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Santa Isabel/Alomar
Santa Isabel

 
In 1833, José Alomar Burgos (1806-1879) married Gertrudis Famanía in Palma de Mallorca.  Juan Famanía, Gertrudis' Grandfather, an immigrant from Mallorca, lived in Santa Isabel where he owed the Hacienda Unión.  Upon Juan's death, Gertrudis father, Francisco Famanía, decided to sell his part of the Hacienda and turned to Alomar for help in the sale. 
 
Since Alomar lived in Spain, he asked his brother Gaspar who was in the Spanish Navy, to come to Santa Isabel in one of his voyages and check out the property.  Gaspar did, fell in love with it and the two brothers acquired the property on or around 1839 and named it Hacienda Santa Isabel.
 
José came to Puerto Rico where three of his five children were born; Francisco (1846), Gaspar (1848) and Pedro (1850) but returned to Mallorca most likely during the 1860s, where he lived the rest of his life.  Gaspar remained in Puerto Rico and ran the Hacienda.  In 1842 Gaspar also was one of the founders of the town of Santa Isabel and its Mayor from 1849 to 1853.
 
Hacienda Santa Isabel remained in the Alomar family until the 1960's when it was sold to an Iraeli firm who currently have a vast fruit and vegetable plantation on its lands.