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Edward V. Pressentin, Part 2

(Great Northern rail yards)
The town of Rockport grew around the Great Northern rail yards when the company made that point its eastern terminus in Skagit County in 1900. A.V. Pressentin and family and their businesses were the nucleus of the new community.

Brief history of von Pressentin brothers,
profile of A.V. Pressentin,
early Rockport, family anniversaries & obituaries

Brief background on the von Pressentin forebears
including A.V. Pressentin, father of Ed V. Pressentin

Skagit River Journal research
      The von Pressentin family is, hands down, the best-documented pioneer family in the valley. The many members descend from a noble family in Germany that has records spanning eight centuries. We now have 14 stories posted on the website about the family and many more will follow. Although I certainly heard a lot about them when I grew up in the Utopia district, my learning curve soared when the family graciously invited me to their 2001 reunion upriver and on Samish Island. There I learned so much from two dozen descendants and especially these family sources: the mother-and-daughter team of Barbara and Karen Halliday, sisters Lea and Denise von Pressentin — all based in the Northwest, and Friedrich-Franz von Pressentin from Germany.
      The first informal record of the family dates to the year 1163, but Friedrich-Franz von Pressentin notes that the first official written record is dated 1270. Living in Germany, Friedrich-Franz is the current family historian and he and his predecessors have carefully compiled official records, correspondence between family members on both sides of the Atlantic, and stories from newspapers and books. Although we post published articles that sometimes conflict with those family archives, we annotate archival articles like the ones in this section, and we favor the family archives that point out factual errors in the public record. As with other family profiles, we transcribe the archival articles but we purposely avoid the trap that some writers fall into when they post an article verbatim, but do not double-check the record and annotate when necessary. Many myths have built up about the family and we hope that we can help sort out the wheat from the chaff, while also transcribing important historical articles.
      The family's recorded origins are in the village of Prestin, which is north of Berlin in what was designated East Germany after World War II. They congregate for regular reunions both in the U.S. and at the family chapel in Prestin, which dates from 1679 and has been lovingly restored by the family association. That chapel replaced a more humble structure that was erected in the 13th century.
      Bernhard II Friedrich von Pressentin (1814-1893) headed the branch of the family that our Skagit pioneers descend from. He was for some time a forester and game manager for estates in what is now Poland and Russia. After his marriage to Emilie Braun (also spelled Emily Brown in some accounts) the couple lived in the village of Holtkewiese, near Baldenburg, Pomerania (now part of Poland). They had twelve children together, although several died in childhood. After a series of financial setbacks in the 1860s they moved to Berlin in the early 1870s before emigrating to the U.S. in 1873. Their second-born, Karl Julius Otto von Pressentin (1849-1924), name eventually Americanized to Charles), emigrated first, sailing from Hamburg on the ship Leibig in May 1868, coming through Quebec and arriving in Wisconsin. He wound up in 1869 in Manistee, Michigan, a logging town about halfway up the western side of the Michigan Peninsula on the shore of Lake Michigan.
      The parents and five remaining children, including four boys, followed in February 1873, settling briefly at Wheeling, West Virginia, on the Ohio border, and then moving a year later to Sardis, Ohio, a tiny town on the west shore of the Ohio River, fifty miles to the south. The only other surviving child, Agnes, the fourth born, stayed behind in Germany, and communicated often with the family for the rest of her life. The parents lived in Sardis until the father's death in 1893 and the mother's death in 1908. All five boys eventually moved to the Pacific Northwest, four to Washington Territory, and the eldest child, Kurt Gottlieb, moved to Kalispell, Montana. The daughter, Margarethe, stayed with her parents in Sardis.

