Jesus Maria Luisano Soto

2 June 1844–18 February 1887 (Age 42)
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Monterey, California, United States

The Life of Jesus Maria Luisano

When Jesus Maria Luisano Soto was born on 2 June 1844, in Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Monterey, California, United States, his father, Ignacio Rudecindo Soto, was 31 and his mother, Maria Josefa Roberta Martinez, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Marianna. He lived in San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 18 February 1887, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in La Patera, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Jesus Maria Luisano Soto
Anita Soto

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    Ignacio Rudecindo Soto


    Maria Josefa Roberta Martinez




World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 4

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 13

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Spanish:1. habitational name from any of numerous places named Soto or El Soto, from soto ‘grove’, ‘small wood’ (Latin saltus). 2. Castilianized spelling of Asturian-Leonese Sotu , a habitational name from a town so named in Asturies. 3. Castilianized spelling of the Galician equivalent, Souto .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jesus Soto in household of Jose A Sepulvida, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesus Maria Soto in household of Barbara C Soto, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jesus Soto, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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