Descendants of Phillip Ostrosser

Generation No. 1

1. PHILLIP1 OSTROSSER was born Abt. 1773, and died 1864 in died in the summer in Gainsberry, Canada. He married CATHERINE OSTROSSER. She was born Abt. 1790 in Pennsylvania, parents also, and died Dec 22, 1899 in Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI (Source: (1) Grand Haven Tribune, 12/26/1899 p1 c3., (2) Grand Haven Tribune, 12/30/1899, p6 c2.).

Cause of Death: Age 91 at death.

Notes for CATHERINE OSTROSSER:

Received civil war pension of $12 per month starting 4/15/1899 and ending 12/4/1899, dropped 6/27/1890 due to death.

Mary Margret Peterson listed in affidavit for CW pension that she lived 4 miles west of St. Catharine Township South district of Niagara Canada when she knew the Ostrosser's.

Burial: 65-2 Ventura Cemetery, Park Township, Ottawa County, MI

Census: 1884, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI w/ James Fletcher

Pension: Dec 09, 1898, Applied for Civil War Pension from Samuel (Source: Civil War Pension Application, Pension number 689 298.)

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1871, Moved to Michigan (Source: Civil War Pension Application.)

Children of PHILLIP OSTROSSER and CATHERINE OSTROSSER are:

i. OLDEST DAUGHTER2 OSTROSSER, b. Abt. 1814, Age 85 at death before 1899 (Source: Grand Haven Tribune, 9-23-1899, Article about mother.); d. Bef. Sep 1899.

2. ii. REBECCA JANE OSTROSSER, b. Nov 1832; d. Mar 04, 1910, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan.

iii. JACOB SAMUEL OSTROSSER, b. 1835; d. Jul 14, 1864, Depot Field Hospital, 5th Army Corps, City Point, VA.

No record of his birth and never married, was unable to read or write. In 1862 he worked for Barry Dell (first husband of Mary Margret Peterson) and that fall enlisted in the army.

Pension application records list enlisted date as 1/30/1867.

One record lists date of death as Jul 21, 1864.

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever (Source: Civil War Pension Records.)

Medical Information: Treated as Jocko Strasser 7/11-12/1864 for fever with chronic diarrhea.

Military service: Jan 23, 1864, Enlisted in Buffalo, NY, as a Private in Company K, 15th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York (Source: Military Enlistment.)

3. iv. ROSIANNA (ROSINA) ANNA OSTROSSER, b. Feb 18, 1837, Pelham Township near Fenwick Canada - Father Penn Mom-German; d. Jul 01, 1931, home of daughter Sarah Kline in Port Sheldon, MI.

4. v. JOHN HENRY OSTROSSER, b. Dec 14, 1838; d. Apr 26, 1912.

 

Generation No. 2

2. REBECCA JANE2 OSTROSSER (PHILLIP1) was born Nov 1832, and died Mar 04, 1910 in Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan. She married JAMES L. FLETCHER, son of WILLIAM FLETCHER and REBECCA VANDEURSEN. He was born Jun 02, 1824 in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario Canada, and died Dec 23, 1899 in Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan (Source: (1) Copy of certificate., (2) Vol 2 1883-1901 Ottawa County Death Records, 296., (3) Grand Haven Tribune, 12/12/1899 p4 c5.).

Burial: B-54-2 Olive Township Cemetary, Ottawa County, MI

Cause of Death: Age 78 at death.

Census: 1900, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI

Property: Dec 24, 1899, Bought lot B 54 in Olive Township Cemetery, Ottawa County, MI

Children of REBECCA OSTROSSER and JAMES FLETCHER are:

i. SARAH C.3 FLETCHER, b. Mar 1850, Canada; d. Apr 24, 1903, Ottawa County, MI.

ii. HIEL J. FLETCHER, b. Jul 1854; d. 1914.

iii. REBECCA ELLA FLETCHER, b. 1857, Ohio; d. Jun 05, 1898, Kalamazoo, MI.

iv. WILLIAM J. FLETCHER, b. Oct 14, 1859, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan; d. Mar 24, 1913, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan (Source: Copy of certificate.); m. MARY E. (MARIETTA) GALT, May 03, 1889, Ottawa County, MI (Source: (1) Vol 7 Ottawa County Marriage Records, 30., (2) Marriage License, 5/4/1889.); b. Nov 1853, Calhoun County, MI; d. 1902.

