Desperate Measures: Part 9 of 10

The Carpenter of Mission San Jose Joseph Edouard Baron (1825 – 1921) * Father Joseph du Lin, the French priest at Mission San Jose, had embarked on an extensive renovation project of the property in direct disobedience to his superior, Bishop Joseph Alemany. Among his many debts, he owed carpenters Eduard Baron* and Jules Audrain … Continue reading "Desperate Measures: Part 9 of 10"

That Pioneer Spirit

Joseph Edouard Baron (1825 – 1921) * In 1848, as 21-year-old Eduard Baron pressed through the crowd onto the ship that would take him from his native France to America, he must have been overwhelmed by a rush of emotions.  Whether he felt elation, anticipation, wanderlust, trepidation, or sadness at leaving loved ones behind, one … Continue reading "That Pioneer Spirit"