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Peppan/Pepin Family Tree

The Northwest Twig of the Pepin/Peppan Family Tree, The Children of Fort Langley, and The Langley Story Illustrated have moved to a new home at  

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True or False: The Geoduck is the Washington state bird.Gallopin' Gertie for president!The Site Directory

  What I Started With: Events and information that led to the results on this site.  
Daddy's Side of the Family

Me and my brothers: The children of Jack Louis "Peppy" Peppan and his wife Joan

Daddy's sister Shirley Rose aka Toots and her children: Toots' Children

The parents of Peppy, Toots and their brother Bud: Don L. PEPPAN & Catherine Marie STUCKEY

Don L.'s parents: Simon PEPIN & Emma Sarah HOUSTON

Grampa and his siblings: Simon & Emma's Children

Simon's parents: HBC blacksmith Etienne PEPIN & Isabelle, a Kwantlen woman


The family of Emma Sarah Houston, aka Emma Huston aka Mrs Frank McFarland, wife of Simon Pepin aka Simon Magice aka Simeon Peppin aka Seymour Peppan:

  • Emma's parents, Scottish blacksmith Alfred John HOUSTON & First Nation's Woman Sophia GIORDAN
  • Emma's brother and sister-in-law, William HOUSTON & Rosalie Christina BARTLEMAN
  • Emma's other brother Fred
  • Rosie's parents, HBC blacksmith Peter BARTLEMAN, from Scotland & First Nations woman Mary "Fanny" TSIKUACH

The family of Catherine Marie "Kit" Stuckey, wife of Donald L. Peppan:

  • Kit's parents, William STUCKEY & Mable SCHAFFER, and their families
  • Kit's maternal great grandparents, Jacob SCHAFFER & Nancy HANAWALT

The Stuckey Tree

The Schaffer Tree

The Stuckey Query page

  Other HOUSTONs

 Maybe-cousin Robert's Houstons of Greenok Scotland.  Robert's family has a story similar to the one mine tells about a shirt-tail relationship to THE General Sam, which is why I call Robert a "maybe-cousin"; he may be a cousin.  He's not gotten far on his family research but perhaps there's enough there to make a connection.

Warriors of the Clan Donald: In the Houston information shared by Robert there was a list of men with the surname Houston who died in the Vietnam war.  Its presentation here is meant as a memorial to those Houston men who made the ultimate sacrifice, serving their country.


The maternal lines of Mable Louise Schaffer, wife of William Stuckey: The Millers and Hildebrands:

  • Mable's parents, Jacob MILLER & Rachel HILDEBRAND
  • Mable's 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: Mable's mother was buried on a reservation in the Dakotas in 1888.

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 this, and then learning a bit more about what all went on then, I can understand why he didn't want to sign.

Mom's Side of the Family

My Mom (Hi, Mom!) Besides being a great mom and an adoptee born in 1932, she is a very talented woman.  Among her many talents, she does one wicked Charleston.

Mom's (adoptive) maternal grandparents: George Washington PENNINGTON & Ina Louise HOLVERSON. Though finding George's correct Pennington family has been challenging, I know it does originate in England, the problem has been finding the correct John Pennington and Susan Osborn to whom he was born.

Ina's Holverson family came from Norway, but her maternal great aunt was Florence Nightengale.

George and Ina married 17 Jan 1883 in Bruneau Valley, Owyhee, Idaho, and had seven children, settling at last on a berry ranch in Puyallup, Washington.

Research Related to the Five Civilized Tribes of the southeastern United States

  Gooch, 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 Hibdon lines  

Roar!Jump if you feelin' froggy -- I'm ready for ya!General Pepin Info

How PEPIN got to be to PEPPAN is a discussion of the assorted spellings and aliases and/or dit names associated with the surname PEPIN.

The first PEPIN familes in North America  

The 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.

The Scrapbook.  An assortment of family faces.

PEPIN Queries  Pepin researchers looking for connections

Specific to Robert Pépin and Marie Crête's line

  Etienne Pepin's Hudson's Bay Company biography, written by Jamie Morton, presented here with Jamie's permission.

Etienne's parents Marguerite PEPIN and Michel MAY Marguerite is the youngest daughter of Louise-Etienne Pepin and Jeanne Maclure, and was born, married, and buried in Yamaska, Québec.  Michel May is still pretty much a mystery.

Marguerite's parents Louis-Etienne Pepin and Jeanne Maclure

Louis-Etienne's parents Louis Pepin and Marie Madeleine dit Jolicouer dit Lachance.

Louis' parents Jean Pepin and Marguerite Moreau

Jean's parents, Robert Pepin and Marie Crete, with some info on Robert and Marie's parents.

Etienne's 1st cousin Etienne Pascal PEPIN and his wife Luce HEBERT  I thought Etienne-Pascal was Simon's dad for a short while.  I've since learned otherwise, but that's how I came to have the information I do about him and Luce.  Etienne-Pascal in the son of Louis Pepin and Agathe Roche dit LaLancette, and the grandson of Louis-Etienne Pepin and Jeanne Maclure.

Other PEPINs
Joshua Acan PEPPAN & Minnie HOLDER  A 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, now.   Pierre PEPIN dit LaCHANCE & Suzanne GOODRICH  In the packet of info I received from the Hudson's Bay Company, I orignally had hoped this was my line -- mostly because there was so much info avaliable for him.  Current research indicates that at the least, Pierre is a relative by-marriage.
  Someone 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 Pepin and Marie Crete, 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 you're line ties in with Robert and Marie, but you can't find your connection in what's presented in these web pages, drop me some e-mail at



  All three 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.  
The 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 Bay Company.

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.  Since 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.

  Period Clothing 101

Ever wonder how those re-enactors and historically dressed interpretive guides know how to dress?  Want to put together a period correct wardrobe?  Interested in getting into period reenactment?  Period Clothing 101 gets you pointed in the right direction.

  The Langley Story Illustrated:

This is the 1977 book by Donald E. Waite that looks at the early history of the Langley Township/Fort Langley area.  Don graciously gave permission to put it here for the purpose of correcting and/or adding information Don gathered in the early 1970s.

He's looking for new stories, different points of view on old stories . . . adding to existing stories.

Lots of pictures.

Can you help?  Check it out.

Arts and Entertainment

The 5th Annual Queen City Mudrun

In the 1940s and 50s, Daddy was a motorcycle racer with Seattle's Queen City Motorcycle Club.  His motorcycle of choice, a big blue Harley Davidson, and next to hillclimbing, his favorite event was The Mudrun.  The reproduced article here is Daddy's 15 minutes of fame.

Coming soon: an html version of his racing scrapbook.

  Ladles and Jellyspoons: the poem; and some original art work.

I got an e-mailed me a while back asking if I knew of a poem with those three words in it.  

I didn't -- the 1st place I heard them was in a comedy routine, but I asked around, found it, and put it here -- though I still don't know for sure who wrote it.

The art work with it is mine.

  The Twelve, a short story written by Lisa M Peppan and published in the Oct 1999 issue of the e-zine Teaparty.

It was the winner of a writing contest on local BBS.  The one rule was that it had to start with the line, "It was a dark and stormy night."  

I removed that first line for its publication in Teaparty. The graphics that appear here are mine.

Whachew tink de odds are dey know da geoduck's a molluck?            Dat's MOLLUSK and it's 'bout as de same as dem knowin' dat Gertie's a bridge.

Copyright 1999-2002 Lisa Peppan and Shadowcat Toy Box productions
updated 26 November 2002

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