J.B. Patterson, of the firm of Patterson, Dally & Co., was born in Hghland County, Ohio., in 1847; moved to Harrison County, Ia., 1867; was engaged in clerking for R.B. Hillas, two years, then for Mitchell & Laub eight and one-half years, and June 26th, 1879, formed his present partnership. He enlisted in the late rebellion in 1863, in the 18th O. Inft.; was in several battles, and was discharged in the autumn of 1865. He was married in Oct., 1871, to Maggie Farren, and has three children.