I am a descendent of Hannah (Merrell) Patterson. She married Peter Patterson in Alexandria NY after the Civil War. They had one daughter, Lura. They lived in LeMars, IA and then to Watertown, SD. Lura married George Kirscher in Watertown SD, and they moved back to LeMars where George was a banker. When Peter died in 1896, Hannah moved in with her daughter. In 1902, they moved to Little Falls MN. Hannah died there on July 31, 1911. She and Peter are both buried in LeMars IA.
According to her obituary, she is survived by Mrs. L. M. Parker and Mrs. Good Henry of Redwood, NY; Mrs. James Blavins of Plessis, NY; Mrs. E. M. Woodworth of Marshalltown, IA; Mrs. C. E. Peck of Chatfield, MN; Mrs. C. E. Wilson and William Merrell of Alexandria Bay, NY.