by Moises Garza

March 23, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
The following is the image and transcription of the 1862 Church Marriage of Martin Garza Garcia and Ruperta Lopez Garza (my 2nd great grandparents) in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Martins parents are listed as being Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia (I have yet to find their parents). Maria’s parents are listed as being Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de la Garza ( I found Tomasa’s parents but have not been able to find Manuel’s parents). If anyone has nay information please let me know.

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N. 19 D. Martin Garza Soltero, con Da. Ruperta Lopez Doncella. 

En la Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los tres dias del mes de Marzo de mil ochocientos sesenta y dos: Concluidas las diligencias matrimoniales y leidas segun dispone el Santo Consilio de frente los tres proclamos en tres dias festivos requiridos inter Massurum Solemnia que lo fueron nueve, quince, y veintitres de Febrero del corriente ano, y no haviendo resultado ningun impedimiento ni  aun pasadas veinticuatro horas despues del ultimo proclamo, expresado su mutuo consentimiento por palabras de presente y hacer legitimo Matrimonio ante mi el Cura propio D. Franco. de P. Benavides, lo contrajeron Jose Martin Garza soltero originario y vecino de esta Villa en el Rancho del Arcabuz hijo legitimo de Rafeal Garza que murio y de Ramona Garcia que vive, y Ruperta Lopes del mismo origen y vecindad hija legitima de D. Manuel Lopes y de Ma. Tomasa Garza que viven, e inmediatamente los vele y bendije segun los ritos de N. M. la Yglesia al tiempo de la celebracion de la Misa, fueron testigos al verlos Casar y velar Tomas Guerra y Matias Ramirez, y para que conste lo firme. 

Franco. de P. Benavidez

Source: FamilySearch

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