The following is the 1900 baptism of Maria Trevino, my great grandmother through my mothers side. She was the mother of Jose Fina Lopez, my maternal grandmother. For a very long time I could not get any information about her until I found her Civil Marriage Registration with Cesareo Lopez in Dec 21, 1915. She was born Jul 01, 1899 in Rancho Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico and in Aug 04, 1900 she was baptized in Ciudad Mier. I have yet to find her Death Certificate and Family lore is that she is buried in Carrizales, Tamaulipas, Mexico which if family stories are true it is near Reynosa. If anyone has any other information please let me know. The following document lists her parents as being Hesiquio (Exiquio) Trevino and Maria de Jesus Trevino.
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No. 20 Maria Trevino
En la yglesia parroquial de Ciudad Mier a los catorce dias del mes de Agosto de mil novecientos el Presbitero Cipriano Najera cura encargado de la misma bautize solemnemente puse el Santo Oleo y Sagrado crisma a una nina que nacio en el Rancho de los Trevino el primero de Julio del ano pasado y le puse por nombre Maria hija legitima de Hesiquio Trevino y Maria de Jesus Trevino. Fueron padrinos Secundino Trevino y Crescecia Gonzalez a quenes adverti su obligacion y parentesco espiritual. Y para que conste firme.
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About a year ago my aunt Ernestina Tanguma had provided me with the names of the parents of my great grandfather Cesareo Lopez but she had no idea who the parents of his wife Maria Trevino where. I asked most of my uncles and aunts but no one seemed to know who they where and none could verify the parents of Cesario, besides my aunt Ernestina. When the Mier Civil Registration documents became available online at FamilySearch I started looking for them and I finally found them. The following is the 1916 Civil Registry Marriage of Cesareo Lopez and Maria Trevino. This document verifies that Cesareo’s parents are indeed Anastacio Lopez and Candelaria Pena. The document finally provided me with the names of the parents of my great grandmother Maria Trevino, they are Rafael Trevino and Maria de Jesus Barrera. I also found Cesareo and Maria’s Marriage application and I will be posting it at a later date.
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Acta numero 4 cuatro. Matrimonio. = En el Rancho de los Trevinos, jurisdiccion de Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, a las cuatro, de la tarde, del dia siete de Enero de mil novecientos, dieciseis; ante mi Jose Barrera Guerra Jues del Registro Civil, constituido en la Casa del senor Exiquio Trevino comparecieron prosendiendo contraer matrimonio los Senores Cesareo Lopez y Maria Trevino originarios y vecinos de la comprencion de Arcabuz jurisdiccion de Ciudad Mier. El primero de veintesiete anos, soltero, soltero, labrador e hijo legitimo, del finado Senor Anastacio Lopez y Candelaria Pena, viuda de mayor edad y vecina de la comprencion ya referida y la segunda de diecisiete anos, celibe e hija legitima de los Senores Exiquio Trevino y Maria de Jesus Trevino casados mayores de edad y de la vecindad ya mencionada. Dijeron que verificada, su presentacion matrimonial con fecha veintiuno del mes de Diciembre ultimo segun acta numero sesenta y ocho del libro respectivo y hechas las publicacioned por el termino legal sinque se les inpusiera impedimiento, pedian se procediera a la celebracion de su matrimonio para lo cual hise el primero la autorizacion de la ley por ser amyor de edad y la pretensa que es menor por el consentimiento de su padre que lo ratifico en esta acta verbalmente. Hestando cumplidas todos los requisitos legales interrogue a cada uno de los contrayentes, de si era su voluntad de unirse en matrimonio Civil el uno con la otra y viceversa; y habiendo contestado los dos afirmativamente le di lectura a los articulos, del primero al cuarto y al decimo quinto de la ley general de veintitres de Julio de mil ochocientos cincuenta y nueve, haciendo en seguida en nombre de la Sociedad y de las supremas leyes de la Nacion la declaracion de quedar unidos en legitimo e indisaluble matrimonio Fueron testigos de este acto los Senores Gonzalo Garcia, Jose Hinojosa, Andres Hinojosa y Cornelio Garza, el primero viudo el segundo y el ultimo casado y soltero el otro, todos de mayor de edad y vecinos el primero segundo y tercero de la comprencion de El Arcabuz, ambas comprenciones son de jurisdiccion de Ciudad Mier Con lo que termino la presente acta, que leida que les fue a los que intervinieron estuvieron conformes y firmaron no haciendolo Don Andres Hinojosa porque expreso no saberfirmar. Doy fe. = Jose BArrera Guerra. = Exiquio Trevino. = Maria Trevino. = Cesareo Lopez. = Jose Hinojosa. = Gonzalo Garcia. = Cesareo Lopez. – Cornelio GArza. = Rubricas
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This is the baptism of my great gran aunt Maria Isabel Trevino Trevino, the daughter of Exiquio Trevino and Maria de Jesus Trevino my second great grandparents. What is neat about this document is that it lists her paternal grandparents as being Jose Guadalupe Trevino and Cesarea Hinojosa. It also lists her maternal grandparents as being Rafael Trevino and Maria de Jesus Barrera. This document also indicates that she was born in El Barrio, Nuevo Leon Mexico which is a small town near Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico thus giving me more clues as to where they may have been from.
