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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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1862 Church Marriage of Martin Garza Garcia and Ruperta Lopez Garza, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

The following is the image and transcription of the 1862 Church Marriage of Martin Garza Garcia and Ruperta Lopez Garza (my 2nd great grandparents) in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Martins parents are listed as being Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia (I have yet to find their parents). Maria’s parents are listed as being Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de la Garza ( I found Tomasa’s parents but have not been able to find Manuel’s parents). If anyone has nay information please let me know.

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N. 19 D. Martin Garza Soltero, con Da. Ruperta Lopez Doncella. 

En la Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los tres dias del mes de Marzo de mil ochocientos sesenta y dos: Concluidas las diligencias matrimoniales y leidas segun dispone el Santo Consilio de frente los tres proclamos en tres dias festivos requiridos inter Massurum Solemnia que lo fueron nueve, quince, y veintitres de Febrero del corriente ano, y no haviendo resultado ningun impedimiento ni  aun pasadas veinticuatro horas despues del ultimo proclamo, expresado su mutuo consentimiento por palabras de presente y hacer legitimo Matrimonio ante mi el Cura propio D. Franco. de P. Benavides, lo contrajeron Jose Martin Garza soltero originario y vecino de esta Villa en el Rancho del Arcabuz hijo legitimo de Rafeal Garza que murio y de Ramona Garcia que vive, y Ruperta Lopes del mismo origen y vecindad hija legitima de D. Manuel Lopes y de Ma. Tomasa Garza que viven, e inmediatamente los vele y bendije segun los ritos de N. M. la Yglesia al tiempo de la celebracion de la Misa, fueron testigos al verlos Casar y velar Tomas Guerra y Matias Ramirez, y para que conste lo firme. 

Franco. de P. Benavidez

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1861 Church Marriage of Trinidad Pena Garza and Antonia Rodriguez Garcia, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription to the 1861 Church Marriage of my 3rd great-grandparents Trinidad Pena Garza and Antonia Rodriguez Garcia. Trinidad’s parents are listed as being Trinidad Pena and Sanjuana Garza and Antonia’s parents are Jesus Rodriguez and Guadalupe Garcia. If anyone happens to know who the parents of Jesus and Guadalupe are please let me know.

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N. 11 D. Trinidad de la Pena Soltero, con Da. Antonia Rodriguez Doncella. 

En la Parroquia de la Villa a los tres dias del mes de Mayo de mil ochocientos sesenta y uno: Concluidas las diligencias Matrimoniales y leidos segun lo dispone el Santo Concilio dentro que lo fueron el catorce, veintiuno y veinticinco de Abril del corriente ano, y no habiendo resultado ningun impedimiento ni Cronico Civil aun pasadas veinticuatro horas despues de la ultima amonestacion expresada su mutuo consentimiento por palabras de presente que hace legitimo Matrimonio ante mi el Cura Propio D. Francisco de P Benavides, Lo contrajeron D. Trinidad Pena soltero originario de esta Villa de el rancho del Arcabuz hl. de D. Trinidad Pena y de Da. Ma. de Sjuan Garza que viven y Da. Antonia Rodriguez del mismo orijen y vecindad hija lejitima de Jesus Rodriguez que murio y de Da. Guadalupe Garcia que vive, e inmediata mente los vele y bendije al tiempo de la celebracion de la Misa, fueron testigos el verlos Casar Marcos Rios y Eulogio Canales, y pa que conste lo firme.- 

Francisco de P. Benavidez

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Martin Garza Garcia – 1929 Civil Registration Death Record, Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

I had no idea that I would ever come across this document since Martin Garza my great-great-grandfather was born in Jan 30 1837. Good thing he lived to the great old age of 92. With this document I also found another one of his sons that I didn’t even know he had. Nicolas Garza. My uncle had told me that Martin does have a head stone at the cemetery but he forgot to tell me which one. This document also indicates that he was buried in the Cemetery of Congregacion Arcabuz.

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Acta No 6.

Martin Garza

fallecio el 22

de Febrero de 1929

Arcabuz, Tam.

En Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, a horas que son las < 10 > diez del dia < 23 > veintitres de Febreroo de  1929 mil novecientos veintinueve, ante mi, Severiano M. Garza, Juez del Registro Civil, de esta Congregacion, Comparecio el Senor Nicolas Garza, Quien Espreso ser vecino de este lugar, casado, agricultor, de 58, cincuenta y ocho anos de edad, y manifesto que ayer, en su propia casa, y a las < 20 > veinte horas, fallecio de fiebre y a la edad de 92 noventa y dos anos, su papa el Senor Martin Garza. Expreso el exponente, que el finado fue hijo legitimo del Senor Rafael Garza y la Senora Ramona Garcia, finados ya y vecinos originarios que fueron de este lugar. Que el finado deja descendientes y que fue viudo, habiendo sido su esposa la Senora Ruperta Lopez. Su cadaver fue sepultado en el semeterio de esta congregacion.

Fueron testigos de esta, los Senores Guadalupe Garcia y Ambrosio Ramirez, ambos casados, agricultores mayores de edad y de esta vecindad. Leida la presente acta al exponente y testigos manifestaron su conformidad, la ratificaron y firmaron. Doy fe. El Juez del Registro Civil Severiano M. Garza. Nicolas Garza. – Guadalupe Garcia. = Ambrosio Ramirez. Rubricas.

Es copia fiel y lagal del libro original. Doy fe.

