Orsua Room

Maria Johnson Orsua and Pedro Orsua occupied this small bedroom during the early 1900s. Their marriage certificate hangs on the east wall between the two windows. Maria was raised by Juan and Juana Menendez and referred to Espiritu as her grandmother.

The hammock over the bed, as well as the cradle at the foot of the bed, were quite practical for the couple’s many children. (Pedro and Maria had 18 children but only the first three were raised at the Adobe.) The Singer sewing machine did not belong to the family and dates to 1905. The handwriting on the square, unpainted patch above the bed is written in Spanish and translated, reads:

 Tranquility lives here. 1902. The old lady of the house.

It is believed Espiritu had someone write this on the wall for her. 

Leonis Adobe Museum Historic Home and Ranch
  1. The Leonis Adobe House
  2. Miguel Leonis, The Big Basque
  3. Espiritu Chijulla Leonis
  4. Marcelina Leonis
  5. Juan Menendez
  6. Living Room
  7. Corner Cabinets
  8. Piano
  9. Dining Room
  10. Kitchen
  11. Cellar and Pantry
  12. Upper Rear Hallway
  13. Menendez Room
  14. Espiritu's Bedroom
  15. Sewing Room
  16. Front Upstairs Veranda
  17. Outdoor Oven or Horno
  18. Oak Tree
  19. Poultry and Doves
  20. Guinea Hens
  21. Turkeys
  22. Barn and Blacksmith Shop
  23. Carriages and Buggies
  24. Miguel's Land and Property Map
  25. Bath House
  26. Laundry Area
  27. Well and Windmill
  28. Tank House and Water Tank
  29. Orsua Room
  30. Vineyard
  31. Fruit Trees
  32. Vegetable Garden
  33. Longhorn Cattle
  34. Merino Sheep
  35. Nubian and Angora Goats
  36. Percheron Draft Horses
  37. Farm Implements
  38. Wagons
  39. Outhouses
  40. The Plummer House