Patrick and Margaret Breen

Patrick and Margaret Breen (HM16LY)

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 San Benito County
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N 36° 50.752', W 121° 32.699'

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In Memoriam
Patrick and Margaret Breen
These pioneers left county Carlow, Ireland, in 1828. By 1845 they were owners of a farm in Iowa Territory.

Heading westward again, they joined the Donnor (sic) Party, whose heroic struggles to survive the winter of 1846 in the snows of the Sierra Nevada is widely known.

In February 1848 the indomitable Breen family became the first English-speaking settlers in this valley. Patrick Breen died at San Juan Bautista in 1866, Margaret in 1874. They are buried on the hill above this marker.
HM NumberHM16LY
Year Placed1968
Placed BySan Juan Bautista Historical Socieity
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 629726 N 4078761
Decimal Degrees36.84586667, -121.54498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.752', W 121° 32.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 45.12" N, 121° 32' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)831, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75-99 Monterey St, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, US
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