JOAQUÍN SAN NICOLÁS LIZAMA
There are three main clans of Lizamas in Saipan, known by their nicknames :
Pilåkku'. Batittang. Pina'lek.
Vicente had a brother Antonio who also moved to Saipan but it seems he and his wife did not have children. Another brother of theirs, José, died in Saipan in 1895, apparently a bachelor.
Vicente was the son of Juan Mendiola Lizama, born around 1838 in Hagåtña (his father was Mariano and his mother was Margarita) and his wife Margarita Demapan Cruz, born around 1846 in Hagåtña, the daughter of Casimiro and Josefa.
Joaquín and Carmen had almost a dozen children, so the Batittang clan spread.
I knew one of Joaquín's daughters who told me how her father was a kapitan in the sendålon Alemán (a captain among the German soldiers). What she meant was her father was one of the local men recruited by the Germans to be police officers in Saipan.
Joaquín also had two boats which he used for trade and fishing. His daughter said, "Ti in tingo' tenda," "We didn't know anything about stores, because my father always bought or traded things with the other boats."
The Pina'lek Lizama were the last of the three main clans to move to Saipan from Guam, making the move around 1915 or so.
Two brothers, Luís de León Lizama and Juan de León Lizama, moved to Saipan. They were the sons of Mariano Lizama and Rosa Palomo de León. They were already called the Pina'lek clan in Guam, and not all of them moved to Saipan. Luís and Juan had siblings who remained on Guam.
Luís married a Naputi and Juan married a Crisóstomo, and their descendants continued the clan in Saipan.
Luís was an artillery man in the local insular force under the Americans in Guam in the early 1900s before he moved to Saipan.
The clan's nickname, Pina'lek, means "heartburn" in Chamorro. Why the clan is named that is something I have found no conclusive reasons for.
Juan de León Lizama @ Pina'lek
Signature in 1911
THEN THERE'S LUCIA
Lucía Fausto Lizama, probably born in Guam and the daughter of Javier (also called Gabriel) and María was already in Saipan in the 1870s bearing children although she was not married. In time, she married the biological father of these children, José Acosta Arriola, and the children all became Arriolas.