Monthly Archives: April 2012

Horacio Garza Marroquin, Jul 6 1941 – Apr 13 2008

My uncle Horacio Garza Marroquin was born July 6, 1941 the eldest son of Eulalio Garza Lopez and Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez. Today marks the anniversary of his too early death on April 13, 2008. My earliest memory of him is when I was about six years old and I was for some reason walking to the ranch from school alone. As I was going down the hill from Los Trevinos I heard a truck coming and as I turned around I saw the coolest truck I had ever seen, it was a black four by four truck with tires as tall as I was. I was amazed when the truck stopped next to me and the door opened, it was my uncle the one driving it. He asked as to what I was doing so far from the ranch and when I told him that I was on my way home from school he just smiled and said hop on I’ll take you home. I told him that it was a nice truck and he just smiled saying that he had just bough it.

I always admired him and it must have been due to the fact that everyone who new him where never short of stories to tell about him. Specially the stories that my dad would tell about his older brother. I also remember those stories he would tell. 
Well here is a video that one of his sons made about him and some pictures that I extracted from the video. When I get a chance to I’ll be posting stories about him and for any family members reading this, post your stories about him on this page or email them to me.

Remembrance Video by Horacio Garza Jr.:

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1899 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1899 Birth Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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foja      No                   Hombres                      foja      No.                  Mujeres

23        11        A         Abraham Pena             36        16        A         Ana Carmona

12        6                      Albino Pena                22        10        C         Casimira Garcia

37        16                    Aparisio Garcia           20        9                      Casimira Pena

51        21        B         Brigido Garcia             41        17                    Consepsion Pena

21        9          C         Candelaria Garcia       27        12        D         Delfina Pena

14        7                      Conferino Garcia        40        17                    Donasiana Alanis

46        19        E          Encarnacion Garcia     5          3          G         Guadalupe Franco

8          4          F          Fabian Pena                 3          2                      Guadalupe Gar

34        15                    Felipe Hinojosa           19        9                      Guillerma Salinas

33        14                    Fidel Garcia                55        22        H         Herlinda Chapa

16        17                    Francisco Franco         9          5          Y         Ysabel Sepulveda

31        13        G         Gabino Pena                32        14                    Ynes Pena

57        23                    Guadalupe Elizondo   47        19        J           Josefa Garcia

30        13                    Guadalupe Leal           11        5                      Juana Garza

48        19                    Guadalupe Pena          13        6                      Julia Rios

7          4          H         Hipolito Tanguma       52        21        L          Leopoldo Vela

26        11        J           Jesus Maria Alanis      15        7                      Lucinda Pena

18        8                      Jose Cantu                   6          3                      Luz Morales

1          2                      Jose Garcia                  38        15                    Luz Sepulveda

43        18                    Jose Garcia Lozano     29        13        M         Maria Garcia

45        18                    Juan Gonzalez             35        15                    Maria Garcia

23        10        M         Manuel Cantu             28        12                    Maria Pena

50        20                    Manuel Rodriguez      56        22                    Maria Salinas

49        18                    Mateo Guerra              54        22                    Modesta Garcia

2          2                      Manuel Torres             39        16        P          Paula Lopez

4          3          P          Pablo Garcia                53        21        U         Ursula Alanis

24        11                    Patricio Flores            

49        20                    Porfirio Pena               Los Aldamas, Diciembre 31

42        17        T          Trinidad Salinas          Luciano Pena

17        8          V         Valentin Garcia

10        5                      Vicente Pena
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Civil Registry Marriage of Martin Garza Garcia and Ruperta Lopez Garza, 1862 Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the marriage of my 2nd great grandparentsr Martin Garza Garcia and Maria Ruperta Lopez de la Garza back in March 2, 1862 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Their marriage license was dated February 8, 1862 and I will be posting that one pretty soon. What is interesting about the following document is that it indicates that they were married in the house of Dona Gregoria Cantu. I wonder who she was and why there?

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En esta Villa de Mier a las dos dias del mes de Marzo de mil Ochocientos sesenta y dos anos yo el Juez del estado civil de este partido una en atencion a que el termino de quince dias fijados para la publicacion de la Acta de fecha Ocho del mes de Febrero proccimo pasado concluidos sin haber habido impedimento al matrimonio que pretendend Don Martin Garza y Dona Ruperta Lopez de acuerdo con los interesadosse fijan las siete de esta noche para que tengan en verificacion dicho matrimonio en la casa de Dona Gregoria Cantu = Ambrocio Gonzalez.

