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Christian Orendorff b. 22 Oct 1856 Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL d. 30 Apr 1943 Wayland, Henry Co., IA: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian Orendorff[1]

Male 1856 - 1943  (86 years)


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  • Name Christian Orendorff 
    Born 22 Oct 1856  Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 30 Apr 1943  Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sugar Creek Cemetery
    Person ID I6019  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 

    Father Daniel Orendorff,   b. 1803, Burg-Gemunden, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1872, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Katherine Albrecht,   b. 8 Jul 1815, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1842 
    Family ID F4187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Madalene (Lena) Steinman,   b. 27 Feb 1861, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1948, Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1878  Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Daniel Orendorff,   b. 1879,   d. 1963  (Age 84 years)
     2. Amelia Orendorff,   b. 24 May 1881, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1973, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Lydia Orendorff,   b. 1884,   d. 1969  (Age 85 years)
     4. John Orendorff,   b. 1885,   d. 1970  (Age 85 years)
     5. Samuel Orendorff,   b. 1889,   d. 1891  (Age 2 years)
     6. Alice Orendorff,   b. 1895,   d. 1985  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F4180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1856 - Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Sep 1878 - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Apr 1943 - Wayland, Henry Co., IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wayland, Henry Co., IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit:
      Orendorff - Christian Orendorff, son of Daniel and Catharine (Albright) Orendorff, was born near Spring Bay, Ill., Oct. 22, 1856, and passed away at the home of his son, D.W. Orendorff, Wayland, Ia., April 30, 1943, at the age of 86 y. 6 m. 8 d.

      He was left motherless at the age of 2 years, and was taken into the home of an only sister, Mrs. Chriss Eigsti. Other members of his family included 3 brothers - Jacob, Daniel and Joseph - all of whom preceded him in death. He was received into the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth by water baptism and remained a faithful member until death. He was united in marriage with Lena Steinman, Sept. 19, 1878. They lived on a farm near Flanagan, Ill. Here their family of 6 children were born; one son Samuel passed away at the age of 2 years. In the spring of 1902 they moved to a farm near Wayland, Ia., in which community he spend the remainder of his life. His quiet and unassuming disposition won for him many friends. He was always much concerned about the welfare of his wife and children. Together he and his wife shared the joys and sorrows of wedded life more than 64 years. Those left to mourn are his wife, 5 children (Daniel W., Wayland, Ia.; Amelia, wife of P.H. Conrad, Peoria, Ill.; Lydia K., wife of P.H. Roth, Wayland, Ia.; John R., Spencer, Ia.; Alice M., wife of E.F. Gingerich, Iowa City, Ia.), 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich and assisted by Bro. Willard Leichty. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
      "Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
      The world's weary troubles and trials are past.
      In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
      Till God called him home to suffer no more."

  • Sources 
    1. [S432] Birky/Steinman Family Records.


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