John Ostler

12 May 1825–
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Ostler was born on 12 May 1825, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Ostler, was 26 and his mother, Frances Lacey, was 31. He married Christiana Abbott in 1845, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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John Ostler
Christiana Abbott
Marriage: 1845

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1845Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings



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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 38
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English (h)osteler (Old French (h)ostelier, an agent derivative of hostel, meaning a sizeable house in which guests could be lodged in separate rooms, derived from Late Latin hospitalis, from the genitive case of hospes ‘guest’). This term was at first applied to the secular officer in a monastery who was responsible for the lodging of visitors, but it was later extended to keepers of commercial hostelries, and this is probably the usual sense of the surname. Subsequently, the word came to mean ‘stableman; one who looked after horses’, but this was probably not the meaning at the time the surname was coined.German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German ōst(an) (see Oest ). Later it was understood as someone coming from the east or settling to the east of the village.

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

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    History of John Ostler (first missionary of the Ostler Family son of Samuel Ostler and Francis Lacy...Brother to Samuel Ostler .

    History of John Ostler son of Samuel Ostler and Francis Lacy The first missionary of the Ostler family was John Ostler, son of Samuel Ostler and Francis Lacy born 12 May 1825 at Crewkerne, Somer …

    Sources (14)

    • John Ostler in household of Samuel Ostler, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Ostler in household of John Lovel, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Ostler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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