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Names and Photos of 1974 Graduating Class of Rio Grande City Texas

I noticed a few days ago that The Portal To Texas History had recently added a lot of issues of the Rio Grande City Herald.  I thought to my self, lets do a quick search. I entered my father in laws name Heraclio Perez and on the first result I found a picture of him as well as all of the graduates of the Rio Grande City High School Class of 1974. This is the link to the high quality images. Rio Grande City High School Class of 1974. I took the time to transcribe all the names and post them here. Happy browsing!



Left: 
Patrick T. Rusell

Right:
Javier A. Saenz

 

 

First Row: 1. Nora Bella Acevedo, 2. Jose Luis Adame, 3. Jaime M. Alvarez, 4. Celia Alverde, 5. Jorge Arrellano, Second Row: 6. Ismelda Balderas, 7. Minerva Barba, 8. Diana Amador, 9. Diana E. Barrera, 10. Roxanne & Jose Maria Barrera, Third Row: 11. Oneida Barrientos, 12. Demencio Bazan Jr., 13. Jose T. Bazan Jr., 14. Praxedis Bazan Jr., 15. Rosalia Bazan, Fourth Row: 16. Francisco Ybarra, 17. Pedro Villarreal, 18. Maria Irma Villarreal, 19. Jose David Villarreal, 20. Joel Villarreal

 

First Row: 21. Juan lino Camargo, 22. Maria Cesar Canales, 23. Celeste C. Cantu, 24. Homero Heron Carrera 25. Odilia Carrera, Second Row: 26. Idolina Carrion, 27. Gonzalo Casas Jr., 28. Maria Elena Chapa, 29. Pedro Chapa Jr., 30. John A. Clarke, Third Row: 31. Blanca E. Corona, 32. Jesus Corona, 33. Gabriel Covarrubias Jr., 34. Leticia Araceli Cruz, 35. Homero Escobar, Fourth Row: 36. Maria Olivia Vera, 37. Oscar L. Flores, 38. Roque Fuentes, 39. Cynthia Gallardo, 40. Alfredo Garcia, Fifth Row: 41. Edna Garcia, 42. Encarnacion Garcia, Sixth Row: Hector J. Garcia, 44. Marcelo Garcia

First Row: 45. Ana Maria Garza, 46. Catalina Garza, 47. Fortino Garza, 48. Gloria Maria Garza, 49. Jesus Arnulfo Garza, Second Row: 50. Jorge N. Garza, 51. Jose J. Garza, 52. Lilia Garza, 53. Luis F. Garza, 54. Melba Ileana Garza, Third Row: Romualdo Garza Jr., 56. Rosalinda Garza, 57. Maria Susana Gavilan, 58. Jorge L. Gonzalez, 59. Juan Jose Gonzalez

 

 

First Row: 60. Julian Joel Gonzalez, 61. Noe R. Gonzalez, 62. Maria Rebecca Guajardo, 63. Gilberto Alonzo Guerrero, 64. Israel Guerrero, Second Row: 65. Viola Guevara, 66. Mario A. Guillen, 67. Norma Guzman, 68. Maria Arminda Hernandez, 69. Martha Alicia Hernandez, Third Row: Druanne La Grange, 71. Leonel Estrada Leal, 72. Maria A. Leal, 73. Ricardo Leal, 74. Jose Antonio Lopez

 

 

First Row: 75. Maria amparo Mendez, 76. Francisco Javier Madrigal, 77. Ruth L. Lopez, 78. Rose AMrie Linda Lopez, Second Row: 79. Ramon lopez, 80. Magdalena Lopez, 81. Lauro Lopez, 82. Maria Antoniette Lopez, Third Row: 83. Ricky Loepz, 84. Jose Luis Lopez, 85. Frances Trevino

 

 

First Row: 86. Jose Jaime Trevino, 87. Verna Montalvo, 88. Evangelina Zamora, 89. Jose Daniel Morales, Second Row: 90. David Moreno, 91. Guadalupe Morin Jr., 92. Diana L. Muniz, 93. Maria del Rosario Munoz, Third Row: Jane E. Munsell, 95. Simon Ochoa, 96. Leslie G Olson

 

 

