by Moises Garza

July 18, 2023

1862 Birth Record of Maria Candelaria Pena
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 2, 1862, Birth Record of Maria Candelaria Pena, she is my 2nd great-grandmother.

The civil registration record is dated February 13, 2862. It states that Maria Candelaria is the daughter of Trinidad Peña Garza and Maria Antonia Rodriguez. It mentions that both her parents are from rancho El Arcabuz, so we can safely assume that she was born there.

The record also states that she was born on February 2, 1862. Through other sources we know that her paternal grandparents are Jose Jesus de la Trinidad de la Peña and Maria de San Juan de la Garza. Her maternal grandparents are Jose Jesus Rodriguez and Maria Guadalupe Garcia.

She grows up to marry Jose Anastacio Lopez and I have found nine children for them. For information on ancestors and descendants visit

Transcription of Above Image

En la Villa de Mier a las Ocho de la mañana del dia trece
del Mes de Febrero de mil Ochocientos sesenta y dos años recibo
este jusgado una Acta de Nacimiento del Rancho del
Arcabuz que a la letra dice "En el Rancho del Arcabuz a
las Ocho de la mañana del dia Once del Febrero del mil Ocho
cinetos sesenta y dos Antemi el Ciudadano Rafael
Garza Cuellar encargado de justicia comparecio [?]
Trinidad Peña Garza presenatando una Niña y de decla
ro que nacio el dia dos del mes de Febrero poniendole por
nombre Candelaria Peña siendo sus padres Don Tri
nidad Peña Garza y Doña Maria Antonia Rodriguez
Ambos recidentes de este Rancho; fueron testigos
de esta presentacion Don Marcos Rios de treinta y
sinco años de edad, estado casado Oficio Precopalar y Don
Ygnacio Gonzalez de cuarenta y tres años de edad, estado
casado Oficio de campo Ambos residentes de este Ran
cho quienes firmaron son migo esta Acta doy fee - Ra
fael Garza Cuellar = MArcos Rios = Ygnacio Gonzalez y
paraconstancia firmo la presentae = Ambrocio Gonzalez

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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1930 Civil Registry Death Record of Candelaria Pena Rodriguez, Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico


  • "México, Tamaulipas, Registro Civil, 1800-2002," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Mier > Nacimientos 1860-1868 > image 108 of 602; Archivo General del Registro del Estado (Civil Registry State Archives), Tamaulipas.

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