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Boquerón
Cabo Rojo


Also known as Hacienda De La Baume, it was established in 1842 by French immigrant from Paris Carlos Maria José Francisco Wys Garescher du Rocher (1830-1899) who at the time of his death had installed a steam mill.  It was inherited by his second wife Maria Antonia Cristina Marini Correa (1876- ) since there were no children from his marriages to Maria Antonia Cristina or his first wife and Saint-Omer, France born Maria Alejandrina Maria Luisa Meniolle de Cizancourt (1859-1889).  

On February 8, 1901 Maria Antonia Cristina married her second cousin Enrique Renon de la Baume Wys (1858-1908) who continued operating the hacienda.  They had three children; Maria Genoveva (1901- ), Enrique (1905-1964) and Ena Luisa de la Baume Marini (1907-1999), who in 1927 married Oscar Nevares Lopez whose father José Nevarez Landrón owned Hacienda Media Luna in Toa Baja.  

On February 9, 1909 the case Marini vs. de la Baume Et Al was decided by the US District Court for Puerto Rico.  This case states that before his death Enrique de la Baume owned 5/8 of the hacienda and his three siblings who lived in France; Alejandro, Gonzague and Stanislaus de la Baume, owned the remaining 3/8.  As a result of the court ruling, the then 1,071 acre hacienda was split between the 4 with 500 acres being awarded to Maria Cristina Marini and her deceased husband Enrique Renon de la Baume.  As a result of the split, a balance owed to Enrique by his three siblings was evidenced by a lien on the share awarded to each of the three until paid.  At the time of the court case "the general appearance of the farm is one where everything possible has been sold from the place and nothing added and no improvements kept up.  The old sugar mill is a ruin, parts of the wall standing, but with no roof.  A small detached building has been covered with grass and is being used as a stable.  The machinery that was in the mill has been destroyed by fire and rust, and is worthless.  The dwelling house is in very bad condition and liable to collapse."

It appears the sugarcane grown at the hacienda was processed at the Guanica Centrale as the case required an accounting from the sugar mill to determine any amounts owed to the estate.

According to josé Ferreras Pagán, it consisted of 1,300 acres of which approximately 300 were planted with sugarcane.  It was located on PR 101 in Barrio Boquerón.