Born: October 22, 1839, Buffalo, New York.
Died: July 27,1905, Manhattan, New York.
Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
John was the son of Jesse and Zelia Pattison. He married three times: First wife unknown. Second wife: Adelaide Mangam (1869, New York). Third wife: Emma Roemheld (1890, New York).
He studied with Listz, Von Bulow, and others, and was a well known pianist and composer, especially of mazurkas.
In 1881, he became the organist at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in New York.