Burial: B-46-1 Olive Township Cemetery, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Cause of Death: Permicious Anemia

Census 1: 1900, Blendon Township, Ottawa County, MI

Census 2: 1884, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI w/ Barlow's widowed

Census 3: 1910, Robinson Township, Ottawa County, MI

Residence: Bet. 1892 - 1893, Section 1, Farmer, Ottawa Station (Source: Historical and Business Compendium of Ottawa County, Michigan, 1892-3.)

Notes for MARY E. (MARIETTA) GALT:

Was married to ? Hoffman and widowed before marrying William Fletcher.

Father James Galt.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM FLETCHER and MARY GALT:

Married by Brockway a minister, witnesses Charles & Alice Crary. Mary was 34, William 29.

v. JOHN OTTO FLETCHER, b. Abt. 1862, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan; d. 1937.

vi. HIRAM JESSE FLETCHER, b. Jan 03, 1865, Michigan; d. Nov 04, 1932.

vii. FERDINAND FLETCHER, b. Apr 30, 1870, MI; d. Jun 05, 1952, Or 6/2/1953? gg.

Burial: B-47-1 B-47-5? Olive Township Cemetary, Ottawa County, MI

Census 1: 1910, 1 Ward Zeeland, Ottawa County, MI

Census 2: 1900, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI

viii. DANIEL W. FLETCHER, b. Jul 12, 1872, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Vol 2 1872-1877 Ottawa County Birth Records, 31 463.); d. Bef. 1880.

ix. WILLINGTON FLETCHER, b. 1873, Or 1874; d. Jan 03, 1935; m. ANNA BROWN, Abt. Dec 10, 1903, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Grand Haven Tribune, 12/10/1903 pg 4 col 5.); b. Mar 19, 1880, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Vol 3 1877-1883 Ottawa County Birth Records, 194.); d. Nov 12, 1933, Muskegon Heights, MI.

Burial: B-54-4 Olive Township Cemetery, Ottawa County, MI

Census: 1910, 1 Ward Zeeland, Ottawa County, MI

Residence: 1932, Robinson, MI

More About ANNA BROWN:

Burial: LU Olive Township Cemetery, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Holland Evening Sentinal, 11/13/1933.)

Cause of Death: Age 53 at time of death.

3. ROSIANNA (ROSINA) ANNA2 OSTROSSER (PHILLIP1) was born Feb 18, 1837 in Pelham Township near Fenwick Canada - Father Penn Mom-German, and died Jul 01, 1931 in home of daughter Sarah Kline in Port Sheldon, MI (Source: (1) Holland City News, 7/9/1931., (2) Copy of obituary.). She married (1) HIRAM GOODWIN in Fenwick Canada. He was born Apr 20, 1835 in Niagara County, NY (Source: Civil War Pension Application, Affidavit in Catherine Ostrosser's application.), and died Jun 23, 1913. She married (2) ARTHUR VANDERMEIDEN. He was born Dec 11, 1859 in Grand Haven, MI, and died Nov 16, 1922 in West Olive, MI (Source: Grand Haven Tribune, 11/20/1922 p1 c6, Obit.).

Had 10 children, 7 living - per 1900 Census.

Burial: 65-6 Ventura Cemetery, Park Township, Ottawa County, MI

Naturalization: 1868

Notes for ARTHUR VANDERMEIDEN:

Brothers-John, Joseph, William. Lived in Grand Haven until 1915.

Burial: ?? 65-1 Ventura Cemetery, Park Township, Ottawa County, MI

Occupation: Cigar Maker

Children of ROSIANNA OSTROSSER and HIRAM GOODWIN are:

i. UNKNOWN GOODWIN-CHILD3 10.

ii. MARY M. GOODWIN, b. Nov 1856, Canada; d. Dec 08, 1939, Grand Rapids, MI.

iii. CATHERINE JANE GOODWIN, b. Nov 20, 1858, Fenwick, Canada; d. Jul 29, 1955, Nunica, Ottawa County, MI.

iv. WILLIAM J. GOODWIN, b. Jun 1862, Canada; d. Dec 24, 1913, Grand Traverse County, MI.

v. JOHN DOUGLAS GOODWIN, b. Feb 10, 1865, Fenwick, Canada; d. Jul 28, 1955, West Olive, MI.

vi. JAMES H. GOODWIN, b. Dec 17, 1867, Canada; d. Jul 17, 1870, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI.

Cause of Death: Dysentery

vii. ALMIRA (ADDIE) S. GOODWIN, b. Aug 30, 1871, Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan (Source: Vol 1 1867-1871 Ottawa County Birth Records, 384, Female - unnamed.); d. Bef. 1955; m. NELSON J. DREESE, Dec 24, 1890, Holland, Ottawa County, MI (Source: (1) Marriage License, 11/25/1890., (2) Vol 7 Ottawa County Marriage Records, 59.); b. 1867, Sturgis, MI; d. 1920.

