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Orendorff, Thomas

Born: 1800-08-14 Spartanburg, South Carolina

Died: 1881-03-31 McLean County, Illinois

Flourished: 1823-1881 McLean County, Illinois

Orendorff settled in McLean County in 1823. In 1825, he married Melinda Walker. In 1827, he was the first coroner of Tazewell County. He was the county assessor for a time, and later gained an appointment as assessor and treasurer for McLean County. In 1850, he was living with his wife and nine children in McLean County, Illinois, where he was a farmer with $2,200 in real estate.

Gravestone, Blooming Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, 23; E. Duis, The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois (Bloomington, IL: Leader, 1874), 6-7, 10, 826.