Dear Ostrander Library, On July 20th, I visited your library with Mayor
Scott Jones in the middle of a power-out thunderstorm. On August 13th
I returned and presented Scott with a 940 page Ostrander Family History
book for your library. Hopefully, it has found its way onto your stacks.
Inside the front cover is a dedication message from The Ostrander Family
Association. Our hope is that it will serve as a resource for the residents
of Ostrander, OH to research their community's namesake family. Your founder,
Shelemiah Ostrander, can be found on page 599, and his ancestors and descendents
can be traced throughout the book. There is only one Ostrander family
in the US and Canada. The "Big Book" is a voyage through history with
our family. We also have a quarterly newsletter, "De Bonte Koe", (which
in Dutch means "The Spotted Cow"), which we will send to you. This was
the name of the ship on which the first Ostrander family traveled to new
Amsterdam (New York City) in 1660. We also have a website, www.ostrander.org
which has a lot of interesting material. Mayor Jones presented The Ostrander
Family Association a very nice blanket of Ostrander, OH, for which we
thank you very much. We wish you many interesting look-ups in our "Big
Book" and should you have any questions or ideas, please let us know.
Attached is a photo of Scott and I exchanging presents and a close up of the blanket.
Kurt Brown, President