by Moises Garza

June 12, 2023

1802 Death Record of Jose Juan Pantaleon Izaguirre
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the November 15, 1802, Death Record of Jose Juan Pantaleon Izaguirre who died in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is my 7th great-grandfather.

I have an issue with this record, let me explain why. I first came across Jose Juan Pantaleon's death date on the book "Mier Church Death Records 1767-1903 Book 2 Her-Z" Pg. 241. 

Here is a cut out of the book.

Looks great, I found the record and you can see it above this post. The issue that I have is that the record states that the record is for Juan de Leon who was the widow of Gertrudis Vela. 

I think that whomever extracted the record assumed that it was for Juan Pantaleon Isaguirre. Are they wrong? Did the priest make a mistake and wrote de Leon instead of Pantaleon. 

Juan Pantaleon was indeed married to a Gertrudis Vela who died August 1, 1789.

For now, I left the date on my database as belonging to Juan Pantaleon but made a note that the record may not belong to him. Further research needs to be done.

For information on ancestors on Juan Pantaleon and Maria Gertrudis Vela visit

Transcription of 

No 23
De la Villa
Dn. Juan de
Leon espl.
[?] [?]

En esta Parroquial de la Villa de Mier en quince dias del mes de Noviembre de
mil ochocientos dos. Yo Fr. Antonio dl Alamo Cura, vico. y Juez Eclesso. de dha.
Villa, di eclesiastica Sepultura con entierro mayor, en fabrica de diez pesos
al cuerpo de Dn. Juan de Leon español Viudo qe. fue de Da. Gertrudis Vela difun
ta, murio de de viejo el dia catorce de dho mes, recivio todos los Sacramen-
tos, no testo por pobre, tendria ochenta años de edad; y para qe. conste lo firme ut Supra.

Fr Anto. del Alamo

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

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  • SAGA, Mier Church Death Records 1767-1903 Book 2 Her-Z (7018 Lakeview Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, Spanish American Genealogical Association, 189), Pg. 241.
  • "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2021), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Defunciones 1767-1848 > image 82 of 634; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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