Thursday, January 14, 2010


Welcome to Pioneers on the Waterways of the Pacific Northwest! This site is dedicated to George D. Messegee and James M. Frazer, my fourth and fifth great grandfathers. James M. Frazer’s daughter, Catherine Jane, married the Greek immigrant George D. Messegee on 16 January 1878 in Seattle, King Co., Washington. Both families settled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the 1860s, spreading out across Portland, Oregon up to Seattle, Washington. They participated in the growth of the Northwest, playing a significant part in its history and founding, and most prominently its maritime history. On this blog you will find updated research on the tracing of this family, as well as general information, history, and exciting finds. Happy Researching!