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Ygnacio (El Tio Nacho) Marroquin Gonzalez – 1927 Arcabuz Civil Registration Birth Record

This is the 1927 Civil Registration of Ygnacio Marroquin Gonzalez and for those that knew and loved him El Tio Nacho. Ygnacio was my grandmother’s, Dominga Marroquin, brother. As a young child I remember always going with my father to visit his uncle Tio Nacho at his ranch. He would always come out and greet us with a smile in his face and then chairs would be brought out and always coffee would be served. Then his wife would always prepare something to eat, no matter at what time of the day we might have dropped by, and boy you could not say no to their food since this would mean a lack of respect. As a kid I also remember helping him turn the spiga (grass looking thing to make brooms) a whole acre worth. Years latter maybe due to old age he moved into town (El Arcabuz, Tamauliaps, Mexico). We visited him several times with the last being about two years ago. He died this year on July 6, 2011 but due to the heavy violence that is plaguing Mexico was unable to attend. I am very glad that I was able to find this document.

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Acta No # 39
Ygnacio Marroquin
nacio el 31 de Agosto 1927
Arcabuz

En Arcbauz, Tamaulipas. a horas que son las nueve del dia 5 cinco del mes de Septiembre de 1927 mil novecientos veintisiete, ante me Matias Reyna, Jues del Registro Civil de esta municipalidad, comparecio el Senor Pedro Marroquin quien manifesto ser vecino de este lugar, casado labrador, de 42 cuarenta y dos anos de edad y quien presento a este jusgado a un nino vivo manifestando que es su sexto hijo legitimo y que lo tubo con su esposa la Senora Amalia Gonzalez de 32 treinta y dos anos de edad. Que son abuelos paternos del nino el Sr. Jose Angel Marroquin, ya finado y la Senora Francisca Perez Vda. de Marroquin y abuelos maternos el Senor Andres Gonzalez y la Senora Nicolasa Guerra, vecinos de Cd. (ciudad) Mier; que el expresado nino nacio a las 2 horas del dia 31 treinta y uno de Agosto de 1927 mil novecientos veintisiete y que le impone por nombre: Ygnacio Marroquin. Leida la presente acta al interesado, manifesto su conformidad la ratifico y firmo; siendo testigo los Senores Severiano M. Garza e Higinio Gonzalez, casados, labradores y vecinos de esta conprension los que firman de conformidad de lo que doy fe. __ Marias Reyna == Pedro Marroquin == Severiano M. Garza == Higinio Gonzalez == Rubricas: ______________

Es Copia fiel y legal del libro original doy fe.
El Juez del R. Civil
Matias Reyna

Sources: FamilySearch, Sanjuana Garza

Pedro Marroquin Perez, Maria Amalia Gonzalez, and Children

Pedro Marroquin Perez (my great-grandfather) was born on Aug. 28, 1880 in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on Sep. 6, 1979.  He was the son of Jose Angel Marroquin and Maria Francisca Perez (my great-grandmother). He married Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra on Aug. 27, 1912 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Maria Amalia, daughter of Andres Gonzalez and Nicolasa Guerra, was born on Jun. 17, 1891 in Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on Jan. 11, 1969.

Children of Pedro Marroquin and Maria Amalia Gonzalez

1. Severo Marroquin was born on Aug. 8, 1913 in Mier Tamps (rancho Viejo) and died on an unknown date

2. Dominga Marroquin was born on Sep. 19, 1915 in Congregación El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Sep. 26, 1997 in Congregación El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

3. Ignacio (Nacho) Marroquin died on Jul. 6, 2011 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

4. Gregorio Marroquin.

5. Margarita Marroquin.

6. Maria De La Lus Marroquin died on Dec. 16, 2006.

7.Jose Marroquin.

2nd Generation (Children)

1. Severo Marroquin was born on Aug. 8, 1913 in Mier Tamps (rancho Viejo) and died on an unknown date.  He married 1st Julia Pena.  He married 2nd Petra Garza. Petra, daughter of Eulalio Garza and Catarina Reyna, was born on Feb. 23, 1917 in San Antonio, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.

