French Catholic priest Jean Augustus Alexis Bachelot lived in California from 1832 to 1837. At the time that the Peor es Nada arrived from San Nicolas Island carrying the Nicoleños to San Pedro, Father Bachelot was in charge of both Mission San Gabriel and the Los Angeles Plaza Church. He, therefore, oversaw the baptisms of most of the Nicoleños arriving on the schooner.
DATE OF BIRTH: France
PLACE OF BIRTH: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: Unknown
PLACE OF BURIAL: Unknown
Morris, Susan L., John R. Johnson, Steven J. Schwartz, René L. Vellanoweth, Glenn J. Farris, Sara L. Schwebel. “The Nicoleños in Los Angeles: Documenting the Fate of the Lone Woman’s Community.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 36, 1 (2016).
Father Jean Augustus Alexis Bachelot
Last updated: November 17, 2018