Aaron Patterson was born in Ohio, Oct. 25, 1840, son of John and Jane (Green) Patterson. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1850, and was educated in the district schools of Wagner Township. In March, 1860, he went to Pike's Peak, returning July of the same year. He was married Oct. 6, 1861, to Fannie Christ, of Ohio, born July 12, 1838. They have three children - Alvin H., born Sept. 12, 1863; Stella, July 10, 1871, and Elsa E., Oct. 4, 1876. Mr. Patterson has followed farming all his life, and now lives on a farm on section 28. He has altogether 465 acres of good land. Politically he is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1139-1140
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