The OSTER family moved from the Bayfield & Goderich area of Huron County, Ont. to Stratton, Morely Township, Rainy River Dst. after 1895. From 1902-1940, John Joseph 'Joe' Oster ran the Stratton Post Office & Oster Brothers General Store. Joe was the son of Michael Thomas OSTER & Mary Elizabeth BANNON, who built their home on the shores of the Rainy River. In 1905, Joe Oster married Eliza Jane CRAIGEN, the daughter of Denis CRAIGEN (CREGAN) & Mary Ellen KENNELLY, both Irish immigrants. The CRAIGEN family moved to Stratton from the areas of Cloyne, Tweed & Kingston, all located in Lennox & Addington County, Ont.
I'm interested in exchanging information on any of the families of OSTER, CRAIGEN, BANNON, KENNELLY, MULVIHILL & McELROY as well as the collateral lines, ARMSTRONG, McMAHON, FLYNN, KAVANAUGH, RATHWELL, MURPHY, HUNT, BISHOP, & CULHANE, to name just a few.