by Moises Garza

August 22, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
This is the 1789 church death record of my 7th great grandmother Maria Gertrudis Vela de La Garza. She was the daughter of Lazaro Vela and Maria Antonia de la Garza. I have yet to find her grandparents. The following document indicates that she died from a snake byte.

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Dela Villa Da. Maria Gertrudis Vela Espanola Adulta, casada con Dn. Juan P Yssaguirre – 

Agosto de 1789. P 

En esta Villa de la Purissima Concepcion de Mier en dose dias del Mes de Agosto de este presente ano de Mil Setecientos Ochenta, y nueve. Yo Fr Pedro Maldo. y Zapata como MInistro de esta Villa en esta Santa Yglecia Parrochial de mi Cargo. Di Ecleciastica Sepultura  Entierro mayor en tercero tramo rotura de tierra de sinco pessos al Cuerpo de Da. Maria Gertrudis Vela Espanola  Originaria de la Villa de Sn. Gregorio de Zerralvo, y vecina de esta desde Nina. Hija legitima de Dn. Lazaro Vela, y Da. Maria Antonia de la Garza. Casada con Dn. Juan Pantaleon Ysaguirre Espanol. No recivio los Sacramentos motivo de la distancia, y violencia con que Murio de la picada de Una Vivora, y Murio a los quarenta anos de Edad no testo porque hera pobre, y para que conste lo firme en esta Dicha Villa, Dicho dia, Mes, y ano ut Supra. 

Fr. Pedro Maldo. y Zapata

Source: FamilySearch

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