Mission San Jose was fourteenth of the 21 Spanish Missions in California and was founded on June 11,1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen. Mission San Jose is not in San Jose but 13 miles north in Fremont,Ca. The site of which Mission San Jose is in was part of a natural highway between the Livermore Valley and the San Joaquin Valley.
Despite what has been written in many books the mission is not Mission San Jose de Guadalupe, when the mission was founded it was named La Mission del Gloriosisimo Patriarch San Jose in honor of St. Joseph. The connection between the city of San Jose and the Mission San Jose is that they were both named for St. Joseph:
The Mission has one of better old cemeteries:
|Inside the church is the burial site of Don Roberto Livermore who the city of Livermore is named for|