First Row: 102. Rosita Ozuna, Second Row: 97. Maria M. Trevino, 98. Demetrio Olivarez Jr. 99. Enrique Olivarez Jr., 100. Sylvia Rosa Olivarez, 101. Jesus Alberto Ortiz, Third Row: 103. Gregoria Pena, Fourth Row: 104. Ramona Pena, 105. Armando perez, 106. Heraclio Perez, 107. David Domingo Porras

 

 

First Row: 108. Maria Estela Reyna, 109. Elias Reyna Jr., 110. Maria del Rosario Reyes, 111. Alicia Reyes, 112. Antonio Resendez, Second Row: Dora Elvia Ramon, 114. Urbano Ramirez Jr., Third Row: 115. Noemi Ramirez, 116. Jose Guadalupe Ramirez, 117. Andrea alma Ramirez, 118. Gilberto w. Ramey, Fourth Row: 119. Diana Vela

 

 

First Row: 120. Elena Vela, 121. Rosana Laura Rex, 122. Amalia Rivera, 123. Norma Alicia Rivera, 124. Delia Rocha, 125. Rebecca Rodriguez, Second Row: Rosa Rodriguez, 129. Adriana Silva, Third Row: 127. Sandra L. Rodriguez, 128. Filiberto Garza Sepulveda, 130. Gilda Solis

 

 

 

First Row: 131. Elizabeth Vela, 132. Maria Gilma Solis, Second Row: 133. Viola Solis, 134. Armelinda L. Sosa, 135. Ana Laura Saenz, 136. Eduardo Saenz, Third Row: 137. Jaime H. Salinas, 138. Rita A. Salinas, 139. Maria Celeste Sanchez, Fourth Row: 140. Maria T. Tijerina, Fifth Row: 141. Tomasita Tijerina

 

 

Source: 

Trejo, Raul, editor. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 16, 1974, Newspaper, May 16, 1974; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194459 : accessed December 21, 2011), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting RGPL, [No City Listed], Texas.

Jose Domingo Lopez Martinez, His Wife and Children

1st Generation
1. Jose Domingo Lopez (my great-great-great-great-grandfather) (turned out that I was wrong) was born on Jan. 10, 1790 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on May 2, 1860 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was the son of Pedro Jose Lopez and Maria Margarita Martinez. He married Maria Bernarda Vela (my great-great-great-great-grandmother) on Aug. 29, 1812 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Maria Bernarda, daughter of Jose Vital Vela and Maria Encarnacion Vela, was born on Sep. 1, 1796 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.

Children of Jose Domingo Lopez and Maria Bernarda Vela

i.2.Jose Juan Nepomuceno Lopez was born on Feb. 4, 1817 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on May 18, 1867 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

ii.3.Margarita Lopez was born on Jul. 15, 1829 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.

iii.4.Tiburcia Lopez was born on Aug. 18, 1835 and died on an unknown date.

iv.5.Maria De Los Santos Lopez was born on Oct. 11, 1835 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died in 1912 in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, USA.

v.6.Dorotea Lopez was born on Jun. 11, 1837 and died on an unknown date.

vi.7.Maria Antonia Lopez died on an unknown date.

2nd Generation (Children)

2. Jose Juan Nepomuceno Lopez was born on Feb. 4, 1817 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on May 18, 1867 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  He married Maria Facunda Portales (my great-great-great-great-grandmother), daughter of Matias Portales and Maria Gertrudis Caballero, on Jan. 13, 1840 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

3. Margarita Lopez was born on Jul. 15, 1829 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  She married Jose Rafael Tapia, son of Pedro Tapia and Maria Blasa Lopez, on Mar. 1, 1848 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

4. Tiburcia Lopez was born on Aug. 18, 1835 and died on an unknown date.  She married Victor Saenz, son of Andres Saenz and Lugarda Ramirez, on Aug. 25, 1852 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

5. Maria De Los Santos Lopez was born on Oct. 11, 1835 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died in 1912 in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, USA.  She married Jose Ramon Vela on Jan. 12, 1860 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Jose Ramon, son of Jose Jesus Vela and Josefa Gongora, was born About 1837 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on Mar. 16, 1915 in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, USA.

