J. P. Daguerre

 Jean Pierre Daguerre (1856-1911) born in Hasparren, Basses-Pyrenees, France. J.P. Daguerre was Lewis Moulton’s Basque business partner. He arrived in California in 1874. He was sponsored by Domingo Amestory who was an early financiers of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Los Angeles. The Amestoys had the “Rosecrans Rancho in what is now Gardena. J.P. partnered with Marco Forester in San Juan Capistrano’s thriving wool industry in 1882.
 
At eighteen years old, Jean Pierre immigrated to the United State in 1874.  Incidentally he was on the same boat with his future wife Maria whom he married in 1886.
 
“After a few years he went into the sheep business for himself. In February 1895, Father purchased Rawson’s 17,000 acres. A few months later Mr. Daguerre bought a one-third interest in it. In 1899 they bought Mr. Bacon’s piece. They bought other property as time went on, so the ranch was eventually 21,723 acres.”
Louise Moulton Hanson, interview by Bettie Webber, March 16, 1994, OH 2355, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
His 1/3 interest in L.F. Moulton Co. was primarily in modern day Laguna Niguel.
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Jean Pierre Daguerre 1856 – 1911  (54 years) genealogical research was written by Bridge 2 Pyrenees
Born14 May 1856

Marithurry, Mouguerre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1]

 Jean Pierre Daguerre (1896-1911) born in Hasparren, Basses-Pyrenees, France.
  • According to his biography and other records, they claim he was from Hasparren. However, the immigration record of his niece Grace Heguy indicates she was coming to her uncle Jean Pierre Daguerre. Therefore, the marriage record of Grace’s parents led to Mouguerre and this birth record. Since his sister Marie Mathilde was born in a different house, it is likely they were just workers in Mouguerre and possibly moved later to Hasparren where Jean Pierre was raised. Further research necessary to confirm.
 

Daguerre, Jean Pierre Marithurry Mouguerre birth 1856

Daguerre, Jean Pierre Marithurry Mouguerre birth 1856
GenderMale
Census1900San Juan Capistrano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2]
California, Orange, San Juan, District 145-9a, page 17
  • He was living in San Juan Capistrano with his wife, Jennie and three daughters. He was 44, born in May 1856 and she was 46, born in Feb 1854. They were married for 14 years and they had six children of which four were living. They both immigrated in 1869. He was a shepherd.
Census1910El Toro, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3]
California, Orange, San Juan, District 0237-1a, page 1
  • He was living in El Toro (San Juan) with his wife, four children and nine employees (see media). He was 53 years old and she was 56. They had been married 24 years. They had 6 children but only 4 were living. They both immigrated in 1874 and were naturalized. He was a farmer and stockraiser.
 

Daguerre, Jean Pierre - 1910 census family and hired help

Daguerre, Jean Pierre – 1910 census family and hired help
Died05 May 1911El Toro, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4]
 

Daguerre, Jean Pierre death article 1911

Daguerre, Jean Pierre death article 1911
 

Daguerre, Jean Pierre obituary 1911

Daguerre, Jean Pierre obituary 1911

Would you like to read more of Jean Pierre’s history? View the Laguna Woods History Center site for the written history of the Daguerre family.

Jean Pierre Daguerre to Lewis F. Moulton in Spanish (2018.36.345)

[Spanish Translation]

Palmdale L.A. Co

May 15th, 1894

Mr. Lewis Moulton,

Very Dear Companion,

I would like to let you know that the desert is very dry. There isn’t anything. On the way [here] we had a lot of work and a lot of misery as far as water and meadow. The animals are quite hurt [injured]. I have lost some. Last night it snowed on the mountain range and water in the desert. Maybe now we will be a little better.

And would like that if you send the bulls if you can by the 20th [of the month] to Mojave without fail and send a man with them and a good shepherd because I have one that isn’t worth anything. You can send him along with the bull fighter.

Much affection to you and you wife, and to my family [Without anything else to say], I wait for news from you

Jean Pierre Daguerre

Jean Pierre Daguerre to Lewis F. Moulton (2018.36.1544)

3/18 -Dated Los Angeles Calif.

To L F Moulton

El Toro Calif.

Will arrive at Boston [sic] tomorrow at Eleven noon.

Jean Piere [sic] Daguerre

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