Michael John Osterman

15 December 1869–20 March 1954 (Age 84)
Deerfield, Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life of Michael John

When Michael John Osterman was born on 15 December 1869, in Deerfield, Lake, Illinois, United States, his father, William Osterman, was 38 and his mother, Anna Margaretha Fehd, was 24. He married Matilde Margaret Gastfield on 26 June 1901, in Lake, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Northfield, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Northfield Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 1954, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Skokie, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael John Osterman
Matilde Margaret Gastfield
Marriage: 26 June 1901
Evon 'Vonnie' Osterman
Matilda Margarite 'Toinette Orial' Osterman

Spouse and Children

26 June 1901
Lake, Illinois, United States


    Evon 'Vonnie' Osterman


    Matilda Margarite 'Toinette Orial' Osterman


Parents and Siblings

    William Osterman


    Anna Margaretha Fehd




    John Osterman


    William Osterman


    George Osterman


    Susan “Anna” Osterman


    Katy J Osterman


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 23

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

Swedish (also Österman) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Oster with the addition of Swedish, Yiddish man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Osternan in household of William Osternan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Michael Osterman in household of William Osterman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Micheal Osterman, "United States Census, 1930"

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