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John Sutter

Born: Feb 15, 1803

Death: Jun 18, 1880

Birthplace: Switzerland

Nationality: United States

John Sutter

Date of Birth : Feb 15, 1803
Date of Death : Jun 18, 1880
Birth Place : Switzerland

Johann Augustus Sutter was a German-born Swiss pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush by the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall and the mill making team at Sutter's Mill, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would eventually become Sacramento, the state's capital. Although famous throughout California for his association with the Gold Rush, Sutter saw his business ventures fail while those of his elder son, John Augustus Sutter, Jr., were more successful.

Also known as

  • John Augustus Sutter


  • John Augustus Sutter, Jr.
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