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1818 Baptism of Maria Tomasa de la Garza Cuellar, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following document and transcription are of the 1818 baptism of my 3rd great grandmother Maria Tomasa de la Garza Cuellar. She was baptized in Mier, Tamaulipas Mexico. The document indicates that Juan Jose de la Garza is her father and that Gertrudis Cuellar is her mother. Her God parents were Jose Carlos de la Garza and Gertrudis Garcia.

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N. 21 Ma. Tomasa Espla. el Arcabuz hl 
En esta parroquial de la Villa de Mier en veinte y cinco dias del mes de febrero de mil ochocientos diez y ocho anos Yo Je. Antonio del Alamo Cura interino Vicco. y ? ecco. de esta Villa. Bautize solemnemente puse los Santos oleos y sagrado Chrism a una Ynfanta Espanila que nacio en el rancho de el Arcabuz el dia siete del presente, al qual puse por nombre Ma. Tomasa, Hija de Juan Jose de la Garza y de Ma. Gertrudis Cuellar, fueron padrinos a quienes adberti el parentesco y obligacion  Jose Carlos de la Garza y Ma. Gertrudis Garcia y pa. qe. Conste lo firmo. 
Je. anto. del Alamo

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1834 Church Marriage of Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following document is the Church marriage of my 3rd great grandparents Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia. I had obtained this document months ago but had not taken the time to transcribe it until now. What I found was very interesting. It indicates that they are related by blood and had to get a dispensation in order to get married by the church. “parentesco que tienen dispensado que es en segundo con tercero grado de consanguinidad” indicates that the marriage was between Uncle and Niece, I say uncle since Rafeal died way before Ramona did, as indicated in various other documents, meaning that he was way older than her. It also means that whomever were here parents her mother more than likely is Rafael’s sister.

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N. 52 Rafael Garza Soltero con Ma. Ramona Garcia 

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los veinte dias del mes de Octubre del ano de mil ochocientos treinta y cuatro. Yo el Presbo. Jose Anto. de Jesus Ramos, Cura interino de Esta Villa habiendo procedido  todas las diligencias que previene el derecho amonestador en tres dias festivos inter misarum Solemnia segun sispocision del Sanot Concilio tridentino que lo fueron los dias veinte y uno y veinte ocho y veinte y nueve de Febre. y no habiendo resultado impedimiento alguno a mas del parentesco que tienen dispensado que es en segundo con tercero grado de consanguinidad y no haviendo resultado otro ingun inpedimiento alguno pasadas las veinte y cuatro horas Case y Vele facie Ecclesia a Jose Rafael Garza Soltero con Ma. Ramona Garcia doncella fueron testigos al verlos casar y velar Jose Anto. Ybanez y los padrinos que los acompanaron Jose Anto. Flores y Ma. Y_? Trevino. Y para que conste lo firme. 

Jose Anto. de Jesus Ramirez

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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.

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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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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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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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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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1904 Civil Registry Death Record of Maria Tomasa de la Garza Cuellar, Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the 1904 Civil Registry Death record of Tomasa Garza, my 3rd great grandmother, also known as Maria Tomasa de la Garza as per baptism record. She was born in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico back in Feb 07, 1818 and baptized in the same city Feb 25, 1818. She was the daughter of Juan Jose de la Garza and Gertrudis Cuellar. She was married to Manuel Lopez 

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Tomasa Garza. Recivo No. 81.
Derechos 50 centavos. 

Acta Numero 96. noventa y seis. En la Ciudad de Mier, Tamaulipas, a las nueve de la manana del dia diez de Noviembre de mil novecientos. cuatro, a mi Enrique Garcia, Juez del Registro Civil, me fue entregada una acta en la que el Encargado, del “Arcabuz” hace constar que el dia dos de Septiembre ultimo se le presento el Senor Jose Maria Lopez, mayor de edad, casado, de campo, y de aquella comprencion manifestando que a las dos de la tarde de Ayer en su propia casa fallecio de fiebre su madre la senora Tomasa Garza. a la edad de setenta y seis anos hija de los finados, Juan Garza y Gertrudis Cuellar; viuda del Senor Manuel Lopez, y que deja decendientes. El cadaver fue sepultado en el cemeterio de aquella comprension. Fueron testigos los Senores, Hijinio y Ramon Gonzalez, solteros, de campo y de aquella vecindad. Leida Dicha acta al interesado y testigos, estubieron conformes, no firmando aquel por expresar no saber. = Matias Reyna = Higinio Gonzalez. = Ramon Gonzalez. = Rubricas. = Se archivo, el acta original. Doy fe = Enrique Garcia = Rubricaa. = Al margen. = Tomasa Garza. = Recibo No. 87 Derechos 50 centavos. = T = Gertrudis. = no vale. E. L. = Tomasa = Vale. 

Enrique Garcia

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1844 Church Marriage of Gil Lopez Rios and Maria del Rosario Garza Garcia, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This is the 1844 Church Marriage of Gil Lopez and Maria del Rosario Garza at La Purisima Concepcion Church in Mier Tamaulipas Mexico. Gil’s parents are Lorenzo Lopez and Barbara Rios. Rosario’s parents are Carlos Garza and Gertudis Cuellar. Thanks to Margarite Jenkins I have the parents of Lorenzo and Barbara. I’ll be writing later about them. If anyone out there is also related to Lorenzo and Barbara please let me know, I would like to meet more cousins.

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N. 11 Gil Lopez Soltero Con Da. Ma. del Rosario Rosario Vecina de esta Villa en el rancho del Arcabuz 

En dies de Febrero de mil ochocientos quarenta y cuatro en la Parroquia de la Purisima Concepsion de la Villa de Mier. Yo El Presbto. D. Jose Luis Gonzaga Garcia Cura int. de dicha Villa haviendo pricedido todas las dilig. E informaciones matrimoniales que previene el derecho amonestados en tres dias festivos inter Misarum Solemnia Segun dispocicion Conciliar que lo fueron los dias Siete, Catorce y veintiuno de Enero del presente ano y no haviendo resultado impedimto. algo. Case y vele infacie Ecclesiac a D. Gil Lopez arigo. y vecino de los Aldamas hijo lego. de D. Lorenso Lopes ya difunto y Da. Barbara Rillos vecinos de Los Aldamas, Da. Ma. del Rosario Garza hija Lega. de D. Carlos Garza y de Da. Gertrudis Garcia vecinos de esta Villa, en el Rancho del Arcabuz fueron testigos al verlos Casar y Velar D. J. Anto. Ybanez y demas Circunstantes padrinos D. Santiago Pena y Da. Ma. de Jesus Barrera y sus testigos de livertad y Solteza D. Anto. Ybanez y D. Santos Barrera de esta misma villa, Y para qe. conste lo firme. 

Je. Luis G. Garcia

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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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