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Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor, 1676 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1676 Church Death Record, transcription, and English translation for my 8th great grandfather Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor. He was married to Ines de la Garza. This document indicates that he was buried in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It also indicates that his father was Miguel de Montemayor. His son Francisco my 7th great grandfather is also listed as an “albecea” wich means as one of the executors of his will. I have yet to find his will. He is also the great grandson of Diego de Montemayor.

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Diego Rodrigues de Mte.maior espanol

En tres de Mayo de mil y seiscientos y setenta y seis anos, murio el Capan. Diego Rodriguez de Montemaior espanol, fu Sassado Con Ynes de la Garza, Confesso y resivio Los Stos. Sacramentos de la Eucharistia y extremauncion; testo ante el Capan. Gregorio Fernandez Alcalde ordinario de esta Ciudad y mando enterrar en la Parrochial desta esta ciudad con missa de cuerpo presente y un novenario de missas cantadas = veinte missas rezadas, en el Convento de esta ciudad por el alma de los naturales, que an muerto en su convielo, Diez missas resadas porel alma de Miguel de Mte.maior supadre, y a dos Reales a las madres forsosas = fueron sus albaceas Franco. Rodriguez y Diego Rodriguez. y para que Conste Lo firme. =

F. Joseph Guaxardo

English Translation of Above transcript:

Spanish Mte.maior Diego Rodrigues

On May 3 of one thousand and six hundred and seventy-six years, died Capan. Diego Rodriguez de Montemaior Spanish, whom was married With Ynes de la Garza, He confessed and received the Holy Sacraments of the eucharist and Extreme Unction; made a will before the Captain. Gregorio Fernandez ordinary Mayor of this city and commanded to be buried in the Parrochial of this city with mass with present body and ninety sung masses = twenty prayed masses, in the Convent of this city for the souls of the natives, who died in his convielo, Ten prayed Masses for the soul of Miguel de Mte.maior his father , and two Reales to the mothers forsosas = his executors were Franco. Rodriguez and Diego Rodriguez. and to make it known I sign. =

F. Joseph Guaxardo

I know that the above translation has errors but I did the best I could. Also there ae some words that I have no idea what they mean so I just left them alone.

Source: FamilySearch.org

Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos, 1684 Church Marriage in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1684 Church Marriage record for my 7th great grandparents, Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos, they married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. There are to reasons the following document is interesting. First, it is a double wedding, the brides are half  sisters since both of their names are Maria and it is also indicated that the second Maria is “hija natural” natural daughter meaning that she was born out of wedlock. Second it mentions the names of the parents for both of the couples. The parents of Francisco are Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and Ynes de la Garza. Her parents are listed as Sargent Lucas Caballero and Juana de Barrasa whom was deceased by the time the marriage occurred.

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Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos, FamilySearch, Monterrey, 1684 Pg. 32See Original

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Franco. Rodrigues y Maria Cavallero espanoles – Domingo Peres y Maria Cavallero espanoles

En veinte y ocho de Noviembre de mil y seicientos y ochenta y cuatro Anos despose y vele infacie eclecie a Franco. Rodriguez y Maria Cavallero, el este hijo de Diego Rs. de Mtemar. y de Ynes de la Garza, y la esta Maria es hija del Sargto. Mar. Lucas Cavallero y de Da. Juana de Barrasa difunta; Aviendo prosedido las vanas en primero, sinco, y dos de este mes y Ano; y affirme, [?] Case y vele juntamente a Domingo Peres hijo de Domingo Peres difunto y de Maria Ranjel. y a Maria Cavallero hija natural del este Sargto. Mar. Lucas Cavallero. todos vezinos de esta ciudad; aviendo procedido affirmemos Las vanas en estos dias arriba referidos. = fueron testigos el capan. Ignacio Guerra, Don Pedro Garcia y el alferes Rc. Juan de Tremino; y para que conste lo firme et supra. =

Joseph Guaxardo

Source: FamilySearch.org

Merry Christmas From We Are Cousins

In this festive day I want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas. Here’s a picture I took with the Clauses. Don’t forget to thank our Creator (AKA GOD) for our loved ones. Make me a favor hug them and let them know how much you love them!

With the Clauses

Left to right; Moises Garza, Santa (Rick Rodrigues), Mrs. Clause (Aurora Moreno). Photo taken during toy give away at the Hidalgo County C.S.C.D.

 

Ignacio Guerra Canamar and Catalina Fernandez de Tijerina, 1676 Church Marriage, Monterrey, Nuevo leon, Mexico

The following is the 1676 Church Marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Ignacio Guerra Canamar and Catalina Fernandez de Tijerina in Monterrey, Nuevo, Leon Mexico. She is the daughter of Gregorio Fernandez de Tijerina and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo. Ignacio is the son of Antonio Guerra and Luisa Hernandez de Rio Frio.

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El Capan. Ygnacio Guerra, y Catalina Fernandes espanoles. Velaronse.

En quatro de Agosto de mil setecientos y setenta y seis anos despose por palabras de presente al Capan. Ygnacio Guerra y Catalina Fernandes aviendo prosedido Las vanas en veinte y seis de Julio, dos, y quatro de Agosto de Este ano fueron testiogs el Capan. Miguel de la Garza, el Capan. Nicolas de la Zerna y al al feres Agustin de La Vera y para que Conste Lo Firme ut Supra =

A. Joseph Guaxardo

Source: FamilySearch.org

 

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.