by Moises Garza

July 21, 2020

Juan Jose Dionicio Pineda
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the January 18, 1763 Baptism of Juan Jose Dionicio Pineda who was baptized in Cerralvo, Nuevo leon, Mexico. Juan is my 6th great grandfather through my paternal side.

I first came across the date for his baptism on the SAGA book titled "Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761-1859 Book II". The book is one out of four index books for the baptisms of Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon.

All I had to do next was go to FamilySearch and look for the baptism. I found it on film 605441, Img. 12.

The record states that at the time of the baptism, Juan Jose was only six days old. Using the calculator that Family Tree Maker provides we can safely assume that he was born on January 12, 1763.

The record mentions that his parents are Salvador de Pineda and Gregoria Canales. The record also mentions that all of them were from Cerralvo.

Juan Jose grows up to mary Maria Rafaela Hinojosa, the daughter of Jose Gervacio de Hinojosa and Maria Teresa Treviño.

Transcription of Baptism of Juan Jose Dionicio Pineda

El dia dies y ocho de Enero del año de mil setecs. secenta y tres.
En esta Yglesia Parroql. de Zerralbo Yo el Cura de ella Jph Alexandr. de la Garza [?]
tise solemnemente y puse los sa. oleos y xsma a Juan Jph Dionisio a los seis dieas de na[?]
hijo leg. de Salvador de Pineda Espl. y de Gregoria Canales. Fueron Padrinos [?]
Gomez y su herma. Maria de Guadalupe Gomez. todos de esta Villa y a quienes [?]
ti su obligacion y parentesco Espiritual y por q. conste lo firme -

Joseph Alexandro de al Garza

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

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FamilySearch: Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981, Family History Library Film 605441, Img. 12.

SAGA Members, Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761-1859 Book II (Name: Spanish American Genealogical Association; Location: Corpus Christi, Texas; Date: September 1989;), Pg. 379.

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  1. Information from Family Search. – although this shows he was baptized 2 years before he was born! …….
    Juan Joseph Pineda
    Juan Joseph Pineda
    Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico
    18 January 1763
    Cerralvo, Nuevo León, Mexico
    16 June 1791
    Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico
    Maria Rafaela Hinojosa
    Jose Salvador Pineda Arredondo
    Maria Gregoria Canales Benavides

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