David Ostrander

Male20 March 1746–

Brief Life History of David

When David Ostrander was born on 20 March 1746, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Hendrick Pieterse Ostrander, was 52 and his mother, Elisabeth Van Bommel or Wamboom, was 44. He married Engeltje Cowenhoven on 23 May 1768, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He was buried in Modena, Ulster, New York, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know David? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Ostrander
Engeltje Cowenhoven
Marriage: 23 May 1768
Mareya Ostrander
Elizabeth Ostrander
Lidia Ostrander
David Romeyn Ostrander
Abel Ostrander
Nathaniel Ostrander
Esther Ostrander

Sources (1)

  • David Ostrander 1790 and 1810 Census Entries

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1768Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 30

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 30

    New York is the 11th state.

    1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

    Age 31

    The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.