Shepherd Ostrom

Brief Life History of Shepherd

When Shepherd Ostrom was born in 1791, in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Henry Ostrom, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Lydia Flagelaar, was 27. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" Bedle on 24 March 1812, in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1840. He died in 1880, at the age of 89.

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Shepherd Ostrom
Elizabeth "Eliza" Bedle
Marriage: 24 March 1812
Emily Augusta Ostram
Josephine Ostrom

Sources (5)

  • Shepherd Ostrom, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Shepherd Ostrom, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Shepherd Ostrom, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Hedvig, Nils.

Swedish (Öström): ornamental name composed of theelements ö ‘island’ + ström ‘river’.

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

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