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Family HistoryFamily History - Ida May Hauch

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Ida May Hauch and three of her descendants down to the second generation.


First Generation
1. Ida May Hauch,1 born February 1869 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, the daughter of William Hauch and Sophia Jacquillard;1, 2, 3, 4 died 28 April 1955.5 Ida married, ca. 1897, John Philp Patterson3, 4, 11 (born 18 July 1873 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland, the son of George Patterson and Euphemia Philp;6, 7, 8, 9 John died 29 November 1914 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey10). Ida and John are buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.12

Ida worked for 22 years at the Barkley Corset Co., sewing hand-made corsets.13

John worked at the Erie Boiler Compound as a salesman. The 1900 US Census lists his occupation as bookkeeper. His grave at Fairmount Cemetery is unmarked.13


+2i. John Philp ‘Johnnie’ Patterson, born 26 January 1903 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; died 8 December 1978 in Lake Worth, Florida. Married Irene Helena Johnston.
+3ii. Ida Valentine Patterson, born 14 February 1907 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; died 27 October 2010 in Lake Worth, Florida. Married Edward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston.
+4iii. Effie Philp Patterson, born 12 June 1910 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; died 18 January 2003 in Lake Worth, Florida. Married Karl Steffen.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Page 35, family of William and Sophia Hauch
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Enumeration District 72, Page 5A, family of William and Sophia Hauch
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Enumeration District 115, Sheet 2A, William and Sophia Hauch with daughter Ida Patterson.
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Enumeration District 102, Sheet 2B, family of John and Ida M. Patterson.
  5. Photocopy of handwritten notes, apparently from a Hauch family Bible. The notes are in two pre-printed sections labeled Births and Deaths, and are written in German, evidenced by the spelling of names, and with entries geboren (born), gestorbin (died), and market (married). Original in possession of Ida V. (Patterson) Johnston. The tattered edges of the document are evident in the photocopy, suggesting that the document is quite old.
  6. Daily Manna for Christian Pilgrims, datebook owned by Nellie (Patterson) McGregor (see Sources); Entry for 18 July: John Patterson
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Enumeration District 129, Sheet 15B, family of George and Euphemia Paterson.
  8. Scotland Census, 1881, Fife, Dunfermline, family of George and Euphemia P. Paterson.
  9. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Scotland, Fife, Dunfermline, birth of John Patterson, 16 July 1873. Father: George Patterson. Mother: Euphemia Philp. The day of birth show here (16th) conflicts with other sources (18th) and may be a transcription error.
  10. Obituary, The Dunfermline Press, Dunfermline, Scotland, John Patterson, 19 November 1914
  11. Ida (Hauch) Patterson is shown with her parents in the 1900 US Census. Her entry shows that she has been married for 3 years and has had 1 child, still living. However, neither her husband (John Patterson) nor the child are shown here. The identity of the supposed child is unknown. The 1910 US Census shows Ida with her husband John and two children, that they have been married for 13 years (consistent with the 1900 census) and that it is the first marriage for each of them. In a separate entry in the 1900 US Census, John Patterson is shown with his parents, and that record shows that John is single. It is believed that this entry for John Patterson is in error.
  12. Headstone, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey, Patterson, Ida May 1869-1955
  13. Record of visit with Ida V. (Patterson) Johnston at her Florida home in 1996 by Lee Gazlay.
Second Generation
2. John Philp ‘Johnnie’ Patterson2 (Ida1), born 26 January 1903 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey;1 died 8 December 1978 in Lake Worth, Florida.1 Johnnie married, 25 June 1933 in Presbyterian Memorial Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Irene Helena Johnston2 (born 28 January 1907 in Corrine, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of William George Johnston and Mary Matilda Eagleson;2, 3 Irene died 31 July 2005 in Lake Worth, Florida3).

