Cyrus B. Ostrom was born in Bern, September 15, 1826 to Henry Ostrom (B. 1804, D. bef 1860) and Catherine West Cyrus was the oldest of nine children. George Rogers Howell recorded his middle initial as P.
Marriage & Children
After June 1, 1855, Cyrus married Emma Smith (B. 1834, D. 1916), who was the daughter of Asa Smith and Eva Warner, and the widow of William Wilday (B. 1825, D. Nov 1854). She has been recorded as Amy.
She brought three children into the marriage. Cyrus and Emma had the following children:
Cyrus Ostrom is remembered for having kept a huge pine log trough in front of the Reinhart hotel filled with small minnows in the spring and summer to be used for bait for fishing. In 1860 he was living in East Berne and working as a blacksmith. He and his wife had her daughter Mariah Wilday (B. abt Mar 6, 1853, D. Nov 6, 1882)and their two young children living with them.
|Name:||Cyrus B. Ostrum|
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Date of Birth:||15 Sept 1826|
|Names of Parents:||Henry Ostrom and Catherine West|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||26 Oct. 1861|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||91st NY Infantry|
|Killed in Action on:||14 June 1863|
|Place of Death:||Port Hudson, LA. |
|Place of Burial:||Port Hudson, LA|
|Additional Remarks: Cyrus' widow Amy Ostrom with guardian J. S. Brate first filed for his pension on Oct 1, 1863. "Killed in battle at Port Hudson June 14th 1863. Burried at Port Hudson"|
|Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Civil War Pension Index, Ancestry.com; American Civil War Soldiers, Ancestry.com under Cyrus Ostram; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
He was killed in battle at Port Hudson, June 14, 1863, and was buried at Port Hudson. After his death his wife Emma married James S. Brate (B. 1839, D. May 28, 1915). His wife Emma Smith Wilday Ostrom Brate died in 1916 and she was buried at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery in Westerlo, Albany Co, NY.
Additional Research Notes
Heroes of Albany
CYRUS B. OSTROM was born in Bern, September 15, 1826, and enlisted in Company D, Ninety-first Regiment, October 26, 1861. He was killed in battle at Port Hudson, June 14, 1863, and was buried at Port Hudson.
Killed in battle at Port Hudson June 14th 1863. Buried at Port Hudson
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817
- 1860 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- Civil War Pension Index at Ancestry.com
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
- Ancestry Military Databases