"From the top of my head with no notes: My paternal great, grand parents were Martin LeRoche Pena and Manuela Prieto de Pena. Martin was born and reared in France circa 1833 and educated as a Catholic seminarian.
"He came as a seminarian circa 1855 to assist in evangelizing the Southwest. Sometime after his arrival, he left his seminary studies and settled in Mexico. He changed is last name from LeRoche to Pena. "Le Roche" in French and "Pena" in Spanish mean rock.
We invite any Barstow Pena's to comment here.
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