De La Ossa Family Photographs

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Vincente De La Ossa
This is a collection of photographs donated by the De La Ossa family.

This image, taken from a portrait, is the patriarch, Vicente de la Ossa, who built the adobe that later became Los Encinos State Historic Park.

Jose Vicente de los Reyes de la Ossa was baptized on January 6th 1808, born to a military family at the Presidio of San Diego. In 1842 he received the grant Rancho Providencia (Burbank). Vicente and Rita de la Ossa owned Los Encinos from 1849 until 1862. According to land case records, de la Ossa had "looked out" for the Native Americans who owned Encino prior to him in exchange for the right to purchase the rancho from them.

He married Rita Guillen in 1832

His children were
Rita (born 1833)
Antonio (born 1935)
Fabricio (born 1840)
Constancia (born 1842)
Vicente (born 1843)
Pablo (born 1845)
Clothilde (born 1849)
David (birth date unknown)
Leonora (birth date unknown)
Maclovia (birth date unknown)
Carlos II (born 1859)
Florestina (born 1862)