by Moises Garza

October 15, 2019

1799 Marriage of Pedro Jose Villarreal and Maria Gertrudis Flores
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the January 6, 1799 marriage of Pedro Jose Villarreal and Maria Gertrudis Flores who got married in what is now Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. They are the 4th great grandparents of my wife.

The record indicates that the parents of Pedro Jose are Francisco Ignacio Villarreal and Maria Teresa Vela. The parents of Maria Gertrudis are listed as Jose Antonio Flores and Maria Isabel Salinas.

It is interesting to note that the left margin has "de la Cuevas". Las Cuevas was the Flores ranch and it later became San miguel de Camargo and presently it is known by Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas.

Below is the transcription to the above marriage record so that you can more easily read it.

Transcription of The Marriage of Pedro Jose Villarreal and Maria Gertrudis Flores

De la Cuebas
Pedro Jose Vi-
llarreal y
Maira Ger-
trudis Flores

En Esta Sta. Yglecia Parroquial de Reynosa en Diez y seis de
Henero de mil setecientos Noventa y nueve as. Haviendo precedi
do las Diligencias Matrimoniales y Leydas las moniciones en tres
Dias festivos inter misarum Solemnia. las qe fueron Dia treinta de
Diciembre de Noventa y ocho uno y seis de Henero de noventa y
nueve de Yo Fr. Agustin Lira. Cura mtro. en encomenda de ella Case
y Vele infacie aclecie. a Pedro Jose Villarreal español originario
de la Villa de Camargo hijo lexmo. de Franco. Ygancio Villa=
=al, y Ma. Teresa Bela, con Ma. Gertrudis Flores españo
la originaria de esta Villa hija lexma. de Jose Antonio Flores
y de Maria Ysabel Salinas fueron Padrinos Maximo Villa=
rreal y Maria Gertrudis Lopez fueron testigos Matias Gomes y
Mariano Lira y los demas qe asistieron al Sto. Sacrificio dela
missa y pa. qe cosnte lo firme.

Fr. Agustin Lira

View Original at UTRGV

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


  • UTRGV - Reynosa Church Marriages 1790 - 1810 (Edinburg Texas, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Img. 039a.
  • Anthony Garza, Matrimonios de Reynosa Años 1791-1912 Volume II: Apellidos L-Z (Columbia, South Carolina, Createspace, 4-2-2017), Pg. 130.

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  1. Hello my name is Jonathan villarreal this person is also my fourth great grandparents. I wanted to know if we could share some genealogical information. I’ve been doing a lot of research for the past two years and I had a couple questions, my family is originally from the Rio Grande Valley area. But I am located in Houston Texas. Again, if we could connect on some sharing of genealogical information I would really appreciate it thank you very much. My grandparents names are Octavio Villarreal Sr. and Carolina Garza from Edinburg, Tx.

  2. Pedro José Villarreal and Maria Gertrudis Flores were the parents of my 3 rd great grandmother Josefa Villarreal married José Manuel Baldearena (Zarate)

    1. It says one was originaly of Camargo and the bride from that Villa. I think it is implied that both were born in the mentioned places. Of course, unless a record comes up indicating otherwise.

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