Marriage Certificate of
Celestino Gonzalez and Pauline Graupera
3 July 1825

Escambia County Marriage Records, Book A, p.18

"The undersigned certifies that on the third of July 1825 he has joined in matrimony Paulina Graupera and Celestino Gonzalez."
C. Maerhaut

Celestino Gonzalez, born in Pensacola, Florida, was the son of Manuel Gonzalez and Marie Louise Bonifay. Paulina, or Pauline, born in New Orleans, was the daughter of Pablo Graupera and Marguerite Jardelat. The name Graupera is sometimes spelled Graupere or Granpera, but Pablo was Spanish. In the American State Papers, the 800 arpents of land at Bayou Grande in Escambia County was confirmed to the heirs of Pablo Granpera. In the handwriting at the time and "n" was often written as a "u" - Pensacola -Peusacola.

Though the name on the marriage certificate is Paulina Graupera, Pauline had been previously married to Antonio Mendosa/Mendoza. There is a baptism for a Fernando Mendosa (Mendoza) on 16 April 1825 in the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. His father is Antonio Mendosa, native of Havana, Cuba. His mother is Paulina Graupera, native of New Orleans. He was born 29 September 1822 in Pensacola, Florida.

Escambia Co., Florida, Marriage Records. Book A, p.18, FHL Microfilm 941001.

Related Links:
Celestino Gonzales, ca. 1796-1844, and Pauline Graupera, 1800-1896
Obituary of Pauline Graupera Gonzalez

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