At age 56, for the very first time, my Mother found her affluent dead-beat biological Father from the French Basque Country


My maternal Grandfather,

(Jose Pepe Lorenzo) 

Was...The object of my affection.  He was someone I would have very much enjoyed conversing with on a philosophical level.

My earliest memories of him are at the beginning of my consciousness.  During the eight years that I lived in Pueblo Nuevo, my mother spoke of him a few times, not often but enough for me to understand that he had abandoned my mother when she was my age.

I don’t know if it was that my mother had forgotten having known her father or that they lived close by and it was my grandfather who had no interest in knowing my mother and decided not to include her in his life.
My grandfather lived for a few years (1950-1956) in the Hacienda Huatzimitiro, located in the outskirts of our small town of Pueblo Nuevo (New Town).
From what I understand, he had an inappropriate amorous relationship with my maternal grandmother, Francisca PIMENTEL.

My grandmother worked as a "Governess" in their private home of Hacienda Huatzimitiro, where, in addition to my grandfather, his legitimate wife and their four daughters lived.

In July of 1956 my grandfather got my grandmother pregnant, and the child they were expecting was my mother.
My mother remembers that my grandmother had told her that if she’d been a boy, my grandfather would have stayed with her and would have left his wife, but since she was a girl he stayed with his wife and left my grandmother.  That was a promise he had made to my grandmother.
My grandfather lived in Mexico City until his death in 2004.  In 1989 we moved from Guanajuato to Stockton, California, for a period of one year and then we moved permanently to Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

For many years my mother asked me to find her father, and I began to search for him in 2012.

Soon after, I found a document that tied him directly to the Hacienda Huatzimitiro.  There I met people who had worked side by side with my grandfather and his legitimate family, who even showed me photos of his daughters, my mother’s half-sisters, who I contacted soon after and who ignored me immediately upon discovering who I was.
I could see that his four daughters were much like him in terms of hypocrisy, since they didn’t want to know anything about their biological half-sister.

My grandfather José “Pepe” Lorenzo falsified the Birth Certificate of his fifth daughter (my mother), when she was born on March 1, 1957 in Pueblo Nuevo, León, Guanajuato, Mexico.

His accomplices were Francisco RAMOS who appeared in the certificate as the "false" Father and Elpidio RAMOS of Rancho San Guillermo, Guanajuanto, Mexico and Vicente JASSO of Rancho Los Patios, Guanajuato, Mexico, as witnesses.

Between the years of 1958 and 1960 he left the Hacienda Huatzimitiro, located in the outskirts of Pueblo Nuevo, Guanajuanto, Mexico. AGREEMENT- written in official Spanish.
ACUERDO- escrito en español oficial.

The property Hacienda Huatzimitiro is located in the outskirts of Pueblo Nuevo, in the south, in León, Guanajuato, Mexico.

My grandfather managed to remain hidden in Mexico City all those years until he died in 2004.  I found out about his death in 2012 and shared the first photograph (above) with my mother for the first time in December 2014.

I don’t consider the emails above, in Spanish, to be written neither grammatically nor orthographically correctly, but they’re proof that should be documented as they are.  They are still legible and understandable. The building were my grandfather lived until his death is the same where the Embassy of Uruguay is located, in Mexico City. 

The building manager confirmed to the Embassy that my grandfather indeed lived on the 9th floor of the same building.

My maternal Grandmother, Francisca PIMENTEL, also known as “Pachita” and my mother, dated 1961 in Pueblo Nuevo, Guanajuato, México.  

My mother, María Josefa Marta, en Irapuato, Guanajuato, México, en 1979,  the year I was born. 

My mother and I at her wedding in Pueblo Nuevo, Guanajuato, México in 1982.

My mother, María Josefa Marta, grew up in Pueblo Nuevo, Guanajuato.  When my mother was six years old my grandmother, Francisca PIMENTEL RANGEL, told her that her father wanted to meet her for the first time.  She decided that she did not want to meet him after having been rejected and abandoned by him.  This is the only time my mother remembers having had the opportunity to know her biological father.

Joseph Laurent Barreneche Etcheberry, also called “José Lorenzo" or "Pepe,” together with his brother Emile Dominique Barreneche, also called Emilio, were the owners of the Hacienda Huatzimitiro, located beside the Lerma River in the outskirts of Pueblo Nuevo.  To come here they travelled in a private plane to live temporarily with my grandfather’s legitimate wife and their four daughters.

Three of the daughters, Marta, María Clara (Mirentxu) and María Carmen (Juana or Mayi) went to the Gabino Chávez Private School, located in Pueblo Nuevo, on horseback. 

The commune of Ascain in France

The commune of Ascain, located in the south of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in France.

My grandfather’s brother, Jean Baptiste Barreneche Etcheberry, who lives in Ascain, France.  He had a conversation with me and my mother in October of 2013.  Click here (conversation in Spanish)

My grandfather’s sister, Sabine Barreneche Etcheberry, who also lives in Ascain, France.  She wasn’t as friendly as her brother when we called her to have a phone conversation, she’s a bitter old woman!

