by Moises Garza

November 8, 2011

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in the house of Andres Gonzalez in Guardados de Arriba in Tamaulipas, Mexico back in August 27, 1912 between Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra. The image does indicate who their parents are. The image also does indicate that the witnesses to the marriage were Senores Jose de la Trinidad Barrera, Blas Guerra, Pioquinte Garza, and Juan Vela. Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra are my great-grandparents through my father’s paternal maternal side of the family. What I found that is interesting is that it states that Pedro was baptized in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, but he was actually baptized in San Pedro Apostol, Allende Nuevo Leon, Mexico on Sptember 5, 1880.

Oringinal Image:

FamilySearch > Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Tamaulipas > Mier > Inmaculada Concepción (Mier, Tamaulipas) > Matrimonios 1767-1936

Transcription From the Above Image:

En Guardado de arriba Jurisdiccion de la Parroquia de Ciudad Mier a veintireis se Agosto de mil nobecientos doce ante mi el infrascrito cura economo a efecto de contraer matrimonio Cristiano Pedro Marroquin soltero de veinticuatro anos de edad originario y vecino de este lugar y vautisado en la Parroquia de aldamas N. L. hijo lejitimo de Jose Angel Marroquin y de Francisca Perez que viven: Con Maria Amalia Gonzalez doncella de dieciocho anos de edad originario de Herreras N. L. y vautizada en la parroquia de Aldamas N. L. y actual mente domicialiada en este hace dies anos hija legitima de Andres Gonzalez que viven ambos contrayentes presentaron como testigos de su libertad y solteria a los Senores Jose de la Trinidad Barrera Blas Guerra Pioquinte Garza y Juan Vela los cuales equeridos ante la senal de la Cruz. arreguraron vajo juramento que en dichos pretensos no encontraba inpedimiento alguno cannonico que dificultara su pretendido matrimonio y para constancia firmo. – Jose S. Cisneros

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Pedro Merroquin con Ma. (Maria) Amalia Gonzalez

En Guardado de arriba juridiccion de la Parroquia de Ciudad Mier a veintesiete de Agosto del ano del Senor de mil nobecientos dose. En el domicilio de Don Andres Gonzalez, Yo el infrascrito cura economo previas las debidas informaciones matrimoniales y leidas las tres moniciones conciliares seguidas y no resultado impedimiento alguno canones conferados ambos pretensos y preguntelo en seguida su reciproco consentimiento por palabras de presente. Case y Vele segun el rito de Nuestra Madre la Iglesia amore missiones a Pedro Marroquin con Amalia Gonzalez Siendo Testigos Trinidad Barrera Blas Guerra y Pioquinte Garza y padrinos de casamiento Jose de la Trinidad Barrera y Teresa Garcia y para constancia firmo.

Jose S. Cisneros Presbo. (Presbito)

Sources: FamilySearch

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  1. There is going to be a gathering of the decendents of garza or de la garza family.Some lived in guardados de Arriba and Abajo. The gathering will be sometime in May in Roma Texas. I believe it is going to be announced in the newspaper when everything is ready.Maybe you can find information at this gathering.

  2. Hello,

    My name is Eric Trevino. My maternal great grandfather was Valentine Garcia. He was married to a Poncha Garza. They lived in guardados de Abajo before 1912. Valentine died around 1917 of Yellow fever. Please provide any information of this gathering listed above to: [email protected]



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