6. Dorotea Lopez was born on Jun. 11, 1837 and died on an unknown date.  She married Rafael Villanueva on Jan. 31, 1853 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Rafael, son of Juan Villanueva and Juliana Lopez, was born About 1834 and died on an unknown date.

7. Maria Antonia Lopez died on an unknown date.  She married Jose Maria Resendez, son of Jose Rafael Resendez and Gregoria Barrera, on Jun. 9, 1832 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Source: FamilySearch

Ofelia Garza Lopez, 1927 Civil Registration Births of Congregacion Arcabuz Tamaulipas Mexico

The following death record is that of my grandfather’s sister, Ofelia Garza Lopez was my. At the cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico I had found Ofelia’s tombstone with a death date of September 15, 1944. The following document indicates that she was born on the 29th of October 1924. So she was 19 years old when she died. At this time she was already married. I need to ask my father to see if he heard anything in respect as to her short life.

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Nacimientos, matrimonios, defunciones 1925-1930 > Pg 111

Transcription of Above Image:

Acta N. # 53.

Ofelia Garza
nacio el 29 de
Octubre de 1924
Arcabuz, Tam (Tamaulipas)
En Arcabuz Tamaulipas, a horas que son las nuebe del dia tres del mes de octubre de mil novecientos veintisiete ante mi Matias Reyna, Juez del Registro Civil de esta municipalidad, comparecio el Sr. (Senor) Eusebio Garza, quien manifesto ser vecino de este lugar casado, labrador de 44 cuarenta y cuatro anos de edad y quien presento a este jusgado a una nina viva manifestando que es su quinto hijo legitimo y de su esposa la Sra. (Senora) Paubla Lopez de 38 Treinta y ocho anos de edad; Que son abuelos paternos de la nina el Sr. (Senor) Martin Garza y la Senora Ruperta Lopez, ya finada y abuelos maternos el Sr. (Senor) – Jorge Lopez y la Senora Luz Garza, ya finados; que la expresada nina nacio a las diesiocho horas del dia 29 veintenueve del mes de Octubre de 1924 mil novecientos venticuatro y que le impone por nombre “Ofelia Garza’ leida la presente acta al interesado y firmo siendo testigos los Senores Hermenegildo Garcia y Froilan Garza, casados, labradores, y vecinos de este lugar los que firman de conformidad doy fe —– Matias Reyna = Eusebio Garza = Hermenegildo Garcia = Froilan Garza = Rubricas. _____
Es copia fiel y legal de su original de la qu doy fe. _____
El Juez del R. Civil
Matias Reyna

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Eulalio Garza Lopez, 1927 Civil Registration Births of Congregacion Arcabuz Tamaulipas Mexico

As you all know, due to my last three posts, I have been transcribing the Birth Index from 1925 to 1930 of Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Well in the 1927 I found three names too familiar to discard. They were Luciano, Eulalio, and Ofelia Garza. Eulalio is my paternal grandfather and Luciano his brother and Ofelia his sister. I never thought I would find my grandfather in this index since he was born in 1917. It can safely be assumed that the Mexican Revolution may have disturbed their daily lives. Specially anything that had to do with government or maybe Mier was just too far away. But why 1927 why not before, I guess this question will be unanswered. It is interesting to note that the document indicates as them being vecinos (neighbors) of Congregacion Arcabuz. They were probably already residing at Rancho El Ebanito, a good five to 8 miles away. Also let me note that Eulalio’s baptism document indicates that he was born in 1919, but I’ll go with the Civil Registration birth since I believe it to be more acurate. Before I continue to the 1928 Index here is the Image and transcription to Eulalio’s Civil Registration.

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Transcription of Above Image:

Acta N. # 52.

