“Of those arrested, 76 were Americans, 1 German, 3 Scotch, 10 Italians, 1 Finnish, 3 Russians, and 7 Irishmen.” Those darn Americans…I wonder if they were from downstate??
Elmira proudly boasts of its connection to Mark Twain. Not only is he buried there, but his wife, Olivia Langdon, was born there in 1845 and they were married there on February 2, 1870.
I want to share the surname Van Patten. This is my husband’s surname. Simply, this Dutch name means “from Putten.” Whether your surname is Van Patten, Van Putten, Van Petten, Van Putte, Van Patter, or any other variation, you are most likely part of the same family.