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Ezra Patterson
Wagner Twp.

Ezra Patterson was born in Clayton County, Ia., July 9, 1853, son of John and Jane Patterson. He attended the district schools, and finished his education in Elkader. While a youth he assisted upon his father's farm, and when he arrived at manhood's estate traveled a great deal in different parts of the country, visiting the principal cities of the East, and attending the centennial exhibition in 1876. Upon the death of his father he succeeded to the homestead farm in Wagner Township, section 33. The place comprises 200 acres of fine land, and is adorned with a beautiful residence surrounded with shade and ornamental trees, etc. On June 9, 1878, he was married to Maria S. Beamer, of West Union, Ia., born Sept. 14, 1855, daughter of David and Sophia (Hans) Beamer. They have one child - Ezra David, born May 12, 1881. Mr. Patterson is the youngest of a large family of brothers and sisters, most of whom live in the immediate neighborhood. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1140
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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