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1915 Death Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1915 Death Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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No.      Foja     Hombres                                  No.      Foja     Mujeres

10        4          Alfredo Peres                          14        6          Agustina Pena

23        8          Apolonio Garcia                      50        18        Antonia Garza

30        11        Antonio Reyes                         40        14        Bacilia Rios

12        5          Bernardo Garcia                      5          3          Clara Pena

26        9          Cosme Cepeda                        46        17        Carmen Pena

29        10        Cipriano Martinez                   49        18        Carmen Garza

15        16        Donaciano Rios                       8          4          Estefana Garza

16        6          Donaciano Cantu                    41        15        Elisa Saenz

25        9          Demancio Moreno                  2          2          Gabina Alanis

27        10        Francisco Perez                       47        17        Guadalupe Mercado

34        12        Federico Garcia                       31        11        Ignacia Alvarado

11        5          Guadalupe Garza                    42        15        Isabel Salinas

9          4          Hipolito Alanis                        33        12        Luz Martinez

44        16        Hermenegildo Gonzalez         3          2          Maria Isabel Alanis

24        9          Ildefonso Lopez                      19        7          Maria Alanis

20        8          Luis Garza                               22        8          Maria Garza

28        10        Lorenzo Garcia                       35        13        Maria de los Angeles Lopez

39        14        Librado Garza                         36        13        Marta Alanis

1          2          Mariano Pena                          6          3          Petra Rios

37        13        Nerio Rodriguez                     38        14        Ursula Rodriguez

4          2          Plutarco de la Garza

17        7          Pablo Garcia

43        15        Pascual Rios

48        17        Pablo Rodriguez

51        19        Pedro Carrillo

7          3          Rafael Nieto

13        5          Reyes Barrera

45        16        Ramon Perez

18        7          Severiano Garcia

21        8          Simon Alanis

32        11        Sebastian Gonzalez

Los Aldamas, Diciembre 31 de 1915

El Juez del Estado Civil

Tomas Chavana

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1898 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1898 Birth Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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foja      No                   Hombres                      foja      No.                  Mujeres

26        14        A         Agapito Rios               6          4          A         Arcadia Garcia

40        20                    Agapito Salinas           8          5          B         Benita Tanguma

36        18                    Antonio Garcia           25        13                    Braulia Garcia

23        12        B         Benigno Garcia           45        22                    Barbara Carrillo

69        33                    Bartolome Salinas       24        13        C         Carmen Alanis

42        21        C         Ciriaco Pena                12        7          D         Doroteo Lozano

32        16        D         Dario Garcia                53        26                    Dolores Olivares

28        14        E          Espiridion Rios           43        21        E          Encarnacion Rodriguez

54        26        F          Felix Leal                    62        30                    Evangelina Elizondo

56        27                    Felipe Sauceda            66        32                    Elena Garcia

9          6          G         Guadlaupe Franco       18        10        F          Felipa Rios

17        10                    Guadalupe Garcia       35        18                    Francisca Garcia

11        7          Y         Yrineo Trevino            38        19                    Felipa Garcia

65        31                    Ygnacio Salinas          57        28                    Feliciana Garcia

71        34                    Ysidro Carrillo            2          2          G         Gregoria Pena

46        23        J           Jose Angel Carrillo      7          5                      Guadalupe Garcia

52        25                    Jose Garcia                  30        15                    Gabriela Garcia

58        28                    Juan N. Garcia             61        29                    Guadalupe Garcia Garcia

54        31                    Jose Trevino                70        33                    Guadalupe Gutierrez

72        34                    Jose Gonzalez             1          2          Y         Ynes Salinas

5          4          L          Loreto Perez                39        20                    Ynes Salinas Jimenez

19        10                    Leandro Salinas          50        24        J           Juliana Regalado

31        16                    Leonardo Garcia         14        8          L          Lucinda Regalado

41        20                    Luciano P. salinas       33        17                    Luisa Garcia

68        32                    Luis Garza                   4          3          M         Maria Pena

63        30        M         Manuel Vera               10        6                      Maria Salinas

15        9          P          Pedro Pena                  21        11                    Maria de los Angeles

16        9                      Pedro Garcia               51        25                    Micaela Gonzalez

3          3          R         Rafael MArtinez         55        27                    Marina Rodriguez

37        19                    Ricardo Salinas           59        28                    Maria Jesus Ansaldua

73        35        S          Santos Gracia              60        29                    Maria Olivarez

34        17        V         Victor Garcia              13        8          P          Paula Garcia

48        24                    Victor Carrillo             20        11                    Petra Leal

47        23        Z          Zacarias Carrillo          29        15                    Panta Rios

                                                                        44        22                    Petra Perez

                                                                        49        24        R         Rafaela

                                                                        22        12                    Refugia

                                                                        27        14        S          Severa Rios

                                                                        67        32                    Susana

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1883 Civil Registry Birth of Eusebio Garza Lopez, Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the 1883 Civil Registry Birth Record of my great grandfather Eusebio Garza Lopez. His parents are listed as being Martin Garza and Maria Ruperta Lopez.