Eulalio Garza
nacio el 8 de
Dbre (Diciembre) de 1917
Arcabuz Tam (Tamaulipas)
“En Arcabuz Tamaulipas, a horas que son las ocho y treinta minutos del dia 3 tres del mes de octubre de mil novecientos veintisiete, ante mi Matias Reyna, Juez del Registro Civil de esta municipalidad comparecio el Sr. (Senor) Eusebio Garza quien manifesto ser vecino de este lugar casado, labrador de 44 cuarenta y cuatro anos de edad y quien presento a este jusgado a un nino vivo manifestando que es su cuarto hijo legitimo y que lo tubo su esposa la Sra. (Senora) Paubla Lopez de 38 Treinta y ocho anos de edad; Que son abuelos paternos del nino el Sr. (Senor) Martin Garza y la Senora Ruperta Lopez. ya finada y abuelos maternos el Sr. (Senor) – Jorge Lopez y la Senora Luz Garza, ya finados. Que el expresado nino nacio a las diesiseis horas del dia 8 ocho del mes de Diciembre de 1917 mil novecientos desisiete y que le impone por nombre Eulalio Garza, leida la presente acta al interesado y firmo siendo testigos los Senores Hermenegildo Garcia y Froilan Garza, casados, labradores, y vecinos de este lugar los que firman de conformidad doy fe —– Matias Reyna = Eusebio Garza = Hermenegildo Garcia = Froilan Garza = Rubricas. _____
Es copia del libro original
doy fe. _____
Matias Reyna

Source: FamilySearch

1927 Birth Index of Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Index to the 1927 births in Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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C O N G R E G A C I O N
A R C A B U Z  .
.-1927.-
A C T A S   D E   N A C I M I E N T O S  .
N O.  D E.  ACTAS .                 N O M B R E S .
No.        1.-                  Maria Evangelina Alaniz
No.        2.-                  Victor Tovar
No.        3.-                  Aurora Zalazar
No.        4.-                  Gregorio Gonzalez
No.        5.-                  Ermilo Trevino
No.        6.-                  Elvia Alaniz
No.        7.-                  Otoniel Alaniz
No.        8.-                  Teofila Alaniz
No.        9.-                  Severo Trevino
No.      10.-                  Margarita Pena
No.      11.-                  Angelina Alaniz
No.      12.-                  Benigno Garza
No.      13.-                  Adan Reyna
No.      14.-                  Atanacio Garza
No.      15.-                  Elida Flores
No.      16.-                  Rafael Lopez
No.      17.-                  Josefa Segovia
No.      18.-                  Manuel Trevino
No.      19.-                  Manuela Trevino
No.      20.-                  Rodrigo Saenz
No.      21.-                  Santos Guerra
No.      22.-                  Atilano Lopez
No.      23.-                  Felipa Lopez
No.      24.-                  Natalio Lopez
No.      25.-                  Deida Lopez
No.      26.-                  Jose Luz Gonzalez
No.      27.-                  Albino Garcia Jr.
No.      28.-                  Alonso Garcia
No.      29.-                  Jose Gonzalez
No.      30.-                  Jose Luz Pena
No.      31.-                  Roberto Lopez
No.      32.-                  Alicia Garza
No.      33.-                  Ramon Garza
No.      34.-                  Isabel Guerra
No.      35.-                  Elias Alaniz
No.      36.-                  Elida Marroquin
No.      37.-                  Nazario Garza
No.      38.-                  Angelina Garza
No.      39.-                  Ignacio Marroquin
No.      40.-                  Zacarias Garza
No.      41.-                  Criselia Solis
No.      42.-                  Miguel Guerra
No.      43.-                  Victoriano Chapa
No.      44.-                  Bertha Garcia
No.      45.-                  Ofelia Ramirez
No.      46.-                  Jose Maria Lopez
No.      47.-                  Rafael Zalazar
No.      48.-                  Santos Salazar
No.      49.-                  Celedonio Pina
No.      50.-                  Emma Lopez
No.      51.-                  Luciano Garza
No.      52.-                  Eulalio Garza
No.      53.-                  Ofelia Garza
No.      54.-                  Antonio Lopez
