World's Smallest Couple
Juan de la Cruz Miss Martina De La Cruz - Brother and
These tiny people are brother and sister, two children of a
family of five born in the village of Tanlagan, Province of
Capiz, Island of Panay, P. I.
The little lady, Miss Martina de la Cruz, is the second child
born in that family of five, 58 years of age, height 21
inches, weight 74 pounds. Her brother, Juan, is 57
years of age, height 24 inches, weight 50 pounds. These
little people have every joint, bone and muscle in their body
the same as any normal person. They are very bright and
intelligent, having mastered three of the dialects of the
Phillipine language, namely: Tagalog, Viscayan, Pampamga,
Spanish and English - practically five distinct languages.
The parents were average size Filipinos, also the other three
children in the family. The midget man is married to an
average size Filipino woman, Gregoria Gabriel, 31 years of
age. They had 3 very pretty baby girl, Maria, which was
of normal size and just as tall as her papa. The baby
died at the age of three years in the town of Daytonia,
Florida, March 15the, 1907.
The Filipino Midgets are the smallest adults known to be alive
today in the world. It is amusing to watch these
tiny bits of humanity dance together, and the little man go
through his acrobatic performance.