Peter Morris Ostrander

4 April 1815–16 August 1904 (Age 89)
South Bay, Prince Edward, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Peter Morris

When Peter Morris Ostrander was born on 4 April 1815, in South Bay, Prince Edward, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, his father, Samuel Ostrander, was 32 and his mother, Isabella Elizabeth Collier, was 26. He married Rebecca Ann Ackerman on 5 June 1837, in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Athol, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 16 August 1904, in Marysburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in South Bay, Prince Edward, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada.

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Peter Morris Ostrander
Rebecca Ann Ackerman
Marriage: 5 June 1837
Isabella Ostrander
William Ostrander
Henry Hollenbeck Ostrander
Melvina H. Ostrander
Isaac D. Ostrander
Peter J Ostrander
Emma Ostrander
Charles Merritt Ostrander
Edward R Ostrander
Lydia Ann Ostrander
Garret G. Ostrander

Spouse and Children

5 June 1837
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada


    Isabella Ostrander


    William Ostrander


    Henry Hollenbeck Ostrander


    Melvina H. Ostrander


    Isaac D. Ostrander


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Isabella Elizabeth Collier




+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 12

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Peter Ostrander, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Peter Ostrander in entry for Edward Ostrander and Martha Sayers, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Peter Ostrander in entry for Andrew Gibson and Malvina Ostrander, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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