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Henry S. Patterson
Wagner Twp.

Henry S. Patterson was born June 5, 1851, son of Wesley and Lucy Ann (Shuman) Patterson. He was born and raised in Wagner Township, attending the public schools, and finishing his education at Elkader. He followed farming with his father until twenty-one years old, when he married, Dec. 18, 1872, Sarah E. Shelhamer, born Jan. 1, 1850, daughter of Jesse B. and Emeline (Pierce) Shelhamer. He moved immediately after his marriage onto his farm of 200 acres on sections 17 and 20. Here he has since resided, and about six years since erected a fine, commodious residence and good out-buildings on section 20. They have two children - Alice J., born March 18, 1877, and Susan A., born March 20, 1880. He has been Township Clerk, Road Supervisor, School Director, and is now Secretary of the School Board. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are members of the United Brethren church. He is a Republican.

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


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