Benjamin Ostrander

Male16 January 1777–

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Ostrander was born on 16 January 1777, in Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Christoffel Ostrander, was 39 and his mother, Aaltjen Romein, was 37. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Marytie Ostrander.

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Benjamin Ostrander
Marytie Ostrander
Jonathan DuBois Ostrander
Maria Ostrander
Agnes Ostrander
Charles Vernooy Ostrander

Sources (2)

  • Benjamin Ostrander in entry for Johnathan Ostrander, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Ostrander - Published information: Family genealogies: christening:

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


Age 11

Established in 1788.


Age 31

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Van Ostrande, which is most likely a variant of Van Nostrand formed by misdivision of the preposition van ‘from, of’ and the placename. The surname (Van) Ostrande is not found in the Netherlands.

Swedish: probably of the same etymology as Ostrand , the addition of the suffix -er giving the appearance of a name formed with the suffix -ander, derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’. This surname is very rare in Sweden.

In some cases reportedly also a shortened and altered form of Swedish Sjöstrand (see Sjostrand ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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