A.V. Pressentin's family
(A.V. and wife)
A.V. and Christine Pressentin

      Karl once again was the advance scout as most of the family moved to the Pacific Northwest. He traveled West with his younger brother Bernhard in 1877 and established a homestead on the south shore of the Skagit River near fellow-German Birdsey Minkler, who built a sawmill in the same area just months before. Bernhard settled on the north bank of the river. The father of the subject of this section was another younger brother, Adalbert Paul Friedrich von Pressentin (1858-1922) — seventh of the 12 children, who moved from Michigan to the Skagit in the fall of 1886. Just barely 14 when his parents emigrated, he recalled in a 1906 interview that, soon after the family emigrated, he was sent to Richmond, Virginia, and studied for three years at the St. James school. Education was a hallmark of this family on both sides of the Atlantic, as we see in the lives of his father, his brother Karl and many others. After he completed school, he joined brother Karl in Manistee, where he worked in various sawmills, then he spent a year in Alabama and returned to Muskegon, Michigan, in 1883.
      Like some other descendants, Adalbert soft-pedaled the aristocratic-sounding "von" in the family name as an adult and went by the initials, A.V., also called Albert in some stories. Back in Michigan, he married Auguste (Christine) Kohler, in Muskegon on June 13, 1884, and they had a daughter together before the family moved permanently.
      When A.V. moved here, he bought his brother Bernhard's farm on the north side of the river. He moved back and forth from Hamilton to Sauk City to Rockport and the years of the moves vary by the source, including memories of Ed, but we generally use the family records for this article's timeline. In 1888, he sold the farm and bought property five miles to the west, soon selling that and buying property two miles east of the village of Hamilton. Their third child, Eduard (Edward in official records) Wilhelm, who always went by Ed as an adult, was born May 12, 1889, while the family lived on that farm.
      Sometime in 1890-91, A.V. moved his young family to Sauk City, at the confluence of the Skagit River and Sauk, which rose to the south of the Skagit. A major boom was in full flower at the mining district of Monte Cristo, down south in the Cascades range in Snohomish County. Sauk City is where sternwheelers and canoes delivered supplies and machinery for those mines. A.V. built the first hotel and a general store in the fast-growing town. In 1892, just before the nationwide Depression shut down capital investment in the Northwest, A.V. had the foresight to lease out his businesses and move to the little village on the north shore of the Skagit that was then forming at the spot where Great Northern Railway planned the terminus of its east-west rail line. At first, he had a farm outside of town, right next to the river. You can read at this Journal site about how A.V.'s nephew Otto Pressentin rescued Christine during the 1897 flood while A.V. was downriver. After the flood, A.V. moved the family upslope away from the floodplain. Back in old Sauk City, A.V.'s hotel and store burned in 1894 and three years after that, nearly the entire town there was swept away in the disastrous flood of 1897.
      When GN began construction, the village became Rockport. A.V. initially made his living from his farm, but soon after the railroad set up their depot and yards, he erected a huge hotel on the hill above in May 1901. He invested $4,500, a very large sum in those days, on the finest hotel of the upper Skagit River, with 21 rooms and hot and cold running water. The hotel was an instant success and he soon added a dining room and saloon. The family ran those businesses for about seven years. In 1907 he traveled east and one buyer actually showed promise at management, so A.V. sold his properties for a profit in 1908 and moved to a farm in Ferndale . His son Ed, meanwhile, was hired by Morse Hardware, a thriving company in Bellingham. A.V. moved the remainder of his family the last time to Seattle in 1914, where he died on Nov. 15, 1922, at age 65. Also in 1914, Edward married Elisabeth "Bessie" Martin, the daughter of another longtime pioneer family. In 1916 they moved back to Rockport, where Ed's older brother, William, also lived. Ed established a general store, replacing his father's business, which had burned in the interim, and he eventually became postmaster of the town, serving for 36 years. Ed and Bessie remained in Rockport for the rest of their lives until Ed took ill and died on June 1, 1971, at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. You can learn many more details of the family in the collection of newspaper and book accounts that we feature in this Part Two of the Ed V. Pressentin story

(Rockport Hotel)
      This was A.V. Pressentin's Rockport Hotel, which he opened on the hill above the Great Northern rail yards in 1901. It stood about where a tavern stands today. We hope that a reader can supply scans or copies of more photos from different times in Rockport, back to 1900, and we hope that a descendant of Leonard Graves, the original homesteader, will contact us.

      At Rockport, A.V. initially made his living from his farm, but soon after the railroad set up their depot and yards, he erected a huge hotel on the hill above in May 1901. He invested nearly $5,000, a very large sum in those days, on the finest hotel of the upper Skagit River, with 21 rooms and hot and cold running water. The hotel was an instant success and he soon added a dining room and saloon. Author Will D. "Bob" Jenkins recalled that the woman who ran the dining room was Matey (or Mattie) Rose. The family ran those businesses for eight years, when A.V. sold his properties for a profit and moved to a farm in Ferndale in 1908. Meanwhile, his son Ed went to work for Morse Hardware, a thriving company in Bellingham. A.V. moved the remainder of his family the last time to Seattle in 1914, where he died on Nov. 15, 1922, at age 65.
      Also in 1914, Edward married Elisabeth "Bessie" Martin, the daughter of another longtime pioneer family. In 1916 they moved back to Rockport, where Ed's older brother, William, also lived. Paul "Polly" Pressentin established a general store at Rockport, replacing A.V.'s early business, which had burned in the interim. At some undetermined time, Ed had completed studies at a business college, and his cousin Paul chose Ed to run the new store for him. Ed eventually became postmaster of the town, serving for 36 years. Ed and Bessie remained in Rockport for the rest of their lives until Ed took ill and died on June 1, 1971, at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. You can learn many more details of the family in the collection of newspaper and book accounts that we feature in this Part Two of the Ed V. Pressentin story and Part One.

