Turns out that if you follow Donald Trumps patrilineal line back far enough, you end up in Seattle in the late 1800s.
Frederick Trump, who Americanized his first name from the original Friedrich, was a teenage barber from a poor family when he arrived on New York's Lower East Side in 1885. He headed west after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.
Setting up shop in Seattle's Pioneer Square area, he expanded from a barber shop to serving meals, liquor, “and since this was Seattle's red light neighborhood, female companionship,” [local historian David] Cameron wrote.
After Seattle, Frederick Trump went on to Monte Cristo, east of Everett, where people were prospecting for gold and silver. In Monte Cristo, Frederick opened a real estate office and a "wrong side of the tracks" hotel. He also ran for Justice of the Peace and was elected in a landslide. (The vote was 32 to 5.)
When the Klondike Gold Rush hit, Frederick headed north and "got rich in the Yukon with hotels known for 'female companionship.'"
The rest is history.