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No 239. M. Isabel Trevino Barrio.
En la Parroquia de Los Aldamas a veintitres de Noviembre de mil novecientos tres, yo el infrascrito Cura interino de la misma. bautice solemnemente a Maria Ysabel que nacio en el Barrio el dia cinco del corriente mes. hija legitima de Exiquio Trevino y Maria Jesus Trevino, abuelos maternos Jose Guadalupe Trevino y Cesarea Hinojosa, abuelos maternos Rafael Trevino y Maria de Jesus Barrera, padrinos Maria Trevino y Josefa Trevino a quienes adverti su obligacion y parentesco espiritual y para constancia lo firmo.
Marcelino Lopez Hernandez
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Los Treviños is situated in the Municipality of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico. As you get closer to town the first thing you see is its water tower which was barely constructed in the 1990’s. It is literally a one road town with homes to either side of the road. The sign with the towns name indicates that the population was over 200, but as you drive past the town you will hardly see a soul. The small town has tree small stores, a church, a school, and a cemetery. The first store is owned by Leonel Treviño, the second by Albento Treviño and the third by Arturo Treviño. There is also a small place where fish is sold run by Orlando and I can not recall his last name. The evangelical church is named Templo Ebenezeer and it still holds services. The school last I knew was closed down and looked rundown. The Los Trevinos Cemetery is a few miles away from town but it is still the resting place to locals and people that had left but whose last wishes were to be buried among their loved ones.
To be honest I have not been able to find much information about the history of this small town, but one can assume with certainty that the name comes from the predominant last name of Treviño, which most of it’s residents carry. I have asked older people as to the history of the town but no one has given me any answers. About ten years ago on our way to Congregacion El Arcabuz Tamaulipas, as we were in the outskirts of the small town I noticed a fountain just to the left of the road. I asked my father Lauro Garza Marroquin if there had ever been a house right there and he stated no. He mentioned that the fountain was the center of the old plaza of the original town site for Los Treviños. He mentioned that the Plaza was surrounded by Jacales but that there had been a great flood and they were all destroyed. He mentioned that the people had moved to higher ground and that they eventually rebuilt in the present location. I asked my father if that flood had been in his lifetime and he stated no, that it had been way before he was born but that the old people from town would talk about the flood. The only recorded flood that I have been able to find occurred in August 27, 1909 where the river San Juan kept rising until August 29th of that same year (Leal, 1982). The river that flooded Los Treviños was not the San Juan river but the San Antonio River and both of their waters come from around the same region and are only about ten miles apart. There is a very strong probability that this was also the flood that devastated the first towns settlements.
Map of Los Treviños Tamauliaps, Mexico.
The rectangle represents where Los Treviños is currently located and the small square
represents the old town settlement.
From looking at the above image it seems that no real planning took place on the current layout of the town since it seems that people built their homes were ever they had property at. The town currently has no town square or Plaza as they are called.
Water Tower at the North entrance of town.
Water Tower at North entrance of town built in the 1990’s.
Note: If anyone has more information about this town let me know.
- Garza, Lauro. Personal Communication, about 1998.
- Google Earth, “Los Treviños” 26°10’32.46″ N 99°07’58.07″ W. September 30, 2010. November 22, 2011.