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 Jean Jacques Vioget  (1799 - 1855)

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Lived/Active: California / Switzerland      Known for: amateur town-harbor views

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1799 (Switzerland)
 
Death
1855 (near San Jose, California)

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California / Switzerland

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Born in Combremont le Petit, Switzerland on June 14, 1799. Vioget ran away from home at age 15 and joined Napoleon's fife and drum corps. He was later apprenticed to a French naval engineer. During the early 1830s he was captain of a trading bark called the Delmira which plied the coast of Peru and Ecuador. Upon reaching San Francisco Bay in 1837, he secured the right to trade from the Mexican comandante. Vioget made a survey of Yerba Buena (San Francisco) in 1839 which included laying out t (showing 500 of 1421 characters).



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