Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Egregio insurgente queretano que pago las consecuencias de su amor a Mexico y a la libertad sufriendo las peores vejaciones en las cárceles de las islas Filipinas por casi tres decadas
H. Ayuntamiento 1988-1991
Don Epigmenio González
Extraordinary revolutionary from Querétaro who paid the consequences for his love of Mexico and freedom, suffering the worst humiliations in the jails of the Philippines for almost three decades
Honorable Municipality 1988-1991
Erected by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Querétaro 1988-1991.
Location. 20° 35.565′ N, 100° 22.812′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Ejército Republicano and Calle de la Estrella. Touch for map. The marker and statue are on the grounds of the Cemetery of the Illustrious of Querétaro (Panteón de los Queretanos Ilustres). Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76020, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacio Pérez (here, next to this marker); Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra Félix Osores y Sotomayor (a few steps from this marker); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (a few steps from this marker); Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (within shouting distance of this marker); German Patiño (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Mariano de las Casas (within shouting distance of this marker); Josefa Vergara y Hernández (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Regarding Epigmenio González. Epigmenio González was a merchant in the city of Querétaro. He participated actively in the literary gatherings organized in the house of the corregidor Miguel Domínguez, which were some of the first secret meetings where Mexican independence was plotted. The main members were the wife of the corregidor Josefa Ortiz, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Juan Aldama, Ignacio Aldama and Ignacio Allende. The brothers González (Epigmenio and Emeterio) sympathized and cooperated with the insurgent cause by making and storing cartridges in their home.
In 1821, when the Independence of Mexico was consummated, he remained in the Philippines, since it was still a part of Spain. It wasn't until 1836, two years after the signing of the Treaty of Mexico with Spain, when Epigmenio was finally able to return to his homeland. He obtained from the Philippine authorities a passage to Spain, and there, after much effort, a merchant took pity on him and lent him money to return to Mexico.
In 1839, the then President Nicolás Bravo appointed him to a position in the mint of Guadalajara. Fortunately a journalist met him and Epigmenio was finally able to tell his story to the newspaper "La Revolución" in 1855. He died on July 19, 1858, at the age of 80. On September 13, 1989, his alleged remains were transferred to the Cemetery of the Illustrious of Querétaro.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.