Juan Bermejo was a native of Torrelaguna which is in the Madrid Province. His place of birth was part of the Mendoza Family territory. Juan was present at the 1540 muster as a footman. After the expedition he was briefly in Mexico City and then returned to Compostela. He was illiterate.
1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [footman, crossbow, sword, dagger, native arms]
AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.1 [Bermejo, natural de Tor de Laguna [Torrelaguna?], estante in Mexico City, about 24 or 25 years old, is de parte witness] [Bermejo did not know how to sign his name] [says that Juan Pérez de Vergara was Vázquez de Coronado ’s mayordomo at the time of the expedition; fol. 288v: says that Vázquez de Coronado took seven very good horses and another 12 or 15 horses “que dio a sus criados” and 15 mulas, quatro negros y tres negras; says Vázquez de Coronado must have spent more than 20,000 pesos de oro de minas; fol. 289r: says Vázquez de Coronado daba e repartia a la gente que de ello tenyan nesçesidad sin ynterese Reparando e rreforzando la gente del (h)exerçito]
Testimony of Juan Bermejo and of Vázquez de Coronado’s Purchasing Agent, Juan Fernández Verdejo in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 11 [testimony concerning certain pueblos, Compostela, spring 1552; Juan Bermejo, about 32 years old, has known Vázquez de Coronado about 15 years, is de parte witness in Compostela; does not known how to sign his name]
?Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico, vol.1 [p.165: ?1584, merchant in Zacatecas]