9 children.

Remarried and was Addie Taylor before 1931.

Residence: 1931, Ferrysburg, MI

Notes for NELSON J. DREESE:

Age 24 at time of marriage. Parents O. Dreese & E. Trowbridge.

Burial: C-32-3 Olive Township Cemetery, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Census 1: 1910, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI

Census 2: 1920, Spring Lake Township, Ottawa County, MI

viii. SARAH JOSEPHINE GOODWIN, b. Nov 23, 1874, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI; d. Nov 20, 1963.

ix. MAUDE EMMA ELIZABETH GOODWIN, b. Jun 05, 1878, Port Sheldon, Michigan; d. Jun 17, 1961, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

Married Edward Ulysis Waite (b:8/8/1867 d:9/11/1916) on 7/27/1896 in Ottawa County, MI, witnesses Nelson & Addie Dreese. Vol 7 Ottawa County Marriage Records, 170.

3 children:

Burial: Jun 20, 1961, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI

Census: 1930, D44 Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI

Residence: 1931, Grand Rapids, MI

x. MALE GOODING, b. Jul 07, 1878, Olive Township, Ottawa County, MI (Source: Vol 3 1877-1883 Ottawa County Birth Records, 90.).

xi. GROVER SMITH, Adopted child.

Residence: 1931, Port Sheldon, MI

4. JOHN HENRY2 OSTROSSER (PHILLIP1) was born Dec 14, 1838, and died Apr 26, 1912. He married MARY ANN SMITH. She was born 1850, and died 1934.

On 1881 Canadian Census - Gainsborough, Monck, Ontario

Burial: Tier 10 West, Lot 1, Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Religion: 1881, Disciple of Christ

More About MARY ANN SMITH:

Burial: Tier 10 West, Lot 1, Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Children of JOHN OSTROSSER and MARY SMITH are:

5. i. SAMUEL H.3 OSTROSSER, b. Jun 27, 1868, Fenwick, Pelham County, Ontario; d. May 02, 1939.

ii. SARAH CATHERINE OSTROSSER, b. 1870, Gainsborough, Lincoln County, Ontario; d. Aft. 1956 (Source: Have copy of letter written by Sarah Catherine sent to Nina & Cleone in 7/16/1956 talks about her 86th birthday.); m. SIDNEY CHARLES GARNER, Mar 14, 1893, Pelham, Welland, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.); b. 1870, Gainsboro, Lincoln County, Ontario.

9 children.

Have copy of letter written by Sarah Catherine sent to Catherine Goodin in 9/11/1944.

Have copy of letter written by Sarah Catherine sent to Nina & Cleone in 7/16/1956.

Residence: Sep 20, 1939, Stamford Township, Welland, Ontario

 

6. iii. JOHN FRANK OSTROSSER, b. Feb 13, 1871, Gainsborough, Lincoln County, Ontario; d. Jun 13, 1939.

iv. JERRY EDGAR OSTROSSER, b. Nov 01, 1872, 1873 on 1881 Census; d. Mar 07, 1917; m. MARY LEAH COOK, Nov 11, 1896, Gainsborough (Source: Rootsweb, http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/linc96.htm.); b. Abt. Mar 09, 1878, Gainsboro, Ontario; d. Mar 07, 1917, Pelham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario (Source: Copy of certificate.).

Burial: North Pelham First Presbyterian Church, Pelham, Welland

Census: 1901, Pelham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario

More About MARY LEAH COOK:

Burial: North Pelham First Presbyterian Church, Pelham, Welland

Cause of Death: Nephritis

Marriage Notes for JERRY OSTROSSER and MARY COOK:

9058-97 (Lincoln Co) Jerry Edgar OSTRAUSER, 24, farmer, Gainsborough, Pelham, s/o John H. & Mary Ann OSTRAUSER, married Mary Leah COOK, 18, Gainsborough, same, d/o John & Phebe COOK, witn: William OSTRAUSER & Mary KENT, Niagara, 11 nov 1896 Gainsboroug.

v. WILLIAM OSTROSSER, b. Jun 25, 1876.

vi. PHILLIP BURWELL OSTROSSER, b. Apr 17, 1883; d. Jun 21, 1963.

Married Violet Comfort (b:7/18/1890 d:2/24/1964 parents Wildred b:7/30/1860 and Mary Haist b:1/13/1863) on 2/3/1908. 5 children.

Burial: Tier 11 East, Lot 3, Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario

7. vii. BEEMER EARL OSTROSSER, b. Aug 22, 1886, Pelham Township, Welland, Ontario; d. 1944.

viii. BURWELL OSTROSSER, b. Abt. 1888.

