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Jess Crettol
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Birth: May 5, 1883, Switzerland
Death: Dec. 15, 1958

Jess Crettol studied for the priesthood in Spain where he learned the art of making adobe bricks. He eventually left Spain and arrived in Bakersfield, California where he married Blanche.

In 1934, Father Wand, pastor at Mission San Miguel, invited Jess Crettol and his family to come help restore the mission. Jess Crettol and his sons originally planned to do only a partial restoration; they later decided to do a complete job on the foundations of the old quadrangle. When they started the job, the mission had almost been reduced to rubble. They made adobe bricks and restored the quadrangle first. Jess built the rock and masonry bell tower adjacent to the mission cemetery; previously the huge bell had been mounted on a short wooden tower.

The Crettols are also credited with aiding the rebuilding of the Estrella Adobe Church, as well as Mission San Antonio.
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  Blanche E Crettol (1879 - 1958)
  Jesse Crettol (1913 - 1989)*
  Joseph George Crettol (1925 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Mission San Miguel
San Miguel
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Created by: Megan
Record added: Feb 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65886297
Jess Crettol
Added by: Scott DuJardin
Jess Crettol
Added by: Megan
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