No.      55.-                  Olegario Gonzalez
No.      56.-                  Taurino Gonzalez
No.      57.-                  Agueda Gonzalez
No.      58.-                  Maria Jovita Gonzalez
No.      59.-                  Eulogio Garza
No.      60.-                  Gerarda Garza
No.      61.-                  Maria Julia Garza
No.      62.-                  Soledad Victoria Garza
No.      63.-                  Irinea Garza
No.      64.-                  Soledad Vicotoria Garza
No.      65.-                  Manuel Botello
No.      66.-                  Cruz Botello
No.      67.-                  Zeferino Botello
No.      68.-                  Eustacio Baldazo
No.      69.-                  Antonio Marroquin
No.      70.-                  Raimundo Salinas
No.      71.-                  Francisco Salinas
No.      72.-                  Luis Trevino
No.      73.-                  Sofia Garza
No.      74.-                  Anacleto Garza
No.      75.-                  Corina Garza
No.      76.-                  Domingo Garza
No.      77.-                  Roberto Gonzalez
No.      78.-                  Feliciana Pena
No.      79.-                  Maclovio Pena
No.      80.-                  Arnulfo Pena
No.      81.-                  Palestina Pena
No.      82.-                  Maximiana Pena
No.      83.-                  Rodrigo Garza
No.      84.-                  Higinio Garza
No.      85.-                  Teodora Garza
No.      86.-                  Rogelio Alaniz
No.      87.-                  Virginia Olivares
No.      88.-                  Maximo Botello
No.      89.-                  Viviano Zalazar
No.      90.-                  Rodolfo Pena
No.      91.-                  Trinidad Pena
No.      92.-                  Lucinda Pena
No.      93.-                  Juana Ochoa
No.      94.-                  Dolores Ochoa
No.      95.-                  Trinidad Ochoa
No.      96.-                  Nieves Ochoa
No.      97.-                  Melinda Ochoa
No.      98.-                  Salomon Pena
No.      99.-                  Aurelio Pena
No.      100.-                Froilan Garza
No.      101.-                Octavia Garza
No.      102.-                Manuela Garza
No.      103.-                Ruperto Garza
No.      104.-                Margarito Garza
No.      105.-                Antonia Garza
No.      106.-                Juliana Garza
No.      107.-                Hortencia Garza
No.      108.-                Adela Olivares
No.      109.-                Isabel Olivarez
No.      110.-                Benicio Botello
No.      111.-                Nicolasa Botello
No.      112.-                Sofia Botello
No.      113.-                Casimiro Guerra
No.      114.-                Sabas Guerra
No.      115.-                Busio Olivares
No.      116.-                Maximiliano Garza
No.      117.-                Esmera Garza
No.      118.-                Florentino Garza
No.      119.-                Juventino Garza
No.      120.-                Celestino Garza
No.      121.-                Reyes Garza
No.      122.-                Alejandro Garza
No.      123.-                Pedro Soliz D.
No.      124.-                Ines Garcia
No.      125.-                Luciana Garcia
No.      126.-                Conrado Garcia
No.      127.-                Francisco Garcia
No.      128.-                Agustin Soliz
No.      129.-                Petra Lopez
No.      130.-                Dominga Lopez
No.      131.-                Ubaldo Lopez
No.      132.-                Jesus Lopez
No.      133.-                Dominga Lopez
No.      134.-                Natividad Lopez
No.      135.-                Ernestina Lopez
No.      136.-                Isabel Trevino
No.      137.-                Catarino Alaniz
No.      138.-                Jose Trevino
No.      139.-                Fabriciano Soliz
No.      140.-                Lesida Soliz
No.      141.-                Redusindo Soliz
No.      142.-                Juan Soliz
No.      143.-                Catarina Guevara
No.      144.-                Lilia Gonzalez
No.      145.-                Roberto Cruz

