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  • Frances Amelia Patrick (1831 - 1910)
  • Jacobus Ostrander (bef.1716 - aft.1783)
    Biography 1776 Project Private Jacobus Ostrander served with New York Militia during the American Revolution. Daughters of the American Revolution Jacobus Ostrander is a DAR Patriot Jacobus Ostr...
  • Johannes Ostrander (1715 - 1783)
    Biography Johannes Ostrander Sr was the first known precinct clerk of Rhinebeck, the northernmost precinct in Dutchess County, New York. He served continuously from 1749 to 1756. The job entailed the...
  • Rebecca Hooges (1702 - d.)
  • Rebecca Fort (1728 - aft.1786)

About the Ostrander surname

From a Dutch community near Ulster County New York. Name was coined to be used in some records of marriage and birth in early 1700's. Prior to this, surnames were not used often . For example, the witness to birth of Geesje April 15, 1705 is identified as Tryntje Oostrande (page 74, # 1500) . From records of old Dutch Church of Kingston. In 1728 adam Ostrander and Catrina Ostrander were witnesses to Baptism of Rachel Sept 30, daughter of Johannes Van Etten and Rebekka Ostrander. (page 176 # 3785)

Name was spelled many different ways in early decades of use. Today, the descendants of Pieter Ostrander and Rebecca Traphagen have a family association that published a book listing thousands of pedigrees back to the marriage of 1679.