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0STRANDER, Henry, clergyman, born in Marlborough (now Plattekill), New York, 11 March, 1781; died near Saugerties, New York, 22 November, 1872. He was graduated at Union in 1799, studied theology, was licensed in 1800, and in 1801 was settled as pastor of the Reformed church at Coxsackie, New York. He took charge of the church at Catskill in 1810, and two years later of the one at Caatsban, Ulster County, of which he was pastor until 1862, when he retired, he preached both in Dutch and in English, was a powerful orator, a vigorous writer, and a master of theological polemics. The degree of D.D. was given him by Rutgers in 1844. i)r. Ostrander was the author of several biographies in William B. Sprague's "Annals of the American Pulpit." Hey. William R. Gordon published his "Life," with extracts from an autobiography, selections from his letters, and fifteen of his sermons (1875).
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