2. Dominga Marroquin (my grandmother) was born on Sep. 19, 1915 in Congregación El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Sep. 26, 1997 in Congregación El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  She married Eulalio Garza (my grandfather). Eulalio, son of Eusebio Garza and Paula Lopez, was born on Dec. 8, 1919 in Congregación El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Feb. 18, 1993 in Reynosa Tamaulipas Mexico.

3. Ignacio (Nacho) Marroquin died on Jul. 6, 2011 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  He married Mela Garza.

4. Gregorio Marroquin.  He married Santos Reyes (Pena).

5. Margarita Marroquin.  She married Brigido Alaniz.

6. Maria De La Lus Marroquin died on Dec. 16, 2006.  She married Audolio (Lolo) Lopez. Audolio (Lolo), son of Pablo Lopez and Conrada Garza, was born in 1927 and died on Aug. 15, 2007.

7. Jose Marroquin.  He married Tiba Trevino.

Sources: Lauro Garza, FamilySearch, and Tombstone Inscriptions from the Cemetery of El Arcabuz

1920 Civil Marriage of Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza and Felipa Rios Gonzalez in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1920 Civil Marriage transcription of Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza and Felipa Rios Gonzalez. Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza is my great-grandfather though my mothers paternal side of the family. He was the father of Juan Tanguma my grandfather. Elena Tanguma had him out of wedlock with Yldefonso. You can check out the family group on my previous post. This document lists Yldefonso’s parents as being Gabino Zamora and Paula Mendoza. They are the same as listen in Luis Zamor’a Baptism.

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FamilySearch > Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 > Los Aldamas > Matrimonios 1909-1923

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Matrimonio No. (Numero) 19 del Sr. Yldefonso Zamora; y la Seta (Senorita) Felipa Rios

Acta numero (44) cuarenta y cuatro En la Villa de Los Aldamas Estado de Nuevo leon a las (7) siete de la noche del dia (4) cuatro de Octubre de 1,920 hallandome constituido en la casa del Sr. (Senor) Lucio Pena mayor de edad casado labrador y de esta vecindad, ante mi el C. Anastacio Cantu Juez del Registro Civil en esta Municipalidad comparecieron con objeto de celebrar su matrimonio el Sr. (Senor) Yldefonso Zamora ser soltero de (30) treinta anos de edad labrador hijo legitimo del Sr. (Senor) Gabino Zamora y de la Sra. (Senora) Paula Mendoza y la segunda selibe de 16 dieciseis anos de edad hija legitima del Senor Andres Rios ya finado y de la Sra. (Senora) Ma. (Maria) Del Pilar Gonzalez originarios de C. (Ciudad) Mier Tamaulipas con residencia en la Congregacion El Arcabuz Jurisdicion de C. (Ciudad) Mier Tamaulipas. Agregaron que habiendo trascurrido el termino fijado por la ley para las publicaciones que se hicieron: declarado por los testigos en el acta de la presentacion no haber impedimiento que los inhabilite para el matrimonio ratificado un consentimiento y llenado los requicitos que la ley previene para la validez de este contrato: piden al presente Juez autorise su union. En virtud de ser cierto lo expuesto por los contrayentes les interrogue si es su voluntad unirse en matrimonio y habiendo contestado afirmativamente. Yo el Juez hise la solemne y formal declaracion que sigue: En nombre de la sociedad declaro en perfecto legitimo e indosuluble matrimonio el Senor Yldefonso Zamora y a laSenorita Felipa Rios. Fueron testigos de este acto los Senores Juan Mendiola y Ygnacio Salinas de este origen y vecindad. Con lo que termino la presente que leida que les fue la ratificaron y firmaron los que supieron hacerlo con migo el Juez: Doy fe.

