Charles K. Orendorff

20 July 1840–31 December 1915 (Age 75)
Bonneauville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles K.

When Charles K. Orendorff was born on 20 July 1840, in Bonneauville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Orendorf, was 33 and his mother, SUSAN,ANN FICKES, was 22. He married Catherine Wollet on 16 October 1859, in Bonneauville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 31 December 1915, in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bonneauville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles K. Orendorff
Catherine Wollet
Marriage: 16 October 1859
Mary Lilly Orendorff
Vincent Bernard Orndorff
Charles Edward Orendorff

Spouse and Children

16 October 1859
Bonneauville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States


    Mary Lilly Orendorff


    Vincent Bernard Orndorff



Parents and Siblings

    Peter Orendorf






World Events (7)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 23

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Ohrendorf, a habitational name, perhaps from Ohrdruf, near Gotha, or alternatively a variant of Ohrdorf, from Ohrdorf, a place on the Ohre river in Lower Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Orndorff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Orndorff in household of Peter Orndorff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Orendorff, "United States Census, 1880"

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