As a teenager, Johnnie attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Newark Technical College, and he also completed several international correspondence courses. He was the assistant sales manager for National Oil and Supply Co. In 1954 he moved to Florida and opened a paint store as an agent for John Lucas Paint Co., along with his brother-in-law, Karl Steffen. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading, sports, traveling and music, and he was a Mason.2

Irene and her brother Edward Johnston (wife of Ida V. Patterson) were from a large family in Canada. Their parents owned wheat farms in the Milestone, Saskatchewan, area. As a child, Irene was active in church groups and Canadian Girls in Training, similar to the Girl Scouts in the United States. She graduated from Milestone High School in 1926, and she immigrated to the United States on 31 October 1927. Irene attended Drakes Secretarial School in New Jersey, and before her marriage to Johnnie she worked for Penn State College. For 22 years, she worked as a stenographer and clerical worker for Disbrow Manufacturing Co., Newark (and later East Orange), New Jersey. Irene enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading and sports, and she did volunteer work for the American Lung Association. She lived in Lake Worth, Florida near her two sisters-in-law, Ida V. (Patterson) Johnston and Effie (Patterson) Steffen.2


3. Ida Valentine Patterson2 (Ida1), born 14 February 1907 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey;2 died 27 October 2010 in Lake Worth, Florida.4 Ida married, 24 December 1955 in First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida, Edward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston2 (born 14 May 1906, the son of William George Johnston and Mary Matilda Eagleson;5 Eddie died 3 June 1987 in Lake Worth, Florida5).

Ida was a Girl Scout and was active in church groups as a child. She attended Robert Tread Junior High School through the 10th grade, and she attended Coleman Business College, Newark, New Jersey for two years. For 38 years until her retirement in 1967, Ida was the office manager and executive secretary for Disbrow Manufacturing Co., Newark, New Jersey (and later East Orange), a manufacturer of folding cartons, cards, and packing materials. Mr. Disbrow was a salesman in a similar firm when he started his own company along with his brother and Ida. Ida enjoyed ice skating, knitting, sewing, reading, crafts and traveling. She and Eddie moved to Lake Worth, Florida, in 1967.2

Eddie played hockey and baseball in Canada, and he belonged to the Elks in Canada before immigrating to the United States in 1932. He was a staff sergeant, ordinance division, in the U.S. Army in World War II, enlisting at age 36. While serving in England, Eddie worked in truck maintenance. He worked for the Red Cross instead of going with his unit to the East after the European war ended. Eddie was a foreman in the chemical department of National Oil and Supply Co. for 25 years. He liked reading, sports and fishing, and he golfed now and then.2


4. Effie Philp Patterson2 (Ida1), born 12 June 1910 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey;6 died 18 January 2003 in Lake Worth, Florida.6 Effie married, 14 February 1940 in Evangelical Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey, Karl Steffen2 (born 29 January 1904 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Martin Karl Steffen and Johanna D. _____;7 Karl died 21 January 1981 in Lake Worth, Florida2, 7).

Effie attended Robert Trent Junior High School, and she also took comptroller courses in business school. During her working life, Effie was the head of the billing department for Sherwin Williams Paint Co. She and Karl spent 25 years traveling and living in Central and South America and also traveling in Europe, Canada and the U.S. She enjoyed knitting, reading, sports, dancing, sewing and traveling. Effie and Karl lived in Lake Worth, Florida after returning from South America.2

Karl immigrated to the U.S. on 31 October 1927. Karl worked for many years as a foreign representative to Sherwin Williams Co., a paint manufacturer, in Panama, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. He was also a sales manager for Schenly Liquor International. He eventually made himself an independent salesman, handling construction materials, paints, electrical and plumbing supplies in Central America, Venezuela, and Columbia. In 1954 he opened a paint store as agent for John Lucas Paint Co., along with his brother-in-law, John Patterson. In 1959, Karl and Effie went to Panama to help a friend while they went to Europe, and they stayed there until 1964. Karl enjoyed golf and fishing, and he was an avid sports fan. He also invested in the stock market.2


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). John Patterson, no. 136-09-7419
  2. Record of visit with Ida V. (Patterson) Johnston at her Florida home in 1996 by Lee Gazlay.
  3. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Irene H. Patterson, no. 137-03-2712
  4. Obituary, Palm Beach Post, Ida Valentine Patterson Johnston, 6 November 2010
  5. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Edward Johnston, no. 148-10-9774
  6. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Effie Steffen, no. 136-05-1019
  7. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Karl Steffen, no. 145-03-1926