From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 426-427


Albert Eastman, M. D., is a native of Oneida County, N. Y., born in 1832, a son of Amasa and Catherine Eastman, and grandson of Peter Eastman, a native of England, who came to the United States in the early part of the eighteenth century and settled in Connecticut, and subsequently moved to Oneida County, N. Y.  He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.  His mother, Catherine Eastman, was a descendant of the Stuyvsant family, of New York.  She was left an orphan at the age of twelve years, and supported herself by working at a sixpence a week.  She had one sister, but they were separated after their mother's death and were never again united.  Albert Eastman spent his early life on the home farm.. When twenty-two years of age he came West, and located in Illinois, subsequently moving to LaPorte, Ind.  Having from his boyhood a desire to be a physician, as soon as he was able he devoted his time to the study of medicine.  He is a close student, and has been a successful practitioner from the first.  His genial, courteous manners and sympathetic, kindly ministrations have won him many friends, and he has a large and constantly increasing practice.  His friends are not confined to his patients; the medical fraternity recognizing in him a devoted and successful brother, he enjoys their confidence and esteem.  Dr. Eastman was married in 1873 to Ella A., daughter of Jeffrey and Malvina (Fillmore) Francis, natives of New York, her mother being a niece of Millard Fillmore.  They have three children-- Edward, Ruby and Abby.  Dr. and Mrs. Eastman have a pleasant home, where they are surrounded by all that betokens comfort and refinement, and their friends find a welcome that assures them of the pleasure it gives to greet and entertain their guests.  Dr. Eastman enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, in the Eighty-ninth Illinois Infantry, and participated in all the varied fortunes of his regiment.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli