Yule "Farenorth" Kilcher

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Yule Julius Jacob Kilcher

Birthplace: Laufen, Canten of Basel, Switzerland
Death: Died in Homer, Kenai Penninsula Borough, Alaska, USA
Place of Burial: Homer, Kenai Penninsula Borough, Alaska, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edwin Otto Kilcher and Lina Kilcher
Ex-husband of <private> (Weber)
Father of <private> (Kilcher); <private> Hepp (Kilcher); <private> Smith (Kilcher); <private> Kilcher; <private> Sjoberg (Kilcher) and 3 others
Brother of Erna Kilcher; Edwin Otto Kilcher and Linely Kilcher

Occupation: Farmer, Journalist, Frontier Pioneer and Homesteader, Alaskan State Constitutional Delegate, Alaskan State Senator
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Immediate Family

    • <private> (Weber)
    • <private> (Kilcher)
    • <private> Hepp (Kilcher)
    • <private> Smith (Kilcher)
    • <private> Kilcher
    • <private> Sjoberg (Kilcher)
    • <private> Kilcher
    • <private> Kilcher
    • <private> Burton (Kilcher)
    • mother
    • sister

About Yule "Farenorth" Kilcher

Yule Julius Jacob Kilcher a.k.a. Yule Farenorth Kilcher 'Idealist, Journalist, Adventurer-

Born: 3/9/1913 Switzerland

late 1940's - Trekking across Alaska, Yule finds out that 600 acres could be obtained free if, that recipient agreed to homestead the property. Yule obtains his 600 acre parcel near the town of Homer, Alaska situated on the Kenai Penninsula.

Yule sends word home to his relatives in Switzerland - they do not come to Alaska; however Yules wife Ruth does!

married to Ruth Webber

The couple raise 8 children together on the 600 acre property.

Later Yule and Ruth divorce.

Yule becomes an Alaska State Delegate and later an Alaska State Senator 'http://www.alaska.edu/creatingalaska/constitutional-convention/delegates/kilcher/

Yule dies 12/8/1998 and is buried on the family property.

The Kilcher family, choose to live a simple life as homesteaders, using many traditional methods to help "make ends meet". Raising Cattle, Hunting, Fishing, etc.

The family owns a large building that serves as a venue for weddings, craft and hobby workshops, a starting point for hiking or even wild mushroom hunting.


Currently (2012-2013) the Discovery Channel televises a reality series known as "Alaska, the Last Frontier". Some of Yule and Ruth's children are featured on the program.

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Yule "Farenorth" Kilcher's Timeline

March 9, 1913
Laufen, Canten of Basel, Switzerland
December 8, 1998
Age 85
Homer, Kenai Penninsula Borough, Alaska, USA