This half-page ad appeared in The Sutton News on Friday, February 5,1915
G. Van Patten lists his farm as 2 1/2 miles northwest of Sutton. Having grown up 2 miles northwest, I wondered...
The 1908 plat maps show that the NW 1/4 of the section northwest of town belonged to G. Van Patten. It is the quarter to the west of the cemetery.
A separate item in the same paper by auctioneer Henry Bender lists this sale as being for VanPatten & Son. That would be Gilbert Van Patten and his son George Van Patten.
Hog sales and especially Horse sales warranted major advertising back in the day.
The younger Van Patten, George was married to Mildred Charlotte Olivia Israelson, another of the local Israelson's we mentioned elsewhere on the blog and my first cousin, twice removed - got that?