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John H. Ostrom


John H. Ostrom, of Moscow, Livingston County, graduated from the Normal School in 1860 and moved to Clinton, Louisiana to teach. He only taught one year before he was driven north because of the war. He enlisted in the Normal School Company, but became sick and never went south with them. He joined the 175th N.Y. regiment after he recovered, and was commissioned a second lieutenant, but did not last long with that regiment either, due to illness. He married Elizabeth Neemes, also an 1860 graduate. After the war, he entered the gold beating business, and died before 1885. (1)

1. Historical Sketch of the State Normal College at Albany, N.Y...., 182.

Documentation reproduced with permission of Chris Hunter and the Normal School Company website



Updated July 7, 2001