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Orth family of Pennsylvania

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  Christian Henry Orth (1773-1816) — also known as C. Henry Orth — of Pennsylvania. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa., March 24, 1773. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1801-04. Died in Baltimore, Md., 1816 (age about 43 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Luther Reily; uncle of Godlove Stein Orth.
  Political family: Orth family of Pennsylvania.
  Luther Reily (1794-1854) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, October 7, 1794. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1837-39. Died February 20, 1854 (age 59 years, 136 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Christian Henry Orth.
  Political family: Orth family of Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Godlove Stein Orth (1817-1882) — also known as Godlove S. Orth — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born near Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa., April 22, 1817. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1843-49; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1845; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1863-71, 1873-75, 1879-82 (8th District 1863-69, 7th District 1869-71, at-large 1873-75, 9th District 1879-82); died in office 1882; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1875-76. German ancestry. Died in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., December 16, 1882 (age 65 years, 238 days). Interment at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.
  Relatives: Nephew of Christian Henry Orth; uncle of Sarah M. Orth (who married Godlove Orth Behm).
  Political family: Orth family of Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Godlove Orth Behm (1828-1888) — also known as Godlove O. Behm — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa., January 7, 1828. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., March 14, 1888 (age 60 years, 67 days). Interment at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.
  Relatives: Married, February 23, 1851, to Sarah M. Orth (niece of Godlove Stein Orth).
  Political family: Orth family of Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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