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Woodinville pioneers came to life on Memorial Day

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Visitors to the Woodinville Cemetery on Monday, May 25 were able to honor their departed love ones and learn more about the pioneers of Woodinville.

JohannKochDAR member Terry Barker shared the story of the town blacksmith, Johann Koch. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn Fullmer)Scouts from Pack 421 and Troop 422 provided the opening flag ceremony. Following this, 14 actors in period clothing represented historical figures from early community families including the Woodins, Halvers, Ormbreks, Hinches and Teegardens. Also portrayed were Elmer W. Carlberg and John (Johann) Koch. Theirs were stories of love, sorrow, sacrifice and hard work that united families and built a strong community.

Cemetery president Linda McCune especially appreciated this honoring and educating event. Each Memorial Day she places pictures of the pioneers by their markers. McCune says, “When I see their faces, their story comes to life; this person is here.”

This living history tribute was sponsored by the Woodinville Heritage Society, Woodinville Cemetery Association and Susan Woodin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

To learn more, visit the Woodinville Cemetery, located at 13200 NE 175th Street, and the Woodinville Heritage Society, located at 14121 NE 171st Street (425-402-0750).

For additional information on the Susan Woodin Chapter, or if you would like information on how to join the DAR, please contact Stephanie Conroy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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