The town of Castroville was established in 1863 by the children of the Simeon de Castro and Maria Antonia Pico de Castro. Simeon and Maria, owners of Californians Spanish land grant, the ranches Balsa Nueva and Moro Cojo. Simeon passed away in 1842, and Maria continued to raise their eight children. The eldest child was Juan, he may have been eight years old.
Juan Bautista Castro County Treasurer of Monterey