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A Partial Index to the Cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following Seventy Eight names is a partial index that just represents about 1/4th of the full cemetery, of Los Trevinos, Tamauliapas, Mexico. I thought and I would share the information I have with everyone. If anyone is interested I have a picture to all the tombstones of the names listed here. If interested in getting a picture let me know the name and your email.

You can also read more about this cemetery in a previous post: El Panteon de Los Trevinos.

Vitalia Garza De Lopez * Abril 4 1909 + Feb. 5 1994 Recuerdo De Sus Hijos

Sr. Luz Lopez Garza * Junio 5 1901 + Oct. 19 1985 Recuerdo De Sus Hijos

Sr. Teofilo Lopez Leal * 8 Ene. 1913 + 22 Dic. 1987 D. E. P. Rec. de su sobrina Natalia Gonzalez De Garcia Y su esposo Dimas Garcia Triste quedo nuestro hogar sin su sombra querida se fue dejandonos la nobleza de su alma y la bondad de su corazon. Que sea tu voluntad y que descanse eternamente en vuestro reino celestial.

Sra. Lorenza Garza * Nov. 26 1913 + Mayo 12 1994 Departe de sus hijos e hijas Ella no ha muerto vive en nuestros corazones en nuestro recuerdo y en nuestras diarias oraciones.

Sr. Carlos Garza Lopez * Nov. 4 1906 + Agosto 26 1990 D. E. P. Te fuistes dejandonos un inmenso dolor un vacio que no podra ser llenado jamas pero nosotros que nos quedamos aqui en la tierra vivimos inmaculados por tu recuerdo rogando que nos bendigas desde el cielo un recuerdo de su esposa hijos e hijas.

Rene Garza Garza * 24 Feb. 1966 + 8 Ago. 1979 D. E. P. Rec. De Su Mama Y Hermanos.

Nemecio Garza Garza * 15 Jul. 1933 + 13 Jun. 1975 D. E. P. Rec. de tu esposa e hijos y nietos.

SrSalomon Garza Gonzalez Oct 22 1907 Junio 31 1978 Recuerdo de sus hijos D. E. P.

Guadalupe Garza 9 4 53 59

D. E. P. Gilberto Pena T. Nov 6 1906 Marzo 15 1969 Esposa E Hijos

Altagracia Garza * Nov 20 De 1912 + Nov 30 De 1961 Dedican su esposo e hijos.

Reynaldo PenaT Feb 15 1901 Marzo 25 1952 Recuerdo De Esposa Hijos y Hermanos D. E. P.

Exiquia Garza 1871 – 1955. Recuerdo de su Hermano Claro Garza.

Ma Luz Garza * Oct. 19 1900 + Agosto 5 1965 Recuerdo de sus hijos y nietos.

Tristan Lopez Dic 15 1897 Nov 19 1954 Su esposa e hijos D. E. P.

Sra.Victoria Lopez de Lopez * 10 Mar. 1908 + 26 Ene. 1994 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Sr Jesus Maria Lopez Garza Oct 28 1903 Feb 2 1978 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos. D . E. P.

Jose Martin Lopez Lopez Enero 30 1939 abril 18 1974 Recuerdo de su madre y hnos D. E. P.

Marcelina Garza Fallecio Junio 12 1948

Paula Lopez Viudade Garza (Marriage) Julio 14 1890 Dic 8 1975 D. E. P. Dedica la fam. Garza Lopez

Eusebio Garza (Marriage) (tombstone) Agosto 14 1883 Jun 4 1947 D. E. P. Dedican la fam. Garza Lopez.

Sr. Apolonio Garza Lopez * Feb. 9 1912 + Enero 28 1980 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Flora Garza de Garza * Sep. 23 1911 + Enero 21 1997 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Ofelia G. deGarza + Sep 15 de 1944 Un recuerdo de su esposo Adolio Garza.

Esteban Garza L. 1878 – 1948

Sra Narcisa Lopez Zarate 1889 – 1977 Recuerdo de sus hijos D. E. P.

Tristan Garza G. 12 6 1897 12 16 1969 D.E.P. Recuerdo de sus esposa e hijos

Victoria G. Vda.de Garza Q. E. P. D. 10 6 1906 – 7 5 1980 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Elena Tanguma

Toribio Tanguma

Maria Gonzalez

Luis Trevino Trevino Dic 12 1912 – Nov 12 1978 REcuerdo de su esposa e hijos D. E. P.

Sr Julio Trevino Marzo 24 1880 Feb 14 1965 D. E. P.

Joven Angel Trevino Trevino Feb 8 1950 – Marzo 9 1967 Recuerdo de su madre y hnos D E P

Manuel Trevino Junio 22 1917 Junio 12 1936 Dedican Luis Trevino Y hnos D. E. P.

SrPaula Trevino Feb 20 1885 Feb 19 1929 D. E. P.

SraBonifasia Lopez de Trevino Recuerdo de sus nietos Felicitas y Lorenza Badillo y nietos politicos y fam. D. E. P.

Sr.Ambrocio Garza Garza * Dic. 7 de 1910 + Feb. 2 de 1994 Un recuerdo de sus hijos.

Sr.Fidela Lopez De Garza * Abril 24 de 1914 + Feb. 9 1969. Un recuerdo de sus hijos.

Luciano Garza *Dic 13 1915 + Nov 25 1985 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos Desapareciste de nuestro lado pero nunca de nuestro corazon y vivviras eternamente en nuestra memoria.

Sra.Ercilia Gonzalez De Garza * Abril 3 1917 + Nov. 21 1996 Recuerdo de su hijo hijas y nietos. Yo soy la resureccion y la vida. El que cree en mi, aunque muera vivira San Juan 11:25.

