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User Request – Andrew Garza or Salazar, More Information Needed

I received this request a couple of days ago from Anna Garza Rosamond and just hope that by posting it someone may be able to have an answer.

Hi. My name is Anna Garza Rosamond. I am trying to find my father’s family. He was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas sometime around 1900-1905. He used the name Andrew Garza after coming to the US as a child, but I know that was not his birth surname. The truth is we just don’t know as he kept this info from all his children. My older sister once claimed his surname was Salazar and my brother recently took a Y-DNA test through Family Tree DNA and the only high level match for him was to a Flavio Salazar. So far this Mr. Salazar has not responded to any of our queries. I have pictures of my father’s parents whose names I don’t know, but I know he had two sisters, probably named Celia and Lilia. I also have photos of some of his family taken in either Matamoros or Monterrey in the late 1950s. I will be glad to forward the pictures to anyone who thinks they might be able to identify them. Any help that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.

If anyone has any answers or suggestions write them on the comment area of this page or send me an email and I will forward it to Anna.

Joseph Martinez and Ynes de la Garza, 1673 Church Marriage in Monterrey, Nuevo leon, Mexico

The following is the 1673 marriage of my 8th great grandparents Joseph Martinez and Ynes de la Garza in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This document indicates that a dispensation was done due to them having four grades of consanguinity unfortunately I have yet to find that dispensation. The parents of Joseph are Ignacio Martinez and Maria Flores. The parents of Ynes are Pedro de al Garza and Maria de al Rocha.

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Joseph Martinez Y Ynez dela Garza espanoles Velaronse
En trece de Febrero demil y seiscientos Y setenta y tres anos despuso y vele conmi Acensia el Licdo, Joseph Guaxardo a Joseph Martinez y a Ynez de la Garza en Virtud de Dispensa del J Malno. En. Obizpo deste Rno. en quatro grado de consang haviendo procedido los bannos en dos, conco, y doze de Dicho mes, fueron testigos Joseph Gomez Mascorro, Pedro de Santiago y Pedro Lozano y lo Firme -
Z Franco de Lacra

Source: FamilySearch.org

Ofelia Garza Lopez, 1927 Civil Registration Births of Congregacion Arcabuz Tamaulipas Mexico

The following death record is that of my grandfather’s sister, Ofelia Garza Lopez was my. At the cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico I had found Ofelia’s tombstone with a death date of September 15, 1944. The following document indicates that she was born on the 29th of October 1924. So she was 19 years old when she died. At this time she was already married. I need to ask my father to see if he heard anything in respect as to her short life.

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Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002 > Arcabuz >
Nacimientos, matrimonios, defunciones 1925-1930 > Pg 111

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Acta N. # 53.

Ofelia Garza
nacio el 29 de
Octubre de 1924
Arcabuz, Tam (Tamaulipas)
En Arcabuz Tamaulipas, a horas que son las nuebe del dia tres del mes de octubre de mil novecientos veintisiete ante mi Matias Reyna, Juez del Registro Civil de esta municipalidad, comparecio el Sr. (Senor) Eusebio Garza, quien manifesto ser vecino de este lugar casado, labrador de 44 cuarenta y cuatro anos de edad y quien presento a este jusgado a una nina viva manifestando que es su quinto hijo legitimo y de su esposa la Sra. (Senora) Paubla Lopez de 38 Treinta y ocho anos de edad; Que son abuelos paternos de la nina el Sr. (Senor) Martin Garza y la Senora Ruperta Lopez, ya finada y abuelos maternos el Sr. (Senor) – Jorge Lopez y la Senora Luz Garza, ya finados; que la expresada nina nacio a las diesiocho horas del dia 29 veintenueve del mes de Octubre de 1924 mil novecientos venticuatro y que le impone por nombre “Ofelia Garza’ leida la presente acta al interesado y firmo siendo testigos los Senores Hermenegildo Garcia y Froilan Garza, casados, labradores, y vecinos de este lugar los que firman de conformidad doy fe —– Matias Reyna = Eusebio Garza = Hermenegildo Garcia = Froilan Garza = Rubricas. _____
Es copia fiel y legal de su original de la qu doy fe. _____
El Juez del R. Civil
Matias Reyna

Sources: FamilySearch

Names of People in Second Blog Banner

The following is one of the old blog banners that I used to have. I am seriously thinking of remaking the banners to fit this blog and post them again. If I do you will probably see them up by next week.

Photo 1                                                       Photo 2                                                Photo 3

This is the second banner that I used in this blog.

