Family History

Maximo Fernan was the Bogo Gobernadorcillo in 1876

It was in only in 1864 when Bogo was governed by a gobernadorcillo…

In 1876, one source said that Maximo Fernan was the gobernadorcillo. It was said that he came down with other migrants from Mandaue. Many of them settled in Guadalupe. Before the war, there were Amits in Guadalupe, and were believed to be descendants of the Muslin traders who joined Fernan to Bogo…

It has to be noted that in the document where the list of town executives was scribed in the possession of Segundo Orat, the years from 1876 to 1879 were vacant. No name was listed. However, Toribio P. Fernan swore that his father was the gobernadorcillo…

Anselmo Pedroza, an Hilonggo, was the gobernadorcillo in 1880. He was a relative of the wife of Maximo Fernan, and he introduced the sarzuela and the string bands. It was during this term of Anselmo that the moro-moro and the community singing became popular, and the “daigon” during Christmas…

In May 19, 1893, a municipal reforms law known as the “Maura Law” was issued by Royal Decree. Under this law, there would be a municipal executive and five officers who were elected by plurality vote — capitan, chief lieutenant (regidor sindico), lieutenant for police, lieutenant for the fields (sementeras), and one lieutenant for cattle. The chief lieutenant was equivalent to the vice-mayor. At one or another, Victorino de la Vina, Luis Ortiz, Buenaventura Ganzon, Maximo Fernan, Roberto Ancajas, and Matias Rubio became chief lieutenants…

Excerpts taken from, by Prof Regino Dodds Giagonia, MNSA.

Family History

The children of Maximo and Trinidad

Maximo Fernan was born about 1828 in San Remegio, Cebu.  Maximo married Trinidad Pedroza was born abt 1828 in San Remegio, Cebu – died 5 November 1923 in Bogo, Cebu.

The children of Maximo and Trinidad: 

  • Severino Fernan was born about 1852 in Bogo, Cebu.  Severino married Lelang Alburo.
  • Tomasa Fernan was born about 1854 in Bogo Cebu.  Tomasa married Peping del Carmen.
  • Arcadia Fernan was born about 1856 in Bogo, Cebu. Arcadia married Victorino de la Viña.
  • Juana Fernan was born about 1858 in Bogo, Cebu.  Juana married Melquiades Lazala.
  • Antonia Fernan was born about 1860 in Bogo, Cebu.  Antonia married Fortunato Gorre.
  • Pedro Fernan was born about 1862 in Bogo, Cebu. Pedro married Marcia Canama.
  • Bernabela Fernan was born about 1864 in Bogo, Cebu. Bernabela married Mr Veraque (1st husband).  Bernabela married Eugenio Ancajas (2nd husband).  Bernabela married Mr Lepiten (3rd husband)
  • Gerthrudes ‘Oding’ Fernan was born about 1866 in Bogo, Cebu.  Oding married Juan Quitiol Lisondra born abt 1864 – died 29 August 1899.
  • Teofilo Fernan was born about 1868 in Bogo, Cebu.  Wife (unknown).
  • Simon Fernan was born about 1870 in Bogo, Cebu.  Simon married Alejandra Lepiten born abt 1872.
  • Nicolasa Fernan was born about 1872 in Bogo, Cebu.  Nicolasa married Magdalino Ruedas.
  • Roman Fernan was born about 1874 in Bogo, Cebu.  Roman married Josefa Mansueto (1st wife).  Roman married Gregoria Ursaiz (2nd wife)
  • Justino Fernan was born about 1876 in Bogo, Cebu.  Wife (unknown)
  • Demetrio Fernan was born about 1878 in Bogo, Cebu.  Demetrio married Maria Lim (1st wife).  Demetrio married Columba Cabilan (2nd wife).  Demetrio married (3rd wife – Unknown).  Demetrio married (4th wife – Unknown)
  • Toribio Fernan was born about 1880 in Bogo, Cebu.  Toribio married Luisa ‘Isay’ Causing (1st wife).  Toribio married (2nd wife – Unknown).
  • Francisco Fernan was born about 1882 in Bogo, Cebu.  Francisco married Diosdada Soriano (1st wife).  Francisco married Felicidad Uy (2nd wife)

Information on dates and places of birth taken from – International Genealogy index.  Additional information provided by Bayani Abelardo and respective family members.