Simon Ostrander

1810–1881 (Age 71)
New York, United States

The Life of Simon

When Simon Ostrander was born on 8 January 1810, in New York, United States, his father, Peter Ostrander, was 41 and his mother, Hannah O. Acker, was 32. He married Ellen Gardner Laverne Cowles on 10 February 1850, in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Leoni, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 5 January 1881, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70.

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Simon Ostrander
Ellen Gardner Laverne Cowles
Marriage: 10 February 1850
Russell Cowles Ostrander
Herman Ostrander
Arthur S. Ostrander
Clarence M. Ostrander

Spouse & Children

10 February 1850
Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


  • Russell Cowles Ostrander


  • Herman Ostrander


  • Arthur S. Ostrander


  • Clarence M. Ostrander


Parents & Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Simon Ostrander, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Simon Ostrander, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Ostrander, "United States Census, 1860"

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