by Moises Garza

February 20, 2024

1837 Baptism of Jose Martin Garza
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here you will find the February 9, 1837 Baptism of Jose Martin Garza, my 2nd great-grandfather. It took place in the church of Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

The record lists as place of birth as Rancho Santa Teresa and his parents are listed as Rafael Garza and Ramona Garcia.

It also states that he was 11 days old, thus one can conclude that he was born on Jan 30, 1837.

Transcript of the above image:

N. 25 Jose Martine Del Rancho de Sta Teresa

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los nueve dias del mes de Jose MartinFebo. de mil ochocientos Treinta y siete. Yo el Presbto D. J. Ponciano de del RanchoLaurequi: Cura into. de Esta Villa, Bautize solemnemente puse los de Sta Teresa stos oleos y sagrado Crisma a Jose Martin de Once dias h. l. de Rafael Garza y de Ramona Garcia Fueron Padrinos Juan Lo-pes Y Franca. Lopes, Y para que conste lo firme.

Fr. Ponciano de Laurequi

Ancestors of Jose Martin Garza

The following chart shows who his grandparents were.

Ancestors of Jose Martin Garza


Jose Martin grows up to marry Maria Ruperta Lopez and has nine children with her. For more ancestors and ro to view all his descendants visit Las Villas del Norte Database.

Other Articles of Interest:

Francisco Angel de la Garza and Maria Cayetana Pena: Six Generations of Descendants

Family Group of Jose Martin Garza and Maria Ruperta Lopez


  • Original image can be found at; FamilySearch > Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Tamaulipas > MierInmaculada Concepción (Mier, Tamaulipas) > Indice de Bautismos 1819-1874

Note: This post was originally posted on October 14, 2011, and last updated on February 20, 2024.

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