Compiled by Linda Fluharty.
(This fundamental information was gathered while assisting a descendant. It is not comprehensive.)
Christopher Dorff was 18 when he mustered in 21 Mar 1864 to serve in Company "C" of the 7th West Virginia Infantry.
1850 Census, Upper Twp., Lawrence County, Ohio
Anthony Dorff, 38, Laborer, born PA
Lucinda, 22, born Ohio
Christopher, 4, born Ohio
Samuel, 1, born Ohio
1860 Census, Hamilton, Lawrence County, Ohio
Anthony Dorff, 48, day Laborer, $40, b PA
Lucinda Dorff, 32, b OH
Christopher Dorff, 15, b OH
Samuel Dorff, 10, b OH
Louisa Dorff, 3, b OH
Adeline Dorff, 7.12, b OH
Christopher Dorff married Anna Brown 14 May 1876 in Belmont County, Ohio.
1880 Census, District 26, Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
Chris Dorph, 32, Laborer, WV WV WV
Annie Dorph, 22, wife, OH PA OH
Frank, son, 3, OH WV OH
Edda, 2, Son, OH WV OH
Note: Father, Anthony must be dead; mother "Lucy" on same census page as Christopher.
1890 Census, Pultney & Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
Only his name is listed - "Chris Dorf."
1900 Census, Belmont County, Ohio
Christian Dorff, 53, b Apr 1847, Married 23 yrs., WV PA VA
Anna D Dorff, 46, b May 1854, 9 children/6 living, OH PA OH
Frank Dorff, 22, b May? 1878, Day Laborer, OH WV OH
Charley Dorff, 20, b Dec 1879, OH WV OH
Mary Dorff, 12, b Jan 1888, OH WV OH
Herman Dorff, 11, b May 1889, OH WV OH
Harry Dorff, 7, b June 1892, OH WV OH
Jewel Dorff, 4, b May 1896, OH WV OH
1910 Census, Belmont County, Ohio
Christopher Dorff, 64, Carpenter - House, Married 31 yrs., WV WV WV
Anna Dorff, 55, 9 children/6 living, OH PA OH
Hiram Dorff, 21, Spinner? Enamel Works, OH WV OH
Harry Dorff, 18, Coal Miner, OH WV OH
Julia Dorff, 14, OH WV OH
1920 Census, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Christopher, 74, OH WV WV
Anna, 65 OH PA OH
Herman, Son, 29, OH OH OH
Christopher Doerff applied for a government pension 9 July 1890. His certificate is #599472, issued in Ohio.
Anna Dorff died in Belmont County, Ohio 20 Dec 1932. - Volume #7097, Certificate #75961.