by Moises Garza

April 5, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The following document is the 1891 Civil Registration of Paula Lopez my great grandmother, my father’s grandmother. Growing up I used to hear stories about her and my mother would state that she was the grandmother that she never had. She used to say that she had the biggest heart anyone has ever had and that she is also the person that ever had the greatest faith, since she used to talk to God himself. The following document lists his father as being Jorge Lopez and Maria de la Luz Garza. I just wished I had a picture of her.

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Acta numero 120 ciento veinte = En la Villa de Mier Tamaulipas a las ocho de la manana del dia diez de Junio de mil ochocientos noventa y uno, ante mi Luciano Garcia Garcia Juez del Registro Civil de esta localidad me fue presentada una acta comprensible que a la letra lee = Encargatura del Arcabuz = Acta numero 9 nueve = En lo de mi cargo a las ocho de la manana del dia ocho de Junio de mil ochocientos noventa y uno ante mi el Encargado de Justicia de esta comprension, manifestando que a las nueve de la noche del dia cuatro de Junio actual, nacio en su propia casa una nina que me fue presento viva y a quien impuse por nombre Paula Lopez Garza, que no esta bautizada y que es su hija legitima y de su esposa Maria Luz Garza de veintiocho anos, casada y domiciliada con el: que son abuelos paternos el Sr. Gabriel Lopez viudo de sesenta y ocho anos de edad, de campo, de campo y de esta vecindad y la finada Maria de Jesus Gonzalez sepultada en este campo santo; y abuelos amternos el finado Rafael Garza y la Senora Ramona Garcia quevive viuda, mayor de edad y residente en este rancho. Fueron testigos de esta inscripcion los Senores Antonio y Tiburcio Gonzalez de campo y Manuel Leal Abrego, originario de Cadereita Jimenez, industrial, todos mayores de edad, casado y de esta vecindad. Con lo que termino esta acta que leida al comparesente y testigos, estubieron conformes, firmando conmigo el Encargado, menos el comparesente y testigos que no lo sabian hacer, para constancia. Doy fe = Luciano G. Garcia = una rubrica = al margen – Gratis por Encargatura.

Source: FamilySearch

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