|Frederick Van Patten
1808 - ?
ca.1820 - ?
Frederick Van Patten was the first of twelve children born to John Baptist and
Elizabeth Van Patten (John And Elizabeth were distant cousins). Frederick was
born 16SEP1808 in Schenectady, New York and died in Menominee, Wisconsin
or Menominee, Michigan (Menominee became part of Michigan in the 1860's?).
Frederick attended Union College in Schenectady, New York ca.1830-1832.
About 1850, he married Catherine Saterland who was born in Canada and died
Frederick and Catherine had five children.
This military uniform is from what era ? The belt buckle is said to be a
drummers clasp, therefore, is this a military band uniform - of what era ?