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Juan Bandini

Juan Bandini was an early settler of what would become San Diego, California.

Juan Bandini was born 1800 in Lima, Peru to Jose Bandini, an Italian sea captain. His father came to California in 1819 and 1821 and participated in the Mexican War of Independence. After the revolution his father's family moved to San Diego, arriving in San Diego September 1, 1834 on the brig Natalie.

Bandini married Marie de los Dolores Estudillo on November 20, 1822. She was born c. 1818, daughter of Captain Jose Maria Estudillo. They had three daughters, Arcadia, Ysidora, and Josefa, and two sons, Juanito and one who died in childhood.

Related websites

Jurupa grant

Biography from San Diego Historical Society

"The Bandini Family", The Journal of San Diego History 15:1 (Winter 1969)

"Pioneer Spanish Families of California", The Journal of San Diego History 11:3 (June 1965).

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