Ancestry.com. Don Janssens, Life and Adventures [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data:
Library of Congress. California As I Saw It, First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900. Volume 172. [database online] Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2000. Ellison, William H. and Francis Price, ed. The Life and Adventures in California of Don Agustin Janssens, 1834-1856. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1953.
In 1825, Victor Janssens (1817-1894) and his French-Belgian family sailed to Mexico. Nine years later he joined the Padres expedition of colonists in California, where he was part of the colony at Sonoma. A rancher at Santa Fe for many years, he moved to Santa Barbara in 1856. The life and adventures of Don Agustin Janssens (1953) is based on a memoir that Janssens contributed to the archives of historian Hubert Howe Bancroft. It was not translated and published until nearly sixty years after his death. He describes the Revolution of 1836 and the personalities and allegiances of the local landholders and discusses the problems of Native American tribes. With secularization of the mission, Janssens becomes administrator of San Juan Capistrano; under the U.S. government, a judge.