Adalbert "Albert" von Pressentin
Illustrated History of Skagit & Snohomish counties, 1906, pages 816-17
      Albert von Pressentin, hotel proprietor and store keeper at Rockport, is one of the men who were pioneers in the upper Skagit and who have seen the country fill up with settlers and develop into its now attractive and bustling condition. He was born in Germany, June 13, 1858, the son of Bernard von Pressentin, a civil engineer of repute in the old country, one of the constructors of the water works at Calcutta, India, who came to the United States in 1870 [actually 1873] and settled in Ohio, conducting a general merchandise store until his death in 1892. [Ed. note: family records show no record of the India event, nor any evidence of Bernhard being a civil engineer.]
      Mrs. von Pressentin, also a native of Germany, was in maiden life, Miss Amelia Brown. She received her education in a seminary and, after completing it, remained at home until her marriage. She is still living in Ohio, nearly eighty years of age, the mother of six children: Court [Kurt], Charles, Bernard [Bernhard], Otto, Albert and Agnes, the last named being still in Germany.
      Albert von Pressentin lived with his parents until twelve years of age, then went to Richmond, Virginia, where he took a three-year general course of study in the St. James school. He then went to Manistee, Michigan, and worked in a saw mill and as log scaler until 1878, when he removed to Muskegon and took charge of a sawmill for four years. Mr. von Pressentin spent the year 1882 in Gadsden, Alabama, where he had charge of a mill, returning then to Michigan. In 1884 he came to Skagit county and located at Hamilton, remaining there and at Birdsview for four years, thereupon going to Sank, where he conducted a general merchandise business for five years. He has been at Rockport for the past twelve years in the hotel and mercantile business.
      During his life up the river, Mr. von Pressentin has made and lost much money. He burned out at Sank and estimates his losses at more than $10,000. His store there had been built of lumber taken up the river from Birdsview in canoes by Indians who charged roundly for their work. That was the first store at Sauk. His hotel at Rockport is a twenty-room building valued at $5,500 and his store is worth $5,000. Mr. von Pressentin estimates his annual business at about $25,000, the largest mercantile commodity being groceries. In addition to this property, he owns a large farm near Rockport and three hundred acres of fine timber land, considered very valuable.
      In 1884, at Muskegon, Michigan, Mr. von Pressentin married Miss Christina Koehler, daughter of Christian and Dora T. (Ceigler) Koehler [or Kohler], natives of Germany who came to the United States in 1852 and were pioneer farmers of the Peninsula State [the family record states that his mother-in-law was Barbara Ann (Arnold) Kohler]. Mrs. Koehler is still living there, the mother of six other children: August, Christian, Hunts, John, Frederick and Dora. Mrs. von Pressentin was born in Michigan, June 21, 1867, and lived with her parents, attending school, until her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. von Pressentin have six children: Agnes, William, Edward, Walter, Olga and Bert. In politics, Mr. von Pressentin is a Republican. At present he is serving as Justice of the Peace. In fraternal affiliation he is a member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Ancient Order of United Workmen: In spite of large losses Mr. von Pressentin has been very successful and he ranks among the leading and influential citizens of Rockport.

