by Moises Garza

May 16, 2023

1803 Baptism of Jose Manule Lopez
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the January 23, 1803, baptism of Jose Manuel Lopez who was baptized in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is my 3rd great-grandfather.

This record states that he was 28 days old at the time of baptism and that puts his birth date as December 26, 1802. His parents are listed as Lorenso Lopez and Maria Barbara Rios.

It is also mentioned that they were from "Los Hoyos". Los Hoyos is present day Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon. Manuel grows up to marry Maria Cecilia de la Garza and then Maria Tomasa de la Garza. For information on ancestors and descendants visit

Transcription of 1803 Baptism of Jose Manuel Lopez

Jose Ma
ento. se.

Eldia Beinte y tres de eno. de mil ochoss. tres años. Yo el Cura Ynto. de esta
Parroquia de mi cargo Batise solemnemte. a Jose Manl. snto. se. de Beinte
ocho dias nacido, hijo leximo de Jose Lorenso Lopez, y de Maria
Barbara Rios, Vzs. de esta Juridn. en los Hoyos, siendo P. Ps. Jose Ra
fael Peres, y Jan. Rosa Garcia, q quienes adberti suobligacion y pa-
rentesco Espiritual, y pa. que coste lo fime yo el presitado cura.

Br. Juan Jose de la 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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  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Bautismos 1761-1824 > image 252 of 676; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • SAGA Members, Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761-1859 Book II (Corpus Christi, Texas, Spanish American Genealogical Association, September 1989), Pg. 279.

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