Apolonio Contreras de La Garza and Demetria Garza Solis and Their Children

1st Generation
Apolonio Contreras was born in 1844 in Mexico and died on an unknown date. he was the son of Jose Manuel Antonio Contreras Trevino and Rafaela de La Garza Olivares. He married Demetria Garza on Aug. 17, 1874 in Starr, Texas, USA. Demetria, daughter of Epamuseno Garza and Maria Eugenia Solis, was born in 1848 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Apr. 30, 1930 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA. I have yet to discover who are the parents of Epamuseno Garza and Maria Eugenia Solis, if anyone knows please contact me.

Children of Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza

  1. Eulalio Contreras was born on Feb. 2, 1876 in Texas, USA and died on Dec. 22, 1957 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.
  2. Felix Contreras was born on Mar. 1, 1879 in Cuevitas, Texas, USA and died on May 16, 1945 in Los Villarrerales, Tamps Mexico.
  3. Refugio Contreras was born on Jul. 4, 1881 in Texas, USA and died on March 21, 1958 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.
  4. Juan Contreras was born About 1885 and died on an unknown date.
  5. Juana Contreras was born on May 6, 1886 in Cuevitas, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
  6. Paula Contreras was born in Jun. 1891 in San Miguel, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Nov. 2, 1921 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.

2nd Generation (Children)

1. Eulalio Contreras was born on Feb. 2, 1876 in Texas, USA and died on Dec. 22, 1957 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.  He married Paula G. Paula was born About 1880 in Mexico and died on an unknown date.

2. Felix Contreras was born on Mar. 1, 1879 in Cuevitas, Texas, USA and died on May 16, 1945 in Los Villarrerales, Tamps Mexico.  He married Porfiria Gonzalez. Porfiria, daughter of Inez Gonzalez and Felipa Salinas, was born in 1885 in Los Villarreales, Mexico and died in 1920 in Los Villarreales, Mexico.

3. Refugio Contreras was born on Jul. 4, 1881 in Texas, USA and died on Mar. 21, 1958 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.

4. Juan Contreras was born About 1885 and died on an unknown date.

5. Juana Contreras was born on May 6, 1886 in Cuevitas, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.

6. Paula Contreras was born in Jun. 1891 in San Miguel, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Nov. 2, 1921 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.  She had two previous marriages before marrying Jose Francisco Perez on May 24, 1911 in Starr, Texas, USA. Jose Francisco, son of Jose Encarnacion Perez and Maria Dorotea Lozano, was born on Feb. 12, 1865 in Encadenado, General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico and died on Feb. 14, 1942 in La Grulla, Starr County, Texas. (See Photo of Them)

Sources: FamilySearch, and Personal email with David Cantu.

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2 thoughts on “Apolonio Contreras de La Garza and Demetria Garza Solis and Their Children

  1. HistoryGenea

    Hi, I just linked to your Contreras page, from your kind comment on my blog today. My husband’s great-grandmother was a Contreras from Starr Co, TX. Her name was Florencia Contreras b. 1880 d. 1906, daughter of Manuel Contreras b. 1835. I do not know Manuel’s 2nd last name, or if he was actually born elsewhere in Mexico or if he was from the same location and it was a matter of Starr County being Mexico at the time. I believe Florencia’s mother’s full name was Marianna Cruz b. 1856 d. 1935. also no idea of her 2nd last name. I have the names of Florencia’s siblings from the censuses. I do not have a lot of information. any chance your Apolonio Contreras was closely linked? I believe my husband’s grandmother was born at Rancho Laguna Seca in Hidalgo County. Thanks for any info you might be able to share. Marilyn Collins

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    1. Moises Garza Post author

      I searched for them in my database but nothing, also checked the Camargo, Mexico Marriages and baptism indexes and did not find them. Chances are that Apolonio might be related to them since most Contreras in that area and years were related. The husband of one of my wife’s aunts is from the original Vela’s from Laguna Seca. There is a book about Laguna Seca that mentions several generations. it is called < a href="http://lib3.utpa.edu/search~S5?/Xvelas&SORT=D/Xvelas&SORT=D&SUBKEY=velas/1%2C2%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=Xvelas&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C">Four Generations of Velas and available at the local university. You never know his grandmother may be listed there.

      Thanks for visiting, Moises Garza.

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