Passengers, Seaports, Captains
February 28, 1852
From Nantes, France
The ship Alphonse N. Cezard sailed from Nantes, France in 123 days with 169 passengers. No first names are on the list.
The May 18, 1853 Sacramento Daily Union reports "The French ship Alphone Nicholas Cezard arrived at San Francisco on Sunday, with 232 passengers from Havre. Of these 50 are females, of whom 25 are Mademoiselles. The passengers are of every conceivable trade and profession.
Merchandise to V. Marziou & Co. 43 cases of peas, 167 cases sardines, 223 barrels of brandy, 100 barrels of wine, 52 cases of butter, 200 cases cheese, 182,160 bricks and a case of unspecified merchandise.
May 30, 1853, Daily Alta California: HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNE -- 200 baskets genuine Heidsieck & Co. champagne, now landing ex French ship Alphone Nicholas Cezard, from Havre. For sale by LOUD & HOSMER, 81 Front Street.
March 5, 1852, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
FOREIGN EMIGRATION. The character of the immigration daily pouring onto our shores is a subject in which every good citizen feels a deep and intense interest. To those who are permanently settled here, and who have families, the moral worth of foreign arrivals commands more attention than a passing thought. The prosperity of our State, the peace and comfort of our citizens, and the happiness of society generally, are in a great measure affected by those who come from foreign climes to seek their fortunes in this country.
A few days since the ship Alphonse Cezard arrived at this port from Havre, bringing an addition of one hundred and sixty to our already large number of French inhabitants. It was feared by many of our citizens that many of the passengers were convicts who were shipped to rid their native country of their presence. We are happy to state that after a rigid and scrutinizing inquiry, the result has been most satisfactory. The Editor of the French Department of the Evening Picayune publishes a list of the passengers, with their different trades, professions, and occupations. In the list we notice learned professors of the different sciences, mechanics, and laborers of all trades and callings. The passengers come here under the immediate superintendence of gentlemen well known for their moral worth, and highly recommended to the favorable consideration of their brethren in California. Such an accession to our population is at all times desirable, and is more particularly a source of gratification to those whose interests are blended with the prosperity of our young State. The French citizens are noted for their enterprise, industry, and patriotism, have been our earliest and warmest friends, and deserve a friendly and cordial reception upon arriving on our shores.
A Singular Request. A Frenchman not intimately acquainted with the laws and institution of our country, came to the City Marshal's office, and stating that he had got into a slight difficulty with some one, asked that he might have a written official permit to go over to the Presidio, and settle the matter with small swords. The Marshal stated that he coald not exactly comply with his demand, and explained the penalities affixed by law to such acts. The Frenchman raised his eye-glass, took a long stare at the official, and then left the room in utter disgust to think that republican governments should so restrict their subjects.
(Full list not printed in newspapers)
Bertin, J. J.
Betoso, F. (Beioso )
Beudet, F. (Rasmussen questions Baudet or Boudet)
Bofrod, J. E. (Letters missing beetween "o" and "f")
Bourdeau, S. V.
Calmantran, F. L.
Chaumont, J. B.
Colarde, D. (Letter missing between "o" and "l")
Cosnat, C. C.
Dayaert, P. L.
October 24, 1853
Fournier, J. S.
Iron, J. B.
Jonchont, C. (Jenchont )
Jourdan, . P.
Laquenec, P. (Letters missing after "L" and between "e" and "n")
Lulet, E. (Spelling unclear)
Marcele, I. P.
Montabru, J. B. (Montebru )
Motey, J. P.
Muller, J .J.
Oufresnoy, A. S.
Perrin, J. C.
Pio, N. (Letters missing between "P" and "i" and "i" and "o")
Racine, J. B.
Sermet-Piu, J. (Rasmussen questions Sermet-Pru)
Voln, J. G. (Letters missing between "l" and "n" and after "n")
April 3, 1852, Daily Alta California: The Ship Alphonse N. Cezard (Fr), Lebozec, Batavia; Marziou & Co. cleared the port of San Francisco.