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1926 Birth Index of Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Index to the 1926 births in Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Transcription of above Images:

C O N G R E G A C I O N
A R C A B U Z  .
.-1926.-
A C T A S   D E   N A C I M I E N T O S  .
N O.  D E.  ACTAS .                 N O M B R E S .
No.        1.-                  Manuel Reyna
No.        2.-                  Maria Guerra
No.        3.-                  Betsabe Alaniz
No.        4.-                  Feliciana Pena
No.        5.-                  Ernestila Flores
No.        6.-                  Benito Rangel
No.        7.-                  Santos Saenz
No.        8.-                  Jesusa Sanchez
No.        9.-                  Otilia Flores
No.      10.-                  Juliana Pena
No.      11.-                  Paz Guerra
No.      12.-                  Jose Soliz
No.      13.-                  Jose Garcia
No.      14.-                  Fidela Ofira Gonzalez
No.      15.-                  Alonso Faraon Gonzalez
No.      16.-                  Elida Alaniz
No.      17.-                  Manuel Reyna
No.      18.-                  Gregorio Trevino
No.      19.-                  Maria Garcia
No.      20.-                  Benancio Flores
No.      21.-                  Francisca Marroquin
No.      22.-                  Bonifacio Alaniz
No.      23.-                  Luis Vasquez
No.      24.-                  Iginio Garza
No.      25.-                  Guadalupe Garza
No.      26.-                  Teodulo Guerra
No.      27.-                  Eberto Guerra
No.      28.-                  Hortencia Pena
No.      29.-                  Francisca Pena
No.      30.-                  Clementina Pena
No.      31.-                  Rafael Jorge Perez
No.      32.-                  Bertha Reyna
No.      33.-                  Evangelina Lopez
No.      34.-                  Jose Maria Garza
No.      35.-                  Marciano Cruz
No.      36.-                  Nicanor Garcia
No.      37.-                  Leonel Reyna
No.      38.-                  Silvestre Garza
No.      39.-                  Heriberto Flores
No.      40.-                  Simplicio Gonzalez
No.      41.-                  Manuel Flores
No.      42.-                  Leonel Marroquin
No.      43.-                  Adalberto alaniz
No.      44.-                  Jose Salazar
No.      45.-                  Domingo Olivarez
No.      46.-                  Paulo Olivares
No.      47.-                  Herlinda Olivares
No.      48.-                  Inocencion Saenz
No.      49.-                  Eriberto Trevino
No.      50.-                  Aurora Trevino
No.      51.-                  Audalio Lopez
No.      52.-                  Aurora Garcia
No.      53.-                  Rodolfo Trevino
No.      54.-                  Rosa Segovia
No.      55.-                  Rodolfo Garza
No.      56.-                  Hortencia Botello
No.      57.-                  Jesusa Reyna
No.      58.-                  Esther Reyna
No.      59.-                  Jesus Maria Reyna
No.      60.-                  Jose Reyna
No.      61.-                  Refugio Reyna
No.      62.-                  Maria Reyna
No.      63.-                  Felipe Reyna
No.      64.-                  Daniel Reyna
No.      65.-                  Lorenzo Reyna
No.      66.-                  Porfiria Reyna
No.      67.-                  Rodrigo Reyna
No.      68.-                  Manuela Alaniz
No.      69.-                  Eustolio Reyna
No.      70.-                  Maria Vasquez
No.      71.-                  Nicolasa Soliz
No.      72.-                  Albina Garza
No.      73.-                  Florinda Garza
No.      74.-                  Consuelo Garza
No.      75.-                  Cleotilde Garza
No.      76.-                  Adela Pena
No.      77.-                  Manuela Ebangelina Pena
No.      78.-                  Matias Pena
No.      79.-                  Juan Guerra
No.      80.-                  Noe Gonzalez
No.      81.-                  Oralia Garza
No.      82.-                  Cleotilde Botello
No.      83.-                  Maximo Botello
No.      84.-                  Eugenio Botello
No.      85.-                  Ismael Soliz
No.      86.-                  Roberto M. Reyna
Sources: FamilySearch

1925 Birth Index of Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Here is the image and transcription to the 1925 Congregacion Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico birth Index. The front page of the book indicates that it is a copy of the originals. In 1925 Congregacion Arcabuz belonged to the municipality of Mier and the Civil Registry was established to serve that region since Ciudad Mier is almost twenty miles away and at that time transportation would have had been a challenge.

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Transcription of above Image:

C O N G R E G A C I O N
A R C A B U Z  .
.-1925.-
A C T A S  D E  N A C I M I E N T O S  .
N O.  D E.  ACTAS .                 N O M B R E S .
No.        1.-                  Calixta Reyna
No.        2.-                  Margarita Lopez
No.        3.-                  Silvano Pena
No.        4.-                  Jose Garza
No.        5.-                  Carmen Flores
No.        6.-                  Nereo Salinas
No.        7.-                  Felipe Lopez
No.        8.-                  Maria Garza
No.        9.-                  Felipa Garza
No.      10.-                  Adalberto Garza
No.      11.-                  Jose Maria Reyna
No.      12.-                  Abundio Garza
No.      13.-                  Daniel Americo Marroquin
No.      14.-                  Eladio Garza
No.      15.-                  Federico Alaniz
No.      16.-                  Ernestina Reyna
No.      17.-                  Unbelina Pena
No.      18.-                  Bruno Guerra
No.      19.-                  Francisco Trevino
No.      20.-                  Reynaldo Reyna
No.      21.-                  Benifno Reyna
No.      22.-                  Apolonia Botello
No.      23.-                  Luciano Alaniz
No.      24.-                  Olivia F. Salinas

