short page that discussed the little bit of info that I had --at the
time-- on my
family tree has taken on a life of its own. But,
then again, genealogy is like that.
far, the biggest surprise is that I am a member of a very
large family -- the Pepins -- who have been in North America
since the early 1600s. Heady stuff considering
that when I started this genealogical quest in 1970, I was working under
the mistaken assumption that we were the only Peppans in the
whole wide world. I was wrong -- and glad that I
was. With breakthroughs on some of my other
lines, too, I've been having a delightful time getting to
know all my new cousins. It fact, it's gotten a bit tough keeping up
with everyone. If you've written me before, do it again, give me a
gentle nudge. See, I got distracted; go down to the
Arts and Entertainment section near the bottom--or click
>here< to find out why.
is your first visit -- Welcome. I hope you enjoy
your visit here and return from time to time to check on my
For everyone, if you find a link that doesn't work, please let me know.
Something as simple as "Hey, on that page about So-and-so, you got a bad
link to [fill in the blank]" will work for me.
for the site directory directory, so you can decide where to go from
Enjoy your visit.
What I Started With: Events and information that
led to the results on this site.
PEPPAN & PEPIN
Me and my
two brothers, The
children of Jack Louis "Peppy"
Peppan and his wife Joan.
Daddy's sister Shirley Rose
Toots-- and her 6 kids,Toots'
The parents of Peppy,
Toots and their brother Bud, Don L. PEPPAN and
Catherine Marie STUCKEY.
Don's parents, Simon PEPIN and Emma Sarah HOUSTON.
Grampa Don and his siblings, Simon and Emma's
Simon's parents, HBC
PEPIN aka Maillé aka Magice aka May and Isabelle, a Kwantlen woman.
The family of Emma Sarah Houston
(aka Emma Huston aka Mrs. Simeon Peppin,
Mrs. Seymour Peppin, Mrs. Frank McFarland):
information on EMMA'S:
PARENTS, Scottish black smith
Alfred John HOUSTON
First Nation's Woman Sophia GIORDAN
BIG BROTHER, Fred A. HOUSTON
LITTLE BROTHER and SISTER-IN-LAW,
Rosalie Christina BARTLEMAN
ROSALIE'S PARENTS, HBC blacksmith
Peter BARTLEMAN, from Scotland,
Nations woman Mary "Fanny" TSIKUACH
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The maternal lines of
Louise Schaffer, wife of William Stuckey: The
Millers and Hildebrands:
Jacob MILLER & Rachel HILDEBRAND
MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, Robert Hildebrand
This Miller family
has been a tough one to trace, but family stories suggest
more Native American that Robert Hildebrand may or may
not have contributed.
Example: Mable's mother, Mary Louise
Schaffer née Miller, was buried on a
reservation in the Dakota Territory in 1888 -- which did not
happen unless one had at least one blood relative living on the
reservation in question.
The Treaty of
Okmulgee: Full text of the 14 Feb
1833 Fort Gibson Oklahoma
Treaty that Robert Hildebrand is said to have
refused to sign.
After reading it, I
gotta say that, if the family stories are true, I can understand why he
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(Hi, Mom!) Besides being a great mom and an adoptee born
September 1932, she is a very talented woman. Among
her many talents she does one wicked Charleston.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: George
Washington PENNINGTON and Ina Louise HOLVERSON
line originated in England, and is a very old family. The Challenge has been finding
the correct John PENNINGTON and Susan OSBORN to whom he
was born in 1862 Missouri (their names are listed in my baby book). I have, thus far, found two couples with these
Ina's paternal line,
came from Norway. Her maternal line is from England, her maternal great aunt
George and Ina married
17 January 1883 in Bruneau Valley, Owyhee, Idaho, and had 7 children, settling at last on a berry ranch in
Puyallup, Washington, USA.
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Teal, and Hibdon: Occasionally,
I'll run into a researcher with whom I feel a kinship,
and Mike Hardester is one of those
researchers. Check out his Gooch, Teal, and
got to be to PEPPAN is a discussion of the assorted
spellings and aliases and/or dit names associated with
the surname PEPIN.
first PEPIN familes in North America:
A page that could be called "Pepin
that discusses, among other things, the assorted PEPIN variations,
plus links to other PEPIN websites
Says: "The Tanguay" is a 7 volume compilation of baptism and burial
records from the first and early churches of Québec. They are
mostly for the early settlers, but there are at least two sub-lists,
one for the English and one for the local Native peoples. Why
did they do it that way . . . ? Don't know -- yet.
Monster Data Base: The family lines of Guillaume, Antoine,
and Robert Pépin and their assorted siblings. lines with collateral family info according to Tanguay.
Pepin Crests & coat-of-arms
from Mons, France, & Normandy:
Graphics of crests and
coats-of-arms held by Pepins in the past.
Scrapbook: An assortment of family faces.
Queries: Pepin researchers looking for
Pictures: Photographs from the Peppan/Stuckey line
Funny Stuff: What we think is funny.
