Patterson & Bartels Family
Submitted by: Kay Brett


L to R: Naomi Patterson (Kay Brett's grandmother); Mary Dooley Bartels; Welchie Patterson; Emma Bartels Patterson (George H.'s 2nd wife) holding a neighbor child; Letha Patterson; Goldie Patterson, holding 2nd neighbor child (last name Mackaman, Goldie was their babysitter); Etta Patterson; Mabel Patterson; Oscar Patterson; Ivan Patterson (on pony); and barely visible holding pony - George H. Patterson.

Naomi, Etta, & Ivan are the children of George & Emma Bartels Patterson (my great-grandparents). George & Emma married 28 Apr 1908 in Boyd County, NE. They would have nine children together (2 died in infancy and are buried in the Colome City Cemetery).

Mary "Aunt Mayme" Dooley Bartels was married to Emma's brother, Henry Bartels. She lived to be nearly 105 years old (1888 - 1992) and was an original homesteader in Tripp County, SD.

Welchie, Letha, Goldie, Mabel, & Oscar were children of George & his first wife Hattie "Annie" Willey. They had 7 children - the oldest two, Elsie & Jessie are not pictured. Annie died in 1905 in Boyd Co, NE shortly after the birth of Letha.

Pioneer Career Women Series

by Florence Hedlund, Winner

A Bicentennial Project
Originated in the Winner Business & Professional Women’s Club
Florence Hedlund, President

Submitted By: Tripp County Historical Society
Permission granted by the Winner Advocate.


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