Sr.Mercedes Garza Lopez * 24 Sep. 1907 + 30 Nov 1992 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos. La tierra guarda su cuerpo dios guarda su alma y nosotros su recuerdo.

Erinea Lopez de Garza * 11 Oct 1909 + 30 Jul 1997 Rec. de sus hijos y nietos D. E. P. La tierra guarda su cuerpo dios guarda su alma y nosotros su recuerdo.

Sr. Lazaro Garza L. * 12 Jul. 1943 + 14 Ene. 2004 D. E. P. Rec. de su esposa hijos y nietos.

Sr. Conferino Garza * Sep. 16 1935 + Dic. 28 1998 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos D. E. P.

Sr.Felipe Lopez Lopez * Feb 5 1911 + Jul. 8 1998 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos.

Sra. Leonor Garza de Lopez * Feb. 2 1918 + Abr. 24 2000 Recuerdo de sus hijos y nietos.

Sra.Cesaria Tanguma Trevino * 25 2 1928 + 7 3 1983 Rec de su esposo.

Sr.Isidro Tanguma Nacio 1894 + 22 Feb. 1974 Recuerdo Tomas Trevino

Elena Trevino de Tanguma Nacio 1899 + 11 Abril 1975 Recuerdo Sra. Dominga Tanguma

Sr.Ines Pena Ramirez * Enero 22 de 1910 + Oct. 3 de 1985 Un recuerdo de sus esposa e hijos.

SrAbundio Trevino P. Junio 22 1885 Oct 18 1968

Sra.Paulita Tanguma * Marzo 18 1935 + Sep. 15 2002 Recuerdo de su esposo e hijos. D. E. P. La tierra cubre tu curpo tu alma se va con Dios.

SraAdelaida Trevino Sep 5 1905 Enero 27 1989 Recuerdo de la familia Garcia Tanguma D. E. P.

Fabian Lopes QEPD

Ofelia G. de Garza+ Sep. 15 de 1944 Un recuerdo de su esposo Adolio Garza.

SraNarcisa Lopez Zarate 1889 – 1977 Recuerdo de sus hijos D. E. P.

Sr.Apolonio Garza Lopez * Feb. 9 1912 + Enero 28 1980 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Flora Garza de Garza * Sep. 23 1911 + Enero 21 1997 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Daniel Trevino Trevino * 18 Abril de 1923 + 17 de Oct 1990 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos y familia.

Andrea Trevino 1903 3-9 Un Recuerdo de sus Hijas y Nietos

Otavio Garcia 1940 – 1984

Benito Ochoa 1940 – 1995

Alfredo Ramirez Lopez * 5-11-1906 + 1-23-1978 Recuerdo de sus hijos y nietos D.E.P.

Juanita Ochoa de Ramirez * 2-8-1914 + 4-23-1995 Recuerdo de sus hijos y nietos D.E.P.

Amando Garcia Ochoa * Nacio 16 Julio 1937 + Fallecio 10 Julio 1985 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos D.E.P.

Nieves Garza Gonzalez * Agosto 5 1909 + Dic. 5 1997 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos

Ines Garza de Garza * Enero 23 1910 + Marzo 14 2006 Recuerdo de Sus Hijos.

Sra.Maria Garza * Feb. 20 1905 + Enero 12 1987 Recuerdo de sus hijos.

Sr.Benito Garza * 21 Mar. 1904 26 Oct. 1980 Rec. De sus hijos.

Sr.Silvano Garza Agosto 31 1933 Sep. 11 1980 Recuerdo de su esposa e hijos D.E.P.

Cristina Lopez de Trevino *Dec 5 1929 – +Dec 24 2006

Beto Lopez

Jose Fina Lopez de Tanguma * Mar 19 1925 – +Feb 20 2010

Juan Tanguma (Birth Story) * Feb 14 1914 – +Dec 10 1981

Uriel Pena Jr. *Jul 7 1988 – +Jul 24 2005

Elisa Garza

Horacio Garza Marroquin *Jul 6 1941 – +Apr 13 2008

Cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico is situated just a few miles away from town. As to why or how this location was chosen is unknown. This cemetery is simply known as “El Panteon”, “El Panteon de Los Trevinos”, or “El Panteon de Los Gatos”. The first one translates to “Cemetery”, the second to “The Cemetery of Los Trevinos” and the third to “The Cemetery of the Cats”. Yes you read correctly, the cemetery of the cats.

Main entrance to the Cemetery on the South side

Picture was taken on September 21, 2007.

 The Cemetery of the Cats

Story goes that the cemetery was built were an old ranch used to be. They say that the ranch was owned by an old lady who had many cats and thus the name came to be “The cemetery of the cats” (El PAnteon de Los Gatos). Older people still refer to this cemetery by that name. I have asked as to the old ladies name but no one has been to provide it to me since it is a story that has been passed down and no one really knows the details anymore.

Google Earth Location of Cemetery

My Earliest Memory of this Cemetery

I must have been about five years old or less, I remember that my parents took all of us to the burial. I believe that it was someone that somehow was related or known to my parents. I think he was murdered since I clearly remember that a handgun was thrown inside the grave and two buckets of dark dirt were poured on top of the coffin once it was in the ground. I asked my father what was in the buckets and he stated that it was blood that was picked up from were he had been killed. Then they placed two bags on the foot of the coffin and he stated that those were his clothes, I did not asked any more questions. Then the customary “puno de tierra” was done by everyone attending, you grab a handful of dirt and trow it on top of the casket making the sign of the cross as a final farewell. Years later I heard the full story, unfortunately I can not relate it here due to respect for the family. Later memories would be of the yearly visiting on the traditional day of the dead and then the burial of loved ones. In a future post I will be posting a partial index to people buried in this cemetery.

If interested you can check out another post titled “A Partial Index to the Cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico“.

Los Treviños, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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.