Anastacio Cantu

Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra, 1912 Church Marriage in Guardados de Arriba, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in the house of Andres Gonzalez in Guardados de Arriba in Tamaulipas, Mexico back in August 27, 1912 between Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra. The image does indicate who their parents are. The image also does indicate that the witnesses to the marriage were Senores Jose de la Trinidad Barrera, Blas Guerra, Pioquinte Garza, and Juan Vela. Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra are my great-grandparents through my father’s paternal maternal side of the family. What I found that is interesting is that it states that Pedro was baptized in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, but he was actually baptized in San Pedro Apostol, Allende Nuevo Leon, Mexico on Sptember 5, 1880.

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FamilySearch > Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Tamaulipas > Mier > Inmaculada Concepción (Mier, Tamaulipas) > Matrimonios 1767-1936

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En Guardado de arriba Jurisdiccion de la Parroquia de Ciudad Mier a veintireis se Agosto de mil nobecientos doce ante mi el infrascrito cura economo a efecto de contraer matrimonio Cristiano Pedro Marroquin soltero de veinticuatro anos de edad originario y vecino de este lugar y vautisado en la Parroquia de aldamas N. L. hijo lejitimo de Jose Angel Marroquin y de Francisca Perez que viven: Con Maria Amalia Gonzalez doncella de dieciocho anos de edad originario de Herreras N. L. y vautizada en la parroquia de Aldamas N. L. y actual mente domicialiada en este hace dies anos hija legitima de Andres Gonzalez que viven ambos contrayentes presentaron como testigos de su libertad y solteria a los Senores Jose de la Trinidad Barrera Blas Guerra Pioquinte Garza y Juan Vela los cuales equeridos ante la senal de la Cruz. arreguraron vajo juramento que en dichos pretensos no encontraba inpedimiento alguno cannonico que dificultara su pretendido matrimonio y para constancia firmo. – Jose S. Cisneros

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Pedro Merroquin con Ma. (Maria) Amalia Gonzalez

En Guardado de arriba juridiccion de la Parroquia de Ciudad Mier a veintesiete de Agosto del ano del Senor de mil nobecientos dose. En el domicilio de Don Andres Gonzalez, Yo el infrascrito cura economo previas las debidas informaciones matrimoniales y leidas las tres moniciones conciliares seguidas y no resultado impedimiento alguno canones conferados ambos pretensos y preguntelo en seguida su reciproco consentimiento por palabras de presente. Case y Vele segun el rito de Nuestra Madre la Iglesia amore missiones a Pedro Marroquin con Amalia Gonzalez Siendo Testigos Trinidad Barrera Blas Guerra y Pioquinte Garza y padrinos de casamiento Jose de la Trinidad Barrera y Teresa Garcia y para constancia firmo.

Jose S. Cisneros Presbo. (Presbito)

Sources: FamilySearch

Severo Marroquin Gonzalez – A Life Changing Event

The following story was told to me by my father Lauro Garza Marroquin and it is a story about his uncle Severo Marroquin Gonzalez. I will try to relate it as complete as possible since it has been several years since I heard it. Severo Marroquin Gonzalez was born on August 8, 1913 in Rancho Viejo, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Pedro Marroquin Perez and Amalia Gonzalez Guerra.

When Severo was about 16 or 17 years old he used to work the fields and other people would also be hired to work on his fathers property cutting and picking up corn (maiz). He relates that one day Severo refused to go out to the fields and when his father Pedro asked him why he didn’t want to go to work he stated that since he was small there was an older kid, Jose Moreno, that would always harass him (amagaba muncho) and would always beat him up. His father Pedro then gave him his 1911, 45 caliber handgun and told him to stand up for himself and to use it if he needed to, he also told him that the gun had only one bullet and to make it count. That same day Severo was making monas de maiz (piramid looking stack of corn to protect it from the weather) when Jose Moreno arrived and started to make fun of him. Jose Moreno yelled and told him te voy a golpear (I am going to beat you up) Severo responded tabien (that’s fine) let me just drink some water. Unknown to Jose, Severo had the gun that his father had given him next to the water thermus and as he reached down pretending to get water he grabbed the gun picked it up and fired. He hit him in his right arm, Jose left as fast as he could before Severo could shoot him again. Severo didn’t want to kill him, but he did want to scare him. Severo continued working in the field and later on armed men arrived from Arcabuz to take him before the local judge, by this time it had started to rain and he was wearing his red cape. My father stated that by the time they were taking him from Arcabuz to Ciudad Mier a local corridista (balad composer) had already written a corrido about the incident, unfortunately the only part he remembers is “ahy llevan a severo marroquin con su capa colorada, ahy lo llevan a dar declaracion a esos hijos de la chingada” (there they are taking Severo Marroquin in his red cape, there they take him to give declaration to those bastards) . Severo was taken to Ciudad Mier, Mexico where the judged ordered him to serve five years under arrest, he was not placed in jail but could not leave the city, he had to work and make a living without leaving town. Severo used to say that he never regretted it since he met his wife and married her in Ciudad Mier durign that time and also that he became the best of friends with Jose Moreno.