Pioneer merchant to visit the East
Rockport man sells hotel and will travel

A. von Pressentin intends to dispose of Skagit County Holdings
and to reside in Bellingham after long tour of Eastern cities

Bellingham Herald, Nov. 1, 19074
      A. von Pressentin, the veteran merchant and hotelkeeper of Skagit County, is in the city preparing for a long tour through the Eastern states, and making preliminary arrangements against the time when he will take up his permanent residence in Bellingham. He recently sold his fine hotel in Rockport to B. Ingerham, an experienced hotel man from the East, and will take a vacation of several months in the large cities of the Atlantic seaboard.
      Mr. von Pressentin, still inside his mercantile establishment and a home which he recently built at a cost of $2,000 in Rockport, but on his return from the East he intends to close out his holdings as nearly as possible and remove to Bellingham, where he will purchase property and live on the income of his holdings.
      He has been a trader, merchant and hotelkeeper in Skagit County for more than twenty years, and has probably sold as much merchandise as any other man in the Northwest. At about the time of the opening of the Monte Cristo mine, he sold over $200,000 worth of goods.
      Mr. von Pressentin says that the prosperity of Skagit County is on such a firm basis that it is not likely to be easily shaken. As he came through Mount Vernon yesterday, he was able to cash a check for $2,000, although reports from the cities were not at all favorable. He thinks that none of the banks of that county will feel the pressure of the present money crisis.
      [Journal Ed. note: just two years after this article appeared, Hugo Bauman bought the Rockport Hotel and spent more than two decades making it the finest such business on the upper Skagit River, benefiting from the terminus of the Great Northern rail line. You can read more about Bauman, the hotel and Rockport at this Journal website. We have no idea what happened to the announced interim buyers, B. Ingerham, from back East, or Johnson and Janson of Mount Vernon.

Fortieth Wedding Anniversary Marked By Gala Open House
Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, undated July 1954
(Ed and granchildren)
From the "Fortieth Anniversary" article below in the Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times. Original caption: Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Pressentin and their ten grandchildren gathered on the lawn of the family home during their recent reception: Left to right, back row, Mary Jeanne McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. Pressentin, the lastter holding their youngest grandchild, two-month-old Marcie Ann Pressentin; second row, Mark Edward Pressentin, Kathleen E. McCormick; and Dennis N., patrick Edward and Patricia Ann Pressentin; bottom row (shortest children), Christine Ann, Lea Louise and Denise Marie Pressentin.

      More than 200 friends, and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Ed V. Pressentin, lifelong residents of Skagit county, and children of the earliest upriver settlers, gathered at their home in Rock port to help them commemorate their fortieth wedding: anniversary Sunday, June 30, 1914.
      The open house, from 2 until 5 p.m., was a gala occasion, with the "Famous Bonds" from California, a two piece orchestra, singing and playing old favorite numbers and other entertainment by Mrs. C. Ciguni and daughter Mrs. Wendell McDaniels and Hurst Greggs of. Rockport and by Mrs. Norman Pressentin, daughter-in-law of the honorees and Martin Halleran, both of Seattle.
      Particularly attractive was the main reception table, centered with a large wedding cake decorated with red roses, and flanked by arrangements of roses and lighted tapers. Pouring during the afternoon were Mrs. Frank Pressentin of Marblemount, Mrs. Thomas Ryan of. Bellingham, Mrs. William Hudson of Seattle and Mrs. V. Powell of Hamilton, all sisters of Bessie Pressentin, and a friend, Mrs. O.S. Witham of Marblemount. Mrs. Judy Kaminski was in charge of .the guest book; Mrs. Jack Hudson, Mrs. Robert Swettenam and Mrs. Martin Pressentin the gifts, and the Misses Mary Jean McCormick, Patricia Ann Pressentin and Kathleen McCormick presided at the young people punch bowl. Norman E. Pressentin, son of the honorees, was .in charge of the large punch bowl.
      Mr. and Mrs. Ed V. Pressentin were married June 30, 1914, at the farm home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin, near Rockport on Illabot creek. The Martins homesteaded in 1889 and one of Mrs. Pressentin's [Elizabeth, hereafter Bessie] brothers, Fred Martin, still lives there. Mr. Pressentin, who has been postmaster at Rockport for the past 30 year, owner of the Rockport Mercantile, and with logging and mining interests in that area, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert von Pressentin who settled in the upriver area at Birdsview in 1878 [actually sometime after June 1884, when they were married back East]. In 1888 his [Ed's] parents moved to Sauk City where they operated a. general-merchandise store, providing all the supplies used by the, Monte Cristo Mining company, which was operating in the upper valley at that time. All store supplies were brought to Sauk by steamer, while many of the early settlers, including Bessie's father, H.A. Martin, came to Mount Vernon. by canoe, for their groceries, taking five or six days for the round trip sometimes.
      The Pressentins have lived in .their present home for the past 38 years. Spacious grounds, lawns,. shrubs and many flowers, including the rose garden and pool, the grove of trees at the back of the house and the outdoor living room and new little log playhouse built recently for the grandchildren, provided a lovely setting for the reception. Many friends and relatives came long distances to attend.
      Among these were Mrs. Harold Walker, a niece, from Portland, Oregon; Mr. and Mrs. William Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. Jack -Hudson and daughter Janet; Mr. and Mrs. John Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Halleran and daughter Patricia; Mr. and Mrs. William Halleran and grandson, Dr. and Mrs. C.R. Olds, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Moran, Mrs. Agnes Fountain, Miss Marie Pressentin, and children; all of Seattle. From Bellingham: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baylor, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Ryan, Miss: Esther Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur- Winters, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams and' Bernard Pressentin.
      Also Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Hoag and son Robert; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Stafford and daughter, Miss Nellie Natterlund; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Shrauger, Edward Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Hanson and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Welts of Mount Vernon, and others from other Skagit county communities and the entire upriver area.
      All of -the Pressentins' children and their families were present. They include: Martin Pressentin of Rockport,, Bruce of Bremerton, Norman of Seattle and a daughter, Mrs. E.J. McCormick of Seattle. Grandchildren are Mary Jean and Kath1een McCormick; Dennis, Patrick, Denise Marie, Patricia Ann, Marci Ann, Mark Edward, Christy and Lea Louise Pressentin, children of the three sons.

