by Moises Garza

August 17, 2023

1843 Death Record of Juan Jose Selvera de la Garza Mier
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the August 21, 1843 death record of Juan Jose Selvera de la Garza who died in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is my 4th great-grandfather.

The record does not mention the names of his parents but from other records we know that they are Jose Francisco Angel de la Garza and Maria Cayetana Pena

The record does mention that he left his wife Maria Gertrudis Blasa Cuellar as a widow. She is the daughter of Jose Juan Francisco Cuellar and Ana Maria Gutierrez de Castro.

You can view all the descendants and ancestors for Juan Jose at las Villas del Norte Genealogy database for Northeastern Mexico and South Texas here:

Here the transcription of the record and below is the translation. 

Transcription of 1843 Death Record of Juan Jose Selvera de la Garza

D. Juan Garza
adulto del Ran-
cho del Arca-
buz Entierro
Mayor en Ro=
tura 5 ps.

En veinte y uno de Agosto de mil ochocientos cuarenta y tres En
el Campo Santo de esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier. Yo El Pres-
btro. D. Jose Luis Gonzaga Garcia cura into. de dha Villa, di Sepul
tura Ecca con Ento. Mayor al cuerpo de D. Juan Garza vecino de
esta Villa en el Rancho del Arcabuz no se confeso ni recivio ningun
Sacramanto por haver caido sin Abla en su asidente en su Ran-
cho distante de aqui, fue casado con Da. Gertrudis Cuellar la
que quedo viuda, su enferemedad de que murio fue de dolore de Cos-
tado en la Casesa, y para que conste lo firme. up

Je. Luis G Garcia

Translation of 1843 Death Record of Juan Jose Selvera de la Garza

Mr. Juan Garza
adult of Ran-
cho del Arc-
buz burial
Major in Ro=
turn 5 ps.

On August twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three In
the cemetery of this Parish of Villa de Mier. I The presbiterian D. Jose Luis Gonzaga Garcia interim priest of said Villa, burried
eccliasistacally with mahor burrial the body of Mr. Juan Garza neighbor of
this Villa at the Arcabuz ranch did not confess or receive any
sacaraments for having fallen without Voice in his accident in his ranch
far away from here, he was married to Mrs. Gertrudis Cuellar
who was left a widow, his illness from which she died was from pain in his head, and for the record. up

Je. Luis G. Garcia

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, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2021), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Defunciones 1767-1848 > image 520 of 634; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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