Sources: FamilySearch

Names of People in Second Blog Banner

The following is one of the old blog banners that I used to have. I am seriously thinking of remaking the banners to fit this blog and post them again. If I do you will probably see them up by next week.

Photo 1                                                       Photo 2                                                Photo 3

This is the second banner that I used in this blog.

Photo 1: Photo circa 1980′s

Maria Dedar Flores Villarreal (my wife’s paternal grandmother)
Vicente Perez Contreras (my wife’s paternal grandfather)

Photo 2: Photo taken in Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1983.

Moises Garza Tanguma (me). Yes that is my baby picture.

Photo 3: Photo looks like color drawing circa 1970′s or earlier.

Juan Tanguma (Zamora) Tanguma (my maternal grandfather)
Maria Josefina Lopez Trevino (my maternal grandmother)

To be honest with you I do not have many family pictures and that is something that I am trying to obtain. I don’t need originals as long as they let me scan them I am happy. Hopefully I get to share them in this blog as I get more.

Heritage Auctions – A great Genealogy Resource

I do not know how many of you have even heard about Heritage Auctions, but just in case that you have not heard about them keep on reading. A few months ago I stumbled into Heritage Auctions while researching one of my 11 times great-grandfather Luis Garcia de Pruneda and I found the following 1699 document. It indicates that he was governor of Nuevo Santander (East and North Mexico and Southern Texas). The website also had the following description of the document.

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Heritage Auctions Description of Images:

Luis Garcia de Pruneda Early Land Grant Signed. 4pp. including integral blank, 8.5″ x 12″, Monterrey, 1699. Letterhead bears a beautiful stamped crest and spells out the year in print. Sewn binding. Document is beautifully penned and bears the remnants of a wax seal. Moderately aged toned with heavy chipping along edges and small areas of paper loss at corners. Although worn, the document is quite attractive and suitable for display. Very good condition.

This original land grant petition was submitted by José Cantú, in which he states: “I live in the Valley of Pilón… I am a laborer and grower of cattle… on the 25th of May, 1623, General Alonso de León, governor and captain general, gave me my previous grant, which included six caballerias of land on which I have been raising herds… I aver that I am a native of this kingdom and grandson of the first conquistadores and settlers, that Alonso de León sent me down to that area, and I fought Indians there, and now I wish to go to Tamaulipas and take families to settle there.”

As noted, Cantú’s first land grant was approved in 1623 by Alonso de León; Cantú’s daughter married Alonso de León’s son (also named Alonso de León). Document is signed by Luis Garcia de Pruneda, who married the daughter of Alonso de León II (Cantú’s granddaughter). Pruneda was a noted Indian fighter, governor of Nuevo Santander (East and North Mexico and Southern Texas), and settler of new lands in that region. From the Taking of Texas Collection. – Heritage Auctions Description of Images

This document is very interesting and I just hope I get to transcribe it soon. I hope that you all find this resource useful, just give it a chance and do a search or searches. Let me know about your findings.

You can visit Heritage Auctions here:

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Names of People in First Blog Banner

Photo 1                                                                   Photo 2                                                    Photo 3                         

The above banner was the first one that I used for this blog. It never occurred to me to post the names of the people on the photographs. Here they are;

Photo 1: Pencil drawing made circa late 1950′s

Lauro Garza Marroquin (my father)
Horacio Garza Marroquin (my uncle)

Photo 2: Old photo circa 1910′s found on my wife’s childhood bible.

Paula Contreras Garza (my wife’s paternal great-grandmother)
Jose Francisco Perez Lozano (my wife’s paternal great-grandfather) (baptism)

Photo 3: Photo taken circa 1980′s

Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez (my paternal grandmother) (baptism)
Eulalio Garza Lopez (my paternal grandfather) (baptism) (Birth Record)