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Our Family History and Genealogy



HALLIDAY - A Brief History

How the Terrils Came to Washington 1909
(under construction)


Walter Butzen--a Thousand Years of Family History

Jacob Hommerding Biography

The Hommerdings
--The Family's History in Germany and the USA

August Kemmerich Biography

The August Kemmerich Homestead Today--Rasar St. Park, Birdsview

Kemmerich-Urbain Correspondence 1903-1932
--Letters written by August & Barbara Kemmerich, their daughters, and Maria Anna Hommerding in Birdsview, WA and Mt. Angel, OR to Anna Urbain in Chicago, IL


Von Pressentin - Taylor

Karl von Pressentin Biography

Karl v.Pressentin -"Cascade Pass Adventure 1877"

Charles ("Chuck") Pressentin's WW II Letters

Von Pressentin Ancestors in Germany

Von Pressentin - 2010 Newsletter


Upper Skagit Valley, WA Scenes - 2002


Barbara and Karen found our "roots"


Two other excellent websites for Skagit Valley history are:

The Skagit Journal, edited by Noel Bourasaw.
Noel is a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley and his website encompasses the entire Skagit Valley area.

Dan Royal's Stump Ranch. Dan is a descendant of the Boyd family--early pioneers in Birdsview.
Dan lives in Birdsview and is concentrating on the historical heritage of this section of the upper Skagit Valley.

Unless otherwise noted, text and photos are the property of Glenn and Barbara Halliday, 2013