Baptized in 1844 as María del Refugio Francisca, she was the older of two daughters born to George Nidever and Sinforosa Sanchez de Nidever. Listed as Refugio in US census records for Santa Barbara, she was nine years old when the Lone Woman lived in the Nidever home.
DATE OF BIRTH: October 1, 1844
PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Barbara, Alta California, Mexico
DATE OF DEATH: About February 4, 1869
PLACE OF BURIAL: Santa Barbara, California, USA
1852 California State census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, Santa Barbara, p. 38 (penned), line 28, Refugio Neidevir, digital image. Ancestry.com. (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 30 December 2015), citing California State Library repository collection C144, roll 5.
María del Refugio Francisca Nidever, “The Huntington Library, Early California Population Project Database, 2006,” Early California Population Project, entry for María del Refugio Francisca Nidever, baptism 01631, 3 October 1844, citing Santa Barbara Presidio baptisms.
The Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara, “Deaths, Book 1, 1782–1873,” p. 772, no. 1964, Refugio Nidever burial, 4 February 1869; Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, Santa Barbara, California.
María del Refugio Francisca Nidever
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