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PATTERSON, HENRY H.

PATTERSON, CALEF, BURTIS

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Date: 11/5/2004 at 09:29:42

Biography reproduced from page 458 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Henry H. Patterson was born in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vt., May 15, 1840. When two years of age he went with his parents, John M. And Sarah (Calef) Patterson, to Rochester, Racine Co., Wis. After residing there four years, they went to Dodge county, where his father was engaged in wagon making and farming. Mr. Patterson then removed to Menomonee, (or Indian tract as it was then called) where he was engaged for two years in farming. In May, 1852, Mr. Patterson and family started for California with ox teams. They went as far as Salt Lake, and spent the winter of 1852-3 among the Mormons. They left there in the spring of 1853, took the southern route to California and arrived at San Diego, on the Pacific coast, some time during the month of June, 1853. They remained there two or three months. It being too warm to be agreeable, they went farther north to Santa Clara valley, where he was engaged in farming two years. In the fall of 1855 he went on the Yuba river to seek his fortune in the gold mines, remaining there until the fall of 1856, when he returned to San Francisco, where he and family embarked on board the Golden Gate, for New York, where they took passage on the cars for Portage Co., Wis., arriving there in October, 1856. He remained in that place two years, working at his trade. He then went to Columbia county and worked on a farm two years. In the fall of 1860 Mr. Patterson removed to Kossuth Co., Iowa, and settled on section 1, township 94, range 29, Cresco township, where he now owns 375 acres of land. He went into the border warfare in 1862 and was there protecting the frontier for fourteen months. He then returned to his farm, and there remained until Jan. 5, 1864, when he enlisted in company F, 2d Iowa Cavalry, being in the 2d Cavalry corps. He participated in the engagement of Tupelo, and many others. Mr. Patterson was married April 5, 1877, to Mary C. Burtis, of Irvington township. They have two childrenóJewell M. And Pearl P. In politics, Mr. Patterson is a republican. He has served as township trustee, township clerk and school director. He is a Master Mason.


 

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