Documents relating to the history of California, particularly to the Los Angeles
area, including an 1839 census for that area.
Coronel, born in Mexico City in 1817, came to California with his father, Ignacio Coronel in 1834, as a
member of the Hijar-Padres colony. The family settled in Los Angeles. where Coronel soon became
prominent in local affairs, holding many public offices, including those of Juez de Paz, inspector of
missions and peace commissioner. He took part in the defense of California against the American invasion
in 1846 and 1847, but later became a citizen of the United States. In 1853 he was elected mayor, and for
many years afterwards was a member of the city council. He was state treasurer of California from 1867
to 1871. He died in 1894.
Number of containers: 1 v., 1 portfolio and 1 oversize folder
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