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Acta numero ciento ochenta y siete = 187. En la Ciudad de Mier a la nueve de la manana del dia veintiocho de Agosto de mil ochocientos ochenta y tres: ante mi Casimiro Garcia Juez del Estado Civil de esta Municipalidad Se recicibio en esta oficina una Acta provicional de nacimiento de la Encargatura del Arcabuz de esta jurisdiccion que Copiada literalmente es como Sigue “Acta de nacimiento numero diez y ocho. = 18 = En la Encargatura que es a mi Cargo a los Veintitres dias del mes de Agosto de mil ochocientos ochenta y tres, comparecio el ciudadano Martin Garza de cuarenta y tres anos de edad, casado oficio de campo, presento un nino vivo manifestando que nacio el dia Catorce del corriente mes, a las doce del dia: que le impone y nombre de Eusebio Garza: que es su hijo legitimo: que lo tubo con su esposa Maria Ruperta Lopez casada de treinta y seis anos de edad, ambos originarios y vecinos de esta Demarcacion. Son abuelos paternos el finado Rafael Garza y Maria Ramona Garcia: y maternos Manuel Lopez y Tomasa Garza, ambos son vecinos de esta Fueron testigos los ciudadanos Guadalupe Gonzalez y Antonio Gonzalez mayores de edad y de esta vecindad. Se leyo esta acta al compareciente y testigos y se conformaron con ella firmando conmigo los testiogs. Doy fe = Tiburcio Gonzalez = Guadalupe Gonzalez = Antonio Gonzalez = Tres Rubricas = Al margen = Encargatura del Arcabuz = Se asento la presente acta en y original y Copias de nacimiento del corriente ano y con forme a la ley y para Constancia. Doy fe = Casimiro Garcia = Una Rubrica. – 

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1914 Death Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1914 Death Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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Numero           Nombres de los fallecidos       Folio

de la acta        

            8          Alanis Maria Romula              3

            10        Alanis Macario                        4

            14        Alanis Guadalupe                   5

            20        Alanis Guadalupe                   7

            27        Alanis Rosa                             9

            29        Alanis Juan                              10

            24        Carrillo Consuelo                    8

            30        Carrillo Josefa                         10

            9          Chapa Maria Isabel                 4

            3          Escamilla Severiano                2

            1          Franco Maria Lina                   2

            2          Gutierrez Jose                         2

            4          Garcia Rosa                             2

            6          Garcia Felipe                           3

            7          Gonzalez Maria Guadalupe    3

            11        Garcia Evaristo                       4

            25        Garza Maria Andrea               9

            28        Garcia Felipa                           9

            35        Garza Tomas                           12

            13        Lopez Francisca                      5

            12        N. N.                                       5

            36        Olivares Jesus Maria               12

            5          Perez Carmen                          3

            15        Pena Marina                            5

            16        Pena Ramon                            6

            23        Pena Rios Eugenio                  8

            26        Perez Elena                             9

            33        Pena Santos                             11

            17        Ramos Ramona                       6

            21        Rios Guillermo                        7

            22        Ramos Apolinar                      8

            31        Resendez Cenaido                  10

            18        Solis Lino                                6

            19        Salinas Maria                           7

            32        Salinas Jose                             11

            34        Salinas Eufracio                      11

los Aldamas, N. L., 31 de Diciembre de 1914

El Juez Civil.

Amado Sepulveda

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1897 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1897 Birth Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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Num    Foja     Letra    Hombres                      Num    Foja     Letra    Mujeres

19        11        A         Antonio Lopez            33        18        A         Amalia Gonzalez

59        30                    Albino Garcia              34        18                    Amalia G

2          2          B         Benito Pena                 29        16        D         Dominga

28        20        C         Castulo Rios                10        6          E          Eliza de Alanis

20        11        F          Fidel Garza                 14        8                      Eulalia Salinas

35        19                    Francisco Duran          47        24                    Elena Rivier

58        29                    Francisco Garcia         50        26        F          Francisca Servantes

13        8          J           Jose Elizondo              52        27                    Francisca Lozano

37        20                    Jesus Maria Olivares   1          2          G         Guadalupe Cantu

24        13        L          Luz Rios                      9          6          Y         Yldefonso Garcia

43        23                    Librado Pena               3          3          J           Juliana Garcia

4          3          M         Manuel Garza              17        10                    Josefa Pena

23        13                    Maximo Vera              40        21        L          Luisa Leal

7          5          N         Nazario Garza             18        10        M         Modesta Olivares

6          4          P          Pablo Vera                  25        14                    Maria Garcia

21        12                    Panfilo Carmona         28        15                    Maria Pena

26        14                    Pedro Alanis               30        16                    Marcela Mendez

8          5          R         Relles Cantu                44        24        Maria de los Angeles Sepulveda

11        7                      Raymundo Pena          46        24                    Maria Carillo

