Priest in the diocese of Saint-Dié, France. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the anti–Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.
- 16 August 1794 aboard the prison ship Washington, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France of infections brought on by untreated open sores
- “Blessed Jean-Baptiste Menestrel“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 July 2016. Web. 28 March 2017. <>