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Names of People in First Blog Banner

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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)

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

Pedro Marroquin Perez 1880 Baptism in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Pedro Marroquin Perez my great-grandfather through my fathers maternal side. The following is the image of his baptism followed by it’s transcription. He was baptized in Allende Nuevo Leon, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on the September 5, 1880. The document not only lists his parents but his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Cut Out From Original Image Found at FamilySearch:

FamilySearch > Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Nuevo León > Allende >
San Pedro Apóstol > Bautismos 1880-1890

Transcription of above Image:

Septiembre 5 de 1880

Partida no. (Numero) 1899 Pedro de 8 dias de nacido en Zaragosa

En la Yglesia Parroquial de la Villa de Allende a los cinko dias del mes de Septiembre de mil ochocientos ochenta yo el Presbitero Francisco Castaneda Cura interino de la misma bautize solemnemente puse los Santos Oleos y Sagrado Crisma a Pedro de ocho dias de nacido, hijo lejitimo de D. (Don) Jose Angel Marroquin y Da. (Dona) Francisca Perez Abuelos paternos Manuel Marroquin y Ma. (Maria) Guadalupe Rodriguez. Abuelos maternos Narciso Perez y Ma. (Maria) Tomasa Tames cuyos padrinos fueron D. (Don) Pedro Moya y Da. (Dona) Juana Marroquin a quienes adverttidos de su obligacion despache. Doy fe.

Francisco Castaneda

Sources: FamilySearch

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.

Oringinal Image:

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

Transcription From the Above Image:

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

No. 47
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

1865 Church Marriage of Jose Angel Marroquin Rodriguez and Maria Francisca Perez in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in San Pedro Apostol church in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in November 3, 1865 between Jose Angel Marroquin Rodriguez and Maria Francisca Perez Tamez. The image indicates that Jose Angel was the son of Manuel Marroquin and Guadalupe Rodriguez and Maria Dorotea was the daughter of Narciso Perez and Maria Juana Tamez. The image indicates that the witnesses to the marriage were Esteban Esproseda and Carmen Trevino. Jose Angel Marroquin and Maria Francisca Perez are my great-great-grandparents through my father’s maternal side of the family.

Cut Out from original image:

Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Nuevo León > Allende > San Pedro Apóstol > Matrimonios 1857-1905

Transcription of the above Image:

N. 279
Jose Angl. Marroqn. Con Franca. Perez.
Nove. De 65
Allende

En la Vice Parroq. (Parroquia) De la Villa de Allende a tres de Nove. (Noviembre) de mil ochosientos sesenta y cinco; practicadas las deligencias matrimoniales y leidas las moniciones consiliares en tres dias festibos inter missarum solemnia quelo fueron el 8. 15. y 22. del ppo. (previo) Octube. (Octubre), y no haviendo resultado ninguno canonico empedimento, yo el preso. (Presbito) Jose Angl. (Angel) Garza Almagr. (Almaguer) Nicario de la misma; Case y Bele infacie Eclasie a Jose Angl. (Angel) Marroqn. (Marroquin) de Veinte Anos, Soltero, origo. (originario) y vo. (vecino) de esta Va. (Villa) hijo legitimo de Manuel Marroqn. (Marroquin) y de Ma. (Maria) Guadalupe Rodrigz. (Rodriguez) Difunta, con Ma. (Maria) Franca. (Francisca) Perez, del mismo orign (origen) y vesindad hija legitima de Nasario Perez Difunto y de Ma. (Maria) Juana Tames. Fueron testigs. (testigos) maatrimoniales Esteban Esproseda y Da. (Dona) Carmen Trevo. (Trevino) y pa. (para) Consta. (Constancia) lo firmo.

Jose Angl. (Angel) Garza

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.

Cut out of original image:

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

This is the transcription of the above document:

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