Photo 1: Photo circa 1980′s

Maria Dedar Flores Villarreal (my wife’s paternal grandmother)
Vicente Perez Contreras (my wife’s paternal grandfather)

Photo 2: Photo taken in Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1983.

Moises Garza Tanguma (me). Yes that is my baby picture.

Photo 3: Photo looks like color drawing circa 1970′s or earlier.

Juan Tanguma (Zamora) Tanguma (my maternal grandfather)
Maria Josefina Lopez Trevino (my maternal grandmother)

To be honest with you I do not have many family pictures and that is something that I am trying to obtain. I don’t need originals as long as they let me scan them I am happy. Hopefully I get to share them in this blog as I get more.

Names of People in First Blog Banner

Photo 1                                                                   Photo 2                                                    Photo 3                         

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)

Apolonio Contreras de La Garza and Demetria Garza Solis and Their Children

1st Generation
Apolonio Contreras was born in 1844 in Mexico and died on an unknown date. he was the son of Jose Manuel Antonio Contreras Trevino and Rafaela de La Garza Olivares. He married Demetria Garza on Aug. 17, 1874 in Starr, Texas, USA. Demetria, daughter of Epamuseno Garza and Maria Eugenia Solis, was born in 1848 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Apr. 30, 1930 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA. I have yet to discover who are the parents of Epamuseno Garza and Maria Eugenia Solis, if anyone knows please contact me.

Children of Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza

  1. Eulalio Contreras was born on Feb. 2, 1876 in Texas, USA and died on Dec. 22, 1957 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.
  2. Felix Contreras was born on Mar. 1, 1879 in Cuevitas, Texas, USA and died on May 16, 1945 in Los Villarrerales, Tamps Mexico.
  3. Refugio Contreras was born on Jul. 4, 1881 in Texas, USA and died on March 21, 1958 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.
  4. Juan Contreras was born About 1885 and died on an unknown date.
  5. Juana Contreras was born on May 6, 1886 in Cuevitas, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
  6. Paula Contreras was born in Jun. 1891 in San Miguel, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Nov. 2, 1921 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.

2nd Generation (Children)

1. Eulalio Contreras was born on Feb. 2, 1876 in Texas, USA and died on Dec. 22, 1957 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.  He married Paula G. Paula was born About 1880 in Mexico and died on an unknown date.

2. Felix Contreras was born on Mar. 1, 1879 in Cuevitas, Texas, USA and died on May 16, 1945 in Los Villarrerales, Tamps Mexico.  He married Porfiria Gonzalez. Porfiria, daughter of Inez Gonzalez and Felipa Salinas, was born in 1885 in Los Villarreales, Mexico and died in 1920 in Los Villarreales, Mexico.

3. Refugio Contreras was born on Jul. 4, 1881 in Texas, USA and died on Mar. 21, 1958 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.

4. Juan Contreras was born About 1885 and died on an unknown date.

5. Juana Contreras was born on May 6, 1886 in Cuevitas, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.

6. Paula Contreras was born in Jun. 1891 in San Miguel, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Nov. 2, 1921 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.  She had two previous marriages before marrying Jose Francisco Perez on May 24, 1911 in Starr, Texas, USA. Jose Francisco, son of Jose Encarnacion Perez and Maria Dorotea Lozano, was born on Feb. 12, 1865 in Encadenado, General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico and died on Feb. 14, 1942 in La Grulla, Starr County, Texas. (See Photo of Them)

Sources: FamilySearch, and Personal email with David Cantu.

Yldefonso Zamora His Wives and His Children

1st Generation

Yldefonso Zamora (my great-grandfather) was born About 23 Jan 1886 in Mier, Tamaulipas to Gabino Zamora and Marta Garza. I have yet to find any documents with his death date.  He married 1st Felipa Rios on Oct. 4, 1920 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Felipa, daughter of Andres Rios and Pilar Gonzalez, was born About 1904 and died on an unknown date. He met 2nd Elena Tanguma (my great-grandmother), daughter of Juan Tanguma Pena and Leandra Ramirez Martinez. Continue reading

First Head Stone of Eusebio Garza Lopez

This picture is of the first head stone, Eusebio Garza Lopez, my great-grandfather had from the time of his burial in June of 1947 all up until the death of his wife Paula Lopez in December of 1975. The head stone was removed and moved to an old Jacal at Rancho El Ebanito where it remains up to this date. The reason for removing it, is that the family bought both of them matching monuments. I’ll be posting those pictures at a later date.

