Desperate Measures: Part 9 of 10

The Carpenter of Mission San Jose Eduard 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 at least … Continue reading "Desperate Measures: Part 9 of 10"

Words of Caution: Part 5 of 10

The Carpenter of Mission San Jose Eduard Baron (1825 – 1921) The first sign that something was amiss at Mission San Jose appeared in a letter, dated August 4, 1851, from Joseph Sadoc Alemany, Bishop of Monterey, to Father John Nobili, the Jesuit he had appointed pastor of Mission Santa Clara. In the letter, he … Continue reading "Words of Caution: Part 5 of 10"