3 children.

8. ix. EDWARD BLAKE OSTROSSER, b. Jul 08, 1890.

    1. MYRTLE MAY OSTROSSER, b. Nov 11, 1892, Fenwick, Pelham, Ontario; d. Abt. 1942, during the winter; m. JOSEPH WESLEY CRYSLER COOK, May 23, 1912, Pelham, Welland, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.); b. 1890, Rosedine.

 

Generation No. 3

5. SAMUEL H.3 OSTROSSER (JOHN HENRY2, PHILLIP1) was born Jun 27, 1868 in Fenwick, Pelham County, Ontario, and died May 02, 1939. He married (1) SARAH L. SMITH Sep 21, 1891 in Fenwick, Welland County, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.). She was born 1875, and died Nov 10, 1907 in Pelham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario (Source: Copy of certificate.). He married (2) ELLA MOOTE May 05, 1909 in Jordon, Lincoln County, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.). She was born Dec 10, 1863, and died Mar 12, 1945.

Burial: Tier 7 West, Lot 6, Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario

Notes for SARAH L. SMITH:

Parents Henry Francis (Frank) and Catherine (Stodler) Smith, sister of Esther.

Cause of Death: Diabetis

Notes for ELLA MOOTE:

Father George Moote (b:12/2/1830 Gainsborough, Lincoln Co, ON) mother Elisabeth Catherine Gregg (b:1/12/1839).

Child of SAMUEL OSTROSSER and SARAH SMITH is:

i. RETA ISABELL4 OSTROSSER, b. Oct 21, 1901, Welland County, Ontario (Source: Birth Record.).

6. JOHN FRANK3 OSTROSSER (JOHN HENRY2, PHILLIP1) was born Feb 13, 1871 in Gainsborough, Lincoln County, Ontario, and died Jun 13, 1939. He married ESTHER FOWLER SMITH Dec 08, 1891 in Fenwick, Welland County, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.). She was born Apr 24, 1873, and died May 22, 1924 in Pelham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario (Source: Copy of certificate.).

Burial: Tier 3 West, Lot 8&9, Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Notes for ESTHER FOWLER SMITH:

Parents Henry Francis (Frank) and Catherine (Stodler) Smith, sister of Sarah.

Burial: May 28, 1924, Tier 3 West, Lot 8&9, Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Cause of Death: Permicious Anemia

Children of JOHN OSTROSSER and ESTHER SMITH are:

i. HARRY FRANKLIN OSTROSSER, b. Nov 18, 1893, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Ontario; d. 1953. He married IDA GRACE COMFORT Jun 24, 1920 in Welland, Ontario. She was born 1899, and died 1949.

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Fenwick, Ontario (Source: Photo of headstone.)

Child: IDA OSTROSSER, b. Aug 01, 1927; d. Aug 01, 1927 (Source: Copy of certificate.). Cause of Death: Stillborn, cord around neck

ii. LELA H OSTROSSER, b. Mar 13, 1900.

iii. VERA OSTROSSER, b. Sep 28, 1910, Pelham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario; d. Sep 28, 1910, Pelham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario (Source: Copy of certificate.).

Cause of Death: Premature, lived 1 hour.

7. BEEMER EARL3 OSTROSSER (JOHN HENRY2, PHILLIP1) was born Aug 22, 1886 in Pelham Township, Welland, Ontario (Source: Birth Record.), and died 1944. He married ETHEL EVA DENNIS Dec 27, 1911 in Fenwick, Welland County, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.). She was born 1893.

Burial: Sec A Hillside Cemetery, Ridgeville, Pelham Township, Welland County, Canada

Occupation: Railroad man (Source: Copy of Letter written by Blake to Catherine Goodin in 10/21/1943.)

6 children.

More About ETHEL EVA DENNIS:

Burial: Sec A Hillside Cemetery, Ridgeville, Pelham Township, Welland County, Canada

8. EDWARD BLAKE3 OSTROSSER (JOHN HENRY2, PHILLIP1) was born Jul 08, 1890. He married FLORENCE MAE MCNEAL May 28, 1913 in Port Colborne, Welland, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate.). She was born 1888.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Wainfleet Township, Welland County

Medical Information: Blue eyes - not very tall.

Occupation: 1943, Railroad man (Source: Copy of Letter written by Blake to Catherine Goodin in 10/21/1943.)

1 daughter.

More About FLORENCE MAE MCNEAL:

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Wainfleet Township, Welland County

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Created: 17 December 2007
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