Koa Tree - Limsiaco


Barellona Limsiaco
Great Grandmother

According to the U.S. Social Security application filed by our Paternal Grandfather Mathias Jugoz in the early 1900's, his mothers name is listed as Barellona Limsiaco. Our Grandfather would tell the story about his mothers' club feet. It was a chinese custom for women to wrap their feet to make them smaller, Barellona would wrap her feet.
Himamaylan Seal


Limsiaco Ancestry
Special Thanks to Amabel Limsiaco
Bacolod City, Occidental Negros

In the year 1574 the forces of Chinese Pirateer Limahong attempted to take Manilla. His fleet of 66 chinese junks was deposed by the Spanish Armada. The Ming dynasty chose not to intervene, Limahongs forces began their retreat. Eventually, his men were banished from the South China Sea, into the Sulu Sea. Some of the men scattered throughout the island of Negros.

Siaco Lim
Originally from Amoy-China, he was a Sea captain in Limahongs fleet. In his youth he was adventurous, as he grew older he sought a place he could settle, and call home. At that time Himamaylan was the Capitol of Negros Occidental. Since he had experience as a Sea Captain, Himamaylans Governor named Siaco Captain of his Vessel. While Siaco lived in Himamaylan he fell in love with a girl. Her name was Ana Saligan from Ilog. Her father, a devout catholic, could not condone the relationship, unless they were married. Siaco Lim's love for Ana overwelmed him, he submitted to having a Roman Catholic Wedding. He was baptized as a Christian in Iloilo, his name was changed to Vicente Limsiaco.

Their union blessed they eventually had nine (9) daughters and Five (5) sons.
Below are the places where they established their ancestry.
6 daughters and 4 sons - Himamaylan
1 daughter - San Enrique
2 daughters and 1 son - Bago

In later years as the time progressed some of the ancestry migrated and scattered throughout the Philippines, they could be found in Iloilo, Cebu, Manila and Davao. The majority still lives in the places of Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Bago, San Enrique and Bacolod City.



Negros Occidental


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