The following is the transcription and translation of the 1871 decree that elevates Mier from villa to city. The original document is housed in the Archives of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas Mexico. This is just a piece of local history that some of our ancestors were part of.
Decreto Que Otorga La Cateegoria de Ciudad a la Antigua Villa de Mier
Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas. El Gobernador del Estado de Tamaulipas. A todos sus habitantes sabed: que el congreso del Estado ha decretado lo siguiente: Continue reading
Ciudad Mier Hisotria y Cultura is a small book, only 23 pages and written in Spanish, about Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico. It was published back in March of 1986 and was sponsored by the municipal government of 1984 to 1986.
Even though this is a very small book it contains many great clues as to where to locate documents about our ancestors that where from this area. One of these important clues is that this book claims that Continue reading
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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Transcription From Image:
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.
Sources: FamilySearch, and conversations with Lauro Garza Marroquin (my father).