Jean-Baptiste says that he didn’t know anything about my mother’s existence, but Sabine did.

Military letter in french about my maternal grandfather, Joseph Laurent Barreneche Etcheberry, also called José Lorenzo or Pepe Lorenzo.

The legitimate wife of my maternal grandfather, María del Carmen Rodríguez Aldave, born May 2, 1919 in Isaca, Navarre, Spain and died in February of 2011 in Mexico City.

Immigration document from Lisboa, Portugal to Mexico.

Jose Lorenzo Barreneche and Maria Carmen Rodriguez Aldave marriage
August, 1950
His occupation: Ganadero = Rancher

María Del Carmen Rodriguez Aldave
Marta, Mirentxu and Carmen

Hacienda Huatzimitiro, Pueblo Nuevo, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1962-1968


The legitimate daughters of my maternal grandfather, half-sisters of my mother:

Now, two of them are professionals in the tourism industry in France and Mexico:

Marta works in the Official French Services of tourism and

María Clara, also called “Mirenchu” or “Mirentxu” works in SECTUR.

The other two sisters are María Carmen, also called “Mayi” or “Juana” who works at the Secretary of Public Education of Mexico, the SEP, in the department of Gender Equality, and

María Teresa who studied biology in Mexico now lives in the city of Bordeaux, France and works for INRA. 

María Clara Barreneche Rodríguez (Mirentxu), was born on September 23, 1950 in Mexico City.

Dir. Turism and Culture, SECTUR


Mrs. María del Carmen Barreneche Rodríguez (Mayi or Juana) was born on June 24, 1960.  She currently lives in Mexico City and is married to Mr. Gustavo Mohar Betancourt. 

Marta Barreneche Rodríguez, born on June 30, 1952 in Mexico City, and married to Mr. Jorge de León


Mrs. María Teresa Barreneche Rodríguez  (photograph unavailable at the moment) was born October 30, 1954 in Mexico City and is married to Hughes de Cherisey, whom she lives with in France.  

They have twin sons:

Imanol de Cherisey and Erwan de Cherisey
born January 12, 1989.

Hacienda Huatzimitiro, Pueblo Nuevo, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Basque Country

Relative or Employee
Navarre, Spain
Basque Country

Photograph of when my grandfather’s four legitimate daughters were young.  

Marta, María del CarmenMaría Clara Barreneche Rodríguez in 1970 in London, England

Document of immigration to Mexico of my grandfather’s brother Emile Dominique (Emilio) Barreneche Etcheberry.

Manifest - Fort Worth, Texas, USA
BARRENECHE Echeverri, Emilio 
Brother: Jose Barreneche
285, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Emilio Barreneche's son, Ander BARRENECHE, lives in Ascain, France

My Ancestral Origins STR profile, confirms my DNA lineage of Northern and Southern Europe

Mexico City, Mexico 


"I know you're out there. I can feel you now.

I know that you're afraid. You're afraid of us, you're afraid of change.
I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end, I came here to tell how it's going to begin. 
I'm going end this transmission and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see.
I'm going to show them a world...without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."


Bidart, France

SOURCES1. Acuerdo en el  "Diario Oficial de la Federación, en el Periodico Oficial del Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato, en el Registro Agrario Nacional (fracción del denominado Huatzimitiro, en Pueblo nuevo, Gto., Propiedad del C. JosÚ Barreneche Echeverri y C. Emilio Barreneche Echeverri, Agosto 8, 1969).  Por escrito de la fecha 17 de julio de 1958. 2. Misión Permanente de México ONU (Maria del Carmen Barreneche Rodriguez) Directora de Politica Educativa de Equidad y Género. 2012. 3. Cédula profesional MARÍA TERESA BARRENECHE RODRÍGUEZ (LICENCIATURA EN BIOLOGÍA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA) 1979 4. United Nations General Assembly WOM/1917 (Special Attorney for Violence against Women, Attorney General’s Office; María del Carmen Barreneche Rodriguez, Director of Political Education and Gender Equity)Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York. Jul 17, 2012
5. Guía de vascos y navarros en México, siGlo xix Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de las Revoluciones de México (Pagina 95; Barreneche JoséDirectivo del Centro Vasco de México entre 1907 y 1910.  Carta de seguridad, Archivo General de la Nación6.  "México, Distrito Federal, Registro Civil, 1832-2005," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Jose Lorenzo Barreneche Echeverry, 2004 7.  States Secretary for Culture - Ibero-America Migratory Movements ( Carmen Rodriguez Aldave) 1948 ↩ 8.  States Secretary for Culture - Ibero-America Migratory Movements (Emilio Barreneche Etcheverri) 1940  9. SECRETARÍA DE TURISMO "En proceso de reestructuración por modificaciones al Reglamento Interior" ( Maria Clara Barreneche Rodriguez) Detalle del Directorio de Servidores Públicos

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