by Moises Garza

November 22, 2016

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the April 5, 1801 Baptism of my third great grandfather Jose Gabriel Lopez in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This document indicates that his parents are Lorenzo Lopez and Maria Barbara Rios. It is interesting to note that it mentions that they are form Los Hoyos, now days Los Aldamas, Nuevo leon.

Jose Gabriel Lopez grows up to marry Maria de Jesus Gonzalez, the daughter of Pedro Jose Gonzalez and Maria Juana Cuellar.

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Transcription of baptism Image:

Jph, Gabriel pr. español

El dia cinco de Abril de mil ochocientos y un a~. En esta Ygla. PArroql. de Zerralvo el Br.
Dn. Juan Jph de la Garza thente. de cura en ella bautizo solemnemente a Jph Gabriel a los
diez y nueve dias de nacido Pr. espl. hijo legti. de Lorenzo Lopez y de Barbara Rios de esta
jurisdicn. en los Hoyos, siendo Padrinos avisados de su oblign. y parentco. espirl. Xptobal
Perez y Ma. de los Dolores Gonzalez y porqe conste lo firmo yo el cura con este thente.

Joseph Alexandro de la Garza                               Br. Juan Jose de la Garza

  • “México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Bautismos 1761-1824 > image 234 of 676; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • Crispin D Rendon, Crispin D. Rendon – Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Crispin D Rendon, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 7.

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Moises Garza

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