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Surname: Grazhoffer Given Name: Juan Bautista Sex: M
Place of Birth: Bleiburg, Carinthia, Austria Date of Birth: 06/05/1690 Order: Jesuit
Place of Death: Guevavi, Sonora, Mexico Date of Death: 05/26/1733 Cause of Death: Possibly poisoned by the natives
Race or Tribe: Austrico Residence: Guevavi Title: Misionero (IHS)
Place of Service: Guevavi; Suamca Burial Place: *Guevavi-in the church Translation: (German, Austrian)
Notes: Tall with brown hair and a pock marked face. He was admitted to the Society of Jesus on 27 October 1710 and professed his final vows at Commotau, Bohemia on 2 February 1728. He left there for Genoa on 12 May 1729. He sailed with a mission of 26 Jesuits for the New World on the ship "La Potencia, alias El Blandón." They arrived in Havana on 2 February 1731 and crossed to Vera Cruz in April, traveling by mule to Mexico City. In mid-June, Grazhoffer set out for the Pimería Alta in the company of Segesser, a Swiss who went to Bac, and Keller, a Moravian who went to Suamca. Grazhoffer was stationed at Guevavi in the spring of 1732, and began building a small physical plant. In mid-summer the Fathers went to San Ignacio to celebrate the feast day of Loyola on July 31. After eight days they returned to their stations. In May of the following year, Father Segesser rode to Guevavi and found Father Grazhoffer sick and dying. Grazhoffer died in Segesser's arms on 26 May 1733.

 
Event Relationship [5 Records]

Event ID: 619 Relationship: Priest Event Date: 11/07/1732 View Document A  
 
Event ID: 1963 Relationship: Priest Event Date: 12/08/1732 View Document A  
 
Event ID: 1964 Relationship: Priest Event Date: 12/08/1732 View Document A  
 
Event ID: 1969 Relationship: Priest Event Date: 11/07/1732 View Document A  
 
Event ID: 1970 Relationship: Priest Event Date: 11/08/1732 View Document A  
 
 
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