Gideon Ostrander

13 December 1730–17 November 1811 (Age 80)
Hurley, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Ostrander was born on 13 December 1730, in Hurley, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Hendrick Pieterse Ostrander, was 37 and his mother, Elisabeth Van Bommel or Wamboom, was 29. He married Helena Burhans on 4 February 1758, in Kingston, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 November 1811, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in New Hurley, Shawangunk, Ulster, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Ostrander
Helena Burhans
Marriage: 4 February 1758
Henricus Ostrander
Samuel Ostrander
Deborah Ostrander
Petrus Gideon Ostrander
Helena Ostrander
Rebecca Ostrander
Kezia Ostrander

Spouse and Children

4 February 1758
Kingston, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 46

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

Age 46

New York is the 11th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 64

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Respelling of Swedish Åstrander or Östrander, probably of the same etymology as Ostrand , the addition of the suffix -er giving the appearance of a name formed with -ander (from Greek anēr, andros ‘man’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gideon Ostrander in entry for Samuel Ostrander, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Gideon Ostrander, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gideon Ostrander 1790, 1800 and 1810 Census Entries

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