Golden Date To Be Marked In Rockport
Unknown newspaper, June 1964
(50th Anniversary)
Elisabeth "Bessie" and Ed Pressentin, 50th anniversary, 1964

      Mr. and Mrs. Edward V. Pressentin of Rockport will welcome guests at a reception honoring them on their golden wed ding anniversary next Sunday and to a nuptial high mass at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church.
      Hosts at the reception which will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Concrete High School will be sons Norman Pressentin and Bruce Pressentin of Seattle and Martin Pressentin of Rockport; a daughter, Mrs. Edward J. McCormick of Washington, D. C., and 13 grandchildren.
      The Pressentins have lived most of their lives in the Up per Skagit Valley. Their parents were pioneers who came from the East in the 1880s.
      Pressentin operated the Rockport General Mercantile Store 12 years and was Rockport postmaster 36 years. He was retired five years ago.

Edward V. Pressentin dies at 82,
lifetime resident of Rockport

Unknown, undated newspaper, June 1971
      Edward V. Pressentin, lifetime resident of the Upper Skagit Valley and son of an early-day pioneer family, died Tuesday morning, June 1, 1971, at United General Hospital.
      Mr. Pressentin was born May 12, 1889, in Birdsview. He operated a general merchandise store at Rockport from 1917 until his retirement in 1958 and served as postmaster for 35 years. He was also involved in the logging industry for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge.
      Requiem Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sedro Woolley with Father Jerome Dooley officiating. Rosary services will be said at 8 p.m. Friday at Lemley Chapel. Interment will follow at Sedro Woolley Cemetery.
      Mr. Pressentin is survived by his wife, Bessie, of Rockport; a daughter, Jean McCormick of Washington D.C.; three sons, Norman Pressentin of Seattle, Martin Pressentin of Rockport and Bruce Pressentin of Portland; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
      Two sisters, Agnes Fountain and Marie O. Pressentin, and a brother, Bert Pressentin of Rockport, also survive. The family suggests memorial donations to the C.C.D. Center of St. Catherine's Mission in Concrete.

Upper Skagit pioneer, Edward V. Pressentin
taken by death at 82

Unknown, undated newspaper, June 1971
      Edward V. Pressentin, 82, pioneer resident of the Upper Skagit, died Tuesday, June 1, 1971, at the United General Hospital. A son of one of the first settlers in the upriver area, Mr. Pressentin and his family contributed significantly to the development of the region, with numerous landmarks earned in their honor.
      Born May12, 1889, in Birdsview, Mr. Pressentin had lived in the upper Skagit Valley all of his life. He had served as postmaster at Rockport for 35 years and had also owned a general merchandise store in Rockport many years.
      He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Sedro-Woolley. Surviving are his widow, Bessie; three sons Norman, of Seattle; Martin, Rockport; and Bruce, Portland; one daughter, Mrs. Jean McCormick, Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Agnes Fountain and Marie Pressentin, both of Seattle; one brother, Bert, of Rockport; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Links, background reading and sources
      The von Pressentin is the most extensive family section we have on the website as of 2006. Out of roughly 500 story files, 14 are now about various members of this family and many more will follow, with cross-links between them. Here are some links we particularly suggest:

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