I was searching for the birth record of Cesareo Lopez my great-grandfather in the Mier Civil Registry at FamilySearch and instead came across my other great-grandfathers birth record. All I had for him was his name and names of his parents. I had originally assumed that he ans his parents were from Zacatecas Mexico but turns out they are not. I had previously written a post about his mother Paula Mendoza
and had found her parents, who were from Zacatecas/Jalisco and now this document indicates that they may have had been from Guadalajara. But I had completely no information on his father Gabino Zamora. Well now I have his parents names Fernando Zamora and Marta Garza, and it also indicates that they were from Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon. I’ll be posting latter on on my research about these families.
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Acta numero 40, cuarenta = En la ciudad de Mier a las cuatro de la tarde del dia dos de Febrero de mil ochocientos, ochenta y siete, ante mi, Casimiro Garcia Juez del Estado Civil de esta Municipalidad comparecio el ciudadano Gabino Zamora de veinticinco anos de edad. Casado, de campo nacido en Cadereyta Jimenez y vecino de esta, y veei y presento un nino vivo, manifestando que nacio en esta, a las ocho de la noche del dia veintitres de Enero proseimo pasado, en una casa situada por la calle de Hidalgo; que a dicho nino le inpone el nombre de Yldefonso Zamora, que es su hijo legitimo y de su esposa Paula Mendoza de diez y ocho anos de edad, casada, nacida en Aguascalientes y recidente con su esposo; que son abuelos paternos los nacidos y muertos en Cadereyta expresada, Fernando Zamora y Dona Marta Garza, y abuelos maternos Tiburcio Mendoza y Lorenza Mireles, el primero de treinta y nueve anos de edad, labrador, y la segunda de treinta y ocho de edad, ambos casados, nacidos y avecindados como su hija. Fueron testigos de esta inscripcion los ciudadanos, Macario Mendoza, Bruno Albares, y Tomas Salinas Hinojosa casado este, solteros los otros dos, todos mayores de edad, y de esta vecindad. Con lo cual se dio porterminada la presente, que ratificaron en todo su contenido los presentes y firmo con uno de los testigos por no saber los demas Doy fe = Casimiro Garcia = Tomas S Hinojosa = dos rubricas = , al margen = Derechos cincuenta centavos .50. C
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This is the death record of Paula Mendoza, one of my brick walls. Did I say brick walls? Well thanks to this record she is no longer one of my brick walls. Paula Mendoza is my great-great-grandmother for whom I had not been able to find her parents but the following document clearly indicates that her fathers name was Tiburcio Mendoza and her mother’s name was Lorenza Mireles. It also indicates that they were from Zacatecas. Through a bit more research I found out that they were form a small town named Ojuelos, Zacatecas, Mexico. More research pending. : )
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fallecio el 15 de
Abril de 1932.
“Acta numero # 3. tres. “
” En la Congregacion de Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, a las 18 diesiocho dias del mes de Abril de 1932 mil novecientos treinta y dos; hallandome en el despacho de esta Oficina se recibio una acta que a la letra dice. = ” En el Rancho de El Nogalito, Jurisdicion de Ciudad Mier, a horas que son las diez del dia 15 quince de Abril de 1932 mil novecientos treinta y dos, ante mi Eulalio Hinojosa, Subdelegado Municipal de esra comprencion, comparecio el senor Zenon Zamora, soltero, mayor de edad, y de esta vecindad, manifestando que a las cinco horas de el dia de hoy, en el rancho de La Meca y en su propia casa fallecio la senora “Paula Mendoza” ha consecuencia de fiebre; a la edad de 62 sesenta y dos anos; que dejo desendientes, que el cadaver fue sepultado en el cemeterio de Arcabuz y que fue hija de los finados Tiburcio Mendoza y Senora Lorenza Mireles, originarios de Zacatecas. Fueron testigos de esta acta los senores Santos y Teodoro Hinojosa, mayores de edad y vecinos de esta; leeida la presente acta al interesado y testigos estubieron conformes y firman. Doy fe. = Eulalio Hinojosa. = Zenon Zamora. = Santos Hinojosa. = Teodoro Hinojosa = Rubricas. = Es copia correcta de su original Doy fe = El Juez del R. Civil. = Reyes Reyna. = Rubrica. ==
Es copia fiel y legal que abra en el libro original Doy fe. __
El Juez del R. Civil. __
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The following is the 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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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.
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Growing up I had heard the story over and over again from my mother San Juana Tanguma and this is how I remember hearing it;
One day Elena was getting water from the ranch’s pond, when Yldefonso saw her as he passed by and since no one else was around he took advantage of her by raping her. As a result she ended up pregnant with my grandfather Juan Tanguma. It is said by my mother San Juana Tanguma that my great-grandmother Elena Tanguma did not want my grandfather and when he was born trew him against a mesquite to trie to kill him. Then his brother Toribio Tanguma my grandfather’s uncle took him away from her and raised him up as his own son and even gave him his last name. Elena never married and she only had my grandfather. When Juan was older he recognized Yldefonso as his father and also recognised all his half brothers.
Then one day my cousin Eddie Tanguma told me a different story and I tried to correct it but it turned out that his dad (my uncle) was right. The following story is the correct one and this is how my aunt Ernestina Tanguma (the eldest of my mothers siblings) said it happened;
Yldefonso and Elena met and he tried to court her but every-time that he would build up the courage to go and visit her, Elena’s mother Leandra Ramirez would chase him off with a machete in hand. She was very protective of her and never approved that he would have anything to do with her daughter. Then one day Yldefonso stole her and they left to Zacatecas where he was from. Unfortunately at that time the Mexican Revolution was in full swing and they had to come back to Tamaulipas. The reasons are not clear but she came back to her parents home and by that time she was pregnant with my grandfather Juan Tanguma. Leandra was the midwife when Juan was born and once she had the baby in her hands she ran outside the Jacal and threw him against one of the orcones (supporting mesquite wood beam) of the front porch trying to kill him since such was her hate for Yldefonso and her disapproval of their relationship. When she noticed that the baby was still alive she ran to grab him to finish what she started but her son Toribio Tanguma got to him first and protected the baby. The baby had an arm and several broken ribs.
My aunt stated that she meet her grandfather Yldefonso and that he used to say that he would always be in love with Elena and that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever meet. My aunt states that she never meet her since she stated that she and her parents lived in Texas around the Corpus Christi area. My mother remembers seeing her once when she visited the family and she stated that she was very beautiful with real pretty blond hair. She is buried in the cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico but her grave has no dates on it and I have not been able to find any additional information on her parents, her brother or her. The search is not over and I hope to interview the rest of my aunts and uncles.
Yldefonso did marry again in 1920 and I will be posting the transcription of that document soon. You can also see his family group on my previous post
Why two Stories?
Well my grandfather Juan Tanguma was born out of wedlock and her mother Leandra Tanguma tried to conceal the truth from everyone, by instead saying that her daughter had been raped. People at the ranch in Mexico see me and mention to me that I am pure Zamora and that I look exactly like the Zamora’s. I don’t mind since they have told me and my siblings that same thing since we were kids. Just wandering if there is a third story if anyone knows another version please let me know.
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