Growing up we were thought to always stand up for ourselves and to never let anyone put us down. We were also thought to never start a fight, nor look for one but when the time came, we had to defend ourselves. The above story is a drastic representation of that belief and it could have had ended with other consequences if that bullet had killed Moreno, but it does show Pedro’s (my great-grandfathers) belief that it was OK for a peaceful person to use lethal force to stop a bully.

Sources: Lauro Garza Marroquin

Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra – 1891 Baptism in Los Herrera, Nuevo Leon, Mexicos

Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra is my great-grandmother through my fathers maternal side. The following is the image of her baptism followed by it’s transcription. She was baptized in Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on the 16th of February of 1891. The document indicates that she was born on June 17, 1890 and that her parents are Andres Gonzalez and Nicolasa Guerra. It lists her Godparents as being Martin Ramirez and Antonia Gonzalez.

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I was looking for path to locate original document but it seems that Los Herreras is not there anymore: FamilySearch

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N 89 Ma Amalia Los Herreras

En la Villa de Los Herreras comprhn de esta parroqa a los diesiseis dias del mes de Febr. de mil ochosien tos noventa y uno. Yo el  Tomo Jesus Ma Vela Rodrigz Cura encargado de ella Bautise solemnemente a una nina nacida el 17 de Junio anterior alli a quien pu se por nombre Amalia, Hija Lejitima de Andres Gonzalez y Nicolasa Guerra: fueron PP. Martin Ramirez y Antonia Gonzalez a quienes di fe su oblig y parentesco. Y y pa consta lo firme.

Jesus Ma Vela Rodriguez

Sources: FamilySearch

1916 Baptism of Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez in Mier, Tamaulipas Mexico

The following image is of the baptism of Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez at Inmaculada Concepción, in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico in January 19, 1916. Dominga was my grandmother, her parents were Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra. This image indicates she was born on September 19, 1915 and that her God Parents were Gertrudis Guerra and Teodora Guerra.

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Original Image can be found at: Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Tamaulipas > Mier > Inmaculada Concepción
(Mier, Tamaulipas)> Bautismos 1888-1926

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No. 29

Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez

En la parroquia de la Purisima Concepcion de C. Mier. a diecinueve dias del mes de Enero de mil novecientos dieciseis, yo el infrascrito Cura Economo de esta feligresia, bautise solemnemente a una nina que nacio el diecinueve de Septiembre del ano proseimo pasado; le puse por nombre Dominga. Es Hija legitima de Pedro Marroquin y Amalia Gonzalez. Fueron sus padrinos Gertrudis Guerra y Teodora Guerra, a quien les adverti el parentesco espiritual y demas obligaciones por ellos contraidas. Y para que conste lo firmo.

Manuel Leal A.

Sources: FamilySearch

Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities a Dissertation by Mary Jo Galindo

Anyone doing Genealogy research in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico at one point, while doing research, cannot help but stumble into Mary Jo Galindo’s Dissertation “Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Archaeology of Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities Along the Lower Río Grande Valley” which is a great 353 page work about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Ranching and its early families. Continue reading