The Head stone reads “Eusebio Garza Nacio En Agosto 14 1883 Fallecio Junio 4 1947 Dedican Este Recuerdo su Esposa E Hijos“. (Eusebio Garza born on August 14, 1883 Died June 4 1947 His Wife and Children dedicate this Memory).

I remember that as a child I would always see this headstone and be amazed. My mind would start wondering about many things. How was his life? Soon I wanted to learn more and I am lucky that I have.

Eusebio’s parents are Jose Martin Garza Garcia and Maria Ruperta Lopez Garza. He was also the husband of Paula Lopez Garza.

The 1920 Baptism of Eulalio Garza Lopez in Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following image is of the baptism of Eulalio Garza Lopez at Inmaculada Concepcion, in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1920. Eulalio was my grandfather, his parents were Eusebio Garza Lopez and Paula Lopez Garza. This image indicates that his God Parents were Jorge Lopez and Concepcion Ramirez. I am guessing that Jorge is Paula’s brother since I have him listed as such from information obtained from my father.

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No 492 Eulalio

En la Parroquia de C. Mier, a los diez dias del mes de Noviembre del ano del pr mil novecientos veinte, yo el Ptno, Ramon Sanchez, bautize solemnemente, puse el sto oleo y sto Crisma a un nino a quien puse por nombre Eulalio que nacio en El Arcabus el dia ocho de Diciembre del ano anterior; hijo legitimo def Eusebio Garza y Paula Lopez. Padrinos Jose Angel Lopez y Concepcion Ramirez, a quienes adverti su obligacion y parentezco espiritual. Y para que constancia firme.

Ramon Sanchez

Sources: FamilySearch, and conversations with Lauro Garza Marroquin (my father).

Marriage of Eusebio Garza Lopez and Paula Lopez Garza in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1907 Civil Marriage of my great-grandparents Eusebio Garza and Paula Lopez in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. At the end is the transcription of the documents in Spanish as the original documents. Once I get a chance I’ll translate them (almost two years and I have not done so, more than likely I won’t due to lack of time).

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Numero 4 cuatro matrimonio de Eusebio Garza y Paula Lopez

Acta numero 9 nueve. = En la villa de Los Aldamas a los 20 veinte dias del mes de Marzo de 1907 mil novecientos siete a las 8 ocho de la noche ante mi Luciano Pena Juez del Estado Civil de esta Municipalidad hallandome en el despacho de esta Oficina, presentes el Senor Eucebio Garza y la Senorita Paula Lopez, ambos celibes, el primero de 22 veintidos anos de edad hijo legitimo de Don Martin Garza y Dona Ruperta Lopez y la segunda de 18 diesiocho anos de edad hija lejitima de Don Jorge Lopez y Dona Luz Garza, todos vecinos de Ciudad Mier, Estado de Tamaulipas, con residencia en la Congregacion de El Arcabus; de profesion el pretenso y el padre labradores. Ambos contrayentes dijeron que habiendose presentado en objeto de contraer matrimonio el dia 3 tres de Diciembre del ano proximo pasado, en cuyo acto tambien estubo presente el padre de la pretensa, dando en consentimiento, asi como lo hace ahora para que su hija contraiga el matrimonioconsertado por ser menor de edad, y por otra parte haciendo sido hechas las publicaciones en la forma legal, sin que se haya presentado inpedimiento alguno segun aparece de las constancias prespectivas, piden al Senor Juez autorice Consentada union. Ynterogados los contrayentes en los terminos de al ley hicieron la formal declaracion de ser su voluntad unirse en matrimonio, y entregarse mutuamente como marido y mujer, en esta virtud yo Luciano Pena Juez del Estado civil de esta villa, hice la siguiente declaracion: En nombre de la sociedad declaro unidos en perfecto, legitimo e indisaluble matrimonioal Senor Eusebio Garza y a la Senorita Paula Lopez. Fueron testigos de este acto los Senores Bacilio Ramirez, Brigido Gonzalez y Gregorio G. Gonzalez, mayores de edad, casado el primero y el ultimo y el segundo soltero labradores y vecinos de Ciudad Mier los dos primeros y el ultimo de esta vecindad. Leida esta acta a los interesados y testigos de conformidad firmaron los que supreson Conmigo el Juez Doy fe. = Luciano Pena. = Eusebio Garza. = Bacilio Ramirez. = Brigido Gonzalez. = Gregorio G. Gonzalez. = Cinco surlericas. = Es copia que certifico

Luciano Pena

Source: FamilySearch