Biography of Louis F. Ostrander
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Ostrander, Louis F., was born in Columbia county, December 19, 1823. He was a son of Simeon and Hannah (Fellows) Ostrander, he born in Schodack and she in Troy. He was a son of Hubbard Ostrander, born in Schodack, and son of Abram Ostrander, a native of Holland. He, with two brothers, came to this country, of whom two settled in Rensselaer county and one in Dutchess county. The great grandfather, grandfather and father were all farmers and lived and died in Schodack. The father died in March, 1876, ands his wife died in 1874. Mr. L. F. Ostrander was reared on a farm and educated in public schools, and also attended the Canaan Center Academy for three years. He is a farmer by occupation and was superintendent of a large plantation in Virginia previous to the time of the war. He owns twenty four acres of land where he resides and raises small fruit. March 20, 1854. he married Cornelia M. Lansing of Schodack, daughter of Garrett Lansing, one of the prominent men of Schodack. To Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Ostrander were born seven children: Harriet, Magdaline, Louis L., Jacob L., Frances M., Cassie L. and Rachel K. Harriet married Abram C. Ostrander of Schodack. She was graduated from the East Greenbush Academy and the Utica Female Academy and followed teaching until she married. Magdaline was educated at East Greenbush Academy. Louis L. was educated at Pontiac High School. He is in Duluth and December 4, 1890, married Harriet G. Cook. Jacob L. was educated at Castleton and is with the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company Railroad at Albany. October 8, 1895, Jacob L. married Frances Prentice. Frances M. Ostrander was educated at home and the Castleton Academy and is now teaching at Tonawanda, N. Y. Cassie L. was educated at home and also attended the Albany Normal School and is now teaching at Freeport, N. Y. Rachel K. is at home.

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


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