She was born in Putzig, Prussia, and on her baptism register her parents are recorded Lorenz Kuttni & Marianna Meyer. She was the oldest of 7 children, and married Anton Ostrowski when she was 33 years old. She immigrated with him and their children about 1868, and the family shows up on the Detroit 1870 census. She was the mother of 4 children, and she is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. Her son John married Elisabeth Lachowski in 1885.