Jesus Maria Sotelo Soza

Jesús María Sotelo Soza

Jesús María Sotelo Soza

Born: February 10, 1856, in Tubac, New Mexico Territory (now Arizona)
Died: August 25, 1936, in Tempe

Jesús María Sotelo came to the Tempe area about 1872. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona. After the death of her father, she moved with her family to land east of Tempe that had been settled by her father and brothers.

She was the granddaughter of Ignacio Sotelo, one of the last commanders of the Presidio of Tubac under Spanish rule, and the daughter of Tiburcio and Manuela Sotelo. She married Juan Soza in Tucson in 1873. She was the mother of ten children: Paulina, José, Juan (Jr.), Ramon, Enrique, Esther, Antonio, Alfonso, Elena, and José María. She is buried in Double Butte Cemetery.