Captain John A. Sutter, Jr.
Though his father built the fort and established
an empire called New Helvetia, to his son goes the
credit for founding and planning the city he would
name after the river on whose banks it would rise:
Sacramento. Captain John A. Sutter Jr. was born in
1826 and died in Acapulco, Mexico in 1897. He
served as American Consul for 24 years. Captain
Sutter was re-interred in the Sacramento City
Cemetery in 1964 with the consent of his daughter, Anna Sutter Young,
was born in Acapulco September 18, 1888 and died
in San Francisco on January 24, 1970.