Patoni Family - La Familia Patoni
Develan Placa del General José Maria Patoni
Patoni Family Tree
A Brief Family History
Juan Bautista Patoni
José María Patoni
Jose Maria Patoni in Newspapers
Edna Torres Patoni
Carlos Patoni
Children of Carlos Patoni and Maria Ruperta Dominguez
Maria Guadalupe Patoni
Maria de las Nieves Patoni
Children of Carlos Patoni and Maria de la Luz Echávarri
Dolores "Lola" Patoni
Luis Salvador Patoni
Amalia "Molly" Patoni
Luz Patoni
Maria Francisca "Sara" Patoni
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From an Old Post Card: Eastern Entrance to the Patoni Garden - Durango, Mexico

About This Web Site
This Web page is dedicated to preserving the early history of the Patoni Family in Mexico and helping Patoni relatives contact each other and share information.  It is my hope that long lost family lines will be re-united and long and lasting relationships between Patoni cousins will result.  I have begun to make many Patoni connections in the last year on the Internet and it began to become rather time consuming to send the same information to cousins over and over again.  So I have decided to place as much of the information I have collected on this site.
The cousins who have contacted me so far have all been decendants of my 2nd Great Grandfather Carlos Patoni.  Carlos Patoni was the son of Jose Maria Patoni.  Jose Maria Patoni was the son of Juan Bautista Patoni who was the progenitor of the Patoni family line in Mexico.  As you will see in the following pages, ours is a wonderful history and is interwoven in the very fabric of Mexico's magnificent history.
I apologize to my Mexican cousins who do not speak English.  I do not speak Spanish very well.  So most of the material in this site will be in English.  I make the same apology to my English speaking cousins.  Some of the documents on these pages are in Spanish and I have not had them translated yet.
Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.  I hope you enjoy the site.

Patoni Family Tree

Carlos Patoni
Photo of Governor Carlos Patoni in 1912 - Courtesy of Gonzalo Gonzalez

Surnames Found On This Web Site:
Viola, Reyes,
Sanchez, Ruiz,
Dominguez, Rueda
Valles, Solis,
Villagran, Vidrio,
Granados, Velez
Yrungaray, Echávarri,
Searle, Rauch,
Grigg, Castaños

Signature of Carlos Patoni

 2003 Marked the Bicentennial of the Patoni Family in Mexico
According to historian Pastor Rouaix, Juan Bautista Patoni arrived in Mexico with the Baron von Humboldt in 1803.  Humboldt arrived in Mexico in February, 1803.  So 2003 marked the bicentennial of the Patoni family in Mexico.

Carlos Patoni surveyed, mapped, and fixed
boundary markers for nearly all the large estates of Porfirian Durango.

In Search Of...

In this area I will be seeking copies of documents and records that I am having difficulty in locating regarding a Patoni relative.
1)  I am currently looking for any information about the death of Dolores "Lola" Patoni Searle.  She was living in a nursing home in Baja California, Mexico in the mid 1960's to be near her younger sisters in southern California.  I do not know where she died, when she died or where she is buried.  Does anyone know when and where Dolores " Lola" Patoni married O.P. Searle.   I have been unable to find their marriage record in LDS reocords for Mexico.  Any help with this information would be much appreciated.
2)  I am currently looking for a copy of a magazine article written by Carlos Patoni in 1912 regarding a plant known as Ariocarpus fissuratus.  The article was published in the Journal "Alianza Cientifica Universal."  If you have a copy or know where I can acquire a copy, please contact Kameron Searle at
Patoni, Carlos. 1912. Ariocarpus flssuratus K. Sch. Anhalonium fissuratum Engelm. Boletin. Alianza Cientifica Universal. Durango 3(4): 151
For more information regarding plants named by Carlos Patoni see "Related Links" or search the Internet using the search term "patonii" (patoni with an extra i).

Please get in touch and let me know what you think of my site.  This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information that might help round out the picture.


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