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Someone --no doubt a Canadian French family
historian-- once said, "Go
back six generations and you're related to
everybody." I've been compiling a
database of all the families connected to Robert Pépin
and Marie Crête, whether that connection is by blood or
by marriage. I still have a ways to go,
but so far, the implications are intriguing.
If you think your line
ties in with Robert and Marie, but can't find the connection in what's presented in these web pages, drop
me some e-mail at email@example.com
If you've already dropped me email, please do it again; the 70s were
WAY to good to me.
TO ROBERT PÉPIN
AND MARIE CRÊTE'S LINE
Acan PEPPAN & Minnie HOLDER
descendant of this line was my first contact with a
Peppan family unknown to me. Joshua is as
far back as Chuck has gotten. I think that Joshua may be from
Robert and Marie Pepin's line -- but only time will tell,
PEPIN dit LaCHANCE & Suzanne GOODRICH
the packet of info I received from the Hudson's Bay
Company, I originally had hoped this was my line, mostly
because there was so much info available for him.
Current research indicates that Pierre is a relative by marriage.
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All four of the following sets
of pages are stand alone web sites but came about because
they involve at least one member of my family, perhaps
more. And it was such cool stuff,
I had to share.
Children of Fort Langley:
Between 1827 and 1860, my great great
grandfather Etienne PEPIN
worked at Fort Langley, in British Columbia, Canada, as
an employee of the Hudson's
In my search for him, I found
information on the over 100 men who worked there between 1827
and 1894. I figured The Children of Fort Langley would be an excellent way
to share that extra information.
being joined by other employee descendants, we've not
only amassed some serious information on these men's
families, but we've found new cousins.
The Langley Story Illustrated:
This is the 1977 book by Donald E. Waite
that looks at the early history of both
Langley Township and Fort Langley. Don
graciously gave permission to put it here for the purpose
of correcting and/or adding information Don gathered in the early
recognizes that there
are inaccuracies in the original and is looking for corrections, new
stories, different points of view on old stories, adding to existing
stories . . . more pictures . . .
Lots of pictures.
Can you help?
Check it out.
wonder how historically dressed interpretive guides know
how to dress? Where do the historic re-enactors get their
clothes? Interested in getting into historic reenactment?
101 will point you in the right direction.
It is a
graphics heavy page, so while it's loading go walk the dog--
Okay, it doesn't
take that long but if you're on dial-up, you probably
have time to nip in to the kitchen for a quick snack.
Lexicon of the Chinook Jargon
Klahowya kopa Chinook
Welcome to the Chinook Jargon
Electronic Information Superhighway
Ikt Chinook Wawabook
(A Chinook Phrasebook and Glossary)
or Wawapepah kopa Chinook?
or Chinook, Ikt
or Chinook WawaPepah?
Nawitka, Mitlite Konaway
(Indeed, it's all of these.....)
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The 5th Annual Queen City Mudrun
Back in the 1940s and 50s, Daddy raced motorcycles with Seattle's Queen City
Club. His motorcycle of choice was a big
blue Harley Davidson, and next to hill climbing, his
favorite event was The Mud Run on the family owned track (the other events he participated in were
flat track, cinder track, and ice racing). The
reproduced article here is Daddy's 15 minutes of fame.
all you old motorcycle enthusiasts, I have finally put my father's
racing photo album online.
Little Peppy's Racing
shows the many faces of motorcycle racing in the Pacific Northwest in
the 40s and 50s.
Ladles and Jellyspoons
the poem and some original art work by Lisa.
I got an e-mail a while back asking if I knew of a poem
with the above 3 words in it. I didn't -- the first
place I heard them was in a comedy routine, but I asked around, found it, and put it here. Though originally, I didn't
know who wrote it, thanks to you, O Faithful Readers, I now have a
short history of this poem.
The art work with it is
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Of Things Creative
.. deals with
Lisa's writing as well as others associated with FIDOnet's WRITING and
BARDROOM. Lisa is known on Bardroom as the grey shadowcat, hider
in shadows, digger in sand.
A short story written by Lisa M
Peppan in the early 90s that tied for 1st place in a
writing contest on a Seattle area BBS writing "list".
The contest had two rules: 1) it had to start with the line, "It was a dark
and stormy night"; 2) it had to be under 1500 words.
After removing the
first line, it was
published in the Oct 1999 issue
of the e-zine Teaparty.
graphics that appear here are of my own invention.
Back in the days of Tandy 1000 and 286s,
when a fast modem moved data at 1200 bps, when some screens were
green on black, when the Internet was One of Those Things not expected
to last, there
the time it took to download mail packets other activities
were planned around downloading the daily mail packets --house work,
lawn mowing. Considerate posts were short and sweet,
with short little line at the end that reflected either the
poster or the tone of the message. To make one of these
short little lines --whether they were insightful, inspirational, insulting, or bawdy-- into a single, comprehensible, 57 character sentence, was a challenge taken up by many, resulting in a proliferation of
one-liners were called Taglines, and
Taglines, Dear Reader, are the ancestor of the Sig Line.
North End Taxi
Reunion, Labor Day 1993 Pictures
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