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- Erastus Patterson, Scotch Presbyterian, died 1837 near Winnetka, Illinois. First white settler in Winnetka, and
much has been written about his family. He is buried in the cemetery of the
Episcopal church in Winnetka, Illinois.
- Zernah Simmons (alt., Simonds), born 1794 or 1795 (1795 is on her gravestone), married
Erastus Patterson, having at least 5 children, Moses, Azel, Joseph, Lucia, and Olive. The name "Zernah" has
been spelled many ways, but this is the spelling she herself used.The
Winnetka Historical Society owns a photo of Zernah from the 1860s. She is listed
in the 1870 US census as "grandmother", born in Vermont, age 76, living near the family her daughter Olive
and Morgan Burdick. The 1870 census family of Morgan and Olive Burdick includes their children Ellen, William,
Melvin, Frank, and Hellen (last is probably a baby who did not survive), and in a separate household son Alfred
with wife, 2 children, and 4 people with the surname "Wood"; Zerna is listed in a 3rd household, living
with Josepha Patterson (age 16, born in Wis) and John Patterson (age 20, born in Wis), these last two possibly
children of Olive's brother Joseph. Zernah died 15 March 1874 and is buried at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee,
in the Morgan Burdick plot.
- Daniel Wright Patterson, born about 1810 in New York, died in Wisconsin. Married Susan Burdick
(sister of Morgan Burdick). This couple (according to Mormon records) had 8 children, all born in Wisconsin:
Died 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Daniel W. Patterson listed in the
1850 US census
as being 40 years old, born
in New York, married to Susan (age 32, hence born 1818), farmer and blacksmith in Town of Lake (Milwaukee)
Daniel W. Patterson is named as a "brother of grandma Burdick (Olive Patterson Burdick)" on his photo
in the collection of Alberta Horan, but records verifying this relationship have not been found in 2007.
- George Patterson born ABT. 1838
- Ellen Patterson born ABT. 1840
- Albert Patterson born ABT. 1841
- Charles Patterson born ABT. 1843
- James Oscar Patterson born ABT. 1845
- Franklin Patterson born ABT. 1847
- Herbert Walker Patterson born 12 SEP 1849
- Frederick W. Patterson born 27 JAN 1852
- Moses Patterson, born about 1822, probably in Pottsdam, New York. Travelled west with his family in a covered wagon to become the first
white settler family in Winnetka, Illinois. Went west during the California gold rush, but probably died in 1850 trying to return.
He married Amanda (last name unknown); no known children.
- Azel Patterson, born March 1824, probably in Pottsdam, New York. Travelled west with his family in a covered wagon to become the first
white settler family in Winnetka, Illinois. Went west during the California gold rush with his brother Moses.
An extensive biography has been written centering on his life in Sonoma County, California.
- Joseph Patterson, no data
- Lucia Patterson, born about 1825, possibly in New York. Died of consumption (tuberculosis) at age 12 in Winnetka, Illinois.
She is buried in the cemetery of the Episcopal church in Winnetka, Illinois, near her father.
- Olive Simmons (Simonds ?) Patterson, born 1 Dec 1817 in Pottsdam, New York, married
to Morgan Burdick on 14 Sept 1837 in Town of Lake (Milwaukee), died there on 7 March 1911 (Alberta Horan
gives death date at 7 March 1911).
- Morgan Lewis Burdick, born 12 May 1813 in New York,
whose family came from England, moved to Pennsylvania and then to the Town of Lake (now part of Milwaukee),
died there on 31 Aug 1886.
account by Alberta Horan states Morgan died in 1888, but
another account by Barbara Johnson from a published genealogy
called "the Burdick Book" implies that the Burdick family comes from England, but that Morgan himself was
born in New York, and that at least one parent was born in North America
going back 4 more generations to Hubbard Burdick, who was born in Rhode Island in 1676, but whose father
(Robert, born 1620) came from England.
- George Bradford Burdick, born 27 Sept 1838, married Jemima Jane Risdon
on 4 July 1864 while on furlough from civil war.
see details ?", died 1920
- Alfred E. Burdick, born 1841, married Candace X. (who died in 1927/8) with whom he had children Clara
(married to Mr. McCreedy; see William below?) and Madge Lu (married to Mr. Breiul); died 1928.
Alfred (age 30) and Candice (age 29) are listed in the 1870 US census with children Nessie (age 9)
and Cynthia (age 1).
- Martha Burdick, died 1897, married Harry C. Fulton and had 4 children (Ida, Horace, William, and Arthur).
William disappeared in 1900; Arthur died 1903 in Milwaukee having no children
- Melissa Burdick, born 1846
- Ellen P. Burdick, born 1849; married a Mr. Nelson (from mother's obituary)
- Fred Burdick, born about 1851
- Frank Burdick, born about 1853
- William W. Burdick, born about 1855, died in Pierce County, Washington in 1901, married Julia X., had 3 children:
Elizabeth (married to Mr. McCreedy; see Alfred below?), Harvey (died in Winnebago County, Wis.
in 1918, married Sadie Cleveland with one son Richard), Chester (died in Grand County, Mich,
married Elizabeth X. with children Jane E., Robert, and John Chester)
- Melvin Lee Burdick, born 14 June 1857, married Mary X. with 3 children (Lynn Burdick, Harold Burdick, and Addie Burdick)
- Chester Burdick, died in Grand, Michigan; married Elizabeth X. ; children include
Jane E. Burdick, Robert Burdick, John Chester Burdick
Data on the wife and children of Morgan Burdick and Olive Patterson was contributen by Alberta (McFarland) Horan in early 2000.
An earlier hand-written account states that the children of Morgan W. Burdick were Alfred (Uncle doc), George Bradford, and
Ellenchurch (or Ellen with married name "Church"?). This earlier record also states that Alfred had 2 sons (Paul and ?), and Ellen
had a daughter Birch (hybrid of Burdick and Church?).
Data on the parents and siblings of Olive (Patterson) Burdick result from research by Barbara Johnson of Los Angeles, and the
data is kept by the Winnetka Historical Society in Winnetka, Illinois, near Chicago.