Person:Bernardo Yorba (1)

Bernardo Antonio Yorba
b.20 Aug 1800
d.28 Nov 1858
  • HBernardo Antonio Yorba1800 - 1858
  • W.  Maria de Jesus Alvarado (add)
  1. Maria Ramona Anselma Yorba1828 - 1849
m. 2 Feb 1830
  1. Jose de Jesus Yorba1833 -
  2. Trinidad Yorba1840 - 1881
  3. Odoricio Vicente Yorba y Dominguezbef 1843 - 1903
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Bernardo Antonio Yorba
Baptismal Name[4] Bernardo Antonio Yorba y Grijalva
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 20 Aug 1800
Alt Birth[3] 20 Aug 1801 San Diego, California, United States
Christening[3][4] 24 Aug 1801 San Diego, California, United StatesMission San Diego Presidio Chapel
Alt Birth[4] 24 Aug 1801 San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
Marriage 2 Feb 1830 Mission San Gabriel, Alta Californiato Felipa Dominquez
Occupation[1][2][4] 1834-1858 Yorba Linda, Orange, California, United StatesRancher
Alt Death[4] 21 Oct 1858 Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States
Alt Death[3] 20 Nov 1858 Los Angeles, California, United States
Burial[3][4] 22 Nov 1858 Los Angeles, California, United StatesCalvary Cemetery
Reference Number[2] Q16066205?
Death[1][2] 28 Nov 1858
Alt Burial[4] 1923 Yorba Linda, Orange, California, United StatesYorba Cemetery Family Plot


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Bernardo Yorba (August 20, 1800 – November 28, 1858), was a Californio (a native of Spanish/Mexican California), son of Spanish soldier José Antonio Yorba. Bernardo became one of the most successful ranchers in Alta California, with thousands of cattle and horses grazing on land grants totaling more than 35,000 acres (8 square Spanish leagues). Bernado Yorba built a large adobe hacienda, Hacienda de San Antonio near the present day city of Yorba Linda which is named in honor of Bernardo.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bernardo Yorba, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Bernardo Yorba (Q16066205? ), in Wikidata,, Retrieved 23 Mar 2017.

    Bernardo Yorba was a Californio (Spanish/Mexican California) rancher and son of a Spanish soldier.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Bernardo (Fernando) Antonio Yorba, in Rootsweb: California Cousins Family Tree, Person ID #12768, 21 Feb 2004.

    Name: Bernardo (Fernando) Antonio YORBA
    Sex: M
    Birth: 20 AUG 1801 in San Diego, Alta California
    Death: 20 NOV 1858 in Los Angeles, California
    Baptism: 24 AUG 1801 Mission San Diego, California
    Burial: 22 NOV 1858 Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

    The California Missions records, Los Angeles County records, Marie Northrops- "Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850, Vol I & II, plus many other library resources were used in collecting this data.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Bernardo Antonio Yorba, in FindAGrave: Yorba Cemetery, Yorba Linda, Orange County, California, Memorial# 7420123, May 06, 2003.

    Birth: Aug. 24, 1801, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
    Death: Oct. 21, 1858, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA
    Burial: Yorba Cemetery, Yorba Linda, Orange County, California, USA
    Plot: Family

    Early California land grant pioneer. Born Bernardo Antonio Yorba y Grijalva, he was baptized at the San Diego Presidio Chapel August 24, 1801 (Presidio/Mission San Diego Baptism No. 03068). He was the son of José Antonio Yorba and María Josefa Grijalva. He received his own grant in 1834 encompassing 13,328 acres which today is the location of the historic city of Yorba Linda, the birth and burial place of President Richard Nixon. He is remembered most for constructing a huge adobe hacienda in nearby Santa Ana Canyon. He named his land grant "Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana" and his new residence "San Antonio" after his favorite saint. The spacious two story adobe had over 100 rooms with the rancho having hundreds of employees to tend the vineyards, crops and cattle fed by water from the Santa Ana River marking the first large irrigation system in California. Bernardo liked young women. His first wife 16 year old Maria in five years between marriage and death gave birth to one son and three daughters. He next married fifteen year old Felipa who died giving birth to her twelfth child. His third wife he married by proxy and had a friend travel to Los Angeles on his behalf to take the marriage vows at the historic Plaza Church. Andrea was 29 years younger than her new husband but she bore him four sons. At the age of 57, Don Bernardo Yorba died leaving behind a large and prosperous rancho and twenty children. He was interred in the old Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles. He left the land for a cemetery, the Yorba Cemetery, in his will but it was not ready for a burial until 1862. He and 9 of his family members remained at Calvary until 1923 when they were all moved and reinterred at Yorba cemetery. His second wife, Felipa Dominguez, was one of those moved. His last wife, Andrea Avila, remarried and she is buried along with her second husband in an unmarked grave at the Yorba cemetery.