by Moises Garza

November 7, 2017

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the October 27, 1811 baptism record of Maria Elena de los Santos Peña my 4th great grandfather mother whom was baptized in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

This record indicates that she is the daughter of Jose Maria Peña y de Maria Antonia Peña.

Maira Elena grows up to marry Jose Domingo Nicodemus Treviño and you can view their marriage record here:

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72 Ma Elena de los Santos [?] de la Bonita

En esta parroquial de la Billa de Mier en beinte y siete dias del mes de Octubre de mil ochocientos once yo fr Anto. del Alamo cura ministro vicco y juez ecco. de esta villa Bautize Solemnemente puse los olios y sagrado [?]simo a una infanta espla. que nacio en el Rancho de la Bonita wl dia dose del presente a la qual puse por nombre Ma. Elena, hija de Jose Ma. Peña y de Ma. Anta. Peña: fueron sus padrinos a quienes adberti el parentesco y obligacion Jose MArcos Sainz y Ma. de los Santos Saenz, y pa que conste lo firme

# Fr C Antonio del Alamo

If  is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to him/her in the comments of this blog post.


  • 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. 22.
  • "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Índice de bautismos 1767-1819 Bautismos 1767-1819 Índice de bautismos 1820-1874 Bautismos 1819-1874 Índice de bautismos 1875-1900 Bautismos 1874-1888 > image 402 of 2909; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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  1. Moises, do you know if this Jose Maria Peña is the son of Francisco Xavier de Peña? I have Joseph Maria Peña Alaniz, my 4th great uncle, married to Maria Antonia Peña Gonzalez (M: 27 Jun 1798 in Mier). I do not know if Maria Elena is their daughter though so if they are the same couple and you have the source for the daughter could you let me know.


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