16        9                      Ramon alanis               49        25                    Maria del Pilar Salinas

32        17                    Romulo Salinas           51        26                    Marta Sauceda

45        24                    Ramon Pena                57        29                    Maria Alanis

41        22        S          Santos Garcia              42        23        N         Natividad Rios

27        15        W        Walentin y                   39        21        O         Ofelia Vela

                                    Concepcion Pena        15        9          P          Paula Rios

                                                                        53        27                    Petra Moreno

                                                                        22        12                    Petra Gutierres                                                                                                  
                                                                         5          4          R         Ramona Garcia
                                                                        31        17                    Romula Garcia

                                                                        39        19        S          Santos Salinas Chavera

                                                                        55        29                    Santos Salinas

                                                                        54        28                    Sostena Garcia

                                                                        56        28                    Soila Pena

                                                                        12        7          V         Victoria Cantu

                                                                        48        25                    Vicenta Pena
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1891 Civil Registration of Birth of Paula Lopez Garza, Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following document is the 1891 Civil Registration of Paula Lopez my great grandmother, my father’s grandmother. Growing up I used to hear stories about her and my mother would state that she was the grandmother that she never had. She used to say that she had the biggest heart anyone has ever had and that she is also the person that ever had the greatest faith, since she used to talk to God himself. The following document lists his father as being Jorge Lopez and Maria de la Luz Garza. I just wished I had a picture of her.

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Acta numero 120 ciento veinte = En la Villa de Mier Tamaulipas a las ocho de la manana del dia diez de Junio de mil ochocientos noventa y uno, ante mi Luciano Garcia Garcia Juez del Registro Civil de esta localidad me fue presentada una acta comprensible que a la letra lee = Encargatura del Arcabuz = Acta numero 9 nueve = En lo de mi cargo a las ocho de la manana del dia ocho de Junio de mil ochocientos noventa y uno ante mi el Encargado de Justicia de esta comprension, manifestando que a las nueve de la noche del dia cuatro de Junio actual, nacio en su propia casa una nina que me fue presento viva y a quien impuse por nombre Paula Lopez Garza, que no esta bautizada y que es su hija legitima y de su esposa Maria Luz Garza de veintiocho anos, casada y domiciliada con el: que son abuelos paternos el Sr. Gabriel Lopez viudo de sesenta y ocho anos de edad, de campo, de campo y de esta vecindad y la finada Maria de Jesus Gonzalez sepultada en este campo santo; y abuelos amternos el finado Rafael Garza y la Senora Ramona Garcia quevive viuda, mayor de edad y residente en este rancho. Fueron testigos de esta inscripcion los Senores Antonio y Tiburcio Gonzalez de campo y Manuel Leal Abrego, originario de Cadereita Jimenez, industrial, todos mayores de edad, casado y de esta vecindad. Con lo que termino esta acta que leida al comparesente y testigos, estubieron conformes, firmando conmigo el Encargado, menos el comparesente y testigos que no lo sabian hacer, para constancia. Doy fe = Luciano G. Garcia = una rubrica = al margen – Gratis por Encargatura.

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1901 Marriage Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1901 Index of Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.

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No       Foja     Letra    Hombres                      No       Foja     Letra    Mujeres

4          6          A         Anastacio Salinas        12        18        A         Albina Salinas

7          10                    Agapito Salinas           18        25        E          Eloiso Reyna

10        14        B         Bruno Zarate               13        18        F          Fabiana Tanguma

13        18                    Benito Pena                 1          3          G         Gabina Vera

11        16        C         Camilo Garcia              2          4                      Guadalupe Alanis

19        26                    Candelario Alanis       4          6          H         Higinia Garcia

20        29        E          Eloiso Garcia               3          4                      Juliana Cantu

18        25        G         Gerardo Vasquez        5          7                      Jacoba Salinas

2          4          H         Hilario Leal                 7          10                    Josefa Cantu

6          10        J           Juan Elizondo             6          10        L          Lucia Perez

16        22                    Juan Gonzalez             9          12        M         Maria Gonzalez

5          7          M         Mercedes Pulido         11        18                    Maria de los Angeles Salinas

17        25                    Macario Alanis            15        21                    Mercedes Leal

8          11        N         Nazario Martinez        20        99        N         Natividad Alanis

3          4          P          Placido Salinas            10        14        P          Pacida Garcia

1          3          R         Rafael Pena                 14        21        R         Ruperta Martinez

9          12                    Romualdo Garza         17        25                    Romula Alanis

15        21                    Ramon Regalado        8          11        S          Senovia Garcia

14        21        S          Sotero Perez                16        22        U         Ursula Alanis

12        18        T          Timotea Salinas           19        26        V         Virginia Garza

Los Aldamas, Diciembre 31 de 1901

Luciano Pena

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