Biography of John Ostrander
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Ostrander, John, an early settler of the town of Schodack, took up a large tract of land and there lived; he died in 1841; his wife was Sarah Carpenter; she died in 1848. Walter Ostrander, a son of John and Sarah Ostrander, was born in Schodack; his wife was Eliza Wilbur, born in Johnstown, N. Y.; he died in 1880; she died in 1887. Walter Carpenter Ostrander is a son of Walter and Eliza (Wilbur) Ostrander, was born in Schodack and reared and educated in Schodack and Albany; was in Cohoes, N. Y., for a while in the market business and with E. J. Weeks of Albany in pork packing business for twelve years; since then has been a farmer in Schodack and running a milk route with an average of fifteen cows. He was married in 1877 to Phila J. Starkey of Mansfield, Pa., who was born in Swansey, N. H. One child blesses their union, Archie Wilbur Ostrander, born in Schodack.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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