Jalisco, Mexico. Their origin is known as the shooters of birds in the mountains. Moreover, Altagracia Sanchez was an expert weaver. She was the one responsible why most of her female descendants who knew, met and lived with her personally were experts weavers as well.

Their eldest child Don Juan Sauza y Sanchez (24 June 1743,  Jalisco, Mexico - 03 January 1834, Balite, Barrio Angono, Binangonan, Distrito de Morong, Provincia de Laguna, Las Islas Filipinas) was the first recorded Sauza who went to the Philippines on 20 January 1772 as part of the world famous Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade. He was a learned rich businessman of wines, spices and textiles. He established successful businesses in the following ports of the Philipines particularly in Batan of Provincia de Capiz which is now Aklan, in Cebu, in Ilocos, in Legazpi, Provincia de Albay, in Zamboanga, in Ilo-ilo and in Manila.

Eventually, he bought a large and wide area of land in Barrio Angono, Binangonan, Distrito de Morong, Provincia de Laguna, Las Islas Filipinas particularly in Biga adjacent to the old Spanish chapel. He married a Maria Estrella, a Dumagat sangley or Chinese blooded Dumagat. From 1796 - 1798, Don Juan Sauza who was also spelled in Barrio Angono as Sausa because of listing error made by Serafin Delos Santos, his Filipino-Chinese worker, lived at Barrio Angono with his family. He was elected as the gobernadorcillo or town mayor of Barrio Angono in 1797.  His adopted son Don Manuel Sausa (17 June 1783, Barrio Angono, Binangonan, Distrito de Morong, Provincia de Laguna, Las Islas Filipinas - 24 June 1884, Balite, Barrio Angono, Binangonan, Distrito de Morong, Provincia de Laguna, Las Islas Filipinas) became the gobernadorcillo or town mayor of Barrio Angono in 1818. Don Manuel Sausa's bioligal mother died in her teens after giving birth to him. His biological father was a Roman Catholic priests. 

The other children of Don Alfonso Ricardo Nicolas Sauza y Holguin and of Doña Altagracia Sanchez were Emmanuel, Guadalupe, Remedios, El Rico, Antonio, Beatriz, Agustin and Pedro.

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