by Moises Garza

January 16, 2024

1697 Death Record of Isabel de la Garza
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the April 18, 1697 Death Record of Isabel de la Garza who died in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Isabel is my 8th great-grandmother.

I was able to find this record when I indexed the Monterrey deaths from 1668-1794.

As the record mentions he was the wife of Bernabe de Villarreal. From other records we know that her parents are Francisco de la Garza and Juana Garcia. 

Her husbands parents are Diego de Villarreal and Beatriz de las Casas.

I am a descendant of her through her son Joseph de Villarreal who married Maria de Oropeza.

Here is the graphical image of what you just read.

To date I have discovered that Bernabe and Isable had seven children and have over 10,500 descendants. You can view their descendants and ancestors on Las Villas del Norte Genealogy Database here:

Here is the transcription.

Transcription of 1697 Death Record of Isabel de la Garza


En dies y ocho de abril murio Ysabel de la Garza mgr
qe fue del ccpn Bernabe de Villarreal seenterro sonmissa
y vigilia aviendo resevido el sacramento de la extrema
uncion y para qe conste lo firme = ut supra -

Br Lorenzo Perez de Leon

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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  • FamilySearch: Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981, Monterrey, Defunciones 1668-1752, FHL Microfilm 605195, Img. 63 Pg. 14.

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Moises Garza

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  1. Moises, I am a descendant of Isabel's sister Maria Josefa Garza who married Sargento Mayor Diego Villarreal hte son of Capitan Diego Villarreal and Beatriz Casas.

    Appears two Garza sisters married to Villarreal brothers.

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