Father Fermin Francisco
- Father Fermin founded the Mission of San Jose on June 11, 1797.
- Father Fermin was born on June 7, 1736 at Vitoria in Cantabria, Spain.
- He became a Franciscan priest in 1752 and volunteered for the American missions in 1758.
- He had ruddy skin, a pockmarked face, dark eyes and dark curly hair.
- On June 1775, he moved to Monterey but was unhappy in California.