Harvey Ostrand Sr.
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Harvey Andrew Ostrand Sr. (1891 - 1952)

Harvey Andrew Ostrand Sr.
Born in Ellison Bay, Door, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Escanaba, Michiganmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sturgeon Bay, Door, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Oct 2008
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Family tradition tells that Harvey was born in Sweden. However, his Department of Commerce Seaman's "Continuous Discharge Book" says that he was an American citizen born in Wisconsin.

As an adult his home address was 806 3rd St. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

He was a sailor on the Great Lakes and had a Captain's License.

He DJ'd a Swedish radio show in Door County, Wisconsin. Bob Ostrand had vinyl records of some of these shows.

Harvey's wife Eleanor died young from cancer, possibly at age 37.

In the 1940 census, the 48-year-old widower Harvey appears in a household in Sturgeon Bay with just his son Robert. [1]

Harvey died in 1952 and is buried in Bayside Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay. [2]


  1. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7VW-T12 : 15 March 2018), Harvey Ostrand, Ward 3, Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay City, Door, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-17, sheet 61A, line 6, family 185, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4474.
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #141131787

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