Father Antonio Jimeno was in residence at Mission Santa Barbara when the Lone Woman came to the city in 1853 onboard George Nidever’s schooner. Father Jimeno visited the Lone Woman while she was alive and may have helped to locate indigenous people from Missions San Fernando and Santa Ynez to try to communicate with her.
DATE OF BIRTH: About 1802
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico City, Mexico, New Spain
DATE OF DEATH: December 25, 1876
PLACE OF BURIAL: Mexico
1852 California State Census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, Santa Barbara, p. 38 (penned), line 23, Antonio Jimeno, digital image. Ancestry.com. (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed December 30, 2015), citing California State Library repository collection C144, roll 5.
Ellison, William H., (ed.). The Life and Adventures of George Nidever [1802–1883]: The Life Story of a Remarkable California Pioneer Told in his Own Words, and None Wasted. Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, 1984: 88.
Geiger, Maynard. Franciscan Missionaries in Hispanic California, 1769–1848, a Biographical Dictionary. San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1969: 129–30.
Hardacre, Emma. “Eighteen Years Alone: A Tale of the Pacific.” Scribner’s Monthly 20 (1880): 663.
Father Antonio Jimeno
Last updated: November 16, 2018