                                    El juez del Registro Civil

                                    Severiano M. Garza

 

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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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Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002 > Arcabuz >
Nacimientos, matrimonios, defunciones 1925-1930 > Pg 111

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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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Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002 > Arcabuz >
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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

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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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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.

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Felipe Salinas, His Marriages and Children

1st Generation

Felipe Salinas (my wife’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather)died on an unknown date.  He married 1st Maria Paula Flores (my wife’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother), daughter of Jose Urbano Flores Salinas and Maria Teresa Garcia, on Jun. 23, 1833 in Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Reynosa, Tam., Mexico.  He married 2nd Brigida Flores, daughter of Jose Maria Flores and Maria De Jesus Villarreal.  I have yet to find the parents of Felipe and Maria Teresa Garcia.

Children of Felipe Salinas and Maria Paula Flores

  1. Ramon Salinas was born in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  2. Juan Salinas died on an unknown date.
  3. Ponciano Salinas died on an unknown date.
  4. Pedro Salinas died on an unknown date.
  5. Jose Luis Salinas was born on Aug. 30, 1835 and died on an unknown date.

Children of Felipe Salinas and Brigida Flores

6. Pedro Salinas died on an unknown date.

2nd Generation (Children)

 1. Ramon Salinas (my wife’s maternal great-great-grandfather) was born in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  He married Maria Florencia Rivas (my wife’s maternal great-great-grandmother). Maria Florencia, daughter of Luciano Rivas and Maria Sabina Farias, was born on Mar. 4, 1840 in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

2. Juan Salinas died on an unknown date.  He married Agustina Flores, daughter of Jacinto Flores and Bernarda Vela, on Oct. 20, 1858 in Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Reynosa, Tam., Mexico.

3. Ponciano Salinas died on an unknown date.  He married Paulina Loa Vasquez, daughter of Antonio Vasquez and Maria Jesus Garza, on Feb. 1, 1864 in Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Reynosa, Mexico.

4. Pedro Salinas died on an unknown date.

5. Jose Luis Salinas was born on Aug. 30, 1835 and died on an unknown date.

6. Pedro Salinas died on an unknown date.

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Artecitas Ranch Cemetery, Starr County, Texas

The following video was recorded by Jimmy Martinez and listed its description as “Lost Cemetery 4 miles East of La Grulla”. I thought to myself maybe I can find its name by doing some Genealogy research? After a few minutes I found it, Artecitas Ranch Cemetery, since it is now located in what used to be called Artecitas Ranch located in Starr County Texas.

I did a quick search with the name and dates on the first tombstone belonging to Alberto Ortiz. I found Albertos Death Certificate wich indicates that he was born  I found the following in the United States Census, 1900. Felipe Ortiz is the head of household and listed Anita (Garcia) as the wife with the following children listed; Josefa Ortiz, Inocencio Ortiz, Alberto Ortiz, Franquilina Ortiz, Nicomedes Ortiz, and Petra Ortiz. I have found living descendants in Sullivan City, Texas which is only three miles North of the cemetery. The reason for the family abandoning the cemetery, I do not know. What I do know is that Artecitas Ranch is no longer theirs.

Video from Jimmy Martinez You Tube page.

Other Mentions of Artecitas Ranch

Garcia, Esteban – May have been related to Anita Garcia.

If anyone has any more information about this ranch or its cemetery please leave me a comment or contact me.

Part of Map Showing Artecitas Ranch in 1935 Starr County Map

See Original Map at The Portal To Texas History

Guest Post: Victor Garcia and Guadalupe Alanis – A Love Story

This guest post is brought to you by Michael Garcia.

After reading a recent post by Moises about his great grandparents’ relationship, I thought I would follow in kind and share a love story from my own family’s history. The following story was told to me by my aunt, with additional information added by her cousin:

My grandfather Victor Garcia was born in 1926 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo León. When Victor was 10 years old his father, Bernardo, died from a gangrenous infection. After his father’s death Victor started traveling between Mexico and the U.S. as a migrant worker.

As a young man Victor fell in love with a beautiful girl from Los Aldamas named Guadalupe Alanis. Victor would later describe her to his daughter (my aunt) as being very beautiful with black hair and green eyes. Victor asked Guadalupe to marry him and she agreed. Needing money to build a life together Victor returned to the U.S. for work. When Victor returned to Los Aldamas he discovered that while he was gone Guadalupe had passed away from tuberculosis.

Distraught over Guadalupe’s passing Victor left Los Aldamas. A year later Victor met and married a girl (my grandmother) he had met in Texas and spent the next 50 years of his life with her.

Using the information I got from the story I tried to find any additional information about Guadalupe. All my aunt knew was what she had heard from my grandfather – and that Guadalupe had a brother named Jose. I searched the 1930 Mexico Census and found two girls around my grandfather’s age in Los Aldamas, both of which had brothers named Jose.

Guadalupe Alanis #1 was born on December 5, 1928 to Antonio Alanis and Maria Alanis and lived just one street over from my grandfather as a child. Her known siblings were: Dorotea (1915), Rosa (1917), Josefa (1918), Carmen (1920), Jose (1921), Antonio (1922), and Ubaldo (1925).

Guadalupe Alanis #2 was born on May 23, 1929 to Alejandro Alanis and Maria Luis Pena and lived a couple of miles from Los Aldamas in Estacion Aldamas. Her known siblings were: Ramon (1920), Alejandro (1922), Jose (1924), and Maria (1926).

Apart from the above information I could only assume that since my grandparents were married in 1949 Guadalupe most likely died between 1946-1948.

If anyone knows anything about this story, or is perhaps related to either of these Alanis families please let me know.

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